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Adding to an impressive list of endorsements, Jeff Schwartz  announced that former Arizona Congressman John Shadegg, a strong conservative leader, has endorsed his candidacy.

"Arizona needs a generation of new conservative leaders and they will find one in Jeff Schwartz. A proven successful businessman with a history of volunteer service to his community, Jeff will bring a fresh perspective to the Senate and reject the failed policies brought to us by a professional politician," stated Shadegg.

In response to the endorsement Schwartz expressed his appreciation and noted, "Having the endorsement of John Shadegg, an undisputed champion of the conservatives, is an honor. Congressman Shadegg recognizes that for Arizona to thrive, we need sound policies to grow existing businesses and attract new businesses and first class educational opportunities for the children of the employers and employees who will broaden and build our tax base."

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Today, Republican candidate for Attorney General Mark Brnovich received the endorsement of current Arizona Corporation Commissioner and former Arizona Senate President Brenda Burns. Commissioner Burns remarked: brenda burns

“During my 16 years in the Arizona State Legislature, I often fought the overreach of the federal government. As an elected member of the Corporation Commission, I have seen how federal government policies have raised rates for water and electricity in Arizona. We need an Attorney General that will protect our state's rights. Mark Brnovich will stand up to the burdensome EPA. He did a great job as Director of the Center for Constitutional Government at the Goldwater Institute, an organization that I consider to be a valuable voice in Arizona.”

Burns continued:

“Mark's experience as an Army JAG, Maricopa County prosecutor and Assistant United States Attorney make him eminently qualified to be Arizona's Attorney General. I enthusiastically endorse his candidacy."

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I’m excited to announce, thanks to your continued support, we were able to launch our first television commercial of the campaign. It couldn’t come at a better time as we head into the final stretches of the race.

Click here to see the video

As you know, I am the one candidate with the experience necessary to lead the Secretary of State’s office. There are two main responsibilities the Secretary of State has – overseeing elections and business filings. I have fought against special interests and voter fraud, championed free and fair elections, and making sure only citizens are allowed to vote. Plus, I am a former small business owner who knows how to reduce the regulatory burden mom and pop shops encounter.

A special thank you to Governor Jan Brewer for agreeing to appear in the commercial and helping Team Reagan across the finish line.

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Scott Smith and Christine Jones have spent considerable time and resources attempting to smear the business transaction involving my partner's and my sale of Cold Stone Creamery to Kahala Corp, but their allegations are simply not true. The fact is that both parties were pleased with the transaction and I continue to enjoy an outstanding relationship with both Cold Stone Creamery and Kahala Corp. today.ducey

Former Kahala Corp. CEO Kevin Blackwell led the purchase of Cold Stone Creamery from my partner and me in 2007. He released the following statement in light of these recent unscrupulous attacks on the transaction between Kahala Corp. and Cold Stone Creamery:
“As the CEO of Kahala, I was the lead negotiator on Kahala’s purchase of Cold Stone Creamery in 2007. In that transaction Doug Ducey and his partner sold their ownership in Cold Stone Creamery to Kahala. The recession arrived shortly after Kahala’s purchase, adversely impacting the business and leading to a renegotiation of some of the terms of the deal. Such things sometimes occur in complex business transactions and I can happily say that our negotiations were resolved to the complete satisfaction of both parties. Cold Stone was, and is, a terrific company and I was, and am, proud to have been associated with the Cold Stone brand. While Doug and I had our differences during ‘the heat of the moment,’ Doug built Cold Stone into a great company and would make a great Governor for Arizona.”

Cold Stone Creamery has been a model franchisor, including being ranked #1 franchisor by Phoenix Business Journal and receiving the W.P. Carey School of Business' Spirit of Enterprise Award, Arizona’s premier recognition of entrepreneurial excellence. I was also honored to be inducted into Arizona State University’s Business School Hall of Fame.

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Hugh Hallman is building momentum in the polls and with Republican supporters across Arizona!

While one of Hugh's opponents today is citing a poll that's almost a month old, The Arizona Republic today reported on a poll taken in the past week that shows Hugh Hallman with a clear lead in the State Treasurer's race. hallman pic

And conservative leaders such as former Congressman Barry Goldwater, Jr., Congressman Matt Salmon, Congressman John Shadegg, Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu, Mohave County Sheriff Tom Sheahan and others are continuing to lend their support to the campaign. You can see our full list of endorsers — from across the state of Arizona — on our web site at

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From Tom Horne
I am the only statewide candidate endorsed by the NRA. It's also highly unusual for them to endorse any AG candidate in a primary. They know that it is imperative that we keep the Arizona Attorney General Republican and they also know that I have been a fierce advocate of protecting gun rights and preserving the Second Amendment during my administration.ATTORNEY GENERAL

Since becoming Attorney General, I’ve signed on to three Amicus briefs in support of the Second Amendment, issued an opinion finding that the city of Tucson would violate state law if they destroyed guns acquired during a “gun buy back,” and I have pushed for new state legislation that would allow school officials to have access to firearms in education institutions so that we can better protect our children from those that would seek to do them harm.

I’m honored that the NRA has given me their endorsement. It’s also exciting that I am the only statewide candidate in Arizona that the NRA has chosen to support for the Primary Election.

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