View Full Version : Campaign Evaluation: Owen Hill (U.S. Senate, R-CO)

11-04-2013, 06:39 AM
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Candidate Name: Owen Hill
Office Sought: U.S. Senate, Colorado
Website: http://www.owenhillforsenate.com/
Social Media: Facebook (http://www.owenhillforsenate.com/facebook/) | Twitter (http://www.owenhillforsenate.com/twitter/)

Candidate Profile: On the Issues
Civil Liberties: [Rating TBD]
Constitutional Issues: [Rating TBD]
Economic Issues: [Rating TBD]
Foreign Policy: [Rating TBD]
Social Issues: [Rating TBD]
Overall Issues Rating: [Rating TBD]

Race Profile: Competition & Demographics
State: Colorado
District: N/A
Incumbent: Mark Udall (http://www.markudall.senate.gov/) (D-CO)
Other Primary Candidates: Randy Baumgardner (http://www.randybaumgardner.com/), Ken Buck (http://www.buckforcolorado.com/), Jaime McMillan (http://www.mcmillanforcolorado.com/), Amy Stephens
Non-Incumbent Candidates from Other Parties: None
Cook PVI: D+1 (Leans Democrat)
Relevant poll numbers: None
Overall Race Profile Rating: [Rating TBD]

Miscellaneous Pros/Cons
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11-12-2013, 07:52 PM

Dr. Ron Paul, former Congressman from Texas, Republican Presidential candidate, and father of current Senator Rand Paul, has endorsed Owen Hill’s run for United States Senate in Colorado.

“Owen Hill is exactly the kind of person Colorado and this country needs in the US Senate.”

Dr. Paul released a public endorsement letter where he referenced Hill’s track record of standing for liberty and with the people of Colorado.

“[Hill’s] stand against the Colorado gun bills, along with his bills to eliminate the food tax, rein in unconstitutional spending and bring worker freedom to Colorado with right to work shows me he can be counted on to work for limited government and more personal liberties,” Dr. Paul said of Hill.

Dr. Paul recognized that, “these are tough things for veteran legislators to do. It is even more impressive to see a freshman take leadership and stand firm on these issues.”

“I am honored by Dr. Paul’s enthusiastic support and am grateful for his model of advancing freedom during his time in Congress,” Hill responded. “Dr. Paul built his political identity around standing for states rights, defending life, and working relentlessly to decrease the size and scope of the federal government.”

Hill concluded that, “This is yet another big milestone for our campaign. I look forward to following in the footsteps of leaders like Dr. Paul and standing along side heroic conservatives like Rand Paul in the Senate.”

Included with Dr. Paul’s endorsement was a $2,500 donation from Liberty PAC.

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12-09-2013, 08:43 PM
Is everyone aware he voted for in-state tuition for illegal aliens?

01-09-2014, 02:47 PM
And, I believe that the right way to lower healthcare costs is to find cures for Alzheimer's, cancer, and diabetes. - See more at: http://www.owenhillforsenate.com/#sthash.VCKaXxZN.dpuf

I'm just going to have ask, wut? A "unicorns and rainbows" statement like that on the front page does not fill me with confidence in this candidate.

01-09-2014, 02:52 PM
Is everyone aware he voted for in-state tuition for illegal aliens?


This is on his website. The US Chamber of Commerce is one of the biggest special interests in the nation. They may back him based on this stance:

Comprehensive reform always gets hijacked by special interests, so we need a series of changes
to the law that makes it easier for enterprising and innovative foreigners to pay to attend college
in the US and stay here working afterwards, allowing companies to hire good employees from
anywhere that makes the best economic sense, and ensure that we crack down on human-trafficking. - See more at: http://www.owenhillforsenate.com/issues/#sthash.OeM5WQ1H.dpuf

01-09-2014, 02:55 PM
A bit vague, maybe even hinting at neo-conservatism. This doesn't fill me with confidence.

National Security / War

America has a moral duty to be a force for freedom in the world. Unfortunately we have squandered many opportunities for good by trying to micromanage world affairs.

Just as our federal government can't solve domestic problems with bureaucracy, we can't solve international problems with bureaucracy.

Our ability to make a difference where it counts depends on our ability to limit our international actions far more than we have in the past.

- See more at: http://www.owenhillforsenate.com/issues/#sthash.OeM5WQ1H.dpuf

01-09-2014, 03:04 PM
Where does he stand on the war on drugs?

01-09-2014, 03:08 PM
Where does he stand on the war on drugs?

He voted against regulating marijuana IIRC. Other than that, he doesn't seem to have made any statements regarding it.

01-09-2014, 03:12 PM
Owen discusses voter registration. ;)


01-09-2014, 03:14 PM
He voted against regulating marijuana IIRC.

Does that mean he voted against the "legalization/regulate" scheme?