Among his priority issues, Colorado Congressional candidate Erik Aadland lists “Protecting Israel.” The first-time candidate touts his “extensive time working in Israel,” and his “many dear friends, Jewish and Muslim,” who live there. The Army veteran also cites his military background and links it to the 9/11 terrorist attacks, noting that he graduated West Point “in 2002 not long after 9/11.”
CO Statehouse Candidate Proposed Dissolving America, Shared Conspiracies, & Claims Racist Economist as Mentor
Shana Black, Colorado Republican running for the state Legislature, once proposed “dissolving” the United States by exiling Democratic regions of the country. She also shared numerous conspiracy theories and told GOP delegates during her primary campaign that she was privileged to study under a notoriously racist libertarian scholar. Black, a retired family law attorney now running for House District 18 in Colorado Springs, claims Cato Institute founder Murray Rothbard as her intellectual mentor.
At a press conference earlier this week the entire Colorado Republican slate, from statewide candidates Heidi Ganahl and Joe O’Dea to Statehouse and school board hopefuls, joined together to talk only about “kitchen table” policy issues. The subtext was clear: With the primaries over, the party doesn’t want to talk about stolen elections or other far-right conspiracies.
Why Did Employers of Neo-Nazis Remain Silent? And Should an Aurora City Council Member Have Done More?
Three people knew that two neo-Nazis were hosts of a Medicaid-funded host home dating back at least as far as 2019. As of today, nothing has changed.
Cindy Ficklin, a Grand Junction realtor and conservative activist who is now running for the Colorado House of Representatives, believes that by listening to people and fighting for constitutional rights, she can bring the people of Mesa County together. She also believes that a small group of billionaires including George Soros and the Rothschild family may secretly control global banking and are pushing to subjugate America under a “New World Order.”
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.
Deleted JeffCo Republican Party Post Pushes White Nationalist Conspiracy Theory That Immigrants Are Used To Flip Red States
Last week, a cartoon appeared on the Jefferson County Republican Party’s Facebook page that depicted a caricature of President Joe Biden saying that “illegal immigrants and Afghan refugees” will be sent to Republican-dominated states.
In a radio interview last Thursday, Colorado Congressman Doug Lamborn pushed an unfounded conspiracy theory as to the origin of the COVID-19 virus, falsely accused Democrats and the top U.S. infectious disease expert of complicity in obstructing investigations, and misrepresented international virological research.
“We’re walking between the Capitol building and the police force…and this doesn’t feel right to me as a guy who knows a little bit about physical security,” state Rep. Ron Hanks (R-Penrose) said in a July 14 interview, recounting his own participation in the Jan. 6 rally and march to the U.S. Capitol that led to Trump supporters overwhelming police and storming the building.
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