Roger Bentley has been named chairman of the Delta County Republican Central Committee. Jim Wetzel, who chaired the GOP's vacancy committee, said the committee reviewed two applications before selecting Bentley.
The accountability committee charged with investigating Delta County Republican Central Committee chairperson Linda Sorenson, and evaluating "the quality of the chair's apology" released its findings at the monthly committee meeting held July 5.
Sorenson, and by association, the local Republican party, was the subject of local and national news coverage in the wake of a Facebook meme portraying President Obama as a chimpanzee.
Linda Sorenson has resigned as chair of the Delta County Republican Central Committee, but her exit raised more questions from local party members trying to get a handle on her controversial Facebook posts.
Linda Sorenson, chairman of the Delta County Republican Party, has responded to the furor caused by a Facebook meme of Ronald Reagan bottlefeeding a chimpanzee. The caption, "I'll be damned ... Reagan used to babysit Obama!" spurred outcries of racism that spread rapidly across the entire nation.
Ballots for the June 28 primary election have been mailed to registered Democrat and Republican voters in Delta County. Unaffiliated voters may participate by affiliating with one of the major parties any time prior to Election Day.
The Delta County Republican Party Assembly on Saturday set the stage for a primary election in the District 3 county commissioner race.
Also, there is now a Democrat, Jere Lowe of Paonia, in the District 3 race.
Alex Beinstein doesn't have the financial resources of U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, so he's counting on face-to-face contact with Republicans, media and citizens in the 3rd Congressional District. It's his hope to garner enough delegate votes to force a primary race in his effort to unseat Tipton.
Precinct caucuses will be held Tuesday, March 1, at 7 p.m. Locations for both the Republican and Democratic parties can be found below. A map of precinct boundaries is located at www.deltacounty.com.
Senate Republicans responded last week to the dramatic U.S. Supreme Court stay of the EPA "Clean Power Plan."
Senate President Bill Cadman said he believes Gov. Hickenlooper should respect the court's ruling by instructing the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) to suspend all CPP implementation activities.
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