Appearing on KNUS’ Jeff and Bill Show this morning, former Republican gubernatorial candidate Heidi Ganahl dodged a direct question about whether she’d “run for governor again,” responding in part with, “I’m having a great time meeting people all over Colorado and getting them excited and hopeful again, and we will turn things around. I’m very confident of that.”

Hunt followed up with, “So it’s not off the table?”


Ganahl then said, “We have a lot to do before anyone can win statewide again in Colorado that has R next to their name.”

During the interview, Ganahl, who founded a dog camp, lashed out repeatedly at Colorado Gov. Jared Polis and condemned South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem for killing her 14-month-old dog, saying it broke her heart and that it was a politicaly stupid move by Noem.

“America is filled with dog lovers, pet lovers, and we are passionate about those pets to the tune of, gosh, probably $100 billion pet industry now,” said Ganahl. “And regardless of, you know, the ethics or the decisions around that, politically speaking, I don’t think it was a good move at all.”

Ganahl was herself burdened during her campaign by multiple political and factual missteps, such as her assertion of the widespread (and accepted) presence of kids identifying as cats (“furries”) in Colorado schools — a story that first appeared in the Colorado Times Recorder.

Polis, a Democrat, trounced Ganahl by over 19 percentage points in the 2022 race.