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  • McSally makes it official - she's running for senate

    01/13/2018 6:50:17 AM PST · by SandRat · 68 replies
    Print Save TUCSON — U.S. Rep. Martha McSally made it official on Friday: She’s running for Jeff Flake’s Senate seat. McSally, 51, made the announcement at the Tucson Jet Center near Tucson International Airport this morning, then took off in a World War II-era two-seater training plane headed to Phoenix and Prescott to deliver the same message. “I don't sit quietly and I don't scare easily. When I make promises, I don't interpret them loosely,” McSally told about 200 people, including a strong contingent of veterans. “Should I take an oath as your senator, raising my right hand again, you...
  • McSally: Clean DACA bill ‘not happening’

    01/11/2018 10:58:13 AM PST · by yoe · 29 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 11, 2018 | Sally Persons
    "Accuses Democrats of ‘trying to hold our budget negotiations hostage’ over issue"Video......(Rep. Martha McSally) that Democrats’ continued push for a so-called “clean” DACA bill is a non-starter for House Republicans. “It’s not happening,” Ms. McSally, Arizona Republican, said on Fox News.he said Democrats are pushing for a deal that just protects recipients of the Obama-era program Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals without any additional reforms to the immigration system, and are willing to hold up the upcoming budget deadline. “They are trying to hold our budget negotiations hostage to this issue and it’s our military that is suffering the most,”...
  • The GOP establishment is rallying around a new frontrunner to replace Jeff Flake

    10/29/2017 4:10:32 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 43 replies
    Business ^ | 10/28/17 | Allen Smith
    Republican Rep. Martha McSally of Arizona is emerging as the GOP establishment's favorite to replace retiring Sen. Jeff Flake. But McSally could run into trouble in a possible run against Republican opponents including former state Sen. Kelli Ward — who is backed by former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon and pro-President Donald Trump media — for past comments critical of Trump. US News and World Report reported Thursday that McSally was taking steps toward launching a campaign for Flake's seat, as she indicated interest in the vacancy during a closed-door meeting with the rest of Arizona's GOP House delegation....
  • McSally Eyeing GOP Senate Battle

    10/27/2017 5:41:48 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 26 replies
    US News ^ | Oct. 26, 2017 | David Catanese
    Rep. Martha McSally appears poised to challenge Kelli Ward in what would be a vicious primary fight for Jeff Flake’s Senate seat, but President Donald Trump remains a major wild card. Rep. Martha McSally is taking steps toward launching a challenge to Kelli Ward for Sen. Jeff Flake's seat next year, a move that would set up another scorched-earth primary battle between establishment Republicans and former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon. The second-term congresswoman indicated her interest in the seat during a closed-door meeting Thursday with Arizona's five-member GOP House delegation, and also met Thursday with Sen. John McCain...
  • GOP rep on Trump's tweets: 'We're going to hand the gavel to Pelosi'

    06/09/2017 6:07:57 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 144 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 9, 2017 | John Bowden
    GOP Rep. Martha McSally (Ariz.) recently voiced concerns about Republicans losing the House to Democrats due to controversy surrounding President Trump's administration, according to a report from Tuscon Weekly. In a private speech to the Arizona Bankers Association last week, McSally fretted that Trump's tweets are creating "distractions" that "it's basically being taken out on me." "Any Republican member of Congress, you are going down with the ship," McSally said, according to the report. "And we're going to hand the gavel to Pelosi in 2018, they only need 23 seats and the path to that gavel being handed over is...
  • McSally introduces bill on staffing shortages at dorder

    04/30/2017 7:36:03 AM PDT · by SandRat · 8 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Kelly Schibi
    WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Rep. Martha McSally, R-Ariz., has introduced bipartisan legislation to boost national security and alleviate the shortage of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers and Border Patrol agents along the border. The bill will provide the Commissioner of CBP with discretionary authority to expedite the hiring of existing law enforcement officers and veterans who meet CBP background checks and experience standards. "Fully staffing our CBP officers at our ports of entry and Border Patrol agents between the ports of entry is vital for security and economic growth of our communities and nation,” said McSally, Chairwoman of the...
  • Amendment limits military band activities to installations

    07/03/2016 8:45:51 AM PDT · by SandRat · 30 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Derek Jordan
    SIERRA VISTA — Those who enjoy hearing the U.S. Army Military Intelligence Corps Band from Fort Huachuca playing patriotic tunes at summer concerts in Veterans’ Memorial Park or while marching in the annual Veterans Day Parade in Sierra Vista may want to pay special attention to their performances during Monday’s Independence Day celebrations, because it could be one of the last times the band performs off post. In what she calls an effort by Congress to tell the Department of Defense that it has concerns about defense spending priorities, Rep. Martha McSally recently proposed an amendment to the annual Department...
  • Democrats continue campaigns for CD2 seat

    05/03/2016 3:10:17 PM PDT · by SandRat
    Sierra ra Herald ^ | Eric Petermann
    With a little over eight weeks remaining until nominating petitions have to be filed, two Democratic Party candidates seeking the District 2 congressional seat are continuing to campaign. Both Victoria Steele and Dr. Matt Heinz are gathering signatures to get on the Aug. 30 primary ballot. The winner of that election is expected to face incumbent Republican, congresswoman Martha McSally. McSally is currently unopposed in her bid for re-election to a second full-term as the Arizona Congressional District 2 U.S. Representative. Steele is a former State Representative for District 9 in the Tucson area, elected twice since 2012 before she...
  • [From November 13, 2014] GOP honcho Bruce Ash imitates threatening street thug

    04/16/2016 7:54:55 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 17 replies
    McSally promoting Ash menacingly calls for “kneecapping” Wooten supporters When a conservative site such as Townhall goes after a Republican National Committeeman, it’s worthy of notice. This article provides the shocking details of the events leading up to the thuggish not-so-veiled threats issued by Tucson businessman and longtime activist Bruce Ash —- a man who should know better. The Arizona Daily Independent fills in the rest of the story, detailing that Ash actually called for violence against leading Southern Arizona afternoon drive time radio show host, James T. Harris. The bad blood goes back to this year’s primary election when...
  • McSally hails reports Air Force backing off A-10 retirement

    01/14/2016 9:49:39 AM PST · by SandRat · 78 replies ^ | Dylan Smith
    The Pentagon "is finally coming to its senses," said U.S. Rep. Martha McSally, welcoming reports Wednesday that the military is backing off plans to retire the Air Force's A-10 fleet, including planes based at Tucson's Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. The plans, leaked from the Pentagon, indicate a change of policy from the Obama administration's last two budget requests, which called for retiring the entire A-10 program, McSally said. Congressional pressure, including support from McSally and her predecessor, Rep. Ron Barber, kept the planes on active duty. "It appears the administration is finally coming to its senses and recognizing the importance...
  • Congress Looks to Cut U.S. Aid to Palestinians Amid Terror Campaign

    10/17/2015 11:43:10 AM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 27 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | October 16, 2015 | Adam Kredo
    Momentum is building on Capitol Hill for a new congressional resolution that would cut more than $5 billion in U.S. aid to the Palestinians as a result of an increase in violence that has claimed the lives of at least eight Israelis and wounded many more, according to a copy of the measure viewed by the Free Beacon. The bill comes amid criticism from lawmakers about the Obama administration’s response to the terrorism and efforts to blame Israel for the violence. Sen. Ted Cruz (R., Tex.), among others, has demanded that Secretary of State John Kerry resign his post in...
  • Understanding Memorial Day. Congresswoman speaks to more than 400 at Monday evening event

    05/27/2015 5:42:53 AM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies
    SIERRA VISTA — There are two things Republican U.S. Rep. Martha McSally dislikes about Memorial Day. One is people who wish others a “Happy Memorial Day,” which means they have no idea of the significance of the day. Memorial Day is a time to reflect on the sacrifice those who served in the nation’s armed forces and gave their lives and there is nothing joyful about that, she told more than 400 people who attended the late Monday afternoon ceremony at the state-operated Southern Arizona Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery.
  • Democrats Shocked by Giffords Aide’s Decision to Join McSally Staff

    01/13/2015 1:20:22 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 19 replies
    Roll Call ^ | January 12, 2015 | Nathan L. Gonzales
    C.J. Karamargin isn’t the first congressional staffer to cross the partisan aisle, but some Democrats are shocked this former staffer to Democratic Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is working for the new Republican congresswoman in Arizona’s 2nd District. On Jan. 9, in a hiring coup, freshman GOP Rep. Martha E. McSally announced Karamargin as her new district director. Karamargin was communications director for Giffords at the time of the Tucson shootings before handling media relations for Pima Community College. The timing of the hiring — just one day after the four-year anniversary of the Tucson tragedy — also gnawed at still-raw wounds...
  • Martha McSally Announces Transition Team(Jim Kolbe & other RINOS)

    12/20/2014 1:05:24 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 27 replies
    Retired Air Force Colonel Martha McSally today announced the members who will serve on her Transition Team. The diverse group of experts and community leaders from Pima and Cochise Counties will provide input on hiring decisions and help set up McSally’s Arizona Congressional offices to ensure a smooth transition to office. “It’s a privilege to work with so many talented and accomplished individuals from our community to get our office up and running,” said McSally. “Above all, our office needs to work for the people of Southern Arizona. Whether it’s constituent services or representing the views of Southern Arizonans in...
  • McSally Wins!

    12/17/2014 6:00:02 PM PST · by Flycatcher · 37 replies
    Vanity | 12/17/14 | Flycatcher
    I haven't seen this posted yet but it's been certified that Republican Martha McSally beat the Dem in the Arizona House seat recount.The good guys win a recount!
  • McSally (R) Wins Recount in Arizona CD-2, Officially Delared Winner

    12/17/2014 9:59:42 AM PST · by Kaslin · 41 replies ^ | December 17, 2014 | Christine Rousselle
    Martha McSally (R) has been officially declared the winner in Arizona's second congressional district by a razor-thin 167-vote margin over incumbent Rep. Ron Barber (D). This was the final race of the 2014 election that was yet to be decided, as Arizona law mandates a recount if an election is decided by fewer than 200 votes.Member-elect McSally released the following statement thanking everyone who worked on her campaign and the people of southern Arizona: "We're grateful to everyone who devoted their time and resources, especially during the extended vote and recount processes, to get us over the finish line," said...
  • Barber wants more votes counted in Arizona 2nd CD

    11/19/2014 8:44:03 AM PST · by SandRat · 45 replies
    Ssierra Vista Herald ^ | HERALD/REVIEW
    PHOENIX — The Pima County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday rejected a request from Democratic Rep. Ron Barber to delay certifying election results as he challenges the reasons ballots that could shrink Republican challenger Martha McSally’s slim vote lead weren’t counted. Kevin Hamilton, a lawyer representing Barber’s campaign, said in a letter to the board that there are more than 130 rejected ballots that should have been counted. Barber’s campaign has collected affidavits from voters who said they were qualified to cast a ballot but had their ballots rejected. “As a result, if the board certifies the canvass without correcting...
  • The Heart of the RNC – The Radical Neanderthal Core

    11/16/2014 5:33:35 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 6 replies
    Town Hall ^ | Joanne Moudy
    Dirty politics, lies and cover-ups are the liberal, socialist Democratic National Committee’s (DNC) stock in trade, but one hopes for higher standards from the Republican National Committee (RNC). But apparently that’s too much to expect, especially in Arizona. On Saturday, November 8, Arizona’s RNC National Committeeman Bruce Ash got on the airwaves with quasi-conservative radio talk-show host Emil Franzi, and called for violence against those who happened to support the Tea Party candidate, Chuck Wooten, during the primary in the U.S. Congressional race for AZ D-2. Conservative voters in the greater Tucson area knew the RNC’s top pick for the...
  • DEVELOPING: McSally declares victory in CD2 race, automatic recount triggered

    11/12/2014 9:14:17 PM PST · by House Atreides · 30 replies ^ | Sep 12, 2014 | Anthony Victor Reyes
    McSally released the following statement after receiving the news of her unofficial win. "All ballots are now counted and the voters have made their choice. We are so grateful for the outpouring of support we've seen from across Southern Arizona," she said. "While we still have a recount to go, we expect similar results and will provide the necessary oversight to ensure accurate results. I want to thank the voters again for their support and trust in me and look forward to rolling up my sleeves and getting to work from day one to serve Southern Arizonans in Congress."
  • Martha McSally now up 165 Votes

    11/12/2014 7:02:56 PM PST · by nd76 · 29 replies
    They counted the newly discovered 213 ballots from the school in Green Valley, AZ, and Martha McSally gained 32 net votes to now lead by 165. The fate of the 200 provisional ballots which were supposed to be verified by the affected voters by 5 pm MST (7 pm EST) is unknown.