NFIB Endorses 42 Legislative Candidates

Nine Newcomers Join 33 Incumbents as Small Business’ Choice

The political action committee of Arizona’s leading small-business association today announced its endorsements of 42 candidates for the Arizona Senate and Arizona House of Representatives.

NFIB/Arizona Leadership Council Chair Mark Giebelhaus and NFIB/Arizona State Director Farrell Quinlan flank LD18 House hopeful Jill Norgaard at the small business group’s Small Business Forum this week.

NFIB/Arizona Leadership Council Chair Mark Giebelhaus and NFIB/Arizona State Director Farrell Quinlan flank LD18 House hopeful Jill Norgaard at the small business group’s Small Business Forum this week.

“The legislative candidates endorsed by NFIB today are proven friends of free enterprise whom Arizona small-business owners can trust to place their responsibility to taxpayers first over the interests of bigger government and its enablers,” said Farrell Quinlan, Arizona state director for the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB).

NFIB/Arizona Leadership Council member Jeff Fleetham and LD28 House hopeful Shawnna Shawnna Bolick at the small business group’s Small Business Forum this week.

NFIB/Arizona Leadership Council member Jeff Fleetham and LD28 House hopeful Shawnna Shawnna Bolick at the small business group’s Small Business Forum this week.

The principal standard used to evaluate incumbents was their voting records on 12 bills supported or opposed by the National Federation of Independent Business during the 2013-2014 legislative sessions. Endorsements for non-incumbent candidates were largely based on the quality of their answers on a questionnaire. These endorsements are formally issued by the NFIB/Arizona Save America’s Free Enterprise (SAFE) Trust, the organization’s political action committee, and represent the culmination of the pre-primary phase of the candidate evaluation process. There may be further endorsements in select legislative and statewide races after the August 26th primary elections.

NFIB/Arizona Endorsements in 2014 Legislative Primary Contests

For more than 70 years, the National Federation of Independent Business has been the Voice of Small Business, taking the message from Main Street to the halls of Congress and all 50 state legislatures. NFIB annually surveys its members on state and federal issues vital to their survival as America’s economic engine and biggest creator of jobs. NFIB’s educational mission is to remind policymakers that small businesses are not smaller versions of bigger businesses; they have very different challenges and priorities.

Leonard Clark wants to recall Carl Seel

Fresh from the Secretary of State’s Office, here is the latest moronic attempt by one Leonard Clark:

Mr. Clark obviously does not hold back how he really feels about Representative Seel when he calls him a racist and fascist for his “behavior against our President!”

Clark, who is a K-8 music teacher has given money to Democratic candidates including Paul Newman, Sandra Kennedy and District 6 Democrats, the same district Carl Seel represents.

Successful recall campaigns are very rare and with potential presidential candidates like Donald Trump firing up the electorate over the legitimacy validity of President Obama’s birth certificate, Clark’s recall effort is likely to fail in a heavily registered Republican district like LD-6.

Representative Carl Seel ought to take advantage of Mr. Clark’s futile recall effort and hold a fundraiser every week until the next election. Hell, The Carl ought to invite The Donald back to Arizona where they can explain the importance of following the US Constitution to the spirit and the letter of the law.

 

Presidential Candidate Proof of Citizenship Bill Heads to Governor Brewer

Yesterday, by a unanimous vote of all Republicans, the Arizona House of Representatives passed HB 2177, a bill requiring that all presidential and vice-presidential candidates provide proof of natural-born citizenship documentation to the Arizona Secretary of State in order to be placed on the Arizona ballot.

The Arizona House voted 40 – 16 – 4 to pass the bill. Republicans were unanimous in their support while 20 Democrats either opposed or did not vote for the bill. On Wednesday, the Arizona Senate passed the bill by a vote of 20 – 9 – 1. Again, the vote took place along party lines with Senator Frank Antenori as the only Republican not casting a vote.

This was Representative Carl Seel’s first stand-alone sponsored piece of legislation that many political pundits thought would go nowhere as Democrats and liberal media outlets labeled it as too controversial or fringe. Arizona legislators saw through all the rhetoric and gave it overwhelming support. The bill essentially clarifies what is already required in the Constitution.

The bill now heads to Governor Jan Brewer where she has five days to act by vetoing, signing or allowing the bill to become law without her signature.

Arizonans can now contact the Governor’s office to voice an opinion on what action she should take.

Finally, Representative Carl Seel will appear on CNN this evening at 8 PM to discuss the bill.

Press Release: MCRC Endorses Crump & Seel

The Maricopa County Republican Committee has endorsed Sam Crump and Carl Seel in the Republican Primary in Legislative District 6. Read the press release here.