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August 2, 2016
Itasca Small for Arizona Senate (LD25): DEFEAT Bob Worsley!

Itasca Small is an official write-in candidate running against Bob Worsley in LD25.  Ms. Small is a long-time supporter and activist for Arizona's sovereign rights, local control over education, and stopping the Common Core machine.  She is pro-Bill of Rights, Parental Rights, and Individual Liberty.  She is against the misuse of tax dollars, including subsidizing corporate welfare and taxpayer-paid entitlement programs, such as ObamaCare (Medicaid Expansion). Her campaign slogan is "Liberty Begins in our Own Backyard!  SMALL for small government!"  

Itasca is not a passive observer of the Arizona Legislature; rather, she has spent hundreds of hours at our State Capitol as a citizen lobbyist, defending both our U.S. Constitution and Arizona Constitution, and.educating legislators on the proper role of government.  

I have known and worked with Ms. Small on many occasions.  She is unapologetically passionate about her convictions. Yet, she is always open, respectful, and gracious when responding to differing views.  Her humility is refreshing.    See her article titled Arizona Standards Committee Working on a Faulty Premise

States Ms. Small, "I am not a natural speaker.  But God gives me the words, and, in spite of my aversion to public speaking, live audiences are usually inspired by my message.  I'm thankful that God helps me to do as well as I do." 

If you want a candidate who will be faithful to her Oath of Office, please write in Itasca Small for Arizona Senate (LD25).  

In this short video clip from a meeting in November, 2015, she spontaneously and passionately speaks to some issues relating to Common Core.  

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Tags: Arizona Legislature, Arizona Constitution, Common Core, Free Market, Elections
August 2, 2016
Itasca Small for LD25 Senate: Event Schedule

Itasca Small will be speaking at the AzRA (Arizona Republican Assembly) East Valley Chapter Meeting on Tuesday, August 2The meeting is at the City of Mesa Fire Station 201, 360 E. 1st Street, Mesa. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. and adjourns at 8:30 p.m. 

Itasca will be at the Mesa Republican Women's Luncheon on August 4 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The meeting is held at 1900 E. University Dr., Mesa, AZ 85213, Northwest corner of University Dr. and Gilbert Rd. Riviera Plaza.

Ms. Small has been invited to Marlene Hinton's home on Sunday, August 7. It is open to anyone who wants to come. Marlene typically invites a couple of candidates in each of the main races to come represent themselves and answer questions. Please call 480-205-5178 for the address. 

For more information on Itasca Small, please read Itasca Small for Arizona Senate (LD25): DEFEAT Bob Worsley! also Bob Worsley's Anti-Parent Votes

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Tags: Arizona Constitution, Arizona Legislature, Common Core, Elections, Free Market
July 29, 2016
Bob Worsley's Anti-Parent Votes

You will find this statement on Legislative District 25 incumbent Senator Bob Worsley’s website:  “Family has defined my life..”  How nice…..for him and his family.  But he has no respect for your family, or your fundamental liberty as a parent to “direct the upbringing, education, health care, and mental health of your children.”  This God-given right is honored and upheld in the Arizona Constitution.  See Arizona Revised Statutes 1-601 and 1-602 explicitly protect parental rights.  

Please consider Official Write-In Candidate Itasca Small, NOT Bob Worsley. 

Nobody--and no entity--has the right to insert themselves between you as a responsible, caring, and protective parent and your own child.  Nobody!

But that’s exactly what Bob Worsley (along with his Democrat allies and arrogant RINO cronies Jeff DialAdam Driggs, and Steve Pierce) have been doing.    

They have voted against every attempt by true conservative legislators to return our K-12 educational system to Arizona, local school districts, and parents.  

Worsley and his RINO gang have repeatedly voted against parental opt-out rights.  They have repeatedly voted to retain the nationalized Common Core system, including its aligned curriculum, and whatever assessments (PARCC, AZMERIT) are aligned with them. (If you haven't educated yourself about the unvalidated, federal/corporate take-over of our local K-12 schools, I suggest you begin by spending 40 minutes watching BUILDING THE MACHINE - The Common Core Documentary.  You will know more about CC than 90% of elected officials at both the state and federal levels. Also read  The National Common Core Standards System.  Also see articles listed below.)   

Bob Worsley's voting record proves beyond a shadow of doubt that he is very comfortable with Big Government, Big Corporate, and Special Interest control over the education that every Arizona child receives beginning in Kindergarten through Grade 12.  

He has helped defeat excellent bills that would have allowed Arizona, local school boards, and parents determine what's best for Arizona's students.  These bills include: 

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Tags: Arizona Constitution, Arizona Legislature, AzMERIT, Common Core, Educational Malpractice, Elections
July 29, 2016
Building the Machine: The Common Core Documentary
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Tags: Common Core, Educational Malpractice
July 25, 2016
Meet The Candidates! Andy Biggs, Warren Petersen, Eddie Farnsworth, Travis Grantham, Jake Hoffman

Please attend a Meet the Candidates event on Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 6:30 – 8:30 pm.  Hosted by Rick & Jacque Gurney and Frank & Tricia Groe.  To request the address, please RSVP tlgroe@me.com.

Senator Andy Biggs is running for Congressional District 5 U.S. House of Representatives.

Rep. Warren Petersen is running for the Arizona Senate in Legislative District 12.

Rep. Eddie Farnsworth is running for the Arizona House of Representatives in Legislative 12.

Travis Grantham is running for the Arizona House of Representatives in Legislative District 12.

Jake Hoffman is running for Queen Creek Town Council

See below for a few articles and endorsements relating to these great conservative candidates. 

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Tags: Arizona Legislature, Town Council, Congress, American Values, Elections
July 19, 2016
Gilbert Watch Supports Warren Petersen for Arizona Senate

It has never been more important than now to elect solid conservatives with a voting record that backs up their rhetoric.  So it is with Warren Petersen, who is running for Arizona Senate in LD12.  As a state representative, he stood up for families and the unborn, for local support and control of education, and for the independent business person.  His votes are testimony to his fight against overbearing regulations that hurt businesses and our economy.  He has repeatedly protected our Second Amendment rights.  Rep. Petersen is very knowledgeable about complex issues, and he knows how to protect the hard-working taxpayer from the big spenders at the Capitol.

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Tags: American Values, Arizona Legislature, Pro Life, Families, Education, Common Core, AzMERIT, Free Market, Religious Freedom, Second Amendment
July 18, 2016
Warren Petersen 2016 - Family, Freedom, Economy, Prosperity

Below are a few bills that Rep. Petersen introduced or sponsored that were signed into law:

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Tags: American Values, Pro Life, Free Market, Education, Second Amendment
July 9, 2016
Alex Meluskey: Clueless about the National Defense Authorization Act

In this May 23, 2016 video produced by Dan Haggerty, you will see Alex Meluskey, who is running against John McCain and Dr. Kelli Ward, claim that, by far, he is the strongest of all candidates in the areas of national defense and foreign policy.  Yet, when asked if he supports the National Defense Authorization Act, he didn't even know what it is.  The 2016 budget called for $604.2 billion in spending. 

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Tags: Congress, Elections
July 9, 2016
Dr. Kelli Ward; "Spoiler" Alex Meluskey; and John McCain's Relentless Attacks on Kelli Ward

Recently, a supporter of Alex Meluskey stepped into an email that was sent from Gila County Republican Committee Chairman Gary Morris to the GCRC Precinct Committeemen announcing an upcoming PC meeting.  This Alex Meluskey Supporter isn't one of our PC's.  He took issue with an item that Chairman Morris had included in his email, which was a comment from Yavapai GOP Activist Jim Dutton which appeared in the 7/2/2016 MCRC News Briefs.  

Mr. Dutton wrote: "Time to Take One for the Team - I wish to thank all of the Senatorial candidates for their willingness to run against John McCain. All of you have stressed the importance of retiring McCain for the good of Arizona and its citizens. It’s time now for each of you to evaluate the best course of action in order to accomplish the goal of removing McCain. You must put your egos aside and allow your patriotism and professed desire to serve your State and Country to be your guide. Everyone knows that multiple candidates in the primary race will only help John McCain. Therefore, we the people beseech Alex Meluskey, Scott McBean and Clair Van Steenwyck to take the high road and withdraw from this race today. The writing is on the wall guys and it’s time to face reality. Play the men for your people and unite behind the only candidate who has proven to be a challenger to John McCain – Kelli Ward. How do you want to be remembered? As a spoiler who helped get McCain elected or as a true patriot whose self-sacrifice and patriotism were clearly demonstrated for all of Arizona to see? Please, for all of Arizona! Take one for the Team."

The Supporter fired back at all the PC's as follows:

"WHY doesn't WARD DROP OUT and let somebody with a CONSERVATIVE VOTING RECORD run??WE THE PEOPLE HAVENT EVER AND WILL NOT VOTE FOR LIBERALS RUNNING ASD CONSERVATIVES.Check her voting record then Vote for Alex Meluskey for #AZSEN2016 #DUMPWARDINAZ." 

Several of our PC's nicely, but firmly, responded to the Supporter, with comments favorable to Mr. Dutton's MCRC post. 

Since I'm a GCRC PC, I'm publishing my response to the Meluskey Supporter, which follows:   

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Tags: Congress, Elections, Pro Life, Common Core, AzMERIT
July 9, 2016
Gila County Republican Party Votes to Censure Senator McCain

PRESS RELEASE
Contact:Gary P. Morris, Chairman, Gila County Republican Party 602-803-7366

For the second time since 2013, the Gila County Republican Party has censured Senator John McCain for his lack of adherence to Republican principles and the desires of his Republican constituents in Gila County. The censure from the May 14 Precinct Committeemen meeting states the Gila County Republican Party cannot, and will not, support Senator McCain in the upcoming elections.

In early fall of 2013, The Gila County Republican Party first censured Senator McCain for abandoning Republican principles as well as his participation and leadership in the "Gang of Eight" along with the Senator's conscious and arrogant abandonment of the desires of his Republican constituents. Those eight senators drafted a poorly designed, ill thought out, "Comprehensive Immigration Reform" bill. Ultimately, Congress rejected the bill following substantial opposition from the public.

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Tags: Congress, Illegal Aliens
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