FROM MARK STANTON,
DEBATE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
13 January 2012
Thank you for your patience regarding event details on the Arizona Republican
Party/CNN Arizona Presidential Debate. The event will take place at the Mesa
Performing Arts Center at One East Main Street in Mesa on Wednesday, February
22, 2012. The event is ready for an official launch as key dates, times and
locations have been set. We are very excited about the opportunities awaiting
Arizona and our Party!
Here is an outline of what you can expect and how to get
The Debate and related events will be held at the Mesa Performing Arts Center
on Wednesday, February 22, 2012. There will be three events occurring
simultaneously: the CNN Debate, the VIP Viewing Party and Reception, and the
Republican Victory Rally/Taste of Arizona.
1. The CNN PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE will occur from 6:00–8:00pm in the Mesa Arts Center. There are no "tickets"
being sold to the debate; however, seats are available through Arizona
Republican Party sponsorship and event packages. Listed below are two
opportunities to attend the CNN Debate.
* Trunk 'n Tusk offers opportunities to enjoy the debate and many
other activities. Details are available at http://preview.goldbar.net/l/euzwd0pjo7khr9zll6qb/e516d
* On January 12, 2012, there will be an exclusive offer just for Precinct
Committeemen. The first 200 Precinct Committeemen to purchase an
upgrade to the Republican Victory Rally and Taste of Arizona at
the Mesa Performing Arts Center will receive a seat to the debate. This event
upgrade is $200.00 per person until the close of business Thursday, January
19th. After January 19th, this event package will cost $250.00. Names and
birthdates of those purchasing an event package with a debate ticket will be
sent to CNN for a background check. Ticket must be in the name of the Precinct
Committeeman plus his/her guests who must be registered Republicans. Guests must
also submit names and birthdates. To purchase, log on to http://preview.goldbar.net/l/euzwd0pjo7khr9zll6qb/e516d.
2. The VIP VIEWING PARTY AND
RECEPTION will take place from 5:30–10:00pm on February 22, 2012.
There is a 5:30 pm check–in. This very special event offers guests simulcast
debate viewing and social time with honored guests, elected officials and
candidates. Tickets to the VIP Viewing Party and Reception are $500.00 per
person. To purchase, please visit http://preview.goldbar.net/l/euzwd0pjo7khr9zll6qb/e516d Special guests at the VIP Reception include Governor Brewer, Newt Gingrich,
Frank Luntz, RNC National Chairman Reince Priebus and more.
3. The REPUBLICAN VICTORY RALLY/TASTE OF ARIZONA will be held in the
Mesa Performing Arts Center Contemporary Museum from 4:00–10:00pm on February
22, 2012. Tickets are on sale now for $39.00 through http://preview.goldbar.net/l/euzwd0pjo7khr9zll6qb/e516d.
This event will bring Republicans together for an evening of food, fun, straw
polling, simulcast debate viewing, vendors, local candidates and special guest
appearances! The Arizona Restaurant Association is bringing local restaurants to
the event for tasting opportunities.
Due to space
limitations, tickets are limited to each of the above
three events so
purchase your tickets now.
* VENDORS: Spaces are available for Candidates and Vendors to
participate at the REPUBLICAN VICTORY RALLY/TASTE OF ARIZONA event. There will
be a marketplace along the walkway at the event for vendors to sell Republican
related items. Spaces will be assigned first come–first served. Prices for space
is as follows: $300 all state and local candidates and $100 for
retailers/vendors. Forms available at the AZGOP office.
* VOLUNTEERS: For those interested in volunteering, please return a
volunteer application to the AZGOP office no later than January 28, 2012.
Applications are online at the AZGOP website.
Questions? Please contact a member of the Event Team:
Lori Urban –
Trunk 'n Tusk/VIP Reception
Teresa Wright – Volunteer Coordination/Taste of Arizona/Victory Rally
Kris Morrissey – Taste of Arizona/Victory Rally
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the AZGOP has a new communications system. If you haven't already, please sign
up to receive updates by subscribing to our database through the site at http://preview.goldbar.net/l/euzwd0pjo7khr9zll6qb/e516d.