That’s not surprising given that the local recall group includes supporters like former state Rep. B.J. Nikkel, a champion for civil unions, an avowed arch-enemy of Brown and an oil and gas proponent.
Neville’s group has since terminated and left the field, but likely not before casting a permanent pall over the entire recall effort. For instance, when the local group’s spokeswoman and former Weld County GOP Chair, Stacey Kjeldgaard was asked if she’d work to recall Galindo even if she had voted against SB-181, Kjeldgaard responded, “Absolutely.”
Galindo supporters immediately pounced on her answer as proof that the recall was about something insidious.
My opinion? Local Republicans still stinging from monumental losses at the ballot box in 2018 want to recall Galindo because she is a Democrat. Galindo gave them an excuse with her SB-181 vote, but was subsequently gifted her own message by Neville, RMGO and Grant.
And around and around both sides go in the new recall normal.
Mario Nicolais is an attorney and columnist who writes on law enforcement, the legal system, health care and public policy. Follow him on Twitter: @MarioNicolaiEsq
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