All four candidates for Douglas County sheriff are Republicans facing off in a primary next June, and while their experience in law enforcement and ties to the community are similar, the difference — to the advantage or detriment — could come from FEC United, a conservative advocacy group with its militia arm, United American Defense Force (UADF), and founder and leader of the group, Joe Oltmann.
At a campaign meet-and-greet event in Cañon City Monday night, Republican candidate for Colorado governor Danielle Neuschwanger launched into a monologue, filled with false accusations about Democratic Gov. Jared Polis, saying he “is not gay” and that his marriage to Marlon Reis “is a sham.”
Indicating that she may be pro-choice when it comes to state policy on abortion, even though she is personally pro-life, the leading Republican candidate for governor in Colorado says may not sign an abortion-ban bill if it landed on her desk as governor, instead promising she’d take a “long hard look” at it.
GOP Candidate for CO Gov Explains His Support for Mesa County Clerk & His Belief that the Truth About Prez Election May Never Be Known
Greg Lopez, a Colorado GOP gubernatorial candidate looking to unseat Democrat Jared Polis in 2022, addressed the crowd at a Dec. 1 rally on the steps of the Grand Junction Old Courthouse, announcing his support for embattled Mesa County Clerk and Recorder Tina Peters and conservative activist and fellow-election fraud conspiracist Sherronna Bishop following FBI searches of their homes as part of investigations into election security breaches.
Weld County Commissioner Lori Saine, who recently announced that she’s running for Colorado’s new eighth congressional district, appeared on conservative talk radio show last week to explain her objection to a social media post by the Weld County government, which encourages vaccination for Weld citizens in anticipation of in-person gatherings for the holidays.
In a Facebook post from January, Jaqueline Anderson, First Vice Chair of the Mesa County Republican Party, encouraged her followers to identify as Three Percenters, a designation coined in 2008 for members of the far right sympathetic to militia ideology, and committed to opposing what they perceive as tyranny and suppression of individual, God-granted rights.
One week after saying he was “terminated” from his two radio shows on KVOR and KKFM in Colorado Springs due to noncompliance with vaccine requirements, conservative talk radio host Tron Simpson announced he would return to the airwaves as a guest on two national shows, one of which is broadcast by the same parent company, Cumulus Media, that employed Simpson.
Tuesday’s election results from across Colorado highlighted nationwide trends of increased partisan involvement in local races for school board seats, the latest battleground in the culture wars playing out in school board meetings and public debate around district policies and curriculum.
Four Larimer County state legislators are calling for their own public health director to be fired over an email he sent in frustration regarding a large banner that he believed was comparing him and his staff to fascists.
Traditionally, campaigns for city councils and school boards in Colorado have adhered to their non-partisan designations, whereby candidates generally reflected the sensibilities of their district, and their elections were determined by nuanced differences in policy positions which didn’t necessarily correlate to the party affiliations of the candidate.