Editor’s Note: Since this post was published, Hickenlooper also announced he’ll stump Saturday with Jeanne Nicholson in SD-16 and Sara Gagliardi in HD-27. These races and Rice’s are hotly contested. See Hickenlooper’s Saturday schedule below.
STATE BILL COLORADO
Colorado gubernatorial frontrunner John Hickenlooper will test out the length of his coattails Saturday by making a public appearance with incumbent Rep. Joe Rice in Littleton’s House District 38.
Rice, a colonel in the Army Reserves, is a Democrat who has twice been elected in the majority Republican district. As anti-incumbent fervor takes hold in this election year, his rival, Kathleen Conti, a Republican, may be a bigger threat, despite her political inexperience. (She is a businesswoman.)
The Rice campaign sent out the Facebook notices below.
Saturday, October 2 · 3:30pm – 4:30pm
Location Merle’s Restaurant
2609 West Main Street
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More Info Please join John Hickenlooper, Candidate for Governor, and State Representative Joe Rice for an afternoon reception in Historic Downtown Littleton.
Hickenlooper and Rice will mingle with the crowd and make brief comments to the group regarding their respective campaigns and issues of importance to Colorado, Arapahoe County, and the business community.
This will be a fun and informal event. Everyone is is invited! Appetizers and non-alcoholic drinks provided. Cash bar.
Subject: Important Note on Hick & Joe this Saturday
START THE DAY BY VOLUNTEERING!
Before the reception with Hick & Joe, please come help them out by going door-to-door in House District 38 this Saturday. We only have this weekend and next weekend before voters receive mail ballots (Oct. 12), so it’s absolutely critical that we get our message out to as many voters as possible right away. Especially since we all know Joe’s race will be a close one. Can you help us out?
*** Rice/Hickenlooper Door-to-Door ***
THIS SATURDAY, October 2nd from 11am-3pm
Meet at Joe’s campaign office
1500 W. Littleton Blvd
Littleton, CO 80120
(in the Woodlawn Shopping Center next to Family Dollar)
I’ll have all the materials ready – you just need to show up.
Thanks very much – hope you can make one or both of our activities on Saturday!
Saturday, Oct. 2, 2010
7:30 a.m. – John will join Jeanne Nicholson, candidate for state Senate District 16, and supporters at the Jefferson County Democrats Rise and Shine Breakfast. Location: 6169 Flat Creek Drive in Evergreen.
11:00 a.m. – John will attend state Rep. Sara Gagliardi’s, D-Arvada, town hall meeting focused on career training opportunities. Location: Susan M. Duncan Family YMCA, 6350 Eldridge St. in Arvada.
2:30 p.m. – John will attend the 2nd Annual Oktoberfest hosted by the Douglas County Democrats. Location: Lodo’s Bar and Grill, 8545 S. Quebec St. in Highlands Ranch.
3:30 p.m. – John will join supporters at a post-canvassing reception with state Rep. Joe Rice, D-Arapahoe, and meet with residents to discuss local issues. Location: Merle’s Restaurant, 2609 W. Main St. in Littleton.