Democrats strike out as trio of preferred candidates in Colorado GOP races lose
Share this @internewscast.com

The Democrats’ unorthodox strategy of pushing conservative and far-right Republican primary candidates in Colorado in order to face potentially weaker opponents in the fall fell flat on Tuesday.

Three GOP candidates who were boosted by funding from Democratic campaign groups all lost their races in The Rocky Mountain State, which is serving as a testing ground for the Democrats’ move to favor candidates that they believe would repulse moderate or independent voters and stem forecasted losses for the party in the midterm elections.

Rep. Ron Hanks lost the GOP Senate primary to moderate Colorado businessman Joe O’Dea. Former state Rep. Lori Saine lost to Sen. Barbara Kirkmeyer in the state’s new 8th Congressional district. And Greg Lopez was defeated by businesswoman Heidi Ganahl in the GOP gubernatorial primary.

The Democratic Colorado Super PAC has dropped at least $2.5 million on the GOP Senate primary, airing ads designed to promote Hanks’ candidacy by calling him “too conservative for Colorado,” highlighting his positions on abortion and whether Joe Biden won the 2020 election.

Former Colorado state Rep. Lori Saine lost her primary election to Sen. Barbara Kirkmeyer for Colorado's 8th Congressional district.
Former Colorado state Rep. Lori Saine lost her primary election to Sen. Barbara Kirkmeyer for Colorado’s 8th Congressional district.
AP

As for Lopez, the Democratic Governors Association ran its own paid content about the far-right candidate, calling him “too conservative,” according to the Denver Post. The group in a statement told the Denver Post Lopez was “too extreme and out-of-touch” but would not answer questions why they would attempt to help Lopez in the short term.

Finally, in the 8th House race, Saine got financial backing from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s PAC. Kirkmeyer got 40% of the vote while Saine only received 19.6% with 97% of the votes tallied.

The Democratic Governor's association ran ads calling Greg Lopez "too conservative" for Colorado.
The Democratic Governor’s association ran ads calling Greg Lopez “too conservative” for Colorado.
Lopez for Governor 2022/Facebook

Saine was boosted by $46,000 in TV ads by the Pelosi-run House Majority PAC. The ads highlighted Saine’s support for former President Donald Trump’s voter fraud claims in 2020, as well as her anti-abortion and pro-gun rights stances.

With Post wires

Share this @internewscast.com
You May Also Like
Raising Kanan’ Season 2 Be on Starz? How To Watch

Raising Kanan’ Season 2 Be on Starz? How To Watch

We have some good news and we have a bit of great…
Teofimo Lopez stops Pedro Campa in seventh round in return to ring

Teofimo Lopez stops Pedro Campa in seventh round in return to ring

LAS VEGAS — Teofimo Lopez made a triumphant return to the ring,…
Rep. Scott Perry Reveals the Concerning Info FBI Told Him About Seizure of His Phone – RedState

Rep. Scott Perry Reveals the Concerning Info FBI Told Him About Seizure of His Phone – RedState

The day after the FBI raid on President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home,…
Rideshare, delivery drivers fight for better pay, safety

Rideshare, delivery drivers fight for better pay, safety

Rideshare, delivery drivers fight for better pay, safety – CBS Chicago Watch…
Fungal infections are developing drug resistance

Fungal infections are developing drug resistance

Franklin Dobbs, a 76-year-old patient of Pappas’, also had pre-existing lung problems…
Man arrested after climbing through operator's window on CTA Blue Line train

Man shot during argument at CTA 69th Red Line station

CHICAGO (CBS) – A man is shot during an argument at the…
DOJ Investigates the Southern Baptist Convention, and the Reason is Extremely Disturbing – RedState

DOJ Investigates the Southern Baptist Convention, and the Reason is Extremely Disturbing – RedState

If you’re Southern Baptist, you should know that the federal government is…
Man found shot, killed in Ashburn

Man found shot, killed in Ashburn

Man found shot, killed in Ashburn – CBS Chicago Watch CBS News…