But I can’t do it without you. I hope you join me and help fight to RETIRE McCain!
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But I can’t do it without you. I hope you join me and help fight to RETIRE McCain!
Has it occurred to anyone that Ann Kirkpatrick has no reason to run for US Senate against John McCain other than to oblige her party and fill a gap in the shrinking Democrat talent pool?
Honestly, I don’t see how she could remain in that race given the insurmountable gap in polling and funding between she and John McCain.
Unless, this was all just a ploy to preempt Kyrsten Sinema from jumping in the Senate race.
Kirkpatrick would be a political fool to leave a district in which she has already beat one of the more well known candidates backed by the NRCC establishment. Why would she take on a bigger risk against McCain when she already proved she can play it safe and win re-election?
Perhaps, jumping in a Senate race was a tactic to generate a little excitement with the hope of converting that buzz to some campaign cash?
If Kirkpatrick was politically smart, she’d do the same thing as Matt Salmon, Paul Gosar and David Schweikert and stay right where she is.
McCain will win his Primary. I can speak from personal experience from the losing side – been there done that, got the t-shirts to prove it.
Ann Kirkpatrick knows she’s walking away from a relatively safe district into a danger zone by taking on McCain in a general election. If she were wise, she’d stop listening to the consultants and party elites who are trying to offer her up as yet another political sacrifice to Arizona voters.
I’m willing to bet she stays right where she is.
A recent poll conducted by ASU’s Morrison Institute for Public Policy focused on several issues including the most important issue facing Arizona and our economy, illegal immigration. The stunning results were intentionally muted by the local media in order to hide the fact that a large swath of Arizona Democrats agree with conservatives on the issue of deporting those in the country illegally.
Possibly more stunning than the fact that 35% of Democrats agree with conservatives on enforcing current immigration law is that Arizona Latinos agree with conservatives at a greater rate than Arizona Democrats — 47%.
What portion of the poll did the news editors choose to cover? Pot legalization.
Here are the main points from the poll:
We at ArizonaInformer are waiting with baited breath for Phoenix New Slimes “Fat Bastard” Stephen Lemons, Laurie Roberts, and Brahm Resnik to label Arizona Democrats and Latinos as racist, nativists, who seek to ‘ethnically cleanse’ Arizona.
With the official launch of radio host Alex Meluskey’s campaign and last week’s launch of KelliPAC, we’ve decided to gauge the current level of support of each of the probable AZSen candidates.
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Voting will close Sunday at 8pm.
As rumors of possible primary opponents grow, ArizonaInformer has decided to gauge the job approval rating of liberal, pro-Muslim Brotherhood Arizona Senator John McCain among grassroots conservatives.
The poll will be closed tomorrow at 5pm AZ time.
The Hill is reporting the Senate Armed Services Committee is considering measures that would cut military pensions, increasing out of pocket healthcare expenses and fees, lowering the ‘COLA’ (cost of living allowance), among other ways to reduce the military budget.
Similar measures have already been passed and signed into law during last December’s lame-duck session without any protest from McCain in spite of Conservative talk show hosts such as Hugh Hewitt’s effort to stop them.
Military Advocacy groups have lost the battle in the lame duck session but have regrouped and are lobbying hard to prevent further cuts to the military budget as many families state they cannot afford to bear any more of the burden.
“I think they’re good… It was a good performance by the commissioners…” Liberal Senator John McCain
As it stands, liberal Sen. McCain, the head of the Armed Services Committee, has indicated that he is more than willing to accept more cuts that would adversely affect the families of troops and will continue to hold hearing on the matter. It will be interesting to see if McCain maintains this anti-troop position of if he recalibrates to a ‘pro-troop’ position ahead of next year’s Senate Primary.
ArizonaInformer.com will monitor the situation closely.
ArizonaInformer.com‘s focus is to call out bias and activism by the local media, monitor Arizona’s institutional left, and to hold Republicans accountable to the grassroots. It’s our primary mission to inform Arizonans with the Truth and amplify the voice of Citizen Journalists — all with a heavy dose of snark. #War
As we enter the presidential primary season, we cannot overlook that we have a Senate Primary in just over 16 months. This is the first of ArizonaInformer‘s monthly online polls to gauge the interest of Arizona’s grassroots activists as we get closer to election day.
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Here are the results of the straw poll conducted during the January 10th Maricopa County Republican Committee Statutory meeting. The poll gauged precinct committeemen support for the 2016 Presidential candidates and support for the Republican nominee to the US Senate (currently held by John McCain). Twenty-five poll sheets were provided to each of the 20 legislative districts to distribute to the first precinct committeemen to register. The poll was separate from the balloting for officers and resolutions.
2016 Presidential Candidate – Votes
Ted Cruz – 66
Scott Walker – 59
Ben Carson – 49
Mitt Romney – 43
Jeb Bush – 30
Rand Paul – 29
Mike Huckabee – 16
Rick Perry – 13
Allen West – 10
John Kasich – 7
Newt Gingrich – 5
Bobby Jindal – 5
Condoleezza Rice – 5
Dennis Michael Lynch – 4
Rick Santorum – 4
John Bolton – 3
Marco Rubio – 3
Chris Christie – 2
Susana Martinez – 2
Sarah Palin – 2
Mike Pence – 2
Herman Cain – 1
Mitch Daniels – 1
Nikki Haley – 1
Paul Ryan – 1
John Thune – 1
Kelly Ayotte – 0
Haley Barbour – 0
Carly Fiorina – 0
Peter King – 0
Tim Pawlenty – 0
Rob Portman – 0
Brian Sandoval – 0
Tim Scott – 0
2016 Senate Candidate – Votes
Matt Salmon – 106
David Schweikert – 66
Sarah Palin – 49
John McCain – 39
Trent Franks – 38
Write in – 34
Christine Jones – 13
Jan Brewer – 8
Write-Ins – Votes
Paul Gosar – 18
Claire Van Steenwyk – 3
Gabby Saucedo Mercer – 2
Ray Kouns – 1
Joe Arpaio – 1
Wendy Biggs – 1
AJ LaFaro – 2
Kelli Ward – 1
Bill Montgomery – 2
Steve Smith – 1
Susan Bitter-Smith – 1
Mickey Mouse – 1
ArizonaInformer has learned from published reports and interviews with several precinct committeemen that TeamMcCain is attempting to remake the AZGOP in his image prior to his reelection bid for Senate.
In recent months precinct committeemen around the state have been solicited by a group called ‘Arizona Grassroots Action PAC’ which is, oddly enough, based in the Beltway according to OpenSecrets. Conservative PCs allege this is being done to support McCain-approved candidates for precinct committeemen in order for these PCs to support Liberal Republicans for Legislative District leadership positions and subsequently, State Committeemen who can vote for AZGOP leadership.
This hijacking of the AZGOP comes as no surprise for many Conservative activists as Jon Kyl tipped his hand in this Hill.com article where Kyl was asked to respond to the AZGOP censuring McCain. Kyl’s response indicates this campaign was well thought out in advance.
“I think you’ll see a different party make-up after the primary election. There will be a new group of precinct committeemen. I don’t think you’ll see many of the same old faces” ~ Jon Kyl
In the next several weeks, Legislative Districts will be holding their mandatory organizational meetings which will decide the direction of the local party organizations and the state party for the next 2 years. If you are a ‘Tea Party Republican’, or a ‘Reagan Conservative’, it may be best to get involved in the local level political structure to ensure the Arizona Republican Party remains, well, Republican.
ArizonaInformer will monitor this story and update as the situation warrants.
ArizonaInformer.com is a new-media site with the main purpose to call out bias and activism by the local media, monitor Arizona’s institutional left, hold Republicans accountable, and reclaim our rightful place in pop culture. It’s our primary mission to inform Arizonans with the Truth and amplify the voice of Arizona Citizen Journalists — all with a heavy dose of snark. We are factually correct and politically incorrect. #War
If Schweikert runs, he will be a formidable challenger with a strong chance to unseat McCain. David Schweikert, who has a stellar 97% rating from the grassroots organization Conservative Review, is well positioned to garner most Conservative activists who do the hard work of door-knocking in addition to establishment gadfly organizations such as Senate Conservatives Fund, FreedomWorks, and several others that can help fund a strong campaign against the liberal Republican Senator.
With the grassroots up in arms after President Obama’s unconstitutional amnesty power-grab tonight, Arizona is itching to back a fighter that would join the Constitutional Conservative Stable of Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, and newly-elected Senators Ben Sasse, and Joni Ernst in the Senate and Schweikert fits the mold.
“My wife and I made an agreement that we would wait until after the holidays, and then we would have a family meeting,” Schweikert told CQ Roll Call in between votes Tuesday, his wife by his side. “The whole thing: whether you’re gonna run at all over again, do you weigh options for other things.”
As this news breaks, several Conservative activists in Arizona have begun contacting one another to build a grassroots framework to offset the deep pockets of career politician John McCain. Conservative activists expect McCain to use his deep pockets in the Primary to carpet-bomb the airwaves with a negative ad campaign which he would never run against any Democrat.
David Schweikert speaking at FreedomWorks “Free the People” event in 2013:
ArizonaInformer.com is a new media site with the main purpose to call out bias and activism by the local media, monitor Arizona’s institutional left, and reclaim our rightful place in pop culture. It’s our primary mission to call out local hacks who mask as ‘journalists’, inform Arizonans with the Truth, and amplify the voice of Arizona Citizen Journalists — all with a heavy dose of snark. We are factually correct and politically incorrect. #War