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Mom says 12-year-old runs Jeffco Trump effort

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Posted at 2:59 PM, Aug 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-22 16:59:49-04

DENVER -- Is a 12-year-old really running Republican Donald Trump's presidential campaign in Jefferson County?

Broadcast reports describe Weston Imer as running the field operation in the state's fourth most populous county. The boy's mother, Laurel Imer, is technically in charge but says she's ceded responsibility to her son until school starts.

Trump's Colorado co-chair, Robert Blaha, says while the campaign likes to have Weston speak at rallies and knock on doors, he's not the campaign office boss.

Says Blaha in an interview: "There's not the possibility a 12-year-old can run an office."

Denver7 talked to Weston earlier this month. He told Mark Boyle that he's been a political junkie since he was 5 years old.

Colorado is traditionally a swing state, but polls show Democrat Hillary Clinton opening a lead over Trump. Clinton and her allies have stopped advertising in Colorado and shifted money to more competitive states.

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