U.S. Rep. Ken Buck (R-CO), who entered the race yesterday to be the leader of Colorado’s Republican Party, threw his unequivocal support behind Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner’s re-election bid in 2020, calling the first-term senator a “bubbly ray of sunshine that puts a smile on the face of the Republican Party. “
With over 800,000 federal workers still going without pay as a partial government shutdown over border wall funding continues, some Colorado lawmakers are refusing to accept paychecks or planning to donate their earnings to charity.
Colorado’s conservative activists are furious at U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner’s call to end the government shutdown without funding for President Trump’s wall. County GOP officials and Tea Party leaders are talking openly about the need for a primary challenger in 2020.
At a meeting Tuesday, Arapahoe County Tea Party members will discuss ways to win (and lose) elections in Colorado, including the “problems of a circular firing squad,” according to the group’s Facebook page.
Community activists called for bold policy change to address the coming climate crisis and hold the oil and gas industry accountable at a rally in Denver’s Civic Center Park Thursday, the day before Democrats took control of the state legislature and kicked of the 2019 legislative session.
Adams County Republican Party Chair Anil Mathai dismissed a unanimous vote by the Colorado Oil & Gas Conservation Commission to increase oil & gas well setbacks from schools to 1,000 feet as “[capitulation] to the environazis.”