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Will AZ Go Blue or Just More Purple in 2018?

AZ Democrats Plan to Win AZ US Senate & CD 8

The Democrats did much better than they ever imagined in the CD 8’s Special Election in April, and will now move forward with a plan to win the AZ US Senate Seat and CD 8 plus some AZ Statewide and LD Seats as well and have an Extra Special Plan to do so.

Here are some numbers from the Special CD 8 Election that show us just how close we came to losing CD 8 to the Democrats in April of 18.
CD 8 comprised of 9 LDs including 1, 4, 13, 15, 20, 21, 22, 29 and 30, and 142 Precincts with 455,066 Registered Voters with an average age of 43.
Mail in Ballots:

48.5% Cast by Republicans

27.7% Cast by Democrats

23.8% Cast by All Others = 51.5% Demonstrating Republicans needed others to win, and we also lost some Republican Votes to the Democrats and I was told this by some personally while gathering signatures for my LD 22 Senate Race and didn’t sign telling me I’m to Conservative for them.

Voter Turn Out:
40.19% General Election Turnout
25.62% Primary Election Turnout

CD 8 Special General Election Results

Republican D. Lesko 96,012 Votes = 52.4%
Democrat H. Tipirneni 87,331 Votes = 47.6% = 4.8 %,

so 96,012 – 87,331 = 8,681 by 2 = 4,341 votes flipped + 1 we lose, and they plan for a higher turnout due to their Extra Special Issue.

Much smaller margin than Normal so as all can see without the Votes of Non Republicans we would have Lost.

The GOP has a 17.5% Registered Voter Advantage and only won by 4.8%, so a shift of 2.4% and we lose in CD 8 to the Democrats and as we all know you don’t win the State without CD 8, which could very well lead to Our US Senate Seat also going to the Democrats plus other Statewide and Legislative Seats.

Let’s Examine Just Who We Are in CD 8?

LD 22 has more registered voters than 12 of the State’s 15 Counties.

LD 22 also has more Registered Republicans than all AZ Counties, with the exceptions of Maricopa and Pima.
Out of the 30 LDs in AZ: LD 22 is the Third Largest in Voter Population.

LD 22 has the Fourth Largest Republican Voter Total.

Here’s Some Good News for LD 22

LD 22 turned out 15,000 more votes for Lesko than the next closest LD, and if we hadn’t the end result would have been much different.

LD 22 Republicans won by 6,704 votes or a 9.8 point spread, however please keep in mind that LD 22 represents 40% of GOP in CD 8, so still short of projections.

LD 21 Republicans won by 228 votes or a .4 point spread and it represents 30% of the GOP in CD 8, weak performance.

LD 13 Republicans won by 892 or a 1 point spread and they represent 10% of the Republicans in CD 8 weak again.

LD 20 Lost by 948 votes or by a 6.6 point spread, they along with the remaining LDs 1, 4, 15, 29 and 30 represent the remaining 20% of CD 8 Republican Voters.

Here’s the BAD NEWS

6 of LD 22 Precincts went to the Democrats and Lesko’s 2018 Point spread was only 9.8 over the Democrats.

President Trump’s Point Spread in LD 22 over Lying Hillary was 28, so LD 22 Lost 18.2 between 2016 & 2018, and this is a dangerous sign when you factor in the Extra Special Issue the Democrats are going to have to Generate more Votes in the 2018 General, that more than likely will Drive Up Democrat Voter Turnout and even cause some of the Left Wing GOP to vote 4 them.

God Bless You All; Clair VAN Steenwyk

AZ GOP Career Politicians Can’t Be Trusted!

Clair Van Steenwyk’s Comments: I read the comments in the Briefs about 3 of the 4 Career Politicians I’m running against, and realize I’ve been the brunt of some comments about my abrasiveness as well, however not about being truthful and agree the records of Lesko, Lovas, Montenegro and Stump aren’t what they pretend, I believe a Primary brings out their Real Moral Character in how they run their campaigns and who’ve they’ve supported as well.

Lesko voted to strip the AZ Supt. of Public Instructions Authority at the direction of Ducey thru Sen. Biggs, twice with HB 2184, and then SB 1469, also Unconstitutional, Violating her Oath.

 Lesko  stooped to enlisting others to Lie on Robo Calls,  I received one from  former President of PORA in SCW stating Lesko is the only Candidate who fought EPCOR, Lesko knew it’s a Lie,  I corrected her at a Forum a week ago,  just how bad does Lesko a Career Politician want this job, she Lies to Voters to get it, Trump named his Opponents most enjoyed, so here’s one not quite as bad as Lying Ted, being polite “Misleading Lesko”.

Lovas knowingly left something out when Montenegro questioned him on the Fund Raising by his wife, Lovas explained she also raised funds for charitable causes which is true, however left out one very important legal client Sen. J. McCain, why wasn’t that included in the comments, FEC reports show substantial monies are paid to Lovas Co. for doing so, not something you want to go public with especially as a Trump supporter. So we’ll call it “Leave Out Lovas”.

Montenegro’s support 4 the National Popular Vote speaks volumes, regardless of his Excuses. So let’s name him ” Managed Montenegro”.

Stump’s record with the AZCC speaks for itself with his support of EPCOR problems he helped to bring to the residents in SC, SCW and Youngtown. So we’ll just call him ” Stumped”.

My Career Political opponents stating  they respect  Mr. Frank’s record, we must question his Votes to Raise the Debt Ceilings, CRs, CISPA, NDAA, which are causing trouble for President Trump and others, guess when you need votes he has held over a Decade don’t want to rock the boat, as voters have no idea how he really voted.

The other important issue is Frank’s Sexual Harassment & Retaliation, although my opponents and Franks supporters don’t accept that view, try that approach in GM, Ford, GE, ABC, Amazon, US Steel, McDonald’s, get the picture? I hope Franks has made peace by coming to grips with it.

Question to all with mothers, sister, wife, daughter etc. what would you do if her boss asked her to have sex to have a baby? Sex outside of your marriage no matter the reason is wrong and most believers would agree, except for those wanting to defend this, assuming they’d do the same if their sons, husbands etc. did this.

My Career Political Opponents stated at a Candidate Forum at Palm Ridge in SCW have the greatest respect for Franks in spite of his having to resign because of misconduct, and they’re all pandering to pick up former supporters, who’ve also apparently over looked Franks Soliciting Sex, call it what you will if that hadn’t happened he’d still be in DC, and we wouldn’t be running to Fill the Vacant Seat in CD 8.

Point in Fact, if you’ll Lie to get Elected who will you really serve if you are elected? Does anyone trust Candidates who’ll Lie to start with, believe they’ll be Truthful once in Office?

God Bless You All; Clair VAN Steenwyk

AZ Voters Winners / Losers!

Will AZ Citizens be the Winners in the 2018 Elections or Once Again experience Politics as Usual meaning Political Campaign Promises Made & Broken?

In the last few election cycles in AZ we’ve been made several Promises by those seeking our votes and then once in office they proceed as quickly as possible to Break Them.

I’d want to know if we’ll ever get Candidates who actually keep their Word to the Voters such as hasn’t been the case with Corp. Commission bar one, who all said they’d protect AZ from over reaching Pvt. Utility Companies and then given them the increases they’ve asked for and now we’re all waiting for the next shoe to drop with EPCOR seeking even more Consolidation of their Water Companies meaning they intend to Raise the Rates of those living in Sun City and Sun City West Communities if the New Consolidation they requested is approved by the Board and probably will be as has been the case so far.

I’ve also watched our legislators promise to End Common Core and then pass Legislation that entrenches it even more upon the children in the system whether Public or Charter Schools as any School that accepts Federal Funds is under the Regulations set forth by the Dept. of Ed, which by the way has no Constitutional Authority to even exist along with many others in the Federal Government.  AZ Citizens must pay closer attention after they Vote as most have no Idea just what some of these So Called Conservatives are really doing once Elected and thereby get a Free Pass just because they happen to belong to the GOP and therefore must be a Conservative, and there’s nothing further from the Truth than that Fantasy.

The GOP Elites like Brewer are lining up behind a Candidate to replace Sen. Flake and now we’re I believe expected to roll over and support him  Link to Video of  Jay Heiler : http://www.12news.com/mobile/video/news/politics/sunday-square-off/potential-ward-senate-foe-met-with-her-patron-bannon/75-2790967

I don’t believe most of those who are actually Activists will fall for this, but I do believe the General Uninformed and Misinformed Voters will follow like the GOP expects them to as has happened in  past elections.

I believe it’s up to every activist in AZ and elsewhere to expose the Records of those in office or running for office to the Voters however they can, so we can end the lunacy of believing what they say vs. how they perform.

I know most wouldn’t eat a bad restaurant more than once and would tell their friends not to as well. I believe this same responsibility extends even more so to those in office who we all know don’t tell the Truth when spouting their Conservatives with a Record that doesn’t back it up, so Expose them for the Liars they are and receive the Reward of Freedom for doing so.

God Bless You All; Clair VAN Steenwyk
Link to Show; http://tobtr.com/s/10383049

Van Speaking @ LD 14 Benson, AZ

Van will be speaking to the PCs and visitors from the Benson AZ area and also doing Q & A as the time has been graciously given to the campaign to present the Issues, Policy and both Personal & Political History of Van to this GOP Group.  We hope to see many of our supporters and friends from the 2012 run against the now infamous Sen. Flake who’s also up for re election in the 18 cycle and hope AZ will find a Qualified Constitutional Candidate to oppose him and return AZ to having Real Representation for its’ Citizens.
God Bless You All; Clair Van Steenwyk / AZS’ Grassroots US Senate Candidate

Supreme Court Ruling Not Held by Scriptures!


Supreme Courts Ruling = Modern Day Sodom & Gomorrah:

Our Founders told us it would take a Moral People to maintain a Republic, well what does this say for Americas’ Morality, and remember they depended on that standard being set in the Church, that for the most part has been silent for decades now and spreading a mostly social gospel. Many seem more concerned for their tax exemptions and size than the Gospel, Read all of 1st Corinthians 6, Ephesians 5 and cross reference them, also remember the statement made by Jesus to the woman caught in Adultery to go and sin no more, not genetics as those can’t be changed by US. Truly you can’t legislate Morality, however the same can be said for other sins stated in the Scriptures such as Liars, Murders, Fornicators, Thieves and so on, if you believe as a Christian what the Bible clearly states as sin not DNA or Genetics, but does say all are born Sinners and must Repent.

Apparently the Church must be the Fortress to carry this message and make a clear choice between Speaking and Teaching the tenets of Faith or remain Silent and thereby fit the description of Luke Warm which for the most part it seems to have become. I realize for some this may seem as though a mix of Church & State, however the facts are what some make legal none are able in the Eyes of God to make Moral and on that we’ll all be judged.  The legislative ruling of the Supreme Court not truly ruling on a Constitutional Right made it easier by those in Congress staying silent for fear of the political fall out any real statement or legislation made by them may cause.  

This is acceptable for those who aren’t believers or are in name only, however to declare what you believe as a result of being accepted into the Body of Christ for fear of losing a political position only leads me to believe they are led by fear and not Faith and that also helps me to understand why our Nation is in the condition its’ in.  I do believe we have separation of Church & State, meaning in effect no state sponsored church and thereby the system allows for this type of ruling, however as a Christian I’ll continue to follow the teachings of Christ which compel me to Love the Sinner and Hate the Sin, no matter what it may be and deal with it that way, we don’t live in a Perfect World as is apparent to all and I’m hoping that this ruling will now Awaken those still in the Faith to Begin to Move forward to once again lead others to Christ and thereby hopefully also lead Our Nation back to its’ Moral Compass.

Some have told me to remain silent on this issue, however just as when we worked on Skidrow, Hollywood Blvd. and other areas of outreach the message has always been the same, The Love of God isn’t only One of Forgiveness, but also once Forgiven leads to Freedom, this is what we’ve done for over 40 yrs. now and will continue to do in the future no matter the cost.

  • In Closing: Election Cycles are Critical Our Nation, whether we sink deep into a Socialistic Nation or Restore Ourselves to a True Republic form of Government. The choices are clear, we must never support anyone that votes against or compromises the US Constitution and Our Freedoms and believe that’s what most of us believe in and hope for, and the GOP Elite Power Brokers are Afraid of: ( Time to Drain All Political Swamps)… 

God Bless You All; Clair Van Steenwyk

Clair’s available to speak or meet with groups or private citizens upon request,
contact us on the site by using the contact button above,
call 623-322-9979 or email; crossroadswithvan@gmail.com


Van @ Arrowhead Republican Womens Group

Van will be attending the monthly meeting of this group and will also be given the opportunity to speak with those in attendance.  God Bless You All; Clair Van Steenwyk

Van @ Feb 22 – Western Conservative Conference at the Phx Convention Center

Van & Jean Van Steenwyk will be working the table for Diane Douglas at the Center, we need more signatures to assure her place on the ballot, I’m hoping you’ll drop by and say Hi and sign as well, hope to see you there. God Bless You All; Clair & Jean Van Steenwyk

Van @ LD 22 PC Meeting

Van will be attending LD 22 this evening both as a PC for the monthly meeting and as a Candidate for CD 8’s Seat in the US House, he’ll be addressing the issues and also asking for those who agree to volunteer to help with the campaign.

God Bless You All; Clair Van Steenwyk

Van @ Brairwood Country Club / Arrowhead GOP Womens Club

Van will be speaking with the Womens Group and explaining his Candidacy for CD 8, he’ll also be picking up signatures to qualify for the ballot and supporters as well.  God Bless You All; Clair Van Steenwyk 

Van @ LD 20 @ Washington Elementary

Van will be attending the monthly meeting of LD 20 to speak to the PC’s for both signatures and volunteers to help on the Campaign in LD 20 which is one of several LD’s in CD 8.  If you’re in the area stop by and watch you party at work.

 God Bless You All; Clair Van Steenwyk