Friday, February 26, 2016

AZ SOS Michele Reagan House of Cards Season 4 Premiere Party and Fundraiser!

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Thursday, February 25, 2016

Donald Trump Vegas Campaign:This Is YUUUUGE!

Arizona Republicans took a 3 day trip to help on the Trump campaign and Tom gives us a short report.Former AZGOP Chairman Tom Morrissey
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We just returned from Nevada where 19 of us from Arizona, volunteered for the Trump Campaign, working 12 hour days of pure excitement.  Monday evening we were at the largest political gathering in the history of Nevada, where 12,000 people heard a rousing speech from Donald Trump, who was introduced by our own Sheriff Joe Arpaio.  We were all proud to be there and proud of Donald Trump and Sheriff Joe. See: arpaio-Will-Do-Everything-I-Can...Feb. 24, 2016 - 4:32 - Maricopa County, AZ Sheriff Joe Arpaio on why he supports Donald Trump for president in 2016.

AZ SOS News Advisory -- PPE info and up-to-date voter registration information

News Advisory from Michele Reagan
Arizona Secretary of State
Secretary Reagan thought it would be helpful for your planning purposes to provide a brief primer in advance of the Presidential Preference Election on March 22nd, including the stats which we pulled yesterday after Monday night’s deadline to register.  Early ballots should start hitting mailboxes today.  She encourages voters to return voted ballots via the USPS as soon as possible to reduce the time it takes our counties to process ballots after the election.

As always, Secretary Reagan is available for comment.

Here are the interesting figures since the last registration report on January 12, 2016

Total statewide enrollment                              +41,020
Democratic enrollment                                      +30,623
Republican enrollment                                       +22,085
Not designated or “independent” -11,079

Also, it may interest you to know we will be performing our PPE Mock Election and posting raw data to our results site in mid-March shortly before the election.  I’ll provide an update and more info fairly soon.

Press agencies that wish to download data in its raw format for use in press feeds will be able to download an XML file from an FTP or HTTP site.

Test Results Data for Media

Here are some other helpful links:

Candidates: Republican - -- Democratic - -- Green -
Initial Unofficial Results:  8:00 p.m.

ID:  Every voter must show identification before being able to cast a ballot at a polling place.
One piece of ID that bears his/her name, address and photograph, or
Two forms of ID that bear his/her name and address (Ex: a utility bill and bank statement), or
One form of acceptable photo ID with another form of non-photo ID that includes his/her name and address.

As a reminder, so-called “independents” are ineligible to vote in the PPE.

Education Superintendent Douglas Disappointed With Senate Bill to Silence Arizona Voters

Contact: Sally Stewart

Superintendent Douglas Disappointed With Senate Bill to Silence Arizona Voters

(Phoenix, Ariz., Feb. 24, 2016) – Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas today released the following statement on the decision by the Senate yesterday to approve SB 1416, which strips the constitutional elected office of the Superintendent of vital duties and assigns them to an unelected and unaccountable board.

“I have heard SB 1416 referred to by some as a ‘divorce bill.’ In reality, this bill is essentially a forced marriage that will do nothing to solve this conflict and will open the door for the State Board of Education to initiate additional litigation.

“Many of the provisions in the bill will give the Board the authority to make demands of the Arizona Department of Education that it has neither the resources nor funding to fulfill. This perceived noncompliance will allow Board leadership to follow their preferred course of action: filing additional lawsuits as opposed to mediating the issue in good faith.

“This complex legislation should have been openly discussed with the voters of Arizona, not expedited through the process in hopes that the people it affects would not have time to react. The proposals in this bill will impact the Arizona education system immensely, yet as the elected official whose powers it would strip, I was not brought to the table when it was being drafted nor as it was fast tracked through the Senate.

“The people of this state elect a Superintendent of Public Instruction because they expect that person to represent their views and passionately advocate for their children. By weakening the office, this legislation will negatively impact our state‘s democratic foundations for generations to come. I, for one, will never support actions that seek to silence the voices of Arizona voters “

AZ Senate President Andy Biggs Announces Bid for Arizona’s 5th Congressional District

Seeks to replace Rep. Matt Salmon, who will serve as campaign chairman

PHOENIX (February 25) – Arizona Senate President Andy Biggs today announced he will run for Arizona’s 5th Congressional District. Biggs, a 25-year Gilbert resident, made the announcement following U.S. Representative Matt Salmon’s announcement earlier today that he is retiring from the office.

“I never envisioned running for Congress, but Matt’s decision to return home leaves a void that must be filled by the kind of strong, conservative voice that the people of Arizona’s 5th District have come to expect and that they deserve,” President Biggs said. “As a state legislator, and as Senate President, I have consistently demonstrated my ability to be a conservative leader who can build the necessary coalitions to pass meaningful reforms. I am ready to take my proven 14-year record to Washington and be that strong conservative voice for the East Valley.”

“My decision to leave Congress and return home was one of the hardest of my career. But I couldn’t be more pleased that Andy has decided to run for my seat and continue the fight to return our nation to the values that made it great,” Rep. Salmon said. “Andy’s record as a public servant is impeccably conservative. As a state legislator, he’s proven himself to be a tireless advocate for lower taxes and less regulation. As Senate President, he has proven his commitment to advancing legislation that will make government smaller, more efficient and more accountable to the people.”

President Biggs campaign for Arizona’s 5th Congressional District will focus on the following principles:
  • Fighting day and night to restore limited government, fiscal responsibility and pro-growth economic policies to the nation’s capitol;
  • Protecting the nation’s porous borders and working to solve the illegal immigration crisis;
  • Pledging to be a passionate advocate for the heroes who made enormous sacrifices while serving our nation proudly, as well as the men and women who wear a uniform today and defend our homeland.
“I am excited and grateful to kick-off my campaign with Matt as my Chairman. As a co-founder of the House Freedom Caucus, he is a true champion for the conservative movement and has served his constituents with the highest esteem,” Biggs continued. “His leadership will be sorely missed, and I am honored to have his full support for my campaign.

“I look forward to meeting the voters of Arizona’s 5th Congressional district in the coming months, and continuing in Matt’s footsteps of fighting for conservative principles in Washington.”

“I’ve known Andy and his family for more than two decades, and his character is one of integrity and devotion,” Congressman Salmon concluded. “I am thrilled to chair his campaign and I am committed to doing everything I can to ensure he is successful in representing the wonderful people of Arizona’s 5th Congressional District.”

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About Andy Biggs
Senator Andy Biggs is an Arizona native and has lived in Gilbert with his family for the past 25 years. He is married to Cindy and they have six children. He is a retired attorney and is licensed to practice in Arizona, Washington, and New Mexico. The Senator has a bachelor’s degree in Asian Studies from BYU and a J.D. degree from the University of Arizona. He earned a M.A. in Political Science from ASU and has done additional graduate work there. Senator Biggs served Legislative District 22 in the State House of Representatives for eight years before being elected to the State Senate in November of 2010. Andy has earned the designation “Champion of the Taxpayer” from Americans for Prosperity for his cumulative service in the state legislature and has been honored numerous times by the Goldwater Institute as a “Friend of Liberty.” 

Melissa M. DeLaney
(202) 431-4441

David Schweiker'st Article on His Fight to Secure the Border

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Virginia Korte: Why I'm Running For Reelection To Scottsdale City Council

Together we can make our great city even better.

I am running for re-election to the City Council because I respect our city’s past and all those who helped make Scottsdale so great – and, most importantly, I want to make sure we stay focused on our future.

Truthfully, some people think they can turn back the clock to what our city once was while ignoring what it can be.

Those people want to stop us from continuing to attract visitors who contribute to the city’s revenue and help keep our taxes down.  They have also stopped us from investing in maintaining some of our most critical infrastructure, which ends up putting citizen services in jeopardy.

I am grateful that voters approved two bond questions last November to build new fire stations and replace 140 miles of deteriorating pavement on our streets.  However, when the other four bond questions were rejected, it left our city with about $67 million in unfunded priority projects.

We have to work to prevent that from ever happening again.

I want to continue moving our city forward in the right direction, so I would appreciate your help to keep our quality of life sustainable.  I invite you to visit my website to learn more about my campaign to put Scottsdale first and find out how you can help:

I am not taking my re-election for granted – and neither should you.

PS:  The easiest way to contribute to my campaign is to click on the donate button.  You can also send your check to: Korte Scottsdale, PO Box 4981, Scottsdale, AZ 85261-4981 

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