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How much money is Vail giving to Obama, Hillary, and McCain?
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How much money is Vail giving to Obama, Hillary, and McCain?

Long thought of as a 'red' town, Vail's money is quite blue
By Tom Boyd

May 7, 2008 —  Is Vail blue or red? Democrat or Republican?

As usual, the true answer lies somewhere in-between, but Vail’s money is more Democrat than Republican.

Forty people from Vail have given $50,888 to the Democratic party, whereas 26 people have given $32,603 to the Republican party, according to the Huffington Post’s “Fundrace.”

The site collects and tracks large donations (above about $300) and lists them for all to see, including an interactive map.

In comparison to Aspen and Boulder, Vail is sometimes pegged as conservative. Past visits from Dick Cheney, Dan Quayle, and of course Gerald Ford, have amplified Vail’s “red” reputation.

The beauty of American politics, however, is that donations are public information, available for all to see. If the Huffington’s “Fundrace” information is correct, then the town of Vail over the past two years has been far more “blue” than “red.”

Find out which of your neighbors have donated, and to whom, by clicking on this link:



Comment on article  2 Comments on "How much money is Vail giving to Obama, Hillary, and McCain?"


Tommy Braund — May 12, 2008

What do you think of this?

[Real Vail] VAIL, CO - Raids by ICE agents have some Vail Valley residents on edge

"Intensified illegal immigration enforcement in the Vail Valley, including a raid of an Avon trailer park last week by a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) fugitive operations team, has touched off a vitriolic debate in the local paper and sparked renewed community concern about the social and economic impacts of such raids.

"The recent raids that are taking place in our community are having a greater impact than we realize on the social fabric of the community," Eagle County Commissioner Arn Menconi told "Quite often young children who are American citizens are being violently separated from their parents and from their community. Rather than trying to take an approach of changing the laws, this drastic approach of raids is having a very traumatic effect on families and neighbors."

Seven arrests were made at the Aspens trailer park in Avon on April 23, following four more arrests earlier in the month in Avon. A simultaneous operation in Edwards on April 23 targeted several more illegal immigrants who were allegedly in defiance of federal deportation orders, but no arrests were made.

Of the seven arrests made in Avon April 23, six of the people were in violation of federal deportation orders, ICE spokesman Carl Rusnok said, and a seventh man was found to be in the country illegally during the course of the raid."


Tom Boyd — May 12, 2008

What do I think?
I think it's interesting that a story which is basically a compliation of facts and quotes can be seen as "pro-alien" by some and "anti-latino" by others.



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