On the Stump: Scott Gessler, GOP candidate for governor

As Democrats and Republicans hold county assemblies this month, statewide candidates are making the rounds in an effort to garner votes at state assemblies on April 12 to make the primary ballot. Colorado Independent recorded several recent speeches and will feature them in coming days.

Speaker: Secretary of State Scott Gessler, running for the Republican nomination for governor.

Locale: Jefferson County Republican Assembly, March 24, 2014.

Issues: Solid vision based on conservative principles, he’s won statewide office against an incumbent, action in office.

Quote: “I want my kids to grow up in a place where they will get ahead by hard work and merit and effort, not by gaming the system for an overwhelming government.”

Jokes: None.