Young Leadership Coalition PAC

This information was given to College Republicans United by a former member of the RINO CRs who left the organization in disgust following Joe Pitts condemnation of Kyle Rittenhouse and of our fundraiser. Throughout 2019 and early 2020 this anon believed PAC funds, created by the CRs, were raised & spent with malfeasance and was fearful of retaliation by club leadership if questioned. 

This anon claims this PAC was used to fundraise for the College Republicans; money had been pocketed illegally in violation of reporting laws. 

CR Faculty Advisor was questioned regarding details of this PAC. Dr Critchlow denied any pertinent knowledge but knew of this PAC’s existence. We offer this information to the public to follow up on their activities and help us expose their political activism which is harming the standing of the GOP in Arizona. 

Source –

Founder: Jeremiah Willett
Jeremiah Willett claims to have been active in Republican politics since 2014. He attended Arizona State University and graduated in 2020 with a degree in Political Science. Throughout college, Jeremiah has supported and volunteered for various RINO campaigns, most notably working as a field organizer for Governor Ducey’s 2018 reelection. He served as President of the College Republicans at Arizona State University in 2019 and, according to their own faculty advisor, Dr. Critchlow, ran its remaining membership into the ground following the disastrous leadership of Jennifer Custis.

Jeremiah worked in public policy for Compass Strategies

Chairman: Landon Wall
Landon Wall started his career in finance working at an investment research firm. He began working in politics in 2017, after joining Compass Strategies as a data analyst. Since beginning at Compass Strategies, Landon has collected, managed, and analyzed data for multiple local, congressional, advocacy, and statewide campaigns and met Jerimiah. 

Young Leadership Coalition is a slush fund by Jerimiah’s father to purchase political influence for his son to grow an astroturf organization to be utilized in covering operating costs for various candidates in Arizona, and of course build resumes for those affiliated with it. Six donations from John Paul Willett were documented between 6/30/2019 and 6/28/2020 – totaling $125,600. 

There are no other donors on record. 

John Paul Willet is listed as a ‘Managing Member’ of ‘Rsv Holding‘ which employs 197 people. On April 14, 2020 the company took a $1-$2Million loan from BOKF, National Association. Mr Willet is also a managing member of Red Star AZ32 LLC, also known as Red Star Vapor e-cigarette business that uses antifa/revolutionary artwork on its product to sell merchandise.

Joe Pitts and Jeremiah Willett claim this is grassroots

How do you spend $125,600 in two years or less?

Tdaz Consulting: $8,000.00 for Consulting –
Self proclaimed business within Engineering, Accounting, Research, and Management Services Sector. Corporation Commission Filing here

Owner Tom Ducey, Campaign Manager for Kate Brophy McGee, also the Nephew of Arizona Governor Doug Ducey

Business Address same as Home Address:
5335 E Shea Blvd, Unit 2084, Scottsdale, AZ 85254
Phone: (602) 571-1146
Employs only one person (Tom Ducey)

The reccuring theme you’ll notice here is the payout to associates of Ducey. Young Leadership Institute spent $1,203.00 to Ava Montoya for consulting. Ava is a marketing manager at a New Mexico Tech council who previously worked at the AZ Chamber of Commerce with Tom Ducey. 

These RINO Republicans also gave money to Democrats

In October 2019 Young Leadership Coalition rented the Tempe Mission Palms for $4,929.83 which hosted two Republicans and Democrats and paid each of them $1,000. 

The two Democrats: Daniel Hernandez, who was elected into the Arizona House of Representatives for the 2nd District in 2016, and the Alma Adams Campaign who was elected into the House of Representatives 3rd District in 2018. 

Both of these Democrats are typical far left extremists who support unlimited late term abortions. They both campaigned heavily for Hillary Clinton in 2016 and Joe Biden in 2020. 

Other expenses include…

Fox Point Consulting: $52,650.00 for Consulting,

Arcadia Management Group Inc: $24,999.50 for Commercial Property Rent

Incompliance: $5,850.00 another Consulting firm that does business with Arizonans for Affordable Electricity, Republican Legislative Victory Fund, Re-Elect Debbie Lesko for Senate, Arizonans for Public Safety, Taxpayers Against City Takeover, Arizonans for Financial Freedom (Sponsored by American Encore), and Ducey for Governor.

RINO College Republicans at ASU also benefited

Young Leadership PAC paid American Airlines $1,302.40 which is about the cost of 4 or 5 round-trip tickets (pre-COVID19).  

Hilton Hotel received $753.58 on 02/09/2020 in Washington DC. Lodging for Arjun Rondla Treasurer of the CRs & others who are part of Jerimiah’s and Joe Pitt’s inner circle.

Arizona Federation of College Republicans received $300.00 for Judah Waxelbaum who has been the unelected Fed Chair since 2017 and member of the College Republicans.

Steven Sensmeier received $1,000, Former College Republican from Embry Riddle, who was also involved with the Federation of College Republicans.

Young Leadership PAC also paid someone’s Cox Communications bill $504.25, five payments of $100.85 from Feb – June 2020. Adobe software for $100 to make videos condemning College Republicans United. AZ Office Liquidators: $437.29 for Office furniture, new & secondhand desks, chairs, conference tables & more. ... and the “American Conservative” a magazine subscription for $330.00, great example of fiscal conservatism. 

ASU USG Election – Controversy

The State Press refused to publish this information

Arizona State University’s undergraduate student government elections are underway and, unsurprisingly, a radical slate of candidates has emerged. United Voices for ASU is a coalition claiming to be fighting for ASU students when in reality they are fighting for their own political interests.
It’s no coincidence that the notorious campus hate group Students for Justice in Palestine has endorsed the slate. At least one of its candidates, Alexia Isais, is a vehement anti-Semite. She hero-worships Leila Khaled, a Palestinian terrorist, infamous plane hijacker, and member of the U.S.-designated terrorist group Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP).

She calls Khaled an “idol” and posts her quotes as inspiration. Khaled is not a “freedom fighter”. She is a terrorist with innocent blood on her hands. This is no role model for a would-be public servant.

Alexia Isais was a paid employee of the State Press
She used the paper to advocate for BDS – Link –
and slander CRU with impunity – Link –

Aside from her poor choices in personal heroes, Isais has some disturbing views of her own. She has repeatedly tweeted that “Israel shouldn’t even exist,” including by invoking the genocidal call for a free Palestine “from the river to the sea”. Don’t be mistaken – this is not a call for freedom or democracy. It is a call to exterminate all 6 million Jews living between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea, the entirety of the land of Israel. Her advocacy for violence against Israel and the Jewish people doesn’t stop there.
Isais is also a vocal supporter of an “antifa-like” student, Ben Cooper, who was arrested last year for aggravated assault. This is a violent anti-Israel agitator who was arrested in part for an assault on a Tempe police officer and was charged with a felony. He is also a member of the Young Democratic Socialists of America at ASU which has held violent protests against CRU and used the group’s platform to bash the Tempe police department. Well after his conviction of a violent crime, Isais shared an op-ed Cooper wrote in which he endorses the idea that “Israel and the United States share that common imperialistic ideology of border militarization [and] human rights abuses” and that “U.S. actions globally have inflamed conflict.” Isais called it “awesome”.
The admiration appears to be mutual because Cooper also endorsed the United Voices for ASU slate. Why should the ASU student body support a slate that is so anti-American? Cooper was forced to resign from the USG last year when CRU exposed his felony record to the University. 
The politicization of college campuses is nothing new, but it’s time student governments focus on education and put broader politics aside. The students of ASU deserve better than to serve as pawns of the left’s political agenda. United Voices for ASU’s platform is full of platitudes like a “universal pass” policy for the spring semester when in reality they want to impose a radical anti-Israel agenda and lift up their violent allies. Ben Cooper proposed a BDS amendment to the USG last year, we can expect this slate to follow in his footsteps. 

Reject this slate and vote for candidates who are truly ready to advocate for ASU students’ interests.

The State Press has a long history of slandering individual students and organizations for being conservative while giving a hard pass for the alt-left. They will not publish articles critical of leftist figures on campus except on rare occasions. Even then, the articles are lacking any substance and not advertised.

Help CRU expose fake news at Arizona State University

Hello CRU, 

My Name is Devon Smith, I have followed your club through emails but sadly I had class at your meeting times the last two semesters causing me to be unable to make any of the meetings. I am running for Senator of WP Carey, and am a conservative when it comes to political views. 

I am running my campaign on the grounds of real world problems we are facing as a society and a university such as, reimbursements for the Coronavirus causing a lot of us to leave campus, more inclusion campus wide, trying to involve international kids more and make the out of state kids feel more at home, and I am focusing on funds spent by the students being allocated more towards business kids and the student body in general as there seems to be rarely anything done for the students in terms of dorms, dining halls, events, etc.. 

Thank you so much for your time,
Devon Smith
USG Senate Candidate


Kelli Ward is Corrupt

Original article from 1/6/2020 Republican Briefs by Frosty Taylor

AZGOP chairman Kelli Ward stirred up a hornet’s nest when she fired the Resolution Committee she had appointed after Thanksgiving in Nov 2019.

According to GOP sources, Ward abruptly dissolved the Resolutions Committee on Dec 18, 2019 as the committee reviewed 25 resolutions that had been presented for consideration for recommendation at the upcoming Jan 25 Arizona State Convention. 

PC/committee member Vince Ansel says, “It all began with a nice email received on Nov 27, 2019 from AZ Republican Party Chairman, Kelli Ward stating that I had been chosen to serve on the Republican ‘Resolutions Committee”. The job of this committee is to vote on ‘resolutions’ which would then be forwarded to the State GOP Committee for consideration and a vote on Jan 25, 2020. That vote would set in motion the political platform and goals of the State Republican Party for 2020. Ansel listed the 11 resolutions passed by the 25 committee members in attendance at the Dec 18 meeting before Committee Chairman Russell Pearce was notified by Ward that she had fired the committee mid-meeting for alleged ‘rules violations.’

They had passed resolutions:

1. Strict enforcement of Immigration Law and condemnation of Sanctuary city policies.

2. State support of a well-armed militia to help in defense of our southern borders.

3. The condemnation of ABOR for granting discounted tuition to Illegal Aliens.

4. State defunding of the baby-killing organization known as “Planned Parenthood”.

5. Support of the Electoral College.

6. Strict enforcement of established law prohibiting the hiring of Illegal Aliens.

7. State compliance of laws regarding English as Arizona’s Official Language.

8. Resolution to end the illegal DACA program immediately.

9. Resolution to expand School Choice and increase the number of Vouchers issued.

10. Resolution to denounce “Red Flag Laws” which violate citizen 2nd Amendment rights.

11. Resolution that the AZ Republican Party stand firmly with President Trump.

Follow up e-mails indicate Ward thought the resolutions “too divisive” and that she was forming a new Resolution Committee under a new chairman which has prompted the fired committee members to question whether Ward buckled under press from Doug Ducey.

Chairman Pearce said he had been told that Ducey was pushing hard for “his Gun Confiscation Scheme (Red Flag Laws) which Pearce points out is a “clear violation of the Constitution. The Gov is also a member of ABOR and supports  giving instate tuition to DACA students (in violation of Arizona Law.) Chairman Ward is trying to play politics and NOT do what is right – which is a shame.  But, dismissing me as chairman and the whole committee is deceitful and will backfire on her.” Pearce was nominated for the chairmanship by LD25 Chair Ian.  Peace continued, “This is all politics.  ABOR has been stuffed with Ducey appointments including democrats and Karrin Robson who wants to run for Governor.  The only reason our AG (Mark Brnovich) is going after their abuse of power is because he knows I will if he doesn’t and has stated so to the Arizona Republic. Just like he did when he blasted for forcing him to sue ABOR for giving in-state tuition strictly against the law.”  

Pearce noted, “Resolutions are the party members voice and so she needs to just suck it up and let them win or lose in a vote.  Ward is supposed to be a conservative.  Keep in mind money talks.  Karrin who sits on the ABOR board just took $250K from Ed Robson as Karrin plans to is run for Governor.  This ABOR illegal act deal will blow up in Karrin’s face and she knows it.  The Red Flag laws are a clear violation of the Constitution and due process and should not be voted in by the legislature.  If this party doesn’t stand up for what is right we are in trouble and no better than the Dems and the left.  We need to take a stand. We must get Trump re-elected or we will put our Republic at risk.  We elected President Trump, because he is willing to take on the swamp and take a strong stand on the founding principles of this Republic in spite of the daily attacks by the Media and the Left.   I do not understand why Kelli and the Gov are against English as the Official Language as it is already in our Constitution . Or why they would support an illegal, unconstitutional Executive Order by President Obama and do not want us to demand we end DACA.  Or why she would want to silence the voice of our hard working Conservatives – the back bone of this Party who clearly are opposed to Red Flag legislation, voted overwhelmingly for Prop. 300 to say NO to DACA, and why in the world would they be afraid to out ABOR for breaking the law.  All Politics. Who’s side are they on?

Pearce said, “This whole attempt is to stop resolutions that this Party wants.  They (party members) DO NOT want Gun Confiscation Laws (Red Flag laws) that is Ducey’s pet legislation, they do not want to condemn ABOR for breaking law flagrantly (Ducey is on the Board), they want to protect DACA in spite of the President being in court right now to stop it, and they do not want to support God’s Plan of only two Genders (changed to two sexes).  When I would not violate Robert’s Rules of Order or pander to Ward and Ducey this is when the evil plan started to make sure they did not pass. The Committee was even stacked to stop it, but it failed due to the solid Patriots on the Committee.  Some of these passed UNANIMOUSLY but they will do what they can to stop them including cheating and lying.  I am so disappointed on Chairman Ward and those who continue to throw our Conservatives under the bus while we support our own SWAMP.  Some of these passed UNANIMOUSLY but she decided to do whatever she had to do to stop them.  In fact Kelli was texting to committee members during the committee vote. I am so disappointed in Chairman Ward and those who continue to throw our Conservatives under the bus while we pander to our own SWAMP.”  

Pearce said Ward sent emails to him and texted members to:

· “ not to vote on the Resolution to stop Red Flag Laws (a gun confiscation scheme)

· “ not to vote on condemning ABOR for breaking the law and their continued effort to violate both Federal and Arizona law (Prop. 300 passed by 73% of Arizonans made it clear NO tax dollars directly or indirectly to DACA or anyone in the Arizona illegally)

· “ not to vote on the Resolution to end DACA, which we all know is a violation of law and an illegal executive order by Obama

· “ not to vote to support God’s Plan of Two Genders (changed to two Sexes) as it was controversial. 

· “ not to vote on enforcing English as the Official Language that the is in our Constitution

When that failed Kelli decided to illegally change the rules. “  -ft


Origin of Kelli Ward’s Progressive Tax Plan

In 2016, Ward signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge in her primary challenge to Senator John McCain, making a written commitment to Arizonans that she would oppose all tax increases. She lost that election but was elected as Party Chairwoman two years later in 2018. Her supporters have long claimed she would remove the RINO-establishment influences from the party. 

“Kelli Ward promised the people of Arizona in writing that she would oppose any and all tax increases. She just called for a sales tax hike that would damage every citizen of Arizona,”

– Grover Norquist, President of Americans for Tax Reform.

Ward suddenly announced her support behind Senate Concurrent Resolution 1001 and House Concurrent Resolution 2024. If approved by the legislature, would raise $1.1 billion  dollars to education through a new sales tax. A move which has shocked her closest supporters into open rebellion.

The AZGOP is bankrupt. The Jonathan Lines and McCain donors have withheld their funds and are acting independently since she took office. Ward has had great deal of difficulty in finding replacements for the upcoming elections. Rumors have been circulating that she was convinced to support this bill to gain favor with the remnants of the RINO establishment. Rodney Glassman is a former Democrat who ran against John McCain in 2010 for the Senate. After it was discovered that Glassman forged ballot signatures, plagiarized his Ph.D. dissertation, and ruined his reputation in the Democratic Party, he switched to the GOP and was embraced by Jeff Flake cronies like Bill Montgomery. Glassman, who is a trust-fund millionaire, pushed for a double digit tax increase for the last two years. 

According to State Senator Vince Leach of District 11, Glassman organized a fundraiser with Ben Carson, Leo Beus, and Paul Gilbert in exchange for Ward’s support of the tax increase. 

(Update 5/21: According to FEC Reports, Glassman donated $2,000 YTD to the AZGOP, most recently on April 18th just a week before the Ben Carson Fundraiser)  

During the 2016 Corporation Commission race, Glassman raised twice the amount of any other candidate totaling $767k. $200k of which was donated by himself. Glassman is reported to have used Union and Planned Parenthood money from his 2010 campaign, money that was suppose to have been returned.  

Glassman is associated with several organizations like Lucha AZ, an open borders advocacy group. As well as a family PAC called the Arizona Stronger Universities (ASU) that was seed funded by his wife with $26k. She is still a registered Democrat. It’s not a stretch of the imagination that the PAC takes money from unions and then applies it to his campaign.

Why would Ward do this? All sorts of ridiculous explanations have been thrown around. “To expose the left’s agenda, and put people on record for supporting a tax increase while giving into the demands of the education unions.” As some form of 4th Dimensional Chess. The Ward sycophants need to wake up and start holding her accountable. This isn’t gaining any favors with the left, Joe Thomas, the head of the Arizona Education Association teacher’ union, called Ward’s tax increase “Too little. Too late.” No amount of money will make up for the base abandoning her leadership. You are not going to gain supporters by trying to outspend Democrats either. 

Ward has a terrible record when it comes to criticism by unfriending and blocking Republicans on social media.  Perhaps its time for Republicans to rebuke her and start looking for a replacement.

Former state legislator Frank Antenori provided an impassioned history lesson about Arizona politics

Response to Gilbert Sun

In response to an opinion piece to the Gilbert Sun –

I’m a 29-year-old ASU student majoring in healthcare compliance and father of two boys. I’m the Vice President of College Republicans United at ASU and also am pursuing to become a Precinct Committeeman for LD12.

First off, so-called “man-made climate change” is nothing more than an attempt at population control engineered by the UN. Since when does the UN dictate American policy? It’s high time the UN lose the United States as a participant for the sake of maintaining national sovereignty here at home and more hardworking American families keep their hard-earned tax dollars. Please don’t insult our intelligence and say global warming is caused by humans giving off more carbon dioxide, that is junk science.

A Green New Deal will only increase the federal government’s control over our state’s resources and would require a tremendous increase in tax dollar spending. Contrary to Al Gore in 2006 in his An Inconvenient Truth, the polar ice caps still remain and the polar bear population has increased, rather than decreased according to the Global Warming Policy Foundation from 22,500 to about 30,000 in the span of 12 years. Now THAT is an inconvenient truth!

Contrary to the progressive narrative that the sky is falling and we’re running out of fossil fuel resources, the opposite is the truth. According to the Institute for Energy Research, both Alaska and Texas continue to discover new resources amounting to over 2.5 billion barrels of oil and 75 TRILLION cubic feet of natural gas beginning in 2016. What do these increases in domestic oil and natural gas reserves mean for us? According to a 2017 article in Bloomberg, “By 2025, the growth in American oil production will equal that achieved by Saudi Arabia at the height of its expansion, and increases in natural gas will surpass those of the former Soviet Union, the International Energy Agency predicted. The boom will turn the U.S., still among the biggest oil importers, into a net exporter of fossil fuels.” In other words, fossil fuels in America will not be completely depleted for many, many years to come, arguably well beyond our lifetime.

What investment would you, the Gilbert taxpayer, wish to see fulfilled: an updated  US-Mexico border wall protecting you and your families for roughly $5 billion, or hundreds of trillions of dollars to implement Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal? Let’s face the real facts, the majority of American citizens continue to NOT want to be taxed to death to produce the futuristic “green utopia” of the Democratic-Socialist Party!

-Matthew Northway , Vice President of College Republicans United

AZGOP Chairman Election Day

Matthew Northway arrived at the Church of the Nations around 7:20 AM and walked with Mark Grigoriev from the parking lot to the front of the church grounds. They stood with their protest signs and yellow vests on at that location for about half an hour until approached by a gentleman wearing a pro-Lines sticker. This gentleman read our signs and asked who we were with. Mark responded, “Republicans United” while Matthew was beginning to say “College….” The gentleman (Douglas Yelin) finished his sentence and told us we weren’t allowed to protest on church grounds. Mark asked him where we could go, and Mr. Yelin mentioned “around the back by the dumpsters.” 

Mark and Matthew then left the location and walked towards the rear of the building. They stopped where other anti-Lines protesters were located and spoke with a pro-Ward supporter. Mark and Matt told her what happened, and she went inside to ask for clarification. She returned to us with another unknown individual verifying that we couldn’t protest on church grounds.

Mark and Matt moved away towards the opposite side of the church, then was approached by Jonathan Lines himself who said, “You can’t be here, see the Sergeant-at-arms. This is a private event.” Barbara Medal was walking behind Jonathan Lines and saw him telling us to move and was asking him questions as he was walking into the building. Mark and Matthew then moved off church property after speaking with Alice Lara (Chips ‘n Salsa). As we were walking away from the church, Matthew caught a verbal confrontation between Lyle Tuttle and an SC named Alberto Gutier III where Lyle asked why we couldn’t protest on the grounds. Alberto got frustrated saying, “I’m resigning from the Party! This is why I’m resigning!” After this exchange, Mark and Matthew protested on the sidewalk opposite the church building until Rick Thomas arrived.

Rick went back onto the property and spoke with several pro-Lines teens carrying signs asking who organized them, their opinions on Jeff Flake, Romney and other RINOs. None of them were confident to talk about why they were there or anything else beyond the pro-lines rhetoric they were told to say. Rick then spoke with another group of Anti-Lines protesters and informed them what took place with Matthew and Mark. This individual encouraged CRU to return back to the property and group up to prevent harassment from Jonathan Line’s henchmen. 

Rick was then approached by what appeared to be one of the organizers for the teens. The individual then berated Rick on his anti-lines views, made insults on Rick’s “Faggy” Air Force Boots, Jacket, and choice of clothing. When asked why he hated the AirForce he replied that he use to be an Army Ranger so it was ok. The man was visually unhinged, but what made the situation worse was the Teens who accompanied him who started to echo his insults. The man eventually scurried away. Our side was later reinforced by Joshua Bernard and Kevin Decuyper. The rest of the day went on without further incidents.

After Kelli Ward won the vote. Jonathan Lines walked past our group, full of hatred and vile, saying “It takes alot of balls to yell at me from a distance” Rick quickly shot back, “Have fun in court with Maria Syms.” The sad little man got into his car with his family and drove away.

CRU Protest against AZGOP Chairman Jonathan Lines

College Republicans United will be conducting a protest against AZGOP Chairman Jonathan Lines January 26th. 

For the past few days on the RepublicanBriefs, Frosty Taylor has been advertising our call for the removal of Lines and other RINO collaborators from the party. As a result of this, our inbox has been flooded with messages from various supporters.

Here is a brief sample of the messages we have received.

Congratulations on your efforts to unseat the hugely unpopular and ineffective incumbent Az GOP chairman Jonathan Lines.  

     As you may already know, I sat for (5) consecutive years on the Maricopa County Executive Guidance Committee, both as Member-At-Large and Second Vice Chairman.  During my tenure there, I was made acutely aware of the manipulations exhibited by the Az GOP and the establishment Republicans (Globalists) who routinely usurped the power of the PC’s through the monumental abuse of proxies, which are tantamount to ballot harvesting.  This practice, in reality, disenfranchises the hardworking PC’s who actually put boots on the ground and perform the function of PC’s by going to the various meetings and performing their duties.  The proxy abuse is designed to give voice to those PC individuals who will never be seen in their precincts or at meetings and are recruited by establishment power cadres in the various LD’s to manipulate elections—both in their respective LD’s and at the Az GOP level.  

     There have been many instances within the past decade to remedy this situation by limiting the number of proxies that can be carried by a fellow PC, but these efforts have been thwarted by the entrenched establishment power structure in order to keep them in power at ALL costs—legal or otherwise.

     Your efforts to bring this to the light of day is a welcome and noble task, and I wish you every success in this effort.  The issues at stake go to the very soul of our Republic and our party.  My own suggestion for a theme for this effort is:  TAKE BACK CONTROL

     May the intention of the Founding Fathers be ever your creed, who pledged their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor in creating the greatest nation on Earth.  
Let’s roll!

Standing for Liberty,

Ray Sweeney
U. S. Marine Corps, retired
Founder/Chairman, V.A.L.O.R. (Veterans Against Losing Our Republic)

Here’s another exchange between CRU Vice President Matthew Northway and CRU President Joshua Bernard with another contributor. 

In reading the briefs yesterday and today it states that you are picketing against Lines re-election as State GOP Chair. Who of the remaining 3 candidates do you support???

  • – Anonymous

Good afternoon ma’am,

  Thank you for your response, please allow me some depth to explain our reasoning. Regarding the election this Saturday, CRU and RU is not advocating for a particular candidate to replace Mr. Lines. The purpose of our protest is to call attention to the performance given by Chairman Lines especially with the aftermath of the ’18 midterm elections in this state. The Chairman of the Arizona Republican Party should do everything in his/her power to ensure adequate support and reinforcement is given to ALL Republican candidates running for statewide office, not just the Senate and Governor positions. An example is needed, Maria Syms of LD 28 was running for reelection to a second term in the Arizona House, but was blindsided by the State Party under Lines who reached out to voters requesting they vote for Kathy Petsas. This underhanded tactic, perpetrated under the direction of Chairman Lines, split the vote and cost Syms her seat which is now occupied by Democrat Kelli Butler.

  The reasoning for why Chairman Lines’ actions cost the Republican Party a state legislative seat is unclear, Maria Syms had a great CONSERVATIVE record while a member of the AZ House. The above example is a clear illustration for why Chairman Lines needs to be replaced as State Party Chair, President Trump needs conservative officials he and his supporters can reliably count on who will do everything in their power to ensure the MAGA agenda comes to fruition. If Chairman Lines is reelected, it’s a very safe bet Arizona will go from purple to blue in 2020 and thus MAGA will be absent from Arizona. Josh Bernard, President of CRU gives a good answer towards who to vote for: 
“We need to look and invest in true conservative candidates that believe in the new direction the party is moving to, not candidates that want to promote old policy from years past. Fresh new blood and leadership is needed for the next decade onwards.”
I apologize for the long-windedness of this message, but everyone deserves the truth for why Jonathan Lines is no longer qualified to his position. Have a great rest of your week!
Very Respectfully,
Matthew J. Northway
College Republicans United (CRU) Vice President
I appreciate your response.
I was a PC in Arizona, but am no longer.  I am a former 8 year, 2 term County Commissioner in Lane County, Oregon.  The only Republican and the only woman on a 5 member board.  Oregon definitively  has its  problems,  but at least we know how to groom and start working with candidates. Living here since 2012, I have been appalled at not only the lack of leadership, but the lack of quality of candidates.  
You continue to recycle the same old hacks time and time again. Primary example is Debbie Lesko.  The thought of now having to work with her in DC is not going to happen.  I thought Trent Franks was bad, she is a disgrace.  We have that whole LD21 click with Rick & Lisa Gray.
I have done grassroots lobby work for AF&PA in DC since the mid 80’s  focusing on NW & W States.  Was never impressed with the Arizona delegation except for Jon Kyle.  I worked extensively with him in 1999/2000, when he chaired Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee. At that time we passed a major timber bill that hadn’t been done in 20 years.  However, Paul Gosar seems to be a possible bright light.
Needless to say,  I did not vote for Lesko in November. The Republican Party in Arizona has a tendency of eating their own.  If Ward is selected Saturday, I can guarantee you that Arizona will become bright purple or blue in 2020. You want to place a wager?  You also need some better qualified campaign consultants.  Even I can read the tea leaves better than they can.
In a pickleball event Saturday from 9 AM to Noon.  Not sure I even want to know the outcome of the voting.
– Anonymous


There’s massive issues within the AZ GOP. A lot of our fellow conservative contacts across the nation have said AZ is notorious for its GOP split. Rather it almost shows at the state level the bigger national divide within the party. As there seems to be almost a irreconcilable differences between these two wings of the party(Bush type conservatism vs Trump conservatism). Which is playing out perfectly within here in AZ. I think looking ahead to 2020 is when the real battle for change here in AZ can begin. During that time its gonna be a critical moment to build and invest in grassroots leaders and the youth. 
The Establishment has really been dropping the ball as of late.  Especially regarding building youth leaders. A lot of their preferred leaders tend to be always unpopular and out of touch with modern millennials and Gen Z. There just seems to be a massive disconnect with current party leadership policy towards them and how to engage them. As millennials and Gen Z are interconnected on social media, they are heavily active in social media platforms like Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, and YouTube. In which they tend to primarily be engaged in conservative young communities that are out of the establishment belt-loop. They have a very strong outreach online, but that’s where the party is failing to properly utilize this strength. Only President Trump and other conservative right leaning groups around the world especially in Europe have primarily have tapped into that power and engaged with it to build themselves up.
The AZ GOP and even the national GOP, with Trumps momentum would be better advised to go into rebuilding mode (like a sports team does) to better field a better team going forward. It’s better to invest in the blue-collar base President Trump brought in, as well as invest in better camping consultants. Build our conservative bench, and change the scouting tactics that go into investing into the Republican future. 
In my opinion, I don’t believe Chairman Lines holds any of realistic visions for the future. Based on his record as chairman for the past few years. As well as based on who he and the party left hanging during the 2018 midterms. The left was bound to strike back in 2018, but leaving some of your soldiers on the battlefield like Syms and other conservatives especially our women candidates was just plain wrong. Kelli Ward’s probably not the answer to counter Lines and the establishment, but investing in other potential candidates for the long game is the better answer and vision. One that can take on the likes of left wing swamp dwellers that are coming from California to Arizona. Liberals that are seasoned veterans and eager to take on Republican and Conservative leaders that do not have the energy to muster up a strong fight against them. As seen in our 2018 midterm results here in AZ. 
Joshua Bernard 
President – College Republicans United (CRU) 

CRU Response to Isaac Windes & State Press

State Press Article: link

Rick Thomas is in it for the laughs.Or at least that’s what he claims.”

Great, so we know right off the bat this article is going to be a hit job. With no context given, we’re given the insinuation CRU is a not a serious organization.

“…has displayed a flag with origins on the online forum 4chan that some describe as a racist hate symbol.”

Who? Biased sources? What does the actual community say it represents?

Whenever the press uses the phrase “… that some describe as…” it’s typically done in a passive aggressive way to cherry pick inflammatory remarks without taking responsibility for it. Nowhere in this article does Isaac Windes mention that Rick Thomas preferred not to include the flag in the tabling event at ASU. Rick specifically mentioned during the interview that “it was a cringy thing to include for political purposes on campus.” A fellow member however wanted to use it while he tabled, and was approved, because Rick didn’t want to violate his individual freedom of speech.

According to ‘Know Your Meme’, the flag represents a tongue-in-cheek ethnic origin of “shitposters” known as “Kekistanis” who worship the ancient Egyptian diety Kek. In late January 2017, Kekistan began widely circulating on Twitter following its promotion by YouTuber Sargon of Akkad.

“Thomas’ social media includes a slew of tweets featuring alt-right rhetoric and discriminatory language, including posts calling out what he said is a “White Genocide,” a term often used by white nationalists who advocate for a white ethnostate.”

The loaded terminology by the State Press is done to shape public opinion for you. The term ‘White Genocide’ is a critique on modern society which has a double standard against white males.

As an example: If this Georgetown Professor had made the same inflammatory tweet, but replaced the word ‘white’ to ‘black’ or another racial minority, would this professor lose her job? Absolutely! There is clearly a double standard in how we treat groups of people by the color of their skin. Why is it ok for society to be openly hostile to one group and not the other? Is this a political or societal agenda to disenfranchise white males who are known to typically vote conservative?

“White people are genetically inferior and inherently evil and guilty because of their DNA.”

To not recognize this new norm, is a grotesque sign of bias from the State Press.

“I fully support a eugenics policy that utilizes infanticide on pregnancies deemed likely to produce disabled children.” in response to

This statement is pretty consistent with planned parenting founder and Democratic hero Margaret Sanger “that some describe as” openly racist against African Americans. Secondly this was a tweet, made by Rick, in response to another person from 2017. This tweet was made to mock another user’s opinions on their abortion views. Comparing it to a form of infanticide.  Since the original tweet was deleted, it’s extremely irresponsible of the State Press to post this without the proper context.

The rest of the article attempts to further slander Rick and CRU by guilt of association. Yes, racists have been photographed with a Kekistani and Nazi flag… somewhere. Coincidentally the US flag is also in the image, should we also ban American flags from Arizona State University as well? Perhaps the SJWs in the State Press would approve of this.

CRU contains a diverse student population. We have Muslims, Atheists, Jews, and Christians in our ranks. We have White, Black, Native American, Arab, and Indian members. Joshua Bernard, Vice President of College Republicans United was interviewed by Isaac Windes. Strangely enough, he is barely mentioned in the article. Perhaps it’s because Josh is mixed race and does not fit the narrative that CRU is a secret alt right club for white nationalists.

Now that Isaac Windes has built up hype and outrage against CRU, there will probably be a call for action to notify the Dean of Students, review the code of conduct, take funding away, anything to potentially disenfranchise a successful conservative club at ASU.

Emergency Protest Against Jeff Flake

Brett Michael Kavanaugh is an attorney and jurist who serves as a United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. On July 9th Kavanaugh was nominated by President Trump to replace retiring Associate Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy. Immediately Democrats dubbed Kavanaugh as an extremist who would likely vote to overturn Roe v Wade, Gay Marriage, and other Progressive causes.  Liberals across the country have called on Democrats to delay the process for as long as possible, betting Democrats would retake Congress after the midterms and would have the votes to block Kavanaugh’s confirmation. 

On September 16, 2018, Christine Blasey Ford, a professor at Palo Alto University, said Kavanaugh had sexually assaulted her when she was 15 and he was 17.

Jeff Flake is one of four Republicans who are on the fence to confirm.  Earlier in the week he indicated he can only support Kavanaugh after an FBI investigation. Critics say the FBI will not provide any more information that hasn’t already been discovered by the Senate hearing, that this only serves to further delay the process. Current committee chairman Chuck Grassley invoked Joe Biden by quoting:

‘The next person who refers to an FBI report as being worth anything obviously doesn’t understand anything. The FBI explicitly does not — does not, in this or any other case, reach a conclusion. Period’
– Senator Joe Biden on the Anita Hill hearing 1991.

(Anita Hill accused Clarence Thomas of sexual assault)

On September 28th on Friday, CRU member Jonathan Rigney proposed an emergency protest at Senator Flake’s office to urge Flake to confirm without delay. The protest was held Saturday morning at Jeff Flake’s Phoenix office. At the gathering, participants signed their names on a petition written by CRU President Rick Thomas. A pdf scan of the document and signatures was emailed directly to Flake’s official account at

CRU Response to ASU State Press

Recently an article was published by the State Press discussing the breakup of the College Republicans.   This will serve as our official response to the State Press article.


We previously wrote an extensive post about our history with the College Republicans. If you want the full version check here. When Judah Waxelbaum joined the CRs in the fall of 2017, the club had just gone through a major election and was under new leadership.  The newly elected Secretary left to Washington  and there was a vacancy in the executive board.

Judah was to be anointed with fan fare designed by the leadership. The President however failed to follow the bylaws of the CRs, either through incompetence or corruption, and a candidate ran against Judah with overwhelming support.  When Jennifer realized she didn’t have the votes to secure Judah’s win, she cancelled the election and began a long process fighting against members who would later go on to start College Republicans United.

Judah was quickly made aware of the violations to the bylaws. He was a Freshman, literally his first meeting of the year, he was not qualified to vote or allowed to run. Any sensible person would take a step back, but Judah insisted he was entitled to it. Maybe he grew up with a silver-spoon, maybe he was propped up throughout his time with the Teenage Republicans in High School and believed college would be similar, it’s not clear. Over the next few months Judah definitely grew to resent the founders of College Republicans United and made it his mission to sabotage our club which has gone on to eclipse the CRs.

Judah Waxelbaum

“But if they’re attacking other republicans, it’s just going to hurt republicans as a whole.” – Judah

  • Judah at the Paradise Valley Women’s Club told one of our members in attendance, not knowing he was a member of ours, that College Republicans United was an alt-right organization. – Mark Grigoriev


  • Judah upon learning that College Republicans United was invited to speak on Chips N Salsa Radio, wrote to the host Alice, asking to drop CRU because we are racist, misogynistic, etc. – Alice Lara


  • During Passport at ASU, we had multiple students asking if we were alt-right after speaking with Judah. – Kevin Decuyper & Josh Bernard


  • Eric Sloan, candidate for Corporate Commission informed our group that Jen and Judah reached out to him urging not to attend any further meetings because we “we’re not a conservative club”. – Eric Sloan

Fortunately, Kimberly Yee was the only speaker to back out from meeting with our club after speaking with Jennifer and Judah. Since our founding, our club has tried to avoid any and all associations with the CRs. We believe the CRs are a failed group by backing elements within the GOP that are hostile to the Trump agenda. Which leads us to our next point. 

Paul Carrese – SCETL

It’s interesting that Paul Carrese (Director of the School of Civic of Economic Thought and Leadership), speaks about republican division and polarization, yet his programs has supported people such as Bill Kristol and George Will. Who are very open about their Never-Trump views, and have demanded a challenger to combat President Trump’s influence within the GOP.

Mr Carrese points out that this climate has made it difficult for never Trumpers such as Senator Jeff Flake (who is also hostile to Trump) to gain ground in this turbulent Era. Yet, Mr Carrese and Judah Waxelbaum have the gall to criticize CRU for not supporting their brand of what constitutes a “Republican”. It further proves CRU’s point, that the CRs are hypocrites who seem to be disregarding their own advice.

After all, it’s interesting to see the director of the SCETL chastise CRU for not supporting and following so called “Traditional Conservatives”  who by and large tend to fall into the Neocon camp of so called conservative thought.


Bill Kristol
war on Trump

Washington Times


war on the right

Washington Post

In conclusion

Judah talks about division within the Republican party, but his new supposed “Club adviser”, backs him in his hit piece article in the State Press. Both have a history of backing division and strife within the GOP. CRs association with the SCETL should raise warning flags about their dedication to the GOP, and their ‘supposed’ support for President Trump. After all it seems his own backers have made clear where their stances lie at, which doesn’t seem to align with proven support for the President or even the GOP.  

The 2018 midterms will be one of the most critical elections in for the GOP, and its results will be felt for the foreseeable future. As it will be a defining moment not only for the MAGA agenda, but for the GOP’s future as well. A agenda which was essential to bringing in new voters in the Rust Belt region, as well as disenfranchised members of the democratic party, and libertarian party, as well as people who were looking for real shake up of the status quo

The State Press wants to portray a party in disarray with crazy Trump supporters on one side, and temperate sane folks on the other. To affirm this take, they quoted Carrese who contrasted the wild eye crazies who think short term with those who understand compromise.