Saturday, May 26, 2012

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Arizona Republican Party Announces Alternate Delegates to National Convention

(PHOENIX, AZ) – Arizona Republican Party Chairman Tom Morrissey announced the list of Arizonans who will represent the State of Arizona at the Republican National Convention in August. These 28 individuals were elected as alternates during Saturday’s Quadrennial Convention meeting.

Latest election results from Tempe on Republican Michael Monti's bid for Mayor

The Tempe race for mayor is so tight residents will have to wait until Friday to find out whether Michael Monti or Mark Mitchell will be their new mayor.

Monti, with 10,394 votes, had a 222-vote lead compared with Mitchell who has 10,172 votes, according to unofficial election results late Tuesday.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Arizona Republican Party Announces Delegates to National Convention

(PHOENIX, AZ) –Arizona Republican Party Chairman Tom Morrissey announced today a list of Arizonans who will represent the State of Arizona at the Republican National Convention this August. These 29 individuals were elected as delegates at Saturday’s Quadrennial Convention.

Tempe Polls Close at 7 PM tonight! Let's get Republicans Michael Monti & Dick Foreman elected!

Time to Stop Nancy Now!

Nancy Pelosi and Barack Obama are trying to buy a congressional seat in Southern Arizona’s Special Election — putting Nancy one step closer to being Speaker of the House again.

Their chosen candidate, Ron Barber, would be a rubber stamp on their failed policies. Now, a Democratic Super PAC is launching $340,000 in negative attacks.

Citizens United Political Victory Fund Releases new ad in support of Jesse Kelly in CD-8

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

ICYMI @SenJohnMcCain on with @CNN's John King discussing @MittRomney & presidential politics

ICYMI @RepDavid speaks on House floor about his amendment to the Appropriations bill

ICYMI @RepGosar on the floor of the House demanding accountability from the Obama Department of Justice

Yes, we are on offense along with @NRCC putting AZ Dems on defense as we take back CD-8 with @VoteJesseKelly

You are invited to a special countdown to victory reception for Tempe mayoral candidate, Michael Monti

Saturday, May 12th, 5-7pm, Monti's la Casa Vieja Steakhouse. Let's elect a Republican Mayor in Tempe!

Obama Loses Large Share Of Vote In West Virginia To A Felon Doing Time In Texas

"Prisoner At A Federal Correctional Institution In Texas Put Up Strong Numbers In Tuesday's Primary Election In West Virginia." ("Texas Inmate Picking Up Presidential Votes," West Virginia MetroNews Network, 5/8/12)


With 72,459 Votes Keith Judd, Federal Inmate No. 11593-051, Won 40.6 Percent, And 10 Counties In West Virginia's Democrat Primary. (Politico 2012 Election Central, 5/9/12)

"The Inmate, Keith Judd, Is Serving Time At The Beaumont Federal Correctional Institution In Texas For Making Threats At The University Of New Mexico In 1999." (Lawrence Messina, "Against Obama, Even A Jailbird Gets Some Votes," The Associated Press , 5/8/12)
Judd Is Eligible For A Delegate To The Democratic National Convention. "Under state and national Democratic Party rules, if little-known Democratic presidential candidate Keith Judd secures 15 percent of the vote in today's election, he will technically be entitled to have at least one delegate from West Virginia at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C." (Phil Kabler, "Little-Known Obama Challenger Could Get Delegate," The Charleston Gazette, 5/7/12)

"His Expected Release Date Is June 24, 2013, According To The Federal Bureau Of Prisons." ("Federal Inmate's Sizable West Virginia Presidential Vote Tally," CNN's "Political Ticker," 5/9/12)

West Virginia ABC Anchor: "More Than 40 Percent Of The Democrats Picked A Crook Over A Sitting President." (WCHS, 5/9/12)

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Headlines Highlighted The Shocking Vote

The Associated Press : "Against Obama, Even A Jailbird Gets Some Votes" (Lawrence Messina, "Against Obama, Even A Jailbird Gets Some Votes," The Associated Press, 5/8/12)

Politico : "Felon Beats Obama In Several West Virginia Counties" (Byron Tau, "Felon Beats Obama In Several West Virginia Counties," Politico's 44, 5/8/12)

ABC News: "Federal Inmate Keith Judd Receiving Sizable Percent Of Vote In West Virginia Democratic Primary" (Elizabeth Hartfield, "Federal Inmate Keith Judd Receiving Sizable Percent Of Vote In West Virginia Democratic Primary," ABC News' "The Note," 5/8/12)

NPR: "Inmate Polls Well Against Obama In West Virginia Primary" (Mark Memmott, "Inmate Polls Well Against Obama In West Virginia Primary," NPR's "The Two Way" Blog, 5/9/12)

USA Today : "Prisoner Gets 41% Against Obama In West Virginia" ("Prisoner Gets 41% Against Obama In West Virginia," USA Today's "The Oval," 5/9/12)

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Rasmussen Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Tuesday shows Mitt Romney earning 49% of the vote and President Obama attracting 44% support. Three percent (3%) would vote for a third party candidate, while another three percent (3%) are undecided.

Monday, May 7, 2012

ICYMI Ron Barber won't debate Jesse Kelly, high school says

From today's Arizona Republic:

Voters in southern Arizona may get to see only one debate in the special election to fill former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' seat in Congress, and Republicans blame Ron Barber for that.

KUAT-TV, Channel 6, will broadcast a debate between Democrat Barber (top), Republican Jesse Kelly (bottom) and Green Party candidate Charlie Manolakis from 6-7 p.m. May 16.

But a second debate, planned for May 14 by Tucson high school students, was canceled last week after the Barber campaign backed out, said Arlo Ogden, Vail Academy and High School government teacher. The Barber campaign counters that it is attending lots of events in the district that will reach "as many people as possible."

The election in Congressional District 8 is June 12. Giffords stepped down earlier this year to focus on injuries suffered during a 2011 mass shooting.

Ogden said his students in far east Tucson began organizing congressional debates two years ago, drawing several hundred attendees and online viewers to each of two Republican primary debates in 2010 and in April, for the primary in the special election. During the first event, conservative radio host John Justice moderated; during the second, a senior in the class did so.

For the debate this month, Ogden said, Kelly and Manolakis agreed to participate, but the Barber campaign asked for "trusted, independent" moderators to be secured before making a commitment.

"I was not real enthused about the verbage. ... Those are my students they're talking about, and they're questioning their integrity," Ogden said, adding he would not have used a moderator with a political bent, like Justice, for a general-election debate.

Ogden said he found two local news reporters to field questions, in addition to lining up security, media coverage and a sign-language interpreter.

"We got everything, I thought, hammered out," Ogden said. But he soon received a call from the Barber campaign declining the invitation.

"These kids were going to do this the Monday night before their finals," he said. "My students have never received anything less than superior reviews (of the debates). When we got that phone call, it was kind of disappointing."

Jessica Schultz, a Barber campaign spokeswoman, said the KUAT debate is the only one being conducted by an independent news organization and that its reach will be much larger, since it will be broadcast throughout the district.

"We just want to make sure we're talking to as many people as possible," she said. "The (Vail Academy) room is much smaller, and it's a very small part of the district, relative to the number of people that will be reached by the televised debate."

With early ballots going out in less than two weeks, candidates have little time remaining to reach the district's voters.

Schultz said the campaign did not "promise to do something and then back out."

She noted Barber and Kelly are participating in a number of forums, in which they speak separately, throughout the district, including the Tucson-area National Federation of Independent Businesses, the Marana Chamber of Commerce and a veteran's group in Sierra Vista.

But John Ellinwood, spokesman for Kelly's campaign, said "we're disappointed in his reluctance to debate the issues in front of the people of the district of southern Arizona."
Dem Spending Spree Will Bring"Massive” Economic Losses & Fewer Jobs How Would Ron Barber Change It?: New Study Shows the Democrats’ Failed Fiscal Policies Could Lead to Decades of Stunted Economic Growth

WASHINGTON --- Even after Ron Barber's Washington Democrat allies spent over $800 billion on their failed stimulus spending spree, the economy continues to struggle with stagnant growth. Now new reports show that the unprecedented annual trillion dollar deficits President Obama and Washington Democrats have presided over will likely result in decades of poor economic growth. Since Barber wishes to join them, how would he help avoid this outcome given the Democrats’ horrible record on fiscal responsibility?

"After presiding over the most rapid debt increase in American history with their failed stimulus spending spree, President Obama and his Washington allies are leaving families and small businesses in Arizona with the consequences,” said NRCC Communications Director Paul Lindsay."If Ron Barber joins Washington Democrats to continue their endless spending and borrowing, it will only hurt economic growth even further and put America on the path to decline.”

A new economist study shows that historically, countries with large debt loads see"massive” economic consequences:
"The U.S. and other developed economies with high public debt potentially face ‘massive’ losses of output lasting more than a decade, even if their interest rates remain low, according to new research by economists Carmen and Vincent Reinhart and Kenneth Rogoff.
"In a paper published today on the National Bureau of Economic Research's website, they found that countries with debts exceeding 90 percent of the economy historically have experienced subpar economic growth for more than 20 years. That has left output at the end of the period a quarter below where it would have been otherwise.” (Rich Miller,"Reinharts, Rogoff See ‘Massive’ Output Losses From High Debt,” Bloomberg, 5/1/12)

The United States unfortunately falls squarely in this category:
"Gross federal U.S. debt has exceeded 90 percent of GDP for the last two years and is projected to remain above that level at least through 2017, according to the White House's Office of Management and Budget.” (Rich Miller,"Reinharts, Rogoff See ‘Massive’ Output Losses From High Debt,” Bloomberg, 5/1/12)

President Obama has the dubious honor of presiding over"the most rapid increase in the debt under any U.S. president.” (Mark Knoller,"National debt has increased $4 trillion under Obama,” CBS News’ Political Hotsheet Blog, 8/22/11)

Friday, May 4, 2012

Following the Tempe Mayor's Race? Here's the latest citizens's website on Republican Michael Monti

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Ron Barber A Rubber Stamp for Barack Obama & Nancy Pelosi

NRCC How Will Ron Barber Stand Up for the Forgotten American Workers Struggling Under Obama’s Failed Policies?

Big-Government Washington Democrat Policies Leave National Unemployment at 8.1 Percent Causing Many to Simply Stop Looking

Washington --- The April national unemployment rate was announced today at the crippling rate of 8.1 percent, making it increasingly clear that the Washington Democrat agenda that Ron Barber is running to defend has failed. For another painful month, forgotten workers in Arizona will have to bear the burden of the struggling economy while Barber's party leaders point fingers to distract from their years of failed leadership in Washington.
"The House Democrat caucus Ron Barber is trying to join has been a rubber stamp for President Obama’s big-government agenda that has placed the burden of its failure on Arizona's forgotten workers,” said NRCC Communications Director Paul Lindsay."As Barber runs on the Washington Democrats’ failing agenda this election year, voters will be holding them accountable for their lagging economy and the massive debt they have left on future generations.”

In April, the national unemployment rate remained unacceptably high at 8.1 percent. (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Accessed 5/4/2012)

Long-term unemployment remains"astonishingly high” as the percentage of Americans looking for work fell to its lowest levels in 30 years:
"In April, the percentage of adults working or looking for work fell to the lowest level in more than 30 years. Many have become discouraged about their prospects. More than 5 million Americans have been unemployed for six months or longer, an astonishingly high number almost three years into a recovery.” (Christopher S. Rugaber,"US hiring slows sharply with just 115K jobs added,” Associated Press, 5/4/12)

Since President Obama took office, working families have seen their incomes plummet:
"As a candidate in 2008, Obama blamed the reversals largely on the policies of Bush and other Republicans. He cited census figures showing that median income for working-age households -- those headed by someone younger than 65 -- had dropped more than $2,000 after inflation during the first seven years of Bush’s time in office.
"Yet real median household income in March was down $4,300 since Obama took office in January 2009 and down $2,900 since the June 2009 start of the economic recovery, according to an analysis of census data by Sentier Research, an economic- consulting firm in Annapolis, Maryland.” (Mike Dorning,"Obama Fails to Stem Middle-Class Slide He Blamed on Bush,” Bloomberg, 4/30/12)

How Will Barber Stand Up for the Forgotten American Workers Struggling Under Obama’s Failed Policies?


Hype & Blame. Barack Obama in his own words

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Latest poll of likely voters shows Mitt Romney way ahead of Barack Obama in Arizona

The media has indicated recently that Arizona is in play for the 2012 Presidential election. In the 2008 election President Obama won 45% of the vote to John McCain’s 54%, a margin of 9%. This survey finds a similar spread among likely 2012 general election voters in Arizona, with 52% supporting Mitt Romney, 43% supporting Barack Obama and 5% responding undecided.

Republican Jesse Kelly releases new ad featuring his grandfather, Hank

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Mitt Romney on Barack Obama's Broken Promises

Families Could Look"Forward” to Losing Their Health Plans Under ObamaCare Will Barber Defend It?

Washington Democrats Defend the Government Takeover of Healthcare that is Making it Harder for Employers to Offer Health Insurance Coverage

WASHINGTON --- Ron Barber's Washington Democrat allies are looking increasingly out of touch with Arizona families amidst new reports that show the big-government law is only making it harder for employers to keep offering health insurance benefits. Barber will have to decide whether to join them in putting defending their deeply flawed healthcare takeover as their top priority this election year.
"If Ron Barber wants to join his Washington Democrat allies in defending their government takeover of healthcare, he will be joining a losing battle that will only get worse as their big-government policies move forward and bring more drastic consequences,” said NRCC Communications Director Paul Lindsay."Barber will have to concede that millions of workers could lose insurance benefits for their families because of increasing fees and mandates that punish businesses offering health benefits.”

A new survey of Fortune 100 companies shows taxes and fees in the government healthcare takeover make carrying insurance benefits increasingly difficult for employers:
"In total, the 71 Fortune 100 companies that responded to this inquiry could save an estimated $28.6 billion in 2014 alone by eliminating health insurance coverage for their more than 5.9 million U.S. employees (impacting more than 10.2 million employees and dependents covered by those plans) and instead paying the $2,000 per full-time employee fine created in the Democrats’ health care law. From 2014 through 2023, these employers could save an astounding $422.4 billion if they took this action.” (“BROKEN PROMISE: Why ObamaCare Will Force Americans to Lose the Health Care Coverage They Have and Like,” House Committee on Ways & Means, 5/1/12)

This comes on the heels of a report last week from President Obama’s own jobs council that showed the government healthcare takeover will be a significant burden on employers trying to offer health benefits:
"Documents provided by members of the Council confirm that the mandates, taxes, and fees
contained in PPACA will increase the cost of providing health care and insurance premiums.
These corporations face a future of ‘potential indirect cost increase[s] through higher medical
costs across all [the] U.S.’ due to fees on health insurers, pharmaceutical manufacturers, and
medical device manufacturers mandated by PPACA.” (“Higher Costs, More Confusion, Less Coverage: How the Health Care Law Affects Employer-Provided Health Care Coverage,” House Committee on Energy & Commerce, April 2012)

Families Could Look"Forward” to Losing Their Health Plans Under ObamaCare: Will Barber Defend It?