Hi,

I wanted to reach out to you, and let you know that the Adams & Broomfield Counties Victory office is open. We are in the same location we were in 2012, at the corner of E. 104th and York.

If Republicans are going to win this year we are going to need all the help we can get. We need to reach out to voters as many times as we can between now and November. Please consider spending some time making phone calls here at the office, or knocking doors in your neighborhood. The more times we reach out to voters the more likely we are to make an impact this year.

Thanks,
Kristian Hemphill
Adams & Broomfield Counties Field Director
2200 E. 104th Ave #103,
Thornton, CO 80233
(c) 720-723-0211
Kristian@cologop.org

 

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The difference between the Adams County Republicans and the Adams County Democrats:

“We want to control our own life, not yours”

“We support every individual choice that does not take away someone else’s choice”.

“Freedom and Liberty vs. Control”

It’s an easy decision for us….

http://www.thepartyofchoice.com/

 

Cory Gardner1I’m reaching out on behalf of the Cory Gardner for Senate Campaign to you and other Republican groups to offer opportunities for young adults in your respective organizations. The internships run through the election in November. We are more then willing to work with busy schedules and those who take the job can work up to 40 hours a week. Pay is $12.00 an hour

Right now we have office locations in-

Fort Collins

Thornton

Lakewood

Greenwood Village

We are tripling the staff at every office so there are plenty of positions available

If anyone is interested (or knows others that may be) please call or text my cell (720) 295-1460

Thanks!

-Nick

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Deputy Director / Arapahoe

Cory Gardner for U.S. Senate

Arapahoe Office- (970) 663-2679

Cell: (720) 295-1460 Email njcoco.ncc@gmail.com

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A Washington state-based gun rights group is steadily persuading cities and towns across the country to repeal local firearms regulations and give that power back to the states.

The organization, the Second Amendment Foundation, is working to invalidate city ordinances by arguing that they’re in conflict with looser state regulations. So far, it seems to be working. The group says it’s been able to overturn more than 100 gun-related ordinances this way, most recently in Utah.

“We’re going state by state, going through every single ordinance of every city and county in every state and finding where the cities and counties have ordinances enacted that are in conflict with state law,” Alan Gottlieb, founder and executive vice president of the SAF, told FoxNews.com.

Usually this means repealing local ordinances that run afoul of state law which, in turn, gives almost all gun-regulating power to the state. These cities and local communities still have the authority to outlaw someone shooting a gun but not necessarily possessing or carrying them.

“It’s pretty clever,” Florida State University College of Law Professor Franita Tolson told FoxNews.com. “If you can’t change it on a federal level, you attack it on a local level.”

So far, Gottlieb’s group has helped overturn gun rules in nine states, including Illinois, California, North Carolina, New Mexico and Nevada. SAF’s Legal Preemption Project latest target is Utah.

The organization recently mailed letters to 49 municipalities in Utah — one of the most gun-friendly states in the country. Three years ago, Utah became the first state in the nation to recognize an official state gun — the M1911 automatic pistol.

That doesn’t matter to SAF.

With the precision of a marksman, the group, which has been called the legal arm of the gun-rights movement, has already gotten several cities in Utah to change their codes.

West Point, a small community located about 30 minutes north of Salt Lake City,swapped out their current law banning guns in the city cemetery earlier this week and replaced it with one that prohibits firing a gun in the graveyard.

Twenty miles south of Salt Lake in the city of Draper, a ban on guns in the amphitheater and local parks was also lifted. An ordinance prohibiting anyone from firing a gun at those locations was put in its place.

“By and large most of the jurisdictions have amended their ordinances,” Gottlieb said. “We have a reputation and a track record. We do file lawsuits and we do win.”

Currently, SAF has more than two dozen active lawsuits around the country.

In May, the group sued the city of Tallahassee, its mayor John Marks and City Commissioners Nancy Miller, Andrew Gillum and Gil Ziffer.

The lawsuit claims that under the city’s ordinance, which criminalizes the discharge of firearms and airguns, there is no provision that carves out an exception for the lawful use of a firearm in self-defense.

“Tallahassee has way over-stepped its authority under state preemption,” Gottlieb said when filing the suit. “The Florida Legislature has exclusive domain over firearms regulation. When the law was passed, it nullified all existing, and future, city and county firearm ordinances and regulations.”

“This is not the first time we have had to take a city to court for violating a state preemption law,” Gottlieb added. “Why municipal governments still don’t understand the concept of preemption is a mystery to us.”

Tolson, who teaches in Tallahassee, says fighting it out in court isn’t the smartest option for some. “If you are a small municipality, it may not be worth it for you to fight,” she said. “Why fight if you think you’ll lose?”

David Kopel, an adjunct professor of law at New York University, agrees. He told FoxNews.com cash-strapped cities and towns don’t have the budget to fight groups like SAF and would have to explain to their residents why so much of their taxpayer money was being used for a legal battle.

As it racks up wins, the foundation is moving on to bigger targets.

SAF sued the city of Seattle over a regulatory ban on guns in city park facilities, and was also instrumental in the 2010 U.S. Supreme Court case that challenged Chicago’s handgun ban. In that case, the Windy City’s 28-year-old ban on handgun ownership was ruled unconstitutional.

With a full-time staff of one lawyer, SAF harvests much of its research from law school students on internships.

“We run lean and mean,” Gottlieb said.

Triple Play? Trio of Democrat legislative candidates caught in campaign finance legal violations

As of today, official complaints have been filed against three current Colorado legislative candidates for breaking the law.

Westminster Mayor Pro-Tem Faith Winter (candidate for House District 35), Former State Representative Judy Solano (candidate for Senate District 24), and State Senator Rachel Zenzinger (running for re-election in Senate District 19) all accepted contributions from registered Lobbyists during the legislative session (a big no-no, intended to guard against corruption) and for other violations of campaign finance law. (Of Note: State Senator Rachel Zenzinger is the hand-picked successor for Evie Hudak, who resigned in the face of a looming Recall election in the aftermath of the successful Colorado Recalls which removed 2 other state senators from office in September 2013. See: Court Battles Key in Colorado Recall Election Victories)

“Our elected officials need to be held to a higher standard. It’s understandable that someone unfamiliar with Colorado’s complex campaign finance rules and regulations might make a mistake, but for sitting and former legislators to violate the law, when they should know better, is simply inexcusable; they must be held accountable,” said Matt Arnold, Director of Campaign Integrity Watchdog.

Campaign Integrity Watchdog is a non-partisan organization, who has taken both sitting legislators and candidates to task on both sides of the aisle, recently winning a nearly $10,000 judgment against an organization formed by Republican State Representative Bob Gardner, who also defended (and lost) the case in court.
(See: The Lawmaker is a Lawbreaker? 8/8/14)

“Regardless of your party label, you need to follow the law that you swear to uphold in your oath of office,” Matt Arnold continued. “It’s disingenuous to only hold members of one party to account and call yourself an ‘ethics watch’ group.”

Court dates are forthcoming on these complaints.

http://www.examiner.com/article/triple-play-trio-of-democrat-legislative-candidates-caught-breaking-the-law

A proposition seeking the labeling of foods containing genetically modified organisms will be on the November ballot.

A proposition seeking the labeling of foods containing genetically modified organisms will be on the November ballot. (Philippe Huguen, AFP/Getty 2012 file)

A proposition seeking the labeling of foods containing genetically modified organisms will be on the November ballot, the Colorado Secretary of State said Wednesday.

Signatures were verified for the ballot initiative — Proposition 105 — according to the group, meaning the question will go before voters in this year’s elections.

“We did it!” Right to Know Colorado, which is backing the effort, said in a Facebook post.

The proposition is now one of four that will be on the November ballot, including one asking voters to recognize unborn children as persons and another establishing an education fund financed by expanded gaming at horse racetracks.

A proposition seeking to make open to the public any school board or district meeting where a collective bargaining agreement is discussed was also approved for the ballot earlier this month. Continue reading

help wantedCalling all Volunteers for Super Saturday—August 23rd

What:
Adams County will be having its first Super Saturday on August 23rd. Throughout the county we need to knock on 2,500 door and make 5,000 phone calls. We can do that if everyone participates for a Republican victory across the ticket.

When:
Saturday, August 23rd at the Adams/Broomfield Victory 365 Office, 2200 E 104th Ave, #103, Thornton, CO, 80233. A warm, hearty breakfast will be served at 9:00am to the volunteers, courtesy of The Trumpeteers, Reagan Club of Colorado, and NSRF (The North Suburban Republican Forum).

How:
Email kristian@cologop.org to sign up to walk or make phone calls.

How Long:
Anytime on Saturday that works in your schedule! Even an hour or two will be helpful!

More info:
Call 720-723-0211

Yesterday, NextGen, the super PAC set up by Tom Steyer to push his radical environmental agenda, launched an ad against Rep. Cory Gardner, who is running against Steyer’s pet, liberal Sen. Mark Udall.  We’ve talked about Steyer’s agenda for some time, but the next largest donor to NextGen is pretty interesting. Let’s take a look at subprime mortgage king and billionaire Herbert Sandler, who donated one million dollars to the effort.  It turns out, he’s no stranger to Colorado politics.

He and his wife also funded 75% of these adsagainst Pete Coors in 2004, which some media outlets (e.g., The Rocky Mountain News and The New York Times) explain in greater detail.

But, who is Herb Sandler and why should Colorado care? Time Magazine named Sandler (and his now-deceased wife) one of 25 people to blame for the subprime mortgage crisis, which is basically what ignited the most recent recession.  Here’s what Time said:

“In the early 1980s, the Sandlers’ World Savings Bank became the first to sell a tricky home loan called the option ARM. And they pushed the mortgage, which offered several ways to back-load your loan and thereby reduce your early payments, with increasing zeal and misleading advertisements over the next two decades. The couple pocketed $2.3 billion when they sold their bank to Wachovia in 2006. But losses on World Savings’ loan portfolio led to the implosion of Wachovia, which was sold under duress late last year to Wells Fargo.”

In essence, he created the “magic mortgage” which Colorado heard about on the radio.  The deal was that you pay as much as you want and the rest was tacked on to your principle.  It caused many with that mortgage to be underwater on their homes and when housing prices plummeted….  Well, it’s not crazy to surmise that some of these folks probably lost their homes. Continue reading

While considering a ban on hydraulic fracturing this summer, the city council in Denton, Texas, heard some compelling testimony from concerned residents. As the CEO of an energy company based in Dallas, just south of Denton, and having witnessed the eight-hour hearing there, I can see why some Americans in cities like Denton are looking to prohibit fracking.

Too many citizens in oil- and gas-rich regions around the country have suffered at the hands of a few irresponsible energy firms. But the misdeeds of a handful of companies don’t warrant sweeping fracking bans—especially when such prohibitions come with extraordinary economic and environmental costs. Instead of rejecting promising new energy-extraction techniques, citizens should work with responsible energy companies to preserve the benefits of fracking, while stamping out current abuses.

The continuing debate in Denton is representative of fracking controversies around the country. In Denton, a large number of locals are legitimately concerned about the proximity of fracking operations to their homes. Energy extraction is loud. Fracking rigs are ugly. Truck traffic can seem endless when an operation gets under way. Studies haven’t supported claims of water contamination, but the perception exists.

A new city ordinance in Denton requiring a 1,200-foot setback between drilling sites and residences was supposed to put such worries to rest. The problem is, the new rule doesn’t apply to many existing wells already located near homes—a loophole that has been exploited by several companies.

Fracking pictureSimilar abuses have been well publicized in recent years. Consider the case of Gary Gless, who bought a modernist house in Los Angeles overlooking a golf course in 2002, only to have his view obstructed by drilling wells soon after. Or Susan Fowler of Cleveland, who had to sell her home at half its appraised value last year after a well sprang up next to her backyard. Like highways and power lines, fracking wells have an impact on a home’s value—for the worse.

In instances like these, residents are understandably outraged. But such horror stories are hardly the norm. And the misbehavior of a few irresponsible companies shouldn’t be grounds for across-the-board fracking bans.

First off, fracking restrictions have disastrous effects on local economies. According to an estimate from the Perryman Group, an economic and financial analysis firm, Denton’s proposed ban would cost the city more than $251 million in economic activity and prevent the creation of more than 2,000 jobs over the next decade.

A recent study from researchers at the University of Colorado in Boulder, meanwhile, found that a statewide fracking ban would cost the Colorado economy $12 billion and nearly 100,000 jobs by 2040.

The national effects of local prohibitions are even more troubling. Among other things, fracking bans lend momentum to a nationwide anti-fracking movement that stands as the chief obstacle to America’s domestic-energy revolution. Continue reading

341057_141617482606485_613135916_oMy website is now up!!!
As many of you know, I have been nominated by the Republicans to be their candidate for Representative – Colorado State House District 35.

I was honored to accept this nomination, and am now starting to take the steps necessary to convince those in the District, and other parties interested in the results of this District’s election, that I can:
A) defeat the liberal Democrat candidate, and
B) represent the District in a way that will take into account the needs of everyone in HD35.

One of the first steps has been the setting up of my website: www.coloradoformike.com
I ask that you please take a moment and give the website a look. If you like the website … like what it says … then I request that you please SPREAD THE WORD. If each of you could send this to 10 – 20 people not already recipients of this e-mail (and copy me), then we could really get things rolling!

I have also set up a twitter account … @Coloradoformike … and will soon start sending out tweets. Again, anything that you can do to help proliferate this would be greatly appreciated!

With your support we can show the voters in HD35 that there is a clear difference between the 2 candidates, a difference that I am proud to illuminate, and a difference that I believe can bring us victory in November!

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