May 3, 2012

SandBoxBlogs: Steamboat Today "Beauprez headlines Lincoln Day Dinner fundraiser in Steamboat"

Matt Stensland:
"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....." (Read more?  Click title)

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