Here is a recent quote from AZCentral from Mayor Smith on education: "As a Conservative, I believe strongly that education is best governed at the local level, far from Washington. Achievement standards should be determined by the states. The curriculum used to meet these standards must be set by the state and local districts, and should be flexible to allow our teachers to adjust their teaching to recognize the unique needs of schools and students. I believe the Arizona College and Career Ready Standards accomplish these objectives, and I support their implementation. We owe every child in Arizona the opportunity to start their careers or higher education ready to succeed."
We need your voice, we need your time, and we need your financial support.
Please stand with Mayor Scott Smith in support of higher education standards and expectations by clicking here.
Saturday, March 29, 2014
Mayor Smith is the only Republican candidate for Governor that supports Governor Brewer's higher education standards for our children. In case you missed it, below is an email from our campaign on higher education standards and expectations.
Thursday, March 27, 2014
Growing Number of Arizona Republican Leadership and Grassroots Support Mark Brnovich for Attorney General
“We are building a ground game and an army of dedicated supporters and volunteers who are going to ensure we win the Republican primary this August. I can’t thank everyone enough for their support.” - Mark Brnovich
Today, Republican candidate for Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced another list of support by Republican grassroots leaders and party leadership from across Arizona. The second round of supporters includes:
- Teresa Wright - Legislative District 21 1st Vice Chair
- Nathan Brown - ASU College Republican Treasurer
- Shirley Dye - LD 6 Republican Activist
- Vince Manfredi - City of Maricopa GOP Chair
- Susan Cohen - Prescott Republican Activist
- Pam Miller - Prescott Republican Activist
- Bill Feldmeier - Yavapai County Republican Activist
- Richard Mihalik - Congressional District 1 Member-at-Large
- Sean McClusky - LD 10 Republican Precinct Committeeman
- Lori Oien - LD 10 Republican Precinct Committeeman
- Anita Christy - Gilbert and Payson Republican Activist
- Aaron Borders - LD 29 Republican Activist
To date, more than 35 Republican activists, district leaders, county leaders, and state leaders have endorsed Mark Brnovich for Attorney General in the Republican primary. They join former U.S. Senator Jon Kyl, Congressman Trent Franks and Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery in supporting Mark Brnovich over his opponent.
ABOUT MARK BRNOVICH
Mark Brnovich is a Republican candidate for Attorney General. He is challenging Tom Horne in the August Republican primary. Raised in Arizona, Mark Brnovich is a graduate of Arizona State University. Mark is an experienced federal and state prosecutor. To follow the campaign, please visit https://www.facebook.com/Mark4AZ
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The Goldwater legacy is strong both in Arizona and across the nation. Sen. Barry Goldwater’s book, The Conscience of a Conservative, instilled in many – including me – core conservative principles still relevant throughout the Republican Party.
Today, I am honored to announce that Sen. Goldwater’s son, former Congressman Barry Goldwater, Jr., has endorsed my campaign for Arizona governor. From his endorsement:
"Doug Ducey has earned my vote for governor because he has shown through both his business and public sector experience that he has the conservative-driven principles we need to accelerate the economy, balance the budget and provide leadership. His thoughtful approach to policy issues and steady direction reflect what is best for Arizona, and that is why he is my choice for governor.”
I’m proud to add Barry’s voice to our growing list of supporters. If you also believe in the Goldwater legacy, please consider making a donation to my campaign and helping me spread our shared message of economic strength and leadership. Whether it’s $2, $20 or $200, every penny helps.
Thanks so much!
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
You may have heard me say before that in solving some of our greatest problems, I believe freedom and opportunity are the answer. Nowhere is this sentiment more clearly demonstrated than in the free enterprise system. It empowers individuals to earn their own success, however they define it for themselves. It is the antithesis of government handouts and overbearing social programs.
At its heart, the beauty of free enterprise is what drives many conservatives like me, which is why I am honored to have earned the endorsement of Arizona’s Free Enterprise Club PAC.
From their endorsement:
“Ducey is a committed free market fiscal conservative who won’t shy away from making tough decisions or taking on big challenges...His leadership is what we need to craft free market, pro-growth oriented policies that make Arizona a great place to work and live.”
I’m humbled by their endorsement and, as governor, I will lead the state with our shared principles of economic prosperity and limited government.
But I need your help to get there. Please join the thousands of Arizonans who have signed my nomination petition by adding your name today. Let's help Arizona up its game and grow our economy.
Thank you for your support!
Pima County support is crucial to restoring AZ-CD01 to its conservative values. With the help of key supporters like Marana Town Council Member Patti Comerford, we are well on our way to taking Arizona solutions to Washington. Have a look at what Patti had to say below:
"Marana needs a battle-tested conservative like Andy Tobin now more than ever. Tobin has been fighting the battles that others only talk about. He’s been working towards a better Arizona for the better part of a decade. He has worked hard to shield Arizona from ObamaCare. He has made our state the freest in the country when it comes to 2nd Amendment rights. While others talk about what they’ll do to limit government, Andy has cut Arizona’s state government by more than 20 percent. While others talk about the need for a balanced budget, Andy has balanced ours! He will faithfully represent our vote in Congress. It is for these reasons that I am endorsing Andy Tobin for U.S. Congress in Arizona’s 1st Congressional District."
~ Marana Town Council Member Patti Comerford
We are nearing the end of another crucial fundraising period. Help us send a clear message to Kirkpatrick and Pelosi that Arizona will not be fooled. We’re trying to raise $4373 by the end of the day. Please click the donate button below to send $13, $33, $53 or $533. We need your help!
Please take a few minutes right now to donate to the campaign.
In six days, the campaign has to close the books on the first quarter of fundraising in 2014.
It’s our first quarter of an election year, and we need to have a strong showing to be able to combat the liberal attack ads that are sure to flood our district.
In order for us to continue our fight to hold Obama and the Democrats accountable, we need your support.
Make an URGENT contribution of $15, $25 or even $2555 right away to help us have a strong first quarter.
Your gift will help us organize our grassroots efforts to win our election and make sure Nancy Pelosi does not return to the Speaker’s chair.
Please do not delay. There are only six days left until the first major deadline of 2014. Make a gift of $55 today.
Andy Tobin for U.S. Congress
Shawnna Bolick Receives Endorsements from AZ Corporation Commission Chairman Bob Stump and Commissioner Brenda Burns
Phoenix, AZ- March 26, 2014- Today, Shawnna Bolick, Republican candidate for Arizona House of Representatives in Legislative District 28, received Arizona Corporation Commission Chairman Bob Stump's and Commissioner Brenda Burns' endorsements.
"Shawnna's knowledge and expertise in critical policy areas affecting the State of Arizona are hard to come by," stated Chairman Stump. "I know Shawnna has what it takes to be an effective legislator and a strong communicator. She is not only committed to understanding the big picture but is willing to delve into the weeds to craft sound public policy."
"Shawnna is a strong fiscal conservative who will prioritize the needs of Arizona. Watching her raise her two children I know how important education and the future of the state are to her," declared Commissioner Burns. “Shawnna is a quick study and eager to roll up her sleeves to find the right mix of pro-growth ideas benefiting the state. Arizona should be so lucky to have her willing to serve us in such a capacity."
“I am honored to have Chairman Stump's and Commissioner Burns' endorsements. Bob and I are both students of public policy and understand that sound policy often means fine tuning the details. Brenda has always been a role model and someone I would like to emulate in leadership in the Legislature. I have a great deal of admiration for both Bob and Brenda," said Bolick.
Shawnna Bolick has lived in Legislative District 28 for 13 years. Shawnna and her husband, Clint, have two children, Ryne (11 ½) and Kali (9), plus their five year old rescued greyhound, Beary Goldwater, living in the shadows of Squaw Peak.
Shawnna L.M. Bolick can be reached via email at email@example.com, or via cell at 602-842-1912. For more information about her campaign please visit www.BolickforArizona.com
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Tuesday, March 25, 2014
“Just because you open your business to the public, that doesn’t mean the public has the right to run your business.”
Today, Republican candidate for Attorney General Mark Brnovich issued the following statement:
The contraceptive case that was argued before the U.S. Supreme Court this morning is one of the most important cases the nation’s top court will hear this year, or any year. At the heart of the debate is whether businesses such as Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood Specialties or religious organizations such as the Little Sisters of the Poor have the right to be forced by the government to provide coverage for services such as abortion pills, contraception, or sterilization, despite a deeply rooted religious or moral objection.
The fundamental question is whether a business owner’s personal religious beliefs are overruled by the contraception mandates covered under Obamacare. If we lose the concept of religious liberty and the government is able to force business owners to pay for things such as the morning-after pill, how soon will it be before we lose the concept of property rights in this country?
As I recently stated in a National Review Online interview, just because you open your business to the public, that doesn’t mean the public has the right to run your business - and certainly, neither does the government.
Visiting the nation’s capital just a few days before the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments … Brnovich returns to the issue of religious liberty, emphasizing that if we lost it, we would be losing something fundamental.
The traditional image of Lady Justice, often seen in courthouses and halls of government, has both scales and a sword. Don’t forget that sword, Brnovich cautions, as if to remind himself as much as anyone else. Reflecting on some of the executive and judicial tendencies of the day, he says it is “bad enough when politicians get into the business of picking winners and losers.” When you have the power of the state sword you have a “solemn obligation” and “are held to a higher standard.” Above all, this means using that power to protect and defend the innocent and vulnerable.To read Mark Brnovich’s full interview with National Review Online, click here.
Have you heard about the contraceptive case argued before the U.S. Supreme Court this morning? At the heart of the debate is whether businesses such as Hobby Lobby or religious organizations such as the Little Sisters of the Poor have the right to be forced by the government to provide coverage for services such as abortion pills, contraception, or sterilization, despite deeply rooted religious or moral objections.
Shouldn’t a business owner’s personal religious beliefs outweigh the contraception mandates required under Obamacare? If we lose the concept of religious liberty and the government is able to force business owners to pay for the morning-after pill, how soon will it be before government mandates trump property rights in this country?
As I recently stated in a National Review Online interview, just because you open your business to the public that doesn’t mean the public has the right to run your business - and certainly, neither does the government.
The need for a strong Attorney General to fight back against the overreach of the Obama Administration is now greater than ever. Whether it be Obamacare, the EPA, or private property rights, the Attorney General is the last line of defense against the abusive overreach of the federal government.
Elections have consequences. I am concerned that if my primary opponent is nominated, Republicans will lose the general election to a liberal Democrat who will selectively enforce our laws and become the mouthpiece of the Obama administration here in Arizona.
I promise you I will defend Arizona’s laws and push back against the federal government when it infringes upon the rights of all Arizonans, including business owners. I promise you that I will fight to protect the most vulnerable in our society whether it be the unborn, children, or seniors.
If you’d like to donate to my campaign, please donate online. Any amount is greatly appreciated and will help us meet our March fundraising goals.
March 25, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
“Tobin has been fighting the battles that others only talk about.”
Today, Andy Tobin picked up additional support from a key area in Arizona’s 1st Congressional District. Marana Town Council Member Patti Comerford cites Andy’s fight against ObamaCare and for 2nd Amendment rights as reasons for her endorsement.
“Marana needs a battle-tested conservative like Andy Tobin now more than ever,” said Marana Town Council Member Patti Comerford. “Tobin has been fighting the battles that others only talk about. He’s been working towards a better Arizona for the better part of a decade. He has worked hard to shield Arizona from ObamaCare. He has made our state the freest in the country when it comes to 2nd Amendment rights. While others talk about what they’ll do to limit government, Andy has cut Arizona’s state government by more than 20 percent. While others talk about the need for a balanced budget, Andy has balanced ours. He will faithfully represent us in Congress. It is for these reasons that I am endorsing Andy Tobin for U.S. Congress in Arizona’s 1st Congressional District."
“In Marana, Patti is known as a no-nonsense conservative fighter, ” said Tobin. “Having the support of this incredible community is humbling and motivating at the same time. I have been fighting for individual freedom and conservative values for years in Arizona. We have employed solutions in our state that I look forward to bringing to Washington on behalf of Marana voters and the entire state of Arizona. I sincerely thank Patti for her enthusiastic endorsement.”
ABOUT ANDY TOBIN:
Andy Tobin and his wife of 28 years, Jennifer, are the proud parents of five children- three daughters and two sons. Tobin is a small business owner who has devoted his life to positively affecting his community through job creation, public service and advocating for conservative principles. Tobin’s focus has been on creating sustainable jobs, helping small businesses succeed, building a stronger middle class and putting Arizona back on track. While serving as Speaker of the Arizona House of Representatives, Tobin drastically cut government by 25 percent, balanced Arizona’s budget and presided over the largest tax cuts in Arizona’s history, saving Arizona taxpayers millions of dollars.
Tobin has fought for your family’s freedoms, your prosperity and your community for the past six years while serving in the Arizona Legislature. He continues to lead the fight to stop the implementation of the disastrous ObamaCare. As your Representative in Congress, Andy Tobin will represent your voice, and lead the charge in fighting for you against the wasteful spending, government intrusion, and out-of-touch insiders that are taking away your freedoms.
Join Andy Tobin today!
For more information, please contact Tobin for Congress Campaign Manager Craig Handzlik at firstname.lastname@example.org or 928-275-1417
Monday, March 24, 2014
Wow! Three Arizona woman leaders just endorsed
Thank you for all of
your continued support. Today, I was proud to receive endorsements from three
past Federation of Republican Women Presidents. These women are leaders in the
Conservative movement and I am honored to have their support!
Representative Barton is a staunch proponent of women’s involvement in
politics…she continues to share her enthusiasm and political expertise, leads by
example, and encourages all of us to stand up and make a difference. She
certainly has! I will be voting for Brenda Barton to represent LD-6. I most
strongly urge all voters concerned with the future of our District and our State
to do the same.”
-Joan Harris, Former President, Flagstaff Republican
"Brenda Barton is one of the hardest working people I know.
Through our time together in the Arizona Federation of Republican Women, I got
to see firsthand Brenda's ability to get the job done and build relationships
along the way. It is my pleasure to endorse Brenda Barton for re-election to
the Arizona Statehouse.”
-Leona Johnston, Former President, AZ Federation of
“Arizona House of Representatives member Brenda
Barton’s long-term efforts in growing Arizona’s agriculture economy, wisely
managing our natural resources, and limiting government so that Arizona small
businesses can thrive, make her an invaluable asset in the Arizona Legislature.
Representative Barton is a strong voice for rural Arizona and her stance on the
issues of education and health care continue to place her as one of Arizona’s
most important elected officials. Representative Barton’s re-election is
necessary to success in all aspects of Arizona’s economic growth, education
improvement, and quality of life for all.”
-Rae Chornenky, Immediate Past
President, National Federation of Republican Women
Among many others, I
am honored to have these three women supporting my campaign for Legislative
District 6! Join me today
by donating $5, $10, $20, or $50 to my campaign and help me fight against Angela
LeFevre and her progressive candidate!
Please forward this email to five friends and
help spread our message!
I recently joined Chris Stirewalt on his FoxNews.com show, Power Play.
If you haven’t yet had a chance to view it, click here to watch and tell me what you think.
If you haven’t yet had a chance to view it, click here to watch and tell me what you think.
We discussed several topics, from my campaign for Arizona governor to the delicious taste of Cold Stone Creamery ice cream – clearly a non-debate.
However, it never ceases to amaze me how people outside of Arizona can be so misinformed about how great it is to actually live in Arizona. One of the things Chris and I talked about at length is whether Democrats will get their wish and turn Arizona into a blue state.
My answer to him: “Not if I have anything to do with it!”
Arizona has a lot to offer, and as governor, one of my first priorities will be to promote what Arizona has for businesses -- folks looking for the same opportunity Arizona provided me when I moved here. Together, we will take charge of our brand and change minds about what it means to live in Arizona. We will put our great state on the fast track to economic growth and prosperity. And we will make sure every child is safe, has access to a quality education and is well prepared for wherever life takes him or her after graduation.
I know we can do it. But I need your help. Please take a moment to donate to my campaign -- whether it’s $2, $20 or $2,000, every cent will help me share my message across the state.
Thanks for your support, and I look forward to seeing you on the campaign trail!