Tuesday, June 26, 2007


GOPAC holds training seminar for a standing room only crowd

The Arizona Republican Party held a successful campaign school on Saturday, presented by the nationally acclaimed Republican training program, GOPAC. It was a full house, packed with Republican candidates, elected officials, campaign managers, party faithful, and staff as the AZGOP hosted veteran Republican operatives, Ed Brookover, David Avella, and Kevin McNeill. Arizona House Speaker Jim Weiers and Maricopa County Treasurer David Schweikert also spoke.

The in depth training program included detailed presentations on developing a campaign plan, fundraising, communication and media strategies, election law, and pro-business issues.

“This is the first step for our candidates and grassroots as we move forward to win back control of Congress, win a veto proof majority in both houses of the state legislature, keep a Republican residing at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, and when we’re done, we’ll be in a position to reclaim the Governor’s mansion, er, Governor’s condo, as our own in 2010,” said Randy Pullen, chairman of the Arizona Republican Party.

Pullen continued, “We’re going to be running aggressive campaigns across Arizona in 2008 and we will utilize every tool at our disposal to roll back the Democrats’ 2006 gains. I hope the Democrats are prepared for the Republican tsunami that’s about to hit them.”

“The Arizona Republican Party is providing an invaluable resource to its candidates with this early training on how to run for office,” said David Avella, Senior Advisor to GOPAC. “These early efforts will prove a major boost to electing Republicans across the state.”

GOPAC is the premier Republican Education and Training Center. Chairman Michael Steele is focusing the resources of GOPAC to build a farm team of state and local candidates across the country.

For more information, contact Brett Mecum at 602.957.7770 or at bmecum@azgop.org.

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