In a YouTube video released earlier this month, Colorado U.S. Senate candidate and state Rep. Ron Hanks (R-Cañon City) said he does not believe that climate change is a real issue.
A bipartisan group of political and business heavyweights, including former Colorado governors Roy Romer, Bill Owens, and Bill Ritter, is supporting Secretary of State Jena Griswold in her defense against a lawsuit authorized by the Colorado Republican Party and filed by a group of hard-right Republicans, including state Rep. Ron Hanks (CO Springs), and congressional candidate Laurel Imer.
After over a year of infighting and power struggles within the El Paso County Republican Party, the battle between competing GOP factions is spilling into the primary races of Southern Colorado.
‘Lock Them Up:’ GOP Senate Frontrunner Attacks Bennet and McConnell for Calling Jan. 6 an Insurrection
U.S. Senate candidate and state Rep. Ron Hanks (R-Cañon City) criticized Minority Leader and U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY), as well as U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO), for calling the Jan. 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol an insurrection.
Flanked by the Gadsden flag and a patriotic balloon display, Rep. Dave Williams (R-Colorado Springs), Rep. Ron Hanks (R-Canon City), Todd Watkins, and Peter Lupia indulged in conspiracy theories about the 2020 presidential election, George Soros, and the Canadian Trucker Convoy during a candidate forum moderated by El Paso County GOP Chair Vickie Tonkins Friday night in Peyton, northeast of Colorado Springs.
“This is not about Republican and Democrat,” Mesa County, Colorado, Clerk Tina Peters told the audience of election conspiracists. “They try to make it so it seems they’re dividing one party against the other, but it’s not that at all. It’s the globalists who have their thumb on the scales. … So it’s important for us to bring everybody into the fold to let them know what’s going on.”
At a debate for Republican U.S. Senate candidates in Evergreen Tuesday, candidates were divided over whether it was appropriate for national Republicans to censure U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) last month.
Republican Senate candidate and state Rep. Ron Hanks (R-Cañon City) is refusing to denounce violence as a last resort if election conspiracists don’t get their way, describing it as one of the “four boxes of liberty.”
Amid GOP challenges to voting rights across the country, Colorado House Democrats killed three election-related Republican bills on Monday that, Democrats say, were wasteful, anti-democratic, or both.
Prominent Colorado election fraud conspiracist Joe Oltmann promised to endorse state Rep. Ron Hanks (R-Cañon City) for U.S. Senate yesterday during Hanks’ appearance on Oltmann’s podcast, Conservative Daily.