A key player in the mid-1990s Whitewater investigation visited
Fort Collins Monday to speak at a Republican fundraising event.
Kenneth Starr spoke at the Republicans’ Lincoln Day Dinner
Fundraiser Monday evening, held at the Holiday Inn south of
Starr, and other Republican candidates who were eager to discuss
issues, attracted approximately 350 people.
During the dinner, Starr spoke about judges and their proper
judicial role in school choice and answered questions on a range of
topics before the evening’s official events began.
“(Starr) is working with Bob Schaffer and some of those folks on
some of the school-choice issues in Colorado,” said Kristin
Howerton, external vice chairperson of the Larimer County
Since Starr’s involvement as independent counsel in the
investigation of the Whitewater real estate scandal, he has been
teaching law classes at a variety of universities. He will soon
become the dean of law at Pepperdine University.
Although Starr has recently been working on the issue of school
choice, he did not limit his discussion to this topic. He discussed
everything from homosexual marriage to treaties with foreign
“… We (Republicans) tend to believe strongly in freedom and a
free market,” Starr said.
On the issue of economic treaties, Starr emphasized that the
United States should practice caution.
“We should be careful. We should be cautious,” Starr said.
“That’s not to say we shouldn’t be good partners.”