Elephant stampede en route to Colorado

Elephant stampede en route to Colorado

Last election, Republicans proved that they could go toe to toe with beat Democrats on ground game, and it looks like they aren’t taking any chances in 2016.  The Colorado GOP and Republican National Committee are expanding the Republican field operation in Colorado.

Here’s what RNC Chair Reince Preibus said about the move, according to a press release:

“The RNC is building the largest, earliest and most data focused field program in GOP history. This new wave of staff will help us train our team, register voters, and meet one-on-one with activists, to build our infrastructure now in order to hand our eventual nominee a fully functional ground operation on day one.”

Those hired include:

  • Ian Lindemann, RNC’s Colorado State Director
  • Jefferson Thomas, Deputy State Director
  • Kristian Hemphill, Data Director

Consider this earlier-than-ever start to campaigning in 2016 just another nail in Bennet’s Bannock Street model that failed former U.S. Sen. Mark Udall so famously.