Another Attack on Charitable Giving by Local NBC Affiliate

In case you missed it, friend and conservative champion Sean Noble went head-to-head with Brahm Resnik in a Sunday Square Off exclusive.

Brahm continued to push the issue of “dark money” and Sean pushed back defending charitable donations as anonymous free speech protected by the First Amendment.

I would further the argument by noting that the media doesn’t go after the NAACP over donations made to that organization.

The bottom line is that there are patriots who want to engage in issue advocacy by donating to organizations who can message on an economy of scale basis while having that form of speech protected.

Here’s the interview:

ICYMI: The Hugh Hewitt – Doug Ducey Ice Cream Social Interviews!


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,


Mark Brnovich Interviews with Steve Goldstein on KJZZ’s Here and Now

In case you missed it, Attorney General candidate Mark Brnovich appeared on KJZZ’s Here and Now with Steve Goldstein on Wednesday.

As always, Goldstein conducted an engaging interview asking Brnovich everything from why he has decided to challenge a sitting incumbent, what issues will be a priority and how a small government conservative like Brnovich would govern as Arizona’s next Attorney General.

Mark Brnovich delivered focused, consistent and principled answers to Goldstein’s questions with the underlying emphasis of restoring integrity and ethics to the office of Attorney General – just one of many reasons why Brnovich is the best individual for the job.

Here is the interview which runs just over six and a half minutes: 

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You can find out more about Mark Brnovich by visiting his website at

Maricopa GOP Chair Rallies LD Censures

To all Arizona County and LD Republican Committee Chairmen -
Below is the front page article of the July 15 Arizona Capitol Times. I want to express my appreciation to those courageous and principled County and LD Republican Committees who have already conducted votes of “censure” and/or “no confidence.”
Jan Brewer, the legislators and their crony capitalist friends that support ObamaCare and Medicaid expansion have betrayed Americans, Arizona Republicans and the Republican Party Platform.  Their lack of ethics, integrity and egregious acts are motivated by only two things – greed and the lust for power – at the expense of hard working tax paying Americans.
The law was expected to cost $898 billion over the first decade when the bill was first passed, but this year the Congressional Budget Office revised that estimate to $1.85 trillion.  Money that will have to be borrowed from the Chinese or printed in the backroom of the Federal Reserve.  Latest polls indicate a majority of Americans are opposed to ObamaCare and Medicaid expansion with an overwhelming majority of Republicans in opposition.
During the past six months, we did everything we could to make a solid argument against ObamaCare and Medicaid expansion, we tried to reason with these people and even tried to make them see the light.  Unfortunately, our lobbying efforts fell on deaf ears and without success.
During one of Ronald Reagan’s difficult political battles he said,
               “When you can’t make them see the light, make them feel the heat.”
I’m asking all the County and LD Republican Committees to make these people feel the heat by passing public censures for their actions.  They are elitists who think what they have done should be forgiven. They are mistaken.  We are not going to be able to defeat all of them, but we can defeat a majority of them in the 2014 Primary Election.
You can go to “MCRC Briefs” and get examples of public censures that have already been passed.  Just type “censure” in the search field on the left.
Warmest regards,
 A. J. LaFaro
Chairman, Maricopa County Republican Committee
P.S.  Please encourage all of your PCs to keep up their daily efforts in getting petition signatures for  Getting ObamaCare and Medicaid expansion on the November 2014 ballot will be historic for Arizona’s grassroots conservatives.

ICYMI: ATRA’s Kevin McCarthy – Why You Should Vote NO on Propostion 204

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Kevin McCarthy, President of the Arizona Tax Research Association, explains why he and his organization is opposed to Arizona Proposition 204.

For more information, please visit

Meghan McCain does AZPBS’ Horizon for her latest book tour

Meghan McCain appeared on Arizona PBS’ Horizon recently promoting her new book, America, You Sexy Bitch: A Love Letter to Freedom.

What may come as a shock to conservatives and libertarians is her call for federal regulation of the internet (7:28) over anonymous posts.

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Apparently, Meghan’s father initially was not happy about the title of her book.

You can order your copy here.

ICYMI: Jon Kyl Discusses President Obama’s Push to Raise Taxes on Americans Business Owners

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UPDATED: Newt Gingrich on Sean Hannity – Full Interview

Update: The full interview of Newt Gingrich on Sean Hannity is now available for viewing via Newt’s Youtube channel:

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Two great clips from Sean Hannity’s interview with former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich. Newt addresses several hot questions everyone is asking as part of the national vetting process. Here is clip one from that interview:

Rasmussen also released a new poll today showing Newt Gingrich leading Barack Obama by two points, 45-43%.  Read the poll here.

‘Scared Mittless?’

Apparently, John Huntsman has targeted Mitt Romney in his latest ad, “Scared Mittless.”

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Members of the media have also argued that Mitt Romney avoids providing interviews at all cost. However, Mitt did grant this interview which appeared on Fox News with Bret Baier:


Rep. David Schweikert Responds to Geithner’s Latest Debt Ceiling Statements

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, July 14, 2011
CONTACT: Rachel Semmel

“This Administration, now to trying to play the blame game, is actually a little outrageous.”

Washington, D.C. – Congressman David Schweikert (R-AZ), a member of the House Financial Services Committee, discussed Treasury Secretary Geithner’s latest accusations on the debt ceiling, and what needs to be done to reach a deal on Reuters. Below is the video and excerpts from the interview:

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He’s right on one point, time is running out. But I have to express my frustration. If you’ve ever sat through one of the Secretary’s speeches or have been in some of the private meetings as I’ve had with him, he’s been actually very honest about the scale of the problem and how the markets will crush us if we don’t demonstrate we’re bending the debt curve. But then they come out with something that in many ways almost sounds petulant and is actually stunningly partisan. This really disappoints me because I thought he would be one of the point men out of the Administration who would actually keep this discussion somewhat honest about the numbers.


Look, the Left has to understand that those of us Republicans believe that just to go out and raise taxes will crush economic growth. Though, both Right and Left around here seem willing to have an honest discussion about rebuilding our tax code. But this is something we should have done months ago. We stepped up as the Republican Majority in the House months and months ago, and did a budget. That would have been the time to embrace that and then do the discussion on rebuilding our tax code to create jobs. Now, to trying to play the blame game from this Administration is actually a little outrageous.


I appreciate his attempt to try to be creative. But you know people like me, we were elected to come here and do hard things but do the things that save this Republic. And postponing it or finding another gamesmanship way to move it off the books and push it to someone else’s responsibility, I believe is somewhat wrong-headed. Look, this is tough. There’s a lot of folks here who’ve been elected year after year, I believe, not telling the truth about the devastating amount of debt that has been piling up on us and now, to have to look into a camera like this and explain to the American people that we got to change it, we got to change this crazy spending.


Jeff Flake on ReasonTV

Our Congressman Jeff Flake recently sat down in late June for an interview with ReasonTV senior editor Tim Cavanaugh.

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From ReasonTV’s description of the interview:

Rep. Jeff Flake (R-Arizona) has represented the Diamondback State’s sixth congressional district since 2001, cutting a pro-immigration, pro-trade, limited-government, anti-spending path that contrasts sharply with the mainstream of the Republican Party. 

Flake’s campaign against “earmarking,” or larding up bills with giveaways for legislators’ home districts, brought national attention to this issue and inspired some important rule changes. He has been a lonely voice in the House calling for an end to the U.S.-imposed travel ban on Cuba. And in a state that has shocked much of the country with its intolerance toward both documented and undocumented immigrants, Flake has consistently argued for reducing obstacles to legal immigration and establishing more effective guest worker programs. 

Now Flake has his eye on the Senate seat being vacated next year by the retiring Republican Jon Kyl. While there’s plenty of competition for his House job, Flake is so far alone in the race for Arizona’s junior Senate seat. 

A former head of the Goldwater Institute and practicing Mormon, Flake is a leading voice for freer markets and more personal freedom within the Republican Party.

Van “The Radio Man” Interviews Mayoral Candidate Jennifer Wright

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Jennifer Wright has never voted for a tax hike and has never worked with or for any government unions.

Charlie Ellis Interview with Van the Radio Man

Charlie Ellis is another conservative candidate seeking the office of City Councilman in Phoenix’s 5th District.

On Wednesday, Van the Radio Man conducted a lengthy interview of Charlie Ellis on his show. Listen as Ellis presents his philosophy and vision for the City of Phoenix.

Charlie Ellis expects to have his website up very soon but in the meantime, you may contact him via Facebook.

Thanks to Van the Radio Man for another candidate interview as the City of Phoenix moves closer to Election Day!

Here is the link to the Charlie Ellis interview.

Eric Frederick Interview with Van the Radio Man

In case you missed it, Sonoran Alliance is posting the recent online interview of Phoenix City Council candidate, Eric Frederick by Van the Radio Man.

This interview occurred last Thursday and allowed Eric Frederick to go into detail about his campaign for District 1 in the Phoenix Council race.

Eric Frederick is the only conservative running in this race and we encourage our readers to support his effort to remove a long-time government-union supported incumbent who voted for the tax on food, a hike on water rates and the notorious CityNorth Project.

Eric’s website is at

Here is Eric Frederick’s interview (edited for size).

Special thanks to Clair Van Steenwyk – “Van the Radio Man” for conducting this interview!

Phoenix Councilman Sal DiCiccio discusses requests for info tying food tax to city employee raises

Phoenix City Councilman Sal DiCiccio was on with KFYI-550′s Jim Sharpe this morning to discuss his recent request to obtain information linking the food tax to city employee salaries.

Here is that interview.

And in case you missed Sal DiCiccio’s presentation on the budget and government employee salaries, here is the video:

Schweikert Discusses Meeting with Geithner

In case you missed it, Congressman David Schweikert was on Fox Business’ Nightly Scoreboard with David Asman discussing his Thursday meeting with Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner.

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Great interview Congressman Schweikert!

Schweikert on Raising Debt Ceiling: “Right Now I Am A No”

CONTACT: Rachel Semmel


Washington, D.C. – Congressman David Schweikert (R-AZ), a member of the House Financial Services Committee, appeared on Fox News’ America’s Newsroom this morning to discuss tonight’s vote on the debt ceiling. Below is the video and excerpts from the interview:

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“Right now I am a ‘no.’ Because I’m not sure I see enough movement to do those things that are necessary, whether it be the combination of the short term, mid-term, long-term. You have to do a whole series of systemic changes if you are going to save this country.”


“If you and I tomorrow put together a package saying, here’s what we are willing to cut immediately; over the next year; over the next 10 years. Layered on top of that, Senator Mike Lee and myself have a balanced budget amendment that I believe is the strongest, tightest of all of them because it avoids some of the gimmicks. You might start to put together a package that provides visibility for our citizens, but also the world market for them to know the United States is getting serious about dealing with its debt.

“The reality of it is we bleed $4.7 billion every single day. Every single day we borrow $4.7 billion. You are going to have to do everything. And you are also going to have to have an honest discussion about the entitlements. You hear us have the discussion about Medicare. Medicare hits a brick wall stunningly soon … This place is engaged in rhetoric instead of reality.

“We literally have to be in the trillions over the next decade. We are borrowing $1.6 trillion just this year. These folks that make the comments of ‘this is too hard, it’s too tough,’ they are not telling the truth to the American people about how dangerous this spiraling of debt is.”


“You have 100 Democrats that apparently have signed a letter to Speaker Boehner saying ‘we want a clean debt vote.’ Fine, they are about to get their clean debt vote. But for everyone that will vote to raise this debt ceiling, I think they are being absolutely duplicitous and not telling the American people the truth. If you don’t tie a series of systemic changes in how we are spending our money, I believe the debt markets would crush us. They would start to raise our risk premium, raise interest rates if we were just to raise the debt ceiling without changes.

“Sunday, if you watched some of the talking head shows, how many times did you see the Democrat Member get up in front of the camera and say if we would just tax the rich or big oil? They are lying to you. Those together don’t even buy you three days of borrowing. What are you going to do with the other 362 days?”