Colorado Republican Party

There’s a movement afoot in the Colorado Republican Party to abandon the state’s open-primary system and exclusively use the caucus-assembly process.  The main argument against open primaries seems like common sense: unaffiliated voters should not be involved in determining who either party runs as their nominee for any position.  Unfortunately, opting out will generate unintended […]

I have been plugged into Colorado Republican Party politics since the ripe old age of 13.  My first experience was attending the Arapahoe County Republican Men’s Club breakfasts.  A few months later, I was making phone calls on behalf of George W. Bush’s reelection campaign. Over about 17 years — whether just an activist, leader […]

Last week, the Colorado Supreme Court decreed that the legal qualification for “common-law marriages” can now apply to same-sex couples, even though the U.S. Supreme Court’s gay marriage ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges only took place in 2015.   And guess what: I didn’t hear a peep from Colorado Republicans about it  Maybe I missed something, but […]

The year was 2004.  While I was only about 14 years old, I was already a political nerd eager to get involved in Republican politics and help reelect President George W. Bush. That summer, a family friend and regular attendee of the Arapahoe County Republican Men’s Club (ACRMC) invited me to attend the weekly breakfast meeting. […]

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