Gila County GOP Chairman Jeff Loyd Responds

FROM Jeff Loyd, Gila County Republican Committee

TO Everyone who received a Press Release from Joe Jaraczewski, Candidate for CD-1

Re: “Gila GOP Chairman Lloyd and Jaraczewski Agree to Terms” Press Release of 1/31/2010

First off, it is annoying that I even have to deal with this issue – and that you have to read about it.

A press release was sent out today from Joe Jaraczewski saying that I (Jeff Loyd) “worked over the weekend to come to an agreement in principle to negotiate during a meeting at a neutral site in Payson on March 6.”

What actually transpired was this: On Friday afternoon Mr. Jaraczewski called me and asked if he could come and speak to the Gila County P.C.’s at our next scheduled meeting. I answered that he could and that he could have 10-15 minutes to do so. That P.C. meeting will be March 6th, 2010 in Payson. The End.

Mr. Jaraczewski then went on in the press release to say:” Mr. Lloyd represents one of the most vocal Tea Party groups in the state and Phoenix Lobbyist candidate, Rusty Bowers, has refused to meet with them. Jaraczewski hopes to facilitate an agreement with Prescott’s Jan Smith, chairwoman of the Yavapai County Republicans, the staunchest Republican group in the state.”

I was immediately troubled by this email and replied immediately to Mr. Jaraczewski about the press release. Apparently it went all over now cause my phone has been ringing all day with people wanting answers to questions.

Mr. Jaraczewski inappropriately used my conversation with him to springboard off onto a statement regarding false information about another candidate – Rusty Bowers. Mr. Bowers was not even mentioned on the phone call between myself and Mr. Jaraczewski . This press release alludes to the fact that Mr. Bowers has thumbed his nose at Gila county, when in reality he has been nothing but gracious and kind to our PC’s and citizens – he even attended a Tea Party candidate forum event here in Payson.

So to set the record straight:

  1. My Last name has 1 “L” in it. Loyd. If you knew me, you’d know that.
  2. Rusty Bowers is a good candidate who has spoken to our PC’s and tea party people already. He has not refused to meet with us.
  3. I am Chair of Gila County Republican Committee and I have no involvement in the Tea Party (let alone representation).
  4. Mr. Jaraczewski acted recklessly in his use of words and therefore caused me a few hours out of my Supposed-To-Be-Relaxing-Sunday to clear up a silly mess.

This message serves to clear the air and save Jan Smith possible pain in the future, should Mr. Jaraczewski choose to issue a press release about her. :)

Feel free to forward this message as you see fit.

Jeff Loyd
Gila County Republican Chairman

Gila GOP Chairman Loyd & Jaraczewski Agree to Terms

Joe Jaraczewski

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 31, 2010

Jeff Loyd, Chairman of the Gila County Republican Party, and Joe Jaraczewski (R), Cottonwood, Yavapai County candidate for the 1st Congressional District, worked over the weekend to come to an agreement in principle to negotiate during a meeting at a neutral site in Payson on March 6.

Mr. Loyd represents one of the most vocal Tea Party groups in the state. Jaraczewski hopes to facilitate an agreement with Prescott’s Jan Smith, chairwoman of the Yavapai County Republicans, the staunchest Republican group in the state.

To quote Jaraczewski, “Our party needs to organize differently. The first step is to give the Tea Party one of the best seats at our table.”

Bowers Responds to Sec. Vilsack Visit

Rusty Bowers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 31, 2010

Congressional Candidate Rusty Bowers Reacts to Secretary’s Resolution Copper Visit

It was a great honor to have Secretary Vilsack come to Superior, and visit rural Arizona. It is important that he see first hand how badly we need the jobs created by this mine, and the true economic stimulus this will bring to all of Arizona. We the people support this mine, and it was vital the secretary see that.

As for Congresswoman Kirkpatrick, it is too little too late. She has been unenthusiastic at best about this land exchange, and it is demonstrated by her ineffectiveness at getting her land swap bill passed in the House of Representatives. Senators Kyl and McCain who are not even members of the majority party in the Senate have already succeeded in passing a land swap bill in the U.S. Senate.

This is not a Republican or Democrat issue. This is an issue of values. You’ll fight for the values you treasure. Hard work, jobs, and the families that need them. This mine represents the difference between the values that hold human life and prosperity first, instead of politics and radical environmentalism.

I treasure the values of life and earning an honest living. This land swap represents that; that is what I’ll fight for!

Rusty Bowers is a Republican candidate for Congress in district 1. Visit RustyCountry.com to learn more about his campaign, and the rural values it stands for.

Leggo My Logo

Bouie Campaign LogoFormer NFL player and failed 2008 LD6 State House candidate Tony Bouie has officially kicked off his new 2010 State Senate campaign in LD4.  Certainly no stranger to controversy, Bouie’s latest effort features a logo that seems very familiar to Capitol observers.  Maybe its the fact that the Super Bowl is just around the corner?  In any case, we’ll be curious to see if the NFL cares about its copyright being used in a political campaign?

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