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During the March 6 caucus, Boulder County Republicans conducted a non-binding straw poll for the 2018 gubernatorial race. The winner of the poll was Walker Stapleton, garnering 61% of the support. Complete results are below.
- Stapleton: 61%
- Coffman: 20%
- Robinson: 6%
- Mitchell: 4%
- Barlock: 4%
- Gaiter: 2%
- Rundberg: 2%
- Victor Hirsch, Tom Tancredo & George Leing (write-ins): 0.3% each
In early February the Boulder County Republicans flocked to the brand new Boulder Embassy Suites and enjoyed our 2018 Lincoln Reagan Dinner. We had a wonderful evening of visiting with candidates, bidding on auction items, and of course hearing an amazing keynote speaker. Thank you to everyone who attended and participated in the auctions. It's always fun seeing old friends and meeting new ones.
Our keynote address was from Turning Point USA's founder, Charlie Kirk. At 24 years old, Charlie has appeared on Fox News, CNBC, and Fox Business News over 200 times. He is also a best-selling author, was the youngest speaker at the 2016 Republican National Convention, and a proud Eagle Scout.
Since its founding, Turning Point USA has embarked on a mission to build the most organized, active, and powerful conservative grassroots activist network on college campuses across the country. With a presence on over 1,000 campuses and high schools, Turning Point USA is the largest and fastest growing youth organization in America. Their newest project is the Professor Watchlist, aiming to expose and document professors who discriminate against conservative students and advance leftist propaganda in the classroom.
We also owe special thanks to the Boulder Police Department. The BCR always appreciates the difficult and dangerous work you do, but thank you especially for your presence at our event. In case you missed it, Charlie drew some violent protesters at CSU the day before.
...It's disappointing that some on the other side believe ideas of freedom, free markets, and limited government must be opposed with weapons.
Check out some of the event photos and especially Charlie Kirk's speech. Be sure to subscribe to our newsletter to be notified of more events like this. And, we encourage you to learn more about Turning Point USA and support their work.