Hayworth pledges Obamacare repeal; McCain lags behind


For Immediate Release: April 9, 2010

Phoenix, AZ (April 9) – U.S. Senate candidate J.D. Hayworth (R-AZ) pledged today that if he were in the Senate he would co-sponsor legislation S.3152 introduced by Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC) to repeal ObamaCare that puts the free market healthcare system under the control of the federal government. Hayworth has already shown leadership in signing the Club for Growth repeal pledge at www.repealit.org a grassroots effort to rescue America from government run health care.

Hayworth said, “To this point, John McCain has done a lot of talking about the bill but has failed to take any real action. To date Mr. McCain has not co-sponsored the DeMint legislation or signed the Club for Growth petition. Therefore, we invite the Senator to step forward to co-sponsor the bill and sign the petition from Club for Growth just as over 350 other lawmakers and candidates have done.

“When elected to the U.S. Senate to represent the people of Arizona, I will be Arizona’s first line of defense and will be the first in line to sponsor and aggressively support such repeal legislation.”

Hayworth is challenging U.S. Senator John McCain in the Arizona Republican primary August 24th.

SB1018: The Photo Radar Resurrection Act

Sometimes what the legislature does leaves me scratching my head.

This time, Senator Russell Pearce, self-proclaimed anti-photo-radar, conservative Senator from Mesa has worked hard on passing this real headscratcher.

SB1018, “Photo Enforcement Procedures”, as amended, sponsored by Pearce and co-sponsored by Sen. Sylvia Allen and Sen. Thayer Verschoor, enables the following:

1) Allows Redflex, a foreign corporation to directly hire off-duty policemen to serve you photo radar tickets at your home.

2) Allows the service of photo-radar summons to be served to you at your home even though no charge has been filed with the court

3) Extends the amount of time process servers (or off-duty cops) can serve you a photo radar summons from 90 to 120 days

4) (and here’s the real headscratcher, if the previous ones weren’t) retroactively indemnifies County Boards of Supervisors from previous illegal (undercurrent state law) actions they have taken such as passing increases on court service costs.

Given the political orientation (McCainiac, anti-sheriff Joe, anti-Andy Thomas) of the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, it’s hard to imagine  why Senator Pearce would find it so important to come to their aid to retroactively indemnify them for their past improper actions.

So here we have the “Liberty Caucus”, Senator Pearce, and Senator Sylvia Allen, and others who are also self-proclaimed anti-photo-radar opponents who are sponsoring and voting for one of the most egregious pro-photo-radar, invasive bills of the entire legislative session.

At this point it’s in the House.  If you don’t like it, call your state Rep.  But, for goodness sakes, ask the Liberty Caucus members what in the world they are doing!

Also, it should be pointed out that the Arizona Republican Party passed a resolution against photo radar in 2009.



P.S. – Sandy Doty, Resquiat in Pacem, April 2010, our prayers are with you and your family.


TASER International Co-Founder To Serve As Finance Chair For Vernon Parker Congressional Campaign

PHOENIX, ARIZ.  APRIL 9, 2010. Just one week after announcing a first-quarter fundraising total of $230,000, Paradise Valley Mayor Vernon Parker today received the endorsement of TASER International Chairman and Co-Founder Tom Smith. The renowned Arizona businessman, who considered a run in the Third Congressional District earlier this year, will serve as Parker’s finance chair and a senior advisor.
“Mayor Parker is dynamic, he’s a leader and he has the potential to be one of the most compelling new Republican voices in our state and across the country,” Smith said. “I’m proud to stand beside a candidate and neighbor who truly believes that job creation and economic growth are the keys to Arizona’s future.”
TASER currently employs more than 300 Arizonans at its North Scottsdale facility and has created thousands of additional jobs throughout Arizona since the company’s inception in 1993.

“TASER’s ability to create jobs and stimulate our economy is one of the most impressive success stories in Arizona.  Our campaign is on a roll and Tom’s support just put an exclamation mark on our momentum,” Parker said. 

Parker, 50, is the current mayor of Paradise Valley, Arizona.  He previously served the administrations of George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush as an Assistant Secretary for the $90 billion United States Department of Agriculture, small businessman, and as a pastor for two years at a small non-denominational church in Paradise Valley.

He is supported by Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, former Congressman Matt Salmon and Phoenix City Councilman Sal DiCiccio among many others. 

Raised by his grandmother in a severely underprivileged neighborhood, Parker was able to escape the drugs and violence through love, education and the commitment of family.  He was recently recognized by NBC News/thegrio.com as one of America’s top 100 African American leaders.

Paid for by Parker for Congress