Colorado primaries are coming up. We’re gonna need a new governor. The Democratic governor candidates of course are running against the orange-in-chief, but also touting the need for single-payer health care, saving our beloved open spaces and education, among other things. In honesty, the top three Dems are solid candidates and I’d be happy for any of them. I am supporting Congressman Jared Polis in the primaries.
On the Republican side – I have’t paid much attention to it, except the entire process for getting petitions signed turned bloody quickly. Fraud was discovered and good ole racist Tom Tancredo dropped out early. And one candidate is Romney’s nephew and has no political experience at all. But, hey, governor looks like a good place to start, right?
The candidate that has suddenly stood out to me is State Treasurer Walker Stapleton. He has some pretty deep skeletons in his closet: Hit and Run Charges and questions on how he’s run the the treasury.
But this is what caught my eye, he’s the first Republican candidate to go full Trump:
Be interesting to see how this plays out in the primaries. I live and play in a fairly blue section of the state, so I’m not a good judge on how Trump is seen here overall. But one Republican is running on a pro-business, anti-California platform and the other two haven’t made enough noise for me to notice yet, it remains to be see if they’ll swing full-trump, too. The primary is June 26, should be interesting.