Democrats Used a Bold Strategy to Turn Colorado Blue

Article subtitle: 
Now the GOP Wants to Win It Back
Article author: 
Nathan Worcester
Article publisher: 
Epoch Times
Article date: 
11 April 2024
Article category: 
Colorado News
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... Younger generations may find this hard to believe, but two decades ago, the Centennial State was controlled by Republicans at almost all levels...

Today, Colorado’s governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of state, attorney general, and treasurer are Democrats, as are both its U.S. senators and most of its U.S. House representatives. Democrats have a veto-proof majority in Colorado’s House and a near veto-proof majority in its Senate...

One of Colorado’s few remaining national Republicans, Trump critic Rep. Ken Buck (R-Colo.), just resigned...

‘The Blueprint’

There’s an established conservative narrative about Colorado’s move to the left.

The Blueprint: How the Democrats Won Colorado (and Why Republicans Everywhere Should Care)” by former Colorado state representative Rob Witwer and journalist Adam Schrager tells much of that tale. So does the Michelle Malkin-hosted documentary “Rocky Mountain Heist.”...

Some who spoke with The Epoch Times, including Ms. Boebert, highlighted the state’s changing demographics—in particular, an influx of residents from California...

The story goes something like this: the “Gang of Four,” a group of ultra-wealthy liberals that included now Colorado Gov. Jared Polis, hatched a plan in the early 2000s after Colorado’s Amendment 27 and the federal McCain-Feingold Act upended campaign finance. The quartet orchestrated a network of nonprofits to advance their political agenda, in part by challenging Republicans at every turn in innovative ways...

One key node is the Colorado Democracy Alliance, part of the nationwide Democracy Alliance (DA) donor coalition engineered by Democratic strategist Rob Stein. Benefactors of the DA have included George Soros, Tom Steyer, and labor groups such as the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), which is also a critical source of manpower for Democrats during elections...


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