One Colorado PAC Officially Endorses Gov. Hickenlooper and AG Candidate Don Quick

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Today, One Colorado PAC – the statewide political action committee dedicated to supporting fair-minded candidates as part of One Colorado’s mission to advance equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Coloradans and their families – endorsed Governor John Hickenlooper and Attorney General candidate Don Quick for the 2014 general election.

“Elections matter – and this November, full equality for our families is on the line,” said One Colorado Executive Director Dave Montez.

“Attorney General John Suthers has vowed to continue defending our state’s discriminatory ban on marriage for same-sex couples, even as Republicans in other states have decided to drop their defense of similar bans and stop wasting taxpayer dollars. We need to elect a Governor and Attorney General who will allow our families to share in the joys of marriage and stop defending the indefensible. Gov. John Hickenlooper and Attorney General candidate Don Quick are the team who will get it done as quickly as possible.”

Montez highlighted Gov. Hickenlooper’s pro-equality record – including supporting the freedom to marry and calling on Attorney General Suthers to drop his defense of Colorado’s marriage ban. The Governor has also signed legislation to make schools safer for LGBT youth, called a special session on civil unions and ultimately signed the bill into law, and supported bills that protect against workplace discrimination and provide tuition equity to undocumented Colorado students – including many LGBT young people.

Noting that Don Quick recently stated the Attorney General’s job is to be “a champion of Coloradans’ rights,” not seek out an excuse to deny them, Montez said, “If Don Quick were Attorney General right now – and not John Suthers – Colorado would already have marriage equality statewide. His leadership is exactly what we need to make it through the finish line.”

Over the coming weeks, One Colorado PAC will also be announcing its state legislative endorsements for the 2014 general election.

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About One Colorado

One Colorado is a statewide advocacy organization dedicated to securing and protecting equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Coloradans and their families.

11 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. ModeratusModeratus says:

    Hick & Quick? That's terrible.

    • ct says:

      Do you think that Colorado Republican politicians at heart are more corrupt than other people, on a whole, or is it just limited to untold numbers of well-connected folks in certain one-party towns?  

      • mamajama55mamajama55 says:

        I think that an ideological quest for "purity" and "family values" promotion based on one fundamentalist interpretation of religion, in this case Christianity, by itself almost guarantees hypocrisy and cover ups. 

        And one-party towns do tend to be insular, have a good-old-boy/girl network,  and recycle politicians. I see this in Pueblo as well as the Springs and Grand Junction.

        But  corruption has increased exponentially after the Citizens United decision,- unlimited dark money is available in politics now,  there's more potential for abuse, and deep pockets for litigation. Democrats tend to be more transparent about donations – at least, its been a helluva lot easier to research progressive 521s and 501 c whatever organizations. Of course, the Koch and Adelson money goes to the Republican and conservative politicians who promote preferred corporate agendas.

    • denverco says:

      yes, both ways bob is so much better and true.

  2. ModeratusModeratus says:

    What I'm saying is the name Quick is terrible for an AG candidate. Voters will have 15 seconds or less to make up their minds about these races, and the guy named "Quick" isn't getting the chief law enforcer job.

    Hick & Quick drags them both down IMO.

    • JeffcoBlueJeffcoBlue says:

      Hopefully the voters are smarter than you are giving them credit for.

    • Diogenesdemar says:

      That's actually a fair point, and it has nothing to do with anyone's name . . .

      I've been preaching to anyone who will listen that I think that unless Hick' decides to become an overnight Democrat that he's a drag on all Dems running statewide down ticket.

      And Quick . . . well let's just say, because I'm feeling generous today, that both of these guys look like they'd make fine anchors to me . . .

      I really think this PAC would be doing more for Dems instead of throwing their money down the HickenQuick crapper by directly supporting Neguse, Markey, Romanoff and our state House and Senate candidates.

    • dustpuppydustpuppy says:

      And the other choice, a Cynthia Coffman is a better choice?

      They all know who the name Coffman is now a cursed name and needs to be quashed and sealed on concrete and buried in that toxic waste cavern in New Mexico.

      That name is now mud.

      Quick is guaranteed a victory. No question about it. Only a true idiot would vote for Coffman. Either one.


  3. PERA hopeful says:

    I hope One Colorado has 2.6 milion to spend on TV ads this fall.

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