Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Republicans and Koch Brothers Reach Agreement To Share Voter Data Information

The press release is over a month old and I was talking to an RNC operative today and they mentioned it to me, I don't think this info is known to grassroots Republican, who eschew "Dark Money groups". be
The Koch Brothers And Republican Party Have Joined Forces To Track Voters 
Via Dave Weigel
David Koch Delegate at RNC Convention
2012 byVia Dave Weigel
August 28,2014
A secretive data and technology company linked to conservative oil billionaires Charles and David Koch has reached an agreement to share its information with the “voter file and data management company” that holds an exclusive agreement with the Republican National Committee. This will allow the Republican Party full access to voter data collected by the Koch’s Freedom Partners entities and clients — and entrenches the Kochs’ network even deeper into the GOP.
Because political parties are not allowed to accept corporate contributions, it would be illegal for the Kochs to simply give their massive databases to the Republican National Committee directly. But the Republican National Committee has outsourced its database management to a company called GOP Data Trust. And that company joined forces Thursday with i360 (aka Themis), a firm reportedly backed by the Koch Brothers’Freedom Partners and serving as repository for the data amassed by the Kochs’ political empire.
In a press release, the two companies claimed that the “historic data sharing partnership” will “allow Republican and Conservative campaign resources to be spent more efficiently than ever before.” They noted that “voter contact information gathered by clients of either The Data Trust or i360″ will be now used by both to “improve the data shared with all clients,” meaning “conservative groups and campaigns will have more information about voters at their disposal for their own activities than ever before.”
Paul S. Ryan, senior counsel at the Campaign Legal Center, told Think Progress that as long as the Republican National Committee pays fair-market value to its data vendor, it does not matter who that vendor coordinates with. “Campaign finance laws only regulate the committees themselves, not other freestanding entities,” he explained.
Ryan noted that this sort of coordination is not necessarily exclusive to GOP entities — and that it can be a real challenge in determining what is a “fair” value for voter data. He pointed out that the super PAC ‘Ready for Hillary’ is collecting a great deal of information on pro-Clinton donors. That information “would be immensely valuable to Hillary Clinton, if she decides to run for president,” he explained, but probably “less valuable to another candidate.” And, in the end, it would up to the Federal Election Commission to determine whether the RNC or a theoretical Hillary Clinton campaign is paying a fair amount for that information.
But in a time when the lines between the Republican Party and the Kochs were already blurred, this deal is another indication that the anti-government billionaire activists are leading the party. (HT: Jon Ward)

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Fred Duval AZ Candidate For Governor Supports AZ Law For Parental Consent on Abortion For A Minor

To clarify DuVal's position on parental consent

Fred does support a women's right to choose, however, Fred didn't clearly state his position on parental consent which is highly regrettable.

Here are the facts about where Fred stands: 

Fred supports Arizona's law requiring parental consent for a minor seeking an abortion, as long as there is an opportunity for a judicial bypass for girls in dangerous or abusive situations. As Governor, he would not attempt to overturn that law.

In an ideal world, young girls would not find themselves in this terrible situation. In an ideal world every girl would have a loving and supportive parent to help guide her in these trying moments.

Unfortunately we don't live in an ideal world, and this issue is complicated. There are cases such as incest or abuse when a parent is not the best person to help their daughter navigate this extremely difficult time.

Arizona is one of several states with a ‘judicial bypass option" where a judge and a guardian can safeguard girls and protect their rights. Fred fully supports this law – the safety of Arizona’s children is too important to be left in the hands of people looking to abuse and exploit our kids.

No young girl should be left alone in this terrible and life-altering moment, but we must have safeguards to assure that the adult involved is truly focused on the well-being of the child.

Leah Gillespie
Dep. Campaign Manager
DuVal for Governor Campaign

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Is It Doug Ducey or Douglas A Roscoe Candidate for AZ Governor:Enquiring Minds Wants To Know

The revelation that DOUG DUCEY AZ Candidate FOR GOVERNOR WAS BORN DOUGLAS A. ROSCOE and his family was a part of organized crime family brought back the memories of Gary Tredway.

The similarities of Doug Ducey (AKA Roscoe) and Gary Tredway (AKA Mechanic) is they created a new background for themselves.
Ducey is a smoother version of Tredway, Ducey used words and other people’s money to keep organized crime family and the name of his biological father hidden from Arizonans.
Ducey like Tredway (Scottsdale City Council) decided to run for the highest office in Arizona and that started journalist investigating his background. Lo and Behold upon finding the marriage license of his Mother who married Roscoe in 1963 and Doug was born in 1964, she married Ducey in 1975, the questions started pouring in. Also Doug tripped himself up by referring to being the son of a policeman. According to the TPD Roscoe was a policeman from 1965-1977. But stepfather Ducey  was in business.
Here’s a few of the question:
1. Was Doug’s biological father a dirty cop, the reason for not using his name?
2. Did Ducey adopt Doug when/adoption papers-If not adopted why is he using Ducey name?
3. Doug’s 1st stepfather was Michael W. Ducey who was a real estate developer.
4. Ducey as step father all of his ads and bio leads you to believe Ducey was father and a policeman.
5. He mentions his mother’s 4th husband Burk in article/ Also Burk investor in Cold Stone Creamery
6. A copy of his school records and report cards
7. Who paid for StJohn School and college? Was it the “family”? By the time Doug went to college his mother had left Ducey and was in Scottsdale July of 1981?
8. Did they live with grandparents between mothers marriages?
9. Articles say mother was stay at home Mom–Where did living expenses come from?
Treadway was an activist and could have remained out of the limelight, had he not been willing to run for public office.
Howard Mechanic AKA Gary Tredway had been hiding from the FBI in plain sight for 28years.
His identity as Howard Mechanic became known when he decided to run for office on the Scottsdale City Council in 2000. He was discovered following an interview with reporter Penny Overton of the Scottsdale Tribune, who became suspicious after running a background check. Mechanic tried to dissuade Overton from publishing the story by falsely claiming that he had leukemia, but the newspaper published the story anyway. Mechanic turned himself in on February 10, 2000, and was immediately sent to prison to serve out his term. New charges were also filed against him of faking his identity and using a false name to acquire public documents including a driver's license and a passport.

Mechanic received a pardon from President Bill Clinton in January 2001.

Monday, October 20, 2014

If Your Blood Type Required on Your Boots-You Are A Hero

Please send link to anyone who has military background, or anyone you know who will pass it on. 
(h/t David Bego)(The 2014 United States elections will be held on Tuesday, November 4, 2014. Get out and VOTE!!)

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Doug Ducey AZ Governor Candidate Research Report Read Before You Vote

Everything you need to know except Doug Ducey  was born Douglas A Roscoe and family tree includes Toledo crime family and is not the all American mid-west working family. Biological father was a policeman, mother divorced him and remarried when Doug was 11 years old. Special Report October 14,2014

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Doug Ducey Ignores Court Order to Fund Cave Creek School District

WASHINGTON Arizona schools were ranked in the bottom 10 states in a national report Thursday that gave the state a below–average grade in student achievement, teacher requirements and state spending, among other areas.Arizona finished 44th in the annual report that measures state education policies and programs – a slight drop from its standing in last year’s report.
Education -- after 30 years of Republican control, no state spends less on students and we remain at the bottom of national education rankings. While Democrats pushed to restore K-12 education funding, Republicans argued to put guns in schools.
The state Legislature is fighting a court order that it must restore about $1.5 billion in school funding over the coming four years because lawmakers during the recession illegally cut mandatory increases in funding tied to inflation. A judge is considering where another $1.2 billion in back payments are owed. Ducey is supporting the appeal

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Doug Ducey AZ Governor Candidate Wrong Record on Women's Issues

DOUG DUCEY Response to women's issue's from salaries to pro choice

Tea Party Republican Doug Ducey, who has been endorsed by Cathi Herrod of the Center for Arizona Policy, does not support marriage equality. Ducey has even expressed support for amending the U.S. Constitution to ban same-sex marriage. [Center for Arizona Policy Candidate Survey, 2010] But what would he do as Governor?

1. Doug Ducey does not support a woman's right choose, even in tragic cases of rape or incest. [Phoenix New Times, 9/30/14, Center for Arizona Policy Candidate Survey, 20102014]

2. Doug Ducey believes that employers should be able to deny insurance coverage of birth control to women, even though insurance companies cover drugs for men such as Viagra. [Ducey campaign Twitter account, 6/30/14]

3. Doug Ducey said that the only thing that qualified his primary opponent Christine Jones to run for Governor was "her wallet." Jones responded by referring to Ducey as "a condescending, misogynistic jerk." [Arizona Capitol Times, 8/5/14]

4. Doug Ducey proudly accepts the support of the rightwing Concerned Women of America, a group that is against equal pay for equal work, including opposing the Paycheck Fairness Act. [Ducey campaign website "Supporters" page, accessed 8/8/14, Concerned Women for America, 5/4/12] History of Cold Stone Creamery

5. Doug Ducey does not support an increase in the minimum wage, even though 67% of minimum wage earners are women. [National Women's Law Center, 10/1/2014]"
Doug Ducey should let Arizona know whether or not he supports the Paycheck Fairness Act, so women can be paid the same as men for doing the same job," said Barbara Lubin, communications director of the Arizona Democratic Party. "Unfortunately, on issue after issue, Ducey sides with Cathi Herrod and Sarah Palin against women's rights, including the right to be paid equally and the right to make our decisions about pregnancy without interference from government or our employers." Source

Related Center for Arizona Poicy Survey Arizona Voter Guide

Same Sex Couples Wed in Arizona

Arizona Republic front page