Republican Casper Stockham is kicking off his congressional campaign Saturday with an event featuring speeches by former U.S. Rep. Tom Tancredo, attorney Mark Barrington, former Parker Mayor Greg Lopez, and GOP state lawmakers Susan Beckman of Littleton, Kim Ransom of Littleton, and Lori Saine of Firestone.
Former Republican Congressman Tom Tancredo has a track record of stepping back into politics when things aren’t getting done the way he wants. See his run for governor in 2010 and his bid for president.
Colorado Republican Tom Tancredo doesn’t think the Democratic or Republican parties in Colorado have much influence on elections, due to the overwhelming power and money of other political groups.
Since declaring his candidacy for the Colorado statehouse in December of 2016, Westminster Republican Grady Nouis has promoted and participated in several far-right rallies organized by hate and extremist groups. Furthermore, he’s documented his participation in numerous videos, including one where he shouts the n-word during an argument with African-American couple in Denver’s Civic Center Park.
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.
Reproductive rights activists are saying they were the target of a Nazi slur last month at a campaign event for Colorado’s Republican candidate for governor.
If you’ve been following Colorado’s governor’s race, you know that former Congressman Tom Tancredo gave Republican Walker Stapleton his full-throated endorsement during the GOP primary, embellishing Stapleton with Tancredo’s ultra-conservative imprimatur and delivering primary voters to Stapleton, who’s connections to the Bush dynasty were viewed with skepticism by Tea Party types.
Tom Tancredo is always comfortable in front of a microphone, even when his words are making his audience uncomfortable. That’s exactly what the most prominent Republican to endorse Walker Stapleton did July 30 at the Jefferson County Republican Men’s club, when he delivered racist comments about black student athletes at his alma mater, Northeastern Junior College.
Colorado Republicans continue to share fake news and photoshopped images. This installment focuses not on candidates or elected officials, but rather other well-known party luminaries whose support can make or break those hoping to represent the party in November.
Colorado Republicans’ love of fake news continues unabated since last month’s round-up. Two official county party pages, along with other GOP officials and leaders, are still sharing verifiably false memes and stories.