8:30 – 9:30 am: We will have a rally to celebrate Flag Day and President Donald Trump’s birthday along with a drive-by voter registration booth in front of the headquarters on the Beeline.
9:30 – 11:00 am: There will be an open house at the HQ with free flags while supplies last, a fun Flag Day quiz with a prize for the winner, and refreshments.
11:00 – 1:00 pm: There is a candidate meet and greet at the HQ with Walt Blackman, candidate for US Congress, David Marshall, candidate for AZ State House, and John Fillmore, candidate for AZ State House. This is a great opportunity to get to know these three men in an informal one-on-one setting.
The U.S. Supreme court has accepted the Texas case and ruled that they hear the case. If Texas wins the case there will not be an election but rather the Court will turn the decision to the state legislatures involved. See the article on A Constitutional Roadmap for Conquering Election Fraud
The Trump campaign bus arrived at the Payson Republican headquarters on Thursday afternoon, August 20th, to a cheering audience of nearly 100 Republican/Trump supporters who lined the sidewalk and filled the parking lot. Included was a Marine veteran in a wheelchair. The Trump Team bus, having been in Flagstaff earlier in the day, was visiting rural areas to speak to local voters.
The big red bus plastered with large letters “Team Trump on Tour” parked alongside the Beeline Highway and received a nearly continuous stream of supporting honking horns from passing cars.
Onboard were Congressman Andy Biggs, representing the southeast Phoenix/Gilbert area, Trump Campaign Chief Operating Officer Jeff DeWitt, formally the Arizona State Treasurer, and Matthew Whitaker who served as the acting U.S. Attorney General between the departure of Jeff Sessions and the appointment of William Barr.
Speaking to a
cheering crowd in the parking lot, Gila County Republican Party Chairman Gary
Morris and Payson Mayor Tom Morrissey welcomed the Trump team members.
Biggs was the first to deliver remarks stating, “rural America is real
America!” The Congressman then went on to tout several major promises that
President Trump has kept which benefited Americans. He complained that Democrats
“want open borders, and sanctuary cities while Republicans want law and order”.
took a few moments to recognize retired Republican, and 30-year career Marine
veteran, Bill Leblanc, who has placed more than 75,000 phone calls to voters in
support of President Trump’s re-election.
also commented that rural America is the real America and pointed out that while
“Republicans talk about safe and secure neighborhoods and communities; Democrats
talk about defunding police. We talk about riots in Portland and other cities;
they talk about peaceful protesters.” He stated that “Vice President Biden
won’t restore law and order, but President Trump will”.
Mr. DeWitt added, “I think one of the most important issues in Arizona, as we all know, is the Second Amendment and we must protect it!”
Former Acting U.S. Attorney General Matt Whitaker opened his comments by stating, “Everybody is against President Trump, but he is eating them up like candy bars!” which brought cheers from the crowd. He then went on to express his concern that the future of the American Republic is at risk of being lost.
Mr. Whitaker recognized
three Payson police officers protecting the gathering and commented that all
Americans should support law enforcement. He cited that more than 700 officers
have been injured in the recent rioting, and some killed, and that we must
restore law and order.
Mayor Morrissey closed the event stating that “if law and order is not restored to the country, America will devolve into a civil war which is ultimately what Democrats want”.
Gila County is
good country for the Trump campaign. Gila County gave President Trump 64
percent of the vote in 2016 and Arizona’s 11 electoral votes were critical in Trump’s
win. In the latest decade, Republican voter registrations have substantially
increased from nearly 15 percent behind Democrats to now 61 percent ahead of Democrats. That record increase will again contribute to
a Trump victory.
Gila County Republican Party Chairman commented about the events turnout. “The large crowd represents a level of enthusiasm that I don’t see in Democrats. We’ve had nearly 5,000 visitors to our Republican headquarters while the Democrat headquarters appears to be vacant”.
Gary P. Morris, Chairman, Gila County Republican Committee
AT THE EVENT: Registration and a 45-minute Open Bar / “Meet & Greet” at 5:00 p.m. Our program and the buffet dinner will commence promptly at 6:00 pm. Attire is Business Casual.
Each Republican office-holder representing Gila County has been invited again to attend this year’s event.Photos may be taken with officials.
The Gila County GOP Lincoln Day Luncheon is a great opportunity to mingle with fellow Republicans and to hear from our elected officials. This celebration is the main fund-raising event for our local party, which will finance activities throughout the year to help promote the GOP expenses, programs and candidates.
The drawing was originally planned for the Lincoln Day Luncheon. With that event re-scheduled we next moved the drawing to our monthly Payson KMOG radio show. KMOG even advertised the planned drawing for the week leading up to the drawing. The winner is Les of Mesa. Chairman Morris delivered the rifle to a gun store where the rifle was legally transferred to him.
The Gila County Republican Committee heard from Art Del Cueto, Vice President of the National Border Patrol Council, who spoke about his firsthand experience with the border crisis. Watch Mr. Del Cueto’s Fox News interview HERE.
Congressman Dr. Paul Gosar, and newly elected Chairwoman for the Republican Party of Arizona Dr. Kelli Ward both delivered rousing speeches and updated us on their respective legislatures.
Special Guest Speakers: Governor Doug Ducey & Congressman Dr. Paul Gosar
With a mission to make Arizona the best state in the country to live, work, do business and get an education, Governor Ducey and state leaders got to work. Today, Arizona’s budget is balanced. Business is thriving. And public schools continue to improve. The governor remains committed to what he has identified as his top priorities: growing the economy, creating and supporting 21st-century jobs, promoting educational excellence, protecting our communities and restoring fiscal responsibility – all without raising taxes on hardworking Arizonans. A strong Arizona is an Arizona that ensures “Opportunity For All.” Governor Ducey has pledged to work every day to make that vision a reality.
Congressman Dr. Paul A. Gosar, D.D.S., is serving his fourth term in Congress as the Representative from Arizona’s Fourth Congressional District. First elected in 2010, he came to Congress with no prior political experience. Paul believes that the Constitution is the cornerstone of our Republic, and always pursues policies that allow for more individual liberty and less government involvement. Dr. Gosar is focused on bringing jobs back to the district, fighting illegal immigration and securing the border, challenging the status quo and holding Washington bureaucrats accountable, cutting wasteful government spending, and ensuring that he is representing the interests of his constituents.
The delicious buffet dinner was catered by the casino. Prime rib was the chef’s special recipe entree with sauces and desserts to die for.