I’m not saying right-wing radio host Dennis Prager’s bizarre approach to COVID-19 is the weirdest anti-vax moment of the pandemic, although I’m guessing it’s probably in the top 10. What I am saying, with all certainty, is that it has to be the weirdest involving the presumed frontrunner in the Colorado GOP race to choose […]
Carman: Buckle up! Wild and crazy California politics likely will be on full display in Colorado in 2022
The absurdly undemocratic election to recall California Gov. Gavin Newsom, which cost taxpayers some $300 million and exposed them to relentless campaigning for months in what was supposed to be an off-year respite from political browbeating, finally ended last week. Nothing changed. Ah, but … wait for it … it’s not really over. Is it […]
Republican Heidi Ganahl files to run for Colorado governor in 2022
Republican Heidi Ganahl on Friday formed a candidate committee to run for governor of Colorado in 2022, confirming months of speculation that she would launch a bid to lead the state. The University of Colorado regent, who is the only Republican official who holds statewide office, was expected to formally announce her bid next week. […]
Colorado Democrats are heading into the 2022 election cycle in a position of strength, poll shows
Colorado Democrats are in a position of strength as they head into the 2022 election cycle, according to a new poll released Tuesday that also shows voter approval for many of the party’s policy initiatives. Democratic Gov. Jared Polis and U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet lead a generic Republican candidate, the survey shows, and generic Democratic […]
Where do Colorado Republicans go from here?
Four years ago, before Donald Trump was president, Colorado Republicans had a place at the table. They held one of Colorado’s U.S. Senate seats and three statewide offices: attorney general, secretary of state and treasurer. The GOP was even in power at the Colorado Capitol, where the state Senate was in the party’s hands, forcing […]
Out of 100 Colorado lawmakers, only 7 are Republican women. The state GOP wants to reverse the trend.
Two decades ago, Republican women outnumbered their Democratic counterparts in the state legislature. Today, there’s just one Republican woman in the state Senate and six in the House. That compares with 37 Democratic women in the two chambers. The Colorado Republican Party is looking to reverse the trend. The party on Wednesday announced a new […]