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Pitkin County Republicans

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While the public has been subjected to a year of presidential “election season” already, the races for state positions are just heating up. This Saturday, candidates made public appearances before attending private fundraisers.

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Colorado delegates at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland made waves this week when they walked off the convention floor in protest over the rules.

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  Congressman Scott Tipton will face a challenger from his own party before the fall election. That's one of the local results after Republicans gathered in Colorado Springs this past weekend.

Elise Thatcher

The Roaring Fork Valley’s political landscape will be active Tuesday night, as neighbors gather to caucus for their candidates. Campaigns for the top two Democratic presidential contenders are especially fired up.

Elise Thatcher

  Democrats have gained registered voters in the Roaring Fork Valley area over the last year.

Fiorina visits Aspen

Dec 31, 2015
Carly for America

Republican Presidential Candidate Carly Fiorina will be in Aspen for a few hours tomorrow to attend a private event and visit with Pitkin County Republicans.

Congressman Paul Ryan was a special guest at the Pitkin County Republicans’ annual gathering last night. More than 250 people dined during the Lincoln Day Dinner at the Viceroy Hotel in Snowmass Village. The ballroom swelled with laughter and good-natured teasing among local party representatives. Visiting speaker and former vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan talked about his connection with the Roaring Fork Valley.

American Enterprise Institute

A resident of the Upper Roaring Fork Valley has written a book about what caused the recent financial crisis. Old Snowmass resident Peter Wallison was White House Council for President Ronald Reagan and later served on the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission. The group was appointed by Congress to review what happened when the economy crumbled, starting in 2008. Wallison found the commission’s results lacking, and did his own research. It led to his new book, in which Wallison details what government decisions he believes helped cause the meltdown.

Arizona Public Media

Ken Rudin is a political reporting veteran. He’s keeping keen eye on this fall’s elections--including the battle Colorado’s U.S. Senate seat, and governor’s race. Formerly with the NPR, Rudin was perhaps best known for his segment called Political Junkie, on Talk of the Nation. Rudin continues to report on politics. He was recently in Aspen for an event with Aspen Public Radio, and he took a few moments to talk with reporter Elise Thatcher. 

    

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Both candidates for Colorado's U.S. Senate seat have stopped by Aspen this summer. In July it was Democratic incumbent Mark Udall; this weekend it was Republican Congressman Cory Gardner, who currently represents much of Colorado's Eastern Plains. Aspen Public Radio's Elise Thatcher sat down with Gardner, during a busy afternoon at the Hotel Jerome. They talked about many of the same issues we put to Senator Udall earlier this summer. [Click to open and listen to APR's radio edit and longer unedited interview.]

Elise Thatcher

Pitkin County Republicans gathered at the Hotel Jerome on Saturday to rally around a long list of local, state and national candidates running for election this fall. There was a strong turnout... especially for a county better known for its left leaning constituents. The main event was Congressman Cory Gardner, who’s taking on Democratic incumbent Mark Udall.

Screenshot from aspeninstitute.org. July 24th, 2014.

A handful of Republican governors spoke on a panel at the Aspen Institute last night to a packed house. That included New Jersey governor and 2016 presidential hopeful Chris Christie. Improving government was the top theme of the night--- and some trash talk about the Democratic Party.

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Supporters of oil and gas production will hold a discussion tonight in Aspen. The Pitkin County Republicans are hosting filmmakers who have challenged the premise and facts behind the anti-fracking film “Gasland.” One of the goals is to figure out whether or not fracking is a good idea.