The top Republican in the Colorado House of Representatives worked to conceal his involvement with a political consulting firm from his colleagues in the legislature, according to hundreds of pages of never-before-published sworn testimony. The documents, which stem from Minority Leader Hugh McKean’s divorce proceedings in September 2020, include firsthand testimony from McKean regarding his work with a number of Republican candidates, including at least one primary within his own caucus, his rationale for attempting to keep this work out of the public record for ethical reasons, and the outline of a campaign finance scheme which may violate Colorado law.
How CO Republicans Have Pushed Their Anti-Abortion Agenda — Both Before and After Roe Was Overturned
In the wake of Colorado’s primary elections last week and the Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade and return abortion laws to state authority, Republicans and conservatives continue to push anti-abortion policy via legislation, ballot initiatives, campaign rhetoric, and leadership elections. Despite recent failures in enacting their agenda and a demonstrated lack of support from the state’s voters, the Colorado GOP is undeterred.
When you post year-old fake news as a “smoking gun” you might just be GOP
Raymond Garcia, the GOP candidate who lost races in 2014 and 2016 for the District 1 seat in Colorado’s House of Representatives, is a person who will believe literally anything he reads on the internet and happily pass it on without vetting. In this case, he posts an old “news” story from 2016 claiming a Wikileaks release proves Hillary Clinton killed James Foster as if it is brand new.
A look into the Islamophobic, transphobic, fact-averse world of a Colorado GOP county chair
If you’re looking to pop your Facebook bubble for a moment and take a peek at what’s circulating in the dark corners of the internet, look no further than the Facebook page of Tanne Blackburn, who’s the GOP chair of Douglas County.
Wilburn is another possible candidate for state GOP chair
Derrick Wilburn, vice chair of the Colorado Republican Party, will decide whether to run for state party chair later this month, after current GOP chair Steve House makes his decision on whether to seek re-election to the post.
An accidental look back: Pundits, the press, and Trump
OK, I admit I am a bit behind on my reading as I recently perused the April 30th edition of The Wall Street Journal. Albeit accidentally, it was a good exercise as I read David Greenberg’s extensive column comparing the Republicans’ situation on that date to that in 1976, to wit: “But as in 1976, there is ominous talk today that the GOP is in crisis — possibly headed for extinction, like the antebellum Whig Party.”
Colorado’s Weekly Right Wing Round-Up
Trump backer George Athanasopoulos announces bid for state GOP chair In Trump era, what to do about Muslim haters on talk radio? From ColoradoPolitics.com: West Slope’s Brown, out of the legislature, might jump in guv’s race Colorado Christian University Professor: “If any of my students wear a safety pin and ask for a safe space, I will tear it off them and fail them in my class“ From The Gazette: Colorado GOP chair Steve House considers another gubernatorial run County Commissioner Mark Waller thinks anecdotal evidence is fine for he but not for thee
Colorado Senate GOP has blackout on facts
The Koch brothers’ influence pervades the Colorado GOP caucus. Leadership made this explicit last year when they hired Sean Paige—a former Americans for Prosperity flack—to run their communications operation.