While high-profile races for governor and U.S. Senate may have dominated the airwaves and social media this year, the elections in Colorado’s Legislature were equally important – especially following the state’s independent redistricting process.
With a week until Election Day, the Colorado state Senate is looking like the Republican Party’s best chance to gain control of any part of Colorado government, as the Democratic Party is expected to retain the Governor’s office and keep its majority in the House of Representatives. Redistricting after the 2020 census benefitted Republicans in state Senate races, according to members of both parties.
A candidate who says one thing to one audience and the opposite to another is the most common political cliche. It’s rarer to catch one doing so in front of a reporter, but that’s what has happened to Tim Walsh, a Republican running for state senate in Jefferson County.
Colorado state Senate Candidate Tim Walsh, who’s running for a Jefferson County Senate seat, launched an ad this month claiming that his opponents were “outright” lying in an advertisement that stated he wants an abortion ban in Colorado.
Standing before a room of voters who had come to hear Republican candidates talk about education, Lynn Emrick made her pitch: “I decided to step up and run for this seat because I feel like our education system is in a real crisis. … My only agenda will be your child’s success.”
CO Senate Candidate Walsh Says ‘You Can’t Campaign on Election Integrity And Win,’ But Calls 2020 Election ‘Fishy’
At a campaign event earlier this year, state senate candidate Tim Walsh reassured his audience that although he can’t campaign on “election integrity,” he is suspicious of Biden’s victory. As part of his justification for claiming that “something was fishy with the 2020 election,” Walsh cited MyPillow CEO and Big Lie proponent Mike Lindell’s “great movies,” saying he’s watched them all.
Tim Walsh, the Republican nominee in one of the year’s closest-watched state Senate races, omitted from his personal financial disclosure a financial trust, a corporation, and a mountain home worth more than $3 million, according to a complaint filed with the Colorado Secretary of State’s office last week.
Front Range developer Tim Walsh, who is running for state senate in Jefferson County, promises to “keep politics out of the classroom,” but he’s also funding a right-wing group with the opposite goal: teaching a conservative Christian version of American history to young people.