Tucson rally in support of Border Patrol

     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.)

Pullen on air

Republican Party Chairman Randy Pullen will be on the radio this Thursday and Friday. He will join Bruce Jacobs at 7:05 am on Thursday and JD Hayworth at 4:35 pm on Friday. Both shows are on KFYI 550 AM. If you live outside of the Phoenix region you can listed on the internet by live stream.

Arizona Republican Convention

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.

McCain only 9 point ahead of Obama in AZ

When we last covered the poll numbers McCain was 22% above Obama. In the latest Cronkite-Eight Poll McCain is now only ahead of Obama 47% to 38%. McCain still has a comfortable lead over Clinton, 53% to 37% in Arizona.

Signs up.

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I saw my first CD 8 sign for the year. Right on Campbell Avenue just north of Grant (very high traffic.) Looks like we have a 3-way.

Tim Bee
Derek Tidball
Gabrielle Giffords

Recall!

JD Hayworth is reporting that there will be an effort to recall Phoenix City Mayor Phil Gordon.

Grover Norquist coming to Tucson.

     Author and conservative activist Grover Norquist will be speaking in Tucson on Monday, May 5th. The event will be packed with Republican elected officials and candidates. It will be the place to be seen. An RSVP is required by May 1st. Click here for the details.

Clinton ahead in certain polls

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.

Some web sites were all excited that Clinton was polling ahead in the popularly vote but the latest results from Rasmussen show McCain with a slight lead.

Governor Vetoes HB 2807

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.

SCOTUS upholds ID at polls

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.