Zvonek “I’m a lifelong Republican, and I vote for Republicans,” Aurora Councilman Dustin Zvonek said on a right-wing radio show last month.
Aurora voters are selecting City Council members to represent Wards I, II and III, as well as two at-large members to represent the entire city.
Five conservatives running for Aurora City Council have joined together to form a slate to promote their campaigns and key slogans. But one Republican candidate was excluded from the group.
Republicans are mounting a comeback in Colorado. You wouldn’t know it looking at the election results from the past few years, but really, they’re trying.
The Colorado Republican Party’s leading candidate for Governor, Heidi Ganahl, launched her campaign last month with a seven-day statewide tour that included a stop at JJ’s Place, an Aurora bar owned by Republican Danielle Jurinsky, who’s running for Aurora City Council.
The Aurora City Council election isn’t technically a partisan battleground, but it’s turning out that way, as Democrats and Republicans have poured money and/or endorsements into the race for fellow Democrats or fellow Republicans.
In a legal action that could unveil the names of high-rolling Republicans in Colorado and beyond, the Colorado Secretary of State’s Elections Division is moving ahead with its investigation of a conservative dark money group behind millions of dollars in campaign spending during the 2020 election cycle.