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Pueblo County Clerk and Recorder Gilbert “Bo” Ortiz in his office, Friday, Aug. 31. The long-serving Democrat comes from a family of steelworkers, a common lineage in the union town. Ortiz was surprised that Pueblo County went red in the 2016 presidential election, despite the city of Pueblo's "blue dog" Democrat beliefs. He pins Donald Trump's success here to the focus on steelworking jobs during the campaign, and the diminishing returns from national Democrats on labor.