In clear violation of the “let’s all be civil” mantra from the left, EJ Montini refers to a recently elected statewide official as a “dunce”. Greg at Espresso Pundit does a great job exposing Montini as the one who is not qualified.
Statement from Center for Arizona Policy President Cathi Herrod
Arizona’s marriage amendment which defined marriage as the union of one man and one woman has been overturned by the courts.
PHOENIX – “I am heartbroken for a country and a state that has had the redefinition of marriage forced upon them by an out of control federal judiciary.
In what amounts to the de-facto Roe v Wade of marriage, voters throughout the nation have watched their voices be silenced, and their votes voided. Now, Arizona’s marriage amendment and our voters are the latest victims. While the United States Supreme Court may still take up the issue of marriage redefinition, for now the courts have settled the issue in our state.
Today, we grieve. We grieve for the children who now have no chance of growing up with a mom and a dad. We mourn the loss of a culture and its ethical foundation. We mourn a culture that continues to turn its back on timeless principles.
But we do not despair. We do not throw in the towel. We do not give up.
Just as we have worked to build a culture of life, we will focus on rebuilding a culture of marriage as the union of one man and one woman.”
To read the statement online visit: http://www.azpolicy.org/newsroom/for-marriage-supporters-grief-yes-despair-no
I am very excited to share with you that our campaign has released our first Spanish language television commercial of the campaign – narrated by State Representative Lydia Hernández of Legislative District 29.
The all-Spanish language ad, which is being broadcast on Univision and cable television this week, is part of a Hispanic voter outreach program launched by my campaign. In the commercial, Representative Hernández highlights the need to have a Secretary of State with a track record of working on bipartisan solutions and passing legislation benefitting Arizona’s diverse population.
The Secretary’s Office is one which must protect the integrity of each and every voter in the State of Arizona. The practice of ballot harvesting occurring in Arizona is manipulating peoples’ voice and their vote.
In addition to the commercial, my reform plan also available in Spanish on my website. I want the Hispanic Community to know they play an equally important part in our democratic process under a Reagan administration.
Watch the commercial now, in English or in Spanish:
Secretary of State addresses the absurd claims by perennial candidate Terry Goddard.
PHOENIX – Candidates often make inflammatory statements as a tactic to provoke a sense of mistreatment to curry favor with voters. However, blatant mischaracterizations about Arizona’s system of elections must be corrected. With less than three weeks before the General Election, current Secretary of State Ken Bennett believes it’s necessary to clear up inaccurate information being presented by Terry Goddard over the past few months.
The latest examples occurred during the Clean Elections Debate, hosted by Arizona PBS. During the broadcast, Mr. Goddard made two statements that were either terribly ignorant or deliberate misrepresentations of the truth for political gain.
“I’m confused where Mr. Goddard came up with amount of $2 million to implement the so-called Dual Track, or bifurcated system of voting in the primary,” said Secretary Bennett. Truth is, our counties will spend about $500,000 for both the primary and general elections. This system—one that I’ve repeatedly said is not ideal for election officials—was developed in response to two conflicting directives. One from Arizona’s voters, (Prop. 200) and the U.S. Supreme Court (Arizona v. Inter Tribal Council of Ariz., Inc.) As I’ve publically said before, and I’ll ask Mr. Goddard, which directive should we ignore; Arizona’s voters or the Supreme Court?
“In addition, I’m troubled by Mr. Goddard’s characterization that students, ‘who have to vote a federal ballot, are treated as second class citizens,’ which is patently false and simply absurd. College students do not have to vote a federal form. Those voting a federal ballot are simply doing so because they haven’t provided proof-of-citizenship to our County Recorders, a requirement approved by voters in 2004. Election officials around the state are committed to treating each voter equally and for Mr. Goddard to assume otherwise is offensive to elections officials statewide.
“Combined with his conspiratorial accusation of voter suppression when he declared ‘independent voters get only one chance to cast a ballot,’ I question Mr. Goddard’s fundamental understanding of how elections work in Arizona. While I certainly appreciate Mr. Goddard’s compliment about my singing voice during the debate, I would ask he either learn the songs or stop making up the lyrics.”
One would think that the highest law enforcement official in the State of Arizona would be well versed in the law. And given the number of complaints related to elections and campaigning against Tom Horne, one would think he would be paranoid about breaking the law – again.
Last Friday, former State Treasurer Dean Martin filed an election complaint against Attorney General Tom Horne over clear violations of the law regarding Horne’s campaign website and the use of taxpayer resources and the State Seal.
The complaint was filed with both the Secretary of State and Citizens Clean Elections Commission.
It is now one day before the Primary Election and the AG’s race is very close.
Given yet another apparent violation of the law by Tom Horne, I ask the readers of this blog to get out the vote for Mark Brnovich tomorrow.
A little historical perspective. In 1998, Tom McGovern and John Kaites battled it out in the Primary Election for the nomination for Arizona Attorney General. McGovern won but it cost him all his resources heading into the General Election. Who was his General Election opponent? Some little known US District Court Judge named Janet Napolitano. She didn’t have to spend any money going into her Primary Election and she beat Tom McGovern in the General Election by 50.4% to 47.5%. The rest is history because as we all know, she became Arizona’s Governor and ultimately, Obama’s DHS Cabinet Secretary.
Don’t let that happen again. Don’t be that voter. Don’t waste your vote on Tom Horne.
The election for Arizona Attorney General is critical.
Vote for Mark Brnovich tomorrow.
Here’s the official complaint:
Here’s a link to the PDF file.
VOTE for John King and Jill Norgaard for LD18 House – Tom Morrissey for LD18 Senate
Arizona Legislator Rob Robson, recently endorsed by Governor Brewer, was cited late Monday with a Class 2 Misdemeanor for stealing yard signs! The Maricopa County Sheriffs Department cited the thieving Legislator for violating section 16-1019A – tampering with campaign signs and set a court date for September 2, 2014 in the San Marco Court, presided over by Judge Frankle at 9:00 am.
Robson received $15,000 from Governor Brewer who refers to all who have promised to keep Obamacare and Common Core in Arizona as “responsible, considerate Republicans.” Suspending the Rules is considerate? I call that cheating. Spending more money than Arizona taxpayers make and pay in taxes to the state is responsible? I call that stealing. Only the Governor who calls a Special Session to pass a budget that is in-between committee could make these statements with a straight face.
Rob Robson was harshly censured by the Republican Party throughout Arizona for a list of votes which violate the core Republican principles of limited government and individual liberties including Obamacare Medicaid Expansion, Common Core, and increasing spending leaving Arizona taxpayers with a potential tax increase. Robson cheated in the Special Session when he voted to suspend the rules of the house to force OBrewercare Medicaid Expansion on Arizona.
Robson was then BLACKLISTED by the grassroots in Arizona and two excellent conservative candidates, John King and Jill Norgaard, stepped up to primary him in legislative district 18.
Throughout LD18 ‘Arrow of Truth’ signs begin popping up next to Robson’s signs with simple ‘Voted for Obamacare’ and an arrow pointing to the signs. The signs began disappearing so a team sat one night
|Arrow of Truth|
and witnessed Robson and an accomplice working as a team removing the signs and destroying them before disposing of them. They captured the vehicle leaving the scene with a license plate clearly reading “ROBSON”. The investigation is still ongoing.
‘Tidy the Tent’ in Arizona.
Remove ROB ROBSON. And Don’t Dial his buddy.
VOTE for John King and Jill Norgaard for LD18 House – Tom Morrissey for LD18 SenateChristine Bauserman, Chairwomen, Alliance of Principled Conservatives
There’s a rumor going around that Wednesday’s trip by Governor Brewer and three statewide candidates who she has endorsed was piggybacked on to official business – paid for by Arizona taxpayers.
What has given this rumor legs is modern technology.
According to two sources, Michele Reagan, one of the three candidates sent out a tweet including a photo of her on a plane with an official state seal in the background. Once the photo was tweeted it was quickly deleted.
Brewer’s trip to Yuma was covered by local Yuma media.
Holly Sweet of the Yuma CBS affiliate, KSWT reported that Brewer had official business with Yuma city hall before heading to a political rally at the Kress Ultra Lunge with Scott Smith, Randy Pullen and Michele Reagan – all candidates who she has endorsed.
Christy Wilcox also reported on the visit:
The Yuma Daily Sun also covered the event which included a number of photos.
The Governor’s official website also posted nothing about an official visit to Yuma on her public calendar.
All this begs the following questions:
If media reported Governor Brewer making the trip as a meeting with Yuma City Hall, why would that visit not be listed on the official calendar?
Did Governor Brewer, Scott Smith, Michele Reagan all travel together to Yuma?
Did all three candidates travel with Governor Brewer together aboard an official government or chartered plane to Yuma?
If all three candidates traveled to Yuma with the Governor on an official state plane or chartered plane, will their campaigns reimburse the taxpayers of Arizona?
Is Governor Brewer lending the weight of her office to assist those candidates she has endorsed?
Finally, were there any members of the media who traveled with the Governor or the three candidates to and/or from Yuma?
We hope each of the campaigns and the Governor will clear up these questions.
It’s time to have a little fun and see if our readers can tell the difference between Fred DuVal and Scott Smith. We’ve pulled a number of quotes from or about each candidate on issues important to Arizonans. We’ll post the issue followed by the quote and then let the readers guess who said it. (And no using Google search to cheat!)
COMPREHENSIVE IMMIGRATION REFORM
A. “…we cannot continue with a broken system that keeps millions of people living in the shadows of our communities.”
B. “he supports driver’s licenses for young immigrants awarded work permits under a new Obama administration program. He also praised the U.S. Senate’s Gang of Eight for working on comprehensive immigration reform legislation.
A. “My first action as governor will be to rescind Gov Brewer’s Executive Order against driver’s licenses for Dreamers.”
B. “The federal government’s half-steps on immigration are not doing us any favors, taking us further from the goal. These side discussions, such as the driver’s licenses discussion, are a distraction. The end game is a fair and just immigration process that includes allowing our DREAMERS to become legal.”
A. On Gov. Brewer “I think she got 1070 wrong…
B. “It’s not exactly the law I would have written.”
A. “I believe (Arizona’s) College and Career Ready Standards (Common Core) accomplish these objectives, and I support their implementation.”
B. “I fully support Common Core and applaud Governor Brewer’s efforts to ensure the implementation of these vital standards despite opposition from some members of her party.”
C. “And what we have proposed here, whether you call it common core or ready achievement or whatever, I don’t care the label you put on it, we have to do it. …”
D. “Rather than a top-down, one-size-fits-all, Washington, D.C. approach to education, Common Core is a perfect example of how states can lead the way on improving education.”
OBAMACARE MEDICAID EXPANSION
A. “It would be a terrible mistake not to expand Medicaid on federal dollars.”
B. “I supported the governors Medicaid restoration because she did what was best for Arizona.”
TAXES / BUDGET
A. “After the massive cuts to K-12 schools, defunding all-day kindergarten, and ending the once-cent sales tax that funds our children’s schools, the last thing the folks at the Capitol should do is to set another tripwire on our children’s road to opportunity.”
B. “Nothing is more frustrating than seeing a state legislator cutting spending without raising taxes.”
A. “It’s the Senate’s turn to pass energy-climate legislation.”
B. “I welcome the opportunity to join with 1,000 of my peers in this truly bipartisan effort to improve not only the environment, but our communities and our nation.”
A. “…a self-described moderate, said serving in the House would be a “wonderful opportunity to reach across the divide.”
B. “He will allow himself to be called a progressive, but takes pains to note the lowercase ‘p’…”
Feel free to post your answers in the comments!