During a talk radio interview early this month, Colorado Attorney General and Republican gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Coffman expressed her personal opposition to the landmark Roe v. Wade decision to legalize abortion–even though she accepts the law as “settled.”
In April of last year, Arapahoe County District Attorney George Brauchler became the first well-known Republican to formally announce as a candidate for governor. His campaign lasted eight months, ending when Attorney General Cynthia Coffman, after months of speculation, finally announced her own candidacy. Brauchler then dropped out, shifting his campaign to Attorney General, characterizing Coffman’s entry into the gubernatorial race as, “She made a decision to abandon her position.”
Conservatives across the country have long sought to ban any public funds from going to Planned Parenthood because the organization performs abortions.
Acting as if the Republican Party in Colorado were on its death bed, the Colorado Springs Gazette trashed all the GOP gubernatorial candidates Sunday, except Colorado Treasurer Walker Stapleton, whom the newspaper presented as the last great hope:
Colorado lawmaker keeping tabs on which GOP candidates for governor support his harsh immigration policy
State Rep. Dave Williams, a Republican from Colorado Springs, is keeping tabs on which GOP candidates for Colorado governor would support his harsh legislative proposal on immigration.
Republican gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Coffman told Peter Jones of the South Metro Villager last month that she backs abortion rights. Jones reported:
Tancredo will try to qualify for GOP primary ballot via the state assembly, not the petition, process
Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Tancredo told KNUS talk-radio host Craig Silverman last week that he will not try to qualify for the Republican primary ballot via a petition drive. Instead, he said, he will rely on a vote of Republican Party faithfuls gathered at the GOP state convention, which will likely occur in April.
After her stance on abortion came under scrutiny by multiple conservative radio hosts, gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Coffman is now refusing to appear on KNUS’ Craig Silverman show, according to fellow KNUS host Chuck Bonniwell, who’s also publisher of the Glendale Cherry Creek Chronicle.
CBS4 political specialist Shaun Boyd reported last week that newly minted gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Coffman was pro-choice.