Posts Tagged ‘AZ GOP’

26th January
written by Sean Noble









Today marks a new beginning for the Arizona Republican Party.  Small businessman Robert Graham was elected Chairman with 70 percent of the vote. It’s the first “landslide” for Party Chairman in a decade.

He built a very diverse coalition of support, earning the endorsement of Congressman Trent Franks, (and having support of other delegation members) while at the same time getting endorsements from former Maricopa County GOP Chairman Rob Haney, former Senate President Russell Pearce and former state GOP Chairman Randy Pullen.

This is welcome news for the Arizona GOP – an incoming chairman who has broad support from the grassroots and respect among the business community.  It reflects what the Republican Party is all about – hard working, freedom-loving people coming together to advance liberty by fighting against big government and corrupt big business cronies (think GE, Solyndra, GM, Goldman Sachs, etc.)

Graham is a successful small businessman who can relate to every element of the Republican Party.   His leadership will position the party to be in great shape going into the 2014 elections.




6th May
written by Sean Noble










Brett Mecam is getting the kind of attention most people pay a lot of money to get.  Unfortunately, it’s not the right kind of attention.  Particularly embarrassing is his mug shot, which screams “fashion nightmare.” Who wears a white collared colored shirt without a tie?  Gives a whole new meaning to “white collar crime.” Good grief.  I’m a hick from Show Low, AZ and even I know better.

On a less humorous note, why exactly did Phoenix PD and DPS show up at GOP HQ to arrest Mecum on a couple traffic misdemeanors?  For a violation almost a month ago?  Something does not add up, or I don’t understand criminal prosecution (which is very possible).

So, will GOP State Party Chairman Randy Pullen jettison Mecum?

UPDATE: Sources say that Mecum was going 109 MPH when the camera flashed.  That begins to explain the arrest at work – that’s downright scary fast on an in-town freeway.

6th May
written by Sean Noble

Here is an update on Brett Mecum’s arrest this morning at Republican HQ. It’s a speeding violation. The good news is that it isn’t for a felony.

From AZ Capitol Times:

Arizona Republican Party Executive Director Brett Mecum was arrested May 6 by the Department of Public Safety for speeding and reckless driving.

Maricopa County Sheriff’s Deputy Lindsay Smith said Mecum was arrested at the state Republican Party’s Phoenix headquarters. State Republican Party officials confirmed the arrest.

Smith said Mecum has been charged with one count of speeding for driving in excess of 85 miles per hour. He also is facing one count of reckless driving.

From Arizona Guardian:

He [Mecam] was booked for excessive speeding over 85 mph and reckless driving, said Detective Aaron Douglas of the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office. Both are misdemeanors.
The alleged violations happened on April 10, Douglas said. Further details were not immediately available…

…Mecum was in a meeting with state party chairman Randy Pullen when he was taken into custody by officers from the Arizona Department of Public Safety and the Phoenix Police Department.

6th May
written by Sean Noble

HT to the folks at Arizona Guardian (particularly Dennis Welch)

I don’t know what to think… I don’t know what to say… but this is not good news.


State GOP executive director arrested!

altBy Dennis Welch
The Arizona Guardian

The executive director of the Arizona Republican Party was arrested this morning at party headquarters in Phoenix.
It was unclear what the charge against Brett Mecum might be, but he was expected to arraigned later today.

Party officials wouldn’t talk on the record, but said they would put out a statement later today.

Mecum was apparently taken into custody by officers from the Arizona Department of Public Safety and the Phoenix Police Department.

Mecum was recently named executive director of the party. He had been political director during the 2008 election cycle .