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Longmont Republicans find community at caucuses

The Colorado Statesman

In the heart of liberal Boulder County, grassroots Republican politics are alive and well.

On Tuesday night in Longmont, more than 200 voters funneled into the auditorium of Heritage Middle School to participate in the Colorado Republican caucuses.

Resolutions approved by Longmont Precinct 646

Resolution #1 Obamacare must be repealed.

Resolution #2 Boulder County Republicans support the Enumerated Powers Act (HR 450), which requires each Act of Congress to contain a concise and definite statement of the constitutional authority relied upon for the enactment of each portion of that Act.

Caucus Night at Colorado Republican Hqs.

Close to 3,000 statewide volunteers assisted with Colorado Republican Party caucus efforts on Tuesday night. Here at state party headquarters in Greenwood Village, local and national party officials helped tabulate the results, which were called in by the various counties.

Ethics complaint dismissed

Bradford stays with GOP; regains committee chairmanship

An ethics committee convened last week by House Speaker Frank McNulty, R-Highlands Ranch to investigate state Rep. Laura Bradford’s recent traffic stop by Denver Police for alleged drunk driving, ruled Friday that there was no evidence that she had broken any House ethics rules.

Legislative Briefs

Review of what transpired at the state Capitol this week

BILL PROTECTING STUDENT PRIVACY TO FULL SENATE

A bill that will strengthen existing laws that prevent schools from administering intrusive and personal surveys or evaluations without parental consent unanimously passed the Senate Education Committee this week.

Embattled Bradford considers leaving GOP

The Colorado Statesman

The Legislature was thrown into turmoil this week after an embattled Republican lawmaker who was stopped by Denver police last Wednesday on suspicion of drunk driving threatened to leave her party over frustrations with leadership.

Coors taps into CD 7 race

The Colorado Statesman

A retired executive with one of the most famous names in Colorado made his congressional campaign official this week.

Surrounded by family members and Republican officials, Joe Coors, Jr., launched his bid to unseat three-term Democratic U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter before an excited crowd of about 200 at Red Rocks Community College in Lakewood on Tuesday.

Presidential hopeful Paul gets rock star welcome

Enthusiastic crowds greet Ron Paul in Colorado
The Colorado Statesman

More than 1,100 passionate supporters crammed a hotel ballroom to welcome long-shot presidential candidate Ron Paul to Denver on Tuesday as the Texas congressman became the first Republican to land in Colorado ahead of next week’s caucuses.

Vowing to cut $1 trillion from the federal budget during his first year in office, Paul said he would deliver on his promise of smaller government if elected president.

Santorum tells supporters to ‘reset’ presidential race

Former GOP senator campaigns in Colorado
The Colorado Statesman

A feisty Rick Santorum challenged Colorado Republicans to “reset this race” by backing his presidential candidacy at next week’s precinct caucuses during a stop Wednesday in Lakewood as he barnstormed the battleground state.

At a mid-morning appearance at Colorado Christian University, the former Pennsylvania senator portrayed himself as the viable conservative alternative to GOP front-runners Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich, just hours after Florida voters handed him a distant third-place finish in that state’s presidential primary.

Rival pro-gun groups’ explosive relationship triggers political hits

But Kerr says knife wounds in his back were real cause of vacancy committee dis
The Colorado Statesman

State Rep. Jim Kerr says it’s not bullet holes, but knife wounds in his back that hurt him following a Republican vacancy committee in which the veteran lawmaker from Littleton was passed over for a promotion to the upper chamber a few weeks ago after infighting within the gun community.