Find Local Events (pick a date)







Home / Articles / News / News /  Montana-based org. pours cash into conservative coffers in Longmont City Council race
. . . . . . .
Give Through iGivefirst
Thursday, October 29,2009

Montana-based org. pours cash into conservative coffers in Longmont City Council race

By Jefferson Dodge

WTP in Garfield County

One of those races was in Garfield County.

According to a WTP press release, the group mailed tens of thousands of letters and other materials into key districts, targeting Democratic candidates Steve Carter and Stephen Bershenyi. Daniel Reed of WTP commented in the release that, “with only the early votes counted, anti-development apologists Steve Carter and Stephen Bershenyi and their extremist friends thought they had the race in the bag, but Election Day results showed the pro-responsible growth and development candidates won.”

According to reports, Shires was also campaigning against Carter in that race as the head of another group, the League of Taxpayers. In April, Shires was fined $7,150 for failing to file an election communications report for the $2,300 he spent to help defeat Carter, according to The Colorado Independent.

Carter, who was running for county commissioner at the time, told Boulder Weekly that WTP and the League of Taxpayers engaged in dirty campaign tactics.

“They go in and slime somebody and disappear,” Carter says. “They get paid for it by someone, but no one knows who.

“I can’t limit my disdain for that person,” he says of Shires. “He subverts the American way; he’s anti-American. It’s no different than stuffing a ballot box.”

Shires did not answer phone calls from the Boulder Weekly. Gessler, the attorney representing the Longmont plaintiffs, has served as attorney for at least one of Shires’ groups as well, according to media reports. Gessler, whose office address is listed as the principal street address for WTP in Colorado Secretary of State documents, is currently the only Republican running for Secretary of State. Gessler declined to provide an alternate phone number for Shires. He and WTP Executive Director Jacob Leis told Boulder Weekly that Shires is not involved in the day-to-day operations of Western Tradition.

Leis, who, according to The Colorado Independent is a former congressional staffer for Republican Congresswoman Marilyn Musgrave, says Shires just specializes in regulatory compliance for WTP. When asked about Shires’ past campaign-finance issues, Leis says WTP has never had any problems.

“Western Tradition Partnership has never been convicted of any violations,” he says.

Continue reading: Page 1 | Page 2 | Page 3 | Page 4 | Page 5 | Page 6 |
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
No Registration Required

This campaign is a repeat of the last - tons of deep-pocket money, anonymous attackers and right-wing candidates coyly denying complicity.

The trail of connections is quite clear - the group trying to worm their way onto Longmont's Council are working together with the obvious assist of rightwing power brokers.

Hopefully the residents of Longmont will see the truth and deliver another decisive blow to the Old Guard and help Longmont shake off the ghosts of the past.


Cricket podcasts are the audio-based broadcasts of cricket tourneys. They enable the cricket enthusiasts to relive those golden moments of a tournament, which are missed by them for any reason.



Thanks for sharing the article, it would be great if a person could get part of their paycheck in between paydays every now and again, in case of emergency expenses – but since employers don't do that, there are cash advance loans. Cash advance loans, like a bank loan or credit card or anything else, have to be used sparingly and only for needs, not wants- so if you have an electric bill due, they're appropriate, but if there's a new set of heels you simply MUST have – then don't, and save up like a responsible person. Since cash advance loans lenders have gone online, you can get a no fax cash advance possibly with no credit checks if you need the funds quickly.



This is a good article.  I'm glad somebody finally wrote a substantive piece about the sleazy groups that are trying to buy the Longmont election.  I urge all Longmont voters not to be fooled by rightwing propaganda - vote for Lange, Benker, Fissinger and Van Dusen. 



Wu Guoping Finance ENCHNOLOGY Xingning Hakka people, sophomore that market, young and famous, failed also brilliant, experienced several CBBC, witnessed the development of China's capital market Marshal Trader, famous sunshine private equity fund manager, trader has spirituality, good Amphibious hedge stocks move faster to quantify the game full use of various financial instruments, advance to grasp the basic qualitative and technical mutation, its public statements and blog content found on the Air Jordan X 10 nuances of the market tend to have amazing-looking major well-known colleges and universities ( NPC, Zhejiang University, Xiamen, etc.) investment seminar Principal Lecturer or Lecturer. In December 2010 was 'CEIBS' invite their students to Nike Cortez Mens do presentations, and in early April 2011 in Central Europe became the youngest person to do the depth lectures, get high praise! in May 2006 by the media to give the Olympic version of 'bull of the Declaration of the first person,' the title; early September 2006 to the end of October, two months to Nike Lunar 4.0 >Nike Court Tour Air Jordan Aero Flight Suede Mens Shoes Mid Cut score over 150% gains in the Trader documentary Nike Air Presto High won the contest; 2007 was 'Money Weekly' named 'Person of the Year 2007 China Banking'; 2012 was the 'Securities Daily' as 'the most likely.' Public view since 2006, although the time was wrong, but the overall judgment of the market is more accurate, bull thousand points since 2006 to determine the precise become bull representatives; two to rest near the apex of history in 2009, this process Self Designer Shoes precipitation accumulation reserve books contents; in January 2010 to become short, clearly determine the market during the year will Size 14 15 16 Mens Shoes fall below 2,500 points, below 2,500 points after the change of the market will be judged successful bulls out of the wave-than-expected short squeeze rally, the first period tap and hold the colored plates of the stock market; 2011 first to grasp the depth of excavation and the opportunity to steel and home appliances segment, amazing; the first half of 2012 clearly RE market and get the best wine two hot verification; 2012 is not 1949 determine the success of the liberation of the Air Jordan XII 12 end point, the precise point out the real estate sector as the one of the main offensive, first proposed the theme of urbanization investment ideas; early 2013 about half their futures actual results to grow over 10 times the impressive yields all the way along, invited guest major Nike Air Lunar XI 6 Womens Shoes TV media and online media, print media, etc. are countless interviews, is now 'Evening News,' 'money through long-term guests' roundtable dialogue and 'Red Week' dialogue, the conversation place, views and ideas often penetrating, won the public favorite. Experienced a number of ups and downs, he believes CBBC: siya can work miracles. This is Wu Guoping, a passenger like financial capital of culture.



Flying Aces World Travel Travel agencies are companies that provide travel and tourism services to clients on behalf of airlines, car rentals, hotels, railways, cruise lines and we work with package tours. Flying Aces World Travel provides quotes for any travel, and experienced agents will meet or beat any deal. We pride ourselves on personalized friendly service. Look to Flying Aces if you are in the vicinity of Humboldt Park, Logan Square, Wicker Park, Buck Town and all of the Chicago land area. We have a fully activated website and service clients around the world via telephone. We are agents for Protravel one of the largest travel agencies in the world. Our affiliation with Protravel gives us access to world class tours at amazing discounts. We pass these discounts on to our clients. ProTravel and its affiliate Flying Aces World Travel enjoys an award winning reputation. ProTravel is headquartered in New York City and supports a network of hosted agents Nike Air Max 90 Net Cloth Mens in the United States and London. Flying Aces uses the leverage of Protravel to give you the best vacation packages you can find. Flying Nike Free 5.0 V6 Aces has specials on vacation packages, tours, hotel convention bookings, group tours, educational tours and mission trips. We pride ourselves on spectacular Nike Free Run 3 customer service and guarantee that clients will get great treatment from our suppliers. Our expert guidance will give you peace of mind. If you have travel plans that are complex, just give us a call. The largest global network of professional travel agents will assist you in booking every type of travel. Join our website and start your custom quote. Contact our agents and combine the best of Men Air Max 2015 travel research and bookings online. We provide you with the lower prices on tickets, hotels, flights and the very best deals on cruises. All deals are available 24 hours a day. Some of our favorite destinations are San Francisco, the Caribbean with starting prices from $240, Florida, and the Bahamas starting at $237. Flying Aces features cruises with Carnival, one of the premier cruise lines Nike Free Run 2 in the world. Sneaker Online Carnival builds their Nike Air Zoom Flight ship with one goal in mind. Just let the good times roll. We also align with Disney and book for five and seven day cruises. Book with Flying Aces and take advantage of flexible payments. Travel to the Bahamas and stay at the Grand Lucayan Resort. Cruise to Saint Mary, Jamaica Nike Air Max 2010 Mens for an unforgettable vacation. Flying Aces also offers vacation packages to Lake Buena Vista, Florida, Nike Air Force 1 Womens Miami Beach and Fort Lauderdale, Florida. If Hawaii is your thing, stay at the Waikiki Parc Hotel or the Park Shore Waikiki. Not to be outdone, vacations in La Vegas Nevada are awesome. We have connections and can book you into the Tropicana, Rio or the Nike Free 4.0 V2 Venetian Resort Hotel and Casino. Dont forget Cancun Mexico, Puerto Vallarta or Mexico City, Mexico and the Camino Real Pedregal. Whatever your hearts desire call use and we will send you a quote, work with your budget and provide the best experience of your life.