At Colorado Republican Party fundraiser in Weld County last month, 17 candidates posed together for a picture, standing in front of “Meet Our Candidates” signs listing all their names. U. S. Senate candidate Joe O’Dea, the most prominent contender of the group, appeared on one end, smiling broadly, his right arm behind his fellow GOP candidate Stephanie Wheeler, who is running for a Denver statehouse seat.
The day after her primary win, Colorado Republican gubernatorial nominee Heidi Ganahl gave an interview to Steve Bannon in which she credited her closer-than-expected victory to her “great team, including Boris and Brad,” referring to Boris Epshteyn and Brad Parscale. All three men at one time advised former President Trump. Bannon and Parscale ran his 2016 and 2020 campaigns, respectively. Epshteyn worked in the White House and on the campaigns, including as a legal advisor to the group, which also included Bannon, that worked to overturn the results of the 2020 election.
Despite the pundits’ pleas, Heidi Ganahl just can’t quit the Big Lie.
Marina Zimmerman, whose defeat in April at the Colorado Republican assembly meant her name would not appear on the June 28 GOP primary next to controversial U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert, is still on the ballot as a write-in candidate in the Nov. 8 general election.
The Blue Spruce Bed & Breakfast sits nestled among the conifers of southern Colorado, looking out over the San Juans from a few miles northeast of Durango. Its owner, Shelli Shaw, believes that Joe Biden stole the 2020 presidential election from Donald Trump, and that it was Antifa and BLM activists who attacked the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. She feels that a second American civil war is imminent — and in November she may be elected to public office.
Baseless yet relentless Republican attacks on the results of the 2020 election known as the “Big Lie” have trickled all the way down to a small-town, Western Slope mayoral race this week.
Amid GOP challenges to voting rights across the country, Colorado House Democrats killed three election-related Republican bills on Monday that, Democrats say, were wasteful, anti-democratic, or both.
Earlier this week, during an interview on KNUS’ Peter Boyles show, state Rep. Dave Williams (R-Colorado Springs) refused to back down on baseless claims that the 2020 election was stolen.
Former Colorado Republican leader Dick Wadhams “would not be surprised” if over 50% of the governing body of the Colorado Republican Party votes Saturday not to participate in open primaries anymore, falling short of the 75% that’s legally required to dump open primaries but setting the table for GOP activists to file a lawsuit that could overturn the 75% threshold and allow Republicans to eschew primaries as early as next year.