Meet Wendy

I am a proud Republican running for Congress because I made a promise. I made a promise to my father that I would change this country back to what it once was – a land of values and integrity. I am not a politician or career bureaucrat. I am a wife, mother, retired Air Force lieutenant colonel and a start-up small business owner. And I’ll make this promise to the people of Arizona – I will fight to repeal Obamacare, replacing it with free market solutions; I will cut spending and debt; I will get government out of the way of small businesses; and I will pass a balanced budget amendment

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John Bolton Endorses Two Promising Arizona GOP Primary Winners & Rep. Trent Franks

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WASHINGTON, Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – Ambassador John Bolton endorses Rep. Trent Franks, the incumbent Congressman from Arizona’s 8th District, Andy Tobin (AZ-1), and retired Lt. Colonel Wendy Rogers (AZ-9). A maximum donation of $5,000 from John Bolton PAC is made to each candidate. Bolton previously endorsed and made a $10,000 PAC contribution to the campaign of retired Air Force Colonel Martha McSally (AZ-2).

Bolton on Rogers: “Wendy is an accomplished individual who served her country as one of the first 100 women pilots in the U.S. Air Force. A 5th generation officer, Wendy’s impressive background is complemented by her experience as a job creator in the private sector, and commitment to fighting reckless government spending. Her pro-growth outlook, and strong belief that America has yet to live up to its greatest potential makes Wendy an ideal candidate for shaping the course of America’s future.”

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U.S. House leader: Arizona best chance for GOP wins

PHOENIX — Republicans have the best chance of picking up House seats in Arizona than anywhere in the nation, a top congressional leader said Wednesday.

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy said following a Phoenix fundraiser that the Republicans running for Congress in Arizona’s 1st, 2nd and 9th districts could knock off Democratic incumbents and help beef up the GOP House majority.

McCarthy headlined a $500-a-plate fundraiser for GOP candidates Andy Tobin, Martha McSally and Wendy Rogers at a Biltmore eatery. After the closed-press event, he said in an interview with The Associated Press that Arizona voters have clear choices between the GOP candidates and incumbents Ann Kirkpatrick, Ron Barber and Kyrsten Sinema.

“I don’t see the three Democrat incumbents fighting to change the direction from the Obama administration, and I think that’s why those in Arizona will vote differently,” McCarthy said.

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Senator Jon Kyl endorses Wendy Rogers for US Congress – Rogers’ momentum continues to build

Tempe, AZ – Former U.S. Senator Jon Kyl announced his staunch support for retired Air Force Lt Col Wendy Rogers in her run to replace Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema in Arizona’s 9th Congressional District.

“Wendy Rogers is my clear choice to represent Arizona’s 9th congressional District. I am pleased to endorse Lt Col Rogers who I’ve known personally for several years. She was one of the Air Force’s first 100 women pilots and is a strong voice for freedom. Arizona has this unique midterm opportunity to elect a military leader and a business owner who still knows what it means to meet payroll.” said Senator Kyl. “After serving her country for 20 years, Wendy Rogers has been creating jobs right here at home in her own congressional district. I stand with Wendy Rogers and urge Arizonans to do everything possible to help Wendy capture this winnable seat,” he continued.

“I am honored to receive the endorsement of Senator Kyl. I had the privilege to work with him for many years on his service academy nomination committee. Senator Kyl’s endorsement is deeply meaningful to me. I will make him proud.”

Wendy Rogers is a 5th-generation military officer who rose to the rank of Lt. Colonel. She was also one of the first 100 female pilots in the Air Force. Wendy Rogers is a noted community leader and small business owner, running her family-business property inspection company since 1997. Wendy and her husband are both retired Air Force officers, and have been married for 36 years. They have two children and two grandchildren.


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Rogers Calls on Sinema to Keep Her Promise

Asks Her To Return Salary For Not Doing Her Job

In a desperate attempt to whitewash her Washington record, Krysten Sinema began airing an ad today that tried to gloss over her failings in Washington. In her ad, Sinema said Congress should not get paid if it doesn’t do its job . . . something that found immediate support from candidate Wendy Rogers.

“I agree, I look forward to Kyrsten Sinema returning her salary to taxpayers for the past two years,” said Wendy Rogers. “Given that she has not voted for a single budget or offered a solution of her own – it’s pretty clear she’s not doing her job. She should live up to her promise to return her pay.”

Sinema voted against the House Budget H. Con. Res. 96 on April 10th, 2014. She also voted against the Democratic Budget Alternative on the same day. A check of House sponsored bills also shows that she has never offered a budget of her own. Sinema also voted against a balanced budget that would have prevented Members of Congress from using taxpayer dollars to fly first class (Roll Call #88; 3/20/2013).

“The only budget matter she seems to have an opinion on is keeping her First-Class-only ticket on flights to Washington,” said Rogers. “I’m interested in getting our budget back in balance and returning our country to a solid footing. As a small business owner, I understand how to make budgets balance.”

Sinema’s ad also tried to gloss over the fact that she has supported Nancy Pelosi on 82% of recorded votes since going to Washington. (Washington Post, U.S. Congress Votes Database)

“Its time for real leadership that will put Arizona first,” said Rogers. “Pelosi and Obama have enough cheerleaders; we need someone who will work to solve problems.”


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Wendy Rogers Reacts to Statement by Senator Russell Pearce

“As a mother and a grandmother, I say Senator Pearce has inflicted a deep wound on moms and kids. As Republicans, we celebrate family, embrace mothers and most of all, love our precious children.”

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Wendy Rogers Attacks Sinema for Weak Record on Defense as ISIS Threat Dominates National Conversation

“This requires a strong response.”

(PHOENIX, AZ) – Wendy Rogers has issued the following statement on the ISIS threat:

“ISIS is a major threat to our national security, and as a retired Lieutenant Colonel, I can tell you this requires a strong response. Reports indicate that ISIS might attempt to infiltrate our borders, and we need a representative in Congress who will make the right decisions on national defense,” said Wendy Rogers.

“Kyrsten Sinema has the wrong priorities. When asked for her position on ISIS, she responded with the typical D.C. answer – that she requested a briefing and would wait to make a decision before hearing all the facts, which is code for ‘I’m going to wait to see what party leadership says.’ National security requires a strong resolve to defend the safety of our nation, and that is something that Kyrsten Sinema does not have,” Rogers continued.

“Just after the horrific events of September 11, 2001, Sinema joined the Arizona Alliance for Peaceful Justice, a group which called military force ‘an inappropriate response to terrorism.’ She personally wrote that she and the group were ‘opposed to the use of violence and weapons in all situations’ and ‘believe in world disarmament.’ In 2006, she wrote to someone that she “[has] always and will always continue to oppose war in all its forms.’[1] Does this sound like the record of someone who will be strong on national defense? I don’t think so.”

“I believe that Senator McCain is right about the need for a strong response to ISIS, and I also agree that the Obama plan to deal with ISIS will not do enough to keep America safe. As he said, half measures are not enough to get the job done, and because of President Obama’s half measure-centric approach to foreign policy and national security our nation is at risk of attacks by ISIS and other aggressors. This requires a strong response. When Congress is asked to vote on authorizing the use of force against ISIS, Arizona deserves a Representative who will not just toe the party line. We cannot continue the Obama strategy of showing weakness to those who wish us harm.”


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ICYMI – AZ Republic Exposes Controversy in Sinema’s First Ad

Did you hear the news?

This morning, the Arizona Republic reported on the controversy surrounding Rep. Kyrsten Sinema’s television ad that focuses on a Veteran’s suicide:

A top VA official pushed back against the ad.

In a Sept. 4 email to Phoenix VA staffers, acting Director Glenn Costie disputed the ad’s characterization of VA care for Daniel Somers, though he did not explicitly name Kyrsten Sinema or Somers. The agency confirmed the email’s authenticity to The Republic.

“Phoenix staff, I want to pass on the rest of the story concerning the campaign ad being shown in our area regarding a Veteran who hurt himself,” Costie wrote. “I think it is important that we fill in some of the gaps of information from the ad.”

Costie said Daniel Somers was seeing a private healthcare provider at the time of his death and that records showed nothing unusual while he was under VA care.

“It appears the Veteran was getting his care in the private sector after May 2009 . . . He committed suicide on or about June 10, 2013,” Costie wrote. “Several reviews of the Veteran’s records have found that there were no unusual variations in care while the VA was the Veteran’s healthcare provider.”

Wendy Rogers, herself a 5th generation military officer and the Republican candidate in the 9th District, described Sinema’s TV ad as “vile.”

And this isn’t the first time Sinema has gotten into trouble talking about the military.

As further evidence that her Democratic opponent is insincere, Rogers pointed to Sinema’s apology in May for sending a fundraising e-mail that cited the VA crisis.

Sinema’s e-mail asked supporters to sign a petition calling for an investigation of the Phoenix VA, while soliciting contributions for her re-election campaign. Her campaign manager said the e-mail was a mistake by a campaign vendor and promised to make a donation to a veterans group.

Rogers called Sinema’s fundraising plea “absolutely disgusting.”

Sinema has drawn heat on military issues before. In her first run for Congress in 2012, opponents criticized Sinema’s past anti-war activism and comments about closing Luke Air Force Base.”

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Wendy Rogers responded: “No matter what she says, Sinema has never been a friend to the military or to veterans. More profoundly disturbing, Sinema is a self-serving, two-faced, arrogant fraud to think she can perpetrate her ‘affection-for-the-military’ ruse on voters. In reality, veterans know she has crossed the line and violated us. I find it sickening that Kyrsten Sinema would air such an ad. It is revolting that she would attempt to exploit a soldier’s suicide for her own political gain.”

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Wendy Rogers Reaches “Young Gun” Status, Top Tier for NRCC Recruitment Program

(PHOENIX) – Today, the National Republican Congressional Committee announced that Wendy Rogers has achieved “Young Gun” status in the NRCC’s recruitment program, which recognizes top-tier campaigns.

“I want to thank the NRCC for recognizing me as part of their Young Guns program. I believe that this district needs a strong leader who will stand up for Arizona, not stand behind the Obama administration and government bureaucrats as KyrstenSinema has done,” said Wendy Rogers.

She continued, “Kyrsten Sinema has failed Arizona. She said she would change the way things are done in Congress, but instead she has just given us more of the same. She voted against pay cuts for Members of Congress and banning their taxpayer-funded first class airfare. When the people of her district needed her most during the Phoenix VA scandal, she refused to lead. Instead, she stood by the bureaucracy, calling for hearings and studies instead of immediate action. Arizona doesn’t need a cheerleader for the Obama administration, we need a real leader. If elected, I will lead the way on policies to reduce the size of government, grow our economy, and protect our freedoms.”

Wendy Rogers is a 5th-generation U.S. military officer, having retired from the U.S. Air Force as a Lieutenant Colonel. She was one of the Air Force’s first 100 women pilots. She has made defending our veterans’ access to healthcare, education, and jobs one of her top campaign priorities. Wendy Rogers has been married to her husband, Hal, for 36 years. They have two children and two grandchildren.


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Wendy Rogers Advances to ‘Young Gun’

Arizona Congressional Candidate Advances in the Young Guns Program

WASHINGTON - The National Republican Congressional Committee announced today that Wendy Rogers has reached ‘Young Gun’ status, the top tier of the Committee’s recruitment program. She has reached the ‘Young Gun’ level by establishing a clear path to victory through her ability to build a formidable campaign structure and achieve important goals and benchmarks. Originally founded in the 2007-2008 election cycle by Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA), Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), the Young Guns program supports and mentors challenger and open-seat candidates in races across the country. Rogers is running in Arizona’s 9th Congressional District.

“Our job as a committee is to help elect Republicans to office that will serve as a check and balance on the Obama administration,” said NRCC Chairman Greg Walden. “Wendy has outlined conservative principles that will grow jobs, stop the harmful effects of ObamaCare, and get Washington’s spending under control. Wendy has met a series of rigorous goals that will put her in a position to win on Election Day.”

Wendy Rogers is a 5th generation military officer, spending 20 years in the Air Force and rising to the rank of Lt. Colonel. She was also one of the first 100 female pilots in the Air Force. She is a noted small business owner, running a property inspection company since 1997.

Wendy and her husband, Hal, have been married for 35 years. She has two children and two grandchildren.


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