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.
Writers love to add stuff after they’re done writing something, but usually they tweak rather than blow up their work with a completely new idea.
Most everyone apparently thinks Republican candidate for governor Walker Stapleton needs to say more about his great-grandfather and KKK leader. Denounce him. Apologize. Condemn the KKK. Express revulsion at racism. Slam white nationalists. Something.
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.
If you regularly read the Colorado Times Recorder, you probably know by now that candidate for governor Walker Stapleton started his political career in 2010 with a campaign advertisement suggesting he wanted to continue a family record of “public service” that started with his great-grandfather, a former Denver Mayor.
Trump’s Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, whose department manages America’s national parks and other lands, met with Colorado Senate Republicans today, prompting Colorado Senate President Kevin Grantham (R-Canon City) to send a tweet stating that Zinke is doing a “great job.”
Republican candidate for governor Walker Stapleton and wife Jenna Stapleton once filed a police report accusing one of their three nannies of stealing several of their belongings, including thousands of dollars’ worth of jewelry, a $500 belt, a $200 hat, their son’s sippy cup, their daughter’s hair bows, and their underwear.
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.
What’s in a name? Trust me, as someone with a surname that has a downside, it’s a double-edged sword. Since childhood, I have heard bad jokes about my name (although nothing original in decades). When I was single, friends joked that I should marry a man with the surname of Butt and hyphenate my last name. Hyphenation of my name with any other is pretty much out of the question. The upside of my name is that it IS memorable. And luckily, my family always encouraged a healthy sense of humor and a lot of education.
Stapleton Won’t Talk To The New York Times About His Great-Grandfather, Who Was A KKK Leader in Colorado
Republican candidate for governor Walker Stapleton declined an offer from The New York Times‘ Julie Turkewitz to chat about his great-grandfather, Benjamin Stapleton, who was the Mayor of Denver and a KKK leader in the 1920s.