Archives for December 19, 2012

Katie Hobbs: Where does a 1st Grade Teacher keep her gun?

Arizona State Representative Katie Hobbs tweeted: “Where does a 1st grade teacher keep their gun?”

We have an answer!

(We should get a commission for this!)

Chairman Tom Morrissey Declines to Seek Second Term as AZGOP Chairman

Arizona Republican Party
Pending Knee Surgery and Lengthy Recovery Preclude Active Leadership Role
PHOENIX – Arizona Republican Party Chairman Tom Morrissey today announced he will not seek a second term as Chairman due to upcoming knee surgeries that will likely require a lengthy recovery period.  His term will end when the party’s State Committee meets January 26th and elects the Chairman, Secretary, and Treasurer.
“My tenure as Chairman has been a fulfilling one for me, and I wish my current health circumstances did not prevent me from continuing to serve the party in the near term.  Once my recovery is complete, I expect to be fully involved in continuing to help our conservative candidates for office,” Morrissey said.  “I am proud of the numerous things the Party accomplished under my leadership: we erased our debt, and for the first time in Arizona’s history our Party holds all our statewide offices and majorities in the Legislature.  We had success on so many fronts throughout this great state because we worked hard to uphold our conservative principles and get our candidates elected.”

Maricopa County Republican Volunteers Requested!

Volunteers are needed to help stuff envelopes for the January 12, 2013 Maricopa County Republican Committee Call Letter!

Stuffing begins at 10 am and will likely last until 1 pm, on Thursday, December 27 at State Party HQ located at 3501 N. 24th Street, Phoenix.

Please RSVP to Diane Ortiz-Parsons at or Carolyn Leff at

Please RSVP as soon as possible!

Thank You!

Endorsements of Arizona Party Builders slate for Maricopa County GOP leadership

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Show your support by endorsing our team!
We are so thankful and honored for the overwhelming support that our team is receiving. It gives us hope that together we will make our County Party more unified and effective. If you haven’t endorsed the team yet but would like to do so, please click here.

Here is what our supporters are saying:

“Lisa Gray is a hardworking, principled conservative who will unite the Party, not divide it. She works tirelessly for the Republican Party and we need someone as experienced and committed as she is, leading the Maricopa County GOP. She also has assembled a top notch team which will help to build the Party. I urge everyone to join me in supporting Lisa and the Arizona Party Builders team.”
– Rachel Alexander, Editor of

“The AZ Party Builders team is made up of individuals who have proven themselves to be dedicated, enthusiastic, strong Republican leaders throughout Maricopa County. I am thrilled to endorse Lisa Gray, Paul Brierley, Rene Lopez, Colleen Lombard and Walter Dudley for our new Maricopa County Republican Committee leadership. Together they bring a fresh energy and clear vision that is essential for the growth and advancement of the Republican Party in Arizona. Please join me in supporting this fantastic team who are destined to do great things for our great party!”
– Lisa Askey, Former Corresponding Secretary, LD17

“I’ve known Lisa Gray for several years. I have found her to be ethical, honest, and a very hard worker. She comes equipped with a lot of good ideas, and the means to explain and implement them. The MCRC board needs a major overhaul, and it needs to become relevant. Lisa Gray and her board will provide that leadership. I am, therefore, endorsing her for Chairman of the MCRC Board.”
– Ray Spitzer, 20-years service in the Military, and Vietnam Veteran / Former Chairman, LD9 / Current President Sun City West Republican Club / Former Vice Chairman Glendale Planning and Zoning Commission

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Growing Team of Legislators, Grassroots’ Activists, and Community Leaders Support Robert Graham for Arizona Republican Party Chairman

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“Robert Graham has a great balance of conservative convictions and business experience.”

PHOENIX —Robert Graham’s campaign for Chairman of the Arizona Republican Party continues to gain a groundswell of support from legislators, grassroots’ activists, and community leaders. Graham’s already impressive list of supporters has grown to include:

  • Representative Brenda Barton
  • Representative Bob Thorpe
  • Representative Terri Proud
  • Representative Tom Forese
  • Representative Ted Vogt
  • Representative Paul Boyer
  • Representative Debbie Lesko
  • Senator Adam Driggs
  • Senator Chester Crandell

Representative Tom Forese said of Graham, “Robert Graham has a great balance of conservative convictions and business experience. In the face of an organized and effective democratic party machine, Robert will help the state republican party reach its fundraising potential, keep its Barry Goldwater conservative roots and take back the congressional majority that we lost this past election.”

Graham speaking on his expanding support said, “I could not be more thrilled to have the support of our Republican leadership in Arizona. They stand up for what they believe in and work hard for our citizens. I am honored to have them be a part of my team. I look forward to seeing what we can accomplish together over the next two years. We continue to grow everyday and I am excited for what the future brings. We are not done yet!”

About Robert Graham

Robert Graham is a conservative activist and AZ business leader. He was a leader in the fight against taxes and the destruction of our party system, successfully working with the grassroots to defeat propositions 121 and 204. Majority Leader David Gowan, Speaker Pro-Tempore JD Mesnard, Rep. Justin Olson, Rep. Steve Montenegro, Maricopa County Chairman Rob Haney, and numerous Arizona conservative leaders have endorsed Graham to lead the Arizona GOP.

To learn more about Robert Graham and his plan for Arizona’s Republican Party, please visit his website at or his Facebook page.