State Rep. Cory Gardner (R-Yuma) today extended an invitation to
U.S. Rep. Betsy Markey (D- Fort Collins) to join him next week for the second of
two town hall meetings he has scheduled during the month August. The first
meeting, held on August 11th, included more than 30,000 constituents from
Colorado’s 4th Congressional District. The second meeting is scheduled for
Wednesday, August 19th, at 6:30 pm. Rep. Gardner invited Rep. Markey to join him
at the Lincoln Center mini theater (located at 417 W Magnolia St, in Fort
Collins) to meet with local residents.“With spiraling deficits
complicating landmark decisions on issues like healthcare, energy independence,
and economic growth, certainly now is the time to put aside partisan bickering
and listen to the voice of the people,” noted Rep. Gardner in an open letter
delivered yesterday to Rep. Markey’s offices.“The time for you and I to
debate policy will come soon enough, but right now, at this seminal time for our
great nation, it is vital that we hear from those who will bear the brunt of
government burdens,” continued Gardner. “With Congress on its August break and
no town hall meetings of your own on the schedule, my hope is that you will be
free to join me and discuss these issues of importance with Colorado’s working
Gardner placing himself above the field looking very confident he will win the primary hands down. Markey could say yes and of course all the other Republican candidates and supporters would be angered that their candidates have been "pushed out". She could say no and Gardner and the Republicans could taunt her. Or she could not answer or pretend to be busy and every can still make fun of her.
Sure is a bold move for Gardner, though he thinks he's playing his cards right. This looks like a move from the Republican nominee, not a candidate for the Republican nominee.
But the competition against Gardner isn't too scary now is it?