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Helping businesses create jobs has been a priority of mine since I originally took office. That’s why I have fought for reducing burdensome regulations, lowering taxes so businesses can reinvest and getting government out of the way of private enterprise.

I believe every Arizonan has a purpose and every Arizonan should have the opportunity to find rewarding employment. This philosophy has galvanized the support of the business community behind my campaign. I am being supported by the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry, National Federation of Independent Business, AZ Association of REALTORS and countless business leaders. Here are what a few of them are saying about my candidacy:

“In recent decades, Arizona’s Governor has not finished his or her term for different reasons. Our Secretary of State is next in line of succession since Arizona does not have a Lieutenant Governor. It is important for the business community to pay close attention to this important race this year and support a strong candidate.

Michele Reagan served in the Arizona Senate and House of Representatives with great distinction. She has been a tireless leader and supporter of the business community, education, economic development and, as importantly, stood strong in the face of extreme agendas. No one else in the race has her proven track record.”

– Michael Bidwill, President Arizona Cardinals

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Phoenix, AZ- September 29, 2014- Today, Shawnna Bolick, Republican candidate for Arizona House of Representatives in Legislative District 28, received the endorsement of Arizona’s state treasurer and Republican nominee for governor, Doug Ducey.shana

“I strongly support Shawnna Bolick for the House in LD 28,” stated Doug Ducey. “She will bring common sense principles and the right skill set to the job. Shawnna has distinguished herself both in the community and as an education advocate. I know she will represent our district well because she is a strong, effective, and compassionate voice.”

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Rogers Calls on Sinema to Keep Her Promise Asks Her To Return Salary For Not Doing Her Job

In a desperate attempt to whitewash her Washington record, Krysten Sinema began airing an ad today that tried to gloss over her failings in Washington. In her ad, Sinema said Congress should not get paid if it doesn't do its job . . . something that found immediate support from candidate Wendy Rogers.

“I agree, I look forward to Kyrsten Sinema returning her salary to taxpayers for the past two years,” said Wendy Rogers. “Given that she has not voted for a single budget or offered a solution of her own - it's pretty clear she’s not doing her job. She should live up to her promise to return her pay.”

Sinema voted against the House Budget H. Con. Res. 96 on April 10th, 2014. She also voted against the Democratic Budget Alternative on the same day. A check of House sponsored bills also shows that she has never offered a budget of her own. Sinema also voted against a balanced budget that would have prevented Members of Congress from using taxpayer dollars to fly first class (Roll Call #88; 3/20/2013).

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I’ve got big news: tomorrow, Andy Tobin will be the first House candidate to deliver the Republican Weekly Address in this critical election year.

I asked Andy to step up because he’s got a strong message.

As a small businessman, Andy has seen firsthand how ObamaCare is hurting families and job creators.

As Speaker of the Arizona House, he cut spending and balanced the budget to save taxpayers and encourage growth.

And as a resident of rural Arizona, Andy knows all too well that top-down, Washington-knows-best “solutions” aren’t the answer to getting America back on track.

Andy is going to do great with this week’s address, and with our help, he can win on November 4th.

But he can’t get there alone. I’m reaching out to ask you to pitch in $100, $50 or even just $25 right now for Andy.

There's 53 days left and Democrats are attacking him from all sides. Andy needs your help.
Let’s get this done.

Thank you,
John Boehner
Speaker of the House

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Our first campaign television ad just launched . I encourage you to share it with family, neighbors and friends.

Here is a link

I'm proud of this ad because its story represents why I am running to be Arizona’s next Attorney General. There are people all over Arizona like Connie Groff who need an advocate and a voice.

Special interest groups and companies have their lawyers and their lobbyists but normal, hard working Arizonans have the Attorney General as their lawyer.

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(PHOENIX) – Today, the National Republican Congressional Committee announced that Wendy Rogers has achieved “Young Gun” status in the NRCC’s recruitment program, which recognizes top-tier campaigns.aboutwendy

“I want to thank the NRCC for recognizing me as part of their Young Guns program. I believe that this district needs a strong leader who will stand up for Arizona, not stand behind the Obama administration and government bureaucrats as Kyrsten Sinema has done,” said Wendy Rogers.

She continued, “Kyrsten Sinema has failed Arizona. She said she would change the way things are done in Congress, but instead she has just given us more of the same. She voted against pay cuts for Members of Congress and banning their taxpayer-funded first class airfare. When the people of her district needed her most during the Phoenix VA scandal, she refused to lead. Instead, she stood by the bureaucracy, calling for hearings and studies instead of immediate action. Arizona doesn’t need a cheerleader for the Obama administration, we need a real leader. If elected, I will lead the way on policies to reduce the size of government, grow our economy, and protect our freedoms.”

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Phoenix, AZ – Senator Michele Reagan is proud to announce the endorsement of State Representative Justin Pierce in her bid for Arizona Secretary of State. Representative Pierce, who also vied for the Republican Secretary of State nomination, released the following statement supporting Senator Reagan and encouraging Republicans to unify their support behind Michele. Screen-Shot-2013-10-30-at-10_34_40-AM2-78220_641x340

“Running for Arizona Secretary of State was one of the most fulfilling experiences of my life. We ran a positive campaign and many thanks go out to all my supporters for their tireless efforts to help me win the Republican nomination. Even though we fell just short of our goal, the campaign reinforced my belief that if I didn’t win the nomination, Michele Reagan was the perfect candidate for Secretary of State. I am confident in her abilities to effectively and efficiently execute the duties of the Secretary of State and therefore, I proudly endorse her campaign.

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Why don’t elected officials tackle the big issues more? It’s a constant refrain one hears about elected officials whether its foreign policy or Social Security in the nation’s Capitol Hill or Scottsdale visionaries lamenting the lack of a next great thing.

That can’t be said of Glendale City Councilman Gary Sherwood.
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The city is a cauldron of upside finances and distrusting peers.

From Michael Bidwill and rich gaming tribes to transient new owners of the Phoenix Coyotes and a spring training complex with the worst mathematics in baseball there is no escape from tough votes and issues in the capital of the West Valley.

Enter first-term Councilman Gary Sherwood.

Last summer he led the charge for an annual $15 million subsidy allowing the now Arizona Coyotes to stay in town. But for his championing and vote the franchise would have skated away, as it likely will anyways several years from now.

And in the heavyweight title bout surrounding a new Glendale casino and involving the largesse of a Tucson gaming tribe and one right here in the Valley Sherwood flipped his vote to favor the new casino.

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There has been considerable chatter about the Rasmussen Poll that shows Democrat Fred Duval and Doug Ducey in a dead heat for Arizona Governor.

Keep in mind that Rasmussen has been trying very hard to make up for its gaffe in predicting a Romney win over Obama. Perhaps Rasmussen has been trying too hard.

According to this article in the Guardian, Rasmussen is trying to correct past sins by leaning a bit too far to the left. For example the article notes that “Obama's average net approval in Rasmussen's polling since re-election is +10.6pt, which is nearly 4pt higher than the other pollsters' results.”duval

Rasmussen is also using past exit polls to weigh its surveys. The article continues, “The exit polls, though, had Democrats with a 6pt party identification advantage. Sure enough, Rasmussen now weights its polling to 38% Democratic and 32% Republican – the same exact spread as the exit polls gave.”

Some more interesting facts on the Rasmussen poll.

In 2010, voters under 40 made up approximately 20 percent of the Arizona electorate; yet, in today's Rasmussen poll, they have the age bracket at 25 percent.

Arizona voters over 65 made up nearly 30 percent of the midterm electorate in 2010, and in Rasmussen's sample, they make up only 26 percent.

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In 2007 a relative unknown named Michael Nowakowski decided to take on Congressman Pastor’s influence for the race to replace former Phoenix City Councilman Doug Lingner.

Undoubtedly an intriguing candidate, few gave Nowakowski a chance against Laura Pastor, the Congressman’s daughter.

He fared OK in the first round of voting, but finished well behind Pastor. Surely there wasn’t enough in the runoff election to make up that much ground. But he did. And his campaign manager for the upset? Ruben Gallego.
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That should have told us something. Because its engineering was one of the more impressive Arizona political upsets in recent memory.

Gallego has since gone on to capture a seat in the Arizona House of Representatives, and assisted his wife Kate’s successful run against a Phoenix legend, First Institutional Baptist Church Pastor Warren Stewart.

And last Tuesday he sleighed a Democratic legend (at least in her own mind), the ethically short cutting Mary Rose Wilcox.

By any stretch this is one of the more accomplished and meteoric rises, ever, in Arizona politics.

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