King drops from sheriff’s race

State Sen. Steve King has announced that he is dropping out of the race for Mesa County sheriff, the Grand Junction Republican said today.

In a letter to the Mesa County Republican Party, King called himself a “flawed human being” who has made mistakes.

“As a flawed human being, I’ve made my share of mistakes and believe there is no better test of a man’s integrity then his behavior when he is wrong,” King said in the letter. “I wish to apologize to my family, friends, community and those who have put their faith in me.”

King is under investigation for possible altering of his timecard at the sheriff’s office and conflicts in reimbursement expenses with the Colorado General Assembly and a campaign account he controls.

King was first elected to the Colorado House in 2006, serving four years there. He was elected to the Senate in 2010 and severed one term there. It’s too late for him to run for a second term. Rep. Ray Scott, R-Grand Junction, is vying for that seat.

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Here you go Mesa County.

The Republican Vacancy Committee will get together and decide for whom you get to vote.

Who will be on this committee?

The same silent few who were ready to force Steve King down your throats.

These insiders will get together and pick Matt Lewis to be your next Sheriff.

This will be the same Matt Lewis who worked along side King while he was fudging his time cards. The same Lewis who sat down with King when he announced his run to plan his place in the King regime. The same Lewis who was originally going to run until King got in the race then was talked out of it by his superiors.

You will now have a candidate who put no effort in to meet the voters over the past year. No effort to run a campaign. Who was too afraid to stand up and run against what was clearly a flawed candidate.

He will not have received one vote from anyone at the Caucus. He will not have received one vote from anyone in the Primary. But he will have the same backing of those Big Money GOP Insiders who supported King. Watch while Penry Hilkey and Claussen tell you that all along this was the best guy for the office.

I wonder which of the Insiders finale forced King out of the race. I wonder which of the Insiders got him the comparable job so he would drop out.

Are you tired of this game? Are you tired of this corruption? Vote Unaffiliated this year. Send a message to both Parties.

Actually, Senator King, there is a better test of a man’s integrity.  It what he does when he thinks no one is looking.  Would you have written that letter if you hadn’t been caught?

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