Political observers were left scratching their heads last week over why Walker Stapleton, who’s Colorado’s Republican candidate for governor, would appear at a fundraising event with former Congressman Tom Tancredo, whose views on undocumented immigrants (kick them out), Mecca (bomb it), abortion (ban it) and much more don’t align with the swing voter sensibility that most rational candidates aim to mimic in a general election like the one coming up in November.
HOMOPHOBIA WATCH ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL: Radio Host Says “Gay Mafia” Is One Of Polis’ Weapons In Governor’s Race
Why do some conservatives think it’s okay to say Colorado’s Democratic candidate for governor, Jared Polis, is backed by the “gay mafia?”
“This election, I promise you, establishment Republicans will be digging up any dirt on Tom,” said KNUS radio host Chuck Bonniwell during a show last month, referring to Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Tancredo.
U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO) has been taking it pretty hard from all Coloradans, judging from his low approval ratings, and his conservative base isn’t giving him a pass when it comes to criticism either.