Indicating that she may be pro-choice when it comes to state policy on abortion, even though she is personally pro-life, the leading Republican candidate for governor in Colorado says may not sign an abortion-ban bill if it landed on her desk as governor, instead promising she’d take a “long hard look” at it.
State senate candidate Tony Sanchez’s decision to send a negative mailer, widely seen as off-the-charts nasty, appears to have backfired. Donations to his opponent, Rep. Brittany Pettersen (D-Lakewood), have skyrocketed since the postcard appeared in voters’ mailboxes.
The chair of a GOP gubernatorial campaign gave the maximum donation to a Democrat’s campaign for governor
The chair of Republican Cynthia Coffman’s gubernatorial campaign donated the maximum allowable amount this election period not only to Coffman, but also to Democratic Lt. Governor Donna Lynne, who’s also running for governor.
Cynthia Coffman was once a leading figure in a successful effort to defund Planned Parenthood, but has she changed her view?
Asked last week whether she thinks Planned Parenthood’s non-abortion family planning services, like consultation and exams related to birth control, should receive tax-payer funds, which she’s opposed in the past, Republican gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Coffman said my question required a long conversation another time, indicating that she may have changed her view on it.
Why gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Coffman apparently doesn’t want to talk about Planned Parenthood anymore
Republican gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Coffman, who’s also Colorado’s attorney general, spent a substantial chunk of time during her early career helping Colorado Republicans develop legal arguments to defund Planned Parenthood.
During a talk radio interview early this month, Colorado Attorney General and Republican gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Coffman expressed her personal opposition to the landmark Roe v. Wade decision to legalize abortion–even though she accepts the law as “settled.”
In April of last year, Arapahoe County District Attorney George Brauchler became the first well-known Republican to formally announce as a candidate for governor. His campaign lasted eight months, ending when Attorney General Cynthia Coffman, after months of speculation, finally announced her own candidacy. Brauchler then dropped out, shifting his campaign to Attorney General, characterizing Coffman’s entry into the gubernatorial race as, “She made a decision to abandon her position.”
Conservatives across the country have long sought to ban any public funds from going to Planned Parenthood because the organization performs abortions.
Acting as if the Republican Party in Colorado were on its death bed, the Colorado Springs Gazette trashed all the GOP gubernatorial candidates Sunday, except Colorado Treasurer Walker Stapleton, whom the newspaper presented as the last great hope: