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Friends,

Thanks to all the friends and supporters who have contributed to my campaign! Wednesday night’s fundraiser was truly ‘like no other’. You could feel the energy and excitement as my campaign for Secretary of State continues to grow. We had food trucks featuring locally owned restaurants, live music from Arizona’s own School of Rock and most importantly over 100 supporters who turned out to help our campaign. Special thanks to former Governor of Arizona Jane Dee Hull, Hon. Betsey Bayless and the host committee for coordinating such a wonderful event.

My campaign has kicked into high-gear as we approach two months until early ballots are delivered. A week ago we filed over 8300 petition signatures to qualify for the ballot and last night’s event was a huge step in helping us reach our fundraising goal.

However, we still have a high mountain to climb. The next important date for the campaign is May 31 when campaign finance reports are due. It’s crucial we have a strong showing on that report so voters can see the strength of our campaign and our momentum as I continue to take my message on the road.

I am relying on you to help us achieve our common vision for Arizona. With your continued support we can forge ahead towards the Primary and General elections.

Thank you for your support!

Michele

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From The Desk Of Russell Pearce:

You know that bad feeling when November rolls around and you look at your ballot and you realize that while you could never support the Democrat on your ballot, you are going to have to hold your nose to vote for the Republican nominee? Now is the time to do something about that. It is Primary time, when we get to support the best conservative and send a message to our state and our Party that those who champion our beliefs earn our support. That is why I am sending you this email today... To introduce you to State Senator Al Melvin, the proven conservative candidate for Arizona Governor.al melvin

For six years Al has been fighting for conservative values and casting real conservative votes: For Constitutional Carry, for SB1070 to fight illegal immigration, for SB1062 to protect religious liberties, for the largest tax cuts in Arizona history, against the ObamaCare Medicaid Expansion, and more. Al was also the author of the bill to stop Common Core here in Arizona. These weren’t easy positions to take, but Al took them on because it was the right thing to do.

In short, Al is the best conservative in the race for Governor, and he is someone you will get to feel good about supporting.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Phoenix, AZ- May 21, 2014- Today, Shawnna Bolick, Republican candidate for Arizona House of Representatives in Legislative District 28, received the endorsement of former U.S. Congressman John Shadegg.

"Arizona needs smart, principled, and sensible leaders, and that's why I enthusiastically endorse Shawnna Bolick for the State Legislature," stated Congressman John Shadegg. shana

“I am thrilled to have Congressman Shadegg’s endorsement,” exclaimed Bolick. “Congressman Shadegg served Arizona well during his tenure and I hope to bring the same level of constituent service to our legislative district once elected. Shadegg and I share many of the same conservative values including keeping government limited and reducing government waste. I can’t help but wonder what our country would look like today if Congressman Shadegg had been elected Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives. I look forward to having Shadegg’s advice in solving state-federal issues.”

Shawnna Bolick has lived in Legislative District 28 for 13 years. Shawnna and her husband, Clint, have two children, Ryne (12) and Kali (9), plus their six year old rescued greyhound, Beary Goldwater, living in the shadows of Squaw Peak.

 

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(PARADISE VALLEY, Ariz.) Last week Michael Collins and his campaign to be Paradise Valley's next mayor received the biggest endorsement of all, an endorsement from Paradise Valley Mayor Scott LeMarr, who is not seeking another term in office. Now, five former mayors have endorsed Michael Collins. Former Paradise Valley Mayors Vernon Parker, Ed Winkler, Ron Clarke, Ed Lowry and Robert Plenge represent years of service to the people of Paradise Valley. They're also endorsing Vice Mayor Michael Collins in the Paradise Valley mayoral primary election August 26th.headshot 1 compressed

Collins said, "These former mayors have contributed so much to our community. They have shaped Paradise Valley, preserving its unique quality of life. I am proud to have their endorsements and hope to continue a tradition of quality leadership that our town has enjoyed for so long."

Collins has also secured the endorsements of all current Paradise Valley Town Council members.

Collins added, "Those who endorse me represent a group of people with diverse opinions but who share a desire to serve the public and our great community."

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Friends,

Yesterday we turned in over 8,300 petition signatures from across the state of Arizona to become the first Republican to file for the position of Secretary of State!

This is only the first step to our victory in the August primary!

I want to give a special thank you to all who have circulated petitions, walked neighborhoods, and those who have signed. While this is a day to celebrate, we must also remember that the primary election is 3 months away and we have an incredible amount of work to do in a short amount of time.

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Endorsement from Representative Heather Carter
Legislative District 15

I’ve known and worked with Jennifer Petersen for a long time. As an educator myself, I can appreciate the many challenges she has faced as a member of the Scottsdale Unified School District governing board. Jennifer has proven herself an excellent steward of SUSD’s budget and an exceptional spokesperson for our students. Whether it is working with the City of Scottsdale to address issues, working with school administrators and teachers to make sure we maximize the return on our investment in our students, or interacting with parents and the community at large to take their concerns into consideration before making any big decisions, Jennifer has excelled. I fully support Jennifer Petersen in her run for Scottsdale City Council.

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According to the owners of Tempe’s famed Yucca Tap Room, things are awry and city officials want their property. The Republic has some background on the situation. Click here.

The one-time platform of Roger Clyne and many other local music aspirants, the distinct bar is something to be celebrated and assisted, not run over as appears the intent of city bureaucrats. Yucca-Whisky-Tshirt-Back-300x300

What a shame. And what a reminder of a similar show we have seen before. In Scottsdale.

There, over a decade ago a conspiring city and developer wanted to condemn the city’s oldest tavern, The Coach House, and give it to a neighboring property owner for a bland mixed-use project. The odds were stacked against the small business as a pro-developer council majority seemed assembled. But then the locals and regulars rallied. The uprising was such that whatever majority existed evaporated as one colorful citizen after another entreated for relief. And The Coach House got it. And there it sill stands, an important reminder of Scottsdale’s history and one of the best watering holes in the Valley. Thank goodness.

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As you know, Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin has established a reputation as a committed reformer and one of America’s most innovative governors.

And today I’m proud to announce that he has endorsed my candidacy for governor of Arizona, as reported in an article by The Washington Post, linked here. ducey walker

Governor Walker’s fights to revive Wisconsin’s economy became a national story in 2012, when special interests attempted to recall him. As a result of his successful fight, Gov. Walker has developed a national grassroots following and is a hero to conservatives all across the country.

Here’s his statement:

“Doug Ducey demonstrates the kind of conservative, common-sense leadership that our party needs in Arizona. He’s not afraid of taking on tough challenges, and that’s why I know he’d be a great Governor.”

I’m grateful for his support and am honored that he decided to endorse my candidacy. It’s another sign of the momentum we’re building, and I’m confident we’re entering the summer months in strong shape to win the primary in August!

Thank you,

Doug

Paid for by Ducey 2014

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Dear Friends:

I turned in my nominating papers and 1,727 petition signatures (1000 are required) to the City Clerk to get my name on the ballot for City Council. Thanks to all of my supporters who collected so many signatures for me! kathy littlefield

Another piece of good news - in less than a week we have found good homes for 100 of my campaign yard signs! Not to worry, we still have plenty more available, if you want one for your yard (or for your friends, neighbors or relatives) you can pick them up at your convenience from our front porch at 8926 E. Sheena Drive, 85260. Or, we will get as many as you can use delivered to you. If you can volunteer to help me distribute yard signs in your neighborhood that would be great!

If you have any questions, would like more information about my campaign or would like to help, my web site is www.kathylittlefield.com and my phone # is 480-951-2549. Thanks for helping me to be Your Voice On City Council.

Kathy Littlefield

 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Phoenix, AZ- May 12, 2014- Today, Shawnna Bolick, Republican candidate for Arizona House of Representatives in Legislative District 28, received the endorsement of Maricopa County Supervisor, Steve Chucri. shana

“Shawnna will be a prominent voice for families and business across Arizona," said Supervisor Chucri. "She is dedicated to K-12 education policy and knows what it takes to make sure our children have opportunities to receive the best education. As a county supervisor, I understand the value of working with individuals in our State Legislature who are not only passionate, but understand the need for a common sense approach when it comes to regulatory burdens, smart tax policy and making Arizona competitive. Shawnna will represent the Arizona taxpayer well and I look forward to working with her once she is elected.”

“I am honored to have Mr. Chucri’s endorsement,” stated Bolick. “Steve and I share many conservative beliefs including the need for more government efficiency, transparency and accountability at all levels of government. Steve is a hard worker and a terrific public servant who uses common sense to resolve problems. Together, I know being prudent with our constituents’ limited resources will further help us tackle streamlining the permitting and regulatory processes in order to create the best business climate. I look forward to working with Steve to further these efforts at the local and state levels. As an active communicator I believe we will also make a great team.”

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