Statement on the primary election results

Tuesday, June 26, 2012 | Comments (20)

Eric Weissmann released the following statement tonight regarding the results of the 2nd Congressional District primary:

"I would like to congratulate Kevin Lundberg on his victory tonight in the Republican primary for the Second Congressional District.  While this has been a hard fought contest, Kevin and I have maintained a friendly relationship throughout the process.  While we haven’t seen eye to eye on every issue, no one can question Kevin’s integrity and commitment to the Republican Party and the conservative cause.

"I urge all Republicans to unite behind Kevin in the days and weeks ahead so we can present the strongest possible challenge to liberal Jared Polis in the general election.  I will work to support Kevin – and our entire Republican ticket – throughout the fall campaign." 

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The NRA says Eric Weissmann is a pro-gun candidate, gives him an AQ rating on his support for pro-gun policies

Friday, June 22, 2012 | Comments (46)

Today Eric Weissmann, candidate for Congress in Colorado's 2nd Congressional District, released the following statement regarding his AQ rating from the NRA.

"The NRA is the gold standard when it comes to advocating the rights of gun owners in this country and I am proud to have them recognize me as a pro-gun candidate," said Weissmann. "Government has overextended its reach into our lives in every possible way. I am committed to advancing the cause of limited government in Washington including protecting our 2nd Amendment rights."

"I am not just pro-gun-rights -- I am pro-constitutional rights. I support the entire Bill of Rights. We cannot let Washington pick and choose which should be upheld."

Please follow this link to view their rating. 

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Weissmann Reports $59,624 Raised in Pre-Primary FEC Report

Thursday, June 14, 2012 | Comments (0)

(Boulder, CO) – Eric Weissmann, candidate for Congress in Colorado’s 2nd Congressional District, today announced a pre-primary fundraising haul of $59,624, bringing his total raised to date to $198,035.  Coloradans made up more than 90 percent of contributors in the most recent report.

"These figures demonstrate strong momentum for our campaign's message of reducing the size, scope and cost of the federal government," said Weissmann. "Colorado voters not only want a candidate whose focus is on promoting economic opportunity and reducing the size of government, they are looking for a candidate who can beat liberal Jared Polis and bring meaningful change to Washington.

"I am thankful to the many donors who have invested in this campaign," concluded Weissmann. 

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Eric Weissmann Signs Pledge to Repeal the Estate & Gift Tax

Monday, May 07, 2012 | Comments (1)

(Boulder, CO) – Eric Weissmann, candidate for Congress in Colorado's 2nd Congressional District, Monday signed a pledge to the voters of Colorado and the American people that if elected to Congress he would vote to permanently repeal the federal tax on estates and gifts.

"People spend their lives working hard, paying their taxes on income, property and investments. The federal estate and gift tax punishes small businesses, family farms and individuals who work hard. The tax discourages savings by taxing death," said Weissmann.

"I am glad to join other common sense leaders who believe that we should foster the American dream rather than punish it," said Weissmann. "Repealing the federal estate and gift tax would be an important step in encouraging Americans to save not only for their own future but for future generations." 

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Jane Norton, Republican Leaders Endorse Eric Weissmann

Tuesday, May 01, 2012 | Comments (7)
(Louisville, CO) -- Eric Weissmann, candidate for Colorado's 2nd Congressional District, today announced the endorsement of several Colorado Republican leaders.

"Today's endorsements of my campaign are evidence of strong momentum for our message of reforming the federal government to make it smaller and simpler. Colorado Republicans are eager to nominate a candidate who can beat Jared Polis in November and promote a government that leaves as much decision-making as possible to Colorado families. I am humbled to have the support of these great Colorado Republican leaders," said Weissmann.
 

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Eric Weissmann Advances to NRCC's 'On the Radar'

Monday, April 30, 2012 | Comments (1)

The NRCC sent out the following press release this morning, and we wanted to be sure you heard the news. This national recognition demonstrates the growing realization that Jared Polis can be beat, and Colorado's 2nd District can have a representative in Congress who will help reduce the federal deficit, not add to it. In short, Eric Weissmann can be a Congressman who will make a difference.

Washington --- The National Republican Congressional Committee today announced Eric Weissmann as an ‘On the Radar’ candidate, the important second step in the ‘Young Guns’ program. Founded during the 2007-2008 election cycle by Reps. Eric Cantor (R-VA), Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and Paul Ryan (R-WI), the 'Young Guns' program is a Member-driven effort that is the primary method for recruiting strong candidates for both open-seat and challenger races. Weissmann is running for Colorado’s Second Congressional District. 

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COURT AFFIRMS WEISSMANN PETITION SIGNATURES, ORDERS WEISSMANN ON BALLOT

Wednesday, April 25, 2012 | Comments (0)

Democrat Party’s legal challenge to Weissmann’s signatures backfires 

(Denver, CO) – In response to today’s Denver District Court ruling installing Eric Weissmann on the Second Congressional District Republican primary ballot, Eric Weissmann issued the following statement:

“We are thrilled with today’s ruling by the Court placing me on the primary ballot, and look forward to spirited primary and general elections. 

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Weissmann Reports $138,912 Raised in First Quarter

Wednesday, April 11, 2012 | Comments (1)

(Boulder, CO) – Eric Weissmann, candidate for Congress in Colorado's 2nd Congressional District, today announced a first quarter fundraising haul of $138,912. Coloradans made up more than 85 percent of contributors. Weissmann has raised more money in two months since entering the race than was raised in the entire campaign by the 2010 Republican nominee.

"I am thankful to the many donors who have invested in my campaign," said Weissmann. "These figures demonstrate broad support for our campaign's message of promoting economic opportunity; building a more friendly jobs climate; and downsizing the size, cost, and scope of the federal government. 

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Weissmann Petition Process Moves to New Phase

Tuesday, April 10, 2012 | Comments (0)

Mario Nicolais, attorney for Republican congressional candidate Eric Weissmann, today issued the following statement upon being notified that the Secretary of State's office has initially validated an insufficient number of signatures to secure a position on the primary ballot, due to a clerical error:

"This afternoon, we learned that the Secretary of State was invalidating a large number of the Eric Weissmann campaign's ballot access petitions due to small but systematic errors in the notarization process. We will appeal the Secretary of State's invalidation to the Denver District Court. While these clerical errors are unfortunate, Colorado case law gives us considerable comfort that the campaign's petition submissions will be ruled substantially compliant with Colorado law." 

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Weissmann Submits 1,398 Ballot Access Petition Signatures to Secretary of State

Monday, April 02, 2012 | Comments (2)

(Denver, CO) -- Eric Weissmann, candidate for Congress in Colorado's 2nd Congressional District, this morning delivered 1,398 petition signatures to the Secretary of State's office to secure a position on the June 26 primary ballot. To gain access to the ballot, a congressional candidate must submit 1,000 signatures from registered Republicans inside the district.

"I am deeply grateful to the 1,398 individuals who have signed petitions to provide me access to the ballot in Colorado's Second Congressional District," said Weissmann. "The success of our petition-gathering campaign demonstrates strong grassroots support for my campaign to improve America's competitiveness, attract well-paying jobs, end deficit spending, and limit the size and scope of the federal government.

"Petitioning onto the ballot has built our campaign's volunteer base and allowed our campaign to talk to thousands of Republican voters in the Second Congressional District," concluded Weissmann. "It was a tremendous experience and a significant success for our campaign."
 

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