Thank you to our local business support!

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Please let our local businesses know how we appreciate their support. These businesses recognize the importance of our mission. Small government and lower tax and regulation burdens are business friendly Republican goals. Please support the following:

San Juan Coffee Roasting Co.- Go see Irene, enjoy a coffee drink, some truffles or ice cream. She is on the Cannery Landing.  Her coffee is roasted locally and tastes delicious. You have enjoyed it at our Red Barn Events, San Juan Caucus and County Convention. So while you are downtown go see Irene and thank her for her generosity. Her coffee keeps you alert even during my boring speeches!

San Juan Safaris-Bill and Colleen will be helping us with an upcoming fundraiser. This summer we will be hosting a lighthouse/wildlife tour on the Sea Lion. Come meet candidates for the upcoming elections and enjoy our beautiful county by boat.Date to be announced soon.Contact San Juan Safaris for your whale watching /sight seeing and thank Bill and Coleen for their involvement in our business community.378-1323.

Valmark Inc.- Buy local and support Vern Howard’s Kings Market. Vern is generous to our community in many ways. Pick up your party or conference foods from Kings. We do!378-4505.

Animal Inn and Wellness Center- OK self promotion is a bit awkward but I owe it to my staff. Yes I own the Animal Inn and am happy to donate lamb or gift baskets to the Republican auctions. Come see us for your pet’s boarding or health needs. We provide basic health care and safe daycare or long care boarding. Come walk your dog on our 30 acres and try us out. Kitties enjoy our spacious accommodations too. Our eggs and lamb are for sale also.See our website and facebook.378-4738.

Let me know if I have left anyone out. Please support the above businesses!

Michelle Loftus

San Juan County Republican Chair


Obamacare’s Assault on Religious Liberty

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Register Now for the Upcoming First Principles on First Fridays Webcast
“Obamacare’s Assault on Religious Liberty”
 Paul A. Rahe,Professor of History, Hillsdale College
 Tuesday, April 10, 2012          12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m. EST

Register to Watch This Live Webcast
Paul A. Rahe holds the Charles O. Lee and Louise K. Lee Chair in Western Heritage and is Professor of History at Hillsdale College. He earned his Ph.D. from Yale University and has taught at Cornell University and the University of Tulsa. He blogs on and has authored several books, including Soft Despotism, Democracy’s Drift and Republics Ancient and Modern: Classical Republicanism and the American Revolution.
*Please note that this month’s program will take place on a Tuesday in deference to Good Friday.

Rob McKenna’s opponent for Governor costs Washington $770,000

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Have you heard that because Jay Inslee quit his job in Congress it will cost you, the taxpayer, $770,000? The state has to run a special election for a new Congressman even though that person will only fill the seat for a month. This is outrageous and we think you should send Inslee the invoice! Ex-Congressman Inslee has enough money in both of his campaign accounts to send the State of Washington a check to cover the cost of the special election and we think he should do that instead of sticking his bill with the taxpayers. Continued

Communist in the News

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Recently at a small gathering of friends, the subject of Communist China came up. One of the participants was gushing with enthusiasm for the Communist government and economy. Speaking to the great progress Communism was making for their citizens. My jaw dropped and thankfully the subject as well.

However, it does remind me of how some people confuse China’s growing economy with freedom in Communist countries. Continued