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Precinct 7 caucus gathering tonight

Dear Editor:

Precinct 7, which includes Brush Creek, the ABC, W/J, Twining Flats, Woody Creek and Lower River Road, will hold its own, separate, Democratic Party Caucus. This precinct will meet at the Woody Creek Community Center (as it has in the past) at 5 p.m. today.

Representatives from Michael Bennett’s and Andrew Romanoff’s senatorial campaigns will be present. Precinct 7-registered Democrats may only cast their votes in their own caucus.

All other Pitkin County precincts are being required to caucus at Aspen High School, including those Democrats from far-flung parts of the county: Emma, Carbondale, Redstone, Thomasville and Meredith.

The Colorado State Democratic Party has this to say about the purpose of caucuses: “In an election year, political parties have to nominate candidates, write platforms and organize their efforts to get out the vote on Election Day. Colorado’s process starts with precinct caucuses based on state law, party rules and a delegate selection plan. Only the Democratic Party and the Republican Party hold caucuses, and each establishes their own rules.

“Precincts are the smallest political unit in the state. They are held in homes, schools, churches or other locations in the neighborhood.”

Ann Owsley

Woody Creek


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