Republican Casper Stockham, who’s waging a spirited fight against Congresswoman Diana DeGette of Denver, is getting a boost from conservative activist Jonathan Lockwood, best known for once serving as political director for U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman’s re-election campaign and for directing Advancing Colorado, a conservative advocacy group.

Lockwood was a leader in the successful recall campaigns of Democratic state senators, who’d angered Republicans for voting for gun-safety laws, which limited the number of bullets allowed in a gun at one time, expanded background checks for gun purchases, and more.

The Denver Post once called Lockwood called “flat-out deranged” after he designed an attack ad that used a nuclear explosion to illustrate the threat posed by U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO).

Lockwood was political director for U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman (R-CO) 2012 re-election campaign.

“I was born in Denver, and I’ve seen Rep. Diana DeGette’s despicable representation of Denver,” said Lockwood via a news release. “She has failed on virtually every level, has helped foster a more politicized and polarized discourse, and she has exacerbated nearly every problem facing Colorado families. Her failed leadership and pandering has cost us income equality, safety and security and people’s lives. It is time to end her subtle reign of terror and end her control over Colorado politics. Republicans in Colorado need to help Casper take down Diana DeGette.”

Stockham is thrilled to have Lockwood promoting his campaign.

“Coloradans are suffering as a result of Congresswoman DeGette’s abject failure in representing our state and our district. Coloradans, native and new, believe that her failed leadership in Congress has hurt not only our district and our state, but our country’s national standing and security. While she has fought for special interests she’s ignored the biggest issues facing Coloradans,” said Stockham. “It is time for Coloradans to put aside our political parties and worn out narratives, and prioritize our state, our neighbors and our most pressing issues.”

Stockham’s news release stated: “Stockham, a veteran, has taken issue with DeGette’s anti-veteran record and dangerous national security votes including voting to give the theocratic thugs of Iran nuclear weapon-capability, and for allowing into Colorado unscreened refugees, which even Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., voted against.”