On the Stump: Steve House, 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: Steve House, running for Republican nomination for governor

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

Issues: Second Amendment, Obamacare, anti-Common Core, limited government, energy economy

Quote: “I was born and raised on a small farm with five brothers and sisters. We were fiscal conservatives from the day we were born. My parents taught us to believe in two things … No. 1, God is great and prayer works. The other is the American Dream is the greatest opportunity on Earth.”

Jokes: “John Hickenlooper will be a bartender in 2015.”