Candidate for Governor Frank Riggs Files Petitions – Now, Let’s Elect Him as our Next Arizona Governor!

Candidate for Arizona Governor, Frank Riggs, filed his petition signatures on May 27 at the Secretary of State’s office. Here is a statement from him after he filed from the MCRC Briefs:

Gubernatorial candidate Frank Riggs filed more than 10,400 signatures on May 27 to qualify for the primary ballot. In less than four months, the Riggs campaign collected almost double the 5660 signatures needed to qualify for the ballot.  Riggs said. “There may be a big field in the Republican primary for governor, but I’m the proven, tested and trusted candidate for Governor.  I offer a clear choice and new direction for Arizona.  I will stop the ‘Obamanization of Arizona’ by repealing Common Core and rolling back the unsustainable expansion of Medicaid." Riggs promised to be a highly visible and accessible governor and to make Arizona a model of effective, conservative government through the principles of fiscal restraint and responsibility, constitutionally limited government, free markets, equal opportunity, secure borders and personal responsibility."I have a lifetime of leadership service and experience, the deepest, most proven record of any candidate for governor, and the demonstrated courage to make the tough but right decisions.  I look forward to taking our message to voters about why I’m the clear choice for conservatives in the Republican primary for Governor,” concluded Riggs.  

Read more about his filing on his campaign website

Frank Riggs also held a press conference on the Capitol Lawn earlier that morning, where he tore up the "Memorandum of Agreement" that was signed by Governor Brewer and former Superintendent Tom Horne, who signed us up for Common Core in our Race-to-the-top Phase I application. Riggs again promised he would issue an Executive Order on his first day to "Repeal Common Core." We need this type of leadership in Arizona! We need a Governor who will stop federal intrusion in our state and restore our states’ rights! All of the other candidates have not made this declaration nor promise about Common Core!

Please support Frank Riggs by volunteering and donating to his campaign.  Click HERE to volunteer.  Click HERE to donate.  

Please also "like" his Facebook page HERE.    

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LD12 Resolution Opposing Medicaid (AHCCCS) Expansion

Resolution of the LD12 Republican Committee in Opposition to the Governor’s expansion of Medicaid (AHCCCS)
March 21, 2013

WHEREAS the Voters of Arizona clearly expressed their will to reject the implementation of the Affordable Care- Act (Obamacare) by the passage of Prop 106 in 2010, by which the People of Arizona resolutely stated they do not support Obamacare, or the implementation of any system that resembles the socialized medical model of the Affordable Care-Act (Obamacare); and

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Rep. Schweikert Announces Opposition to Arizona Medicaid Expansion

In a June 10, 2013 press release, Rep. David Schweikert has announced his opposition to the Arizona Medicaid Expansion.  Scottsdale, Ariz. – Citing the fiscal risks and structural problems with the plan, Rep. David Schweikert (R-AZ) announced his opposition to the proposal to expand Medicaid currently being debated in the Arizona Legislature: 

“While I understand the desire of some of our state leaders to address uncompensated medical care, this proposal is simply too fiscally risky and should be voted down. 

“Specifically, this proposal relies upon a provision of federal law that allows states to effectively double-dip when collecting the provider tax, the first time from hospitals and then again from the federal government during the reimbursement process. 

“Unfortunately, this provider tax reimbursement provision is currently being eyed by members of both parties to either be eliminated or substantially reduced. Should this happen, and there are indications that it will, Arizona taxpayers would be on the financial hook for the shortfall.

“That fact drives my opposition to this proposal. Unfortunately, this proposal is not a ‘freebie’ for Arizona taxpayers as some have claimed.

It is structurally flawed and will very likely become actuarially unsound in the very near future. 

“I would strongly encourage legislators considering this proposal to fully understand the financial implications of what passage would mean for our state and more importantly for Arizona taxpayers.”

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My Experience Last Week in the Arizona Legislature

by Arizona Representative Kelly Townsend (LD16)

One of the most offensive things about last week wasn’t the fact that some R’s are really D’s and want more socialism, (we already knew that).  It was that they voted to use the rules in a way that has never been done before. 

Where’s your Apology Doris Goodale to the "Far Right"?

"Suspend rules" applies to emergency legislation that we couldn’t have foreseen earlier in the session.  If you need to submit a bill after the deadline, then vote to suspend the rules with the blessing of the leadership.  However, this caucus voted to suspend as many rules as possible in spite of the leadership.  In fact, they threatened to vote out the leadership and replace them with theirs if they didn’t cooperate.  Although Doris Goodale claimed it was a "crazy rumor" put out by the "far right" and an example of what they had to put up with on a daily basis from us, the Arizona Capitol Times verified this on their website.  See "Jan Brewer, Coalition Called off Plan to Oust GOP Leaders."   Apologies are generally accepted, Doris.


The Governor thought that by threatening leadership and suspending the rules, she would get her expansion Tuesday night (June 11, 2013) by making us work into the wee hours.  She later found out that there are AZ Constitutional rules she must follow, and all we could do was the first read Tuesday.  She had to wait three days by law for the entire process. 


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Retiree Healthcare Solution: Let ObamaCare Pay for it!

by Americanpride Last

Fellow Patriots,

What our Governor and some of our legislature did last week by expanding Obamacare in Arizona is an unconstitutional and fiscal disgrace.

There is a provision in Obamacare that nobody is talking about.  Maybe you already know about this, but it is the Trojan horse nuclear bomb in Obamacare.  During the corrupt process of backroom dealing in Washington, the Democrats put language in the bill that allows STATES AND CITIES TO DUMP THEIR GOVERNMENT PENSION OBLIGATIONS INTO OBAMACARE.  You talk about blowing up in our face.  

Obamacare was unsustainable anyway but with this provision it is really unsustainable.  Dump Arizona’s Pension obligations directly on the American people through Obamacare.  You think healthcare premiums are high now as they go up 10% and 25% a year.  Just wait until many of the states and cities in America dump their pension obligation onto the American people through Obamacare.

What the Arizona legislature did the other day with a vote to expand Medicaid/Obamacare in Arizona will be looked upon in time as THE turning point in our fiscal solvency from which we may never recover.

Gilbert Watch Note:  See a few articles below about how YOU will pay for the fiscal irresponsibility of Democrat-controlled cities and states.  Want to hear the kicker?  The Unions are outraged, because ObamaCare isn’t nearly as RICH as their city and state government health plans.  


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The Magnificent Arizona Republicans

On these two days, June 12 and 13, 2013, in a 12.5 hour legislative session, the Arizona Republican Representatives you will see in this video distinguished themselves forever in Arizona history by doing something remarkable.  They stood up for Republican Principles.   These are the same principles that are embraced by people who are called, sometimes with contempt, "TEA Party."   These are not "Far Right Wing" or even "Conservative" tenets.   They are Republican principles and the Republican platform.   It is too bad that there are individuals in the Arizona Legislature with an "R" next to their names who do not stand up for these principles.  Because there are so many who have cowardly abandoned their own Party, we sometimes call ourselves "Conservative."  But the fact is, a conservative is simply someone who stands firmly rooted in Republican principles.  

Please view this outstanding video produced by Arizona Commitment.  The title of the video is Arizona Commitment Thanks Arizona’s True Conservatives.

Gilbert Watch has provided the names of every person you see, in order of appearance, below the video.   Following their names are the names of Republican Representatives who do not appear in the video, but who have also stood up on behalf of Republican principles, even in the face of contempt and criticism by the Leftist media.


1.       Eddie Farnsworth (LD12)

2.       Paul Boyer (LD20)



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GCRC Resolution to Censure Gov. Jan Brewer and 14 State Legislators

On November 16, 2013, a potluck/meeting of the Precinct Committeemen representing the Gila County Republican Committee was held in Payson, Arizona.  A motion to Censure Az. Governor and 14 State Legislators was made and seconded.  The motion was approved.  A copy of the resolution had been given to everyone.


County Republican Committee
P.O. Box 3377
Payson, Arizona  85547



WHEREAS, Governor Jan Brewer conspired with 14 liberal Republican state legislators to form an alliance with the Democrat minorities in the Senate and House for the express purpose of thwarting the will of the .Republican majorities and violating the Arizona Constitution, the Republican Party Principles and the Republican Party Platform, including but not limited to the following:

•    They implemented the passage of Medicaid expansion – a key part of the disastrous healthcare plan known as ObamaCare.

•    They implemented government mandated national healthcare.

•    They approved taxpayer funding for abortions and increased funding for abortion services.

•    They expanded eligibility for welfare benefits, and invited 300,000+ new people into the welfare system.

•    They raised taxes.

•    They voted against tax relief and kept Arizona as the state with the second highest tax rate in the nation.

•    They voted against auditing the Arizona hospital bed tax.

•    They increased property taxes.

•    The only tax relief they offered was for special-interest industries who could afford to hire lobbyists.

•    They rejected a balanced budget and voted for one with a structural debt of $400 million.

•    They removed government oversight for special interests.

•    They voted against verifying citizenship as a requirement for Medicaid benefits.

•    They removed funding for English immersion for non-English-speaking students, thus ensuring the continuation of the failed, Democrat supported bilingual programs.


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