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Well, maybe not so slick:
EXCLUSIVE HAMMER OF TRUTH, BLOGGING ON LOCATION AT THE NEARBY LA QUINTA: We’ll see how much that badge matters now that us libertarians are clearly and proudly wearing our black t-shirts with pot plants on them (not really, that’s tomorrow). I’m taking ideas on what #HASHTAG would be more apropos than #IVoteRepublican.
Today the congressional delegations sat down and listened to the nominees tell them their positions and why they should be nominated or re-elected. The delegates spoke through a divided vote, apparently saying back “we probably need to hear more about why you should keep your job”.
Colorado’s 3rd District Congressman Scott Tipton will now face a possibly difficult primary fight against David Cox. Tipton received 66 percent to Cox’s 34 percent.
A candidate needs more than 30% to proceed to a primary challenge, where debates and town halls should help voters better understand the candidates’ positions.
A Daily Paul commenter and apparently close supporter had the best view of how this fight will take shape up:
This is for CD3 in CO
“Following the 2000 U.S. Census and associated realignment of Colorado congressional districts, the 3rd Congressional district consisted of Alamosa, Archuleta, Conejos, Costilla, Custer, Delta, Dolores, Garfield, Gunnison, Hinsdale, Huerfano, Jackson, La Plata, Las Animas, Mesa, Mineral, Moffat, Montezuma, Montrose, Ouray, Pitkin, Pueblo, Rio Blanco, Rio Grande, Routt, Saguache, San Juan, and San Miguel counties and most of Otero County.”
I have heard it is the 2nd largest district in the US. Currently it is ran by Scott Tipton. Who I have met personally and asked him if he would cut any money from the military. His answer; Point Blankly “No”…
Here is his opponent. If you are a republican in this district. Please work hard to get him some delegates.
Another constitutionally-minded challenge was seen by 5th District’s 8-year incumbent Doug Lamborn against repeat candidate Bentley Rayburn, a retired general. Lamborn won 63% to Rayburn’s 37%.
I attended as a congressional delegate for District 5, I look forward to seeing Lamborn and Rayburn debate the more constitutional limitations that need to be placed on the government, and especially the NSA snooping issues brought up by Rayburn (to much applause and rabble).
From the Denver Post:
“I know this has been a tough conservation but I think we needed it,” Rayburn said, after he questioned Lamborn’s performance in the district and in Washington.
“Not only do we want people with conservative, solid values but we want people who will lead and who will stir things up. We want action.”
Well, I’m off to ask gubernatorial candidate Greg Brophy if he’s seen that one South Park episode about driving a Prius.