Wednesday, April 3, 2019

ARIZONA'S POLITICAL SHORTS: Reps. Biggs and Gosar Team With AOC and Ilhan Omar In Letter To President!!!

Reps. Biggs and Gosar Team With AOC and Ilhan Omar In Letter To President!!!
4:30pm: In what might seem to be the shocker of the century, Arizona Freedom Caucus Reps. Andy Biggs (R-CD5) and Paul Gosar, DDS (R-CD4) have co-signed a letter with Green New Deal Dems Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar to President Donald Trump. The bipartisan and bicameral group of 12 praises the President for his stated start of withdrawing U.S. troops from the war-torn nation of Syria.

The letter, led by Senator Rand Paul and Rep. Ro Khanna, is an obvious attempt to bolster the President as he faces criticism from many in both parties.

Here is the letter:

OFF-TOPIC: Join our Diamondbacks Season Ticket Group
4:00pm: Opening Day is here! We've been part of a Diamondbacks season ticket group for 20 years now, and a couple of our members had life changes that prompted them to stop participating. We have two seats that are probably the best value in the ballpark. One share is 16 games over the 6-month season, and although we assign the games randomly, everyone is usually pretty accomodating for switches. If you are interested, email me, at Paul @ (no spaces), and I'll send you more details.

Clever. Very Clever. AZ GOP Reaches Out To Trump Supporters - Become A "Trump Committeeman"
3:45pm: Kelli Ward, the Chair of the Arizona GOP, is looking to recruit more Trump supporters in as Precinct Committemen. In an effort to reach out, they are offering a personalized 2020 Trump jersey (sketch below) and a re-brand of the statutory party office to "Trump Committeeman".

The email went out late last night with the subject line: "Sign Up Today to Become a Trump Committeeman!" Ward called it "the official way to become a part of the Trump-Republican team in Arizona! The top listed benefit (besides the jersey) is "access to (your) precinct's voter data".*

The AZ GOP even secured the URL "" for the recruiting effort. Lest some existing GOP PCs worry that they will be forced to switch from "PC" to "TC", the fine print at the bottom of the website notes that it is voluntary and that non-Trump supporters can still become PCs.

Nonetheless, given the rancorous intra-party disputes surrounding PCs and their varying allegiances, this effort by the current leadership of the AZ GOP is bound to prompt some reactions. AZGOP Communications Director Zach Henry tells Arizona's Politics that it "aligns with Chairman Ward's stated priority of filling every open PC spot in the state."

He adds that "nothing fires up the base like President Trump and we're going to work overtime to make sure he wins Arizona in 2020. Trump wins, we all win."

*Arizona's Politics recently raised concerns about campaign volunteers and PCs becoming targets after reporting on new tactics to access voter databases.

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