Bernie Herpin: I got a request for donations for his campaign


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230RN
August 6, 2014, 06:35 PM
Don't know if this is appropriate here, but I got a solicitation for a donation to his campaign. The name rang a bell, so I was going to ask about him here. But I did a little research to refresh my rusty memory.

He's the guy who defeated former Colorado Senate President John Morse in the recall elections last year, and removed him from office in District 11.

This made a big splash, even nationally, and Herpin filled out Morse's term until the next election, which will be in November. (Colorado Senator Angela Giron from District 3 was also recalled in another recall election.)

Anyhow, he's running against a Bloomberg-supported, hence leftist (any arguments here?), candidate for Colorado Legislature District 11.

So I'm going to throw a couple of bucks in his direction. I also expect to send some $ to the opponent of the Democratically-appointed replacement for Evie Hudak, who was forced to resign (by the party) under threat of another recall election. Even though I don't live in that district.

If you are in one of the "recall Districts," you might check out whomever the conservative (yeah, I know) candidate is there. I haven't researched that race as of yet. But if you live there, you can.

Yeah, I know, there are bigger elections looming, like for Colorado Governor, not to mention the Presidency, but let's remember one thing...

"All politics is local."

Let's also remember that campaign contributions are strictly regulated, and if you decide to contribute in any campaign, do it properly, through the candidate's website, or by contacting the candidate's headquarters directly. You will have to reveal your personal information, which was a big stumbling block for me, personally, but I bit the bullet and did it anyhow.

Donations page:
http://bernieherpin.com/donate/

Respectfully submitted,

Terry

REFs:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bernie_Herpin

http://bernieherpin.com/

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hso
August 6, 2014, 07:22 PM
I think that targeting specific politicians that are Anti or were part of an Anti campaign is especially important in CO because it sends a message that such stances are not acceptable and will result in loss of office. CO was a high profile state for Anti activity and to make an example of the Anti politicians there by voting them out of office, regardless of how long they've held the office, is an important rebuke.

longknife12
August 6, 2014, 07:45 PM
Terry, I'll give what I can.
Dan

Walkalong
August 7, 2014, 12:01 PM
I agree with hso, if an anti loses their job in Colorado because of anti legislation they voted for, others around the country will stand up and take notice. Their top priority, after all, is getting re-elected.

The front for the battle for gun rights changes from time to time. Right now this is a good place to invest in, IMHO.

Terry, one thing I would suggest is he change his donation page to https.

230RN
August 7, 2014, 01:54 PM
"Terry, one thing I would suggest is he change his donation page to https."

I added his donation page to my post, and thanks for the reminder.

However, I am not sharp enough on secure http questions to make that suggestion to him (or his IT staff).

He himself has responded directly to my identical post on armedpolitesociety dot com (APS) at

http://www.armedpolitesociety.com/index.php?topic=45241.0

If you're a member over there, perhaps you could contact him by PM from that site and make that suggestion, or even contact him on that matter from his general website.

As I understand it, however, when you make a proper and legal campaign donation, your information is ultimately available to the official campaign contribution auditors anyway. This would obviously eliminate the "need" for personal securityy concerns anyhow.

This is why it was a big stumbling block to me in donating both to last year's Evie Hudak recall campaign, and Mr. Herpin's present campaign. It was a big bullet to bite, but I figured my personal security was of less importance than getting rid of this hyper-leftist cancer affecting Colorado.

One tumor at a time.

Terry

HankR
August 7, 2014, 04:38 PM
I'm not up on the election laws. Are you saying that stuff like credit card numbers are turned over to the feds as part of the auditing process, or just name, address, and how much I donate? If you are correct, this would be a good reason to send an old fashioned check via snailmail.


Also, even if you are correct, there is a huge difference between selected (although untrusted) auditors getting your info and anybody listening in on the net having this access. This is what an https site would protect against.

230RN
August 7, 2014, 08:50 PM
If you are correct, this would be a good reason to send an old fashioned check via snailmail.

As far as I know, all donations from individuals have to be trackable to verify that they are "legitimate" somehow. I am no expert on campaign donation laws.

Let me put it this way... when I went in person up to the Recall Hudak headquarters last year my intent was to donate cash in order to remain anonymous.

This was not to be the case.

They were very concerned with any potential audit triggered by their opponent to find illegal campaign donations, and gave me a pre-printed envelope to fill out with my name, address, employer, etc.

I hesitated about that until they explained that part of that was to assure any auditors that for example, employees were not forced to donate to a campaign under <ahem> pressure from the employer. Among other things.

I finally, as I said, bit the bullet, and filled out the form and wrote a check instead and stuck it in that envelope.

Again, on the theory that my dedication to the issue of booting Evie Hudak the hell out of office far outweighed my concerns about letting my identity be known.

I am no expert in the campaign contribution laws, but I do know that the Recall Hudak staff were very concerned about being accused of receiving "illegal" contributions.

At least now, on the other side of the coin, we know that former Mayor Bloomberg has poured a lot of money into various anti-gun efforts and candidates due to these same campaign finance laws.

I do not know what the campaign staff does about contributions received without that identifying information or with respect to credit cards; you might contact them to ask.

So now Bloomberg's posse and peons know that I contributed $XX.xx dollars for pro-gun issues and candidates to offset his thousands or millions and I'm on his crap list.

Yay!

I only wish it could be $XX,XXX.xx.

Terry, 230RN

hso
August 8, 2014, 11:26 AM
Money helps drive political campaigns and any money contributed to throw Antis out of office in CO is especially beneficial. Making sure that money goes where it will do the most good is important so focusing it is also important.

230RN, what campaigns are considered the most important to help CO regain the rights of the citizens and will serve as the strongest rebuke to the Antis?

Ryanxia
August 8, 2014, 11:27 AM
Yes any donation needs your personal info, it sucks but gotta do it.

Colorado isn't the only front line, every state needs a push this coming election. Even if you don't have much of a chance, make it that much harder. Because even if they notice an increase in % of votes to their opponents, it might be enough for some of them to be a little more hesitant in supporting future gun control laws (never say never).

We have a chance here nation wide to really put the boots to them at the polls. Now is the time to get involved in campaigns, whether it's donating money or your time, everyone has something they can pony up. If they value Freedom that is.

coloradokevin
August 10, 2014, 03:22 AM
As a Coloradan here I'd like to throw a thanks to those of you who have pledged to help support the efforts to retake our legislature out here this year!

I worked on the campaign to recall state Sen. Hudak, the third Democratic state senator that faced a recall out here following the new gun laws. I can tell you from that experience that we do have a REAL chance to turn things around out here in Colorado in the next election cycle. I think (and hope) that the experiences we had out here in 2013 have served as a wakeup call to all of the people out here who thought that our legislature wouldn't touch our gun rights.

I believe we'll be ready this time, and we'll gain ground thanks to the support we're getting from all of the rest of you as well!

MRH
August 15, 2014, 02:22 PM
People needing help in Colorado include Bernie Herpin in Colorado Springs, and George Rivera in Pueblo, who were put in office in the recall election, and who now are running for reelection. Also Kit Roupe and Michael Schlierf in Colorado Springs who are both running for office against Antis.

Any help is appreciated.

If this violates the Forum rules, I apologize.

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