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    WOW! Dunno what to say . . With the exception of Vera Ortegon, the whole bunch of candidates are Democratic Community activists . . And with the exception of Chris Nichols, (as far as I know) none have ever had a real job . . I take that back, one is a retired Teacher . . But again, she has never had to depend upon the private sector for a living . . she still was paid with taxpayers money . . And reading about her, she's gonna spend it . .

    Chris Nichols is running as the "Hidden Democrat" . . and we can see how he does things . . Get's one of his opposing candidates thrown out because of the fine print.

    And as I said, the rest are part of the zoo, but now want to run it . . Let's see how quickly they get rid of the "Conflict of Interest" ethics code . .
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    Just read the article in the Chieftain about last night's "debate". We're scrooed.
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    Add to the "Community Activists", the fact that DiPrince has used Boulder as a point of comparison more than once . . Wonderful!

    If you thought the city's finances were a mess, wait till this bunch of redistributors get into office . . we'll have cobblestone streets (close now) because one said they were "Charming" . . and the non profits will have all the money they need . . just as soon as the members of council change the law so that it won't be a conflict of interest . .
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    OK, gotta ask . . Chris Nichols (City Council Candidate at Large) says we should revue our agreement with Black Heart Power and perhaps find a new franchiser or buy them out . . and run the power utility as Colorado Springs does . .

    Uhhh, isn't that a tad late? Won't we owe them someplace around $7.2 million in a tax refund that we've already spent?
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    After listening to last night's "Debate", it makes me wonder, "Is this the best we can do?"

    It's bad when Larry Francher starts to look like someone you might want to vote for . .

    Not saying I would, but . . .

    Nichols has a couple of valid points in his criticism of Vera, but his history and potential for being a Nanny or advocating more nannyism is there for everyone to see . .

    Vera, on the other hand is at some disadvantage because of, again, history. Mostly involving her part in the spending of every dime the city has gotten, plus some . . and in some areas that might be questionable down the road . . or worse, may need to be recompensed . . But she's only one of seven, and in the minority a good share of the time . .

    Problem is, Partisan Politics is beginning to work as a wedge and will not do our council any good at all. Pueblo City and County Democrats seem to be determined to hold control over all local governments.
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    Chris Nicol's criticism of Ortegon accepting $400 from Black Heart Utility.



    Chris Nicoll, candidate for City Council has been very aggressive in his accusations against sitting Council Member Vera Ortegon for accepting a $400 campaign contribution from Black Hills Energy. Sal Pace, a Democrat, also received the same contribution from Black Hills for his campaign. This was a campaign contribution, not a direct personal financial benefit for either Ortegon or Pace.

    What Chris Nicoll is not disclosing; the Nicoll family sold family owned land and or egress rights to Black Hills Energy!! How much did this financial land transaction between Black Hills Energy and the Nicoll family benefit the Nicoll family in dollars?
    No one knows.

    Be assured it was much more than a $400 bi-partisan campaign contribution.
    This smear campaign and hypocrisy against Vera does not sit well with Pueblo citizens.
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    What ever happened to the non-partisan election of City Council members? I thought that was one of the tenents of the City Charter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Loren Swelk View Post
    What ever happened to the non-partisan election of City Council members? I thought that was one of the tenents of the City Charter.
    Going back almost 20 years, the city employee's unions (Fire, Police, etc.) have been trying to get a foot in the door with a Pro Union Councilmember . . And they have done that more often than not. But in the last 10 years, they seem to have gotten greedy and in the process, enlisted the Pueblo Democratic Party . .

    And since Vera Ortegon ran for the State Senate as a Republican the Democrats have declared open season on the council seats . . 5 out of the 7 running are either backed by the Pueblo Democrats or have been active in the Democratic Party . . Francher is the only one not openly afilliated with a political party and he's kind of a loose screw . . Ortegon is probably the only predictable one on the Ballot.

    And she has her pros and cons . . .
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    So now what?
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    Quote Originally Posted by large View Post
    So now what?
    We will just have to wait on two of them to see who the puppeteer's are.
    "The short memories of the American voters is what keeps our politicians in office." ~Will Rogers

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