Posts Tagged ‘Flake’

27th October
written by Sean Noble

The most important vote you can cast this year is your vote for President.

Here are my other endorsements/recommendations:

U.S. Senate – Jeff Flake

U.S. House of Representatives – David Schweikert

District 15 State Senator – Nancy Barto

District 15 State Rep – John Allen, Heather Carter

Corporation Commission – Bob Burns/Bob Stump/Susan Bitter Smith

County Board of Supervisors – Andy Kunasek

County Assessor – Keith Russell

County Attorney – Bill Montgomery

County Recorder – Helen Purcell

County School Superintendent – Don Covey

Sheriff – Arpaio

County Treasurer – Charles “Hos” Hoskins

Central AZ Water Conservation District (up to 5):

Jean McGrath

Lisa Atkins

Gayle Burns


Deer Valley School Board:

Ann Ordway

Ron Bayer

Greg Gregoire


Prop 114 – Yes

Prop 115 – Yes

Prop 116 – Yes

Prop 117 – Yes

Prop 118 – Yes

Prop 119 – No

Prop 120 – Yes

Prop 121 – No

Prop 204 – No

13th May
written by Sean Noble

The Arizona Republic ran a little story about the earmarks that members of the Arizona Congressional delegation have requested.  Surprisingly, Republican Trent Franks topped the list with earmarks totaling $3.1 billion. The entire total for the delegation was $4.3 billion, so Franks makes up nearly 75% of the total (and that’s with Shadegg and Flake out of the picture, since they don’t request earmarks.

As long as Republicans participate in the “pay to play” game that comes with earmarking, they will never have the moral high ground to demand the system change.  How many Members of Congress have to be investigated for folks to say enough already?

19th January
written by Sean Noble

Last Friday, the Yellow Sheet Report, which is the equivalent of an “inside the beltway publication” for the Arizona capital, reported that Arizona GOP Chairman Randy Pullen claimed that the Arizona Delegation was “neutral” in his race against Lisa James for Chairman.  Huh?

I’ve known Randy for a number of years, and we have a cordial relationship, and, just as I have said to newly-elected Maricopa County GOP Chairman, Rob Haney, if Pullen is reelected, I’ll work on finding common ground.  In the meantime, I strongly support Lisa James.

But even as a James partisan, I’m taken aback by Pullen’s comment.  It’s a whopper so big that it isn’t even remotely believable.  Usually, if you are going to push the envelope, you at least have an envelope to push.   What mystifies me is why Pullen would say something so demonstrably inaccurate.

McCain, Kyl, Shadegg and Flake have been open about their support for Lisa James, and Trent Franks is officially neutral.  So maybe Pullen believes that Franks is the entire delegation.

Yesterday, Lisa James put out a statement from Kyl:

“I support Lisa James for Chairman of the Arizona Republican Party because she will provide the leadership to increase Republican voter registration, raise funds, recruit candidates and execute a successful get out the vote effort.”

I second Senator Kyl’s comments.  I have seen Lisa in action, and know her capabilities. I’ve done enough major get-out-the-vote efforts, fundraising, grassroots organizing and messaging to recognize who gets it and who doesn’t. 

Lisa James gets it, and would be a great asset as GOP Chairman going into the 2010 election.