Time is running out to see New Jersey Governor Chris Christie on his visit to Arizona during the Goldwater Institute Annual Dinner on Nov. 18. Governor Christie is one of the most popular Republicans in the country because of his efforts to balance New Jersey’s budget without tax increases and to reform the K-12 education system to improve school quality and hold teachers accountable. Many are wondering if he will run for president in 2012 (despite his public protests to contrary).
The dinner will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. Nov. 18 at the Phoenician on Camelback Road with regular business dress attire.
Tickets are $175 each for members of the Goldwater Institute. Nonmembers can join the Goldwater Institute for $50 and get two tickets at the $175 price. That’s a savings of $225!
For more information and to register, visit http://goldwaterinstitute.org/event/5123.
Pinal County GOP Chairman calls for party unity to stop Barack Obama and re-elect Senator Kyl
CASA GRANDE, AZ – Marty Hermanson, Chairman of the Pinal County Republican Party, today announced his bid for Chairman of the Arizona Republican Party.
“I’m running for Chair because I believe that I can best unite the Republican Party,” Hermanson said. “To stop Barack Obama, re-elect Senator Kyl, and build on our successes this year, we will need to be totally united.”
“What Marty has accomplished in Pinal County is nothing short of remarkable,” said Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu, who “enthusiastically and fully” supports Hermanson’s candidacy. “He’s a superb leader, an excellent organizer, and a great fundraiser. I know he can do for the state what he’s done for Republicans here.”
In the past year, Hermanson has grown the party from 94 precinct committeemen to 294, and swept offices from Congress to Clerk of the Superior Court to Constable. For the first time ever, Pinal County has an all-Republican legislative delegation. Congressional District 7 nominee Ruth McClung carried the Pinal section of her district by a 22 point margin, District 8 nominee Jesse Kelly by 17 points, and District 1 Congressman-elect Paul Gosar by 7.
Hermanson begins the campaign with additional support from Timothy Lee, Treasurer of the Arizona Republican Party, and fellow county chairs Clark Dierks of Coconino, Jeff Loyd of Gila, and Becky Nutt of Greenlee.
More details and announcements are forthcoming.