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Arizona Politics for Conservatives: Sonoran Alliance

Arizona Politics, News, Commentary and Information with a Blatantly Conservative Worldview Presented by an Alliance of Writers, Activists, Consultants and Government Insiders.

Last Build Date: Sat, 21 Jan 2017 06:40:04 +0000


My Concerns with Jim O’Connor

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 06:40:04 +0000

By Chris Herring As the newly elected MCRC Chairman I feel it is vitally important that the relationship between the county party and the AZGOP be healed. Discord between the two has festered for too long, makes the party weaker, and is a public black eye to the conservative cause. Key to a healthy working […]

What transparency looks like

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 13:23:22 +0000

By concerned Republican state committeeman Many PC’s who, after watching Jim O’Connor twist the truth, bend the rules and use his faith as a shield to his duplicity, are saying… Finally, someone is standing up for what is right.  The below letter was sent from AZGOP State Chairman, Robert Graham. January 18, 2017 Dear _______ , The […]

Jim O’Connor: Plays By His Own Set of Rules

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 19:14:51 +0000

By a concerned state committeeman The AZGOP is in the middle of a turmoil brought on by the hot mess called the LD23 Organizational Meeting, led by immediate past chair Jim O’Connor. No matter how the scandal plagued elections in LD23 play out, it is only the latest debacle created by O’Connor. The man is unfit […]

Maricopa County Republican Party Election Results

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 03:48:10 +0000

In case you missed it, Maricopa County Republicans held an election on Saturday, January 14, 2017 and elected new leadership. Thank you to the outgoing leadership for their service and congratulations to the new Maricopa GOP leadership team! Chairman – Chris Herring 1st Vice Chairman – Aaron Flannery (elected by acclamation) 2nd Vice Chairman – […]

Sal DiCiccio: $16 Million Wasted In Just One Day By City Of Phoenix

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 17:43:12 +0000

Last week, I wrote about the structural deficit our city is facing. Our deficit problems will continue until we make public safety our priority and cut spending in non-essential areas. On Tuesday, city staff gave a presentation regarding the budget deficit forecast. The forecast, which did not come as a surprise to me, shows our […]

Former PC and State Committeewoman Calls Out AZGOP Candidate Jim O’Connor

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 17:10:30 +0000

The following guest opinion was submitted. Jim O’Connor is welcome to respond. After reading a post in the MCRC Briefs by Jim O’Connor, I sent him this email. This is based on my personal dealings with him. Dear Jim, I saw the article that you wrote for the MCRC Briefs and have included it at the […]

Republican Activists Call Out AZGOP Chairman Candidate

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 19:12:15 +0000

Words Are Cheap Mr. O’Connor It was surreal to read what Jim O’Connor, candidate for AZGOP Chair, wrote and which was posted to MCRC Briefs on January 7, 2017: “JIM O’CONNOR: There is no denying that there has been a fundamental divide within our party in Arizona. We all have to say that out loud because […]

Gilbert and Chandler Place Well In Annual US City Fiscal Health Rankings

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 18:56:59 +0000

Congratulations to the Town of Gilbert and City of Chandler for placing high in the annual US City Fiscal Health Index. The index, prepared by The Fiscal Times, looks at five factors to derive the rankings including: ratio of city general fund balance to expenditures, ratio of long term obligations to total government-wide revenues, ratio of actuarially determined […]

Democrat Randall Friese ‘Sour’ Over TANF Sponsorship

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 18:12:28 +0000

There’s a short news item on AZCentral by Mary Jo Pitzl this morning reporting a “sour note” in the harmony sought by Arizona House Speaker, JD Mesnard. Apparently, State Representative Dr. Randy Friese (D-9) wanted to sponsor the bill restoring funding to TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) but was beat to the hopper by […]

Thoughts On Selecting A Republican Party Chairman

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 23:38:44 +0000

It’s that time again when elected precinct and state committeemen convene to elect a new Republican Party Chairman here in Arizona. As required by law, new party officials are chosen every other year to lead the party into the next round of elections. This year, I won’t be voting or participating in these elections. That’s because I am no longer […]

Guest Opinion: Why Jim O’Connor Should Not Be The Next AZGOP Chairman

Fri, 06 Jan 2017 03:00:16 +0000

If you are not telling the truth about insignificant things, what else are you not telling the truth about? I really am a nobody in politics. I have no power now, nor did I want any when I was a precinct committeeman, precinct captain and state committeeman representing the Del Joya precinct within LD23. I […]

Congressman Andy Biggs Submits Two Amendments for the REINS Act

Thu, 05 Jan 2017 18:17:23 +0000

Washington, DC (January 4) – Today, Congressman Andy Biggs (AZ-05) announced that he had submitted two amendments to the Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act of 2017 (REINS Act). The REINS Act seeks to restore oversight authority to Congress for any major federal regulation that could potentially cost the U.S. economy at […]

Arizona Solicitor General Issues Opinion on Arizona GOP Party Elections

Thu, 05 Jan 2017 04:21:49 +0000

Just issued today, a legal opinion by the Arizona Solicitor General office of the Arizona Attorney General, resolves a dispute regarding notification in Republican Party elections. The opinion issued by Dominic Draye to incoming Speaker of the House JD Mesnard, settles the legal question of whether or not precinct committeemen were properly noticed regarding the […]

Gayla Coletto Responds to Jim O’Connor’s MCRC Post

Wed, 04 Jan 2017 00:16:05 +0000

Let’s get the facts straight. Jim O’Connor has listed some lies and one truth. I was on the credentials table – Truth I didn’t check Jim’s proxies because Kathy Schneider credential his precinct. – Lie The Chairman of LD23 approves any material that is distributed to the PC’s. Everyone in the room had the list […]

Bill Beard Announces Run for Arizona Republican Party Treasurer

Wed, 04 Jan 2017 00:08:53 +0000

Bill Beard, immediate past-Chairman of the Pima County Republican Party, announces run for Arizona GOP Treasurer Bill Beard, former Chairman of the Pima County Republican Party, has announced he is running to be the Arizona GOP Treasurer. I ask all elected Republican State Committeemen for your vote at the Arizona State Republican Party statutory meeting on Saturday, January […]