Jim O’Connor: Platform conservative announces for AZ GOP Chair

September 9, 2016

 PRESS RELEASE

Media Contact: Jim O’Connor 602-538-9387 and email: jwo@ronnoco3.com

Jim O’Connor Announces AZGOP Chairmanship Candidacy

During tonight’s (Thursday) LD 23 district meeting, Chairman Jim O’Connor announced his candidacy for the Arizona Republican Party Chairmanship election to be held at the January 28, 2017 AZGOP Statutory meeting.

“I am running to give AZGOP State Committeemen an opportunity to choose a Chairman who will incorporate the grassroots activists’ voices and ideas into the operation of our State Party. I intend to reopen the doors of party headquarters to Republican volunteers and take advantage of their willingness to offer their time, talents, and treasure to the party. I look to orchestrate a model of appropriate behavior from the top down.”

If given the opportunity to serve AZGOP members, O’Connor commits to holding monthly Zoom conference calls with all County Chairs, as well as face-to-face meetings once each quarter. “I pledge,” he said, “to build a more vibrant AZGOP on a foundation of trust, honor, respect, and adherence to party bylaws and the Republican Party Platform.”

O’Connor has been active in our Republican politics for the past 10 years, having served two-year terms as a Member at Large for CD 5 and CD 6. He was elected Chairman of LD 23 in November 2014, and serves on the Executive Guidance Council of the Maricopa County Republican Committee. During this past year, O’Connor spearheaded the effort to renounce the National Popular Vote Compact legislation, which moved through the Arizona State House. As part of that continuing effort, he built a team to educate legislators and PCs statewide about the failings of this foolish idea. The compact, if passed, would subvert the will of the people of Arizona, by mandating that electoral votes go to the winner of the national popular vote, even if it differs from the actual Arizona result.

The most salient example of O’Connor’s effectiveness in building the party and motivating volunteers was his success in working with his district’s Precinct Captains and Area Directors to appoint 135 new Precinct Committeemen in LD 23.

He encourages all newly elected Precinct Committeemen interested in voting in the statutory meeting election to place their names on their District or County ballots for the position of State Committeeman. Only State Committeemen are eligible to vote in the race for State Party Chairman.

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Jim O’Connor (file photo)


March 15, 2016 primaries: We’ve got what you’re looking for

March 15, 2016

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Real Clear Politics provides the most recent polls to ponder, as the five presidential primary states of Florida, Illinois, Missouri, North Carolina and Ohio offer us edge-of-our-seat suspense.

Polls close in most states at 7 p.m. ET. The all important delegate calculator can be seen here.

View election results here.


Establishment endorsements Rubio’s kiss of death

March 9, 2016

Did Mitt Romney’s robo calls supporting Rubio deal the fatal blow or was it Rubio’s earlier amnesty collusion with McCain, Flake, and Schumer’s Gang of Eight?

Hanging with the McCain cabal has not been a winning plan for Marco Rubio. His losing streak could force him to abandon his campaign before the Florida Primary — where a full-throated, humiliating rebuke in his home state would hobble any future political aspirations for the 44-year-old. 

Politico carries the key 2016 Presidential Primary results by state. Click on the individual states for the percentages, raw numbers and delegate info. Real Clear Politics has the delegate count. Rubio did not win a single delegate Tuesday.

Adding to Rubio’s devastation came this sucker punch from Steve Schmidt, McCain’s chief strategist for his disastrous 2008 presidential campaign. Schmidt told MSNBC that Rubio’s rationale for continuing to stay in the race was based on “a fantastical, alternate reality vision of the universe.”

In truth, the alternative reality took root when he joined with McCain’s amnesty gangsters. This is also the issue that doomed Jeb! Bush‘s presidential aspirations. The amnesty syndicate has an agenda in which acquiescing politicians are considered collateral damage.


RIP: David Gage, former Maricopa County GOP chair

September 24, 2014

We note with sadness the passing of David Gage, former chairman of the Maricopa County Republican Party. He was elected to that post in 1971 at age 32. 

David was a respected lawyer who had an exemplary career and also devoted time to serving his community.

Time and place of the memorial service to honor his life can be found here.


Flag Day: A fitting birthday for a proud American

June 14, 2013

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Happy birthday to both our flag and our sheriff

 Today, Flag Day, is also the birthday of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio. How fitting that this proud American, the son of Italian immigrants, celebrates his own special day with that honoring one of the enduring symbols of our liberty. As we fly our flags today, it’s worth reflecting on the many legal immigrants who came to this country through the front door, learned the language of our country, joyfully became citizens, and worked tirelessly to make lives as Americans in this great nation.

Sheriff Arpaio’s distinguished career in law enforcement, including worldwide assignments with the federal Drug Enforcement Administration, are indicative of the national pride instilled in such grateful immigrant American families, appreciative of the opportunities afforded them. He concluded his remarkable federal career as head of the DEA for Arizona. Read his bio here.

Flag Day traditions are a meaningful part of our nation’s history. Facts regarding the background of this uniquely American holiday are provided by the National Flag Day Foundation. Take a few minutes and acquaint yourself with some of the fascinating information provided. Congress adopted the Stars and Stripes as the official flag of the United States on June 14, 1777.

The Pledge of Allegiance (click here)

I Pledge Allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.


Sheriff Arpaio trips, breaks shoulder

February 28, 2013

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Sheriff Joe Arpaio broke his left shoulder earlier today.  He’s obviously on the mend. After a tender kiss from his wife Ava, here he is giving an update:

 

We wish our Maricopa County Sheriff the very best and a rapid recovery.  We need this good man on the job!

Follow him on Twitter@RealSheriffJoe

Read the AZ Family News 3 report.


Obama’s magical job figures exposed

October 6, 2012

Just in time for the 2012 election, employment suddenly skyrockets by 873,000 — the biggest one month jump since 1983

Noel Sheppard of NewsBusters writes: “The unemployment rate decreased to 7.8 percent in September, a number certain to impact the presidential race. Pundits have been saying for months this number had to drop below 8 percent for it not to be a hindrance to President Obama’s reelection chances.

The economy added 114,000 nonfarm payrolls in the month according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics with gains in healthcare, transportation and warehousing.

Truly shocking in the report was that the number of unemployed people dropped by 456,000 to 12.1 million.

Maybe more shocking, total employment, as measured by the Household Survey, rose by 873,000 in September to 142,974,000, the biggest one month jump since June 1983.

As such, total employment now stands at the highest level it’s been since December 2008 before Obama was inaugurated. But even more mysterious is the divergence in the two surveys done by Hilda Solis’ Labor Department.

The Household Survey showed a gain of 873,000 people employed in September – resulting in the surprise drop in the unemployment rate – while the Establishment Survey only showed a rise of 114,000.

Hmmm.”