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Campaign Details Nobody Ever Tells You About

For instance, strangers asking how they should vote on ballot issues and other candidates. They're not the local Republican equivalents of Obamatons, but people really want to know what you think.

So, for the record:

Denver Question 100: NO. It's a good idea, taking away the vehicles from illegal aliens. But there doesn't seem to be an out for someone who loans his car to a friend, where that friend has let his license lapse or has a problem. Most people don't go poking around their friends' driving records. This contigency won't happen often, at least not innocently, but there's no reason not to close this loophole and resubmit.

Denver Question 1A: NO. At first glance, this appears to be an attempt to substantially reduce citizens' rights to put questions on the ballot. I know we're all a little frustrated about the number of issues showing up on the ballot, and I know the government is particularly frustrated at having itself second-guessed by the people it works for. Too bad. Explain to me what problem this is supposed to solve, and I'll think about supporting it next year.

CD-1: George Lilly. George has been quietly and personally supportive of my campaign without openly taking sides. And when I had the chance to see him and Mr. Crain side by side in the HD-6 forum, he came across as the more solid of the two. Now George is a completely committed Ron Paul guy, so know what you're getting, but know it's much better than the alternative.


I have to disagree with you on Question 100. I don't think someone should loan their car to someone they can't trust, and I would think if the person were trustworthy they would own up to not being legal to drive. I think impounding a car driven by an unlicensed driver would also put a great amount of peer pressure on the unlicensed driver to get their license in order - it would only take getting one friend's car impounded to get the word out to your other friends that this isn't someone you should loan your car to. If the car isn't impounded, it makes it easier to leave the owner of the car in the dark.

I'm not even sure if your basic car insurance will cover an accident with an unlicensed driver at the wheel if you don't have uninsured motorist. I think I'd rather find out my buddy was driving uninsured by having to get my car out of impound than to find out I'm on the hook for thousands of dollars in damages because he got in a wreck and it's not covered by insurance.

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