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A valid message

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Dear Editor:The Democrats have opened a Garfield County Democratic Party headquarters between KaleidoScoops Ice Cream and 7-Eleven at 1101 Grand Ave., Glenwood Springs. They are spending their hard-earned money to distribute signs and materials.Jim Larson, Republican chairman in the county, said Republicans haven’t chosen a location for their headquarters. Larson’s statement is misleading. The Republicans acquired the Sheriff’s Department/Glenwood Police Department as the Republican headquarters years ago. It is wrong for Sheriff Lou Vallario to distribute signs from his office at the Glenwood Springs Police Department (Admitted in the Aspen Daily News on Oct. 14, 2002). Vallario uses his office to promote one D.A. candidate over another. So the taxpayers’ money is being used by the Republicans for their de facto headquarters at the Sheriff/Glenwood Police Department. Your law officers are still distributing political signs and influencing the district attorney race.I am Dale Reed and I am running for Colorado House District 61 as a Libertarian. I do not want to spend your money or the taxpayers’ monies to get out my message. If you have a valid message, you do not need a headquarters or facilitation from taxpayer-supported agencies!Dale ReedGlenwood SpringsLibertarian CandidateColorado House District 61

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