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Longmont Republican Heads To Iowa With Presidential Dreams

LONGMONT, Colo. (CBS4) – He admits its a longshot, but a Longmont man is heading to Iowa this weekend to run for president.

Jerry Lanser, a 60-year-old Republican, says he knows how to fix the economy. He wrote on his website:

There are three ways to attack the problem and I believe it will take a combination of all three to solve it.

1. Grow the economy
2. Cut spending
3. Raise tax revenues

According to the Longmont Times-Call approximately $400 has been contributed to Lanser’s campaign. It’s enough to pay for gas on the trip to Iowa and the printing of some business cards.

jerry lanser Longmont Republican Heads To Iowa With Presidential Dreams

Jerry Lanser (credit:

Lanser says he also has another $5,000 in pledges and has filed the necessary paperwork with the Federal Election Commission. His website explains his positions on major issues.

Another Coloradan with dreams of the highest political office in the country — although perhaps not quite as serious — is Jim Rundberg of Meeker. Rundberg emailed CBS4 earlier this summer with a link to his Facebook page, where he announces his intentions lists his conservative positions.

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