Colorado’s Republican Party chairwoman navigated some rough press last year, after it was revealed she previously served as president of far-right conspiracist group FEC United, which has its own militia. She has since attempted to distance herself from that group, but is apparently still willing to do public events with other conspiracists.
Weld County Commissioner Lori Saine, who recently announced that she’s running for Colorado’s new eighth congressional district, appeared on conservative talk radio show last week to explain her objection to a social media post by the Weld County government, which encourages vaccination for Weld citizens in anticipation of in-person gatherings for the holidays.
As three metro Denver counties enact some version of a mask requirement this week, Gov. Jared Polis reiterated during a Tuesday COVID-19 update that a statewide order is not in the cards.
Four Larimer County state legislators are calling for their own public health director to be fired over an email he sent in frustration regarding a large banner that he believed was comparing him and his staff to fascists.
A conservative slate of candidates, comprised of registered Republicans Becky Myers for district D, Mike Peterson for district B, Christy Williams for district E, and Kaylee Winegar for district G running for the nonpartisan Douglas County School Board has partisan support from the Colorado Republican Party and extremist groups.