After receiving overwhelming 72.5% support from Republican delegates at a GOP rally on Saturday, after giving him the upper hand in the June 28 primary ballot, Weld County Commissioner Laurie Sine ran for Colorado’s new congressional seat, urging his Republican opponents to “reconsider their campaign” and “reconsider their campaign.” So that we can crush the Democrats in November. “
“With a massive 72.5% landslide victory in today’s Colorado Congressional District 8 Republican Assembly, I’m proud to be the only candidate with grassroots conservative support,” Sign wrote on Facebook, adding, “It’s time for others to reconsider this contest. So that we can crush the Democrats in November, bring back socialism and fight for independence! “
The problem for Sine is that his top opponents avoided Saturday’s rally altogether and applied for their way to the primary ballot, probably because they thought they would lose to Sine – or another candidate who is more popular among Republicans who form the Colorado Activist Base. Join the Republican Party and the rally, just like on Saturday.
Tyler Alcorn, a former Green Barrett, Sen. Barbara Kirkmeier (R-Weld) of the state, and Thornton Mayor Jan Coolman submitted enough signatures to show their names on the ballot below the sign without facing Republican votes.
Another candidate, Jewels Gray, a businesswoman, received 27.5% of Saturday’s vote, a disgrace to the 30% required to appear in the primary ballot. He has also submitted his signature and is awaiting word from the Secretary of State’s office on whether he is eligible to vote.
So it appears that at least four of the five GOP candidates vying for the eighth congressional district seat will appear in the preliminary ballot in June.
Sign’s victory Saturday, at the very least, puts his conservative credentials in the spotlight in the final lap of the initial campaign for the new seat, which surrounds Denver in the north.
It is unknown at this time what he will do after leaving the post. The voting base in June will extend beyond the Conservatives attending Saturday’s rally – and will include an unknown number of disenfranchised voters who want to vote in the Republican primary.
Outside of the sign’s appeal to the Republican base, which candidates will draw what kind of voters, observers say, is difficult to predict, and how many voters will turn out of the Conservative base is equally unclear.
Still, you can expect all candidates to give preference, at least to some extent, to right-wing Republican voters who will be the most likely people to vote in June.
However, Sign was the only candidate to attend the “Rally for a Red Wave” event near Speedway in Bandimer yesterday.
Mentioning what sets him apart from his primary opponents, Sign noted that he was “the only candidate who has fought for electoral integrity for nearly a decade,” patronizing “amendments” to remove him from the list of dead voters because they voted for Democrats. Trends, doesn’t it? ” He also cited his anti-choice credentials, citing “my bill’s sponsorship to save the lives of the unborn” and “exposing the heinous practice of allowing abortion on the day of birth in our state”.
Kirkmeyer’s comments on the radio last week showed how he would campaign.
KOA Morning News co-host Marty Lenz asked Kirkmeyer March 30 if he liked the mix of political leanings in the new congressional district.
“Especially in this district, you know, the foundation is really about, I say, they’re kind of God-loving, ‘gun-totin’, ‘tax-hatin’ kind of people, and I think it resonates very well with the message and the vision for this state.” I’ve been here for 20 years or more, “Kirkmeyer replied.
Democrats vying for the eighth congressional seat are Thornton State Sen. Yadira Caravio and Adams County Commissioner Chaz Tedesco.
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