Archives for June 2014
(SCOTTSDALE) – In yet another major endorsement, Republican Jay Lawrence announced today that he has earned the support of Scottsdale Mayor Jim Lane. Lawrence, who is seeking an open seat in Legislative District 23, plans to succeed State Representative John Kavanagh in the Arizona House.
In his endorsement, Mayor Jim Lane noted: “Jay Lawrence has been a tremendous servant to the private sector for many years. Now that he’s made the commitment to serve the public, he has my full support to represent and advocate for the best interest of Scottsdale, the District and the State. I know Jay is dedicated to Arizona and will serve our community well. I also believe we are electing a gentleman with impeccable conservative credentials who will do the right thing by his constituents and the State of Arizona.”
Mayor Jim Lane, who has been a Scottsdale resident for over 40 years, also remarked on his friendship with Lawrence, “I’ve been a fan and friend of Jay Lawrence for many years and look forward to cheering him on in this next chapter of a very successful career. It will also be a pleasure working with him on issues to make Scottsdale and Arizona an even better place to live.”
Mayor Lane’s endorsement now joins fellow Legislative District 23 Mayor Linda Kavanagh (Fountain Hills), along with U.S. Congressman Matt Salmon, Dr. C.T. Wright, LD 23 State Representative John Kavanagh, and others. For a complete list of endorsements, please visit www.LD23JayLawrence.com.
Monday’s live broadcast with Hugh Hewitt and ice cream social with local elected officials was a huge success! I’m grateful to everyone who attended or tuned-in during the three-hour show to learn more about what I want to accomplish as Arizona’s next governor.
If you missed it, click the play button or bolded “click here” text below to listen to individual segments from your favorite elected officials.
CLICK HERE to listen to Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker • CLICK HERE to listen to former Senator John Kyl • CLICK HERE to listen to Congressman Trent Franks • CLICK HERE to listen to former Congressman John Shadegg • CLICK HERE to listen to Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery • CLICK HERE to listen to Arizona State Representative Paul Boyer • CLICK HERE to listen to City of Phoenix Councilman Sal DiCiccio • CLICK HERE to listen to The Goldwater Institute’s Clint Bolick
I’d especially like to thank Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, Congressman Trent Franks, former Senator Jon Kyl, former Congressman John Shadegg, Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery, Arizona State Representative Paul Boyer, City of Phoenix Councilman Sal DiCicco and The Goldwater Institute’s Clint Bolick for joining me and Hugh on-air to discuss Arizona’s future and why they’re supporting my campaign.
There was no denying the enthusiasm at this event, for both Arizona’s future and my campaign. I’m confident that with your help, we will see success in August and beyond.
See you on the campaign trail,
“Our Cause Is More Important Than Any One Person”
Citing his campaign’s pace in collecting $5 contributions, and certain that Clean Elections funding would not be received in time for the start of early balloting, State Senator Al Melvin has formally withdrawn from the race for Arizona Governor, filing the required documents with the Arizona Secretary of State. His official statement is below:
“I had planned on having more time to decide my campaign’s future, but I was alerted by the Secretary of State’s office that while Maricopa County’s deadline to withdraw was June 27th, the remaining counties had their own early deadline and a decision had to be made by today. So after prayerful consideration with my wife and closest advisors and supporters, I filed the necessary documents with the Secretary of State’s office to formally withdraw from the race.
This was a difficult decision but one that I am at peace with. It was difficult because I believe so passionately about the principles we were campaigning for and because, as other candidates can attest to, you feel a tremendous responsibility to not let down your supporters and all those who have contributed time and treasure to the effort. At the same time, I am at peace with the decision because in spite of our efforts we were not going to be able to win the race, and no one who believes in our shared conservative values wants to see conservatives split the vote and allow a liberal to claim our party’s nomination.
Our cause is more important than any one person. For that reason it is time to end this particular campaign. But this is not the end of our fight for secure borders, high Arizona education standards instead of Common Core, tax relief, Texas-style Tort Reform, Universal School Vouchers, an energy policy that addresses Arizona’s long-term needs and economic health, and more. I look forward to seeing everyone on the campaign trail soon, and for years to come.”
“It’s clear that Cardon has the courage and commitmentto stand up to the Obama adminstration”
(Mesa, AZ) Conservative businessman Wil Cardon has picked up the endorsement of Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach. As Kansas Secretary of State, Kobach has been a national leader for the implementation of measures to improve the security and integrity of voting. Secretary Kobach is also the lead attorney in the case of Kobach and Bennett v. Election Assistance Commission, in which the Kansas and Arizona secretaries of state sued the federal government to preserve the states’ right to demand proof of citizenship when voters register.
“It’s clear that Wil Cardon is committed to continuing the battle to protect the integrity and security of our elections,” said Kobach. “Wil has the courage and commitment to stand up to the Obama administration and ensure that Arizona will continue to be able to require proof of citizenship to register to vote. Arizona and Kansas have drawn a line in the sand against unconstitutional federal interference in the voter registration process. I’m confident that Wil will continue the fight.”
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, June 18, 2014
As a small businessman for over 30 years, I am always looking for a true conservative who will maintain the principles of lower taxes and smaller government that are paramount in continuing to run a small business and create jobs for the community. When I find that person I want to tell people about him or her and do what I can to help them in this difficult and very important endeavor. That person is Dr. Ralph Heap.
With all of the new challenges we face from Obamacare, local and state taxes, immigration and a whole host of other pressing issues, I feel very strong about having someone like Dr. Heap representing me and my family who I know will not continue to take us down the path of less freedom and more government regulations and higher taxes.
Dr. Heap has proven to be honorable in all of his business dealings and consistent in all of his moral and political convictions.
Now Dr. Heap is wanting to give back in the political arena as he has done in his medical career and his church and civic responsibilities by helping the less fortunate here and abroad with years of donated medical attention and in his church and other civic service.
Dr. Heap is doing the hard part by running for state senate, now we need to help him help us by getting the word out and donating to his campaign.
We can make a difference at the local level.
I support Dr. Heap 100% .
Editor’s note: Dr. Heap’s primary opponent, Bob Worsley, voted for Obamacare for Arizona when he voted for the Medicaid Expansion (a provision of the Affordable Care Act).
During a legislative district meeting when I asked Senator Worsley whether he would support the Arizona Constitution’s Proposition 108 – which requires a 2/3 vote in both houses – before voting for Medicaid Expansion, he said that he would support the requirement. When it came time to vote for Medicaid Expansion in a kangaroo-legislative session, Senator Worsley voted against the Constitutional requirement. He lied to me and the entire legislative district.
This is the reason I am supporting Dr. Ralph Heap for State Senate.
– Shane Wikfors
Alliance of Principled Conservaties
The Arizona Blacklist – 2014 Elections
PHASE I – Goodbye LegisTraitors
In the 2013 legislative session Governor Jan Brewer led 15 Republicans a.k.a. the Brewercrats to join with 100% of the Democrats in passing liberal progressive policies that harm economic growth. They passed Medicaid Expansion, Obrewercare, Common Core and then increased taxes and spending by hundreds of millions of dollars giving Arizona a budget with a structural deficit of 400 million dollars. They refused 48 Republican offered compromises.
Most of the Brewercrats are in heavy Republican districts where it is extremely difficult for a Republican to lose in the general election. Five of the six traitorous Senators are in “strong Republican” districts with double-digit Republican leads meaning they are not even competitive in the general election. Four of the nine Representatives have double-digit leads. Twelve of the traitors are in districts considered non-competitive because they have over a 4% republican voter registration.
We do not accept the excuses for these traitors, we reject the victim mentality, and we are fighting for Arizona.
The grassroots has fielded conservative candidates across the state to defeat the LegisTraitors and keep Arizona Red.
The status of the 15 LegisTraitors:
- 3 – No Primary
- 3 – Gone, Surrendered, moved, running for State Office
- 9 –have Primaries
PHASE II – NO Thanks Future Brewercrats
The LegisTraitors fight back and have fielded candidates to continue their campaign to turn Arizona Purple with establishment candidates. Heather Carter, Kate Brophy-McGee, Jeff Dial, and Rob Robson are actively fundraising and campaigning to elect new members to continue to shove the Obama-agenda down our throats. Yes it is true. Sitting legislators are trying to replace incumbent candidates in their own party.
PHASE III –Leave the Bubble Blank
Not Voting is a Vote. The grassroots did not field candidates against three of the LegisTraitors. Leave the bubble blank and let your voice of complaint be heard. Referred to as an “undervote” it is indeed a vote and is often referred to as “none of the above”.
Alliance of Principled Conservaties
The Arizona Blacklist – 2014 Elections
LD25 (S) Bob Worsley
LD15 Heather Carter
LD8 Frank Pratt
LD8 T.J. Shope
LD16 Doug Coleman
LD28 Katie Brophy McGee
LD18 Rob Robson
LD18 (S) Jeff Dial
LD16 (S) Moved – Rich Crandall
LD18 (S) Surrendered – John McComish
LD 5 Surrendered – Doris Goodale
LD 23(S) Michele Reagan – Running for SOS
PHASE II – NO Thanks Future Brewercrats
LD28 Mary Hamway
LD18 David Phineas
LD23 Effie Carlson
LD23 Bob Littlefield
LD13 Diane Landis -running against incumbents
LD20 Bill Adams – running against incumbents
LD11 Jo Grant
LD14 Susan Syfert – running against incumbents
LD20 (S) Justin Henry
LD11 (S) Scott Bartle
LD23 (S) Jeff Schwartz
PHASE III – Leave the Bubble Blank
LD9 Ethan Orr
LD1 (S) Steve Pierce
LD28 (S) Adam Driggs
The Good Guys – Candidates Fielded by the Grassroots to take out the establishment candidates
LD25 Dr. Ralph Heap
LD15 David Burnell Smith, John Allen – VOTE 2
LD8 Darla Dawald – SINGLE SHOT
LD16 John Fillmore, Kelly Townsend – VOTE 2
LD28 Shawnna Bolick – SINGLE SHOT
LD18 John King, Jill Norgaard – VOTE 2
LD18(S) Tom Morrissey
LD16(S) David Farnsworth
LD23 Jay Lawrence, Michelle Ugenti – VOTE 2
LD13 Steve Montenegro, Darin Mitchell – VOTE 2
LD20 Paul Boyer, Anthony Kern – VOTE 2
LD11 Vince Leach, Mark Finchem – VOTE 2
LD14 David Gowan, David Stevens – VOTE 2
LD20(S) Kimberly Yee
LD11(S) Steve Smith
LD23(S) John Kavanaugh
Apparently, last week’s posting here on Sonoran Alliance regarding an upcoming endorsement of Scott Smith by Matt Salmon drew the attention of a Yellow Sheets reporter. Because an endorsement of this size and caliber is sure to create a wave in both directions, someone at the Arizona Capitol Times contacted the office of Representative Matt Salmon to confirm the affinity between Salmon & Smith. When the Salmon staffer was asked whether the rumor was true, they would only confirm that such an endorsement would not occur this week – but did not deny that an endorsement was forthcoming.
What apparently was to make a big splash now looks like it will be nothing more than a little ripple for supporters of Scott Smith.
Alternatively, the splash among longstanding supporters of Congressman Matt Salmon may actually be bigger as Salmon finds himself reconciling his support for an Obamacare-supporting, amnesty-sympathizing, Common Core-embracing gubernatorial candidate in Scott Smith.
Congressman Salmon probably needs to hear from his constituents and asked to reconsider such an irreconcilable difference before its too late. As we all know, elections have consequences.