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August 2, 2010

The Colorado primary is coming up fast on August 10. In 58 of 64 counties the vote is by absentee ballot only. Here in El Paso County the vote is either by absentee ballot, early voting, or polling on the 10th at a reduced number of polling locations compared to the general election. The County Clerk and Recorder’s Office has all the information. If you’re in another county, the Colorado Secretary of State’s office has the information on where to find your clerk’s office.

Ballots have been out since July 19 so if you’ve already voted, thank you for doing your part for liberty. Encourage your friends to do likewise. I saw a poll that said 91% of Republican primary voters were planning on voting this year. If that proved to be true, it will be a tremendous turnout. You want to be part of this historic election cycle.

Who to vote for? I have my recommendations and if you’ve been reading this blog or looked at the Candidates page, it will come as no surprise to you.

Dan Maes for Governor. Dan is a principled, no-nonsense businessman who has been what we call a turn-around expert. He’s fixed several small businesses and he has what it takes to fix our state government and balance the budget: a budget put terribly our of whack by Bill Ritter and the Democrat legislature’s tax-and-spend policies. Dan’s Plan is simple and effective: downsize government to cut spending; bring jobs–especially energy jobs–back to Colorado; cut taxes, especially the Dirty Dozen new taxes but also business, property and personal taxes. For more of Dan’s ideas, see his website.

Ken Buck for U.S. Senate. I first met and wrote about Ken back on November 15, 2009. What I wrote then I stand by today. Ken is a no-nonsense prosecutor who will go to Washington to do the people’s business: not his own or the party’s. On April 14, Ken got the endorsement of South Carolina Senator Jim DeMint, perhaps the strongest conservative in the senate today. He’s also been endorsed by the fiscally conservative Freedom Works. I’ve written about Ken’s stands on the issues before but don’t take my word for it: his site is here. He’s run a clean, principled, transparent campaign and he deserves your support.

I would be remiss if I didn’t also mention JJ Ament for Treasurer. Although I don’t know JJ as well as I know the other two, I like what I see. He’s worked hard, has a dedicated group of volunteers, and has the background and experience for the job. He’s run against two well-financed opponents, one of whom he handily beat at the assembly and the other one, the Invisible Candidate, seems to be running a campaign based solely on money. I prefer frugal candidates I can look squarely in the eye. That’s JJ Ament.

We in the Liberty movement and the Republican Party generally have worked hard in the year or so to bring you the kind of principled candidates that we all want. Candidates who understand that it is government of the people, by the people and for the people–and who really believe it.

Now it is our turn to take it to the next level: vote for them in the August 10th primary and then help them win in November.

One Comment
  1. August 3, 2010 9:39 am

    While we are always told, “this is the most important election in our history.”, this year it’s true. In 2009, the nation woke up to the destructive policies of Progressives in Washington and Denver. From town halls to Tea Parties, we have expressed our outrage and demanded smaller government, fiscal responsibility and accountability. It now time to put last years outrage to action. Vote for true conservatives at all levls of government. It’s our only chance to survive as a Republic. The window to reverse what has been done to us by Washington and Denver will close after November. It’s our choice; Stand for Liberty or surrender.

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