Open Letter to: Matthew Kenney, AZ GOP Executive Director, from Gabby Saucedo Mercer, AZ GOP Secretary

An Open Letter 

From: Gabby Saucedo Mercer, Secretary of AZGOP

TO:  Matthew Kenney, Executive Director of AZGOP:

I am disappointed to find that you seriously misquoted me when speaking at the Executive Committee meeting about our conversation, which was on Friday, June 9th, not the Tuesday before the meeting. You stated at the exec meeting that I never mentioned wanting the records. I remember quite well what I said to you, and you got it completely wrong. I told you how frustrated I am, not having access to the records all the secretaries before me have always had. I informed you that a few groups of State Committeemen have come to me to ask if they can count on me to send out a Call Letter to the body, if they bring one to me. They are actually concerned that I will be unable to do my job! That Friday, I told you how I answered that question, which was “Absolutely! That’s my job!” I then asked you this question, “But how can I do my job, when I don’t even have the lists of the State Committeemen and pcs mailing addresses and emails?”


All you would say was “You’d have to speak to the counsel about that.” Speak to the counsel!!? What has he got to do with my tasks, according to the bylaws? But your only answer was “Speak to the counsel.” I must ask you if that reply was meant as a message to me that the AZGOP has no intention of allowing me to mail out an official call to a special meeting. That would go totally against what the bylaws require! And it would go against my own professional standards as well!

My reply to you was that I would not speak to any attorney. There is no reason for me to do so, on this subject, because the bylaws are clear in describing my duties, when the state committeemen bring a Call Letter to me. It is my duty to mail it to the membership. I am now seriously concerned about what will happen if a Call letter really is brought to me. Does the chairman intend to interfere with me doing my job of mailing an official call letter? I would like an answer to this question: is the AZGOP leadership going to refuse to give me the mailing addresses and postage, so I can fulfill my duty to mail the Call Letter, if I am asked to mail one? According to the bylaws, If the state committeemen deliver a Call Letter to the secretary, that letter becomes the official business of the party. If the AZGOP refuses to mail that letter, I believe that will be an intentional breach of the bylaws! 

Matthew, I must insist that you retract the misquoted statement you made at the Flagstaff executive meeting, regarding what I said to you on Friday June 9th.  I am personally tired of the way you and Lines and other establishment Republicans are calling for unity but keep attacking Republicans that dare to speak up or challenge the lack of transparency and the smoke and mirrors.  If you do not know what I am referring to, check The Sonoran Alliance. I am sick and tired of the cowards who write for such blog/publication using pseudo names. I can tell that those fake named writers have ties to the AZ GOP establishment because NOBODY knew about my meeting at AZ GOP on February 21st or what transpired at such meeting, so how did Sonoran Alliance know all the details they then wrote about it? Kory Longhofer asked me in front of three witnesses who came with me, to wait two days so he could talk to Lines and then be able to give me an answer regarding the handing over of the records to me. I guess that must have been just to delay it, because I have never heard back from Kory.


Another comment that you made to me in that same June 9th conversation is really bothering me. It was in answer to a comment of mine. It was right after I reminded you that Lines promised many conservatives that he would not hire you, but not long after, he turned around and did it, anyway! I wanted you to understand how much it concerned me that our chairman would say one thing and do another.

But, Matthew, you corrected me! You said that Lines had nothing to do with the decision to hire you as executive director. You said “It was not his decision. It was the donors” who insisted that Lines hire you. I have to tell you, Matthew, that I was amazed by that remark! I thought to myself, “Did I just get a glimpse of who really is running our AZGOP? Did Matthew just tell me that it’s the big-money donors who control what the AZGOP does, and who tell the chairman what to do?” 

Then I wondered, “Who are these donors who have so much power over the AZGOP?” Whoever they are, and I would like to find out, I do not believe they are on the side of the Republican Party, or the Republican voters of Arizona! Another question needs asking, “Is it possible these donors have an agenda all their own that we know nothing about and are using our party to execute it?” I am seriously concerned. Is this part of the reason why the AZGOP will not give me the permanent records, and why they did the same to our treasurer, for so long? How many more questions does this ask and answer? A lot, I bet.


Gabriela S. Mercer

Secretary, AZ GOP

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Replies to This Discussion

Thank you Gabby for standing up for TRUTH, Transparency, and Accountability in our AZGOP.

Thank YOU, Gabby, but those traitors to the party and the Republic need to go, fire them. Hold them accountable for violating their oath of office, Does anyone remember what this is or means?


Thank you Suzan, the grassroots need to work together to make this happen.  Appreciate your support!

You are welcome Jim!  Let's make Arizona GOP great again.  I am tired of the establishment, the lies, the smoke and mirrors, the lack of respect for those of us who do the leg work.

May the Fires of Liberty burn in our hearts forever!

If the donors are the same ones who flood McCain with money, then they definitely are not Conservatives.  Their hold on power over the state GOP seems relentless.  Our version of the national situation with the GOPe, Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell, only worse, it seems.

I hope to get some answers to my questions and expose the reality of the situation.

Mike, if you check the AZGOP FEC reports and you know who McCain's donors are, you will see that ALL large donations came from McCain's donors.  Only the RNC donates more and we suspect those funds have been misused.

Others have said that these big donors include car dealers from Tucson and big financial institutions in the state.  Doesn't surprise me that the RNC would be dumping money in to stop Conservatives; probably the NRSC does the same thing, I would think.  And I'd bet the Chamber of Commerce is in there, too.

Mike: the RNC gives all state GOP offices money to help with elections for FEDERAL candidates and that money goes into a federal account.  It can be moved to the state account at the discretion of the Chairman.  Jim Click is the donor you refer to and he is the head of the Auto Dealers Assoc.  He gives a lot.  You might be able to find that on if you don't want to slog through the FEC reports.  We did slog through them!

Jim Click car dealer is one of them, the only problem is that he plays both sides and his donations come with strings attached.  He is not well informed when it comes to conservative candidates and he is madly in "love" with most RINOs.

Oh, and let us not forget the recent allegations that Soros gives big money to McCain (and I wonder who else in the AZ GOPe).  Soros usually has expectations of how the recipients of his largesse will use his money, e.g., for anti-COS, anti-Conservatism, anti-Trump, pro-Progressivism, pro-NWO, etc.

Don't forget, Soros is pro-national popular vote and elimination of the electoral college. He's putting megabucks in AZ and it will be on the ballot and it will pass becauee voters are stupid and uninformed both



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