The Arizona Congressional Majority Fund
Invites You to Attend a Southern Arizona Reception in Support of
Martha McSally, Vernon Parker &
Jonathan Paton for Congress
Congressman Pete Sessions
Chairman, National Republican Congressional Committee
Congressman Greg Walden
Deputy Chairman, National Republican Congressional Committee
Congressman Andy Harris, MD
Home of Joy and Dr. Jeff Maltzman
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
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By Mary Katherine Ham courtesy of HotAir.com
The first female combat pilot in U.S. military history would seem an unlikely target for a kitchen-themed attack ad, and yet that’s exactly what Nancy Pelosi’s House Majority PAC and Rep. Ron Barber have cooked up for Martha McSally, a retired Air Force colonel and pioneering A-10 pilot.
“Wall St. and Martha McSally—here’s what they’ve got cooking,” a female voiceover says as well-worn recipe cards pop out of a recipe box against a backdrop of fresh groceries. The ad features a photo of McSally on a recipe card alongside scribbled accusations like, “raise retirement age” and “essentially end Medicare.” The ad concludes, “McSally and Wall St.— a recipe for disaster.”
McSally, for her part, calls the accusations false and the ad’s theme “laughable.”
“The fact that they use this theme of Martha McSally in a kitchen cooking up recipes is…overtly sexist and insulting to any woman, but it certainly doesn’t fit specifically with me,” she said in a phone interview. “For crying out loud, I served 26 years in the military. I was too busy shooting 30 mm out of my A-10 at the Taliban and al Qaeda to spend any time in a kitchen.”
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McSALLY FOR CONGRESS RELEASES INTERNAL POLLING RESULTS
Poll shows race tied with 29 days until Election
Tucson – Today, the Martha McSally for Congress campaign released a recent internal poll showing the race tied in her campaign to unseat Congressional incumbent Ron Barber with 35 days left until Election Day.
The poll, conducted by OnMessage Inc. on September 30th and October 1st, shows Barber receiving 47.5% and McSally receiving 47.3%, with 5% of votes still undecided.
The poll shows that McSally has closed the 5% gap between her and Barber from the August 7th poll. It also shows a highly increased favorably rating for McSally with 52% having a favorable opinion of her and only 16% having an unfavorable opinion.
Of the voters who have an opinion of both candidates (whether favorable or unfavorable) McSally is leading by a 54% to 44% margin over Barber. This is an extremely positive key leading indicator.
“Although this is just a snapshot in time, the survey shows that Martha’s campaign is peaking just before the all-important early vote period starts in the 2nd District,” said campaign manager Bruce Harvie. “It is clear that the district is hungry for the leadership and vision Martha McSally would bring to Washington and her agenda focused on real solutions for Southern Arizona resonates with voters. It is also clear that the voters of the 2nd Congressional District are tired of the usual Washington partisan attacks and finger pointing that Barber continues to employ. The voters want a strong independent leader like Martha McSally fighting for them in Washington, and this survey shows exactly that.”
Full analysis of the poll is available here.
OnMessage Inc. is a national Republican polling and media firm, conducting polls for Republican candidates at both the federal and state level. In over 20 years of polling, OMI pollster Wes Anderson has conducted surveys and focus groups in every region of the country.
Martha McSally is the first female fighter pilot to fly in combat, and first to command a fighter squadron in combat in United States history. In 2001-2002, Martha McSally earned national recognition for successfully overturning a military policy requiring all U.S. servicewomen to wear Muslim clothing when off base in Saudi Arabia.
Join Martha in calling for this ad to be taken off the air via Twitter (twitter.com/McSallyCongress) and by reposting this post on Facebook,(facebook.com/McSallyForCongress). And please visit her website, www.marthamcsally.com, for more ways to join Martha’s campaign.
Dems Offer Taxpayer Dollars to Cover Legal Fees if Defense Contractors Don’t Send Pink Slips
WASHINGTON — After 43 straight months of unemployment above 8.0 percent, America now faces even more devastating job losses due to across-the-board defense cuts, and contractors are legally required to warn of these imminent layoffs. Does Ron Barber agree with Obama’s attempt to illegally cover up the impact on defense jobs and make taxpayers foot the legal fees?
“Ron Barber thinks he can have his cake and eat it too, championing Obama’s job-killing policies and then covering up their devastating effects on the job market,” said NRCC Communications Director Paul Lindsay. “Barber and his party’s politically-motivated agenda is not only unsustainable, it’s motivated by their desperate attempts to deceive the public.”
Under law, defense contractors have to send notice of their plans to lay off workers. This comes as Democrats refuse to stop the looming tax hikes that will devastate small businesses:
“The White House on Friday told government contractors worried about fiscal cliff spending cuts to hold off on warning employees about possible layoffs.
“The government said it would cover legal costs if contractors are forced to slash their payrolls because of the looming $109 billion in automatic cuts next year and are alleged to have violated the WARN Act.” (Jeanne Sahadi, “White House to Contractors: Hold Off on Layoff Warnings,” CNN, 9/28/2012)
Four Republican Candidates Take Steps Toward ‘Young Gun’ Status
Washington — The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) today announced its newest round of ‘On the Radar’ candidates. By reaching the second step of the four-step ‘Young Guns’ program, these Republican candidates have reached the fundamental benchmarks to place them on the road to victory. Now, these four candidates are ready to take on the Democrat establishment and return fiscal sanity to Washington.
“These candidates have worked hard to meet the benchmarks that have been laid out before them and are determined to hold Washington Democrats accountable this November,” said NRCC Chairman Pete Sessions (R-TX). “American taxpayers are tired of watching the Democrat majority spend this country deeper into recession while they have been forced to tighten their belts. With American families desperate for change, these four candidates are determined to rein in reckless spending, cut taxes and return the economy back to a state of vitality.”
Originally founded in the 2007-2008 election cycle by Reps. Eric Cantor (R-VA), Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and Paul Ryan (R-WI) as a member-driven organization, the Young Guns program has become an official NRCC effort dedicated to electing open-seat and challenger candidates nationwide. Reps. Cantor, McCarthy and Ryan remain actively involved in the Young Guns program, working together to recruit and prime conservative leaders for victory.
After reaching the second step of the four-step program, these ‘On the Radar’ candidates now face a new set of rigorous benchmarks that will continue to help them build competitive, effective and winning campaigns.
The NRCC’s ‘On the Radar’ Candidates Are:
- Martha McSally (AZ-02)
- Vernon Parker (AZ-09)
- Wendy Rogers (AZ-09)
- Martin Sepulveda (AZ-09)
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Even After Historic Electoral Losses, Arizona Dem Continues to Prioritize Government Healthcare Takeover Over Preserving Medicare
WASHINGTON — Obama’s deputy campaign manager recently boasted that his party did in fact cut over $700 billion to Medicare in order to fund their government healthcare takeover. How can Ron Barber proudly campaign in Arizona while ObamaCare threatens seniors’ access to their hard-earned healthcare coverage and puts 15 unelected bureaucrats in charge of their healthcare decisions?
“Ron Barber ensured the devastating impact of his massive government takeover of healthcare by voting to keep $741 billion in cuts to seniors’ Medicare,” said NRCC Communications Director Paul Lindsay. “Just like when House Democrats lost their majority in 2010, this November will be another referendum on Democrats like Ron Barber who have chosen to run with ObamaCare.”
The latest CBO estimate for ObamaCare’s Medicare cuts are $741 billion – $240 billion more than they first estimated. (“Estimates for the Insurance Coverage Provisions of the Affordable Care Act Updated for the Recent Supreme Court Decision,” Congressional Budget Office, July 2012)
Obama’s party touts devastating cuts to Medicare in order to pay for their healthcare takeover:
“‘On top of the savings we’ve already achieved. You know I heard Mitt Romney deride the $700 billion cuts in Medicare that the president achieved through health care reform,’ said [Obama’s deputy campaign director Stephanie] Cutter.” (Daniel Halper, “Obama Campaign Defends President’s $700 Billion Cuts to Medicare,” The Weekly Standard, 8/12/2012)
Watch as Retired USAF Col. Martha McSally and Mark Koskiniemi (pronounced Kos ki nee mee) debate on Arizona Public Media’s Republican CD-2 Primary Forum. Website link
To all my friends and supporters,
We have a lot of work to do. That’s the first thing to take away from Tuesday night. We saw just how good Ron Barber’s campaign team is at getting-out-the-vote.
I know many of you put a lot of time and effort into helping Jesse Kelly get elected, and we’re all disappointed in the result. But now we have to refocus our efforts once again and start preparing for November. The Republican voter-registration advantage that we had in CD8 disappears in the new CD2. We’re going to have an uphill battle, and I need your help.
I will be running for the new CD2, and it’s time to roll our team out on to the runway.
Saturday, June 16th @ 2:00PM will be our first campaign and volunteer organizational meeting. We’ll be meeting at our campaign HQ, 8060 E. 22nd St #140 (22nd & Pantano next to Jack Furrier’s Western Tire).
We need people who are willing to step up in a variety of key roles. We’ll also be assigning GOTV Captains in each individual precinct.
So, please, join me on Saturday, and let’s get back to work!
Republican candidate Jesse Kelly released the following statement today regarding the Republican Primary in the new Congressional District 2:
“I would like to thank our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, my wife Aubrey, and our supporters for their unwavering commitment to the values that make America great. Looking at the results from Tuesday, we have decided to withdraw from the race for Congress in AZ-02 and to seek other opportunities. I will forever be thankful to our generous supporters and volunteers.”
Sonoran Alliance would like to thank Jesse for stepping up to serve once again and for his hard-fought effort to win the CD-8 Special Election. We wish him the best in his pursuits and would hope that he continue to work in the conservative political movement.
Thank you Jesse and may God bless You and Yours.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Chairman of the Subcommittee on the Constitution, Congressman Trent Franks (AZ-02), commented today on President Obama’s recent Rose Garden remarks on judicial activism:
“Liberal Democrat Presidents, of which Barack Obama is one, have done for judicial activism what Stonehenge did for rocks. Indeed, without judicial activism and blatant constitutional overreach, the left would have almost no policy precedence to hold up to the world.
“Far left judicial activists are the only appointments Barack Obama has made to the Supreme Court. For him now to attempt to preempt and intimidate the Court from protecting the most basic kind of American freedom by accusing them of judicial activism is an arrogant hypocrisy that should take America’s breath away.
“If the Supreme Court upholds, as fully constitutional, the ObamaCare mandate requiring all American citizens to buy government prescribed and controlled healthcare management, both the Constitution and American freedom itself will be fundamentally abrogated, and left-wing governments like the Obama administration will be then completely unfettered to force Americans to do almost anything.”
Congressman Franks is serving his fifth term in the U.S. House of Representatives and is a member of the Judiciary Committee, where he serves as Chairman of the Subcommittee on the Constitution and a member of the Subcommittee on Courts, Commercial and Administrative Law. He is also a member of the Armed Services Committee, where he serves on the Strategic Forces Subcommittee and the Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 25, 2012
CONTACT: Tyler Hudgins
Mesa – Today, Steve Chucri for County Supervisor is happy to announce the conservative endorsement of Arizona Congressman Trent Franks. An experienced, active and senior GOP leader in Arizona for over 25 years, Congressman Franks currently represents the citizens of Congressional District 2 and is well known for his conservative Reagan Republican voice and principled defense of truth and integrity in the halls of the United States Congress.
A passionate advocate of personal responsibility and free enterprise, Congressman Franks’ endorsement follows the key endorsements of U.S. Congressman and former Maricopa County Treasurer David Schweikert, as well as Scottsdale Mayor Jim Lane.
“I have known Steve Chucri for over ten years, and I firmly believe that Steve will help get county government back on track by defending truth, protecting the enduring value of life, cutting government waste, reducing taxes, fighting through bureaucracy, and ending needless regulation. I look forward to his staunch conservative leadership that our county desperately needs,” stated Congressman Franks.
“Congressman Franks works tirelessly for the people of Arizona, an example of servant leadership that I wish to follow. The Congressman’s endorsement and support of my campaign is truly an honor,” said Chucri.
Chucri became President & CEO of the Arizona Restaurant Association (ARA) in 2002. Under his leadership and strong work ethic, the restaurant industry in Arizona has enjoyed substantial growth and is a nearly $10 billion industry.
As President and CEO of the ARA, Chucri represents business owners and sees firsthand how the actions of local, state, and federal governments can positively or negatively impact restaurants and other small businesses in Arizona. Although he is not a career politician, Chucri’s experiences as a businessman, husband, and father give him invaluable insight into the needs of his community and ensure that, as County Supervisor, he will always place service to citizens before personal political gain.