The Jon Justice show on 104.1 in Tucson is holding a Rally and March tomorrow, May 1st. The day will start early with a live broadcast from 6:00 am to 9:00 am from DeAnza Park at Speedway and Stone. At 9:00 am a March will proceed to the Presidio Park in downtown Tucson. Details at the Jon Justice web site (scroll down for info.)
update: A copy of the national delegate ballot has been distributed pretty widely within the party.
The Arizona Republican Convention will be held on Saturday, May 10th in Mesa. Unlike Nevada, things should run more smoothly. State delegates should be receiving details in the mail this week. Most if not all of the state delegates have been selected. Despite a few high profile districts in the Phoenix area most other districts and counties selected a fairly compliant set of delegates that will not be making Nevada style trouble. Some districts are without any Ron Paul supporters or hardcore conservatives. The Ron Paul people who did make it are scattered throughout different CDs so will have little effect in the breakout meetings. Even on the main floor they might not have much effect since they cannot seem to agree with the disaffected conservatives about what issues make for a good delegate. Regional and some state Ron Paul activist are further tied down with the unfinished business in Nevada and cannot yet devote full time to the Arizona convention. Either way, look to Sonoran Alliance to cover the inside story of what is happening.
Speaking of the convention, Michael Reagan will be speaking at the dinner the night before the convention. The dinner is $50 and you can even buy your tickets online at azgop.org. See you in Mesa.
Speaking of Nevada, a well connected source vouches for the authenticity of this story about what really happened in Reno.
JD Hayworth is reporting that there will be an effort to recall Phoenix City Mayor Phil Gordon.
The latest AP/Ipsos poll has Senator Clinton ahead of McCain by 9%. The important thing to remember is that these broad popularity polls do not matter because that is not how we elect presidents. They are selected through the electoral college and that is state by state. There Clinton is still ahead according to some sites. The good news for McCain is that he beats Obama in the electoral lineup and Obama may well be the nominee.
Governor Napolitano has vetoed HB 2807, a bill that would have required local law enforcement to take a greater role in immigration enforcement. Phoenix and Mesa are now free to continue their sanctuary city policies of looking the other way when they encounter illegal aliens during routine law enforcement stops.
The Supreme Court of the Untied State has upheld an Indiana law requiring ID at the polls. The ruling is a positive for supporter of Ariozna’s own law requiring ID at the polls.
Juctices Stevens and Kennedy joined the conservative block of Roberts, Alito, Scalia, and Thomas. Breyer, Ginsburg, and Souter dissented.