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  • Meet Candidates / GOP Debate Watch Party

     

    GOP Presidential Debate

     

    Watch Party

     

     

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    Meet and Greet Candidates for

     

    School District Re50J Board of Directors

     

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    Colorado Mtn College Board of Trustees

     

      

    Wednesday, September 16

     

    5pm

     

     

    Grand Avenue Grill

     678 Grand Avenue

    Eagle, CO

     

    Join your fellow Republicans and all other interested parties to watch the second GOP Presidential Debate at the Grand Avenue Grill at in Eagle.

     

    The evening will begin with the opportunity to meet and greet candidates for the Eagle County School District Re50J Board of Directors and the Colorado Mountain College Board of Trustees.

     

    Following the meet and greet, stay and watch the GOP Presidential Debate at 6pm.  Support your favorites and discuss, with local Republicans, the various points debated by the candidates.

  • 2015 Lincoln Day Dinner

    Steve_House.jpgSteve House, chair of Colorado Republican Committee, will be the guest speaker at Eagle County Republicans’ annual Lincoln Day Dinner.           

    House was elected in March at the bi-annual Organization meeting of the Colorado State Central Committee. Before his election he served as chair of Adams County and was a candidate in last year’s primary race for Governor. Prior to that he served as a consultant in the health care industry.

    The message for this year’s dinner will be party unity. With what is shaping up to be an extensive and onerous  primary season, it will be a primary goal of the party to support the eventual winner and put differences aside.

    Café Milano in Edwards will host the dinner which will be held on June 24th at 6:00pm. Tickets are $75 and reservations can be made no later than June 22nd at eaglegop.com or by contacting Katherine Paisen Senn at 970-390-1731. For any other information, please call Kaye Ferry at 970-376-5100.

    REGISTER ONLINE NOW

  • Victory 2016 Fundraiser: An Evening with Ann Coulter

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    CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS!

    Eagle County Republicans are pleased to announce that Ann Coulter will lead off Victory 2016, the first event laying the ground work for the 2016 elections.

    “An Evening with Ann” is a fundraiser for Eagle County Republican Central Committee and will be held in a private home but is available to the public.

    A Connecticut native, Coulter graduated with honors from Cornell University School of Arts & Sciences, and received her J.D. from University of Michigan Law School, where she was an editor of The Michigan Law Review.

    Coulter clerked for the Honorable Pasco Bowman II of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit and was an attorney in the Department of Justice Honors Program for outstanding law school graduates.

    After practicing law in private practice in New York City, Coulter worked for the Senate Judiciary Committee, where she handled crime and immigration issues for Senator Spencer Abraham of Michigan. From there, she became a litigator with the Center For Individual Rights in Washington, DC, a public interest law firm dedicated to the defense of individual rights with particular emphasis on freedom of speech, civil rights, and the free exercise of religion.

    A regular on many TV shows, Ann is a regular Fox News contributor and the author of numerous books including: Never Trust a Liberal Over Three, If Democrats Had Brains They’d be Republican, How to Talk to a Liberal-If You Must, Treason-Liberal Treachery From the Cold War to the War on Terror.

    “We are thrilled to have the opportunity to host Ann for this very special evening. That it will be  held in a private home adds to the special quality this night promises to deliver” said Kaye Ferry, chair of Eagle County Republicans. “Ann is not only coming here to share her insights, which are notoriously candid, but she will also be skiing for the week and spending time enjoying Vail.”

    Click for more information and to reserve a ticket or call Kaye Ferry at 970-376-5100.

    If you would rather register via mail or fax, please use this form (PDF).

  • Eagle County Republicans elect officers

    On February 12, 2015 we had our bi-annual organizational meeting and elected the county party officers as well as appointed District Captains and Precinct Captains. We thank you all for your willingness to serve your community in this way! You can read further about the results in our press release that appeared in the Vail Daily.

  • OFFICIAL CALL - EAGLE COUNTY REPUBLICAN CENTRAL COMMITTEE

    In accordance with the election laws of the State of Colorado and the governing bylaws and rules of the Republican Party, the organizational meetings for the County Republican Central Committee and the single-county district central committees of the Republican Party specified above shall be held  on the following date and location, beginning at the time indicated:

    Thursday, February 12, 2015 

    Location:Avon Public Library, 200 Benchmark Road, Avon, CO 81620.

    Check-in: 6:00 pm-6:30 pm; no one will be seated for voting purposes after  6:30 pm.

    The principal purposes of the organizational meetings will be:

    • To elect a Chairman, four Vice-Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer of the County Republican Central Committee;
    • To ratify vacancy committees for the County Republican Central Committee and for each of the respective district political party central committees; and
    • To conduct all other business that may properly come before the County Republican Central Committee.

    All persons interested in running for any of the above mentioned offices must submit a letter of intent indicating the office for which they are submitting their name for nomination via email to Secretary@eaglegop.com by January 31, 2015. The Secretary will respond that the letter of intent was received. If you do not receive confirmation, please call (970)926-1840.Vice Chair nominees are elected to the four Vice Chair positions according to the number of votes received in the Vice Chair election. For example, the person receiving the most votes will be the 1st Vice Chair; the person receiving the second most votes will be the 2nd Vice Chair etc. 

    Dated and respectfully submitted this 11th dayof January,2015.

    Kaye Ferry

    Chairperson, Eagle County Republican Central Committee
  • 2014 Election Results

    Here are the latest election results:

    Eagle County results (PDF) (view on website)

    Statewide election results (view on website)

     

  • Critical Election Information!

    by Kaye Ferry, Chair, Eagle County Republicans

    I receive daily updates from both the state and our clerk as to the number of ballots that have been turned in and here's the sad state of affairs.

    Statewide, Republicans are out voting Democrats and Unaffiliateds 2:1- that is, Republicans are voting in the same numbers as the Democrats and Unaffiliateds COMBINED!

    Not so in so in Eagle County where it is almost the reverse. That is a pitiful situation when we have so much at stake. We simply must turn out the vote here if we hope to succeed. I would plead with everyone to show up at the office, wave signs, make calls, walk neighborhoods etc. We need everyone on this for the next 10 days.

    Picture this- you wake up on Nov. 5 and we've lost key races due to Eagle County's apathy. And we all know that with some of our local races, they have come down to multiple recounts, only to have us lose by single digits.

    It is imperative that you adjust your priorities for the next few days and put winning these races on the top of your list. Nothing you have planned between now and November 4 is more important that winning these elections.

    We can blame a lot of things on the altitude but if we lose these races, we can only blame ourselves for not taking this November and our future seriously.

  • Did you receive your ballot yet?

    Ballots for this MAIL-IN BALLOT ONLY election have been mailed and you likely have received yours in your mailbox by now. If you have any questions, feel free to give us a call. Once you've filled out and mailed or dropped off your ballot it's time to help us get out the vote. WE KNOW YOU CARE about this NATION! SO, HELP US BOOST VOTER TURNOUT.

     

    What can you do? We've got a volunteer job designed just for you! See the list below and let us know what works best for you:

     

    1. Do you like to be active outdoors and talk to folks? We will be walking precincts in Eagle County beginning Saturday 10/18 & 10/19. Meet at Eagle GOP HQ @ 9:00 am Sat or 1:00 pm Sun. for instructions. Walk as little or as much as you like!

     

    2. Do you like to work inside with others and talk on the phone? We will be calling fellow Eagle County voters making sure they received their ballot and answer any questions. Calling begins Saturday 10/18 @ 9:00 am at the Eagle GOP HQ and continues on Sunday at 1:00 pm.

     

    3. Do you prefer to staff the office and greet visitors? We are always in need of friendly folks to work in the office, greet visitors, do light office work, take phone calls and make phone calls.

     

    4. Do you like to go to parties with pizza and beer? We are hosting a Ballot Mailing Party on 10/22 at 6:00pm at Eagle GOP HQ. We will be providing pizza, beer, wine, and refreshments for all in attendance. Bring a neighbor, friend, and/or family member with you!

     

    REMEMBER...This weekend is especially critical as the majority of voters will fill out and send in their ballots within 3 days of receiving them. If we can turnout the voters we will WIN!!

  • Check out our new TV commercial!

    The Eagle County Republicans have produced a television ad that will be appearing on Comcast Cable BUT you can watch it right here! Let us know what you think and share it with your friends and family.

     

  • Fresh Air

    by Kaye Ferry, Chair of Eagle County Republican Party

     

    I guess the best way to start this is to refer back to last month.

     

    On August 10th I wrote an article with the headline : “Keep election season truthful, respectful”. It was prompted by a flurry of telephone calls directed towards one of our Republican candidates, calls whose clear intent was to portray him in a negative way. These calls have been substituted with mailings with the same goal.

     

    I pointed out that while this type of campaign practice is always despicable, it is particularly egregious in a small community where, when it’s all over, we still have to live together.

     

    For this, on August 13 I received the following nod from Don Rogers: “HIT: To local Republican Party Chairwoman Kaye Ferry’s call for clean, respectful election campaigns this fall. Wouldn’t that be a breath of fresh air?”

     

    The answer to the “fresh air” question should be a resounding “YES!” But apparently not so for the Democrats of Eagle County. And there are only a few explanations: they didn’t read the article; they read the article and didn’t want truthful and respectful elections; they didn’t want a “breath of fresh air; they prefer to wallow in the muck of lies; they think smear campaigns work. Or perhaps they are simply incapable of telling the truth; maybe their platform and record is so pitiful and failing that there only hope of winning is to attack their competition; or worse, their moral compass is so distorted that they are actually not even aware of the tawdriness of their behavior.

     

    I’ll let you speculate as to the answer and maybe you will come up with yet another explanation. As for me, I quite frankly don’t care because whatever it is, I’m just sick of it.

     

    You might wonder what got me going this time. On Wed, Oct. 1, the Democrats placed an ad in the Vail Daily that was a further attack- this time on Eagle County Republicans. I will not dignify it by repeating any part but suffice it to say that it so misrepresented the facts that the Vail Daily, hardly a bastion of conservative politics, pulled it. They refused to run it for the 2 more days of paid advertising that were scheduled.  Kudos to the Vail Daily.

     

    But it gets worse. When a reporter from the Daily contacted the Dems about the ad, they perpetrated an even bigger lie- in writing. And again, I won’t dignify it but the County Attorney was contacted and refuted their claims. Blatant, out right fabrications with absolutely no basis in fact. Something corroborated by the County Attorney and witnessed by the chair and former legal counsel for the state Republican Party.

     

    You might ask “Why?” The answer is, I don’t know. I can only speculate. But my question is, what are they so afraid of that they are resorting to such despicable and demeaning tactics? If they have a message that’s worth supporting, let’s hear it. I would have to guess at this point that they don’t- or more pointedly, she doesn’t.

     

    And part of their- her- defense is that she has no control over these ads. That is bold-faced nonsense. I managed a campaign. I was a candidate myself. And believe me on this, a candidate can most certainly let it be known that they- in this case, she- is not interested in this type of campaigning. As with all organizations, the buck stops somewhere and in this case it’s with the candidate.

     

    I’m not so naïve as to think this kind of stuff doesn’t happen in politics- on both sides. I will, however, always maintain that it shouldn’t. But what happened this time so crossed the line of propriety, that it had to be addressed.

     

    But you’ll have to be your own judge. There’s a lot we don’t know about candidates.

     

    Most of us vote based on what little information we gather from ads. In very few instances do we have any personal interaction with candidates where we get a real insight into who they are and what they represent. In this case we do. If you approve of this type of morality, go for it- you’ve got yourself a candidate. As for me, I don’t. I know we can do better so I’ll vote for Don. 

 
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