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Andy Tobin “Blows The Whistle” on Kirkpatrick and Pelosi

January 16, 2014
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Andy Tobin “Blows The Whistle” on Kirkpatrick and Pelosi

Pro-Kirkpatrick ad and her vote against Obamacare transparency couldn’t be more ironic

On the same day that Nancy Pelosi’s Super PAC, House Majority PAC, launched an ad claiming Arizona Democrat Ann Kirkpatrick “blew the whistle” on the ObamaCare website, Kirkpatrick voted against bipartisan legislation today calling for more transparency with that very website. Even Arizona Democrats Ron Barber and Kyrsten Sinema were among the 33 House Democrats who voted in favor of this bipartisan fix, illustrating just how strong Kirkpatrick is in her support of ObamaCare despite the claims in this false ad.

Now, Arizona House Speaker Andy Tobin is pointing out Kirkpatrick’s hypocrisy and calling on Pelosi’s PAC to remove the false ad from the airwaves.

“This is proof that Ann Kirkpatrick’s Washington allies cannot fool Arizonans,” Tobin said. “It doesn’t matter how much money Kirkpatrick and Washington Democrats spend on ads, the facts are the facts. Kirkpatrick voted for ObamaCare, and today she voted to do the exact opposite of what this ad claims. It’s time to blow the whistle on this false ad.”

The bipartisan bill Kirkpatrick voted against, HR 3362, would require the Health and Human Services Department to report any and all problems that occur with the website and associated with the health care exchanges. Additionally, the department would need to report weekly on health insurance enrollment through HealthCare.gov.

ABOUT ANDY TOBIN:

Andy Tobin and his wife of 27 years, Jennifer, are the proud parents of five children- three daughters and two sons. Tobin is a small business owner who has devoted his life to positively affecting his community through job creation, public service and advocating for conservative principles. Tobin’s focus has been on creating sustainable jobs, helping small businesses succeed, building a stronger middle class and putting Arizona back on track. While serving as Speaker of the Arizona House of Representatives, Tobin drastically cut government by 25 percent, balanced Arizona’s budget and presided over the largest tax cuts in Arizona’s history, saving Arizona taxpayers millions of dollars.

Tobin has fought for your family’s freedoms, your prosperity and your community for the past six years while serving in the Arizona Legislature. He continues to lead the fight to stop the implementation of the disastrous ObamaCare. As your Representative in Congress, Andy Tobin will represent your voice, and lead the charge in fighting for you against the wasteful spending, government intrusion, and out-of-touch insiders that are taking away your freedoms.

Join Andy Tobin today!

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For more information, please contact Tobin for Congress Campaign Manager Craig Handzlik at press@andytobin.com or 928-275-1417.

 

Arizona Highway Patrol Endorses Andy Tobin

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January 15, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Arizona Highway Patrol Endorses Andy Tobin
Law Enforcement Stands Strong Behind Andy

With endorsements from five county sheriffs, the Arizona Police Association and the Phoenix Law Enforcement Association already under his belt, today Andy Tobin is proud to accept the endorsement of the Arizona Highway Patrol. Arizona law enforcement officials have united behind Tobin’s congressional run.

“Throughout his years serving Arizonans in the State Legislature, Andy has shown a committed support for public safety,” said Arizona Highway Patrol Association President Sergeant Jimmy Chavez. “The Arizona Highway Patrol has worked with Speaker Tobin on numerous issues ranging from immigration and human smuggling to drug interdiction and infrastructure. Andy is a logical, proven conservative leader who works tirelessly on behalf of Arizona. The Arizona Highway Patrol Association is proud to endorse Andy Tobin for U.S. Congress today.”

“I’m honored to have the support of the very people who are keeping our communities safe every day,” said Speaker Andy Tobin. “My amazing father is a 22-year veteran Lieutenant of the New York City Police Department. I carry the values he instilled in my siblings and me everyday. My sincerest thanks to the Arizona Highway Patrol and to all public safety professionals for their daily sacrifice.”

ABOUT ANDY TOBIN:

Andy Tobin and his wife of 27 years, Jennifer, are the proud parents of five children- three daughters and two sons. Tobin is a small business owner who has devoted his life to positively affecting his community through job creation, public service and advocating for conservative principles. Tobin’s focus has been on creating sustainable jobs, helping small businesses succeed, building a stronger middle class and putting Arizona back on track. While serving as Speaker of the Arizona House of Representatives, Tobin drastically cut government by 25 percent, balanced Arizona’s budget and presided over the largest tax cuts in Arizona’s history, saving Arizona taxpayers millions of dollars.

Tobin has fought for your family’s freedoms, your prosperity and your community for the past six years while serving in the Arizona Legislature. He continues to lead the fight to stop the implementation of the disastrous ObamaCare. As your Representative in Congress, Andy Tobin will represent your voice, and lead the charge in fighting for you against the wasteful spending, government intrusion, and out-of-touch insiders that are taking away your freedoms.

Join Andy Tobin today!

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For more information, please contact Tobin for Congress Campaign Manager Craig Handzlik at  press@andytobin.com or 928-275-1417.

Arizona Sheriffs Endorse Andy Tobin

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January 7th, 2014
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Arizona Sheriffs Endorse Andy Tobin
Law Enforcement Support for Tobin for Congress is Undeniable

Support for Andy Tobin’s Congressional Campaign within the Arizona law enforcement community continues to gain momentum. Today, four additional sheriffs from Arizona’s First Congressional District announce their endorsement of Tobin, citing his proven leadership in fighting to secure the border and supporting policies to keep Arizonans safe. Sheriffs Allred, Sheahan, Richards and Mascher join Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu, who endorsed the campaign in October. Additionally, Tobin’s congressional campaign received endorsements from The Arizona Police Association and The Phoenix Law Enforcement Association last month.

“I am pleased to join my fellow sheriffs in supporting Andy Tobin for Congress,” said Graham County Sheriff P.J. Allred. “It’s important to have a proven fighter for rural Arizona law enforcement in Washington. That is why I am endorsing him for United States Congress in my district.”

Andy Tobin has been a leader in Arizona State government for years,” said Mohave County Sheriff Tom Sheahan. “I am fully supporting Andy in his bid to become a member of the United States Congress. Andy Tobin will bring that energetic leadership to congress that is presently lacking, especially in the 1st Congressional District of Arizona. Andy will make an excellent congressman.”

“I have known Speaker Tobin for many years,” said Retired Coconino County Sheriff Joe Richards (1960-2004). “As Sheriff of Coconino County for more than 40 years, I am very familiar with the concerns and needs of rural Arizonans. I have followed Andy’s entire legislative career, and I am wholeheartedly convinced that he will faithfully represent the needs of Coconino County residents and all rural Arizonans in Washington. It is for these reasons that I am endorsing Andy Tobin for Congress.”

“As a law enforcement professional, I believe Andy Tobin understands the challenges we face daily and supports our objectives,” said Yavapai County Sheriff Scott Mascher. “Andy Tobin has been a consistent advocate for the law enforcement issues faced in Arizona. I am pleased to endorse his campaign.”

“Andy has a proven record of fighting to enforce the law and protect Arizonans from illegal drug cartels and human smuggling,” said Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu. “We need more people in Washington who have stood tall against illegal immigration and understand its negative effects not only on Arizona but the entire country. As the Sheriff of Pinal County, I see the consequences of the federal government’s refusal to secure our border everyday. I’m confident that Andy Tobin is the only person in this race with the experience, record and the commitment to public safety and border security. That’s why I am endorsing Speaker Tobin for U.S. Congress.”

“Like most Americans, law enforcement and all public safety personnel hold a special place in my heart,” said Speaker Andy Tobin. “My father is a 22-year veteran of the New York City Police Department. I carry the values he instilled in my siblings and me to this day. To have the support of Sheriffs Allred, Babeu, Mascher, Richards and Sheahan will go a long way toward securing our borders and serving rural Arizonans. My sincerest thanks to these great Sheriffs and to all public safety professionals for their daily sacrifice.”

ABOUT ANDY TOBIN:

Andy Tobin and his wife of 27 years, Jennifer, are the proud parents of five children- three daughters and two sons. Tobin is a small business owner who has devoted his life to positively affecting his community through job creation, public service and advocating for conservative principles. Tobin’s focus has been on creating sustainable jobs, helping small businesses succeed, building a stronger middle class and putting Arizona back on track. While serving as Speaker of the Arizona House of Representatives, Tobin drastically cut government by 25 percent, balanced Arizona’s budget and presided over the largest tax cuts in Arizona’s history, saving Arizona taxpayers millions of dollars.

Tobin has fought for your family’s freedoms, your prosperity and your community for the past six years while serving in the Arizona Legislature. He continues to lead the fight to stop the implementation of the disastrous ObamaCare. As your Representative in Congress, Andy Tobin will represent your voice, and lead the charge in fighting for you against the wasteful spending, government intrusion, and out-of-touch insiders that are taking away your freedoms.

Join Andy Tobin today!

For more information, please contact Tobin for Congress Campaign Manager Craig Handzlik atpress@andytobin.com or 928-275-1417

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Arizona Police Association Endorses Andy Tobin

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APA Holds Press Conference to Voice Support For Speaker Andy Tobin for Congress

In a joint press conference with the Phoenix Law Enforcement Association, the Arizona Police Association announced today their endorsement of House Speaker Andy Tobin for United States Congress in Arizona’s 1st Congressional District. The Arizona Police Association and the Phoenix Law Enforcement Association represent over 11,000 local, county, state, and federal officers in the state of Arizona.

“Arizona’s Law Enforcement Officers have appreciated the long-standing relationship Speaker Tobin has had with those who serve and protect,” said Levi Bolton, Jr., Executive Director of the Arizona Police Association. “Police officers appreciate those who say what they mean and mean what they say and keep the best interests of the taxpayers and citizens of Arizona in mind.”

“The Phoenix Law Enforcement Association wholeheartedly endorses Speaker Andy Tobin for United States Congress,” said Arizona Law Enforcement Association President Joe Clure. “Andy has always advocated for public safety officials in the Arizona Legislature. From border security to drug interdiction, I know that Andy’s logical and practical voice is one that we can count on in Washington.”

“This is a very special day for me,” said House Speaker Andy Tobin. “My father is a retired New York Police Department Lieutenant. I carry with me everyday the values he instilled in myself and my siblings. The law enforcement officials in our cities, towns and communities across Arizona are on the frontlines keeping Arizonans safe. I couldn’t be happier that these great Americans have chosen to endorse our campaign. As we continue campaigning all over rural Arizona, I look forward to meeting with and learning from the great public safety officials that these two associations represent.”

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Andy Tobin: Ann Kirkpatrick Chose Obamacare Over The Grand Canyon

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In announcing bid for Congress, Arizona House Speaker says: 
“The truth is, I’m just sick of Washington, D.C.”

Arizona House Speaker Andy Tobin announced his candidacy for U.S. Congress today, calling out Democrat Ann Kirkpatrick for voting to close down the Grand Canyon this week in order to protect ObamaCare (H.J. Res. 70, Oct. 1, 2013). The vote is just another example, Tobin said, of Washington’s assault on Arizona.

“There could be no harsher reminder of why we need new leadership in Washington,” Tobin said. “Arizona is under attack by the federal government, and Ann Kirkpatrick is part of the problem. Kirkpatrick is so committed to protecting ObamaCare and supporting Nancy Pelosi, she has literally voted to shut down the Grand Canyon.”

Tobin’s remarks came as he announced his candidacy for Congress in Arizona’s 1st Congressional District, launched www.AndyTobin.com and released a web video. Tobin plans to continue visiting every corner of the vast district in the days, weeks and months ahead.

“The truth is, I’m just sick of Washington, D.C.,” Tobin said. “From ObamaCare to over regulation of our small businesses and our lives, it’s clear that President Obama and Ann Kirkpatrick are totally out-of-touch with rural Arizonans. In Congress, I’ll stand for the same conservative principles I always have and fight back against Washington’s assault on our state.”

ABOUT ANDY TOBIN:

Andy Tobin is a dad, husband and small business owner who has devoted his life to job creation, public service and advocating for conservative principles. Tobin has built successful careers in the real estate, banking and insurance industries, creating jobs and helping small businesses grow and expand.

Tobin has been elected four times to represent rural Arizona in the Legislature since 2007. As Speaker of the House, he has overseen the largest budget reductions in the history of Arizona and led the fight against ObamaCare in Arizona.

Tobin and his wife Jennifer have five children.

Rep Matt Salmon Votes to Fund the Government & Protect American People From Obamacare

Washington—Today, Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) released the following statement regarding his vote on H.J. Res. 59, the Continuing Resolution for FY2014:

“For the third time, House Republicans passed a bipartisan bill to fund the government and protect Americans from the ever-mounting and damaging effects of Obamacare. Once again, our bill keeps the government open, protects Americans from being forced into Obamacare and puts Members of Congress and the President into the healthcare exchanges they created.

“It seems that each day we hear about another delay or new exemption by the Obama Administration. This is not only unfair to the American taxpayer, but demonstrates this harmful law remains not ready for primetime.

“Senate Democrats continue to offer no solutions to this problem and choose to be the Party of NO. Make no mistake, Senate Democrats are threating to shut down the government by failing to compromise with House Republicans. The moment of truth is upon them, and I call on Harry Reid to be responsible and immediately act to prevent a government shutdown.”

Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) serves on the House Committee on Foreign Affairs as Chairman of the Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere. He is also a member of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.
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Arizona independents and moderates: 5 final thoughts on Kyrsten Sinema [ @KyrstenSinema AZ09 ]

With liberals voting for Democrat Kyrsten Sinema and conservatives voting Vernon Parker, the question for moderates and independents is: which way should we go?

Here are 5 final thoughts on the race.

1. It’s the Economy, Silly.

Just two recessions ago, Kyrsten Sinema proposed more than $2 billion in NEW state taxes … DURING the recession. NO ONE supports raising taxes in a recession – it is well-known to make recessions WORSE.

Then, this past June, she proposed ending ALL the current tax relief set to expire December 31. This with our economy growing at a paltry rate of under 2% annually. (The world’s second-biggest economy, in China, is growing at 8% annually, and they are worried it’s not growing faster.)

She either does not understand basic economics, or lets her liberal ideology cloud her judgment. Either way, her policies would doom our struggling economy.

Vernon Parker’s entire campaign has been about restoring economic growth. Reducing job-crushing regulations. And changing our tax policies to reward US job creation.

He gets it. So on the economy, the choice is clear.

2. Foreign and defense policy.

The self-anointed “experts” say independents and moderates “don’t care about” foreign policy or our national defense. That is ridiculous. On these important issues, the differences are stark.

In June 2000, most of us were rolling our eyes as the Green Party called for a FIFTY PERCENT CUT in defense spending over 10 years. Just 4 months later, Kyrsten Sinema WENT TO WORK FOR THEM.

In the ensuing years, she OPPOSED removing the Taliban in Afghanistan, even though they were protecting the al Qaeda terrorists who killed thousands of Americans on 9/11.

She OPPOSED killing Osama bin Laden.

She called for the CLOSING OF LUKE AIR FORCE base.

She said she supported “world disarmament.” Because the bad guys would never cheat on such things, right?

And she was NOT a friend of our steadfast ally, Israel.

Suddenly, after winning her primary this Fall, she said none of that mattered anymore because she has relatives serving in the military!

Sorry. It DOES matter.

Vernon Parker has a long and consistent record supporting a strong national defense, and is a champion of Luke Air Force base.

Our nation’s security matters, and on this issue, it is not even close. Vernon Parker deserves your vote.

3. A 60-day Moderate.

Kyrsten Sinema has been a moderate for 60 days. For the TWO DECADES leading up to Fall 2012, she was a highly vocal, extremely consistent Far-Left, Liberal activist and community organizer.

Yes, people can change. Ronald Reagan began as a Democrat. But there is ZERO reason to believe in Sinema’s radical moderate makeover for the last 60 days. Just look at HER OWN WORDS on the matter.

Asked in 2005 why she ran as a Democrat in 2004 after losing as a Green, she replied:

“Well, you saw the results from the first campaign, didn’t you? Nothing about my political beliefs changed, nothing about my ideology changed. It was a practical decision.”

She elaborated on that in her 2009 how-to book for liberal activists:

“[In the fall of 2008, after a candidate debate,] a constituent came up to me and said, ‘Sinema, you don’t even sound like a liberal anymore.’ … As we parted ways, I told the voter that I believed in all the progressive values that I’d always held dear, but I’d finally learned to talk about [them differently.]” (pp. 16-17)

She also wrote in that book:

“Research in an electoral campaign is very simply the polling and focus-group work that strategic campaigns engage in …. When you conduct good research, you will learn how to frame your message (that’s fancy for ‘how you talk about something’)….I’ve become a huge fan of research.” (pp. 165-66)

Everything she has said in this general election campaign has been polled and focus-group tested to OBSCURE her true, liberal beliefs.

But as she admitted in candid moments in her book and in past interviews, she is the same extreme liberal she has always been, she just knows not to admit it anymore.

Vernon Parker is the same guy he has always been. Common-sense conservative. Problem-solver. Works with both Democrats and Republicans. Has not forgotten his roots – he came from a tough urban area. He knows education made it possible for him to escape his environment and give his children opportunities that he now wants ALL AMERICANS TO SHARE IN.

Sinema is a Trojan Horse candidate, trying to sneak into Congress before you realize she is the same radical she has been for 20 years.

Until she is straight with voters, or explains HOW she suddenly woke up a moderate 60 days ago – was she hit over the head at a 2012 Labor Day Parade? – she is simply not a wise choice for Congress.

4. Leeches.

We could, perhaps, forgive her attacks on moms, and calling them “leeches,” IF she had apologized. Instead, she went from outright denial, to later claiming it was a joke. Pretty offensive joke. But it clearly was not a joke. It was her far-Left beliefs slipping out in what she felt was a friendly interview.

But it turns out this was NOT the only time she attacked work at home moms. In an interview with Phoenix’s ‘N Touch magazine, she said:

“I feel we are regressing in our society. There is this rebirth of the idea that a woman should be at home and shouldn’t be working.”

Stunning. Sinema believes home-based women are not working, and moms who work from home to raise their kids represent society “regressing.” I know her views are common among liberals, but it is still shocking to see it so starkly in print.

5. Her sudden resume gap.

Finally, Kyrsten Sinema is not just running from her liberal policy views. She is running from her own bio. People who run from their own biography make me suspicious, and should make you suspicious also.

Just a few years ago, Sinema stood at a convention for liberal bloggers and boasted that she is a “criminal defense attorney who represents murderers.”

Then, this spring, as she geared up for her Congressional race, she quietly changed her law license status to “inactive,” and once she won her Democrat Primary, she wiped her criminal defense work off of her campaign bio entirely.

Now, I’m not going to snow you: I am troubled by her proudly representing killers. I’ve always sided with the victims.

But it’s certainly her right to do so, and it is part of our legal system.

Bottom line: if you are going to make your money working for murderers, at least be woman enough to defend it. Don’t do it for six years then pretend you’ve just been a “social worker” all that time.

I see no similar “resume gap” in Parker’s bio.

On Tuesday, vote Vernon Parker for jobs, economic growth, national security, and fundamental integrity about who he is and what he believes.

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Rep. Artur Davis Endorses Vernon Parker for Arizona CD9

Artur Davis is a former Democrat Congressman from Alabama. He caused quite a stir when he changed his registration to the Republican Party, and he delivered an outstanding speech at the Republican National Convention.  Davis is an eloquent spokesman for conservative priniciples that used to be held by all Americans, but which Democrats have largely abandoned.  You can hear more about his inspiring story at this link.

In the video below, recorded October 23rd, Rep. Davis endorses Vernon Parker, former mayor of Paradise Valley, for Arizona Congressional District 9 Representative.  Parker is another rising star within the Republican Party who is running against a self-described “Prada Socialist” with many questionable ties.  CD9 voters could hardly have a clearer choice.

More than just an endorsement, Davis’ remarks also deliver some important messages about the need to change the view that minorities have about the Republican Party.

Democrat Kyrsten Sinema boasts of backing from corrupt politician who helped bring down Arizona housing market

Democrat Kyrsten Sinema, the criminal defense lawyer running for a Congressional seat in Arizona’s Ninth Congressional District, is touting her endorsement from a Far-Left lawmaker who was at the heart of the financial crisis that brought Arizona homeowners to their knees and destroyed the state’s economy.

Sinema was touting late last week a fundraising letter from Barney Frank, the disgraced Congressional Democrat who retired this year rather than face a tough re-election he would have likely lost. In the October 9 letter, Frank said, in part:

My friend Kyrsten Sinema will face her biggest decision this Friday and how much money she raises today will determine the size of her [advertising] buy.
Can you help Kyrsten Sinema so she can stay on the air and fight back? Kyrsten needs you today.
Thank you for all that you do! Together, we can help Kyrsten Sinema win.
On to November,
Barney Frank

While most candidates would hide support from Barney Frank, that letter was found on Sinema’s own website!

So who is Barney Frank? Called a “subprime enabler” in the “government-mandated housing bubble” by Forbes magazine, and “Fannie Mae’s Patron Saint” by the Wall St. Journal, Frank is the man who for 20 years protected Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac from reform, while pocketing campaign money from its lobbyists. He even helped his then-partner get a job at Fannie Mae.

The results of his protection include the taxpayer bailouts of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, which have directly cost the taxpayers $140 BILLION, according to a liberal media site—many say the amount is actually far higher. But the real cost of letting Fannie and Freddie run wild has been felt across Arizona, in foreclosures, closed businesses, high unemployment and a devastated construction sector. Thanks Barney. No wonder they say Kyrsten is extreme.

But what did Frank say when the Bush Administration tried to reform Fannie and Freddie in 2003, several years BEFORE the crash? As the NY Times quoted him:

“These two entities — Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac — are not facing any kind of financial crisis.” said Representative Barney Frank of Massachusetts, the ranking Democrat on the Financial Services Committee. “The more people exaggerate these problems, the more pressure there is on these companies, the less we will see in terms of affordable housing.”

Oops. A few years later, Frank was proven wrong, but the price was paid by Arizonans and other Americans. Franks, then safe in a gerrymandered Massachusetts Congressional seat, kept fighting reform! His “Dodd-Frank” financial reform law, incredibly, enshrined the biggest banks as too big to fail (and thus guaranteed future bailouts) and did not even address Fannie or Freddie. They remain unreformed today.

Sure he helped destroy Arizona’s economy. But he can help Sinema raise money for her negative ads from Far-Left out-of-state activists. So rather than give Frank the scorn he deserves, she ties herself to him in a shameless fundraising pitch.

She’s hoping you won’t notice. Remember that when you vote, and send Sinema and Frank a message they will never forget: Vote Vernon Parker for Congress TODAY, for jobs and economic growth.

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You can reach the writer via Twitter. He’s a former GOP staffer who has been following Arizona politics for 20 years.