Sunday, January 31, 2010


By Bob Haran;

A candidate for appointment to the Arizona Senate to fill the vacancy caused by Pamela Gorman's resignation is found to be not the "Proven Conservative" she claims to be, unless being pro-abortion is now considered Conservative. Lori Klein, who listed her political views on face book as Libertarian/Conservative, seems to be more Libertarian then Conservative.

When I first heard that a Lori Klein was interested in the LD 6 Senate seat my first question was, who is Lori Klein. She is not a Precinct Committeemen from LD 6, not active in the district, never been to a district meeting that I know of. So who is this person Lori Klein?

Time to do some old fashioned research. What did I discover about this Lori Klein, whom both LD 6 Representatives Sam Crump and Carl Seel have been pushing as a replacement to Pam Gorman, a conservative Republican and certainly pro-life. I discovered she is what we conservatives used to describe as a RINO, a Republican In Name Only.

Oh, Ms Klein is for less government, what Republican isn't? Lori Klein is also for the right of a woman to kill her unborn child and backs it up with her money.

Looking at where people put their money politically can tell a lot about where they stand politically. Take for example Lori Klein, according to the Arizona Secretary of State's web site, on 9/10/04, she contributed to WISH LIST (Women In The Senate and House). On the WISH LIST web site, they describe their MISSION with these words, "The WISH LIST raises funds to identify, support and elect PRO-CHOICE Republican women at all levels of government - local, state and national" Under the title "OUR VISION for the 21st Century" WISH LIST says, "Our vision is to create a powerful force of Political Partners whose financial support ensures the continuous election of PRO-CHOICE Republican women to positions at all levels of government across America." Sounds like a very militant PRO-ABORTION group to me.

You can also find Ms. Klein's contribution to the Pro-Abortion movement by going to the WISH LIST post-primary Election Report for 2004, her name is on page 4 just above Beth Meyer of Planned Parenthood.

So why is Sam Crump endorsing this supporter of abortion, saying that he, "believes her to be a strong conservative voice for our district and our state." Could it be Crump is supporting her because she owns a consulting firm specializing in fund-raising. By the way, Sam Crump will be resigning from the Arizona House to run for Congress.

Seems like some people will believe anything, if the price is right.

Friday, January 29, 2010


Sam Crump, the first to announce for retiring Congressmen John Shadegg's seat, before the ink was even dry on Shadegg's announcement, has shown that he is ready for Congress by telling the Precinct Committeemen of Legislative District 6 who to support as a replacement in the Arizona Senate for Pam Gorman, who was to first of the "I Want to be in Congress" legislators to dump her responsibilities to the state of Arizona and resign.

It seems that Mr. Crump doesn't trust the Precinct Committeemen of his own district, who represent the Republicans in District 6, to be capable of deciding for themselves who should represent them in the Arizona Senate. In fact, he doesn't feel that anyone from the District 6 Republican Committee should represent the district.

Mr. Crump has decided that when it comes to representing conservative values and the people of District 6, if you are running for Congress, it's best to support someone who makes campaign contributions. Crump is therefore not supporting one of the District officers, (thank you for your hard work), not supporting a Member of the Republican State Committee, not even supporting a Republican Precinct Committeemen. No, Crump has decided to support someone who is unknown to the district committee, who never attended a district meeting, but she does make campaign contributions so she must be the best qualified, right? Or is that left?

Congressional wannabe Crump, who jumped over the Colorado River from California in 2002 to try his hand at Arizona politics after failing to win election to the California Assembly has decided that the best person to represent District 6 would be a person with very strong Libertarian roots, who supported ,five day Republican, Tony Bouie in 2008. You may remember that Bouie was also supported by the, "Wake Up Arizona Coalition" of greedy business people opposed to employer sanctions and Russell Pearce.

Campaign contributions can tell us a lot about what a person stands for. Take the case of Lori Klein, the person Crump is trying to get the Republicans in District 6 to support. After looking through the Secretary of State's Web Sit , I discovered that, thou she claims to be pro-life, she contributed to WISH LIST, (Women in the Senate and House), a pro-abortion group of Republican Women. Gee, now we know why Ms. Klein didn't attend the annual Arizona Right to Life March. Libertarians don't believe that the government should stop women from killing their children, only us nasty conservative Republicans want that.

Now, before we lowly grassroots people decide who to support for Congress, maybe the candidates should clarify their position on abortion before they get into that lifetime position we call Congress.

Thinking about it, maybe us grassroots people shouldn't be making decisions, after all, we all at one time supported these people who have no integrity or loyalty to anyone but themselves, who put their personal ambition first and we the people last.

Republican Job Recovery Bill approved by AZ House

STATE CAPITOL, PHOENIX (January 28, 2010) –

The Arizona House of Representatives passed House Bill 2250, the Arizona Economic and Job Recovery Act, on a 34 to 25 vote. The bill now goes to the Arizona Senate.

HB2250, sponsored by Speaker of the House Kirk Adams and 29 other Republican members, provides for a fairer tax structure and puts Arizona on equal footing with those states that have better weathered the current economic downturn.

Specifically, the Arizona Economic and Job Recovery bill addresses four key areas:

Job creation and training programs

Incentives to attract new base industry companies to Arizona

Tax relief for large and small businesses

Economic development programs

Not one Democratic House member voted for the legislation geared to attract new business to Arizona and help grow Arizona out of the worst fiscal crisis in the state’s history.

“This legislation comes at a critical time,” said House Speaker Kirk Adams. “We must broaden Arizona’s economic base and create jobs. That’s what the Arizona Economic and Job Recovery bill does. We urge our colleagues in the Senate to move speedily on the bill’s passage so we can get Arizona on the right track in creating jobs and building our economy now.”

In yesterday’s Appropriations hearing, House Democrats failed to present a budget alternative or solutions. “While site selectors are continuing to bypass Arizona because of our non-competitive tax structure and lack of highly-targeted economic development programs, Democrats continue to use class warfare while refusing to offer any budget solutions of their own,” said Rep. Steve Yarbrough.

According to Representative Steve Court, “This legislation is a great step in growing our way out of this budget crisis while creating higher wage jobs for Arizona citizens. We must improve our quality of living on an individual level for each Arizonan. This bill will increase economic output.”

Friday, January 22, 2010


Thirty seven years ago today, on January 22, 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court in the landmark Roe v Wade case, decided that unborn children may be aborted or killed, for any reason, up until the point at which the unborn child becomes viable outside the mother's womb. In other words, seven jurist overruled the right to life that was granted to all human beings by God, as expressed in our Declaration of Independence, to the unborn child.

The Court rested their opinion on what they determined to be a constitutional right to privacy they believe emanated from the due process clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution. By this judge made law they denied the unborn child not only the right to life but the right of due process of law.

Pro-life supported have taken the position that life begins at conception, after all the definition of conception (according to Webster's College Dictionary) is; the originating of something, as; the beginning of pregnancy. therefore, the human fetus, from the moment of conception, is a human being entitled to the God given right to life and the Constitutional right to due process of the law.

Opponents of Roe have also pointed out that the decision is without a valid constitutional foundation because the Constitution is silent on the issue of abortion.

Laws have been enacted in response to Roe v Wade in many states to limit or regulate abortion, such as; requiring parental consent for minors to obtain an abortion, parental notification, requiring that abortion can only be performed in a safe hospital setting and not at a clinic, requiring a waiting period and time to reflect before an abortion, laws banning state funding of abortions, and laws barring the barbaric practice of intact dilation and extraction which is also known as partial birth abortion. In 1976, Congress passed the Hyde Amendment, barring federal funding of abortion through Medicaid.

Two justices dissented from the Roe decision, Byron White and William Rehnquist.

Justice White asserted that the Court, "Values the convenience of the pregnant mother more than the continued existence and development of the life or potential life she carries." He also criticized the Court for involving itself in the issue by creating, "A constitutional barrier to state efforts to protect human life and by investing mothers and doctors with the constitutionally protected right to exterminate it."

In his dissent Justice White wrote,

"I find nothing in the language or history of the Constitution to support the Court's judgement. The Court simply fashions and announces a new constitutional right for pregnant mothers and, with scarcely any reason or authority for its actions, invests that right with sufficient substance to override most existing state abortion statutes."

Justice Rehnquist felt that, "the drafters did not intend to have the Fourteenth Amendment withdraw from the States the power to legislate with respect to this matter."

In his dissent Justice Rehnquist wrote,

"To reach its result, the Court necessarily has had to find within the scope of the Fourteenth Amendment a right that was apparently completely unknown to the drafters of the Amendment."

Every year on the anniversary of the Roe v Wade decision, which has resulted in the killing of millions of unborn children, supporters of the pro-life movement have demonstrated outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington DC, determined to keep the issue alive.

In Arizona we have the annual March and Rally for Life.

The 37th Annual March and Rally for Life will take place this Sunday, January 24. The March will begin at 12:30 PM at Brophy College Prep, 4701 N Central in Phoenix about a half mile north of Indian School Road. The Rally will start at 1 PM at Indian Steel Park located north of Indian School Road between Central and Seventh Street behind the Veterans Hospital.

Confirmed speakers include;

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer, Bishop Thomas Olmsted, Senator Jon Kyl, Congressmen John Shadegg and Trent Franks, along with Arizona Senator Linda Gray and Arizona Representative Nancy Barto.

The colors will be proudly presented by the local U.S. Marine Corps Reserves, Bulk Fuel Company, Color Guard.


Arizona Governor Jan Brewer received the endorsement from some people who know something about running a government and balancing a budget, the mayors of some of Arizona's largest cites. Included on the list are: the mayor of Arizona's second largest city, Tucson; Arizona's third largest city, Mesa; Arizona's fourth largest city, Glendale; and the mayors of Buckeye, Chandler, Litchfield Park, Maricopa, Payson, Sierra Vista, Surprise, Wickenburg, Wilcox, and Yuma, and the vice mayors of Goodyear and Scottsdale

The release from the Brewer campaign follows.

Governor Jan Brewer’s campaign receives boost from Mayors of Cities and Towns
throughout the state from Sierra Vista to Payson

PHOENIX –– Mayors from Cities and Towns throughout Arizona joined together today to announce their support for Governor Jan Brewer in her bid for a second term as the Governor of the State of Arizona. Glendale Mayor Elaine Scruggs, Mesa Mayor Scott Smith, and Tucson Mayor Bob Walkup were announced as the campaign co-chairs of “Mayors for Brewer.”
Scruggs, Smith, and Walkup were joined by the Mayors of Buckeye, Chandler, Litchfield Park, Maricopa, Payson, Sierra Vista, Surprise, Wickenburg, Willcox, and Yuma as well as the Vice-Mayors of Scottsdale and Goodyear in supporting Brewer.

Mayor Elaine Scruggs, who represents Brewer’s home town, has been a longtime supporter of the Governor. “Governor Brewer has fought to help the state fix its own financial problems, without balancing the state’s budget on the backs of the cities and towns,” she said.

Mayor Bob Walkup served on Brewer’s Transition Team last year and commended her on her leadership in these difficult times, “Brewer took the helm as Governor a little more than a year ago in the midst of Arizona’s record financial crisis. She pledged to make the tough choices and while serving the people of Arizona – and she has done just that.”

Mayor Scott Smith commended Brewer on her ability to balance fiscally responsible cuts with a desire ensure Arizona’s long-term economic viability. He explained, “Governor Brewer understands that while the state must live within its means, we must make sure we are taking care of the core services that Arizona must provide. She knows that the state must focus on both tax and education reform if we want to create more business opportunities and a highly skilled workforce.”

Brewer announced all of the following endorsements to her campaign:

Mayor Jackie Meck, Buckeye
Mayor Boyd Dunn, Chandler
Mayor Elaine Scruggs, Glendale
Vice Mayor Georgia Lord, Goodyear
Mayor Thomas Schoaf, Litchfield Park
Mayor Anthony Smith, Maricopa
Mayor Scott Smith, Mesa
Mayor Kenny Evans, Payson
Vice Mayor Bob Littlefield, Scottsdale
Mayor Bob Strain, Sierra Vista
Mayor Lyn Truitt, Surprise
Mayor Bob Walkup, Tucson
Mayor Kelly Blunt, Wickenburg
Mayor Gerald “Sam” Lindsey, Willcox
Mayor Alan L. Krieger, Yuma

“I want to thank these outstanding elected officials for their support,” said Governor Brewer, “I am humbled by their confidence in me, and look forward to working together closely with them as we build a better Arizona.”

Wednesday, January 20, 2010


Yesterday, former Arizona Attorney General Grant Woods issues a press release urging Arizona House Minority Leader David Lujan to either produce a realistic, concrete proposal for solving the state's fiscal problems or admit that he does not want to be part of the budget solution.

Woods said, "Rep. Lujan continues to offer manipulation and political calculation when the people he serves need authentic service."

David Lujan is a candidate for Attorney General and Woods said that, "Despite his title and his ambition for higher office, his calls for leadership will continue to ring false, until he stops playing games and makes a positive contribution toward resolving the situation that he helped to create."

Lujan claims that his "line-by-line" proposals for balancing the budget can be found at his website, however, his website had not been updated since last September and holds no specific proposal for a budget solution according to Woods. "He might as well refer us to the Magna Carta, it probably has more direction for solving the budget crisis than his website, " Wood said.

At a press conference last Monday, Lujan was asked by reporters to introduce his ideas as budget bills. Lujan responded that House Democratic leadership will only put their budget proposals in bill form if they have 31 votes in the Arizona House.

Woods responded that, "Governor Brewer has proposed a way forward which has displeased some in her own party; perhaps Rep. Lujan and other Democratic office holders could show good faith by doing the same, and then we could take them seriously."

Legislative Democrats have complained that they have been "frozen out" of budget discussions. Woods said, "That is nonsense. They have simply decided to put politics ahead of public service and refused to help the current governor protect education and public safety through this downturn. She has done the courageous thing; they continue to do the political thing."

Sunday, January 17, 2010

UPDATE, Race for Shadegg Seat & other North Valley News.

Gordon considering run for Shadegg’s U.S. House seat
From the Phoenix Business Journal - by Mike Sunnucks

Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon could be eyeing a run for U.S. Rep. John Shadegg’s congressional seat.

Shadegg said Thursday he would not seek another term in the district that includes north Phoenix, Anthem and Paradise Valley.

That has sparked speculation on who might seek the job.

Gordon has been mentioned as a possible Democratic candidate in the Republican-oriented district.

The Phoenix mayor said Friday he would be looking at the lay of the land in the race.
“There’s no doubt that Phoenix needs another strong advocate in Washington who can make sure we get our fair share of federal resources while creating an environment where the private sector can thrive, and I've received dozens of calls encouraging me to look at the race. Nevertheless, my focus remains creating jobs and economic opportunity in the city of Phoenix, so it makes sense to let the political dust to settle for a few days before spending any time looking at this,” said Gordon.

Democrats would have an uphill climb in winning Shadegg’s seat. Shadegg defeated Democratic attorney Bob Lord in the most recent election, and first won in 1994.
A number of Republicans are also looking at running for the seat. State Sen. Pam Gorman, R-Phoenix, told the Phoenix Business Journal Thursday night she’s considering a run.
Other potential GOP candidates include State Sens. Jim Waring and Barbara Leff as well as State Reps. Sam Crump and Jim Weiers.

Shadegg announced his retirement the day after State Treasurer Dean Martin announced he was running for governor. Martin had been eyeing Shadegg’s seat.
Paradise Valley Mayor Vernon Parker also lives in the district but is also making a bid for governor this year.
Update and Comment from American Conservative Republican.
By Bob Haran

According to both Sam Crump and Jim Waring, they will be candidates for the GOP CD 3 Congressional nomination, this is confirmed by me after speaking with both directly. Two indirect sources have told me that Pam Gorman has also entered the field but this has not yet been confirmed. Barbara Leff and Thayer Verschoor are both running for Arizona Treasurer to replace Dean Martin, who's campaign for the GOP governor's nomination is in full swing. I have no information regarding Jim Weiers throwing his hat into the ring in CD 3. I never did ask Vernon Parker if he had any interest in running for congress, however, he also seems to be fully engaged in seeking the GOP nomination for governor.

Based on conversations I had both before the Maricopa County Republican Committee meeting Saturday in Tempe and during it, both Crump and Waring seem to be the favorites in the Republican political community, with Crump slightly ahead of Waring, but both very acceptable to almost everyone I spoke with. Actually I don't recall any negative comments regarding any of the names mentioned as possible candidates.

Contrary to predictions by some political commentators, minus a major event, John Shadegg's congressional seat looks to be safely Republican in 2010, even if Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon were to obtain the Democrat nomination.

In the best interest of my country, I have no plans to run for congress but I have been asked to run for Sam Crump's Arizona House seat from LD 6. More on my plans and LD 6 on a later post. I'm truly overwhelmed by the positive response to a possible Haran candidacy however. Steve Kaiser, an Army reserve captain and Afgan veteran has resumed his campaign for the Arizona House from LD 6 and so far, he seems acceptable to me and because he is younger and prettier then me and also vetted by the U.S. Army, I would probable not obstruct his gaining the nomination by running myself, that is not final however at this time. Hopefully my plans will be announced early next week.