What's Next? GOP Addresses Election Outcome, Future of Party
KREX News Room
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.- President Barack Obama's re-election is leaving many local Republican voters asking GOP leaders what's next for the party.
The Centennial Institute held a forum Tuesday night at the Two Rivers Convention Center to give conservative lawmakers a chance to answer questions from their constituency.
Both House District 55 Rep. Ray Scott and Sen. Steve King spoke to a crowd of more than 100 residents about keeping strong Republican representation at the state level, despite being the minority in both the Senate and the House.
"It's always good for groups like this to get together and start talking about the values that make strong conservatives," explained King.
"We just have to look at each situation as it comes up; if you're a conservative, bipartisanship can be overrated. You have to make sure you're looking at what makes sense for the conservatives in Mesa County, for example," said Scott.
Scott also credited the Democratic party members for their dedication, saying that they are already out campaigning again for the next election. He advised the Republican party do the same.