Donald Trump came to Colorado last year to make peace with Western religious conservatives who opposed his presidential candidacy. This year, President Trump is skipping the annual Western Conservative Summit, which opens Friday. Summit organizer Jeff Hunt told Colorado Matters those who'll be attending the gathering are deeply concerned about the failure of Republican-backed health care reform. Three senators and three members of the conservative House Freedom Caucus will be at the summit, Hunt said. "I've told all of them, come with an answer. Are we going to get repeal and replacement of Obamacare, because if you're not able to deliver on that grassroots conservatives are going to be deeply disappointed."
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About Michelle P. Fulcher
Michelle Fulcher is a producer for Colorado Matters, which airs on CPR News. She has reported at a Denver business weekly, at the Colorado Springs Gazette and The Denver Post where she served as a state and local government reporter, an assigning editor, city editor and national/international editor.
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