Who is the REAL Arizona Tea Party Senate Candidate?

Over the course of the last few months, Arizona’s U.S. Senate race has really started to heat up on several fronts; the most heated are of course the interactions between the incumbent Senator, John McCain and the front running Republican challenger and Tea Party supported candidate, JD Hayworth. However, a not so publicized debate is going on between the local Arizona Tea Parties and the other Republican challenger and so called “tea party candidate” Jim Deakin.

Ever since February, when JD Hayworth received his first tea party endorsement from the Tea Party supporting political action committee, LibertyFirst PAC, Jim Deakin and his campaign have been working very hard to legitimize their tea party connection. The effort has yielded them very little, if any at all, support from the local Arizona tea parties. At the time of LibertyFirst PAC’s endorsement many of the local tea parties were not endorsing candidates; most weren’t legally able to due to IRS tax restrictions. Since March however, the tea parties have been working very closely with one another and working hand in hand with groups like the Patriot Caucus, Tea Party Patriots and the Arizona Tea Party Network to establish several alliances and coalitions for the sole purpose of endorsements, some specifically for showing support for Hayworth. In fact on August 2nd, a coalition of more than 16 Arizona state-wide, Tea Party and like-minded Conservative groups came together to announce they were all endorsing JD Hayworth to be the next United States Senator from Arizona.

Today those same 16 groups, including many of the local Arizona tea parties are now under attack from Jim Deakin, the so-called “tea party candidate”. Deakin is clearly not receiving the tea parties support and his campaign staff are now challenging the legal legitimacy of the groups via forum posts and Facebook notes like this one where he states, “Freedom loving Arizonans beware and be wary of Fake TEA Party Organizations designed to pray on your patriotism.” Aside from his obvious misuse of the word “pray”, he goes on to say that because the tea parties are endorsing Hayworth that this proves that they are simply GOP front groups, in particular the Patriot Caucus, and that now because they are endorsing Hayworth that they are also endorsing governmental policies on earmarks, cap and trade, amnesty, tax increases and every other thing that is against what the tea party stands for. Oddly enough, Mr. Deakin didn’t feel the same way about these groups a few months ago, which was right before right before they courted and endorsed Hayworth.

What Mr. Deakin and his campaign staff fail to realize is that, some of these groups were started by some of the original tea party organizers from around the nation and the state of Arizona; some of which are not even registered Republicans. The problem with Deakin’s complaints against “fake tea parties” not supporting him and publicly displaying his “sour grapes” attitude to the world is that the liberal media, and the John McCain media machine, will have a field day twisting and turning the truth about the tea parties to their advantage. Mr. Deakin hopes that his public outcries against the tea party movement will damage the various groups reputations; therefore damaging Hayworth’s reputation at the same time since he is their chosen tea party candidate.  All the while, Mr. Deakin continues to slap the movement in the face as he condescendingly calls himself “the tea party candidate”, but in reality, he is not known for his tea party support…he is know in Arizona as “the spoiler candidate”.

Make no mistake about it, JD Hayworth is the Arizona tea parties chosen candidate for U.S. Senate. A majority of the local tea parties have went out of their way on numerous occasions to show their unwavering support for Hayworth, and Hayworth has returned the favor by going out of his way to support the tea parties. The relationship between the two is a bond between a politician and the people; just like our founding fathers would have wanted.

Video Description: JD Hayworth giving a very enthusiastic speech at the United Border Coalition Tea Party Rally held on Sunday, August 15th at the Arizona/Mexico border.

Source: http://www.examiner.com/conservative-in-phoenix/who-is-the-real-arizona-tea-party-senate-candidate

JIM DEAKIN: BORROWING LIKE A ‘DRUNKEN CONGRESS’

By Steven Robinson

Recently US Senate candidate Jim Deakin’s home went into foreclosure.  Anyone aware of our nation’s tremendous financial problems can understand and even sympathize with Jim’s financial plight.  No one wants to see anyone go through that painful process.  However, in this case you must take a closer look to understand, that IN SPITE of his ‘conservative rhetoric”, Jim Deakin spends money just like the US government he is so fond of criticizing.  That is to say, he borrows with the “promise to pay in the future” SO he can spend it today!!  In this case, Jim does it with government underwritten  loans. You only have to look at the public records to discover Jim and Adonia Deakin’s spendthrift habits.

Many people who obtain loans do so with the intent to pay down the mortgage and in time, own the home free and clear.  Their goal is to have a home that is debt-free, with no monthly payment.  In theory the federal government would ALSO operate this way, keeping the debt in check, allowing for some valid reasons to borrow, such as war.  However, we know that our federal government has borrowed so much money over the last 40 years to finance outrageous spending, guaranteeing re-election by ‘buying’ support of the voters and the companies to whom they dole out this money. (The Taxpayers future earnings)

So let’s get back to Mr. Deakin. As Jim has stated, he bought his current residence in 1995.  He paid, $148,659 with a VA loan for just over $141K, was for a very nice home in North Phoenix.  Unfortunately Jim endured a divorce and he refinanced the home into his name. The new loan for $164,400 closed in August 1999, borrowing  $25,000 more equity, perhaps used to buy out his ex-wife.  Nothing unusual with this loan.

In 2001, Jim married Adonia, and just one year later, in August 2002, Jim and Adonia obtained a $20,000 Home Equity loan (HELOC) in both their names. Again, there is nothing unusual about this loan; people have used their equity for a variety of purposes.  There is one interesting note: Adonia’s home on East Sequoia Drive was paid off two months later.  We don’t know whether these funds were used to pay off Adonia’s loan, just that the loan was paid off.  More on that later.

However, less than 18 months later, in January 2004, Jim again refinanced, borrowed an ADDITIONAL $32,000 more, with a $216,000 loan.  More significant about this loan is that Jim obtained financing as a “Single man, his sole and separate property”!  NOW the financing activities are getting curious; after all, isn’t Jim married!?

Then, in May, Jim obtained another equity loan (HELOC), THIS time for $54,000, and again as “his sole and separate property”.  Weren’t  Jim and Adonia married?  It’s Confusing, to be sure.  Yet the critical point is that again, Jim is borrowing on his ‘future ability to pay’; and with another $54K to spend.

In May 2005 Adonia sells the home on East Sequoia Drive, she had originally purchased in 1997, and had refinanced in 2000.  This is the loan that was paid off in 2002.  So, when the home sold, a very nice home at that, Adonia cleared over $100,000 at the sale, perhaps more.

Then, in June 2007, Jim and now Adonia, refinanced again!  This time the loan is a WHOPPING $376,000!! After paying off the existing liens, Jim borrowed an additional $106,000!  Again, it’s based on Jim’s ‘future ability to pay’.

So here is the situation, In FIVE short years, beginning in August 2002 through June 2007, Jim and Adonia borrowed an total of additional $212,000.  Furthermore they received another $100K from the sale of Adonia’s original home.  NOW, after MORE THAN DOUBLING the mortgage loan balance, Jim Deakin NOW tells us HE and Adonia are “upside down” in their mortgage!?  Well no wonder! They’ve spent over $300,000 in FIVE short years; by borrowing most of these funds, based on Jim’s ‘future ability to pay’!  This is a 130% increase in his debt over five years.  When you contrast  this with the National Debt over the same time period, the  is ONLY a 10% increase!  Yet Deakin wants to lecture the Congressman about spending? I guess Jim knows how to better manage our country’s finances.

Yet, JUST WHO does Jim Deakin blame for HIS financial difficulties?  In his first press release to Fox10 here is what Jim says: “Small businesses have been struggling because of the burdensome taxation and regulation implemented by both of my opponents.”  What? How did taxation and regulation cause Jim to borrow and spend so much?  He then says, “HUD amendments enacted by my opponents and the repeal of the Glass-Steagall Act allows greedy bankers to create the derivatives market resulting in the crisis we have all experienced since 2008.”  SO THE ‘GREEDY BANKERS’ made him do it!?

No, Mr. Deakin looks for sympathy as he seeks to walk away from his obligations. His home is in foreclosure, NOT because of the economy; BUT due to his irresponsible borrowing!

One thing is for certain; Jim understands and shares the Democrats’  HUGE appetite for debt!  Clearly he borrows and spends money like, well like “like a drunken sailor”; or rather “like a drunken Congress” to coin a phrase!  IS ANYONE beginning to question Jim Deakin’s claims of being conservative?

This begs the question; will Jim Deakin add insult to injury and avail himself of Obama’s government programs to get “Free Money” with subsidized interest and a lower monthly payments, defer part of the principle balance, partial loan forgiveness, or some other taxpayer subsidy?  Is this what Deakin means when he calls himself an “individualist”?  Is THIS why Jim let his mortgage get so far behind in the first place?  Does the term “Huckster” come to mind? ‘Inquiring minds’ want to know.

Senate Candidate Goes On Offensive Against Tea Partier?

June 7th, 2010 an article was on posted Sonoran Alliance that included a link to a local poll labeled “Should Deakin drop out of the AZ Senate race?”. Naturally this poll received some attention from the Deakin campaign, and for good reason as the poll indicated that a majority of participants felt that Deakin should withdraw or drop out of the Senate Race. The poll was established shortly after two separate Sonoran Alliance opinion pieces called for Deakin to bow out of the Senate race. What Jim Deakin choose to do with that information however is no mystery. Instead of trying to work at his campaign to put himself into a better position, he choose to tell the organizer of the poll to “Butt out of Arizona Politics”. It’s important to note that Mr. Deakin knows exactly who the pollster was, and that the organizer of the poll is a local Arizona resident, voter, and member of the Tea Party movement in Arizona. The point being made here is that Jim Deakin is establishing an unpleasant reputation among many tea party groups and individuals that are not in support of him. This is a confusing position for him to have since he is a candidate that claims to promote tea party principles, free speech and the Constitution.

On both the Arizona Tea Party Network website and the Greater Phoenix Tea Party website are forum areas for Tea Party members to discuss candidate related content; Deakin and his campaign staff frequent the forums and post updates regularly under pseudonyms like “JPD”. June 8th, in response to the Sonoran Article listed above, Jim Deakin’s camp posted the following message in at least 9 separate areas of Greater Phoenix Tea Party website and 1 area on the Arizona Tea Party Network website:

“Speaking of interfering in elections of a Federal Candidate on an email with this paid for notice “Paid for by Maricopa County Republican Committee”. is a link to a poll made by the Congressman’s campaigner Keith Sippmann “should deakin drop out of the us senate race! Call Rob Haney Maricopa County Chair and tell him… I said HELL NO! (602) 996-1004”;

A rational person would have to question why someone would go through the trouble of posting the same update in ten different places. What is the purpose? The logical answer is that Mr. Deakin was basically implying that the MCRC was somehow approving of the polls position by including a link to the poll in a regular email communication that includes many other links to articles and related local political content. Of course this is an intentional misrepresentation of the truth by the Deakin camp, and a blatant attempt at labeling a citizen activist that opposes his candidacy for Senate as a “Congressman’s Campaigner”, again misrepresenting the truth that the activist somehow officially works for the JD Hayworth campaign. The MCRC was contacted by a concerned Tea Party member and was informed that ” the e-mail that was sent out by the MCRC was NOT an endorsement, simply an FYI, just like any other news link or other piece of information regarding any Republican Race in the State or County.”

Whenever a discussion appears online suggesting that Jim Deakin withdraw from the Senate race, his supporters always use the phrase “only a moron votes for the lesser of two evils as opposed to the RIGHT candidate.” These Deakin’ites don’t care that Deakin still isn’t breaking double-digits no matter what poll is quoted, or that he could possibly hand the seat to McCain. Instead his campaign posts a link to a CBS News article revealing that “Among Republicans, 71 percent would rather vote for a candidate with no experience.”, as if this somehow translates into more Arizona voters supporting him over Hayworth or McCain. At some point the die hard Deakin supporters and Jim Deakin himself, will have to realize that their individualist, political “outcast” attitude is just a matter of pride. To them, popular political movements that don’t favor “their guy” or “their way” of doing something must be wrong. They feel that a majority of people cannot be very smart if they aren’t supporting their candidates or initiatives, which is an attitude of intellectual elitism ironically found on the other end of the spectrum with the far leftists. It would seem that

82% Say Deakin Should Drop out…

As of today, 82% of people that participated in the local poll labeled “Should Deakin drop out of the AZ Senate race?” say they would like Jim Deakin, candidate running for US Senate against John McCain and JD Hayworth, to withdraw from the race. Please take a moment and participate in this poll. (Note: You will only be able to vote once).

East Valley Tea Party Holds “Superbowl of Candidates”

Today, the East Valley Tea Party organization conducted its first “Superbowl of Candidates.” Like the Tea Party movement across the country, it was a roaring success. Plenty of candidates attended including more gubernatorial candidates than I knew were running (Tim Willis, Bruce Olsen, Steven Slaton, Ray Yount, Buz Mills, Governor Jan Brewer and Treasurer, Dean Martin). Other statewide candidates included John Huppenthal, Margaret Dugan, Ted Carpenter, Thayer Verschoor, Barbara Leff, Brenda Burns, Gary Pierce, Taj Oladiran and Congressional candidates, Janet Contreras, David Schweikert, Chris Salvino, Eric Wnuck, Easton Kelsey and Jeff Smith. County Attorney candidate, Bill Montgomery also attended.

State legislative candidates also attended including Russell Pearce, Kirk Adams, James Molina, Adam Armer, Kelly Townsend, Brett Petillo, JD Mesnard, Jeff Vance, John Fillmore and Scott Bergren.

US Senate candidates Chris Simcox and Jim Deakin rounded out the list but the biggest pleasant surprise to appear was former congressman and soon to announce US Senate candidate, J.D. Hayworth.

Hayworth was a big hit with the crowd and he was continually prompted by supporters to challenge John McCain in the Republican Primary. The recent conservative talk show host is planning to formally announce some time in the next three weeks but is raising money in what will be a challenge against McCain’s multi-million dollar political machine. Grassroots supporters are already coming out of the fields asking how to give to his campaign. The campaign website is up and running and taking donations online and the support is coming in from all over the country.

Here are a few photos from today’s event featuring JD Hayworth and Congressional candidate, Janet Contreras, whom we helped debut right here on Sonoran Alliance.

JD Hayworth & Janet Contreras

This photo captures the Smart Girl Politics activists alongside JD Hayworth.

Smart Girl Politics & JD Hayworth

Apologies to any candidates I missed or whose site was missed.