GOP Rally in Prowers County for Local, National Vote

GOP Rally Attendees at Cow Palace Courtyard

A rally to promote the vote for southeast Colorado Republicans was held this past Friday at the Rodeway Cow Palace Inn in Lamar. Hosted by the Prowers County GOP party and featuring main speaker, Ryan Call, the Colorado GOP Chairman, various candidates from the state and local level addressed the gathering with only 11 days left to vote before the November General Election.

Larry Crowder, Henry Schnabel, Wendy Buxton-Andrade

For local county commissioner candidates Henry Schnabel and Wendy Buxton-Andrade, the rally was a chance to showcase why they should get the vote on November 6. For other candidates such as U.S. Congressman Cory Gardner or Senate District 35 candidate, Larry Crowder, some of the stakes had a broader scope for statewide political clout. Call said Crowder’s race against Christina Martinez may be a swing vote that defines the state majority party in the Colorado legislature after November.

State Senator Addresses Gathering on Getting Out the Vote

Some positions are not contested this year as in the case of Tim Dore, running for the 64th District in Colorado. Dore said although he doesn’t face competition in the election, he will face various issues as a state representative next year. “I’ll be representing nine counties from my district and will have to make my voice heard against other representatives whose districts cover only nine miles, but have more population.” Dore said he will need to make sure he has the voices of his constituents behind him after the election. Other representatives in the audience were noted including Prowers County Commissioners, Janet Marriot, the Prowers County GOP Chair, District Attorney Jennifer Swanson who is up for re-election for her final term, State Senator Greg Brophy and County Sheriff Jim Faull. Prowers County Clerk and Recorder, Jana Coen, reminded the audience that early voting is still available until November 2 at the Lamar Resource and Senior Center, or ballots may be dropped off at the Clerk’s office at the County Courthouse.

The one day sweep through southeast Colorado including meeting with representatives and voters in Otero, Kiowa, Bent, Baca and Crowley Counties.

By Russ Baldwin

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