The U.S. Senate race between Colorado state Rep. Ron Hanks (R-Cañon City) and businessman Joe O’Dea is highlighting a growing divide amongst Republicans on the subject of abortion. The debate over how extreme GOP politicians should be on abortion has not just affected Colorado’s Senate race, but was also front and center in Louisiana, where earlier this month House Bill 813, a near duplicate of Rep. Dave Williams’s (R-CO Springs) failed personhood bill, was blocked not by pro-abortion Democrats, but by Republicans and anti-abortion groups that felt it went too far.
Rep. Dave Williams (R-Colorado Springs) headlined a “Rally to Resist Roe” at the Colorado Capitol Saturday, alongside pastors Jeremy Ueberroth, of Emmaus Road Reformed Baptist Church in Colorado Springs, and Jeff Durbin of End Abortion Now in Mesa, Arizona. Approximately 100 people attended the event, where speakers encouraged the audience to continue to fight against abortion and work to elect anti-abortion candidates office.
Flanked by the Gadsden flag and a patriotic balloon display, Rep. Dave Williams (R-Colorado Springs), Rep. Ron Hanks (R-Canon City), Todd Watkins, and Peter Lupia indulged in conspiracy theories about the 2020 presidential election, George Soros, and the Canadian Trucker Convoy during a candidate forum moderated by El Paso County GOP Chair Vickie Tonkins Friday night in Peyton, northeast of Colorado Springs.
The Colorado Title Board approved a personhood initiative yesterday, allowing backers to begin collecting signatures to place the measure on the November ballot.
After He Suggested Hanging Polis, CO Election Conspiracist Says He ‘Never Called for the Death of Anyone’
During a meeting last night at Fervent Church in Colorado Springs, Joe Oltmann, who leads the election-conspiracy group FEC United, attempted to walk back statements he made in the past few months alluding to violence against those he called “traitors.”
The well-known divide between the establishment and far-right factions of the Colorado House Republican caucus now has official documentation.
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.
Joining three of his Republican colleagues, Rep. Mark Baisley of Roxborough Park admitted in a radio interview last week that he made a mistake — in part due to a failed plan by “disjointed” state House Republicans — in supporting GOP amendments validating baseless election conspiracies.
Colorado Election Conspiracy Watch: A List of CO Republicans Who Believe the 2020 Election Was Stolen — And Some Who Don’t
Colorado Republicans show no sign of stopping their attacks against last year’s election results, both in Colorado and nationwide — even though claims that the 2020 election was rigged in favor of the Democrats have been debunked.
The campaign to convince 75% of the Colorado GOP state central committee members to vote to opt out of open primaries picked up an endorsement from a former conservative legislator recently.