October 3, 2012
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McConnell sweeps past Moloney in Republican state House primary with 60 percent of vote in Routt, Eagle counties
McConnell said Tuesday night he looks forward to debating state Rep. Diane Mitsch Bush on gun control issues and educational standards initiatives like Common Core.
Thanks to a new state law, voters from outside Steamboat Springs may drop off completed primary ballots through the end of the business day Tuesday at the Oak Creek, Yampa and Hayden town halls as well as at the Clark Store in North Routt.
Voters planning to participate in primary elections need to have their ballots turned in by 7 p.m. June 24.
Chuck McConnell, who ran for House District 26 in 2012, has stated he will vie to be the GOP’s candidate in the 2014 race. Fellow Routt County Republican Dave Moloney also has declared his candidacy for H.D. 26
When Dick Soash was elected state senator in 1976, it was the first time a local Democrat held the seat since Republican rancher Charlie Murphy wrestled the seat away from Steamboat’s "Preachin’" Bob Norvell in 1928.
Mitsch Bush beat Republican opponent Chuck McConnell with 55 percent of the vote.
Diane Mitsch Bush and Chuck McConnell are from Steamboat Springs, which raises the question of how well they are coming across in Eagle County, the only other county besides Routt in House District 26.
I will work every day if elected to help small businesses in our state hire more employees; invest in property, plants and equipment; and help contribute to the American Dream.
Chuck McConnell is running for Colorado House District 26
Business issues from the need to support lone eagles to the role of government in economic development got a close look Wednesday when the Steamboat Pilot & Today hosted local candidates.
Chuck McConnell says "Oil and gas creates jobs today — these are high-paying jobs," while Diane Mitsch Bush counters that "Research and experience show small businesses are the job creators."