Answers to Suspect GOP Questionnaire Released

By Bryce Cornatzer
14 July 2014

Candidates' answers to a questionnaire from the Park County Republican Party have been made public.

The county GOP posted answers to a questionnaire created by members of the party. Recently, the questions were suspect of Tea Party meddling. Former GOP chairperson Geri Hockhalter discussed the questionnaire with incumbent representative David Northrup earlier this month on KODI's Speak Your Piece.

Hockhalter's concern was the entire central committee had not participated in the question drafting process. She was also concerned by some of the questions which addressed censuring and a nod toward SF 104, the controversial bill which stripped the office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction of its duties.

Current GOP chairman Larry French said the entire central committee was invited to submit questions but none did. He and one member of the executive committee and another unnamed person drafted the questions which were then selected by vice chairman Hank Whitelock.

Thos questions were then emailed to local, state, and federal candidates, the answers of which are now posted on the Park County GOP's website.

18 candidate responses are on the website, including incumbent and challenging county commissioners, state representatives, secretary of state, and US senator.

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