Arizona Free Enterprise Club Releases Next Round of Endorsements

Arizona Free Enterprise Club Releases Next Round of Endorsements

Phoenix, AZ – Today the Arizona Free Enterprise Club announced their first slate of General Election endorsements for 2022.

The endorsed individuals align with the organization’s principles and key policy goals. Club President Scot Mussi stated, “It is a critical time in our country and in our state. We need fighters who will take on the Left’s agenda that is crippling our economy, harming our children, and infringing on our Constitutional rights. These Club endorsed individuals will do just that. We encourage voters to support these candidates who will defend free market principles, advance conservative values, protect our border, and combat federal overreach here in Arizona and in Washington, D.C. This slate of candidates has proven they can and will.”

Statewide

Governor
Kari Lake
 
Secretary of StateAttorney General
Mark FinchemAbe Hamadeh
 
Superintendent of Public InstructionCorporation Commission
Tom HorneNick Myers
Kevin Thompson

Federal

U.S. Senate
Blake Masters
 
CD 1CD 2CD 4
David SchweikertEli CraneKelly Cooper
CD 5CD 6CD 8
Andy BiggsJuan CiscomaniDebbie Lesko
  
CD 9
Paul Gosar

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Arizona Free Enterprise Club’s Full List of Endorsements to Date for the 2022 Election

Arizona Free Enterprise Club’s Full List of Endorsements to Date for the 2022 Election

Over the past two months, the Arizona Free Enterprise Club has announced its candidate endorsements for the 2022 election.

These candidates represent individuals that share our values and commitment to a free and prosperous Arizona. Club President Scot Mussi stated, “It is critical that Arizona elects leaders and policymakers who are able to articulate and stand up for individual liberties, free market policies, and conservative values. We believe that these candidates are up to the challenge.”

Below is a summary of the candidates we have endorsed to date.

Arizona State Legislature

LD 1LD 2LD 3
Senate: Steve ZippermanHouse: Pierce WaychoffHouse: Joseph Chaplik
House: Judy BurgesHouse: Christian Lamar
   
LD 4LD 7LD 9
Senate: Nancy BartoHouse: John FillmoreSenate: Rob Scantlebury
House: Vera GebranHouse: David MarshallHouse: Kathy Pearce
House: Maria Syms House: Mary Ann Mendoza 

LD 10LD 12LD 13
Senate: David FarnsworthSenate: Suzanne SharerSenate: JD Mesnard
House: Barbara ParkerHouse: Julie Willoughby
House: Justin Heap  

LD14LD 15LD 16
Senate: Warren PetersenSenate: Jake HoffmanHouse: Rob Hudelson
House: Travis GranthamHouse: Jacqueline Parker 
House: Laurin HendrixHouse: Neal Carter 
  
LD 17 LD 19 LD 23
House: Cory McGarrHouse: Gail GriffinSenate: Gary Snyder
House: Rachel JonesHouse: Lupe DiazHouse: Michele Pena (Write-in)

LD 25LD 27LD 28
House: Michael CarboneSenate: Anthony KernHouse: Beverly Pingerelli
House: Tim DunnHouse: Ben TomaHouse: Susan Black

LD 29LD 30
Senate: Janae ShampHouse: Leo Biasiucci
House: Steve Montenegro
House: Austin Smith

Local City and Town Council

ChandlerPaysonFountain Hills
Darla GonzalezTom Morrissey (Mayor)Brenda Kalivianakis
Farhana Shifa Allen Skillicorn
  Hannah Toth

PeoriaGilbertQueen Creek
Jason Beck (Mayor)Jim TorgesonTravis Padilla
Mario Chicas
 Bobbi Buchli 

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Free Enterprise Club Files Legal Challenge against Radical Election Initiative

Free Enterprise Club Files Legal Challenge against Radical Election Initiative

Phoenix, AZ – The Arizona Free Enterprise Club filed a lawsuit on Friday to challenge the validity of a radical initiative that seeks to:

    • Upend Arizona’s election administration and voter registration laws.
    • Sharply reduce candidate contribution limits while channeling more taxpayer subsidies to so-called “Clean Elections” candidates.
    • Curtail safeguards governing the initiative and referendum process.
    • Impose new taxes.

The complaint contends that well over half of the signatures on the election initiative were gathered illegally. And it includes evidence of the illegally collected signatures along with proof that many of the initiative’s paid circulators provided false information or failed to register with the Secretary of State.

“After analyzing over 45,000 petition sheets and 420,000 signatures, it’s clear that well over half of the signatures on this election initiative were collected in violation of state law,” said Club President Scot Mussi. “That should be more than enough to invalidate this initiative.”

The complaint requests that the court disqualify any signatures collected illegally or by individuals who were not properly registered with the Secretary of State at the time the signatures were gathered. 

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Lawsuits Against HB2492 Are Attacking a Commonsense Bill Backed by the Constitution

Lawsuits Against HB2492 Are Attacking a Commonsense Bill Backed by the Constitution

Last week, the Biden Administration officially filed a lawsuit against Arizona over HB2492, which bolsters safeguards to our voter registration process to require proof of citizenship ensuring only U.S. citizens are voting in our elections.

To many, it sounds absurd. Not HB2492, but the revelation that in Arizona, and in every state in the country, people are registering to vote and voting without ever providing proof of citizenship.

How many people are we talking about? In 2020, there were roughly 11,600 individuals in Arizona who voted in federal elections without ever having provide proof of citizenship. That’s up from under 2,000 just two years prior in the 2018 midterms. These numbers are alarming, but the exponential growth from just one election to the next is even more shocking. Currently, there are 13,330 active voters who have not provided proof of citizenship, more than 6,000 of which are on the Active Early Voter List (previously PEVL) in Maricopa County alone.

You can find out how this happened and how we went from rejecting all voter registration applications without (Documentary Proof of Citizenship) DPOC in 2005 to registering all individuals, whether they used our own state form or the federal form, as “Federal Only Voters” here.

Thankfully, back in March HB2492, sponsored by Representative Jake Hoffman, was signed into law. It was the first election integrity bill to pass out of the legislature, and the first signed. In short, HB2492 takes us back to the practice of rejecting state voter registration forms submitted without DPOC, requires counties to attempt to ascertain the citizenship status for those who utilize the federal form, and, importantly, makes proof of citizenship a requirement to vote by mail and to vote for President. A full breakdown of the bill can be found here.

This was one of the most critical and impactful election integrity reforms of the legislative session. And that can be seen from the two lawsuits filed within hours of it being signed, one coming from Democrat Russiagate hoax lawyer Marc Elias, and both on behalf of liberal nonprofit organizations. It becomes clearer from the third lawsuit filed last month from another leftist group, and now with this case, officially USA v. Arizona, coming from Biden.

These lawsuits all make nearly identical claims and arguments, all of which are flawed, because HB2492 is well crafted and stands on strong constitutional reasoning.

HB2492 requires counties to reject state voter registration forms that are submitted without proof of citizenship, which the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed our authority to do in Arizona v. Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, Inc.: “States retain the flexibility to design and use their own registration forms.”

HB2492 requires counties to reject federal voter registration forms if, after checking the various databases HB2492 requires them to review, they find that the person is not a U.S. citizen. Justice Scalia wrote that the NVRA “does not preclude States from ‘deny[ing] registration based on information in their possession establishing the applicant’s ineligibility.” So yet again, the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed our power to do this.

HB2492 makes proof of citizenship a requirement to vote for President and by mail in any election. The Electors Clause of the U.S. Constitution grants plenary authority to state legislatures over the manner of appointing presidential electors. While this argument has not been made to the courts, once again the plain text of the U.S. Constitution is consistent with the requirements of HB2492.

The misguided lawsuits also attack HB2492’s requirement to include place of birth on the registration form, oblivious to the fact that it is currently on the Arizona voter registration form, which was created by Democrat Secretary of State Katie Hobbs. Also ignoring that it was actually the Election Assistance Commission who recommended obtaining place of birth to help verify citizenship status.

The reality is that these are flawed lawsuits against a commonsense bill. Instead of wasting time and taxpayer dollars in court, the Biden administration should actually be securing our border, protecting states like ours from an invasion of illegal immigrants. Instead, they are trying to stop necessary election reforms that make it easy to vote and hard to cheat and protect our elections from the hundreds of thousands of people illegally crossing into our country each day under their watch.

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Arizona Free Enterprise Club Releases Third Round of Endorsements

Arizona Free Enterprise Club Releases Third Round of Endorsements

Phoenix, AZ – Today the Arizona Free Enterprise Club announced their third slate of endorsements for the 2022 election.     

The endorsed candidates represent individuals who align with the organization’s principles and key policy goals. Club President Scot Mussi stated, “It is critical Arizona has leaders and policy makers who are able to articulate and stand up for individual liberties, free market principles, and conservatie values.  This slate of candidates has proven they can and will.”

Arizona State Legislature

LD 4LD 10LD 23
House: Vera GebranSenate:  David FarnsworthSenate: Gary Snyder
House: Maria Syms House: Michele Pena (Write-in)
   
LD 9LD 13
House: Kathy PearceHouse: Julie Willoughby
House: Mary Ann Mendoza 

Local City and Town Council

ChandlerPaysonFountain Hills
Darla GonzalezTom Morrissey (Mayor)Brenda Kalivianakis
Farhana Shifa Allen Skillicorn
  Hannah Toth
PeoriaGilbertQueen Creek
Jason Beck (Mayor)Jim TorgesonTravis Padilla
Mario Chicas
 Bobbi Buchli 

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Rep. David Cook’s Liberal Agenda

Rep. David Cook’s Liberal Agenda

  • Protect FREE Benefits for Illegals 
  • Increase Taxes on Small Businesses
  • Infringe on 2nd Amendment Rights
  • Vote Himself a Pay Raise
  • Subsidize Woke Hollywood Liberals

Incentivizing the Illegal Invasion:

  • Voted for taxpayer subsidized in-state tuition for illegals (2021, SCR1044.). David Cook was only 1 of 4 Republicans in the House that voted for this bill.
  • Sponsored a bill supported by Democrats to protect sanctuary cities and incentivize illegals to stay in Arizona by forcing governments to accept foreign IDs.  (2021, HB2458).  A Democrat in the House introduced the same bill as HB2685

Increasing Taxes

  • Voted for a statewide sales tax increase. SCR1049, 2022 
  • Sponsored a bill to increase taxes on small businesses’ employee wages in the middle of a pandemic.  (2021, HB2805)
  • Voted with Democrats to impose a new tax on small businesses (2021, HB2161)

Infringing on the 2nd Amendment 

  • Opposed a bill that would allow students and faculty members at universities to carry a firearm to protect themselves and others on campus.   (2022, HB2447). 

View David Cook’s comments in House Republican caucus.  Cook argues that because foreign students attend our universities and are not familiar with our 2nd Amendment rights, that is a reason not to allow CCW holders carry weapons on campus. 

Pay Raises for Politicians & Bureaucrats 

  • Voted to give salary increases to Maricopa County politicians, the same people opposing the Maricopa County election audit. (2021, HB2700
  • Voted to give himself and fellow lawmakers a pay raise. (2021, HB2053)
  • Sponsored a bill to protect career politicians by allowing them to pay a fee to be on the ballot to avoid collecting signatures from voters.  (2022, HB2581)

Subsidies for the Swamp

  • Sponsored a bill to give hundreds of millions in taxpayer subsidies to Hollywood liberals to make woke movies and relocate thousands of California Democrats to Arizona.  (2022, SB1708

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