Saturday, July 30, 2011

Will debate AZ Dem Chair Andrei Cherny Sunday about the debt ceiling

I will be debating Arizona Democratic Party chairman Andrei Cherny Sunday morning at 11:00-11:30am on the Independent American radio show on KFNX. An article I wrote on the debt ceiling dilemma is here, called Democrats Faking Debt Ceiling Crisis in Order to Continue Irresponsible Spending. Cherny wants to tax airplanes, which would hurt the aviation business in Arizona. Tune in to KFNX here to listen online, or listen in Phoenix to 1100 AM.

Sen. Russell Pearce talks about the recall against him, illegal immigration and more

Senator Russell Pearce's interview on the Roger Hedgecock Show. Help Russell fight back against the unions that are trying to recall him. Contribute at

Arizona Right to Life PAC announces Phoenix City Council endorsements

Arizona Right to Life PAC Announces Endorsements for
Phoenix City Council

July 30, 2011 
Arizona Right to Life Political Action Committee ("AZRTL PAC") announces its endorsements for Phoenix City Council.  AZRTL PAC based the following determinations on the candidate's answers to the AZRTL PAC questionnaire, their history of pro-life involvement, any history of voting on abortion related legislation, and their chances of defeating pro-abortion candidates.

The AZRTL PAC supports pro-life candidates at all levels of government, even if the pro-life issue may never come before them.  We want to ensure that we elect solid pro-life candidates at all levels of government.

AZRTL PAC endorses the following candidates for Phoenix City Council:

District 1: Eric Fredrick

District 2: Jim Waring

District 3: Bill Gates

District 5: Charlie Ellis

District 7: Janet Contreras

The Arizona Right to Life Political Action Committee is Arizona's oldest, largest, and strongest political pro-life organization.  To learn more about Arizona Right to Life, please visit our website at

Paid for by the AZRTL PAC and not authorized by any candidate or candidate's committee.  Contact us at: AZRTL PAC,
3333 N 44th St., Ste 4, Phoenix, AZ 85018

Thursday, July 28, 2011

AFP/Goldwater Institute: Milton Friedman birthday party Friday

This Friday, July 29, the Arizona chapter of Americans for Prosperity Foundation will celebrate the achievements of Dr. Milton Friedman, as part of a national day of recognition for the Nobel laureate economist, his work, his theories, and his contributions to political change. The Friedman Legacy for Freedom Day, sponsored by the Foundation for Educational Choice and the Milton and Rose D. Friedman Foundation, is being celebrated at 87 events in 46 States and six countries.

The AFPF-Arizona birthday party will take place on July 29 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at the Goldwater Institute in Phoenix.  The free event (what Milton would call an "unpriced" event) will feature light beverages and hors d'oeuvres. (More event details and RSVP info are pasted below.)  We will read the top-rated essays that were submitted as part of our recent Milton Friedman Legacy for Freedom essay contest, and we will also explore how Dr. Friedman and his free-market theories have benefited mankind and how those theories can move our country forward amidst current economic uncertainty.

About Dr. Milton Friedman

July 29 will be the 99th anniversary of the birth of Dr. Friedman, who passed away in November 2006.  He is widely regarded as one of the world's most influential promoters of economic freedom.  He argued that the voluntary choices of individuals, not the dictates of government, should be the default mode of human life.  His revolutionary work in economic theory earned him the Nobel Prize in 1976.

Although he typically is recognized for his economic contributions, Dr. Friedman spent the last decade of his life fighting to bring educational freedom to all of America's children.  In 1996, he and his wife Rose founded the Foundation for Educational Choice to promote his vision for universal school choice-an idea he first proposed in 1955.

Event Details

Event Type:  Birthday Party, Essay Reading
Topic(s):  Milton Friedman's Birthday
City: Phoenix
Date: Friday, July 29   
Time: 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Hosts:  Americans for Prosperity Foundation, Arizona Chapter, and the Milton and Rose D. Friedman Foundation
Ideological Orientation of Host(s): Patriotic/Free-Market/ Conservative/Libertarian/Constitutionalist/Friends & Fans of Uncle Milton
Location: Goldwater Institute, 500 E. Coronado Road, Phoenix, AZ 85004
Contact:  Tom Jenney,, (602) 478-0146
RSVP:  Judy Hoelscher,, (623) 465-4767 
More Info:  Light beverages and hors d'oeuvres will be served.  This event is "free," or what Dr. Friedman would call "unpriced."

About the Essay Contest
The Arizona chapter of Americans for Prosperity Foundation (AFPF) has been proud to host the 2011 Milton Friedman Legacy for Freedom Essay Contest, in partnership with the Milton and Rose D. Friedman Foundation.
AFPF-Arizona invited Arizona activists, students, and friends of freedom to submit essays by Friday, July 15.  At the birthday party and awards event on the evening of July 29, we will read several of the top-rated essays, as judged by our panel of readers.  We will award $100 and a trophy to the highest-rated essayist, and $50 and a trophy to the runner-up.  We will post the top-rated essays to the AFPF-Arizona website, and will assist those essayists in getting their pieces published in local print newspapers and/or web media.

We hope you can join us!  RSVP to Judy Hoelscher at or (623) 465-4767.

For Liberty, Tom

Tom Jenney
Arizona Director
Americans for Prosperity Foundation
(602) 478-0146

Arizona Latino Republican Association update - RADIO ALRA PLUS

Thursday, July 28, 2011
RADIO ALRA broadcasting  live every Saturday night 7PM on KKNT 960 AM - Rey Torres, Haydee Dawson & Rudy Pena will be talking to AZ GOP County Chairman Rob Haney and AZ Attorney General Tom Horne on Saturday, July 30, 2011. Please spread the word and if you are interested in advertising please contact
ALRA ON THE MOVIDA Join ALRA members at the 2011 Phoenix Mayoral Candidates Latino Issues Forum presented by The Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and Arizona Latino Research Enterprise Monday, August 1, 2011 - 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. - ASU West, La Sala Ballroom - 4701 W. Thunderbird Road, Glendale, AZ 85306 - Free admission - RSVP to
ALRA has a busy August including a speaking trip to Tucson to speak to LD 26 on Saturday August 13th at the Metro Water building at Orange Grove & La Canada.  Look for the event/activity calendar coming soon to our website
NEXT ALRA REGULAR MEETING WEDNESDAY  August 10th at 7PM - Fiesta Inn Resort Milagros restaurant in the Raintree room (corner of Broadway/Priest).  
$10.70 MEANS MAS: Become an official member of ALRA by joining the most conservative Latino voice in Arizona politics.  If you have any problem with joining online please contact:  Bernard Dawson at
Special thanks to all of you for your patience in receiving ALRA updates - please stay tuned for future events!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011


President Obama proposed increasing taxes for corporate jet owners last
Saturday. The current tax law allows owners of jets to write off the
depreciation over the course of seven years. Obama wants to shorten that
time to five years in spite of the fact that he lobbied for the current law
in his 2009 stimulus package.

And what is the position of the Arizona Democratic Party Chairman Andrei
Cherny? In a recent East Valley Tribune article, Cherny was quoted as
saying, “. . . ask people who are getting a tax loophole to pay for
corporate jets to sacrifice.” In total, general aviation (GA) dumps over
2.77B dollars into Arizona every year, including $855.6M in payroll. Maybe
Cherny is okay with cutting manufacturing industry jobs in Arizona, but we
are not.

According to General Aviation Manufacturing Association (GAMA), Arizona is
currently home to 13,368 GA jobs, 314 civil use landing facilities, 6,896
active aircraft, 20,585 pilots, and 148 repair stations. Many of these
companies that include AmSafe Aviation, FlightSafety International,
Honeywell Aerospace, Parker Aerospace, and Universal Avionics are located in

Baffled by Obama’s attacks on the general aviation industry, Katie Pribyl,
Director of Communications for GAMA said, “U.S. general aviation
manufacturing industry contributes $150B to the economy each year, and
supports 1.2 million jobs.”

The word “manufacturing” is significant. Time and again, President Obama has
said manufacturing jobs must be part of our recovery. However his policies
amount to a punch in the stomach for manufacturing, as well as employers
across the labor market. In the last week Cisco, Lockheed Martin and
Borders have announced layoffs totaling over 28,000 workers.

Obama’s proposal has a lot of people saying “déjà vu”. Those old enough to
remember the Luxury Yacht Tax of the 1990’s can see history repeating
itself. In a failed effort to raise revenues, the government imposed a
Luxury Tax of 10% on watercraft priced over $100,000. The result? Billions
of dollars in lost sales, tens of thousands of lost jobs, and LOWER

Unfortunately, this is just another example of close minded tax-and-spend
liberals believing the only solution to our fiscal crisis is to take money
from the rich and give it to the poor. In reality, increasing corporate tax
liability hurts everyone in the industry, including mechanics, engineers,
pilots, suppliers, ground crews, repair stations, and instructors…not just
the corporation itself.

It’s time the Democrats learn from the past, and avoid making the same
mistakes because America cannot afford more job losses.

For more information please contact: Thayer Verschoor -
- 602-957-7770

Matt Salmon holds 30-point lead in race for Arizona's 6th Congressional District

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Salmon Holds Commanding 30 Point Lead
Opponents in Dead Heat for 2nd Place Among Likely Primary Voters
EAST VALLEY – Former Congressman and candidate for Arizona’s 6th Congressional District Matt Salmon today announced his campaign to return to Congress holds a commanding early lead in the race for the Republican nomination. In a recent survey conducted by top Arizona polling firm, Arizona Opinion, Salmon received a 30 point advantage over his closest competitor:
If the Republican primary election to choose a candidate to represent this area in the U.S. House were held today, for whom would you vote? [Rotate] Matt Salmon, Kirk Adams, OR Chuck Gray?
38.3%  Matt Salmon
8.3%   Kirk Adams
6.5%   Chuck Gray
47.0%  Undecided, Refused
The scientific survey (attached) of 400 likely primary voters in the current Congressional District 6 was conducted over July 18-19.  Nearly 92% of those surveyed said they were certain to vote in next year’s primary election.
Dr. Margaret Kenski, President of Arizona Opinion, stated, "Certainly this poll indicates that Matt Salmon begins his campaign with a significant advantage over his opponents. Salmon is in a strong position to earn the support among those who remain undecided and increase his lead towards the all-important 50 percent level."
"As I continue to meet with people throughout the community, I have been humbled by the overwhelmingly strong support my campaign has received," said Matt Salmon. "The results of this survey reflect what I have been seeing and hearing every day. There is still much more work to be done, but it is clear that we need to change the direction that our country is headed by sending the most experienced and principled leaders back to Congress.  I look forward to sharing more about my track record of reducing spending, balancing the budget, and fighting for conservative values."
About Arizona Opinion

Arizona Opinion is an Arizona-based consulting firm with survey and other data-based research and focus groups and experience dating back to 1978.  Located in Tucson, the firm has conducted research for organizations, campaigns, and candidates for all levels of state, local, and municipal government.
Dr. Margaret Kenski has served as a pollster for the Arizona Republican Party, Congressmen Mo Udall, Jim Kolbe, and Jeff Flake, Senator Jon Kyl, Governors Jane Dee Hull and Fife Symington, and numerous other state and local candidates and ballot proposition committees.  Kenski has also conducted survey research on ballot measures and proposed legislation for such diverse entities as the Beer and Wine Distributors of Arizona, Intel, Qwest, and the Arizona State University Foundation. 
About Matt Salmon

Matt Salmon was first elected to the United States Congress in 1994 and served until 2000, honoring his term limit pledge.  A proud fiscal conservative, Salmon was rated in the top five among all 535 members of the House and Senate by Citizen’s Against Government Waste for all six years he was in office.  He is a lifetime member of the NRA with an A+ rating and also earned a 100% rating by the National Right to Life.  He was also the proud recipient of the American Cancer Society’s “Top National Elected Official” award. 
Matt Salmon has received endorsements from Arizona Congressman Trent Franks, former Arizona Congressman John Shadegg, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, East Valley mayors Gail Barney (Queen Creek), Hugh Hallman (Tempe) and John Insalaco (Apache Junction).

Contact:   Adam Deguire     
PHONE:   602-570-7650

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Saturday, July 23, 2011

Cats for Salmon!

Buckley likes Salmon
Bob has liked Salmon for years
Reagan in disguise
One of the fastest growing demographics supporting conservative Matt Salmon for Congress has its fangs out and are not afraid to use their claws. They can be seen trailing him licking their chops. Reagan and Buckley are supporting Salmon, my two cats.

Friday, July 22, 2011

East Valley ProLife Alliance to Host Pro-Life Author on July 25th!

AZ Right to Life 2011 Education Conference

Arizona Right to Life

2011 Arizona Right to Life Education Conference

Hilton Scottsdale
6333 North Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85250

Driving Directions

Friday, September 23
1:00 - 5:00 PM
Professional Training

Saturday, September 24
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Brooke Burns

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& Students for Life of America Regional Meeting
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Arizona Right to Life announces the 2011 Annual Conference! We invite you to attend this two-day event planned for September 23rd & 24th at the Hilton Scottsdale.

Featuring the stories of two abortion survivors-
One as a mother. The other as a baby.

Julia Holcomb & Steven Tyler
Julia Holcomb
For one of the very first times, Julia Holcomb breaks her 30-year silence to speak out about life with Aerosmith rock star and American Idol judge, Steven Tyler, and the abortion of their 20-week-old son.

Hear her story as Tyler's legal ward and live-in girlfriend, the abortion that devastated her soul, and the miracle of life she ultimately discovered.

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Melissa is the survivor of a failed saline infusion abortion. Despite initial concerns regarding her future after surviving the attempt to end her life, Melissa has not only survived but has thrived and is now an outspoken proponent for life.

Melissa's story, and her life, is so much more than one of survival. You won't want to miss her remarkable presentation.
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AZGOP Chairman Tom Morrissey speaks on the investigation into the IRC by the Attorney General

"I applaud the action taken today by Attorney General Horne to investigate the actions of the Independent Redistricting Commission (IRC) for their outlandish action to award a contract to Strategic Telemetry for mapping consultant services. The unprecedented action by the IRC flies in the face of our state laws on many counts. History clearly demonstrates the undeniable fact that this company is neither independent nor non-partisan. Since this process will determine the electoral lines for the next ten years, the voters of this state MUST be assured that the redistricting process is fair and balanced. In addition, there are two other firms that submitted proposals to provide the expertise for the mapping services - including the company that provided that service ten years ago with no missteps and an Arizona company with a wide-ranging expertise in Arizona communities of interest. The price tag for theproposals from these two companies, COMBINED was about the same as the proposal inappropriately approved by the IRC. Arizona taxpayers expect - no, DEMAND, better judgment from this commission. If the Independent Redistricting Commission cannot take the first step in this process in a legal and ethical manner, Arizonans across the political spectrum will have no faith in the final redistricting plan. Republicans, Independents, Democrats and Libertarians deserve better, and I strongly support the actions of the Attorney General to protect all the citizens of our great state."

Big First Day for Border Fence Donation Website

       1700 W. Washington St., Phoenix , AZ 85007
Senator Steve Smith , R-23

People from all 50 states offer financial support

(State Capitol, Phoenix ) – The totals are in from the first day of donations to help build a fence along the Arizona-Mexico border. More than $58,000 poured in to from 1,265 donors in just the first 24 hours.

“The Federal Government has made it abundantly clear that it has no interest in addressing the invasion of drug cartels, violent gangs, illegal aliens and terrorists along the border. The U.S. wants this problem addressed, and this is one way we’re doing it,” says Sen. Steve Smith , a Republican from Maricopa. Smith sponsored SB 1406, legislation that established a website for the purpose of raising private money to help build a border fence.

The border remains porous, and Arizona is taking one step toward true border security.  From California to Texas , the southern border is approximately 2,000 miles, and only roughly 685 miles is fenced. The remaining 1300+ miles of the border have no fencing at all.

All the funds raised at are held in a trust fund account in the Arizona State Treasurer’s Office. The Joint Border Security Advisory Committee, established in the bill, will oversee the project.

Every state in the union was represented on the first day of donations, and that does not surprise Sen. Smith.

“We have always said with illegal immigration, ‘what happens in Arizona doesn’t stay in Arizona ’. This is a crisis for the nation, and it is gratifying to know that all 50 states agree,” says Sen. Smith.  

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

CAP: New Laws Make Arizona a Better Place for Families

Sixteen Center for Arizona Policy-Supported Bills To Become Law

PHOENIX – Sixteen Center for Arizona Policy (CAP)-supported bills became law today that promote and defend life, marriage and family, and religious liberty.

Some key bills taking effect include:
  • House Bill 2416 – While Arizona’s largest abortion retailer, Planned Parenthood, has challenged portions of this bill in court, several key provisions will be taking effect.
    These provisions will ensure all women will have the opportunity to have and view an ultrasound before an abortion and ban abortion-via-webcam, known as telemedicine abortion. Arizona is the first state in the country to ban telemedicine abortions.
  • Senate Bill 1553 – Establishes “Empowerment Scholarship Accounts” that provide parents of children with special needs the opportunity to direct state funds for the education and educational services that best meet their children’s needs. Again, Arizona leads the nation with this first-of-its-kind school choice program.
  • House Bill 2411 – Strengthens Arizona law to require harsher punishment for predators who engage in child prostitution.
  • Senate Bill 1472 & 1482 – Voters will now have more information about judicial candidates up for retention. The Secretary of State’s website will now include a judge’s biography, specific rulings on constitutional issues, and links to all opinions.
  • House Bill 2565 – Protects freedom of religion and freedom of speech for university students and university student groups.  

“This has been one of the most successful legislative sessions for advancing foundational values in public policy,” said CAP Legal Counsel Deborah Sheasby who drafted much of this legislation. “These new laws will have a resounding positive impact for Arizonans for years to come.”
With these sixteen bills, 101 CAP-supported bills will have been enacted into law since 1995.

Read more about these bills on CAP’s legislative summary:

Watch a short video wrap up of this session:

For more information, visit

Center for Arizona Policy promotes and defends
the foundational values of life,
marriage and family, and religious liberty.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Sheriff Arpaio Backs Salmon's Return to Congress

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Sheriff Arpaio Backs Salmon's Return to Congress
"Now more than ever, Washington requires experienced and principled conservatives in Congress – Matt Salmon exemplifies these qualities to the highest degree."
EAST VALLEY – Former Congressman and candidate for Arizona’s 6th Congressional District Matt Salmon announced today the endorsement of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Sheriff Arpaio released the following statement regarding his endorsement of Matt Salmon for Congress:
"I am honored to support my good friend Matt Salmon in his bid to return to Congress. Having worked extensively with Matt in the past, I know I can count on him to protect the interests of our community and our state, especially when it deals with securing our borders.  Now more than ever, Washington requires experienced and principled conservatives in Congress – Matt Salmon exemplifies these qualities to the highest degree."

Matt Salmon stated, "Sheriff Joe Arpaio has been a tireless advocate for the safety of Maricopa County citizens for almost two decades. He understands how important it is to protect our national borders against illegal immigration and he knows I will make that a top priority in Washington. I am grateful for his confidence in my ability to represent the best interests of our communities."

About Matt Salmon

Matt Salmon was first elected to the United States Congress in 1994 and served until 2000, honoring his term limit pledge.  A proud fiscal conservative, Salmon was rated in the top five among all 535 members of the House and Senate by Citizen’s Against Government Waste for all six years he was in office.  He is a lifetime member of the NRA with an A+ rating and also earned a 100% rating by the National Right to Life.  He was also the proud recipient of the American Cancer Society’s "Top National Elected Official" award.

Matt Salmon has received endorsements from Arizona Congressman Trent Franks, former Arizona Congressman John Shadegg and East Valley mayors Gail Barney (Queen Creek), Hugh Hallman (Tempe) and John Insalaco (Apache Junction).

Contact:   Adam Deguire     
PHONE:   602-570-7650

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The New Battleground of Child Custody Reform: Shared Parenting

It is 2011. The laws still have not changed much in regards to child custody and child support, even though women now work outside of the home and can make as much money as men. 84% of custodial parents are mothers, a figure that has not changed since 1983. A lot of problems will go away if the default is changed to 50/50 custody.

Read the rest of my article at Townhall

30th birthday party for Rep. Steve Montenegro with Sheriff Paul Babeu this Saturday

Monday, July 18, 2011

From David Schweikert in support of Jim Waring

Former Paradise Valley Mayor
Vernon Parker
cordially invites you to a Fundraising Reception honoring
Jim Waring
Candidate for Phoenix City Council’s 2nd District
Monday, July 18th
6:00 pm– 7:30 pm
The Parker Residence
5635 East Lincoln Drive, #18
Paradise Valley, AZ 85253
VIP Reception 6:00pm– 6:30pm
$430 per person
General Reception 6:30pm– 7:30pm
$100 per person
RSVP to Ashley Bunch at 602-448-2482 or
Please make checks payable to Friends of Waring
Maximum individual contribution is $430
Maximum joint contribution is $860

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Governor Brewer: Defend Arizona - Support an American Patriot, Sen. Russell Pearce

From the desk of Governor Jan Brewer

Dear Friend,

Stand with me today. Click here to Protect an American Patriot. In my 28 years of public service, I have always fought for conservative principles by standing up to Democrats, media bias, Nancy Pelosi, Al Sharpton, and everyone else in Washington who think they know what is best for Arizona. I'm writing today because I need your help!

The very same organizations and individuals who organized boycotts of Arizona, who opposed me in my last election, and who have consistently been advocates for unsustainable government spending are at it again. This time they mean to recall from office my friend and colleague State Senate President Russell Pearce.

I have known Russell for over two decades; a dedicated law enforcement officer, shot in the line of duty, a fiscal conservative who has consistently been a voice and a vote for decreased government spending, an uncompromising advocate for State's Rights and now a national leader in our fight to enforce our nation's immigration laws and to secure our border.

His unwavering dedication to enforcing the rule of law will help save our country from an Obama administration dedicated to undermining our nation's immigration laws. Until the rule of law is established on both sides of the Arizona-Mexico border there will be no peace, no future economic opportunity and no hope or resolving these issues undermining Arizona's continued economic prosperity.

Will you stand with me today and help stop their efforts?

For decades, the federal government has failed to do its job. It has failed to protect us from drugs, gangs and crime coming across the border. Senator Pearce has an unparalleled track record of passing legislation to help Arizona do the job that the Federal Government refuses to do. Here is just a small sample of legislation he has sponsored, that I have signed which has provoked this very recall:

2010, 49th Legislature, Second Regular Session
  • SB 1070 & HB 2162 made changes to laws relating to the enforcement of federal and state immigration laws. These bills allowed local law enforcement to enforce federal laws on illegal immigration. In addition, HB 2162 established the Joint Border Security Advisory Committee to report on the status of the Arizona-Mexico Border, and make recommendations regarding the growing border violence problem in Arizona.

  • SB 1027 required the Department of Public Safety to seek grants to implement a one-year pilot program targeting drug trafficking, illegal alien trafficking, and human smuggling.
Please click here today to make a donation.

2011, 50th Legislature, First Regular Session
  • HB 2102 required an individual to present a government issued document that contains the individual's photograph in order to obtain a license to operate a business, perform a professional service that requires a license, or to obtain fingerprint clearance.

  • SB 1465 prohibited the acceptance of consular identification cards as a valid form of identification. This was intended to curtail use of this form of identification in order to derive public benefits in this country. (signed by Governor)

  • HB 2405/SB1368 lengthened the sentencing for these felony offenses, without probation, pardon or release until the full term is served.

  • SB 1046 required Immigration and Customs and Enforcement (ICE) to take custody of a minor for immigration proceedings and also directed the state's juvenile corrections system to notify ICE if juvenile offenders who have been previously discharged to return to the United States without legal authorization.
Please click here today to make your most generous donation as soon as possible.

Once again, it is time to take a stand against those who boycott and hurt our state! We need leaders who believe in securing our border and protecting our citizens. Russell Pearce is that man, and we need keep him on our team.

We need to defend Russell Pearce, but we can only do it with your help! Please click here to help me support an American patriot by sharing your generous donation.

Thank you in advance for your support.


Governor Jan Brewer

PS. Please donate to Defend Russell Pearce today! You can also visit for more information or to donate online.

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