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Responding to questions about my report on @CynthiaHCoffman being pro-choice. I learned it via a source after my interview. I’ve asked Coffman’s campaign if she wants a correction. Her spokesperson says she does not.#copolitics
— Shaun Boyd (@CBS4Shaun) November 22, 2017
This Tweet today from CBS4 Denver reporter Shaun Boyd seems to confirm — in a really strange way — that Attorney General Cynthia Coffman is, …
Tax disclosures for major right-wing interest group The Wellspring Committee, which provided millions of dollars in funding to the campaign first to prevent President Barack Obama from successfully replacing the late Antonin Scalia on the U.S. Supreme Court, and then to grease the wheels for eventual Justice Neil Gorsuch of Colorado–Maplight’s Andrew Perez:
The Wellspring Committee, a Virginia-based nonprofit, donated more than $23 million last year to the Judicial Crisis Network, which spent $7 million on advertisements pushing Republican senators to block President Barack Obama’s court pick, Merrick Garland. After the election, the network spent another $10 million to …
(Promoted by Colorado Pols)
CBS4 political specialist Shaun Boyd reported last week that newly minted gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Coffman was pro-choice.
This set of a wave of disbelief and anger in conservative circles, led by KNUS radio host Dan Caplis, who said on air that Republicans wouldn’t have allowed Coffman to become Colorado’s attorney general if her pro-choice views were known.
But in reporting that Coffman was pro-choice, Boyd did not quote the candidate directly on the matter. Boyd asserted it as a background fact, leading Caplis and others to question whether it was true.
Boyd settled any lingering …
Get it out of your system before Thanksgiving dinner, gentle readers:
Because it’s not a discussion fit for the dinner table.
“There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way, and not starting.”
Earlier this month, Republican George Brauchler dropped out of the race for Governor — a race he clearly could not hope to win — in order to run for Attorney General after incumbent AG Cynthia Coffman announced that she would be running for Governor.
When Brauchler made his announcement, it was with a carefully-crafted message intended to convey that he was the Republican White Knight riding to the rescue to save the GOP from losing its hold on the office of Attorney General. Brauchler has even taken swipes at Coffman for “abandoning” a top Republican office so close …
Colorado Senate press secretary warns of “harassment” and copyright violation if you quote his Facebook page
(Wow, that’s stupid – Promoted by Colorado Pols)
Those quotes, which I included in recent blog posts, come from the personal Facebook page of Colorado Senate GOP spokesperson Sean Paige.
Going forward, he wrote on his Facebook page, he does not want people like me, who are not his Facebook friends, using quotes like those.
No doubt Paige does not want me to quote his polite request to …
The Denver Post’s Mark Matthews reports on Rep. Diana DeGette of Denver’s revelations yesterday that she was sexually harassed by ex-Rep. Bob Filner, the San Diego Democrat whose career imploded after leaving Congress under allegations of serial sexual misconduct:
U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette said Monday that she is among the many women who have been sexually harassed while serving in Congress — telling MSNBC that former U.S. Rep. Bob Filner of California groped her while the two Democrats were in an elevator.
“Some years ago, I was in an elevator and then-Congressman Bob Filner tried to pin me to the …
“Nothing is so boring as having to keep up a deception.”
–E. V. Lucas
Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman announced two weeks ago that she would seek the Republican gubernatorial nomination rather than running for re-election in 2018. We weren’t alone in wondering why it took Coffman more than a year to make a decision on what race to run in 2018, and the long delay apparently wasn’t because she was taking extra time to prepare for a run for Governor.
As Joey Bunch writes in two separate stories for the publication formerly known as the Colorado Statesman, Coffman’s gubernatorial campaign is an absolute mess. In an early preview of a longer story for …
From today’s White House press conference–so much for the Republican Party’s attempt to put daylight between itself and embattled U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore, as CNN reports:
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said President Trump continues to believe that the people of Alabama should decide Roy Moore’s fate in the Senate race, but reiterated that Trump wants elected officials who “support his agenda” in Congress.
“Obviously the president wants people both in the House and the Senate that support his agenda,” Sanders said Monday in the White House press briefing.
“The president feels that it’s up to the …
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MONDAY UPDATE #2: In a thoughtful Facebook post, Rep. Jonathan Singer calls the story in question “media-enabled gaslighting.”
We can do better.
This might come as a shock to some people. Of all the elected officials that have allegations against them, I’ve been friends with … pretty much all of them. And that shouldn’t matter to the media.
It turns out that people who do bad things can be very nice people. That’s how they can continue to bad things. It’s also one reason why survivors choose not to come forward. If there are more victims, do you think …
“Glory, built on selfish principles, is shame and guilt.”
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