ENGLEWOOD — The newly elected chairman of the Republican Party in Colorado endorsed recall efforts against Democrats in a strident speech in which he vowed to “let the world know this is not a blue state.” U.S. Rep. Ken Buck won the four-way contest to lead the party after three dramatic deadlocked votes that mostly […]
Colorado GOP looks to rebuild ahead of 2020 election, but first the party must reconcile the past
The Colorado Republican Party will meet Saturday to pick a new leader. But before it can look to the future, it must reconcile the past. More specifically, the party must reckon with its dismal performance in the 2018 election, where Democrats in Colorado made history and took complete control of state government for the first […]
U.S. Rep. Ken Buck, who declared GOP “is dead,” makes bid to lead state party
U.S. Rep. Ken Buck, who once declared “the Republican Party is dead,” is making a run to lead the Colorado state GOP. The Windsor lawmaker’s candidacy — first reported Tuesday in The Unaffiliated, the Colorado Sun’s political newsletter — is notable for what it represents. Buck is considered a fierce conservative and a darling of […]
Colorado Republicans, reeling from 2018 losses, wonder: Is it us or is it Trump?
It took only an hour after the first election results posted for Colorado Republicans to start seeing the disaster ahead. The party trailed in every statewide race, five-term U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman lost his job and the state Senate majority was rapidly evaporating. “It’s tough to put lipstick on this pig,” GOP Chairman Jeff Hays […]