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Eagle County GOP to host Lincoln Day Dinner

Vail Daily staff report
Vail, CO Colorado

EAGLE COUNTY, Colorado – The Eagle County Republicans’ annual Lincoln Day Dinner will be held Aug. 15 at the Beaver Creek Lodge.

Peter Wallison, co-director of Financial Policy Studies at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, will be the principle speaker. A resident of Old Snowmass, the graduate of Harvard Law School served as general counsel to the U.S. Treasury as well as White House counsel to President Reagan, special assistant to to Gov. Nelson Rockefeller and counsel to Rockefeller as vice president.

Wallison was recently appointed to serve on the 10-member Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission. This bi-partisan commission is charged with examining the current financial crisis.

Wallison is the author of “Ronald Reagan: The Power of Conviction and the Success of His Presidency” and “Back From the Brink,” a proposal for a private deposit insurance system, and co-author of “The GAAP Gap: Corporate Disclosure in the Internet Age” and “Competitive Equity: A Better Way to Organize Mutual Funds.” He is also a frequent contributor to the op-ed pages of The New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal and Financial Times.

Jon Caldara, president of the Independence Institute, will also be speaking about the state of the Colorado Republican Party.

Caldara is well known as an advocate for the free market think tank in Golden as well as host to a variety of TV and radio shows. Caldera’s philosophies gelled when he was studying economics and business at CU during the mid-1980. He authored and drew a daily comic strip, B Street, which he syndicated to more than 50 newspapers across the U.S. as a conservative version of Doonesbury.

Caldara led the effort to defeat “Guide the Ride”, and the statewide effort to defeat Referendum B, a proposal for the state to keep a billion dollars of the taxpayers’ surplus.

In 2000, he ran the campaign against the educational spending mandate, Amendment 23. In 2001, he led the defeat of a tax increase to test whether a monorail system could be built form Denver to Vail. In 2005, he ran the campaign that defeated Referendum D.

Rounding out the evening will be speeches by candidates who have announced their intention to run for election in 2010. Included are: Dan Maes, Scott McInnis and Josh Penry, who are running for governor; Ken Buck, Ryan Frazier, Cleve Tidwell, and Mark Van Wyk, who are running for U.S. Senate; Attorney General John Suthers, ; Scott Gessler, running for secretary of state; and J.J. Ament and Walker Stapleton, who are running for treasurer.

For more information and to purchase tickets for this event, visit http://www.eaglecountyrepublicans.com or call 970-476-1824.

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