When Colorado Republicans elected two first-time party leaders last month, Chairman Dave Williams made the biggest headlines with his brazen election denialism, but he isn’t the most extreme new party officer. That title goes to GOP Secretary Anna Ferguson of Adams County, who shares Williams’ election denialism, but also supports the QAnon conspiracy theory that America’s top Democrats are secret pedophiles.
Republican Lang Sias wants to be Colorado’s next treasurer, but first he has to convince voters that he’s the best choice to manage the state’s multi-billion dollar finances.
Like many of the local races in El Paso County this year, the race for the District 5 El Paso County Commissioner seat features a “grassroots” Republican candidate, Dave Winney, hoping to unseat a Republican incumbent, Cami Bremer. Winney was originally a candidate for Colorado Secretary of State, but dropped out of the race at the urging of QAnon influencer Juan O Savin after Mesa County Clerk and Recorder Tina Peters announced her candidacy.
U.S. Senate candidate Ron Hanks, a Republican, claimed that members of the Antifa movement caused the violent Jan. 6, 2021, riot at the U.S. Capitol, which Hanks attended.
U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert’s (R-CO) GOP primary challenger, Marina Zimmerman, said voters are “exhausted by [Boebert’s] lies, deceit and hatefulness” after a Thanksgiving week of slurs and scandal.
Mary Lynn “Dede” Wagner A local Colorado Republican leader has publicly declared both her intention to run for the statehouse and her belief in the QAnon conspiracy theory.
Embattled Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters, banned from administering next week’s election, found the time last week to travel to Salt Lake City, Utah, to speak at a QAnon-linked conference.
Bud Demicell, who will remain a candidate for Rifle, Colorado, City Council despite documentation disputing his affidavit — signed under the penalty of perjury — that he met residency requirements, has posted misinformed and Islamophobic content on Facebook in which he challenges the legitimacy of Muslims to hold elected office in the United States.
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“I hate Jews/why do the big nosed rats boss us around”
Bud Demicell, a registered candidate in this November’s election for city council in Rifle, Colorado, likely does not meet the residency requirements to run for municipal office.