Conservatives’ July 4 tea party planned in GJ

A Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate seat will speak on Independence Day to a Grand Junction tea party.

Weld County District Attorney Ken Buck will speak at the 7 p.m. event. Buck is the second potential Senate candidate to speak to a Grand Junction tea party. Aurora City Councilman Ryan Frazier spoke to a tea party April 15 in Lincoln Park.

Frazier and Buck are considering runs against U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, a Democrat who was appointed by Gov. Bill Ritter to replace Ken Salazar, who now serves as interior secretary.

The Western Slope Conservative Alliance is organizing the tea party at the old Mesa County Courthouse, 544 Rood Ave.

Other speakers at the tea party will be state Sen. Josh Penry and state Reps. Steve King and Laura Bradford, all Mesa County Republicans.

The event will be over in plenty of time for participants to see the fireworks at Lincoln Park, observers said.

The three Mesa County office holders also will speak during the alliance’s monthly meeting at 6:30 Thursday in the Grand Junction City Hall council chambers.


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