An Otero County Republican candidate forum got personal last week when primary challenger Don Bendell touted his health and pain tolerance at an event incumbent State Rep. Judy Reyher (R-Swink) was forced to miss while recovering from spinal surgery.
In the last two weeks, one Colorado state Representative, two former representatives and one perennial candidate have all shared fake news posts to their Facebook pages.
Advancing Colorado’s May 4 Facebook post, which referenced a comment former First Lady Michelle Obama made in a graduation speech, generated numerous comments, many of which were blatantly racist, sexist or transphobic. The post noted that Obama acknowledged a nickname actor Nick Cannon gave her, calling her his “Forever First Lady.”
A GOP lawmaker with history of controversial Facebook posts faces a primary election challenge from a fellow Republican
Newly appointed State Rep. Judy Reyher (R-Swink) has drawn a primary challenge from fellow Republican Don Bendell, as reported first by Peter Roper of the Pueblo Chieftain.
Republican lawmaker Reyher, who posted racist Facebook memes, “embarrassed our party” and was “selected under a cloud of suspicion,” says her GOP opponent in exit email
Tamra Axworthy formally ended her campaign to fill a vacant seat in the Colorado House of Representatives, stating in an email today that she can’t “understand why the [Republican] party would move ahead with seating a candidate who was selected under a cloud of suspicion and who has embarrassed our party with racially charged offensive remarks.”
After she issued an apology for “comments or posts on Facebook that have been found offensive and racist,” newly appointed State Rep. Judy Reyher (R-Pueblo) launched a fundraising campaign to take advantage of the media attention she’s gotten for such comments, such as black people “hate white people with a passion” and African Americans are “hatred-filled beings.”
In speech before being appointed a state representative, Reyher said public schools “keep churning out more idiots”
During her speech Monday to a Republican vacancy committee that selected her to represent House District 47 at the Colorado Capitol, former Otero County GOP chair Judy Reyher slammed public education, saying, “They keep pouring money in, and we keep churning out more idiots.”
Colorado’s newest state lawmaker, Judy Reyher, has a history of sharing her white supremacist views on Facebook, including doubts about former President Barack Obama’s birthplace.