Thursday, August 28, 2014

AZ GOP Wants to Know Who Fred Duval's Clients Are-Here You Go

If you really wanted to know instead of making a mountain out of a mole hill Google the question, he doesn't have any of his records sealed that I have found. Please stop gutter politics and support the Republican candidate with positive information to voters. "Dark Money Groups" on both sides will roll in gutter enough for both parties. be
Via BizJournal Apr 6, 2012
Fred DuVal is pretty well-known — and well-liked — in Arizona’s business, higher education and political circles for his work with the Arizona Board of Regents and his forays into state politics.
DuVal was with ABOR — the group that oversees Arizona’s three public universities — from 2006 until this year, serving as chairman during the state’s recent budget crises.
But less well-known in Arizona is that he has a national consulting business, DuVal & Associates, that specializes in political, economic and business consulting. His most notable client is billionaire Texas oilman T. Boone Pickens, which makes DuVal a go-to guy on national energy issues.
His work also has put a trio of Arizona consultants at the center of Pickens’ push for more domestic wind farm developments, and to create federal tax breaks to get trucking companies to switch over to natural gas engines.
Heather Lauer, CEO of Phoenix-based social media consultancy Villageous LLC, and Tom Synhorst, managing partner of Washington lobbying firm DCI Associates, also are key advisers to Pickens. Synhorst lives in Scottsdale and commutes to Washington.
Almost all of DuVal’s consulting work is outside his home state.
“I prefer to keep my professional consulting work and civil and political life separate, and (I’m) blessed that I can,” he said.
DuVal, 57, was an aide to former President Bill Clinton and still has close ties to Clinton and his wife, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. He counts Democratic governors and other elected officials as well as current candidates for office among his clients.
DuVal offers strategic advice, media and political consulting services, and he helps his political and business clients navigate public policy and legislative mazes.

Arizona trio

Synhorst, Lauer and DuVal are at the forefront of Pickens’ push for changes to energy policy that encourage more development of wind farms and tax credits to encourage trucking companies to switch their fleets over to natural gas engines.
The latter is the current impetus of Pickens’ energy push nationally and in the West. DuVal said commercial trucks account for about 10 percent of vehicles on the road, but 30 percent of the demand for fuel. Natural gas can reduce trucks’ fuel consumption by 15 percent, according to Pickens’ energy group.
Pickens’ plan also calls for development of more natural gas refueling stations along truck routes to facilitate the changeover. DuVal is working with
Phoenix-based Swift Transportation Co. on the idea. He said it has bipartisan support in Congress, but has failed to pass because Democrats and Republicans haven’t come to terms on a larger energy bill that includes a natural-gas component.
The Arizona trio meets with Pickens, 83, at his Texas home base or at Swift Aviation Group’s hangars at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. Pickens’ wife, Madeline, owns Del Mar Country Club near San Diego, and they have a home in Rancho Santa Fe; so he sometimes meets with DuVal, Lauer and Synhorst on his way there from Texas.
DCI also does public relations work. Its clients include every U.S. president since Jimmy Carter.
Pickens was Lauer’s first client, which has brought big benefits to her company. She worked at DCI before starting her own business in Phoenix in 2008.
“It’s definitely been a big help. It’s something people recognize,” she said, adding most of her work is outside Arizona, but she’s trying to change that.

Hard to brief

DuVal said having a big-name client such as Pickens helps his consulting business grab attention from potential prospects. It also has allowed DuVal, a Democrat, and DCI, generally a Republican-leaning firm, to collaborate on bipartisan efforts.
“He brings his formidable intellect, gravitas, work ethic and passion to work every day,” DuVal said of Pickens.
Lauer said Pickens, who’s worth $1.4 billion according to Forbes, is more media-friendly and genuine than many political candidates and other public figures.
But DuVal and Synhorst acknowledge working for an old-school Texas oilman comes with some challenges.
“He is hard to brief. He already knows more about more things than everyone in the room,” DuVal said.
Here in Arizona, DuVal is well-liked for his ABOR tenure and his friendly demeanor. Jaime Molera, a Republican lobbyist for ABOR, said DuVal improved universities’ engagement with business leaders during his tenure with the regents. Molera said having business support for state universities is important to those institutions’ economic impact and helping them avoid drastic budget cuts.
Attorney Greg Patterson, a former state lawmaker and vociferous conservative critic of Democrats and the news media, had nice things to say about DuVal.
“I’ve known Fred for many years, and I think he has done a great job as a regent,” said Patterson, who was appointed to ABOR last month by Gov. Jan Brewer.

WE DID IT! Jeff DeWit Wins Primary For AZ State Treasurer

We started this journey in January and it's been an amazing experience traveling across the great state of Arizona, meeting so many of you and sharing my vision for the office of State Treasurer.  As a businessman and financial professional wanting to serve and make a difference I am honored to have been elected as the Republican nominee for State Treasurer.

To all of our family, friends both new and old, volunteers and well-wishers, we are so blessed to have you all in our lives and from the bottom of my heart I say THANK YOU.

The next step is the General election and early ballots will be mailed in 4 weeks.  It looks like a write-in Democrat candidate made the ballot in the Treasurer race.  I would appreciate your continued support, and thank you to everyone who has embraced my campaign.

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Gosar Urges Algenol Biofuels CEO to Build Facility in Arizona

''Arizonans welcome thousands of jobs and an $800 million investment"
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Congressman Paul A. Gosar, D.D.S. (AZ-04) spearheaded an Arizona Delegation letter to Algenol Biofuels' CEO Paul Woods urging the company to select Arizona as a location for a new commercial facility, which will create nearly 3,000 construction jobs and 800 direct jobs. Rep. Gosar's letter was signed by several members of Arizona's House delegation, including: Reps. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.), Matt Salmon (R-Ariz.), Ron Barber (D-Ariz.), Ed Pastor (D-Ariz.), Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) and Ann Kirkpatrick (D-Ariz.). Such overwhelming bipartisan support demonstrates the Arizona delegation is serious about bringing businesses and jobs to the Copper State.

"We are intrigued that Algenol Biofuels is able to offer a cost-competitive biofuel which competes with any other commercially available fuel, and believe locating a facility in Arizona could open a bountiful production area for this fuel source. Arizona’s unique topography includes abundant amounts of carbon dioxide, sunlight, algae and saltwater, all of which are important to producing viable and sustainable biofuels as you know. There is also a natural market for Algenol products in Arizona, and proximity to the huge California fuels market," the letter reads.

After the letter was delivered, Rep. Gosar said, "Arizonans strongly support innovative companies and will welcome Algenol Biofuels as well as thousands of jobs and an $800 million investment. I was honored to lead the effort to encourage this promising company that utilizies state-of the-art technology to build a new facility in Arizona. Part of the reason I was elected was to bring high-quality, good-paying jobs to our state. I will continue to do whatever I can to stimulate our economy and provide hard-working Arizonans with more opportunities for employment."

Click HERE to read the full letter.



Scottsdale, Arizona-- GOP has already started with a half-truth hit piece on Democrat Fred DuVal
Anne Mariucci said she has been a loyal Republican, voting for Jan Brewer for governor in 2010 and Ducey for treasurer that same year. But she said that this year she intends to support DuVal.

But former Regent Anne Mariucci, a Republican who served with DuVal on the board, said those numbers — and the RGA commercial. Jumps to the aid of Fred stating the commercial doesn’t tell the whole story. Video Here

“The tuition increase is a direct correlation with the  funding cuts, which is a direct correlation to the economy,” she said. “So it isn’t to poke a finger in the eye of anybody.”
Figures from the Joint Legislative Budget Committee put average per-student state aid in the entire university system at $8,664 for the 2007 school year. By the 2012 school year the amount the Republican-controlled Legislature was providing had dropped by more than a third, to $5,389.

Put another way, lawmakers provided 29.5 percent of all funds for universities in 2007; by 2012 the state-provided share dropped to less than 17 percent, with the balance having to be made up somewhere else — including tuition.


Arizona House Republican Caucus

STATE CAPITOL, PHOENIX (Aug. 26, 2014) – Speaker of the House Andy Tobin appoints Brendan McDonough, the surviving member of the Granite Mountain Hotshots crew, to serve on the Yarnell Memorial Site Board.
“I am elated that Mr. McDonough agreed to accept the appointment,” said Speaker Andy Tobin. “It is so important that we memorialize the spirit and valor of these firefighters for their families, their communities and our state.”
McDonough marks the seventh and final appointment to the Board by Speaker Tobin. Last June the Speaker made the first six appointments:
  1. Former Prescott Fire Chief Dan Fraijo
  2. Hotshot Commander’s widow Amanda Marsh
  3. Yarnell Fire District Chief Ben Palm
  4. Yarnell Chamber of Commerce President Chuck Tidey
  5. Prescott Fire Department Wildland Division Chief Darrell Williams
  6. Arizona House Representative Karen Fann, as a non-voting advisory member

House Bill 2624 established the board to oversee the creation of a memorial site for the 19 wildland firefighters that perished one year ago June 30 battling the Yarnell Hill fire.
Arizona House Republican Caucus
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Brown's Funeral, the Exploiters and America's Police by Lloyd Marcus

Though skillfully orchestrated to transform convenience store robber Michael Brown into a heroic martyr for civil rights, his funeral was hijacked into becoming a platform for the evil and obscene slander of police and America, perpetrated by the usual deplorable suspects; Al Sharpton, Democrats and the MSM.
Candidly, as a black man, it is easy to feel a little like odd man out; consistently finding myself taking the opposite side than a majority of black Americans. In 2008, over 96% of blacks voted for Obama. I did not.
While I am familiar with black Republican author, orator, and advisor to U.S. Presidents, Booker T. Washington, I only recently came across this amazing quote from him which nailed the Rev. Sharptons and Rev Jacksons of America back in 1911.
There is a class of colored people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs, and the hardships of the Negro race before the public. Having learned that they are able to make a living out of their troubles, they have grown into the settled habit of advertising their wrongs – partly because they want sympathy and partly because it pays. Some of these people do not want the Negro to lose his grievances, because they do not want to lose their jobs.”

Wow! Booker T. Washington had these low life scoundrels figured out way back then. He perfectly described the shameful despicable exploitation of the goodness of the American people on display at the Michael Brown funeral.
Folks, in a nutshell, the Left's selective outrage over Brown's death is about getting paid and ginning up rage-based black voter turnout for Democrats in November. Apparently, the Democrats and MSM only consider a young black male's life of value when it is taken by a white person. Epidemic black on black shootings only get a yawn from Dems and the MSM while sipping their mocha lattes.
Insidiously, irresponsibly and strategically, President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder even threw in their anecdotal two cents, sharing their uncomfortable experiences with police as black males.
Allow me to offer a few of my numerous anecdotal encounters with police.
In the 1970s, my cousin who lived in a low income neighborhood in Baltimore had a nervous breakdown. He held his two toddler sons hostage in his basement, threatening to kill himself and his kids. Shortly after I arrived on the scene, two white cops responded to my cousin's wife's emergency phone call.
In seconds, the young slim fit cop dashed up the ten front steps into the house. He then waited for his partner's instructions. His much older obese partner moved a bit slower. After negotiating the steps, he waddled to the open basement door.
Upon catching his breath, with wisdom, experience and compassion, the seasoned police officer talked my cousin out of the basement. “C'mon son, I know you're hurtin'. But, you don't wanna do this.”
Fearful for my cousin's life, I was extremely relieved. The incident totally contradicted what my militant black college associates said to expect from white “pigs”; shoot the n***** and ask questions later.
On another occasion, my wife and I were surrounded by police cars at a traffic light and ordered out of our car. A bank robbery had just taken place. The perpetrators were an interracial couple driving a car very similar to ours. Mary and I were calm and cooperative. Upon checking us out, the police apologized for the inconvenience and were quickly on their way.
There were other opportunities for an over zealous or racist cop to act like a jerk; it never happened.
Am I saying that bad cops do not exist? Of course, not. Man is a fallen sinful creature. Consequently, bad players show up in every area of the human experience; bad cops, priests, teachers and so on. Jesus had a 12 man crew. One was a bad apple.
I am saying that the Left's narrative that police departments across America are dens of “institutional police brutality” is hogwash; as bogus as their mythical “Republican war on women”. Neither are white cops using black boys for target practice. According to FBI stats, out of 12 million yearly arrests, only 400 resulted in fatal shootings; many justified.
Another disgusting aspect of the Left's political exploitation of Brown's death is the cruel crucifixion of Officer Darren Wilson without a trial.
Several years ago, I visited a buddy at work at the police station. He was a black veteran Baltimore City police officer and talented musician; a gentle giant. On the occasion of my visit, he was working lock up. My friend greeted me with his signature big smile and easygoing personality. During my visit, I witnessed his personality fluidly flow between easygoing musician to tough cop mode when dealing with criminals and prisoners.
He later explained that policing 101 requires that you always take control of the situation; less you risk getting caught off guard and stabbed in the back by a suspect's weepy old gray-haired mom or a girlfriend.
People who are second guessing and criticizing Officer Wilson for not tazing or shooting Brown in a non fatal area of his body are just plain clueless.

I wish to offer my sincere heartfelt, thanks, prayers and support to all of our brave men and women who protect and serve us; police, troops, firefighters, veterans and border parole agents. God bless.

This Saturday Is The Fourth Anniversary Of WALK NAKED IN AMERICA DAY

Don't forget to mark your calendars.
Some women decided to start early, their neighborhoods are larger than most.
As you may have already heard the rumor, it is a sin for a Muslim male to see any woman other than his wife naked and if he does, he must commit suicide. The women of America are going to do what they can to find out if it's a RUMOR or the TRUTH. So next Saturday at 1 PM Eastern Time, and Sunday same time, all American Women are asked to walk out of their house completely naked to help weed out any neighborhood terrorists. Circling your block for one hour is recommended for this anti-terrorist effort. 
All patriotic men are to position themselves in lawn chairs in front of their houses to demonstrate their support for the women and to prove that they are not Muslim terrorist sympathizers. Since Islam also does not approve of alcohol, a cold 6-pack at your side is further proof of your patriotism. 
The American government appreciates your efforts to root out terrorists and applauds your participation in this anti-terrorist activity. 
Comments from friends....
1.I will call the "Coppertone" gal right away to join us ! CJ
2.Oh my – only YOU could have sent this! Too funny! Golly I love my little Barbara. I am forwarding this to Dave so he gets a chuckle too. Thanks for making my night! M
3.You said to me a while back. " one of these days I will get you on the street with me" well I think I will decline. I am constantly fighting skin cancer.Thanks for thinking of me.

4. Of course the guys have to put their two cents in...Let's help them.JC

Arizona Republicans and Democrats Will Vie for Top Five Offices in November Election

In November these candidates will vie for Arizona's top five elected offices. My predictions is a democrat will pick up at least one of these offices.
Doug Ducey Wins Arizona GOP Primary for Governor
Ducey has served one term as Arizona State Treasurer: As Arizona’s Chief Banker and Investment Officer, Treasurer Ducey oversees more than $12 billion in state assets and serves as an investment manager for local governments. Within the first 60 days in office Doug initiated portfolio changes within the Permanent Land Endowment Trust Fund, of which K-12 education is the largest beneficiary. The Fund has since eclipsed the $4 billion threshold for the first time in state history, and the unrealized gains for the Endowment are also at an all-time high of more than $1.2 billion.

Fred DuVal Democrat for Governor in November
Fred’s not interested in Democratic or Republican answers, just the right answers. That’s why he’s already published a major ethics reform plan to clean up the State Capitol and a proposal to reform Arizona’s CPS agency and protect Arizona’s most vulnerable children.
When Fred worked in Governor Babbitt’s office, he helped develop the common ground that led to Arizona’s groundwater legislation, created our state Medicaid system—the most cost effective system in the country—and set record levels of education funding.
Fred was a member of Arizona Board of Regents and found ways to keep those opportunities alive for the next generation. When some in positions of power called for closing down campuses, literally shutting the doors of opportunity, Fred fought back. He designed and led the initiative that resulted in Universities and Community Colleges offering co-enrollment and seamless transfer of credits – an innovative approach that helped keep Arizona post-secondary education affordable. Fred's Bio

Michele Reagan Wins GOP Primary for Secretary of State
As the Chair for the Senate Elections Committee, Michele has committed herself to pursuing voter registration and education efforts, working with county and municipal officials to address their concerns with the election system, and spending time with current Arizona voters to work with them to make Arizona the nation’s leader in the future.

Terry Goddard  Democrat for Secretary of State
He served as the 24th Attorney General of Arizona from 2003 to 2011 and served as Mayor of Phoenix from 1984 to 1990.

Mark Brnovich Wins GOP primary for Arizona Attorney
Mark  has worked as a prosecutor for the Maricopa County Attorneyʼs office. Mark worked in the Gang/Repeat Offender Unit and prosecuted many difficult and high profile cases from 1992 to 1998. Always interested in new challenges, he went to work at the Arizona Attorney Generalʼs Office (1998-2003) and represented the Arizona Department of Gaming, where he developed an expertise in gambling law, as well as gaining an increased appreciation for Native American culture.

Felecia Rotellini Democrat for Arizona Attorney General
She came close to ousting Horne in the last election and is now vying for AZ Attorney General again. We need new direction in the Attorney General’s Office – a top law enforcement officer committed to rising above partisan politics. We need an Attorney General to fight criminals whether they carry a gun or a pen, human smugglers and traffickers, those who don’t play by the rules, and scammers who defraud our seniors.

Jeff DeWit Arizona State Treasurer Jeff will be the state treasurer; he does not have an opponent in the General Election

Diane Douglas Wins GOP Nomination for superintendent of Public Instruction. Diane’s public service:
The Governing Board of the Peoria Unified School District from 2005-2012; board president 2008 & 2009. 
The Site Councils of Desert Valley Elementary and Ironwood H.S. PUSD.
Apostle’s Lutheran Church Board of Education – 2009 – 2013; Preschool Board 2012-February 2013.

David Garcia Democrat who now wants to be Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction. About David: he is now an Associate Professor in the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at Arizona State University. David’s professional experience includes extensive work in state and national education policy development and implementation. Prior to his appointment at ASU, he served as the state Associate Superintendent of Public Instruction for Standards and Accountability, Director of Research and Policy for the Arizona Department of Education, research analyst for the Arizona State Senate Education Committee and as a peer consultant for the U.S. Department of Education.

Republican Grant Woods Supports Democrat Fred DuVal For AZ Governor-Video

Fred DuVal's first TV ad in the fall election campaign for Arizona governor features Grant Woods the Republican who chaired GOP Gov. Jan Brewer's run for office four years ago.

Via Arizona Central
Former Arizona Attorney General Grant Woods, whose friendship with DuVal goes back to their boyhoods, makes the case for DuVal, clearly reaching out to the moderate Republicans and independent voters DuVal will need to win the governor's race.

The ad begins airing Tuesday evening as the primary election comes to a close. It's part of a $61,000 ad buy this week, with larger buys to come next week, after Labor Day, and through Election Day.

Woods is the kind of moderate Republican who has become increasingly rare in an Arizona party dominated by a conservative base -- he opposed SB 1070 on constitutional grounds, he supports same-sex marriage and he helped persuade the governor to veto SB 1062 last spring.

Woods was a college classmate of DuVal's at Occidental College in California and later at Arizona State University Law School. (Note to political junkies: Arizona Republic columnist Bob Robb was also in Woods' and DuVal's Oxy '76 graduating class.