The Colorado Independent took a step yesterday toward winning its battle for the release of court documents illuminating why prosecutors messed up a death penalty case in suburban Denver against Sir Mario Owens, who was found guilty in 2005 of killing two people.
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.”
Republican gubernatorial candidate Doug Robinson, who’s Mitt Romney’s nephew, told KNUS’ Dan Caplis Monday that he and four other Republican candidates agreed at a forum that they won’t “do the circular firing squad,” and, instead, they’ll “try to be supportive” of one another.
Over the weekend, former Trump strategist Steve Bannon warned of a Republican “civil war” over whether immigrants, who entered the U.S. illegally as children, should be allowed to stay here.
I see a lot of bad stuff in the #FeverSwamps™, but I am continually shocked by the depravity of a Republican activist and fundraiser named Tom Ready. Each year, Tom Ready holds a “Steak Fry” that benefits Republicans under his “Let’s Win” PAC. Each year, some of the biggest names in GOP state politics show up to eat and drink with him.
Colorado gubernatorial candidate George Brauchler weighed into the contentious debate about health care today, telling a conservative talk radio host that he’d “like to see them not let the perfect be the enemy of the good, and get something done here.”
Some Colorado conservatives are joining Trump in blaming the press for the daily-eye-pop-head-spin news stories streaming from the White House.
It “certainly appears” to GOP Colorado gubernatorial candidate Victor Mitchell that his Republican opponent George Brauchler pursued the death penalty in the Aurora theater trial “for political purposes to raise his profile, and it was a squander of some $4 million.”
In a major change since last year, state Republicans are now proposing specific cuts to Medicaid, Colorado’s health care program for the elderly, disabled, and other poor people.