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  • The Latest: Minuteman founder gets 19 years in abuse case

    07/11/2016 11:29:46 AM PDT · by Anti-Bubba182 · 36 replies
    The Hour ^ | 7-11-16 | AP
    The Latest: Minuteman founder gets 19 years in abuse case Published 2:24 pm, Monday, July 11, 2016 PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing of Minuteman founder Chris Simcox on molestation convictions (all times local): 11:15 a.m. A founder of the Minuteman border-watch group was sentenced to 19 years in prison for his convictions on charges that he molested a 5-year-old girl and showed her pornography........
  • Minuteman Civil Defense Corps co-founder Chris Simcox found guilty of child molestation

    06/08/2016 2:09:55 PM PDT · by Anti-Bubba182 · 27 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 8, 2016 | Victor Morton
    One of the founders of the “Minuteman” border-protection movement, was found guilty Wednesday of multiple child sex-abuse charges and could be headed to prison for life. Chris Simcox was convicted on two counts of child molestation and one count of furnishing obscene material to a minor......"
  • Minuteman border watch co-founder jailed on child sex charges

    06/20/2013 8:25:43 AM PDT · by LonelyCon · 101 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 06/20/2013 | Jerry Seper
    Chris Simcox, who founded a border-watch group known as the Minutemen to look for illegal immigrants coming into Arizona from Mexico, has been arrested in Phoenix on suspicion of having sexual contact with three girls under the age of 10, police said. Mr. Simcox, 52, was arrested Wednesday and booked into the Maricopa County Jail on suspicion of two counts of molestation of a child, two counts of sexual conduct with a minor and one count of attempted molestation of a child, according to reports. Police said Mr. Simcox has denied the allegations.
  • Wife alleges Minuteman founder threatened family

    06/08/2010 4:48:22 PM PDT · by SandRat · 25 replies · 57+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | JONATHAN J. COOPER
    A man who recently served as an adviser to John McCain's rival and once helped launch the Minuteman border watch movement has been accused by his estranged wife of threatening to kill their family and any police who try to protect them. Chris Simcox's wife, who is seeking a divorce, alleges in court documents he brandished a gun and threatened to shoot his family on at least two occasions in late 2009 _ four years after he became instrumental in founding the Minuteman movement, which brought thousands of anti-illegal immigration activists to patrol the U.S.-Mexico border and report suspected illegal...
  • AZ-Sen. 2010: Minutemen: John McCain switch 'shameful' (Simcox attacks McCain)

    04/19/2010 3:42:10 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 23 replies · 888+ views
    Politico ^ | 2010-04-19 | Andy Barr
    A co-founder of the anti-immigration Minutemen on Monday dismissed Sen. John McCain’s new, tougher immigration stance as “shameful election-year politics.” The Arizona Republican, who’s seeking a fifth term this fall, is now supporting an Arizona bill that allows law enforcement officers to demand proof of citizenship – even if they just suspect illegal status – and detain suspects until the federal authorities can determine their citizenship. McCain’s move, announced Monday, is a dramatic shift right from his more moderate, comprehensive approach to most immigration issues. Chris Simcox – co-founder of the Minutemen and a supporter of McCain’s Republican challenger, J.D....
  • J.D. To Conclude Statewide Announcement Tour Feb.17 at Community McCain Dubbed “Seizure World”

    02/10/2010 10:31:43 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 26 replies · 518+ views
    J.D. Hayworth 2010 via Electronic Mail | 2010-02-10 | J.D. Hayworth
    PHOENIX, ARIZONA. FEBRUARY 10, 2010. Conservative J.D. Hayworth will conclude his statewide media tour announcing his Republican primary challenge to 24-year incumbent John McCain at Leisure World, a senior community McCain infamously dubbed “seizure world.” The Leisure World event will take place on February 17th at 908 S. Power Road, Mesa, AZ 85206. Prior to becoming a 73-year old senior himself McCain derided the well-known retirement community. “Most of the people coming here are not senior citizens moving to Leisure World, I mean Seizure World, I mean, uh, Sun City...I mentioned Seizure World a moment ago...the last election in 1984,...
  • AZ-Sen. 2010: Migrant issue could haunt McCain in race (AMNESTY RETURNS TO HAUNT MCCAIN)

    01/06/2010 5:48:52 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 24 replies · 1,363+ views
    The Arizona Republic, Phoenix, Ariz. | 2010-01-06 | Dan Nowicki
    Link only, per FR copyright rules
  • AZ-Sen. 2010: Simcox won't quit Senate race if Hayworth runs

    01/03/2010 2:32:03 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 18 replies · 1,577+ views
    The Arizona Republic, Phoenix, Ariz. | 2010-01-03 | Dan Nowicki
    Link only, per FR copyright rules
  • AZ-Sen. 2010: Arpaio-Hayworth Fundraiser a Preview of Future Campaigns? (anti-RINO alliance)

    12/10/2009 4:21:34 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 64 replies · 2,070+ views
    CQ Politics ^ | 2009-12-01 | Emily Cadei
    Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and former Rep. J.D. Hayworth (R) -- two of conservatives' favorite anti-illegal immigration firebrands and potential 2010 candidates for statewide office in Arizona -- have teamed up to raise more than $100,000 as part of a holiday party being held Dec. 5. A recent poll from Rasmussen Reports showed Arpaio leading all comers in the Arizona governor's race, while Hayworth is in a statistical tie with Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) in a hypothetical primary match-up. Both men have been coy about their intentions but any sort of electoral alliance between the two would strike fear...
  • AZ-Sen. 2010: McCain's back yard (Rasmussen poll shows McCain 45%, Hayworth 43%)

    11/20/2009 9:50:30 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 138 replies · 5,625+ views
    John McCain's problems inside his own party were hardly overcome by his place as its nominee, Rasmussen reports. The new poll shows McCain up just two points, 45% to 43%, in a hypothetical contest with former Rep. J.D. Hayworth, now a popular local radio talker, who's mulling a bid.
  • Reply from the $100,000. fence-donor to Chris Simcox

    11/08/2009 4:42:37 AM PST · by Jim Campbell · 13 replies · 2,832+ views
    November 8, 2009 | Jim Campbell
    Draft Indictment naming those individuals who participated in the MCDC Fence Project (Originally submitted November 23, 2008, and thereafter amended October 25, 2009) **************************************************************************************************** The following draft indictment is based solely on prosecution under: CHAPTER TWO - Offense Conduct, Part B- Basic Economic Offenses, §2B1.1. Fraud & Deceit and/or 18 U.S.C. § 1341 for fraud involving the deprivation of the intangible right of honest services. All of the necessary elements are included. Many of these elements were included in my Arizona state court civil complaint which I drafted and filed pro se back in May, 2007. If I were able...
  • How to proceed in getting Supreme Court to sit?

    11/09/2009 10:02:10 AM PST · by Simcox · 6 replies · 656+ views
    How to proceed in getting Supreme Court to sit?
  • Conservatism is the soul of our nation [Chris Simcox challenges McCain]

    11/04/2009 11:40:16 AM PST · by Simcox · 135 replies · 4,658+ views ^ | Nov 4, 2009 | Chris Simcox
    Many thanks to Jim Robinson and Hildy who encouraged me to post here. I don't do much blogging or posting other than Facebook so you can go over there to learn more about me and my platform. I am running for the U.S. Senate in Arizona. I will be a primary challenger to John McCain. I am a Constitutional conservative. I need your support in our effort to right the wrongs of how our federal government operates and repeal bad laws, regulations and protect states. Thanks for taking the time to read all this and yes I look forward to...
  • AZ 2010: Ron Paul’s ‘Moneybomb’ Guru Working for Minuteman Chris Simcox

    09/19/2009 7:33:58 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 20 replies · 1,031+ views
    The Washington Independent ^ | 2009-09-15 | David Weigel
    Chris Simcox, the co-founder of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps, is in D.C. this week — he marched in the “taxpayer march” on 9/12, and he was working radio row at the Federation for American Immigration Reform’s “Hold Their Feet to the Fire” lobbying event. And Simcox, who’s running in the 2010 Arizona Republican primary against Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), told me he expected to kick his campaign into higher gear with Ron Paul-style fundraising organized by Trevor Lyman, the activist who organized Paul’s “moneybombs” during the 2008 presidential campaign. Lyman confirmed the plans, though there are no dates yet...
  • AZ 2010: Simcox brings grassroots campaign to Kingman [pledges to "work for the people, period"]

    08/20/2009 5:08:09 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 27 replies · 1,040+ views
    The Daily Miner, Kingman, Ariz. ^ | 2009-08-18 | Erin Taylor
    KINGMAN - Chris Simcox started his campaign for Senate this year with a Web site, a new suit and a bank balance of zero. Simcox, the founder of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps, said he doesn't need millions of dollars to unseat John McCain as senator in 2010. Simcox said he is running a grassroots campaign from the bottom up that would put the power back into "the hands of the people." "I've already lost two campaign managers who've said 'You can't run a campaign this way,'" Simcox said. But Simcox is unapologetic about his distaste for the federal government...
  • Simcox attacks McCain on MSNBC over Sotomayor [McCain declines to face Simcox]

    08/05/2009 10:15:56 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 46 replies · 1,868+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 2009-08-05
    Video at link.
  • AZ 2010: Chris Simcox Opposes Cap & Trade

    07/10/2009 1:28:58 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 11 replies · 636+ views
    Simcox for Senate ^ | 2009-07-02
    Chris Simcox, founder of Minuteman Civil Defense Corps and Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate seat held by John McCain, has denounced the Cap & Trade bill passed by the U.S. House of Representatives. Simcox said, "The Cap & Trade Bill that squeaked through the House needs to bring a roar of opposition from voters in Arizona and across the nation. This is bad legislation that will, if passed by the Senate, not only bring us much higher costs in energy, as Obama has promised, but it will also bring a heavy cost to our sovereign freedom as a nation....
  • Veterans In Politics Talk Show Introduces Chris Simcox and Rita Bonilla

    06/12/2009 1:31:05 AM PDT · by SteveWsanson · 5 replies · 580+ views
    Veterans In Politics International ^ | June 12, 2009 | Steve Sanson
    Veterans In Politics Talk Show Introduces Chris Simcox and Rita Bonilla LIVE on June 13:: Chris Simcox President/Founder of the Minutemen Civil Defense Corps and Candidate for US Senator Representing the Great State of Arizona:: Rita Bonilla member of Secured Borders USA and activist "You Don’t Speak For Me!” "Veterans In Politics" is a weekly radio show produced by the Veterans In Politics International and hosted by Steve Sanson and co-hosted by Ronda Baldwin Kennedy. The "Veterans In Politics" show is live every Saturday 2:05 PM Pacific Time you can call in and speak to the guest or/and hosts...
  • AZ 2010: McCain faces Senate primary challengers [second GOP challenger, McCain is scared]

    05/31/2009 8:13:21 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 46 replies · 1,788+ views
    UPI ^ | 2009-05-31
    PHOENIX, May 31 (UPI) -- Former Republican presidential hopeful John McCain says he's not taking anything for granted in seeking a fifth U.S. Senate term in Arizona in 2010. After spending two years on the presidential campaign trail, in recent months McCain has been crisscrossing Arizona to reconnect with state voters, The Arizona Republic reported Sunday. McCain has retooled his Web site, opened a Senate campaign office in Phoenix and raised $3.6 million for his war chest, the Republic reported. "I'm very pleased with the response that I've gotten when traveling around the state, so I'm confident I'll do well,"...
  • AZ 2010: Rasmussen poll gives McCain mixed review [but respondents think he will win anyways]

    05/14/2009 3:46:00 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 35 replies · 811+ views
    The East Valley Tribune, Mesa, Ariz. ^ | 2009-05-14 | Mike Branom
    Sen. John McCain continues to enjoy high approval ratings from Arizona’s voters, according to a new poll, but responses from his own party are potentially worrisome. Rasmussen Reports shows half of the Republicans surveyed believe McCain has lost touch with the GOP base. Conservatives are even more critical of the four-term incumbent. Still, three-fourths of Republican voters believe McCain is likely to win the primary for his seat next year. That total includes 46 percent who say it is very likely McCain’s name will be on the November 2010 ballot. Among all voters in Arizona, 45 percent say McCain has...
  • New To Free Republic Need Help In Arizona...Have Questions

    05/13/2009 9:50:08 AM PDT · by dlk2009 · 21 replies · 955+ views
    Hello, the name is Danielle. I just moved from Fort Lauderdale Florida to Hereford Arizona. I am currently in the Army Reserves. I formally worked for the Republican Party of Florida, as well as lobbying and counter terrorism research organizations. I also was a public educator in Florida before making the move to Arizona. Now I am a contractor for the Army. I have "lurked" on here for years and a friend of mine (my favorite headache) told me that you might be able to answer some of my questions. I am very interested in getting involved with the Simcox...
  • Chris Simcox wants to dethrone McCain [McCainiacs bashing Simcox]

    05/04/2009 10:58:22 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 36 replies · 1,355+ views
    Politico ^ | 2009-05-04 | David Cantanese
    Many Arizona conservatives would like nothing more than to see Sen. John McCain knocked off in a Republican primary. But few of them think Chris Simcox, the controversial founder of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps who recently announced he would challenge McCain, is a serious threat to do it. Despite Simcox’s high-profile leadership on illegal immigration on the state’s southern border — a potent issue in the state’s Republican primary — party insiders say the 48-year-old former grade school teacher carries a heavy load of personal baggage and faces ample skepticism from rank-and-file Republican voters. “I’m very unhappy with Sen....
  • Political Notebook: Simcox not always on Team GOP [McCainiacs allege disloyalty]

    05/02/2009 7:43:33 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 61 replies · 1,629+ views
    The Arizona Daily Star, Tucson, Ariz. ^ | 2009-05-02 | Daniel Scarpinato
    The campaign between Sen. John McCain and Chris Simcox is likely turn into a fight over who’s the real Republican. While Simcox has questioned McCain’s conservative credentials, turns out the activist has not exactly been a loyal member of the party from which he is now seeking a nod of approval.
  • John McCain has FINALLY met his match

    04/27/2009 4:39:05 AM PDT · by libstripper · 70 replies · 1,889+ views
    World Net Daily (Minueman PAC ad) ^ | April 26, 2009 | Minuteman PAC
    We've been preparing for weeks to announce the "Big News"... IT'S HERE!!! Chris Simcox, founder of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps has just announced his resignation from the presidency of MCDC in order to launch a full-scale campaign for U.S. Senate against John McCain!
  • McCain challenger Simcox has challenges all his own [McCainiacs attack Simcox as disloyal to GOP]

    04/26/2009 8:22:41 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 27 replies · 1,187+ views
    He's flip-flopped, strayed, say some border activists. BY DANIEL SCARPINATO PHOENIX — When Chris Simcox announced last week that he would challenge Arizona Sen. John McCain in the 2010 Republican primary, he arrived at a state Capitol in the traditional politician garb, a suit and tie. Gone were the signature jeans and ball cap he often wore during his days patrolling the U.S.-Mexico border as a founder of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps. "It's part of the uniform," Simcox said in an interview Friday about his makeover. "I had to learn to tie a tie," joked the 48-year-old activist, who...
  • Political Notebook: Will Palin side with McCain or Simcox?

    04/25/2009 9:06:27 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 61 replies · 1,731+ views
    The Arizona Daily Star, Tucson, Ariz. ^ | 2009-04-25 | Daniel Scarpinato
    In his campaign kick-off for U.S. Senate against John McCain, Republican Chris Simcox admitted Wednesday that he cast a ballot for McCain in November for president. So, Simcox thinks McCain was fit to lead the free world but not represent Arizona in the U.S. Senate? “I had no choice,” Simcox explained of his vote. “Let’s say Sarah Palin was acceptable, and that's who I voted for.” Which leads to an interesting question: Who will Gov. Palin support in this GOP primary?
  • Simcox vs. McCain in 2010: Who would you vote for? [Freep the poll!]

    04/24/2009 7:46:34 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 79 replies · 2,180+ views
    The Arizona Daily Star, Tucson, Ariz. ^ | 2009-04-24 | Johanna Eubank
    Chris Simcox, the co-founder of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps in Arizona announced Wednesday he is stepping down from his position with the Minutemen to challenge Sen. John McCain in the 2010 Republican primary. In an earlier blog post, we asked who you would be more likely to vote for. As of 11 p.m. April 23, roughly 58 percent of the 36 respondents said they would vote for Chris Simcox over John McCain. Do you agree? You can still take our poll.
  • McCain faces serious primary challenge

    04/24/2009 7:42:37 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 16 replies · 873+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 2009-04-24 | Kevin Jackson
    Meet "Juan" McCain. You already know him as John McCain, however you can expect McCain to get much more in touch with his inner illegal alien. McCain will finally get a serious primary challenge for his Senate seat from Chris Simcox, a founder of the Minutemen organization. How better to draw attention to ineffectual RINOs like McCain, than to take one out, and deservedly so. McCain's has been pandering to illegal aliens for the sake of votes. Because the fact of the matter is that no country in the world sanctions illegal immigration. (Except now, apparently, the United States.) I...
  • Republican Rabble-Rousers [Simcox vs. McCain]

    04/23/2009 9:16:57 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 35 replies · 861+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 2009-04-23 | Tara Wall
    . . . . . That's why the primary campaign for Republican John McCain's Arizona Senate seat comes as a welcomed popcorn-watching nail-biter that many conservatives including me are looking forward to. It's not that I want to see the incumbent, more senior McCain taken down a few pegs by another Republican. Despite his transparently moderate leanings that gave me great pause during the presidential election, he was still to the far-right of candidate-turned-President Barack Obama, and as result was the more palatable. Moderation aside, folks like McCain are one of the reasons the Republican Party is attractive to more...
  • Statement by Senator John McCain ["seek comprehensive immigration legislation"]

    04/23/2009 5:06:57 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 16 replies · 712+ views
    Washington, D.C. – In advance to the Homeland Security field hearing on border security in Phoenix on Monday, April 20, 2009, U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) made the following statement: “The unfortunate reality is our Southwest border remains unsafe due to the drug cartels, and now more than ever, we must focus first and foremost on securing our borders,” said Senator John McCain. “The current plan being developed by the Administration and organized labor calls for immigration reform that does not adequately address either securing the border or a legal temporary worker program and is a plan I cannot support,”...
  • Minuteman founder officially launches bid vs. McCain [Simcox's political positions]

    04/23/2009 2:06:01 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 10 replies · 888+ views
    The Arizona Daily Star, Tucson, Ariz. ^ | 2009-04-23 | Daniel Scarpinato
    PHOENIX — It was supposed to be a surprise. But by the time Chris Simcox arrived at the state Capitol Wednesday morning — trading his standard jeans for a suit and tie — his intention of challenging U.S. Sen. John McCain had made national news. "The calls have been flooding in from across the country," Simcox said before dozens of television cameras and reporters. "We have the ability to run a national campaign as well as a state campaign. There are millions of supporters around the country who have been waiting for some leadership in Washington to take on this...
  • McCain MIA [preoccupied with Simcox] [defeat McCain or prepare for more "bipartisan" surrender]

    04/22/2009 1:29:26 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 9 replies · 568+ views
    The Hill, Washington, DC ^ | 2009-04-22 | Amanda Grace Johnson
    Democrats in Congress are working hard to push President Obama’s cap-and-trade plan off the radar screen. A rift has formed over a government program for healthcare, with liberals angry that Obama is “open” to reforming the system without one. There are 13 legislative weeks left to reach their self-imposed August deadline. And we already know what the Republican response is to Obama’s energy and healthcare proposals: No. With hope for change dissolving into gridlock, it’s clearly time for a maverick, someone who has worked across the aisle and put Country First during his entire public service career. That would be...
  • Simcox kicks off Senate campaign; blames McCain for border violence

    04/22/2009 1:24:09 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 43 replies · 1,070+ views
    The Arizona Daily Star, Tucson, Ariz. ^ | 2009-04-22 | Daniel Scarpinato
    PHOENIX — Minuteman founder Chris Simcox announced his bid for U.S. Senate against John McCain Wednesday, blaming the senator for deaths caused from violence on the Mexican border and promising a national campaign to unseat the four-term incumbent. “We have the ability to run a national campaign as well as a state campaign,” Simcox said outside the Arizona state Capitol. “There are millions of supporters around the country who have been waiting for some leadership in Washington to take on this border security issue.” Simcox — who as president of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps has toured the country —...
  • Hypocrites, Liars and Charlatans: Is the minuteman movement doomed? (Is Chris Simcox ready?)

    04/21/2009 11:47:48 PM PDT · by Fichori · 14 replies · 707+ views
    Minuteman Project ^ | Unknown | Jack Sharpe
    <snip> Chris Simcox is the president of one of the largest Minuteman Project spin-off groups, the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps (MCDC). Chris and MCDC split away from Jim Gilchrist's Minuteman Project over two years ago to become a "project" of Declaration Alliance. Chris hired a slick Washington Consulting company (Diener and Associates) to handle MCDC's finances and raise money for the organization.Before Simcox knew it was happening, he had lost control of his organization to a DC beltway insider's coalition. They took control of MCDC's parent corporation after Simcox was convicted of a weapons violation on Federal land. For the...
  • I Am an American - Chris Simcox video

    04/21/2009 12:43:28 PM PDT · by freemike · 2 replies · 429+ views
    YouTube ^ | 4/21/09 | FreeMike
    He's launching his campaign against McCain! Here's his website and here's the direct YouTube link to his video on that site!Libertas
  • Primarying John McCain: A stupendously bad idea [Chris Simcox running for seat] (Barf Alert)

    04/21/2009 10:21:56 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies · 1,714+ views
    The Flint Township/Swartz Creek Advance ^ | April 21, 2009 | Susan J. Demas
    It used to just be Democrats who had no use for their losers (see Carter, Jimmy), but evidently some Republicans like that idea, too. Chris Simcox, founder of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps, is challenging John McCain in the GOP Senate primary next year. Not that this is particularly surprising. The Arizona GOP didn't even back McCain in the GOP presidential primary last year. While McCain certainly has an appeal to moderates and independents like me, working across the aisle on immigration and campaign finance reform, he is a conservative. He's been a vocal critic of President Obama on the...
  • Minuteman Co-Founder to Run for McCain Seat

    04/21/2009 3:22:45 PM PDT · by Melinda · 51 replies · 1,200+ views
    Fox News ^ | 4/21/09 | Carl Cameron
    The co-founder of a group dedicated to fighting illegal immigration plans to challenge former GOP presidential nominee John McCain for his Senate seat in the Republican primary. Chris Simcox is expected to announce his candidacy for the U.S. Senate seat from Arizona Wednesday along the Arizona-Mexico border, FOX News learned. Simcox is the co-founder of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps, a group devoted to border security. On Tuesday he resigned as president of the group in anticipation of his run for Senate. "John McCain has failed miserably in his duty to secure this nation's borders and protect the people of...
  • Minuteman Founder to Challenge McCain for Senate Seat in 2010 GOP Primary

    04/21/2009 11:46:42 AM PDT · by kellynla · 10 replies · 647+ views ^ | April 21, 2009 | Fred Lucas
    The founder of the pro-border enforcement group, the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps, will announce Wednesday his plan to challenge Sen. John McCain in the Arizona Republican Senate primary in 2010. On Monday, Minuteman founder Chris Simcox announced he was resigning as head of the organization to seek the Republican nomination for the Senate seat held by McCain, the 2008 Republican presidential candidate. McCain, a four-term senator, has faced criticism from border hawks over his support and sponsorship of legislation to establish a pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens, allowing them to stay in the United States if they learn English...
  • Minuteman founder Simcox to run against McCain [AZ 2010] [the end of McCain?]

    04/21/2009 11:51:46 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 193 replies · 8,110+ views
    The Arizona Capitol Times ^ | 2009-04-21 | Jim Small
    Sen. John McCain will face a challenge from the right in next year's Republican primary, as one of the country's most prominent border hawks will announce his candidacy for Arizona's Senate seat on April 22. Chris Simcox, who founded the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps, will file campaign paperwork today to formalize his challenge of McCain, who has angered conservative Republicans for his stances on a variety of issues - most prominently, illegal immigration and border security. Simcox will represent a stark contrast in Republican ideology compared to that of McCain, said Eric Johnson, a senior advisor to Simcox and former...
  • McCain facing 2010 primary

    04/21/2009 9:25:25 AM PDT · by Hawk720 · 147 replies · 3,375+ views
    Politico ^ | Ben Smith
    Social conservatives tolerated John McCain as the party's nominee, but never trusted him, and he now appears to be facing a serious primary from the right in Arizona next year. Chris Simcox, the founder of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps and a prominent figure in the anti-immigration movement, is announcing today he's resigned from the group to run in the 2010 Senate primary. From a forthcoming release: "John McCain has failed miserably in his duty to secure this nation's borders and protect the people of Arizona from the escalating violence and lawlessness," Simcox said. "He has fought real efforts over...
  • John McCain: Razing Arizona

    02/05/2008 11:02:01 AM PST · by Doctor Raoul · 47 replies · 97+ views
    Chris Simcox Minutemen Video ^ | February 4, 2008 | Chris Simcox For review and discussion.
  • Minuteman group won’t follow Gilchrist’s lead

    12/15/2007 7:05:59 AM PST · by LdSentinal · 11 replies · 117+ views
    The Hill ^ | 12/14/07 | Aaron Blake
    The anti-illegal immigration Minuteman Civil Defense Corps and its political action committee have made it clear that they have not endorsed a presidential candidate, and if they do it will not be former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R). Minuteman Project co-founder Jim Gilchrist created a stir in the anti-illegal immigration community on Tuesday by endorsing Huckabee, who has surged to the lead in the polls in Iowa but has concerned some illegal immigration hard-liners with his past stances on the issue. Chris Simcox, the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps head who originally founded the Minuteman Project with Gilchrist, said in a...
  • Minuteman's Huckabee endorsement draws fire

    12/15/2007 4:04:47 AM PST · by Man50D · 14 replies · 326+ views ^ | December 15, 2007 | Jerome R. Corsi
    The surprise decision this week by Minuteman Project founder Jim Gilchrist to endorse the candidacy of Republican presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee has a drawn sharp reaction from within the Minuteman movement, which split two years ago over funding. Chris Simcox, founder and president of the Minuteman Civil Defense League called Gilchrist's endorsement of Huckabee "unwise." "Jim Gilchrist speaks only for himself – not for my organization and not for the Minuteman movement," Simcox told WND. Gilchrist's The Minuteman Project and Simcox's Minuteman Civil Defense League are completely separate organizations of citizen volunteers seeking to curb illegal immigration. "What raised everybody's...
  • "Real Minutemen Do Not Endorse Huckabee."

    12/13/2007 8:23:36 AM PST · by pissant · 34 replies · 147+ views
    The Atlantic ^ | 12/13/07 | Chris Simcox
    No National Minuteman Group has endorsed Mike Huckabee. One individual Minuteman has personally endorsed him. For the sake of clarity, it is important to note that the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps (MCDC), the nation's largest Minuteman organization, is a 501(C)4 non-profit organization and cannot and does not endorse any candidate for public office. MCDC is not associated with Mr. Jim Gilchrist, who today endorsed Mike Huckabee for president. Jim Gilchrist’s erstwhile Minuteman Project is itself an organization which by its own representations as a non-profit civic group cannot legally endorse candidates. It does not have any volunteers who observe illegal...
  • *Illegals Foes Reject Nod to Huckabee* (Sorry, Huck-ites, Not So Fast!)

    12/13/2007 5:18:54 PM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 70 replies · 962+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 14 December 2007 | Jerry Seper
    Minuteman co-founder James Gilchrist's endorsement of presidential candidate Mike Huckabee has spurred a backlash among illegal-immigration opponents who say the former Arkansas governor is soft on immigration enforcement. "Mike Huckabee is pro-amnesty and favors a path to citizenship for illegal aliens currently in the U.S. that would require a lifting of current penalties," said William Gheen, whose 25,000-member Americans for Legal Immigration sent mass mailings yesterday to more than 300 pro-enforcement groups.
  • Immigration's bedfellows find they actually can share the blanket

    12/12/2007 6:16:25 PM PST · by dynachrome · 7 replies · 365+ views
    Arizona Star ^ | 12-12-07 | Daniel Scarpinato
    PHOENIX — Talk about strange bedfellows. Consider Barry Goldwater Jr.; Minutemen founder Chris Simcox; Democratic State Rep. Pete Rios; and Carlos Flores, head of the Mexican General Consulate, together at a table to talk immigration over sandwiches. And earlier in the day, Simcox, a controversial figure who is credited and criticized for being the first to organize a citizen border patrol, made what some found to be stunning statements: He supports public education for the children of illegal immigrants and sees the fix as not just an issue of enforcement, but of reforming Mexico's economy and basing the number of...
  • Simcox enflames immigration debate (BSU, Idaho)

    12/05/2007 9:36:17 AM PST · by Domandred · 24 replies · 99+ views
    The Arbiter ^ | 12/3/2007 | Tabitha Keily and Sonia Trevizo
    BSU College Republicans present racially-charged lecture. He came. He spoke. He nearly started a riot. Approximately 200 hundred people filled the Lookout Room at the Boise State Student Union Building Tuesday evening to hear Minute Men Civil Defense Corps founder Chris Simcox speak. Simcox was invited by the Boise State College Republicans to speak about his organization and its view on securing our borders. More than half of the audience wore red shirts symbolizing their protest to Simcox' message. "We want to let him know that his hate speech is not welcome," Lucia Venegas said. Venegas, a Boise State graduate...
  • Minutemen's high-tech border barrier called 'a cow fence' (Simcox-Minuteman)

    11/15/2007 1:28:04 PM PST · by gophergas · 44 replies · 901+ views
    CNN ^ | November 7, 2007 | Abbie Boudreau and Ken Shiffman
    It was supposed to be 14 feet high and topped with razor wire. It was also supposed to send a message to Washington that if the government wouldn't seal off the southern border, volunteers could. Almost two years later, the reality is a five-strand barbed-wire barrier that ranchers dismiss as a mere cattle fence.
  • The Real Mrs. Semler (Minuteman Lady in Kansas City)

    10/21/2007 8:22:17 AM PDT · by Anti-Bubba182 · 2 replies · 118+ views
    The Pitch ^ | October 11, 2007 | Carolyn Szczepanski
    A few months ago, mostly just gardeners and Minutemen knew the woman who’s been at the center of Kansas City’s biggest controversy. ....Funkhouser's appointment alienated the Hispanic community and many allied organizations that call the Minutemen a vigilante group....[snip] [snip]..Semler acknowledges that she wasn't exactly forthright with Funkhouser when, before he appointed her to the parks board, he asked whether she was a member of other organizations. She says she thought Funkhouser was interested in groups like the Clay County Rose Society and the neighborhood association, where she held a leadership position. Her membership in the Minutemen, she says, just...
  • Minutemen plan first-ever national convention in Kansas City

    09/14/2007 10:16:22 PM PDT · by Huntress · 5 replies · 1,152+ views
    Kansas City Star ^ | 9/14/07 | DEANN SMITH and RICK ALM
    Kansas City has landed a new convention — but it’s one that some leaders don’t want. Several city officials were angered Friday by the announcement that the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps will hold its first-ever national convention in Kansas City to support a member embroiled in controversy. The two-day event is scheduled for early December and expected to attract about 300 people. “I am concerned our city is looking like the hotbed of right-wing vigilante groups, and that’s not how I want Kansas City to be portrayed,” Councilwoman Jan Marcason said. Correcting such misconceptions is part of the purpose of...