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Author:  juditupp [ Thu Apr 03, 2014 3:35 pm ]
Post subject:  News from land of the purple.

I live in the most purple county in CO which is a purple state. I attended the Republican county assembly as a delegate. Very few candidates mentioned life issues. Everyone was jockeying for the position as the most pro-gun candidate in each race. My state senate district has a primary race and the candidate that is up front about his pro-life principles won a large majority of the delegate vote at the assembly. He also has gained endorsements from a large number of big name (in CO) Republicans. His opponent barely received enough votes to appear on the primary ballot this summer. He actively supported a civil union bill. I'm keeping my ears to the ground here and I will report back as often as I can. CO Republicans are very divided on the social issues so it is crucial that those of us on the side of life stay involved. Cory Gardner is running for Udall's Senate seat and he seems to be a solid pro life guy. We have a good pro life guy running for the 7th congressional district. Both are running against incumbents so it will be an uphill battle. The 7th is one of the most competitive congressional districts in the US 1/3 Dem, 1/3 Rep. and 1/3 ind. so that's one to watch. If we beat the Democratic incumbent that's a really positive sign for 2016.

Author:  christopher.wilkerson [ Thu Apr 03, 2014 7:19 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: News from land of the purple.

How did those recalls against the pro-gun control people turn out? Or are they still happening? What is the current make up of the legislature?

Author:  juditupp [ Thu Apr 03, 2014 11:44 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: News from land of the purple.

Every single recall went through. One person who was going to be recalled stepped down so she could be replaced by a Democrat. The democrats currently have all three, house, senate and governor. Both of our Senators are Democrats and 3/7 of our congressional reps. are Democrats. The state senate majority is now only by 1 thanks to the recalls. Lots of the Democrats outside of the Boulder and Denver metro area are pro-gun, rural and blue collar labor union type people.

Author:  juditupp [ Fri Apr 04, 2014 11:53 am ]
Post subject:  Re: News from land of the purple.

More interesting information that might give people an idea of what Republicans here are thinking. From the county party website.
Quote:
2014 Jefferson County Resolutions Adopted

Each Resolution was adopted by a 2/3 vote of the Assembly

Repeal Obamacare (aka the Affordable Care Act) entirely.
Follow the US Constitution and Bill of Rights to protect the individual.
Support and protect the 2nd Amendment’s right to keep and bear arms.
Oppose Common Core and centralized control of education.
Repeal all gun control legislation passed by the 2013 legislature.
Balance the federal budget.
Encourage a strong national defense and support our troops.
Require Colorado photo ID for voting.
Reduce spending and the national debt.
The Republican Party shall be Pro-Life, defend life from conception to natural death, and oppose government funding for abortion.
Secure all borders.
Support all forms of domestic energy development including fracking, building the Keystone Pipeline, and encouraging a free market energy policy.
Promote all school choices, encourage vouchers, and support charter schools.
Enforce all immigration laws.
Support traditional marriage between 1 Man and 1 Woman.
Repeal same-day voter registration and exclusive mail-in balloting.
Stimulate job growth and free market by reducing business regulations and promoting private sector jobs.
Support religious freedom and ‘Religious Freedom Acts’.
Assimilate immigrants by making English the official language.
Reduce the size of government and reduce government regulations.
Support legislation to enable Federal Term limits.
Oppose changes to the RNC rules such as “Rule 16” that attempted to give the national party control over state party rules.


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