It’s time to ditch McCain’s negative influence, not embrace it

November 20, 2017

MCRC Briefs makes mention of an upcoming fundraiser referred to as a “Red Hot & Blue BBQ.” The event, benefits two “moderate” incumbent state Representatives, Jill Norgaard (LD-18) and Maria Syms (LD-28) and one retread candidate, Shawnna Bolick, who has switched legislative districts for a better shot at the political golden ring. She’s previously missed the mark twice in her old hunting ground.

The event, featuring Diamondbacks legend Luis Gonzalez will be hosted at the Paradise Valley home of Debbie and Bill Cheatham.

Many remember Bill Cheatham as the McCain Inc. backed choice, clobbered in his attempt to unseat conservative Rob Haney as Maricopa County Republican Chairman. Cheatham not only failed, he failed miserably.

Haney, the former Legislative District 11 chairman (now reconfigured as 28), was swept to victory garnering almost 70 percent of the ballots cast in the county race. His slate of officers also won overwhelmingly. The six Maricopa County Committee by-law changes were also big winners, as each won by over 1,000 votes.

The full account of that Jan.8, 2011 meeting can be read here.

And while we’re on the topics of actual conservatives vs. the McCain influence, women candidates, and the 2018 election cycle, take a look at the most recent polling figures in the Arizona U.S. Senate race, provided by Phoenix-based OH Predictive Insights. Conservative Dr. Kelli Ward, running an issues centered campaign, crushes CD-2 incumbent Martha McSally in the primary. Outside of her left-leaning Pima County base, McSally’s name ID is low. Revily polling positions Ward as the front-runner in an early match up with Democrat Kyrsten Sinema (CD-9), who has magically transformed herself from radical to mainstream. (The linked post was written just before Jeff Flake shut down his reelection campaign.)

This Arizona race will be defining not only for our state, but will have far-reaching consequences nationally. .After years in the Republlicrat wilderness, we finally have a conservative candidate. Do what you can to get Dr. Kelli Ward elected.

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Fed. Judge dismisses charges against former sheriff Joe Arpaio

October 5, 2017

Following the presidential pardon of former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, U.S. District Court Judge Susan Bolton has dismissed a guilty verdict against him.

U.S. Department of Justice lawyers and Arpaio’s defense team requested the dismissal. Arpaio had been found guilty in July of misdemeanor criminal contempt for “flagrant disregard” of a judge’s order. He faced up to 6-month’s incarceration.

Bolton had denied Arpaio the jury trial he requested, opting to sit as both judge and jury herself. Joe Arpaio was an immensely popular sheriff, having been elected to an unprecedented 6-four-year terms.

Relentless, in-tandem, daily attacks by the local newspaper’s editorial board, columnists, reporters and cartoonist, coupled with the infusion of $ 2 million pumped into the campaign of Arpaio’s Democrat challenger Paul Penzone by Socialist billionaire George Soros, proved too much for the respected sheriff to overcome. Politico reports Soros is on a mission to overhaul the U.S. criminal justice system to fit his radically left-wing ideal. In a display of gratitude to his benefactor, Penzone entered office by referring to illegal invaders as “guests.”

The charges against Arpaio, which many viewed as the culmination of a witch hunt, stemmed from his office’s enforcement of the law relating to illegal immigration. Arpaio had not yet been sentenced when the president issued the pardon in August.

Denied the perp walk and mug shot that was always the newspaper’s end game, it greeted the news of the dismissal with a small two sentence front page report, continuing with a jump to a page 10. The Diamondbacks victory over the Rockies dominated Page One, complete with an oversize photo of the game’s relief pitcher. The Arizona Republic’s despair is palpable.

Arpaio is quoted as saying, “I’m happy the conviction was dismissed, especially since I am not guilty.” He also praised President Trump, saying, “It took me 85 years to find my hero and it’s the president of the United States.”

Classic Joe.

We join Arizona’s law-abiding citizens in wishing him well.


Key info preceding AZ GOP Jan. 28th meeting

January 27, 2017

Jim O’Connor is the conservative candidate for AZ GOP chairman

Republican Briefs is a reliable source for the latest news and updates from a conservative prospective. Editor Frost Taylor’s insights and straightforward reporting are a dependable daily read for many GOP grassroots activists.

That’s why we link directly to her Friday post.  If you are an elected  state committeeman attending the Saturday, Jan. 28 Statutory Meeting, you will benefit from having this information before you vote for intra-party officers and Resolutions.

Earlier this week, Seeing Red AZ wroteIt’s time to take back the AZ Republican Party,” along with an update. It contains a powerful video featuring Tim Horn, first Vice Chair of Legislative District 23, Jim O’Connor’s home district —  exposing outgoing chair Robert Graham’s disenfranchisement scheme to rig the election for his chosen successor Jonathan Lines. 

Jonathan Lines is the establishment candidate for Republican state chairman, endorsed by the untrustworthy Robert Graham and linked to the unsavory senate duo of McCain and Flake — who have been instrumental in purging conservatives from precinct committeemen posts.

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* Photo: McCain, Unknown, Jonathan Lines, Jeff Flake   What a nice cozy little group this is for a man who denies he is a McCain supporter.  Would YOU have dinner with these people?

Photo and caption: Arizona Freedom Alliance


General Election Results: AZ & National — Nov. 8, 2016

November 8, 2016


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WE’VE GOT WHAT YOU’RE LOOKING FOR

Arizona election results can be accessed HERE, via the Arizona Secretary of State.

Federal races, including the President of the United States, U.S. Senate, and U.S. Congressional Representatives in Districts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9 can be seen HERE.

State Representatives and Senate candidates, listed by legislative district are available HERE.

Propositions 205 (recreational marijuana legalization) and 206 (raising the minimum wage). Results can be viewed HERE.

Maricopa County election results are available HERE.

Judicial retention votes can be viewed HERE.

Polls opened at 6:00 a.m. this morning and will close at 7:00 p.m. If you haven’t voted by early ballot, locate your polling place HERE. Returns should begin to be available starting around 8:00 p.m.

Fox News Live national election coverage HERE.

CBS News also has Live Presidential Updates: HERE.


AZ Primary Election: The numbers are a’changin’

September 4, 2016

Elected Precinct Committeemen are under siege again

The ponderous Primary Election count has continued long past Tuesday. Winners become losers and losers, winners as the Maricopa County Recorder’s Office processes thousands of mail-in and provisional ballots.

Congressional District 5 candidate Christine Jones, earlier considered the victor, appears to have lost by 9 votes — 29.47% to 29.48%  to former state Senate President Andy Biggs in the final tabulation early Saturday. Jones has already assembled a team of lawyers and election experts to mount a challenge to the updated numbers.

Even County Recorder Helen Purcell, who oversees elections, is not immune to the vagaries of ballot counting. She has also watched as her political light dimmed and brightened, first being declared the runner-up to challenger Aaron Flannery and then called as the winner by 185 votes— or 50.03% to his 49.97% — at the last count — Saturday 2:03 am.

All of the vote totals can be seen here.

Recounts, as spelled out in Arizona Revised Statutes, Title 16, Chapter 4, Article 12, are sure to be in the future.

If you ran for election as a precinct committeeman, your wait will be even longer. The final tabulation won’t be available until the proverbial cows come home — probably Wednesday Sept. 7. The elections take on larger significance since longtime PCs, the unpaid, grassroots workers of the political parties are once again having an elbow thrust in their gut, as the GOPe (establishment) is working with Team McCain to oust McCain disloyalists — real or imagined— from the party ranks. Concerted efforts include purposely overfilling the allotted number of committeemen allowed in each precinct and then either mailing out or hand delivering cards to households with the names comprising a “conservative slate.”  The maneuver is intended to aid the establishment by knocking actual conservatives off the roster. The fact that these are loyal Republican workers is of no consequence when it comes to the down in the weeds, devious schemes few would expect U.S. Senators to engage in.

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This is not a new phenomenon. Former Sen. Jon Kyl engaged in these underhanded tactics in 2012. As we pointed out at that time, the precinct committeemen elections are crucial since it is the elected precinct committeemen who elect the party leadership. Having conservatives in these posts hinders the efforts to have malleable stooges voted in to do the biding of the Republicrat honchos, who invariably push for amnesty immediately after they are reelected.

After McCain was censured by elected state committeemen at the 2014 annual Statutory Meeting of the State Committee of the Arizona Republican Party, he undertook a mission to replace conservatives. His scheming with out-of-state Obama donors made the national news. Read about his tyrannical tactics in Front Page mag, Breitbart. and POLITICO.


Schmuck shrinks from exposure

June 1, 2016

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Candidate rolls out unusual LD 18 state senate campaign

 It’s unusual for a candidate to solicit funds by offering to personally “make a commitment” to match every donation “dollar for dollar.” It’s even more unusual to omit the party designation with which that candidate aligns. 

Within a week of launching his latest campaign — he ran and lost in 2008 — Frank Schmuck email blasts out:

“Today is the final day of the financial reporting period. That means I only have 24 hours left to build as big a war chest as possible before the next finance report. In other words, it is critical for me to show my opponent right now that I’m serious about this race and that I plan on winning.” (SRAZ omitted the screaming bold face type, excessive exclamation points and puerile underlining.)

The Republican and Democrat Parties have very different platforms which reflect conflicting positions on a wide range if issues. In order to detect where Frank Schmuck’s political comfort zone is, it took a search of his name at the Secretary of State’s campaign website to find out he’s registered as a Republican. Why he doesn’t want to tell potential voters that fundamental fact, one can only guess.  Unfortunately for Schmuck who obviously wants to appeal to anyone, none of the answers would be satisfactory. Arizona is a state where the top elective offices are solidly in the GOP column, as are the majority of legislators and Maricopa County elected officials. Many conservative Republican precinct committeemen have dedicated themselves to making those facts reality and have much to be proud of.  A search through the incumbent state senator’s donor records reveals an establishment crony, and a list heavy with lobbyists, McCain allies and PACs.

There’s a lot to run on, not from. But right out of the gate, Schmuck has oddly chosen the wrong path.


BREAKING: McCain’s fumbles take center stage at AZ Prez convention

April 30, 2016

A score of anti-John McCain activists distributed hundreds of “McCain Fumbles,” five-inch pressure relief foam footballs at the Arizona Republican Presidential Preference Convention held at the Mesa Convention Center Saturday morning.

The four panels imprinted on the footballs enumerated long-held complaints conservatives have against John McCain. The messages urge voters not to renew McCain’s contract and to make him a free agent.

Word has it that AZ GOP chairman Robert Graham was not pleased with the footballs. Some railbirds were overheard opining the footballs were payback for Graham’s tyrannical behavior at the state GOP January 2015 meeting and Graham’s siding with the Republican establishment against conservative elected precinct committeemen during his terms as state GOP chair.

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