Clearing the Air

Dear Republicans:

It has come to our attention that a former candidate has been making accusations against the El Paso County Republican Party, and we’d like to clear the air as to what has occurred.

As many of you know the 2ndAnnual Teddy Roast-A-Velt is tomorrow (3-7pm) and will be held at the home of one of our Central Committee members. This is a private residence and the home owners have gone above and beyond to help us make this event successful and we are extremely grateful to them.

The EPC GOP leadership has a duty to respect these generous homeowners and ensure that our guests do the same, as we do for all events.

Unfortunately, a former candidate has been extremely disrespectful and rude to the homeowners and caused the need for concern about their attendance and behavior during the Roast-A-Velt.

As a result, the EPC GOP leadership called the former candidate, expressed our concern, and ask that they not attend this specific event. Again, this event is being held at a private residence, and it is our job to ensure that the homeowners are respected, and their wishes honored.

We have issued this person a refund and articulated that we would hope that because they believed in freedom and property rights, they would understand our decision.

We contacted this individual privately and ahead of the event, hoping to save them any embarrassment or any conflict on Saturday.

The officers of the El Paso County Republican Party have a goal of being completely neutral and inclusive as a leadership team, however, we have the responsibility to be respectful and pragmatic when it comes to these situations.

We hope that this clarifies the situation, and that we can all move forward in a positive manner with the goal of victory in November.

God Bless and Semper Fi,

Joshua Hosler


El Paso County Republican Party