• Lebsock, former aide circulated petitions for Dem candidate in HD34

    Author: Marianne Goodland – May 22, 2018

    LebsockState Rep. Steve Lebsock, D-Thornton, talks with reporters on Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017, about a polygraph exam he took that he says disproves allegations in a complaint filed by state Rep. Faith Winter, D-Westminster, that he sexaully harassed her. (Photo by Ernest Luning/Colorado Politics)

    In the category of “you can’t make this stuff up” comes the latest entrant: Former Colorado state Rep. Steve Lebsock, in one of his final acts as a Democrat, helped a fellow Democrat with her eye on his former House seat get onto the ballot.

    Lebsock was booted from the General Assembly on March 2 for allegedly sexually harassing, then retaliating against a fellow lawmaker and other women at the Capitol. An hour before the 52-9 vote, he switched his party affiliation to Republican, leaving the choice of who would fill the vacancy to the Republican Party.

    Perhaps his final gift to the Democratic Party was to help a Democrat running for his Thornton House seat. Lebsock and his by-then former legislative aide, Elizabeth Strickland, collected signatures on behalf of Jacque Phillips, who made the ballot on April 19 with 883 valid signatures — just 12 more than required.

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  • The 8 who would be governor: Candidates square off at CoPo/Gazette forum

    Author: Ernest Luning – May 19, 2018 – Updated: 3 hours ago

    The Republican candidates for governor talk on a panel at an annual Colorado Civic Barbecue at the Garden Pavilion at Penrose House on Saturday May 19, 2018 in Colorado Springs. (Photo by Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette).

    For the first time, all four Republicans and four Democrats running for governor of Colorado squared off during a pair of debates Saturday in Colorado Springs, discussing policies ranging from transportation funding to gun violence, taxes to President Donald Trump.

    The candidate forum was presented by Colorado Politics, The Gazette and El Pomar’s Forum for Civic Advancement.

    Disagreements among members of the same party were few, and sparks only flew a couple of times during the exchanges, which took place just over two weeks before voters start receiving primary ballots in the mail — although the differences between the two parties were stark.

    The two 90-minute debates bookended the inaugural Colorado Civic Barbecue, a chance for several hundred members of the community to rub shoulders and listen to live bluegrass music between the doubleheader at the historic Penrose House near The Broadmoor hotel.

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  • Conservative activist and talk radio host Karen Kataline is calling on fellow Republicans to change their voter registration and become unaffiliated, so they can vote for “the weakest Democrats in the primary.”

    “It’s easy to change party affiliation online,” states the North Suburban Republican Forum’s website, laying out Kataline’s case prior to her recent appearance as a speaker there. “This year, the deadline is May 29. It’s just as easy to change it back [to Republican] for the general election.”

    Over the past month, Kataline says she’s spoken to Republican audiences across the front range about this idea, broadly called Strategic Voting or Insincere Voting, including at the Arapahoe County Tea Party (a debate), Colorado Jewish Republicans, Denver Republican Breakfast, the Larimer County GOP breakfast, and the Jefferson County GOP Breakfast Club. She’s making her case on talk radio and online forums as well.

    “There is no way to know if it’s working until we see the primary,” she said when asked if Republicans are accepting her idea, adding that she personally knows some Republicans who are going to do it. Others, she said, have told her they’d love to register as unaffiliated and vote Democratic, but they want to cast a ballot in the GOP primary. Some hate the idea. Read more …

  • Very interesting theory on Trump’s Success

     

    The mayor of Livermore California explains Trump’s popularity and success.   This is perhaps the best explanation for Trump’s popularity ….

    Marshall Kamena is a registered Democrat and was elected mayor of Livermore, CA.. He ran on the democratic ticket as he knew a Bay Area city would never vote for a Republican. He is as conservative as they come. He wrote the following:

    Trump’s ‘lack of decorum, dignity, and statesmanship’ By Marshall Kamena, Mayor of Livermore, CA.

    My Leftist friends (as well as many ardent #NeverTrumpers) constantly ask me if I’m not bothered by Donald Trump’s lack of decorum. They ask if I don’t think his tweets are “beneath the dignity of the office.”

    Here’s my answer: We Right-thinking people have tried dignity. There could not have been a man of more quiet dignity than George W. Bush as he suffered the outrageous lies and politically motivated hatreds that undermined his presidency.

    We tried statesmanship.

    Could there be another human being on this earth who so desperately prized “collegiality” as John McCain?

    We tried propriety – has there been a nicer human being ever than Mitt Romney?

    And the results were always the same. This is because, while we were playing by the rules of dignity, collegiality and propriety, the Left has been, for the past 60 years, engaged in a knife fight where the only rules are those of Saul Alinsky and the Chicago mob. Read more …

  • Candidate for Colorado State Treasurer Justin Everett sits down with host Jon Caldara to discuss his run for state treasurer, the hospital provider tax, PERA reform, and the Taxpayers Bill of Rights.

  • Karen is currently advocating for “strategic voting” in the upcoming primary. Also known as “Prop 108 Revolt” or the “Kataline Conspiracy,” here’s the idea:  

    Those who wish to, can help all Republicans in the general  election by voting for the weakest Democrat candidate in the primary.

    Karen has strong opinions about who those candidates might be and will lead a discussion with NSRF members about it.  There will be lots of time for Q&A during the meeting.

     This is a superb year for Republicans to play from the deck Democrats keep stacking. They also ought to be shown the consequences when their tactics are played on them.

    With the passing of Prop. 108, it’s easy to change party affiliation online. This year, the deadline is May 29.  It’s just as easy to change it back for the general election.

     Learn about “The Kataline Conspiracy” at the NSRF’s May 12th meeting from 9:00am-11:00am.  We meet at Amazing Grace Community Church’s meeting room, 541 E 99th Place in Thornton.  Admission is $5 and  includes a continental breakfast.

     

  • Pelosi: “I Don’t See Anything Inappropriate” In Rigging Primaries

    The Intercept has published a secretly taped audio recording of one of the most powerful Democrats in America pressuring a progressive candidate to drop out of a Colorado congressional primary race. It hasn’t been getting as much attention as the WikiLeaks drops on the DNC’s sabotage of the Sanders campaign because it’s not about a presidential race, but make no mistake: this is the single most damning piece of evidence ever published exposing the Democratic Party’s war on progressives.

    The recording features House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, the second-highest ranking Democrat in the House of Representatives, informing primary challenger Levi Tillemann that if he runs, he will be running against not just the chosen establishment candidate Jason Crow, but against Hoyer and the full might of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) as well.

    “Which means effectively, Congressman Hoyer,” Tillemann is heard saying toward the end of the recording, “I’m running a campaign against Crow, and against you, and against the DCCC, because you guys are on Crow’s side.”

    “Yeah,” replied Hoyer. “You know, frankly, that happens in life all the time.” Read more …

  • Stapleton, Lopez win spots in GOP gov primary

    Author: Ernest Luning – April 14, 2018

    Former Parker mayor Greg Lopez addresses the 2018 Colorado Republican State Assembly while accepting his nomination for governor at the Coors Events Center on the campus of the University of Colorado Boulder in Boulder on April 14, 2018.
    Photo by Andy Colwell for the Gazette

    BOULDER — State Treasurer Walker Stapleton and businessman Greg Lopez, a former mayor of Parker, won spots in Colorado’s Republican gubernatorial primary Saturday at the GOP’s state assembly.

    Stapleton took top line on the June primary ballot, with 44 percent of the delegate vote — just four days after asking state officials to reject petitions that had already qualified him for the primary, citing concerns that some of his signatures had been gathered fraudulently.

    “I am a common sense Colorado conservative who wants to be your next governor,” Stapleton said to the thousands of Republicans inside the Coors Event Center on the University of Colorado campus.

    Colorado State Treasurer Walker Stapleton addresses the 2018 Colorado Republican State Assembly while accepting his nomination for governor at the Coors Events Center on the campus of the University of Colorado Boulder in Boulder on April 14. (Photo by Andy Colwell for Colorado Politics)

    Lopez received 33 percent of the vote — more than the 30 percent needed to qualify for the ballot.

    But Attorney General Cynthia Coffman, one of five other Republicans asking delegates for votes, received just 5 percent, keeping her from the ballot — a stunning reversal from the state assembly four years ago in the same arena, when she took top line in the attorney general race with nearly 70 percent of the vote.

     

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  • American Majority Action will be hosting a free hour-long webinar tomorrow at 11am MDT. We will be covering the “Ground Game” – elements that candidates must have in place to be properly prepared for volunteer outreach and door-knocking operations into the summer and fall.
     
    In 2012, 5 out of every 6 dollars spent on campaigns went to broadcast, cable, and media buyers. The rest went to all other forms of voter contact combined. We know that communicating with voters on the ground is the key to earning votes at every level, so why don’t emphasize the importance of this direct voter contact on our campaigns?
     
    Register at: https://www.anymeeting.com/AccountManager/RegEv.aspx?PIID=ED54D883854C38
    and/or use this link tomorrow to get into the webinar using Google Chrome or the AnyMeeting App: https://www.anymeeting.com/644-328-352
     
    You can also call in for free using:
    Number: 415-200-1362
    Pin: 924 2237#
    Please let your fellow activists know about this great opportunity tomorrow. See you tomorrow!
     
    Nick McIntyre
    CO Director
    American Majority Action
    (303) 909-8204
     
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