Beauprez headlines Lincoln Day Dinner fundraiser in Steamboat

Event to be held at 5 p.m. Friday

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Lincoln Day Dinner fundraiser

  • Friday, May 4, 2012, 5 p.m.
  • Steamboat Springs Community Center, 1605 Lincoln Ave., Steamboat Springs
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Former Colorado gubernatorial candidate and U.S. congressman Bob Beauprez will headline a Friday fundraiser and dinner for local Republicans.

“He talks to anybody and everybody and is a good guy and a good speaker,” said Chuck McConnell, chairman of the Routt County Republican Central Committee.

The GOP’s annual Lincoln Day Dinner fundraiser starts with a social hour at 5 p.m. at the Steamboat Springs Community Center. The barbecue dinner is at 6 p.m., and the program will begin at 6:30 p.m. The evening will include silent and live auctions. Admission is $40 for adults 23 and older and $20 for those 22 and younger.

McConnell said local Rep­ublicans have been busy in recent months designating candidates at the state, district and county levels. Now the party has its sights set on the Nov. 6 election.

“We are absolutely motivated and fired up and excited about this election cycle,” McConnell said. “We consider this to be an incredibly important campaign cycle.”

Lincoln Day dinners are held in communities throughout the country. McConnell said the dinner helps raise money for the local party, which then uses it to cover administrative costs and to provide support for local candidates. Routt County Republicans annually purchase a pig from the Routt County Fair to host a big roast for seniors. The group also has established a $500 annual scholarship for a local graduating high school student.

“It’s our way to show our support for some of the kids in the community,” McConnell said.

McConnell said the dinner allows community members the chance to meet and talk about issues with their local representatives.

McConnell is running for House District 26. State Senate District 8 candidates Jean White and Randy Baumgardner also are expected to attend. Republican county commissioner candidates should be in attendance, as well.

McConnell said Beauprez was chosen to emcee and speak at the dinner because he is articulate and has conservative values. Beauprez is a Colorado native who was raised on a dairy farm near Lafayette. He worked in the dairy, real estate and finance industries before being elected to Congress in 2002. Beauprez was the Republican nominee for Colorado governor in 2006 but lost to Democrat Bill Ritter.

To reach Matt Stensland, call 970-871-4247 or email mstensland@SteamboatToday.com

Comments

Eric Morris 1 year, 11 months ago

A loser helping losers. Yet another Repuglican who (smartly) avoided service in Vietnam yet voted for continuing indefinitely the wars in Asia and against law-abiding 'murican citizens by supporting the abridgement of the constitution in the name of the war on terrah here in ze fatherland.

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Brian Kotowski 1 year, 11 months ago

Well, let’s take a look: the Obama Administration has doubled down in Afghanistan, widened the war into Pakistan, attacked Yemen & Somalia, & launched an undeclared NATO war in Libya. 559 American service men & women killed last year in Iraq & Afghanistan. According to Wiki, nearly 800 civilians, including 160 children, have been killed by the President’s drone attacks.

When it comes to war powers, surveillance, Gitmo, habeas corpus, indefinite detentions, renditions (you are aware that rendition = torture, right?), warrantless wiretapping, O makes the vile Chimpy McBushHitler cabal look like snot-nosed cub scouts.

How’s that hope & change working out for you, Eric? When O sends a suspect to Egypt for genital mutilation with a heated razor blade, it’s clearly for the greater good. Move along. Nothing to see here. Is your self-righteous indignation only triggered by leaders who reside somewhere to the right of Genghis Khan?

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Eric Morris 1 year, 11 months ago

I never said anything in support of the Demoncrats either. Once the person I support probably loses (while giving a valiant fight on the convention floor of that otherwise wicked, spineless, and pointless party), I will exercise my constitutional right to opt-out of voting in the general election--just as I opt-out of the nudie scanner when I fly.

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jerry carlton 1 year, 11 months ago

I will donate money to political parties when all house, senate, and presidential benefits are revoked and the aforementioned thieves join socical security and medicare like the rest of us serfs. This has to be retroactive and include all the other thieves who have retired including Bushes, Clinton, Carter, and any other surviving crooks.

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Rob Douglas 1 year, 11 months ago

Since 1984, the president, vice-president and all members of Congress have been required to pay into Social Security and Medicare like every other American. Additionally, under the current federal pension system, the average pension for a former member of Congress is less than $40,000 per year and there are fewer than 500 retired members of Congress who are qualified to collect a pension of any kind under either the new system or the old system. There are vesting periods and restrictions on when the pension begins to pay that are fairly similar to many private sector jobs. If you would like to research the law as it pertains to federal elected representatives and Social Security, Medicare and pensions, here are some links to start the research. http://www.ssa.gov/history/hfaq.html http://www.snopes.com/politics/socialsecurity/pensions.asp http://usgovinfo.about.com/od/uscongress/a/congresspay.htm I hope this information is useful.

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jerry carlton 1 year, 11 months ago

Rob Thanks for the links. Very informative. I had bought into the lies circulating on the internet. That said, I found an interesting quote on The National Taxpayers Union site which I reached from the Snopes site. I would post the link but do not know how as I am marginally computer literate. Basically it said "Congressional retirement benefits are 2 to 3 times more generous than a similarly salaried executive could expect to recieve upon retiring from the private sector." Pretty sweet deal when you can write the laws that determine your own salary and retirement. Any other group in the country like that? Give us an article in the paper talking about that and comparing the health care benefits they recieve compared to other Americans. There is plenty of waste, graft, fraud and theft in government to solve the budget problen without reneging on something that the government has been telling me for 51 years.

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