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Payne: Informed decisions will lead to Republican votes

Do you feel safe and prosperous? Are your children proud to be American? How confident are you that they will have opportunities and success in their pursuit of happiness? Pull out that ballot and make an informed decision. Help us take our country and our state back! President Obama said this week that Senate candidates in key races (Colorado) are "folks who vote with me, who are strong supporters and allies of me." We need leaders who do more than inspire blind followers. A vote for Cory Gardner is critical to regain the balance of power and reverse the damage to our safety, security and economy that Harry Reid and our president have triggered. Let's thank Gov. Hickenlooper for giving it a college try and elect Bob Beauprez, an experienced legislator with the skills to influence, challenge and engage the state legislators, building collaboration between the parties. Let's replace our local representative, Millie Hamner, who fell into formation with her fellow Democrats and her benefactor, Michael Bloomberg, disregarding the will of the people she claims to represent (re: SB213 & Amendment 66). We don't need puppets as politicians! We need leaders whose credibility, passion, guts, communication, problem solving, listening skills and moral compasses guide their decision making. They are on the ballot, and they are Republicans. Review their websites, interviews, debate performances, positions, ratings and records (try votesmart.org). Seek out accurate information about our candidates and make informed decisions. It's time for leaders, not followers.

Garnett Payne

Frisco