The Colorado Republican Party’s leading candidate for Governor, Heidi Ganahl, launched her campaign last month with a seven-day statewide tour that included a stop at JJ’s Place, an Aurora bar owned by Republican Danielle Jurinsky, who’s running for Aurora City Council.
A conservative slate of candidates, comprised of registered Republicans Becky Myers for district D, Mike Peterson for district B, Christy Williams for district E, and Kaylee Winegar for district G running for the nonpartisan Douglas County School Board has partisan support from the Colorado Republican Party and extremist groups.
Last week, CU Regent Heidi Ganahl interviewed far-right radio host Dennis Prager at an invite-only event hosted by her gubernatorial campaign. Prager shared numerous eye-popping statements, including dangerous misinformation about COVID vaccines, an assortment of racial clichés, multiple diatribes attacking transgender people, concluding at one point, “the Left hates children’s innocence because they hate people.”
Yesterday, Colorado’s Division of Insurance released finalized health insurance rates for 2022. Individual market premiums will increase 1.1% while small group (businesses with 2-100 employees) market premiums will increase 4.4%.
The Aurora City Council election isn’t technically a partisan battleground, but it’s turning out that way, as Democrats and Republicans have poured money and/or endorsements into the race for fellow Democrats or fellow Republicans.
United American Defense Force, which is the militia division of the far-right conspiracist group FEC United, is calling on all members to pack the District 20 school board meeting in Colorado Springs this evening.
Congresswoman Lauren Boebert (R-CO) continues to deny the realities of climate change, rather blaming “radical” environmentalist groups and Democrats for contributing to the severe drought conditions that have plagued much of western Colorado by impeding action through legal challenges.
With 2022 campaigns underway, Republican candidates are being put to the test of whether they’ll hop on the Big Lie bandwagon in an attempt to win over Trump voters.
Heidi Ganahl’s campaign for governor is facing controversy as she deals with a potential COVID-19 outbreak at a recent campaign event featuring right-wing media personality Dennis Prager, who tested positive for the virus this week after saying he’d been trying to catch it in order to gain immunity in lieu of getting vaccinated.
Findings from a poll released today show that Colorado Latinos, who faced a myriad of challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic, are looking to state and federal lawmakers to address issues in jobs, housing, and internet access for their communities.