Delegates turn GOP politics 
upside down in two local races

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> Mr Pennington’s candidacy will only become a Jared Wright moment in local politics if the Republican Party
> is dead set on repeating earlier mistakes. It is well past time for them to wake up and take notice that
> many have left the Grand Old Party in recent years.They are so dead set on being the ones to pick the
> candidates and telling us those are the only choices the voters have if they want to beat the Democrats.
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> Isn’t it about time to allow the people to choose who they want to support? Why not a real election where
> there are several names on the ballot. And yes, come on Democrats, get your people out there and get more
> names on your side of the ballot. Isn’t that what elections are supposed to be about?
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> Put them all out there for scrutiny, let their record and deeds show us who they are, and then let the best man win.

There are a large number of concerning issues to voters in Mesa County and the delegates last Saturday certainly are some of those voters.
First, I see that here and all across America the number of Party registered voters are moving to Independent or Unaffiliated or don’t even vote anymore. Here in Colorado the term “Unaffiliated” means the parties are the central theme of politics and these voters don’t belong rather than “Independent” meaning each voter has his or her own vote. Across America, 47% of voters do not belong to either of the two major political parties.
Why? They have figured it out that those parties are more similar than different.

There are a number of concerning issues to voters in Mesa County, the delegates last Saturday certainly are some of those voters.
First, I see that here and all across America the number of Party registered voters are moving to Independent or Unaffiliated or don’t even vote anymore. Here in Colorado the term “Unaffiliated” means the parties are the central theme of politics and these voters don’t belong rather than “Independent” meaning each voter has his or her own vote. Across America, 47% of voters do not belong to either of the two major political parties.
Why? They have figured it out that those parties are more similar than different.
Many Party voters vote only the party slate but quite a few vote independently or not at all. NEVER THE LESS, PARTIES SERVE THE PARTY NOT THE PEOPLE. Voters are tired of being given only a choice at the polls of the lesser of two evils. They are tired of professional politicians whose vote clearly rejects the needs, wants or the will of the people. Currently, a candidate need only a vote of less than 6% of voters to win election because Independent/Unaffiliated voters are banned from primary processes and have no say in selecting candidates.
Second is the people prefer candidates of integrity rather than accept politician’s empty campaign promises not fulfilled where the voters see them as lies. The sentinel would have us believe this makes the voters “far to the Right” Is that a reasonable view of those that reject lies?
Next, let’s talk about the two approaches to public safety by police. The first is the kind of cop or sheriff that sees enforcement is the only way to provide safety, a job well done. The other is the cop or sheriff that sees protecting the people as the job of public safety. In my view it takes both to be an outstanding officer but if I had to choose only one I would choose the second as being more in tune with the prescripts of our declaration of Independence and the Constitutions of our nation and state.
Rusty Price



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