A longtime respected GOP campaign consultant and former chairman of the Colorado Republican Party recently announced on conservative talk radio that two moderate Republican legislators are being considered for a run to represent Colorado’s new eighth congressional district.
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.
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.
The chair of a large Trump-backing organization hopped on conservative radio yesterday and warned U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO) that he’d better put an even tighter embrace around Trump.
“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.