If You’re Voting For Joe Biden You’re Voting For …

  • A man with a career of corruption behind him.
  • A man who has disrespected and abused women.
  • Abuse of power: the Obama-Biden Administration illegally used the IRS to deny tax benefits to conservative organizations; they used the Department of Justice to attack law enforcement personnel who were working to prevent illegal aliens from entering the country; they shut down the work of and fired federal agents to monitor and prosecute terrorist cells in the U.S., also protecting organizations like the Muslim Brotherhood which are sworn enemies of the U.S.
  • Censorship
  • The removal of Second Amendment gun rights and home protection.
  • Gender confusion (people who’ve had sex change surgery are less happy than they were before).
  • Socialism: The rights of the individual are made secondary to the control of the collective; Vladimir Lenin said “The end game of socialism is communism.”
  • Loss of freedom, including free speech and religious freedom.
  • Increased taxpayer funding for Planned Parenthood, which profits from the shedding of human blood.
  • Open borders, drug and human smuggling.
  • Voter fraud and voting by felons, illegal aliens and unregistered individuals.
  • Over regulation of small businesses, the backbone of America.
  • Prohibition of school choice.
  • A smaller, weaker military.
  • Obama II, a country that befriends and funds America’s enemies while turning away from America’s allies.
  • Civil unrest in the streets, i.e., Seattle and Portland.
  • Higher taxes.
  • Harmful laws based on non-existent, politically based global warming.
  • Criminalization of the conservative movement.
  • Confused men posing as “transgenders” in order to take the positions of females on girls and women’s sports teams.
  • Continued attacks on America’s founding ideals.
  • Damage to the public education system.
  • Expanded government health insurance, which does not guarantee medical care.
  • Sanctuary cities.
  • Judicial activism by judges who make law from the bench.
  • Radical individuals with access to the White House and the highest levels of government who cannot pass background checks.
  • Increased likelihood of terrorism on American and foreign soil. Democrats are very weak on terrorism.
  • Bigger government making the individual smaller and smaller.
  • A greater likelihood that America, “the home of the free and the land of the brave” will become a nation of one-party rule with opposition to Democrat policies outlawed.
  • A re-writing of U.S. history and the Constitution.

You will also be voting for a man whose health is failing, and who may have to relinquish his presidency to a vice president with even more radical views on important issues.

Raul Grijalva: Good Friend of Communists

Raul Grijalva is a long-time Southern Arizona congressman running for re-election in November. 

By Trevor Loudon, Contributing Writer, The Epoch Times

December 26, 2018

Long-time Communist Party USA ally Congressman Raul Grijalva (D-Ariz.) is to chair the critical House Committee on Natural Resources. This position will give Grijalva significant influence over key economic and environmental decisions.

In this position, he will be able to stall and otherwise influence legislation and create major uncertainty for potential infrastructure, natural resource, and energy investors.

Grijalva is so excited about his new post that he has even opted to resign from his influential position as co-chair of the far-left Congressional Progressive Caucus.

Allowing a man with Grijalva’s radical record to wield such influence could have disastrous implications for American jobs and economic growth.

The Early Years

Grijalva foreshadowed his legislative strategy in 2013 when he revealed to In These Times, a Democratic Socialists of America affiliated publication, that “I’m a Saul Alinsky guy,” referring to the “community organizer” who mentored Hillary Clinton and inspired Barack Obama.

But even the Marxist Alinsky wasn’t Grijalva’s most radical influence.

According to a 2009 Center for Immigration Studies memorandum, as a young activist in Tucson, Arizona, Grijalva became a leader in several Marxist-leaning groups including the Chicano Liberation Committee, which pressured the University of Arizona to implement affirmative action for Chicano staff and establish a Mexican-American Studies program.

Grijalva was also active in Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan (MEChA), which agitated for the return of the “Chicano” areas of the U.S. Southwest to Mexico. The group’s motto was “Por la raza todo, fuera de la raza nada,” which translates to “For the race, everything; outside the race, nothing.”

Grijalva further joined the radical Raza Unida Party. After losing a school board race in 1972, Grijalva dropped some of his revolutionary posing and sought to involve himself in more “mainstream” Democratic Party politics.

In 1993, Grijalva, identified at that time as a member of the Pima County Board of Supervisors, wrote an anti-NAFTA article headlined “North America Needs ‘Fair’ Trade” for the Nov. 13 edition of the Communist Party USA’s newspaper People’s Weekly World (which has since changed its name to People’s World).

Through the 1990s, Grijalva used his Pima County position to assist Communist Party USA-affiliated organizations, such as the Southern Arizona People’s Law Center and the Tucson Tenants Union.

By the early 2000s, Grijalva was ready for the big time, and the Communist Party USA was eager to help.

Communist Party Assistance

According to Tucson Communist Party USA leader Steve Valencia, his mentor—the late Arizona Communist Party USA chair Lorenzo Torrez—was a pioneer in the “struggle” for Mexican-American political representation.

Valencia told People’s World newspaper in 2012, “I always say: Before [Communist Party USA-aligned Democratic Rep.] Ed Pastor and Raul Grijalva, there was Lorenzo Torrez.”

The article continues: “Pastor and Grijalva are Arizona’s first two Mexican Americans [sic] members of the U.S. Congress. But Torrez ran for Congress before they ran, and also boldly ran against Republican Senator Barry Goldwater.

“‘Lorenzo told us it is time for these majority Latino districts to be represented by a Mexican American,’ said Valencia. ‘He wanted voters to see a Latino name on the ballot.’

“When Pastor declared his candidacy, Torrez rallied the Tucson CP [Communist Party] club to join in the effort. Pastor’s victory in 1991 set the stage for Grijalva’s election in 2002.”

On Sept. 21, 2002, the People’s World published an article headlined “People Gain in Arizona Primaries” by local Communist Party leader Joe Bernick. It dealt mainly with Grijalva’s victory in the recent Democratic Party primary:

“The tireless efforts of hundreds of grassroots volunteers dealt a blow to the corporate establishment here and their attempt to dominate Southern Arizona politics in the Sept. 10 primary election.

“Long-time progressive Raul Grijalva routed seven other candidates to win the Democratic nomination for CD-7, one of Arizona’s two new Congressional seats. …

“As a Pima County Supervisor and Tucson School Board member Grijalva consistently fought for working people’s interests.

“The Grijalva campaign was a textbook example of how to conduct a people’s campaign, beginning with its name: ‘A whole lot of people for Grijalva.’ Hundreds of people came out seven days a week, sometimes twice on Saturday, to wear out tons of shoe leather.

“Grijalva thanked labor for its key support and for ‘putting the union label on me.’ He promised the Southern Arizona Central Labor Council, at its Sept. 12 meeting, to become ‘an extension of the voice of labor in the U.S. Congress.’”

At a meeting of the National Board of the Communist Party USA in South Chicago, on the last weekend of January 2003, an Arizona activist boasted, “Using street heat tactics, all of labor worked to back one candidate Raul Grijalva in Tucson … And we won!”

Tucson Communist Party USA supporter Susan Thorpe confirmed this narrative in an article covering the 2002 Grijalva campaign in an article in People’s World on Nov. 7, 2003, titled “Arizona: Grassroots Can Beat Big Bucks”:

“Nevertheless, here in Tucson, we are gearing up for local elections in 2003 and the presidential election ahead in 2004 by using the same tactics we did in 2002 to get Raul Grijalva elected to Congress. …

“Congressman Raul Grijalva is proving to be a wonderful voice for the people of Arizona. And our movement and those important connections made during his campaign are still alive in Tucson.”

In Congress, Grijalva worked to help the Communist Party USA where he could.

Returning the Favor

According to a 2005 statement by Latinos for Peace (an anti-Iraq War front for the Communist Party USA) published in the Communist Party USA theoretical journal Political Affairs on Oct. 4, 2005: “On Monday September 26 we participated in the peace movement lobby day at the capitol. We met with Rep Raul Grijalva who said he would work to help build our campaign.”

On July 13, 2006, Communist Party USA member Carolyn Trowbridge addressed 14 fellow black-shrouded members of the “peace” group “Raging Grannies” along with 40 supporters. Trowbridge’s speech was followed by “a reading of an antiwar speech” by Grijalva. They then marched to the late Sen. John McCain’s office to “deliver a petition on Iraq demanding an immediate end to the U.S. occupation, the closing of all U.S. military bases and the removal all U.S. mercenaries and corporate involvement,” according to People’s World.

Later that same year, on Nov. 7, Arizona voters became the first in the nation to reject a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage. The campaign was led by activist group Arizona Together. Both Arizona state Rep. Kyrsten Sinema and Congressman Grijalva assisted the campaign.

According to Arizona Communist Party leader and Arizona Together activist Joe Bernick, who wrote it up in the People’s World:

“Why Arizona? How come voters in more liberal states have voted for similar hateful laws while conservative Arizona voted no?

“So how did we do it? The answer is: educating, organizing and mobilizing.

“As soon as proponents started circulating petitions to put 107 on the ballot, opponents brought out their own clipboards, signing up thousands of volunteers. Arizona Together emerged as the campaign committee, chaired by progressive state Rep. Kyrsten Sinema.

“Congressman Raul Grijalva appeared on radio ads calling Prop. 107 an attack on working families. The Grijalva campaign worked closely with Arizona Together, using its literature in their extensive door-to-door canvassing.”

Sinema, now the newly elected U.S. senator from Arizona, also has close ties to the Communist Party USA.

On March 29, 2003, Grijalva sponsored and addressed the Third Annual Cesar Chavez Day March and Rally for Peace.

The rally was organized by Tucson Communist Party member and high school teacher Ray Siqueiros, one of the most militant teachers in Tucson. In 2006, Siqueiros was involved in organizing a mass walk-out by Tucson high school students protesting proposed legislation that would classify illegal immigrants as felons. Some of the students waved Mexican flags.

In June 2015, Siqueiros received a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition from Grijalva for “valuable service to the community.”

Border Security

In September 2015, the late Sen. John McCain from Arizona introduced legislation (S750) to exempt certain projects from environmental protection laws, in order to better enhance border security.

S750, if passed, “would exclude new surveillance installations and other border patrol activities from environmental protection laws. The bill would apply to federal lands within 100 miles of the U.S.–Mexico border in Arizona and parts of California,” according to People’s World.

Grijalva was apparently willing to work with the Communist Party USA to stop legislation designed to keep America’s borders secure.

Then the senior Democrat in the House’s Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulations, Grijalva fought back against the proposal.

Grijalva spoke at a forum co-sponsored by the Communist Party USA-led Arizona Peace Council, and the Communist Party USA-run Salt of the Earth Labor College, saying he was “confident regarding the ability to defeat S750 provided people stay aware of it and speak out against it.”

According to People’s World, Grijalva said in part: It’s a two pronged agenda. … Part of the agenda … [is] to end any legislative hope … that we would end up with something semi-rational in terms of comprehensive immigration reform because this bill is about enforcement only—only enforcement. …

“The other agenda is about attacking bedrock environmental laws that have been on the books for 50, 40, 45 years. … It’s both about immigration and the environment and citizen accountability and participation in decision making.”

As today’s Communist Party USA is loyal to Cuba, China, and Venezuela, Grijalva was effectively attempting to aid and abet enemies of the Republic.

The Communist Party USA is the sworn enemy of American capitalism.

Houston Communist Party leader Bernard Sampson wrote only this past September: “We aren’t like other parties. We are a party dedicated to the overthrow of the capitalist class in this country.”

Yet Grijalva has worked with these people for more than 30 years. He is clearly fully on board with the Communist Party USA agenda.

Imagine the damage Grijalva will be able to do to America’s economy, environment, and national security as Chairman of the House Committee on Natural Resources. Communist Party USA leaders must be rubbing their hands in revolutionary glee.

Americans likely do not realize that elected officials such as Grijalva are not required to undergo any form of background security check before serving on sensitive committees. If they were, Grijalva would certainly fail.

America’s enemies are aware of this loophole and are using it to their advantage.

Trevor Loudon is an author, filmmaker and public speaker from New Zealand. For more than 30 years, he has researched radical left, Marxist, and terrorist movements and their covert influence on mainstream politics.

Views expressed in this article are the opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of The Epoch

August 7 Primary Election Updates

The Arizona Secretary of State’s office now reports that 100 percent of the votes are in from Tuesday’s Primary Election.

U.S. Senator Martha McSally won a primary challenge by Daniel McCarthy, claiming almost 76 percent of the vote. She’ll face off against Mark “China” Kelly in November.

In a closely contended primary for Arizona Senate District 8, Frank Pratt has a 54-vote lead over Neal Carter for the second seat nomination to the general election.

Cathy Herrod, president of the Center For Arizona Policy has some interesting election insights, which we’re posting below:

While we await the official, final vote tallies from this past Tuesday’s Primary Election, here’s what we know to date:

  • More Arizonans turned out to vote in the primary than in any previous cycle. While the turnout partly results from population growth, the higher numbers also resulted from increased enthusiasm among younger generations and liberal voting segments.
  • U.S. Congressional races: No surprises in the candidates nominated by their respective parties.
  • Arizona Senate
    • Incumbent senators Sylvia Allen (District 6) and Heather Carter (District 15) lost their bids for re-election. Sen. Allen lost to Wendy Rogers and Sen. Carter lost to Rep. Nancy Barto.
  • Arizona House
    • Progressives’ attempts to unseat moderate Democrats were not successful in several legislative districts. The moderates all won their parties’ nomination.
    • Incumbent house member Jay Lawrence lost his race to newcomer Joseph Chaplik.
    • See detailed election results here.
  • Campaign Spending
    • Surely records were set for campaign spending in party primaries.
      • In the state senate race in Legislative District 6, over $1 million was spent, $704,000 on behalf of Wendy Rogers.
      • In LD 15 race, over $1.6 million was spent, $800,000 from independent expenditure campaigns on behalf of Heather Carter – for a total of about $1.2 million spent on the Carter side alone.
      • Record spending also occurred in the Democrat contests between the progressives and the moderates.
      • One outside Arizona group funded by a New York billionaire spent hundreds of thousands of dollars to persuade Arizona voters to vote for liberal candidates.
      • See who supported candidates financially, and how much they spent at gov
    • Voters
      • Your vote matters. At the end of the day Thursday, two mayoral candidates were separated by only 12 votes. In another race, two state legislative candidates were separated by only 40 votes. Taking the time to vote wisely for those who share your values is well worth the time and effort.
      • Voters in Arizona thoughtfully and prayerfully made their electoral decisions. At the CAP office, we fielded calls and emails daily from voters seeking information on candidates.
      • Our comwebsite continues to be a go-to site for information on candidates and voting in general.
      • Write-in candidate for the Arizona Corporation Commission, Jim O’Connor, easily got the required number of about 6,700 write-in votes to qualify for the November 3 ballot. What seemed like an impossible number turned out to look relatively easy for grassroots advocates. That’s a good sign for voter engagement and activism.

November 3 Outlook

  • As with the primary, expect to see record spending in federal and state legislative races. Grassroots activism and mobilization will be necessary in many areas of the state to counter the money. If you can financially support candidates and groups you agree with, then please do so. If not, please volunteer your time to help advance your values.
  • By October 7, CAP will unveil an updated comwebsite that will include the following information on races:
    • President, U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives
    • Arizona Corporation Commission
    • Arizona Senate and House
    • Arizona judges on the retention ballot
    • Select county and city races
    • Select school board races
  • Most of all, continue to pray for the 2020 election. It’s a much different year with COVID-19, our changing state demographics, and the ever-increasing rise of false information being disseminated about candidates and issues.

ICYMI:

  • Learn about the graphic hyper-sexualized materials being foisted on children in schools by joining this virtual summit on protecting children in education on Wednesday, August 12th, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. to noon. Register today at here.
  • The Heritage Foundation’s Ryan T. Anderson writes about the new data showing transgender surgeries do not help mental health.
  • Arizona Attorney General, Mark Brnovich, joined several other attorneys general in signing an Amicus brief in support of a Washington state high school football coach exercising his First Amendment rights. The case before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals addresses the coach’s right to pray to himselfafter football games. Read the brief here.

 

Pence: ‘The Choice We Face Is Whether America Remains America’

By Rob Bluey, The Daily Signal

TAMPA—Vice President Mike Pence portrayed a stark contrast facing America during a visit Wednesday to Florida.

“We stand at a crossroads of freedom,” Pence said. “Before us lie two paths: One based on the dignity and worth of every individual, and the other on the growing control of the state. One road leads to greater freedom and opportunity, and the other road leads to socialism and decline.”

He added, “The choice we face is whether America remains America.”

Two regimes are fighting an ideological war in America today. But what side are you on? And how can you sharpen up on how to defend your position? Learn more now >>

Pence’s words drew strong applause from the 250 supporters gathered in the hotel ballroom. It was Pence’s third and final stop in the Tampa area, where he was greeted with flag-waving and sign-toting supporters along the route of the motorcade. Pence also visited a women’s medical clinic and a Baptist church Wednesday.

Throughout the day, Pence touted the Trump administration’s pro-life achievements and commitment to religious freedom while offering a warning to supporters on what the future might hold.

Pence also spoke forcefully in defense of law enforcement and against efforts to defund police in America’s major cities.

“President Trump and I know that the men and women who put on the uniform of law enforcement every day are the best people in this country,” Pence said to applause. “With this president and this administration, we will always back the blue. We will always stand with the men and women on the Thin Blue Line of law enforcement. We’re not going to defund the police—not now, not ever.”

Earlier this week, The Wall Street Journal reported that 36 of America’s 50 largest cities have experienced a double-digit rise in homicide rates. Two cities—Austin and Chicago—have seen homicide rates skyrocket more than 50% compared to last year.

“We don’t need to choose between supporting law enforcement and supporting our minority communities,” Pence said. “This president has done both every single day, and we will continue to deliver. We will support law enforcement, we will support our minority communities, with liberty and justice for all.”

The Daily Signal traveled with Pence aboard Air Force Two as a member of the press pool—a point of contention for some journalists in the White House press corps. The New York Times published a story Wednesday evening, “Member of Conservative Think Tank Takes On Reporter Duties on Air Force Two.”

Pence’s staff invited The Daily Signal after the White House Correspondents Association was unable to find a volunteer to travel with the vice president. NBC News, The Federalist’s Mollie Hemingway, and CBN News’ David Brody also accompanied Pence on the trip.

In an interview scheduled to air Thursday, Pence told CBN News about the importance of the Supreme Court. He also bluntly stated, “Chief Justice Roberts has been a disappointment to conservatives.”

Pence cited Trump’s appointment of conservative jurists among the administration’s top accomplishments, adding other achievements that include protecting the sanctity of life and religious freedom, rebuilding the military, reviving the economy, cutting taxes, reducing red tape, enacting the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, and creating jobs.

“President Trump has kept the promises that he’s made to the American people, to the people of Florida, and especially to people of faith,” Pence said.

Pence’s early afternoon visit to a pregnancy center marked the first time a sitting vice president appeared at such a medical clinic, according to the pro-life Susan B. Anthony List. Afterward, Pence spoke to the organization’s Life Wins! 2020 Tour at the nearby Starkey Road Baptist Church.

“Life is winning in America,” Pence said. “I believe life is winning because of the compassion and love that have been shown to women and children.”

Pence spoke about his meeting at the clinic with Kia Farrell and her son Ollie Farrell, who turns 1 next month. Farrell considered an abortion at Planned Parenthood before turned to A Woman’s Place.

Health and Human Services Deputy Secretary Eric Hargan, who preceded Pence’s speech, cited the department’s Title X family planning services rule as an example of the Trump administration’s commitment to protecting the dignity of human life.

“There has never been a more pro-life and pro-family administration,” Hargan said.

Pence said the Declaration of Independence put life at the center of the American experiment. Yet, 47 years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court made a decision in Roe vs. Wade that fundamentally challenged the right to life. He warned that decades of pro-life progress could soon be erased.

“Now more than ever, pro-life Americans need to make our voice heard. … You need to speak out and become involved,” he said. “The radical left wants to silence pro-life Americans.”

Speaking later in the day at a “Faith in Freedom” rally in Clearwater, Pence said, “The foundation of America is freedom, but the foundation of freedom is faith.”

He added, “I’m more convinced than ever of two things: America is a freedom-loving nation, and this is a nation of faith.”

With cases of coronavirus still hampering Florida, Pence acknowledged the challenges facing America. He said the Trump administration was focused on helping all Americans.

“We’re opening up America again, and we’re opening up American schools again,” Pence said to applause. “I’ll make you a promise—as you in the Sunshine State and people all across the country continue to contend with this pandemic—we will not rest until Florida and America put this coronavirus in the past, and we bring Florida and America back bigger and better than ever before.”

 

Latest Updates on 2020 Arizona Primary Elections

The Arizona Secretary of State’s office is reporting, as of Thursday morning, that 50 percent of the primary votes have been counted.

In contested Republican congressional primary races:

Tiffany Shedd leads Nolan Reidhead by 5,207 votes in District 1;

Brandon Martin leads Noran Eric Ruden by 6,285 votes in District 2;

Paul Gosar leads Ann Marie Ward by 28,006 votes in District 4;

Dave Giles leads Sam Huang by 13,989 votes in District 9.

Long-time state lawmaker Sylvia Allen is losing to challenger Wendy Rogers for the Arizona Senate in District 6 by 4840 votes.

In Senate District 15, veteran lawmaker Nancy Barton has a slim lead of 956 votes over Heather Carter.

In the District 8 race for GOP AZ Representative, David Cook, Frank Pratt and Neal Carter are ranked in that order and locked in a very close race for two seats. Pratt leads Carter for the second position by only 40 votes.

Former legislator Steve Montenegro is 392 votes behind Joanne Osborne in the race for the second representative spot in District 13. Tim Dunn has a comfortable lead.

In District 23, veteran lawmaker Jay Lawrence is in third place for a representative slot, trailing Joseph Chaplik by 643 votes.

Eric Sloan leads Lea Marquez Peterson by more than 54,000 votes in an Arizona Corporation Commissioner race, though will advance to November’s general election.

The Arizona Conservative will continue to monitor and report election results through to the end of vote counting in days to come.

 

Sheridan, Arpaio Locked In Tight Race for Maricopa Co. Sheriff

With 100,000 votes still to be counted, Jerry Sheridan maintains a slim lead over Joe Arpaio in the Republican Primary for Maricopa County sheriff. The winner will face off against incumbent Democrat Paul Penzone in November.

Sheridan leads with 136,960 votes to Arpaio’s 136, 419. That’s a difference of just 541 votes.

Apaio, now age 87 and long recognized as “America’s toughest sheriff,” served four terms as the county’s sheriff until Penzone defeated him four years ago.

Election officials are not certain when the vote counting will conclude.

AZ GOP Chair Ward’s Statement On McSally Victory

Arizona Republican Chairwoman Kelli Ward released the following statement on Martha McSally’s primary victory over Daniel McCarthy:

“Conservative Arizonans turned out in historic numbers to support Senator McSally and send her on to the general election to defeat China-owned Democrat Mark Kelly and defend our Republican majority in the U.S. Senate. While Kelly struggles to explain his disturbing ties to the Communist Party of China, Senator McSally is holding China accountable, ensuring the passage of new and improved trade deals like the USMCA, strengthening our military, securing our borders and confirming reliably conservative judges to the federal bench. Over the course of the next 90 days, every Arizona voter will see Mark Kelly for who he really is: a radical Democrat beholden to Chuck Schumer and coastal millionaires in New York and California. Arizonans want a Senator who will be a champion for working families, seniors, veterans, single mothers, students, and business owners — and that’s why they’re going to elect Senator McSally and send her back to Washington to finish the job she’s already started.”

McSally for Senate Campaign Challenges Mark Kelly to 7 Debates

Today the McSally for Senate campaign announced it would challenge Mark Kelly to seven general election debates.

“Now, more than ever before, it is important that Arizonans hear directly from the candidates running to represent them in the Senate,” said Senator Martha McSally. “Unfortunately, my opponent has largely refused to take hard questions and tell voters where he stands on the important issues that affect them. While he uses his Chuck Schumer-funded campaign account to run ads claiming to be an independent voice, Mark Kelly would be another trojan horse for the most radical Left policies that have now become mainstream in the Democrat Party. Arizonans deserve answers, and so I am challenging Mark Kelly to show up and accept each of these debates.”

DEBATE CHALLENGE:

  • The proposed debate plan includes 3 debates hosted in Phoenix and Tucson by The Arizona Republic, Arizona PBS and The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University, KJZZ, and Arizona Public Media.
  • Another three Arizona debates would focus on and be hosted in the state’s rural communities: Yavapai, Yuma, and the Navajo Nation.
  • Because Arizona’s Senate race is expected to decide control of the Senate, we propose a national debate hosted by a national network and media outlet.
  • Due to Arizona’s early voting calendar, the first debate should occur no later than the second week of September.

The formal debate challenge will be accompanied by a social media campaign highlighting why Mark Kelly will avoid debates. CLICK HERE to watch “Missing Mark.”

Here are just some of the reasons Mark Kelly might be hiding:

  • Mark Kelly refuses to answer why he ripped off Arizonans by taking $15 million from taxpayers and, instead of hiring the hundreds of workers promised, laid people off instead. (Tucson Sentinel, 2/21/19; KGUN, 2/15/19)
  • Mark Kelly courted investment from Tencent, which is tied to the Chinese government, to start his business—a move that experts warn jeopardizes our national security. (RealClearPolitics, 7/9/20)
  • Mark Kelly has supported far-left positions, and even said would have voted for self-proclaimed socialist Bernie Sanders. (AZ Family, 2/14/20)

2020 Arizona Primary Election Results

Republican Martha McSally easily defeated Daniel McCarthy Tuesday, claiming 76 percent of the votes cast. Just 49 percent of the votes are in, but this race is mathematically over. She will face off against leftist Mark Kelly, who was unopposed in the primary, in November’s general election.

In Congressional District 1, Tiffany Shedd is leading Nolan Reidhead by 10,347 votes. The winner will challenge incumbent leftist Tom O’Halleran, who has a comfortable lead over a challenger, in November. This seat would be a huge pick-up for the GOP in its attempt to restore order to the U.S. House of Representatives, currently misguided by Nancy Pelosi.

In Congressional District 2, Republican Brandon Martin leads Noran Eric Ruden by 6,131 votes.

Republicans running unopposed were Daniel Wood in CD 3, inncumbent Andy Biggs in CD 5, incumbent David Schweikert in CD 6, Joshua Barnett in CD 7 and incumbent Debbie Lesko in CD 8.

Incumbent Paul Gosar holds a commanding lead of 27,000 votes over Ann Marie War in Congressional District 4.

Dave Giles is up by nearly 14,000 votes on Sam Huang in CD 9.

State Senate

Long-time conservative legislator Sylvia Allen is in danger of losing the District 6 race to Wendy Rogers, who leads her by 4,754 votes.

In the District 15 Senate race, long-time lawmaker Nancy Barto is clinging to a lead of 935 votes over Heather Carter.

In Senate District 22, David Livingston is on his way to victory over Nguyen with a huge lead.

Michelle Ugenti-Ria is beating Alexander Kolodin by nearly 8,000 votes in District 23.

State House

Republican leaders include:

Quang Nguyen and Judy Burges in District 1.

Regina Cobb and Leo Biasiucci in District 5.

Walter Blackman and Brenda Barton in District 6.

Jim Parks and David Peelman in D7.

David Cook and Neal Carter (by 30 votes over Frank Pratt) in D8.

Michael Hicks and Mabelle Gummere in D10.

Mark Finchem and Bret Roberts in D11.

Travis Grantham and Jake Hoffman in D12.

Tim Dunn and Joanne Osborne (by 448 votes over Steve Montenegro) in D13.

Gail Griffin and Becky Nutt in D14.

Steve Kaiser and Jacob Wilmeth in D15.

Jacqueline Parker and John Fillmore in D16.

Jeff Wenninger and Liz Harris in D17.

Anthony Kern and Shawna Bolick in D20.

Kevin Payne (+2 votes) and Beverly Pingerelli in D21.

Frank Carroll (+158) and Ben Toma in D22.

John Kavanaugh and Joseph Chaplik in D23.

Rusty Bowers and Michelle Udall in D25.

Bill Loughrige and Marcus Siffuentes in D26.

Ken Bowers and Jana Jackson in D28.

Billy Bragg and Helen Fokszanskyj-Conti in D29.

President Trump’s Unparalleled Achievements

  • Almost 4 million jobs created since election.
  • More Americans are now employed than ever recorded before in our history.
  • We have created more than 400,000 manufacturing jobs since my election.
  • Manufacturing jobs growing at the fastest rate in more than THREE DECADES.
  • Economic growth last quarter hit 4.2 percent.
  • New unemployment claims recently hit a 49-year low.
  • Median household income has hit highest level ever recorded.
  • African-American unemployment has recently achieved the lowest rate ever recorded.
  • Hispanic-American unemployment is at the lowest rate ever recorded.
  • Asian-American unemployment recently achieved the lowest rate ever recorded.
  • Women’s unemployment recently reached the lowest rate in 65 years.
  • Youth unemployment has recently hit the lowest rate in nearly half a century.
  • Lowest unemployment rate ever recorded for Americans without a high school diploma.
  • Under my Administration, veterans’ unemployment recently reached its lowest rate in nearly 20 years.
  • Almost 3.9 million Americans have been lifted off food stamps since the election.
  • The Pledge to America’s Workers has resulted in employers committing to train more than 4 million Americans. We are committed to VOCATIONAL education.
  • 95 percent of U.S. manufacturers are optimistic about the future—the highest ever.
  • Retail sales surged last month, up another 6 percent over last year.
  • Signed the biggest package of tax cuts and reforms in history. After tax cuts, over $300 billion poured back in to the U.S. in the first quarter alone.
  • As a result of our tax bill, small businesses will have the lowest top marginal tax rate in more than 80 years.
  • Helped win U.S. bid for the 2028 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles.
  • Helped win U.S.-Mexico-Canada’s united bid for 2026 World Cup.
  • Opened ANWR and approved Keystone XL and Dakota Access Pipelines.
  • Record number of regulations eliminated.
  • Enacted regulatory relief for community banks and credit unions.
  • Obamacare individual mandate penalty GONE.
  • My Administration is providing more affordable healthcare options for Americans through association health plans and short-term duration plans.
  • Last month, the FDA approved more affordable generic drugs than ever before in history. And thanks to our efforts, many drug companies are freezing or reversing planned price increases.
  • We reformed the Medicare program to stop hospitals from overcharging low-income seniors on their drugs—saving seniors hundreds of millions of dollars this year alone.
  • Signed Right-To-Try legislation.
  • Secured $6 billion in NEW funding to fight the opioid epidemic.
  • We have reduced high-dose opioid prescriptions by 16 percent during my first year in office.
  • Signed VA Choice Act and VA Accountability Act, expanded VA telehealth services, walk-in-clinics, and same-day urgent primary and mental health care.
  • Increased our coal exports by 60 percent; U.S. oil production recently reached all-time high.
  • United States is a net natural gas exporter for the first time since 1957.
  • Withdrew the United States from the job-killing Paris Climate Accord.
  • Cancelled the illegal, anti-coal, so-called Clean Power Plan.
  • Secured record $700 billion in military funding; $716 billion next year.
  • NATO allies are spending $69 billion more on defense since 2016.
  • Process has begun to make the Space Force the 6th branch of the Armed Forces.
  • Confirmed more circuit court judges than any other new administration.
  • Confirmed Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch and nominated Judge Brett Kavanaugh.
  • Withdrew from the horrible, one-sided Iran Deal.
  • Moved U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem.
  • Protecting Americans from terrorists with the Travel Ban, upheld by Supreme Court.
  • Issued Executive Order to keep open Guantanamo Bay.
  • Concluded a historic U.S.-Mexico Trade Deal to replace NAFTA. And negotiations with Canada are underway as we speak.
  • Reached a breakthrough agreement with the E.U. to increase U.S. exports.
  • Imposed tariffs on foreign steel and aluminum to protect our national security.
  • Imposed tariffs on China in response to China’s forced technology transfer, intellectual property theft, and their chronically abusive trade practices.
  • Net exports are on track to increase by $59 billion this year.
  • Improved vetting and screening for refugees, and switched focus to overseas resettlement.
  • We have begun BUILDING THE WALL. Republicans want STRONG BORDERS and NO CRIME. Democrats want OPEN BORDERS which equals MASSIVE CRIME, including drug smuggling and human trafficking.

Unprecedented Judicial Nominations

In his first three years in office, Trump had successfully appointed a record 50 judges to the U.S. circuit courts of appeals. For comparison purposes, by the same point in their first terms, President Obama had appointed just 19 and President Bush 26.

With the cooperation of the Republican Senate, Trump also pushed the judges through far faster than his predecessors. After three years in office, Trump had already set a modern record for the appointment of appeals court judges.

Trump’s judicial juggernaut could not have succeeded without the cooperation of a Republican Senate majority. Mitch McConnell not only held open the Scalia seat in Obama’s last year and eliminated the Senate filibuster for Supreme Court nominees, but he also made the confirmation of appellate judges a Senate priority.

By the end of three years in office, Trump and McConnell had confirmed enough federal appeals judges to ensure that Republican presidents had appointed a bare majority of all federal appeals judges in the nation.

The 11th Circuit has 12 judges, seven of whom were appointed by Republican presidents after Lagoa’s confirmation on Wednesday. That count now includes five Trump appointees.

“This success – along with the record number of federal appellate judges President Trump has appointed to date – is a testament to the tangible impact the president has had in reshaping the federal judiciary with constitutionalist judges who are committed to the rule of law,” Carrie Severino, the chief counsel and policy director at the conservative Judicial Crisis Network, said in a tweet about Lagoa’s confirmation.

Trump has now named 10 judges to the 9th Circuit — more than one-third of its active judges — compared with seven appointed by President Obama over eight years.

“Trump has effectively flipped the circuit,” said 9th Circuit Judge Milan D. Smith Jr., an appointee of President George W. Bush.

If Trump were to win reelection, he would probably succeed in flipping most, if not all, appellate courts to conservative control.

Trump’s success with judicial appointments came about through the normal constitutional process. He may have chosen younger, more conservative judges. But here he followed closely the example set by President Reagan.

Reagan and Trump have been the two greatest American presidents in the past century-plus.