Swirling on the fringe of Republican Walker Stapleton’s run for governor is the question of how, and if, he should address the fact that his great-grandfather, former Denver Mayor Benjamin F. Stapleton, was a leader of the Ku Klux Klan in Colorado in the 1920s.
Walker Stapleton no longer touts the political legacy of his great-grandfather, who was a KKK leader
When he first ran for statewide political office in Colorado, Republican gubernatorial candidate Walker Stapleton touted his “proud family tradition of community leadership,” which included the “great” accomplishments of Benjamin Stapleton, his great-grandfather who was a former Mayor of Denver and a former leader of the Ku Klux Klan.
Republican gubernatorial candidate Steve Barlock is mobilizing his supporters to pressure Denver’s 9News to reconsider its decision to exclude him from Thursday’s televised debate.
A decision by the History Colorado museum to remove references to former Denver Mayor Benjamin F. Stapleton in its Ku Klux Klan exhibit, even though he’s one of the most prominent Klansmen in Colorado history, has led Republican gubernatorial candidate Steve Barlock to accuse fellow GOP candidate Walker Stapleton of directing his family’s foundation to donate to the museum to cover up the Stapletons’ white supremacist roots.
Republicans reject Mike Coffman in Adams County, and Stapleton scores GOP caucus victories in Boulder, Pueblo, and Douglas counties
UPDATE: In startling caucus results posted this weekend by the Adams County Republican Party, both U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman and Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman were rejected by Adams County GOP voters.
Many of Colorado’s top supporters of the 2016 Trump Campaign, including Colorado lawmakers Tim Neville (R-Littleton) and Kim Ransom (R-Lone Tree), gathered at 11:30 a.m. Saturday in Lone Tree to celebrate the one year anniversary of Trump’s inauguration.
The mood was cheery at the Colorado Federation of Young Republicans’ masquerade ball last week at the Broadmoor hotel in Colorado Springs.
Republican gubernatorial candidate Doug Robinson, who’s Mitt Romney’s nephew, told KNUS’ Dan Caplis Monday that he and four other Republican candidates agreed at a forum that they won’t “do the circular firing squad,” and, instead, they’ll “try to be supportive” of one another.