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Republicans target election at local Lincoln Day dinner PDF Print E-mail
Written by Brenda Johnson Brandt   

“Stay on our message, stay strong and gain a majority of the Independents’ votes.” That’s the advice Jon Becker gave Phillips County Republicans as he addressed the Lincoln Day dinner in Holyoke Sunday, March 2.

He cited successful recalls in the state this past year to point out that citizens still have ultimate control of the system.

“We need to listen to their questions, respond with answers and have true solutions,” said Becker. “If we can do that, this party that we love so much will be back in power.”

Lincoln Day dinner speaker Jon Becker, who is also seeking election to Colorado House District No. 65, addresses the crowd of about 60 Sunday in Holyoke.  

—Enterprise photo

Becker, from Fort Morgan, served as representative from Colorado House District No. 63 from 2011-12. Through redistricting at that time, he was in District 65 and chose not to run against Rep. Jerry Sonnenberg.

However, after sitting out for two years, Becker now seeks the District 65 seat being vacated by Sonnenberg.

“How do we get to be back in the majority from having been in the minority?” Becker asked the Phillips County crowd of around 60 people Sunday, just two days before party caucuses.

Citing the recall election in Pueblo, he summarized, “We got the Independents to vote with us.”

He also highlighted the grassroots effort of the people who bound together for the 2nd Amendment gun issue, saying they didn’t allow it to get off topic.

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Holyoke Enterprise March 6, 2014