AZ Sec. of State candidate Shawnna Bolick is running…scared

October 20, 2021

The emails are being sent in rapid succession, with the obvious expectation that Republican voters have defective memories. Secretary of State candidate Shawnna Bolick seems to have forgotten that the GOP logo is the elephant, esteemed for its keen sense of recall. We also grasp the differences between primary and general elections.

Few voters are fans of single-term, coarse and crude democrat former Maricopa County Recorder Adrian Fontes, and were happy to see him defeated for his fondness for easy-to-manipulate mail-in ballots and ballot harvesting.*  Fontes is currently running for Secretary of State on the democrat ticket, preposterously hoping to oversee statewide elections. He faces a democrat primary challenger.

The words “democrat ticket” are crucial in this context, since Shawnna Bolick conveniently forgets she also faces a Republican August 2, 2022 primary election where she will be pitted against two other Republican candidates. This is not the first time she’s tried this misleading ploy, stating she has two democrat (she calls them their preferred label, “Democratic”) candidates running against her, giving them unnecessary prominence by naming them. The fact is, the two men are actually running against one another in the August 2022 primary, not against Bolick. The general election, in which the winners of their political party’s primary go head-to-head, will occur on November 8, 2022.

Scheming Bolick has doubled down on pitching for campaign donations, pleading,  “It’s me, Shawnna Bolick, asking for your help. I know my team e-mailed you yesterday, but I thought I would reach out myself.” Feigned desperation drips off her pleas.

Although she ran for the legislature, losing twice in LD 11, and is concluding her second term in the state legislature after slickly moving to a district with a vacancy, she strangely chooses to define herself as “not a politician.”

She is also trying to deflect from the fact that President Trump has endorsed in the race, and it isn’t Bolick who won his praise. State Rep. Mark Finchem secured the prized endorsement.

Additional background to help you vote wisely:

March 6, 2010: Shawnna Bolick and her friends

July 30, 2014:   How badly do you want a taco?

Sept. 14, 2021: Pres. Trump endorses AZ Rep. Mark Finchem for Sec. of State

Sept. 19, 2021: AZ Sec. of State candidate Shawnna Bolick tries to pull a fast one

Oct. 13, 2021:  Pres. Trump predicts “easy victory” for AZ SOS candidate Mark Finchem

* H/T Arizona Daily Independent

REMINDER TO OUR READERS: In accordance with our 2020 established policy, the word “democrat” or its derivatives will no longer be capitalized on this site. The exception is when the word is capitalized in quotes or beginning a sentence.


Pres. Trump predicts “easy victory” for AZ SOS candidate Mark Finchem

October 13, 2021

Secretary of State is ideal fit for Rep. Finchem

Our thanks to commenter State Delegate for a link to the National File report covering President Donald Trump’s recent rally in Des Moines, Iowa. He was joined on stage by AZ State Representative Mark Finchem, the conservative candidate running for Arizona Secretary of State.  Arizona does not have a lieutenant governor, so the next in line of succession is the secretary of state, making it a critically important post. The second paragraph of this report puts the magnitude of the office in context.

The National File report, Tough As Hell’: Trump Predicts ‘Easy Victory’ For Finchem After Arizona Candidate Speaks At Trump Rally, includes a brief video you won‘t want to miss.

Rep. Mark Finchem has not escaped the notice of President Trump as noted by numerous sites for a reason.  He’s knowledgeable, ethical, and possesses an enviable résumé


Speaking AZRepublicese: The left’s political word scam

October 7, 2021

Progressive is the word in which regressive leftists have taken refuge since it sounds forward thinking. Republicans, whose politically savvy radar allows us to recognize a con when we see it, find the word games puzzling, since we have no such reluctance in embracing patriotism and traditional values. Many of us revel in identifying ourselves as conservatives.

Arizona’s failing newspaper, which bizarrely and for the first time ever, didn’t print a Labor Day edition ostensibly to give its staff a holiday respite, employs Elvia Diaz, a radical editorial columnist. Her latest effort is mysteriously titled, “Rift between mayor, progressives.” 

What that means is up for debate, since Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego is a far left Democrat, and the council is dominated by like-thinkers. Although they farcically run without a party designation, the deceit is obvious. Since 1982 in an effort pushed by democrats, they run from specific districts rather than representing the city as a whole and working together of the betterment of Phoenix. There are currently three Republicans and five democrats including the mayor who has a vote. Diaz’ commentary is peppered with quotes from Gallego’s spokeswoman Jeanine L’Ecuyer.  If that name sounds vaguely familiar, she is recycled from being Janet Napolitano’s mouthpiece. Napolitano, Arizona’s worst governor, resigned to join Obama’s administration as Director of Homeland INsecurity.

Diaz’ opening sentence contains the heft of the column: “Don’t tell me Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego is turning into another Kyrsten Sinema —  stubbornly defying her own political base.” Diaz whines about the council members not all falling in line on city proposed wage hikes on government funded construction projects.

Diaz is so enraged that she has even come out of the slippery political language closet, actually using the verboten word “liberal” multiple times.

This post,Phoenix City Council elections expose ethnic divide,”  provides background on how the city council elections transmogrified into ethnic bastions, which serve no one well.


Law firm’s cheery farewell to do-nothing Rodney Glassman

October 6, 2021

Fake conservative, pro-abortion Glassman is no Reagan or Trump

On its website, Beus Gilbert McGroder law firm refers to itself as “a boutique law firm concentrating on high stakes litigation, real estate, zoning law, and catastrophic personal injury…demonstrating a relentless commitment to represent our clients’ interests.”

The listing of lawyers is impressive but also notable for one stand-alone designation. With the exception of the Founders, all 23 other attorneys are listed as members or associates. The sole exclusion is perpetually losing candidate Rodney Glassman, who is designated as “of counsel.” The term is a loose one, frequently used to designate casual relationships with firms.

We raise this issue due to the fact that founder Paul E. Gilbert has sent out a effusive and glowing mass email stating what a loss it will be to the firm to have Glassman pursue a race for Arizona Attorney General.

Gilbert, it is rumored, hired Glassman after his Fresno-based, wealthy agribusiness parents paid handsomely to have their son find a respectable landing spot from which to launch yet another campaign for which he is ill-prepared. The Arizona Attorney General’s Office is the largest law office in the state, with over 400 attorneys and 1,000 employees. Being Attorney General is an enormous responsibility representing government agencies as well as overseeing the Solicitor General’s Office, Child and Family Protection Division, Criminal and Civil Litigation Divisions and State Government Division. In addition to the Phoenix office there are also offices in Prescott and Tucson. Heading this office is not the place for a novice.

As contrived, Glassman responded to Paul Gilbert’s email with a pompous thank you, and a video in which he claims, “Like Presidents Trump and Reagan, I have experienced a political awakening to conservative thinking.” This is an odd claim since he gladly accepted Planned Parenthood’s endorsement just last year. He was also happy to take the UFCW Union endorsement.  Scroll through the union’s homepage to see his smiling picture alongside other democrats.

Glassman is a fraud, who is desperate to win after repeatedly losing every office he has ever run for except a Tucson City council seat, from which he resigned mid-way through the term.

No doubt the firm is weighted down by the egocentric, chronic political aspirant who has nothing to recommend him other than a burning desire to attain an office…any office. Paul Gilbert is likely all too happy to cheer Glassman — who hosts political soirees in the firm’s grand conference room — out the door, and make room for a lawyer who will actually work.

Acquaint yourself with Rodney Glassman. It’s critically important. SRAZ has been exposing the deceitful poser for years: We’ve posted these links previously, due to their level of importance:

March 16, 2018: Opportunist ex-Dem Glassman now GOP Corp. Com. candidate

July 15, 2018: Obvious cracks in AZ Corp. Com. candidate Glassman

July 1, 2020: Dem opportunist Rodney Glassman now a “conservative”

July 16, 2020: Lifelong “leopard” Glassman deviously changes his Dem spots

July 27, 2020: Planned Parenthood endorsed “conservative” Rodney Glassman

Sept. 7, 2021: Is political changeling Rodney Glassman seeking another job

Oct. 1, 2021: Rodney Glassman returns: Lacking expertise, absurdly announces for AZ AG


AZ Sen. Kyrsten Sinema hounded by her uncouth fellow dems

October 5, 2021

Even the privacy of a toilet isn’t off bounds for radical dems

Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema was ambushed and harassed by fellow democrats who boorishly followed her into an ASU restroom to harangue her over her failure to support Biden’s indefensible $3.5 trillion spending boondoggle. Sen. Joe Manchin (WV), the other democrat holdout has also been harassed for his opposition to the massive spending scheme encased in a bill which is 2,456 pages long and will be read by no one.

The fallaciously titled ‘Build Back Better Act’ includes a separate $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill and amnesty for illegal aliens, now compassionately referred to by the left as “migrants.” Brain-dead Biden insists the $multi-trillion bill costs “$0.”

Betsy McCaughey, Ph.D, a former Lt. Governor of New York, recently wrote an exposé posted on Townhall/Finance titled, “Dems’ Multitrillion Scam Bill,” which concisely explains the spending extravaganza that will fiscally burden our great-grandchildren’s great-grandchildren. Take a few minutes to become informed as to what the dems intend to ram down American‘s throats.

Seeing Red AZ is an unwavering conservative site, but we must acknowledge Sen. Sinema and Manchin’s opposition to this spending monstrosity and leftist vote-buying bill. Their actions have frustrated Biden’s handlers since the democrats hold only a single vote senate majority and either senator could sink the legislative overreach. In a display of disdain and to teach a class at ASU (where she was confronted), Sinema returned to Arizona on Friday, infuriating other D.C. dems as she refused to relinquish her crucial vote to the radical left which now controls the democrat party. The newly independent Sinema bares no resemblance to the Green Party member she was when she initially ran for the Arizona State Legislature, finishing last after garnering only 8% of the vote — becoming a democrat in 2004.

Ambitious Sinema’s a quick learner, but her flaccid reliability remains the overarching question.


AZ Regent Karrin Kunasek Taylor Robson supports huge raises for overpaid university presidents

October 4, 2021

With Gov. Doug Ducey term-limited, the list of those from both parties eager to lead the state continues to grow. Most are inexperienced dolts

Today we focus on Karrin Kunasek Taylor Robson, not to endorse her, but to expose the fact that as a Doug Ducey appointed member of the Arizona Board of Regents (ARBOR), she was instrumental in gifting extraordinary salary hikes and numerous additional bonuses to the presidents of ASU and UofA and university coaches as the depressed Biden economy and surging prices are negatively impacting Arizona taxpayers. Robson was appointed by Gov. Ducey in 2017 to an eight-year term.

Focusing on ASU President Michael Crow, his new base salary is $771,282 up from $714,150. This is separate from the $70,000 housing allowance, $10,000 car allowance and an “18 to 21% contribution” to Crow’s retirement funds. All of that is in addition to another $50,000 for achieving some of the goals he set last year.

The cagily written press release can be read here.

The astronomical tuition and other fees at the 3 state universities not only make ASU President Michael Crow one of the highest paid state university presidents in the nation, while dinging parents and students with tuition that is beyond the reach of many. Yet Crow has long advocated for reduced rates (in-state tuition) for illegals who he welcomes with open arms.

Karrin Kunasek Taylor Robson, married to wealthy developer Ed Robson 35 years her senior, self identifies as the founder and president of Arizona Strategies, a land-use strategy company, an impressive title…unless your husband is a longtime, successful developer. She was instrumental in rubberstamping these astronomical pay and benefit increases. Now she has the nerve to run for governor? The U.K.’s Daily Mail even covered  Ducey ignoring a phone call from then-President Trump, when the distinctive incoming ring tone “Hail to the Chief” played, Ducey, a McCain toady silenced it, proceeding to certify the questionable Biden victory.

Karrin Kunasek Taylor Robson a prominent Republican donor, has never held or run for political office, is now a governor wannabe with nothing to recommend her for the state’s top job other than marrying Ed Robson who indulges and finances her whims. At 92, Ed Robson is older than her father. She spoke volumes when she was conveniently “out of town,” during President Trump’s July 24, 2021 “Rally To Protect Our Elections!

She’s a Republican poser, undeserving of your vote for governor.


Fake conservative Kari Lake fails trying to speak Republicanese

October 3, 2021

Dem opportunistically turned Republican Kari Lake copies Rodney Glassman’s campaign tactics as GOP impersonator

When you’ve been a democrat Obama and Kerry donor who has magically morphed into not only a Republican — but a “conservative” candidate for AZ governor — it no doubt takes some time to get a handle on how to appropriately express yourself using your new persona while surviving a major case of political whiplash. Kari Lake even defended her donations to democrat presidential candidates, declaring, “A lot of people do that.”

How many Republicans?

Using her married last name Halperin, this* is just one of her donations. Zen Video is owned by her husband, Jeff, who made three separate donations to Obama, totaling $1,500 under his own name.

A former TV News teleprompter reader known for dropping the F-bomb on-air when she thought her mic was off, Kari Lake fell disastrously short when she labeled her recent fundraiser, “Back the Blue.” Attempting to use conservative support for law enforcement to give her event a boost, she obviously is unaware that the democrat party, defined by the jackass, identifies as “blue.” Even outraged democrats knew that as they reported Trump’s 2016 victory over Hillary, using the red/blue analogies (brief video) on the map.

Wiser Republicans, who are symbolized by the elephant, known for its long memory, embrace bright red. The conservative site you are currently reading is titled, Seeing Red AZ for a reason.

On the day of her Saturday event, Lake was still sending out emails saying, “It’s not too late to register.” Not a good sign for Lake, but proof that her campaign is headed south.

* Federal Election Commission finance date


Rodney Glassman returns: Lacking expertise, absurdly announces for AZ AG

October 1, 2021

Party-switching dem preposterously compares himself to Presidents Reagan, Trump

In the movie Batman Returns, a character named The Penguin is described as a sewer-dwelling super villain intent on terrorizing the city. In Arizona politics there is a character named Rodney Glassman who has zero ability to strike fear in his many opponents, and is more aptly compared to the Energizer Bunny, the logo for Energizer batteries.

Glassman just keeps running and running. The leftist who cut his political teeth working as a D.C. staffer for radical U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva, desperately desires political office. He has run for many and lost all but one, a Tucson City Council seat, from which he resigned before finishing his first term. Commitment takes a decidedly back seat to trying to grasp any political ring. Although Glassman suddenly has embraced the term “conservative” (slippery campaign ad) and now claims to be pro-life, he welcomed an endorsement from Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider just last year. He has run for every conceivable office including U.S. Senate, though his candidacy for democrat state chairman was the most telling. Had he won that position, unprincipled Rodney Glassman would have set policy for dems up and down the ballot to undercut Republican office holders and candidates.

Glassman is the only lawyer at the Beus Gilbert McGroder law firm to be listed with the iffy term “of counsel.” All of the others are partners, associates or members.

The Phoenix New Times revealed Glassman’s appalling lack of judgment in this report, Rodney Glassman raising cash for official who could vote to appoint him Assessor.

These are previous posts SRAZ has devoted to exposing conniving Glassman:

March 16, 2018:  Opportunist ex-Dem Glassman now GOP Corp. Com. candidate

July 15, 2018: Obvious cracks in AZ Corp. Com. candidate Glassman (Includes links to 2 exposés printed in other publications…one of which reveals Glassman‘s plagiarizing his college dissertation.) 

July 1, 2020:  Dem opportunist Rodney Glassman now a “conservative”

July 16, 2020: Lifelong “leopard” Glassman deviously changes his dem spots

July 27, 2020: Planned Parenthood endorsed “conservative” Rodney Glassman

Sept. 7, 2020:  Is political changeling Rodney Glassman seeking another job? 

SRAZ apologizes for the abundance of links, but Glassman’s renewed candidacy, now posing as a pro-life conservative, is too important to leave to chance. Knowledge is power.


Richer makes AZ GOP poorer, ditto Supervisor Bill Gates

September 30, 2021

Gateway Pundit (GP) has once again focused on Arizona in a revealing post titled, “Never-Trump Group Led by Bill Kristol Releases New Anti-Trump Ad Starring Angry Maricopa County RINOs (VIDEO).” The video carries a tagline, “Defending Democracy Together. “

An internet search reveals it is a Soros-connected entity, according to this Washington Free Beacon article. And Bill Kristol? He was outed by the Federalist as having been a democrat for years.

The article is linked here to provide more information regarding the nefarious big money group intent on negatively impacting our elections. Arizona is but one of the states where deceptive ad buys will run in order to undermine our election system.

Gateway Pundit writes, “The ad features two prominent Maricopa [elected officials] County Supervisor Bill Gates and Maricopa County Recorder Stephen Richer, who both claim to be Republicans.”

You must find time to read this crucial information, revealing the high dollar deceit being peddled by the far left, and the involvement of phony Republicans Stephen Richer, and Maricopa County Recorder and Bill Gates, (no, not that one) a member of the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, who both deny any semblance of fraud in the last election, despite evidence to the contrary. Facts don’t fit into the parameters of their scheme. In a tweet embedded under his emboldened name above, Gates claimed to be receiving “death threats.”


Pres. Trump gets bad advice in AZ Gov’s race

September 29, 2021

Fake Kari Lake was a democrat who donated to John Kerry’s and Barack Obama’s presidential campaigns

Loyal readers of this politically conservative site are well aware of the stalwart bond we share in support of President Trump. We recently applauded his endorsement of AZ Rep. Mark Finchem, a solid conservative, now running for Secretary of State.

Today, we have to step back from that strong support after his ill-advised endorsement of former television newsreader Kari Lake.

Lake, whose career consisted of reading the words written by others and placed before her on a teleprompter, does not possess a single credential that makes her capable of administering the 6th largest and the 14th most populous of the nation’s 50 states.

Kari Lake donated $850 to John Kerry’s and Barack Obama’s presidential campaign in 2004 and 2008, leaving the Republican Party, reregistering as an Independent before switching again to become a democrat in 2008. Now an unemployed faux Republican, she opportunistically switched back when she thought it would benefit her.

Lake also promoted far-left democrat Merrick Garland, Barack Obama’s out-the-door choice for a seat on the U.S. Supreme Court to replace conservative Justice Antonin Scalia who died while on a hunting trip. She claimed Garland had, “an impeccable resume.” Fortunately Garland‘s nomination stagnated and newly sworn-in President Trump announced the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch of the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals to succeed Justice Scalia. Garland is now Biden’s U.S. Attorney General, promoting radical policies.

Fake Lake was uncharacteristically silent when, as U.S. AG, Merrick Garland launched an irrational probe into Phoenix Police.

Throwing good sense to the winds is a recipe for disaster for the state of Arizona. Seeing Red AZ endorses State Treasurer Kimberly Yee in the AZ governor’s race. She does far more than reading prepared scripts on a teleprompter. Yee, who previously served as a state House and Senate member is well-versed in government. Her solid conservative credentials are impeccable. Pres. Trump needs a memory jogger:

July 26, 2021: “Conservative” AZ Gov candidate Kari Lake was an Obama democrat. Major new video added

Aug. 3, 2021: GOP hating newspaper promotes former dem Kari Lake as GOP governor. New video explains why

Sept. 23, 2021:  Fake “conservative” Guv candidate Kari Lake’s moral compass is broken