• We’ll analyze the results of how Colorado voted at the local, state, and federal level and discuss the ramifications.

    Please join us to discuss current Colorado political issues from The Right Side this Saturday morning, November 10th.

    The NSRF meets on the second Saturday of every month from 9:00 am-11:00 am at Amazing Grace Church, 541 E. 99th Place in Thornton. Use the north door to enter. Admission is $5 per person. Coffee, orange juice, bottled water, fruit, & pastries are included with your admission.

    To receive our monthly newsletter, send an email with the word “subscribe” in the subject line to: info@northsuburbanrepublicanforum.com .

    Democrats recapture Colorado Senate, now hold complete power at Capitol.
    https://www.bizjournals.com/denver/news/2018/11/06/colorado-senate-democrat-control.html?ana=e_me_set1&s=newsletter&ed=2018-11-07&u=ewaw5QTZsfAZ0BN1ha0knw0d36a24e&t=1541604498&j=84882061

    Voters reject oil well setbacks as Colorado’s Proposition 112 defeated.
    https://www.bizjournals.com/denver/news/2018/11/06/colorado-prop-112-defeated.html?ana=e_me_set1&s=newsletter&ed=2018-11-07&u=ewaw5QTZsfAZ0BN1ha0knw0d36a24e&t=1541604485&j=84882061

    contest name choice name party name total votes percent of votes registered voters ballots cast
    Representative to the 116th United States Congress – District 4 ( 1) Karen McCormick DEM 678 23.25 5384 2973
    Representative to the 116th United States Congress – District 4 ( 1) Ken Buck REP 2238 76.75 5384 2973
    Representative to the 116th United States Congress – District 6 ( 1) Mike Coffman REP 17232 48.02 70351 36426
    Representative to the 116th United States Congress – District 6 ( 1) Jason Crow DEM 17317 48.26 70351 36426
    Representative to the 116th United States Congress – District 6 ( 1) Kat Martin LBR 636 1.77 70351 36426
    Representative to the 116th United States Congress – District 6 ( 1) Dan Chapin UAF 700 1.95 70351 36426
    Representative to the 116th United States Congress – District 7 ( 1) Ed Perlmutter DEM 56439 59.34 204348 96929
    Representative to the 116th United States Congress – District 7 ( 1) Mark Barrington REP 34813 36.6 204348 96929
    Representative to the 116th United States Congress – District 7 ( 1) Jennifer Nackerud LBR 3866 4.06 204348 96929 Read more …

  • An amazing letter from a fellow American – former Adams County Commissioner Alice Nichol on her decision to Walk Away.

    #walkawaycampaign

  • Adams County Clerk Stan Martin
    If you haven’t received your ballot yet, hang tight!

    All Adams County ballots were dropped at the General Mail Facility on Monday 10/15. They are working diligently to process over 3.2 million ballots being mailed to Colorado voters. Here in Adams County, approximately 75% of ballots were processed and delivered last week. There are approximately 65,000 ballots remaining to be mailed, mostly in the Brighton and Thornton areas. We anticipate the remaining ballots will be processed at the General Mail Facility and hit your mailbox in the coming days.

    If your ballot feels a little heavier than usual, that’s because it is! With so many contests and measures in this election, most citizens will receive a two-page ballot. Be sure to include both pages when you return it.

    For your convenience, Adams County added six additional 24-Hour Drop Boxes in recent years. You can drop your ballot off for free at any one of the 22 Drop Boxes or 8 Voter Service and Polling Centers (VSPCs) that opened today. Be sure to check the link below for dates and times that VSPCs are open.

    Visit our website to see a list of all those locations: https://www.adamsvotes.com/where-do-i-go-2/.

    If you would like to track your ballot using our BallotTrax technology, sign up here: https://adamsvotes.ballottrax.net/voter/#/.

    If you have any questions, please feel free to call us at 720 523-6500; we’re here to help!

    Stan Martin
    Adams County Clerk & Recorder

  • Democratic candidate Jared Polis, left, participates in a debate with Republican candidate Walker Stapleton, right, on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018, at the Lory Students Center on Colorado State University’s campus in Fort Collins, Colo. (Photo provided by Timothy Hurst/The Coloradoan)

    In governor’s race, Jared Polis proposes new carbon tax, endorses other tax hikes

    Republican Walker Stapleton backs new bonding to fix roads. Democrat Polis mulls a roll-back of $1.6 billion in corporate tax breaks. Both would tax sports betting.

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  • Who’s Attacking Political Norms Now?

    Democrats target the ‘legitimacy’ of the Supreme Court.

    Senators Cory Booker and Kamala Harris at a Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, Sept. 28.
    Senators Cory Booker and Kamala Harris at a Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, Sept. 28. PHOTO: AARON P. BERNSTEIN/BLOOMBERG NEWS
    After the extraordinary tumult of Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings ended, three normal things happened that are embedded in this country’s Constitution and traditions.
     
    The full Senate voted on the nomination, and Judge Kavanaugh was confirmed. Then Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts swore in Mr. Kavanaugh as an Associate Justice. Last Tuesday Justice Kavanaugh, sitting as the most junior Justice next to Justice Elena Kagan, participated in oral arguments in two cases involving the Armed Career Criminal Act.
     
    For Democrats, this return to normalcy is intolerable. They are doubling down on their war against the new Justice.
     
    They have several related goals: Undermine Justice Kavanaugh’s authority on the Court, argue that his presence undermines the legitimacy of the Supreme Court itself, drive Justice Kavanaugh off the Court through impeachment if they win control of the House of Representatives, and, most fantastic of all, consider expanding the size of the Court if they regain control of the government.
     
    At his political rallies, President Trump has taken to calling out “the radical Democrats.” Democrats are appalled at the President’s rhetoric. We can’t imagine why. If the party’s post-confirmation campaign against Justice Kavanaugh isn’t a radical departure from the norms of American politics, we can’t imagine what is.
     
    Dianne Feinstein, speaking from her Senatorial platform on Twitter , wrote that Judge Kavanaugh’s confirmation “undermines the legitimacy of the Supreme Court.” Possibly Twitter’s character limitations prevented Senator Feinstein from explaining exactly how the legitimacy of the Court was being undermined, but the idea has taken hold among Democrats.

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  • What if Obama Voters Remember How Lousy the Obama Era Was?

    The left worries that young people and minorities don’t hate Trump enough.

    By James Freeman

    Oct. 12, 2018 5:01 p.m. ET

    Former President Barack Obama campaigns for Democratic candidates in Pennsylvania last month. PHOTO: MATT ROURKE/ASSOCIATED PRESS

    During the Obama administration there was much confident chatter on the left about the “coalition of the ascendant.” This rising population of young people, social liberals and minority voters not only carried Barack Obama to two national victories but was allegedly destined by demography to exert an increasing leftward tug on American politics. The potential problem for leaders of this coalition is that along the way some of their followers may have noticed the results of their policies.

    A few warning signs have been appearing lately as the Obama generation makes it way into the workplace and as minority voters seem unwilling to hate President Donald Trump as much as Democratic politicians and the press expect them to do.

    “It’s time for some alarm about the midterms,” writes David Leonhardt of the New York Times. “The most recent polls have underscored the real possibility that Republicans will keep control of both the Senate and House.” According to Mr. Leonhardt:

    Democrats now appear highly unlikely to take back the Senate, which was always going to be hard for them, given the conservatism of the states holding Senate elections this year. And while Democrats are still favored to win the House, many races remain so close — with neither candidate yet polling above 50 percent — that they could break either way in the final weeks. It’s easy to see a scenario in which many Democratic-leaning voters fail to turn out, as often happens in the midterms, and many Republican-leaning voters remain loyal to the party.

    How could turnout possibly be a problem for Democrats, given all of the rage from professional leftists directed at Mr. Trump? Apparently amateur leftists aren’t as angry and in many cases may not even be leftists. Read more …

  • Few surprises as state candidates meet

    In Westminster forum, legislative candidates stick to their sides

    Posted 

    State legislature candidates shared views on a variety of issues during a forum hosted by the Westminster Chamber of Commerce at Covernent Village Oct. 6.

    Grady Nouis, R-Westminster, is challenging incumbent Tracy Kraft-Tharp, D-Arvada, for House District 29, which includes northeast Arvada and western Westminster.

    Bruce Baker, R-Westminster, and Shannon Bird, D-Westminster, are vying for a seat in House District 35 to be vacated Faith Winter, who is running for a state senate seat instead. The district is a sliver of Westminster mostly east of Sheridan and west of I-25 from 68th Avenue to 156th Avenue. Baker and Bird have both served on the Westminster City Council.

    Incumbent Beth Martinez Humenik, R-Thornton, is defending her seat in Senate District 24 – which includes portions of Westminster, Thornton and Northglenn – from challenger Winter, D-Westminster.

    TABOR

    Candidates were asked their opinion of the Colorado Taxpayer Bill of Rights, which limits the revenue the state can keep and spend as well as requires any tax increase to be approved by voters — rather than leaving it to legislators, according to leg.colorado.gov.

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  • Health Care Crowds Out Jobs, Taxes in Midterm Ads

    Once mum on health care, Democrats are hammering the issue in political ads as GOP attempts to tout tax cuts and economy

    By Brian McGill and Julie Bykowicz

     Eight years ago, the newly passed Affordable Care Act was so widely criticized that it contributed to Democrats losing control of the House of Representatives. But in this midterm election, health care is the party’s most-mentioned topic in advertising—far above anything else, including opposition to President Trump.

    Meanwhile, Republicans—who have made repealing the Affordable Care Act one of their top advertising messages since the 2010 election—are barely mentioning it this year, after the GOP-led Congress tried unsuccessfully to overturn the law last year. The party has instead turned its attention to touting the tax legislation Mr. Trump signed into law late last year.

    The Wall Street Journal analyzed Kantar Media/CMAG advertising data on health care and tax and economic messaging in all House and Senate races from Jan. 1 to Sept. 30. Here is what campaign ads tell us about how the political conversation is changing.

    Health Care

    In 2010, about 29% of Republican political ads targeted the ACA while fewer than 6% of the Democrats’ ads did so—and even the Democratic messaging was split between positive and negative messages.

    In the 2014 midterms, 44% of Republican ads attacked Obamacare while 31% of Democratic ads mentioned the issue. Read more …

  • The Next Kavanaugh Stakes
    PHOTO: JEFF MALET/ZUMA PRESS
    Anyone who thinks the brawl over Brett Kavanaugh and the Supreme Court ended with his confirmation by the Senate on Saturday might want to listen again to Chuck Schumer’s floor speech. The Minority Leader made clear that Democrats are going to use accuser Christine Blasey Ford as a campaign prop from here to November and beyond.
     
    That may have been the Democratic plan all along once they learned of Ms. Ford’s accusation: Hold it for weeks, spring it as close to the election as possible, and if it doesn’t defeat Mr. Kavanaugh then use it to mobilize Democratic turnout. Perhaps that will work, and if it does Democrats will feel their delay-and-destroy strategy was worth it. Republicans should call out this behavior for how Democrats would govern if they take Congress.
     
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    Meantime, Senate Republicans held together and prevented a Supreme Court defeat that would have been a political disaster. Judge—now Justice—Kavanaugh deserves the most credit for refusing to withdraw and fighting for his seat under enormous pressure.
     
    By forcefully defending his integrity and repudiating the Democratic strategy, he gave GOP Senators the confidence to stand with him. He would have been defeated had he played it as meekly as his critics now say in retrospect that he should have. Credit to Donald Trump too for standing by his nominee.

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