I wanted to reach out to you, and let you know that the Adams & Broomfield Counties Victory office is open. We are in the same location we were in 2012, at the corner of E. 104th and York.

If Republicans are going to win this year we are going to need all the help we can get. We need to reach out to voters as many times as we can between now and November. Please consider spending some time making phone calls here at the office, or knocking doors in your neighborhood. The more times we reach out to voters the more likely we are to make an impact this year.

Kristian Hemphill
Adams & Broomfield Counties Field Director
2200 E. 104th Ave #103,
Thornton, CO 80233
(c) 720-723-0211



The difference between the Adams County Republicans and the Adams County Democrats:

“We want to control our own life, not yours”

“We support every individual choice that does not take away someone else’s choice”.

“Freedom and Liberty vs. Control”

It’s an easy decision for us….



After initially supporting incumbent Sen. Mark Udall (D., Colo.), through the first quarter of this year, oil and natural gas companies have since overwhelmingly supported his challenger, Rep. Cory Gardner (R., Colo.), over Mr. Udall.

U.S. Sen. Mark Udall (D., Colo.) accepts his party’s nomination to run for re-election to his seat in the November 2014 general election during the Colorado Democratic Party’s State Assembly in Denver in April.

Associated Press

Mr. Udall was among this election cycle’s top recipients of oil and gas money through March, having received $201,550 from the sector, according to Federal Election Commission data compiled by the Center for Responsive Politics up to March. At that time,  Mr. Gardner, who announced at the end of February his intent to challenge Mr. Udall after getting three other GOP candidates to bow out of a potentially bruising Republican primary, had received just $79,300 from the oil and gas industry for his House re-election bid.

Since Mr. Gardner entered the Senate race, the oil and gas industry has been pouring money into Mr. Gardner’s campaign. Between the first and second quarters, the industry gave $223,600 to Mr. Gardner and just $41,460 to Mr. Udall, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. Continue reading

Polling has shown that Colorado voters are just learning about U.S. Rep. Cory Gardner, who is running against the most liberal vulnerable Senator up for re-election, Sen. Mark Udall, for a seat in the Senate. This new ad from his campaign team gives Coloradans additional, much-needed background on Gardner.

Just watch:

From the ad:

Cory: My dad and granddad had big shoes to fill. So did I.

All of us in Colorado walk in footsteps of pioneers.

Cory: Now, the footsteps that guide us belong to the next generation.

Cory: Washington burdens them with debt. Mortgages their future.

We need to shake up the United States Senate. Put in a New Generation – one that’s accountable…to the Next Generation.

I’m Cory Gardner. I approved this message.


SD 24 Phone Bank Call Schedule

Wednesday nights 5pm – 8pm

Adams County Victory Field Office, 2200 E. 104th Avenue, Suite 103  Thornton, CO                  (in the office under the Grace Mgmt. Sign on the West end of the building)

SD 24 Walk Schedule 

Please volunteer some time on one of these dates to help us walk!

For additional information regarding meet locations, walk books or the smartphone app, please contact: Kristian Hemphill Director at the ADCO Victory Field Office at 720-723-0211.  Otherwise, you can call me, Nancy Thompson at 303-428-5624 or email me at XBeacon80x@aol.com

 Sunday, July 20th:         2 pm – 6 pm

 Monday, July 21st:       5 pm – 8 pm

Tuesday, July 22nd:     9 am – 12 pm

Wednesday July 23rd:  9 am – 12 pm

 Sunday, July 27th:         2 pm – 6 pm

Monday July 28th:         9 am – 12 pm

Wednesday, July 30th:  5 pm – 8 pm Continue reading

When I first wanted to write my opinion pieces, it was quite a few years ago, and long before I began writing for this paper. One day I submitted a piece to a magazine. The editor actually took the time to get back to me, and though she said she liked what I had written, she felt it could be improved if I got myself the Associated Press stylebook.

I had absolutely no idea what that was. And, I did not want to embarrass myself by asking.

So, it was off to the bookstore. Once there, I realized I was so in the dark as to what the stylebook was that I did not even know where to look for it. So, I gave in and asked someone, and I was guided to what is commonly referred to as the “AP Stylebook.”

I did not open it at the bookstore. I figured the editor of that magazine thought it would guide me in a way that I could better put my prose together so that they make more sense. I popped for the $20, took it home and sat down to read it.

To do a book report on the AP Stylebook would be like doing a book report on a dictionary, because that is basically what it is. Continue reading

Some Democrats in Colorado are feeling vulnerable for this 2014 election cycle, and it isn’t helping that one of their own is pushing anti-fracking ballot measures that Democrats fear are poised to rouse Republicans to the polls.

In 2008, Colorado began to “turn blue” with a famously concerted effort proclaimed the “Colorado Model” by which progressives systematically targeted the state with big government policy proposals that began to beat back the GOP primacy in the state.

The Democrats at last overstepped with their massively strict anti-gun policies, which resulted in the 2013 recall elections that toppled no less than the president of the state’s Senate, Democrat John Morse, and another Senator who backed the anti-gun measures.

Since then the GOP has looked poised to take back some political territory, and the 2014 elections promise to bring them gains. With Democrat Governor John Hickenlooper and Democrat Senator Mark Udall in tough races, something like this could help turn the tide away from their re-election efforts.

So, with the “nail-biting” elections everyone expects this year, Democrats are cross with Congressman Jared Polis who is pushing several anti-business and anti-energy ballot initiatives that he hopes will put restrictions on fracking for oil and gas in the state. Continue reading

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Looking back, I am very lucky I wasn’t fired from my first job as a lawyer.

The year was 1991, the position was staff attorney in the Georgia Attorney General’s Office, and the issue was a same-sex marriage. A good friend and fellow law clerk had referred to herself as engaged and listed her female partner as her soon-to-be spouse on the office’s standard human resource’s forms. Her job offer was withdrawn.

I will never forget sitting across the desk from the attorney general himself, demanding an explanation of his legal position. I learned an important life lesson from that experience, though probably not the one my new boss thought he taught me.

I learned that a distinction must be drawn between an elected office and the person who holds it.

The office holder’s role is not to impose his agenda on the people he represents, but instead to explore avenues for change that respect the legal process and differing opinions. Justice may come too slowly for some, but the reward of a final outcome grounded in the rule of law is worth the patience and effort.

As the state’s chief legal officer, Colorado’s attorney general swears to uphold and defend the state’s laws – regardless of personal beliefs.

Carrying out this duty is not always easy. As an example, in recent months the Attorney General’s Office has received criticism from both ends of the political spectrum for its handling of two sets of cases: one involving a baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a gay couple and another brought by same-sex couples seeking the right to marry.

In the first instance, the attorney general is accused of prioritizing same-sex marriage over a business owner’s religious liberty. In the second, he is accused of denying same-sex couples a proposed fundamental right to marry.

While in many ways philosophically opposed, the advocates in both two cases argue that the state is violating the constitution by enforcing unjust laws. These arguments are seriously made and the legal debate about them is crucial.

But some observers go a step further – they claim the Attorney General’s Office should effectively veto the laws in question by refusing to defend them in court. This is a dangerous idea.

Under our legal system of checks and balances, a law that is considered unjust can be rescinded in two ways: either the people or their elected representatives can vote to repeal it, or they can convince a court to declare it invalid.

Both processes involve careful thought, debate, and participation from all sides. Not everyone will like the result, but in our democratic process, everyone can know they had an opportunity to advocate their position.

Killing a law by declining to defend it bears none of these hallmarks. It should be no surprise that when some attorneys general choose this course, our system suffers for it. For example, had California’s attorney general defended her state’s marriage law, the U.S. Supreme Court could have resolved the constitutional status of same-sex marriage a year ago.

Instead, she essentially vetoed the law through her inaction, preventing the Supreme Court from reaching the substantive question.

The issue of same-sex marriage divides very good people with strongly held opinions.

Public debates can be contentious and polarizing.

Indeed, it is more difficult to defend laws in the eye of this public policy storm than it is to succumb to personal and political goals.

However, unlike my opponent in the race for attorney general, I do not confuse my policy preferences with my duty to defend laws with which I may disagree. When I chose to run for attorney general, I committed to set aside my opinions of what the law should be in favor of a higher legal system that recognizes the pivotal role of voters and the courts.

Efforts to change the law on same-sex marriage are now moving rapidly but are not yet settled, and until they are, the attorney general has a duty to play his part and defend current Colorado law.

Simply put, if our attorney general gets to pick and choose which laws to defend and which to disregard, whatever the justification, then we no longer are a nation of laws but a land of selective justice.


Cynthia Coffman is the Republican candidate for attorney general in Colorado. She serves as deputy attorney general of Colorado.

Read more at http://gazette.com/guest-column-being-state-attorney-general-means-following-the-rule-of-law/article/1523396#xLdjHY4F7QMwuUqh.99

Senate Democrats appear to have concluded that scapegoating religious minorities is good politics. “Sens. Patty Murray of Washington and Mark Udall of Colorado are expected to introduce legislation on Wednesday seeking to prevent companies from relying on a religious freedom law to avoid complying with the Affordable Care Act’s requirement to cover all forms of contraception approved by the government without charging workers a copayment,” The Wall Street Journal reports.

The bill, a response to last week’s Supreme Court ruling in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, would foreclose employers from conscientiously objecting to ObamaCare coverage mandates under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. It has no prospect of being enacted into law this year, given that Republicans control the House. National Journal last week quoted Speaker John Boehner, who praised the decision as “a victory for religious freedom and another defeat for an administration that has repeatedly crossed constitutional lines in pursuit of its Big Government objectives.” (Actually, in this case the line it crossed was a statutory one.)

Thus the introduction of the legislation is an exercise not in lawmaking but in political point-scoring. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid acknowledges as much: “People are going to have to walk down here and vote and if they vote with the five men on the Supreme Court I think they’re going to be treated unfavorably in the November elections,” the Journal quotes him as saying. The New York Times reports a longer version of the quote, in which Reid refers to the court’s majority as “five white men.”

Mark Udall




Mark Udall Associated Press

Udall, a Colorado Democrat elected in 2008, faces a serious re-election challenge from Rep. Cory Gardner.   Continue reading

Hi all,

Please help this targeted Senate race. We have a chance to switch over the Senate, but not unless we get everyone on board to help.

As you may or may not know the competition is already out in force. We have a lot of work ahead  and we need as many people who can volunteer their time and talent as possible.

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Therefore, I invite you to join in many of the opportunities below ~~


So I respectfully ask you all once again to send this out personally to your contact lists and to your group members.

The more Volunteer support we can provide to the SD 24 campaign, the

better Adams County and Colorado’s future will be! 

SD 24 Phone Bank Call Schedule

When:        Wednesday nights

Time:         5 pm – 8 pm

Location:   Adams County Victory Field Office, 2200 E. 104th Avenue, Suite 103,  Thornton, CO (in the office under the Grace Mgmt. Sign on the West end of the building)

SD 24 Walk Schedule  Continue reading


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