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GOP picnic is Sunday in Eagle

EAGLE, Colorado – Sunday marks the annual Republican picnic, which will be held at the Brush Creek Pavilion in Eagle from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.

This event has been long in the “wish” stage and finally will become a reality in this important election year. Highlighting the event will be presentations from candidates running for offices that Eagle County voters will weigh in on in the Nov. 6 election.

So far, commitments have been made by Kevin Lundberg, candidate for Congressional District 2; Scott Tipton, Congressional District 3; Ann Fattor, candidate for State Board of Education; Glen Gallegos, candidate for CU Regent from Congressional District 3; Chuck McConnell, candidate for House District 26; Scott Turner, candidate for district attorney from the 5th Judicial District; and Jeff Layman, candidate for Board of County Commissioners.

“As this year’s election reflects the new lines of 2011 redistricting process, some of these candidates and their districts are new to Eagle County, which makes it all the more important for the voters to become acquainted with these candidates and their positions,” said Kaye Ferry, chair of Eagle County Republicans.

The picnic is open to the public, and all interested voters are encouraged to attend. There will be live music, voter registration, burgers, hot dogs, drinks, ice cream and much more. The cost is $5 for adults, and kids are free.

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Max Schmidt, chair of the event, said the picnic “will be a great chance for voters of Eagle County to meet the candidates while also enjoying an afternoon of fun and fellowship.”

For more information or to volunteer, call Schmidt at 970-390-6688.

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