What’s your best underworld source for unfiltered Trump-infused criticism of Colorado’s Republican Party?
A longtime nonpartisan political analyst predicted Monday that Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner’s endorsement of Trump has “shut the door” on any efforts to primary the first-term Republican prior to his expected re-election bid in 2020.
Political observers were left scratching their heads last week over why Walker Stapleton, who’s Colorado’s Republican candidate for governor, would appear at a fundraising event with former Congressman Tom Tancredo, whose views on undocumented immigrants (kick them out), Mecca (bomb it), abortion (ban it) and much more don’t align with the swing voter sensibility that most rational candidates aim to mimic in a general election like the one coming up in November.
“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.
U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO) has been taking it pretty hard from all Coloradans, judging from his low approval ratings, and his conservative base isn’t giving him a pass when it comes to criticism either.