Victor Mitchell Hits Cynthia Coffman on Abortion

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Republican gubernatorial candidate Victor Mitchell stated on Facebook that the Colorado Republican Party “should nominate pro-life candidates” and to do “otherwise is to abandon our values.”

Mitchell’s comment on Facebook came in response to a news report Friday that Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman, who’s also running for the GP gubernatorial nomination, is pro-choice.

The report, by CBS4 political specialist Shaun Boyd, prompted KNUS radio host Dan Caplis to denounce Coffman and to speculate that she lied about her pro-choice stance during her campaign for attorney general.

Caplis’ hostility reflects the opinion of what appears to be a sizable segment of GOP voters who participate in primary elections. Their position on the abortion issue precludes many pro-choice Republicans from running at all.

In fact, one pro-choice Republican, Ellen Roberts, dropped out of consideration for the U.S. Senate race in 2015 after denying that she’d described herself as pro-choice, when in fact she had done so on the floor of the Colorado Senate.

In taking a pro-choice stance, Coffman could be targeting an unknown number of unaffiliated voters who could participate in this year’s Republican primary. But in doing so, she risks alienating anti-abortion Republicans, who’ve demonstrated their grassroots abilities to push much of their agenda into the GOP platform in Colorado and who’ve seen it adopted by most GOP elected leaders here.

13 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. RepealAndReplace says:

    I was wondering about this issue the other day…..

    Who was the last pro-choice Republican candidate to run statewide in Colorado? Was Gale Norton pro-choice? She always considered herself a libertarian.

  2. ModeratusModeratus says:

    Everyone knows why you are highlighting this. It's not going to work.

  3. doremi says:

    Mod….you're going to have to fill me in.   I'm in the dark.  Why are is Colorado Pols mentioning this?  Everyone doesn't know….but you could enlighten ME.

  4. doremi says:

    Mod….you're going to have to fill me in.   I'm in the dark.  Why are is Colorado Pols mentioning this?  Everyone doesn't know….but you could enlighten ME.

    Maybe it's just (everyone) – 1.

  5. RepealAndReplace says:

    Fluffy, so Victor Mitchell calls Cynthia on her weak position on reproductive choice and you make it Pols' fault?

  6. mamajama55mamajama55 says:

    Cynthia Coffman is not pro-choice.

    Perhaps this is just an attempt to muddy the waters so people are confused about Coffman's positions and she can pull a corygardner.

     

  7. JohnInDenver says:

    Well, it has been over 24 hours … wouldn't you think she'd have said SOMETHING about this issue by now?

     

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