Tuesday, March 27, 2012
State Senator Frank Antenori received the most votes in our CD8 Debate Straw Poll last night. Senator Antenori was followed by retired Air Force Col. Martha McSally. Local businessman and broadcaster Dave Sitton came in 3rd place, barely outpacing Jesse Kellly, who was the 2010 Republican nominee for the CD8 General Election.
I was surprised by the results and want to congratulate Senator Antenori for winning the Straw Poll. His margin of victory was pretty substantial and we'll have to see what kinds of correlation the straw poll has to the actual vote totals on April 17.
Out of 350 people who attended last night's debate, 119 people voted in the straw poll, or a little over 1/3 of the crowd. Frank Antenori received 48 total votes or just over 40% of the total. He was followed by Martha McSally who had 30 votes or just over 25% of the ballots cast. Dave Sitton received 22 votes or just under 18.5% of the votes. And Jesse Kelly had 19 straw poll votes, which was 16% of the total votes cast.
Senator Anterori represents Legislative District 30 in the Arizona State Senate, so it was also surprising that he did so well at the event held deep in the 26th Legislative District which only shares a small border with LD30 in the Catalina Foothills of Tucson.
Monday, March 26, 2012
We conducted a straw poll at the debate to see how activists and everybody else in attendance planned on voting in the race. And we just finished counting the ballots for our straw poll. I was quite surprised by the results myself. I'll be releasing the results tomorrow morning at 7:00 AM on Joe Higgin's radio show "Wake-Up Tucson" on KVOI 1030 AM "The Voice" Radio Network. And I will be posting the results here shortly thereafter.
We want to thank all of the the candidates again for taking part in tonight's debate and we want to thank all of the many volunteers who helped with everything.
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
We have a lot of exciting events coming up in the near future. First, I wanted to announce our next meeting of the Pima County Young Republican Club. The meeting will be held Monday, March 19th at Mr. K's BBQ at 4911 North Stone Avenue in Tucson (on the southwest corner of River Rd & Stone Ave). Our guest speaker will be Sean Collins who is running for the Pima County Board of Supervisors in District 4. As always, we will have a social hour starting at 6:30 pm & our meeting will begin at 7:00 pm. For more information on Sean's campaign, you can visit http://collins4supervisor.com/
We also have a lot to discuss in preparation for our big CD8 Republican Primary debate the following Monday, March 26. We will be sponsoring this debate with the LD 26 Republican Party & KVOI 1030 AM "The Voice" will be broadcasting the debate live on its radio station. The debate will be held inside the auditorium at CDO High School from 7 pm - 9 pm. So, let your friends & family know about this debate because it will be a huge event in this nationally significant race for Congress. I have attached a debate flier for everybody to look at & pass on to your friends & family.
Thank you for all of your support once again. Come back to often to our blog for any future updates. I look forward to seeing you all next Monday at Mr. K's.
Sunday, March 11, 2012
Saturday, March 10, 2012
story about a debate watching party that the Pima YRs held at the home of our Vice Chairman Mike Cole during the Arizona Republican Presidential Debate. We had a great time & enjoyed watching the Republican Presidential candidates sharing their views on issues that would be most important to Arizona voters. Club member Christi Garner was interviewed for the segment that played on the 10:00 news as wells as Club Chairman Tyler Mott.
Sunday, February 19, 2012
I just wanted to update everybody on an exciting week coming up for the Pima County Young Republicans. So, here's the list of what's going on this week with the Pima County Young Republican Club:
Tomorrow - Monday, February 20:
Our monthly meeting at Skybox Restaurant on the northeast corner of River and Craycroft. Our speakers will include candidates running for the Pima County Board of Supervisors in District 1: Ally Miller; Stuart McDaniel; and State Rep. Vic Williams (if he's able to make it down from his duties at the State Legislature in Phoenix). We will be having a social hour starting at 6:30 and our meeting will start at 7 pm.
The Tucson Tea Party has a big rally with Republican Presidential candidate and former US Senator Rick Santorum. The event with Senator Santorum will be held at the Sabbar Shrine Center at 450 S Tucson Blvd.
Doors to the event will open at 10 am. In an earlier email I gave the wrong start time, so notice the time change. It is still strongly recommended that people come early as seating is limited. The event runs until 1:30 pm. More information on this event can be found at the Tucson Tea Party website.
Later in the evening on Wednesday, the Pima YRs will be meeting at the home of Pima YR Vice Chair Mike Cole for a Republican Presidential Primary Debate Watching Party. This will be the only Presidential Primary debate held in Arizona in anticipation to our Republican Primary on Tuesday, February 28. It also appears that this will be the final primary debate for 2012. Mike Cole's address is 8138 N Streamside Ave, Tucson, AZ 85741 for those who want to go and need directions.
The debate starts at 6 pm, so it is recommended that people arrive around 5:30 to get good seats.
Friday, February 24:
Join the Pima County Young Republican Club as we support our local hockey team play against our arch rivals. Arizona Wildcat Hockey goes up against the evil ASU Scum Devils this coming weekend.
Friday's game starts at 7:30, so for Young Republicans who want to join us and get tickets together, please be at the Tucson Convention Center ticket office no later than 7 pm. For more information on the Icecats, go to arizonawildcathockey.org.
Thank you for all of your time and support. I hope to see you tomorrow.
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
I want to invite everybody out to our next meeting, Monday, February 20, 2012 at Skybox Restaurant. We will be having social hour starting at 6:30 pm & our meeting will begin at 7 pm. We have three candidates for Pima County Supervisor in District 1 who will be speaking with us: Ally Miller; Stuart McDaniel; and State Rep. Vic Williams. Mike Hellon is also running but has let me know that he won’t be able to attend this meeting. We hope to see as many people there as possible to support these fine candidates for the Pima County Board of Supervisors.
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
For those of you who don't know, my name is Tyler Mott & I was just elected as the new Chairman of the Pima County Young Republican Club during our January 10th meeting. I am honored by this opportunity & strongly believe that this will be a great year for Republicans in Arizona & nationally. The other club members elected to help lead our club are Michael Cole as Vice Chairman, Absalom Hall as Treasurer, and Kevin Hartung as Secretary.
We have exciting plans for this coming Election year & we have a lot of work to do. With a Presidential Election, an election for US Senate, a number of Congressional seats up for grabs, new State Legislative Districts to fight for, and a number of county and other elections, our candidates need as much help as we can give them. It's going to take a lot of work, and the Pima County YRs plan to have a very busy year that will allow for our members to actively engage in this election cycle.
We are starting things very early this year due to the tragic events of last year's shooting in Tucson that killed 6 innocent people and wounded 19 others including the critical injuries suffered by Congressman Gabrielle Giffords. Rep. Giffords has decided to step aside to focus on her recovery. We hope the best for her and her family and pray that she can fully recover. The effects of that madman's rampage will be felt here for a very, very long time. Rep. Giffords' resignation means that we will have an early Special Election to replace her in Congress.
The YRs will be inviting the Republican candidates for Congressional District 8 the opportunity to share their positions with our members, and we hope that they will all be able to join us at one of our upcoming meetings. I will get you all more details as I have them.
We had invited former State Senate President Russell Pearce to speak at our January meeting, but he had unforeseen events that forced him to have to reschedule. Senator Pearce is tentatively slated to be our main invited speaker at our February 20th meeting. I will be getting all of the details out in the next couple days for everyone.
On a final note, I encourage everyone to come back here to our blog & to visit our website www.pimayrs.com often to be able to see updates from the club. We will be updating both of these very soon & as often as possible.
Thank you once again for your support, and I look forward to serving all of you.
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Also go check out Steve K's website: voteSteveK.com.
Monday, August 10, 2009
I like how they are using the Dem "mob" attack against the Dems. This video shows just how ridiculous that attack is. I also liked Sean Hannity's idea of all conservatives giving themselves a good mobster nickname. I think that I will call myself "Tommy Gun Tyler."
Let us know what you want your mobster nickname to be.
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
For my first post since returning from military training, I feel that it’s important to talk about the very fragile situation down in
It seems that our President & Secretary of State have come down on the side of the two most repressive dictators in the
Here's a little background. As many of you know, Hugo Chavez is the extreme socialist thug, who wanted to be President for life of
But in an act meant to destabilize the entire democracy in
Once Zeyala was removed from office the Honduran Assembly voted to chose its Speaker as the new interim President of Honduras. The new President is also a member of Zeyala’s political party so this was not some kind of partisan attack. This was a defense of continuing democracy in Honduras. As such, the new President immediately announced that the Presidential Election scheduled for this fall would go on as planned with no changes to allow for candidates to remain in power indefinitely as Zeyala had desired. It was an absolutely bloodless & necessary dismissal of a Head of State who no longer believed in the institutions of democracy & the rule of law.
Now comes the liberal establishment of the world & those who support socialism, communism & other left-leaning authoritarian regimes. They are crying foul. They believe that the crime in this situation was the deposing of Zeyala & not the true crime which was Zeyala's quest to end democracy in
Who has echoed this cry? The loudest voice has been the psychopath Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez. And he has been followed by the brutal Castro brothers in Cuba. The words of Chavez & the Castros have been regurgitated by their American media allies, the New York Times & the Washington Post.
But who else has condemned the ouster of the wannabe Honduran dictator? Well, our very own Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, did. And so did our President Barack "BIG GOVERNMENT" Obama. Once again, Obama comes down on the wrong side. You can tell a lot about a person by the company that person keeps. And if I were Obama, I would think long & hard about whether or not being on the same side as Hugo Chavez & Fidel Castro was a good thing.
The positions of President Obama & Sec. Clinton are irresponsible & dangerous & further flame the fire of the communist trio of Chavez & the Castro brothers. We cannot support the forms of government that these men espouse. In making statements against what has happened in Honduras without considering all of the facts, we endanger struggling democracies in the entire hemisphere.
How can President Government ask that we hold judgment on the ayatollahs in Iran when he refuses to hold judgment on the Honduran Congress, Honduran Supreme Court & the thousands of Hondurans who have been protesting Zeyala's brutal tactics & his authoritarian power grab?
I would hope that if any American President tried to change the length of his or her term in office 5 months before he or she became ineligible for re-election that there would be an outcry from the international community & support for the people at home who would see right through this.
Former Chairman, Pima County Young Republicans
Sunday, June 14, 2009
Health Care Reform: Sorting Myth from Reality
Monday, June 22, 2009
Tucson Medical Center
Marshall Meeting Room
5301 E Grant Rd
Tucson, AZ 85712
Panelists currently include:
Byron Schlomach- Director, Center for Economic Prosperity, Goldwater Institute
Dr. Jane Orient- Managing editor, Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons
Dr. Bennett Davis, President, Pima County Medical Society.
We hope to add more panelists and sponsors shortly. We will update everyone as we learn more.
Thank you for your support and we hope you will be able to attend.
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Walking for Ward 3 Candidate Ben Garcia
Wednesday May 13
5:30 pm till dark
Meet at Frys Parking lot at Roger and 1st Ave
Saturday May 16
Meet at the Tucson Mall Parking lot between Mervyn's and Macy's
Contact Kevin Herring at 465-8594 if you have questions
Weekend of the Warrior
A Night to Honor our Veterns
Friday May 22
Old Pueblo Grill 60 N Alvernon Way
4:30 to 7pm
Come meet State Representive Frank Antenori
State Senator Jonathan Paton and become a PC
Saturday June 6
Gun Safety and Shooting Day for the YR's
Sunday, May 10, 2009
For all Young Republicans to meet at Old Pueblo Grill at 7pm for our meeting. Old Pueblo Grill is located at Alvernon Way and Broadway Blvd. It is on Monday May 11, 2009
I would love to see everyone out there that can be there.
Pima YR Chariman
Thursday, May 7, 2009
Thursday, April 30, 2009
Myself and Justin Pierce were on Inside Track with Emil Franzi. It was a great time.
Emil is a former Chairman the Young Rep in California.
Go to April 11
Hour 2 and you can listen to us.
This Saturday May 2, 2009
Is the Arizona Young Republican State Convention.
What exactly do we do at a state convention, well we elect our state leaders for the next 2 years. Our State Chairman, Treasurer, Secretary, Committeeman, and Committeewoman. We also vote on any changes to the State Constitution.
It takes place May 2 at 1pm at Pima County Republican Headquarters on 5th and Craycroft.
It should be over by 3pm.
This is your chance to vote on State Leaders of the Young Republicans of Arizona.
See you there
Pima County YR Chairman
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Join Steve Kozachik and other people to kick off 2009
Steve is running for Tucson City Council in Ward 6
Join Steve This Sunday May 3
2-5pm Help us walk the neighborhoods
5pm BBQ and hear Steve speak about his vision for Tucson future
Himmel Park 1000 N Tucson Blvd
Email Alyson at firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP or just show up.
Meet Congressman Jeff Flake from AZ CD 6 on Friday May 8 at 7pm at the Manning House.
Call GOP HDQ at 321-1492 for more info
Tomorrow night, Thursday, April 30th, the Arizona Chapter of Americans for Prosperity (AFP-Arizona) is sponsoring a Taxpayer Town Hall meeting in Sierra Vista , from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the Southeast Arizona Association of Realtors meeting room located at 125 S. 2nd Street in Sierra Vista (map).
Thursday, April 23, 2009
TKTS are $8
See you all there.
Here is some info about this.
Join 790 KNST for the only big-screen showings in Tucson of the award-winning documentary "Drug Wars: Silver or Lead."
Producer / Director Rusty Fleming will be here for both nights, leading a panel discussion with border sheriffs and other officials about the life-or-death threat the Mexican narco-terrorist drug cartels pose for Tucson, Arizona, and the United States.
View Trailer at www.drugwarsthemovie.com
Pima County YR Chairman
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Just want to let you know of some upcoming events.
Upcoming Events :
Thursday April 23, 2009
4-6pm Cocktails and Conversation at Jonathan's Cork
Tanque Verde and Pima
Tuesday April 28th 5:30 PM at the Tucson Convention Center Public Budget Hearing and Rally
Sponsored by the Tucson Tea Party
Monday May 11 6:30 PM
Monthly Meeting Old Pueblo Grill
Hope to see you at one of these fine events
Saturday, April 18, 2009
President Obama made the first move to greet Venezuelan strongman Hugo Chavez, but it was the acerbic and anti-American leader who beat Obama to the punch on the World Wide Web.
In a clear indication Chavez sought to leverage his brief encounter with Obama at the opening ceremonies of the fifth Summit of the Americas here, Chavez's government Web site almost immediately posted a photo of the two leaders and a government-approved commentary in Spanish that read as follows:
"Before the Inaugural session of the 5th Summit of the Americas, the President of the United States approached President Chavez to greet him. They both drew their hands in a historic handshake after many years of tension under the Bush administration, when relations between Washington and Caracas had deteriorated. President Chavez expressed to Obama his desire for changes in the relations between the two countries. Eight years ago I greeted President Bush with this same hand. I'd like to be your friend."
It took the White House almost three hours to confirm the handshake. As of 9:20 p.m. EST there was no indication the White House intended to release any photos. A senior administration official declined to describe the leaders' glancing conversation, but did not dispute the Venezuelan government's account.
Late Friday, Obama told reporters he said to Chavez: "Como Esta?" (How are you?)
The two men met in the Jade Room of the Hyatt hotel in downtown Port-of-Spain. It was there Obama also shook hands with Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega.
Friday, April 17, 2009
Radio Talk Show Host Jon Justice
April 17 from 5-7 PM -- Radio talk show host of 104.1 FM JON JUSTICE along with AZ Senator Al Melvin (LD26) , AZ Rep. Frank Antenori (LD30) , AZ Rep. Vic Williams, (LD26) Supervisor Ray Carroll (District 4) along with Tucson City Council Candidates Steve Kozachik , Ben Buehler-Garcia & maybe a surprise from Ward 5!
And special visitor: Gio Cicione, Rhode Island GOP Chairman!
McMahon’s Prime Steak House
2959 N. Swan Road
Hors d’oeuvres and Cash Bar