With Friends Like These…Coffman’s Trump Problem Resurfaces

Nancy Doty Tweeted this photo alongside Rep. Mike Coffman and Rep. Jason Chaffetz in early August.

Arapahoe County Republican Nancy Doty Tweeted this photo alongside Rep. Mike Coffman and Rep. Jason Chaffetz in early August.

We’ve written on numerous occasions in this space about the problems Republican politicians are facing with Donald Trump as the GOP nominee for President. Trump has demonstrated over the last year that he has the ability to engage and retain a loyal base of followers; he has millions of diehard supporters who view Trump as the leader of the Republican Party and don’t hide their anger at other Republicans who refuse to back the GOP Presidential nominee.

Many Republican candidates have increasingly felt compelled to distance themselves from the Big Orange guy at the top of the ticket, with differing levels of commitment. The exodus reached its peak earlier this month following numerous sexual assault allegations against Trump; for Republicans such as Rep. Mike Coffman (R-Aurora), Trump’s abhorrent diatribes about women were (sorta) the last straw. After waiting so long to take a clear position regarding support for Trump, politicians such as Coffman have had a hard time putting the Trump question behind them.

Enter Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz. As the Washington Post reports, Coffman had better get ready to answer new questions about his non-support of Trump:

Nineteen days ago, Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) was so over Donald Trump.

“I’m out. I can no longer in good conscience endorse this person for president,” Chaffetz said the day after The Washington Post revealed Trump’s 2005 “Access Hollywood” tape. The breaking point, Chaffetz went onto say, was that he couldn’t look his 15-year-old daughter in the eye and talk about what the GOP presidential nominee said: “It is some of the most abhorrent and offensive comments that you can possibly imagine.”

That was 19 days ago.

On Wednesday night, Chaffetz abruptly un-un-endorsed Trump, Tweeting this horrible mealy-mouthed explanation. Chaffetz now says he plans to vote Trump for President but won’t “defend or endorse” the GOP nominee, as though there is some sort of difference to be made here. The hypocrisy couldn’t have been more transparently disgusting, but Chaffetz is apparently  more concerned about increasing his power on Capitol Hill than defending his own integrity. Chaffetz could have just voted for Trump and not announced his decision to switch gears, but that could have been a problem for his not-too-distant-future aspirations of becoming the primary thorn in the side of another President Clinton.

Chaffetz’s bizarre reversal on Trump definitely isn’t helpful to fellow Republicans such as Coffman. You might recall that Coffman hemmed and hawed and ducked and dodged for months on Trump before calling on Trump to drop out of the race for President in early October. Coffman’s Trump Dump was a convoluted mess — his spokesperson ended up furiously calling reporters the next morning to confirm that Coffman was definitely absolutely positively not voting for Trump — and it was impossible not to compare Coffman’s squirreliness with what (at the time) were pretty straightforward comments from Chaffetz. But now that Chaffetz has walked back his anti-Trump comments, reporters are once again compelled to ask other Republicans — including Coffman — if they do indeed still oppose Trump or if they have consulted a thesaurus for a different explanation. 

Chaffetz may have brought the Trump support question back to life, but it didn’t take much; this was something that remained idling in the background for Republicans such as Coffman who have struggled to convince voters that they really, truly, probably, certainly don’t back Trump for President.

There are just 12 days remaining until Election Day, and while it is becoming clear that Trump doesn’t have the support to make it to the Oval Office, he remains perhaps the most important singular figure among diehard conservative voters. If endangered Republicans such as Coffman are to survive in 2016, they will need to somehow maintain a balance of keeping the support of Trump loyalists while not losing voters who are convinced that Trump is unfit to become President. This is not a topic that Coffman wants to continue to discuss, but thanks to Rep. Chaffetz, he’s not going to have much of a choice.


Why it’s a bad idea to explain how you’d cheat the election system, especially if you’re CO’s Secretary of State

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Secretary of State Wayne Williams.

Secretary of State Wayne Williams.

Appearing on KNUS 710-AM Oct. 22, Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams explained to host Chuck Bonniwell and co-host Julie Hayden how he’d commit election fraud, if Williams were a bad guy, an “unethical Democrat,” as Boniwell put it.

Bonniwell: What would you do if you were a nefarious person trying to cheat the Colorado System? …This is what I would do. I’m not going to. I’m not saying I would do it. But if I were an unethical Democrat trying to rig the system, what would you tell them? How would you do it? You wouldn’t do it, but just to help [inaudible]. What would you do to corrupt the system?

Williams: If I were advising someone, it would not be through the system of online voter registration, because you got to have a driver’s license for that. The easiest way to do that in Colorado is you go in with a non-verifiable ID, a utility bill, and register to vote using that. And you cast a ballot with that. That’s why I think we need photo ID. I have testified asking the legislature to pass photo ID when I was a county commissioner, when I was a county clerk, when I was secretary of state. And they’ve never done it.

Williams said 50 Colorado voters, who registered and voted same day, later did return a post card from the address provided, raising questions about who they were and where they went. But this is light years away from proving that fraud was committed, and it’s consistent with how many citizens live. That is, they move a lot.

In fact, voter fraud has not been shown to be an almost nonexistent problemin states like Colorado that don’t require photo idea. A recent Loyala study gives you the details. In the wake of Trump’s accusations about voter fraud, media outlets across the country have confirmed that voter fraud is a nonissue in the U.S.

And Williams didn’t discuss the flip side, namely that photo ID laws stop legitimate voters from casting ballots. In nine states that passed such laws, it’s estimated that over 3 million voters will be affected.  That’s the real issue here.


Get More Smarter on Thursday (October 27)

Get More Smarter Halloween 1Your Denver Nuggets are undefeated! Sure, it’s only one game, but enjoy it while it lasts. It’s time to Get More Smarter with Colorado Pols. If you think we missed something important, please include the link in the comments below (here’s a good example). If you are more of a visual learner, check out The Get More Smarter Show.


► Got ballot? If you don’t — or if you know someone who still hasn’t received a ballot — then you need to do something about it. Go to JustVoteColorado.org to start investigating the problem and contact your county clerk for answers. You can always vote at a polling place as well, whether or not you have received a mail ballot (but only if you haven’t already submitted a completed ballot). Check here for your nearest polling location. Denver7 also includes a good list of election-related information.


► Democrats are still outpacing Republicans in terms of early ballot returns, according to the latest figures from the Colorado Secretary of State’s office. Republicans are normally far ahead of Democrats in early voting totals — a trend that has reversed in 2016 for the first time in recent memory. Here’s the latest tallies as of Thursday morning:

Ballots Returned + Early Voting
Democrats:     224,914
Republicans:  196,082
Unaffiliated:   143,866

Longtime Colorado political reporter Ernest Luning continues to track early voting numbers and breakdowns by district/office. Democrats are voting in higher numbers in the swing state Senate battleground of SD-19 (Arvada/Westminster) and in Congressional District 6 (Aurora). Republicans are slowly catching up to Democrats overall, but remember: It is unprecedented for Democrats to not be trailing Republicans in early voting returns.


► Utah Congressman Jason Chaffetz was the first Member of Congress to completely dump Trump after accusations of sexual assault surfaced for the Republican Presidential nominee. But as the Washington Post and other outlets are reporting, Chaffetz is reversing himself and now pledging that he will vote for Donald Trump for President:

Nineteen days ago, Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) was so over Donald Trump.

“I’m out. I can no longer in good conscience endorse this person for president,” Chaffetz said the day after The Washington Post revealed Trump’s 2005 “Access Hollywood” tape. The breaking point, Chaffetz went onto say, was that he couldn’t look his 15-year-old daughter in the eye and talk about what the GOP presidential nominee said: “It is some of the most abhorrent and offensive comments that you can possibly imagine.”

That was 19 days ago. Now, he’s — well, here’s where Chaffetz stands on Trump as of Wednesday night:


We certainly hope that Chaffetz has good health insurance coverage; we can only imagine the horrific back troubles associated with not having a spine.

This waffling from Chaffetz is not helpful to Colorado Republicans such as Rep. Mike Coffman (R-Aurora). In his own wishy-washy manner, Coffman has kinda sorta tried to distance himself from Trump; now, thanks to Chaffetz, Coffman is going to get those questions all over again.


► Why is Chaffetz suddenly taking a pro-Trump position after being so defiant in his repudiation of the GOP nominee? It’s politics, baby: Chaffetz wants to be a lead figure in Republican plans to hold endless hearings and challenges to soon-to-be President Hillary Clinton. Chaffetz may also be angling for support as a potential replacement House Speaker to Rep. Paul Ryan, though using your family as a political shield and then shrugging off those concerns weeks later doesn’t exactly paint Chaffetz as a strong leader. One way or the other, we may see a new Speaker of the House next month.


► What’s it like to be a candidate for public office in Colorado as the hours melt away before Election Day? Check out the Get More Smarter Show for an interview with state Sen. Andy Kerr, a veteran of several close legislative races who doesn’t have to worry about his own campaign this year.


Get even more smarter after the jump… (more…)

Woods Likes Facebook Post Accusing Obama of Treason

woods-likes-comment-accusing-obama-of-treasonState Sen. Laura Woods (R-Arvada) has apparently liked a Facebook post accusing President Obama of treason.

In a Facebook discussion Oct. 23, Woods liked this comment, which was provided by a source:

“I’ll tell you what is dangerous. Having a lying, treasonous President! Obama illegally takes millions of US taxpayer dollars, ‘launder’ them into Swiss francs, and ships them to Iran…. That in turn gives that money to ISIS to kill Americans. That used to be called TREASON!”

Woods, who does not return my calls to discuss posts like this, makes no secret of her ultra-conservative beliefs, leading The Denver Post to label her as “one of the most conservative lawmakers in the chamber.”

She’s stood by her conservative positions, despite having to defend her record in one of Colorado’s most competitive state senate districts, where she faces Democrat Rachel Zenzinger.

But aligning herself with those who accuse Obama of treason? A reporter who has access to Woods should find out what’s up. It brings up basic questions about her judgment that should be answered before Colorado’s most important state senate race is decided.

Carroll Campaign Surging in Final Weeks

State Sen. Morgan Carroll

State Sen. Morgan Carroll

As the Denver Post reports today, Democrat Morgan Carroll is not lacking in momentum in the final weeks of the 2016 election:

In less than three weeks, Democrat Morgan Carroll has raised nearly $424,000 for her race against Republican Mike Coffman — a major October windfall that ups the ante in one of Colorado’s most expensive races.

Coffman, the incumbent in Colorado’s 6th Congressional District, has not released the amount of campaign cash he’s collected in the pre-election period that ran from Oct. 1 to Oct. 19. But the $423,600 that Carroll said she raised is much more than what Coffman or Democrat Andrew Romanoff netted two years ago in the homestretch of their 2014 fight for the seat, one of the nation’s most expensive that year. [Pols emphasis]

In fact, Carroll’s two-week haul is more than double what Coffman raised in the same period in 2014, when his campaign reported $185,095 in donations during a similar time frame. Lest you might be tempted to write this off as a late infusion of cash from a major donor or two, a press release from the Carroll campaign has some incredible numbers to consider:

The nearly $424k came from a mind-boggling 33,956 individual donors – with an average donation of $11.54.

Look, we’re long past the point where the outcome of this race will be decided by fundraising, but if you’re tracking momentum, there’s no question that Carroll has the upper hand with less than two weeks until Election Day.

Singleton Rips Donald Trump

On KNUS over the weekend, former Denver Post owner Dean Singleton called Donald Trump “an intellectual nutcase” and a “demagogue,” who “never had a chance to win.”

“The problem for the country is, [Trump] is going to take the Senate with him…” said Singleton, who nevertheless stated on air he’s voting for his friend Democratic U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet. “The Republicans are going to lose the Senate, for certain.”

Singleton, who tends represent the views of the esablishment business community in Colorado, said, “I’m voting for Hillary Clinton, because she’s the only competent person running.”

Denver Post likes Doug Lamborn again! But why?

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Rep. Doug Lamborn.

Rep. Doug Lamborn.

I haven’t seen U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn behave any better over the past two years than he has previously, but he’s apparently impressed The Denver Post, which endorsed him yesterday, after eloquently calling for his ouster last time.

The Denver Post in 2014:

Under the headline, “Oust Lamborn, restore dignity to Colorado’s 5th CD,” The Post wrote:

Rep. Doug Lamborn last month demonstrated yet again why he should do Coloradans a favor and find another job…Lamborn was at an event in Colorado Springs recently when someone asked him about support for the military “despite the fact that there is no leadership from the Muslim Brotherhood in the White House.” At which point, Lamborn launched into an astonishing statement.

“You know what,” he said, “I can’t add anything to that, but … a lot of us are talking to the generals behind the scenes, saying, ‘Hey, if you disagree with the policy that the White House has given you, let’s have a resignation. Let’s have a public resignation, state your protest, and go out in a blaze of glory.’ ”

We don’t know what part of that response is more outrageous.

Is it the fact that Lamborn failed to rebuke — or distance himself — from someone who effectively called the president an agent of a foreign Islamist group? Rather than evince concern, Lamborn actually smiled and said, “I can’t add anything to that.” Or is the most distressing part his urging generals to politicize serious disagreements they might have with the president by taking them public in flamboyant resignations?

The Denver Post this year:

Doug Lamborn, who has served the 5th CD in the greater Colorado Springs area since 2006, has been the kind of conservative representative befitting of the district, and voters there have rewarded him in primary challenges. While we like more independent-minded representatives, this is a Republican you can count on if what you want is a reliable GOP vote.

This year’s endorsement not only fails to explain why Lamorn redeemed himself, but it articulates why The Post doesn’t like him–as opposed to why it’s endorsing him. Oh well.

Key state senate race starting to get media attention but more is needed

With a few of our more bigger badder news outlets (CPR, Denver Post, Fox 31 Denver, and KMGH-TV Denver 7) finally getting around to covering Arvada’s state senate race, which is the most important contest this election, the simple point should be made: follow-up stories are needed.

The candidates, Republican Laura Woods and Democrat Rachel Zenzinger, aren’t being challenged sufficiently on their stances on the issues (See some of their positions, on abortion to guns, here) or on the politics of the race. Some outlets have returned to the races a few times in coverage, which is good, but more attention is required. Some of our state’s most prestigious news entities have essentially dropped the ball on the race.

I’m not saying Aurora’s congressional race, our ballot measures, or other races aren’t important too, but if political journalists want to help voters understand what’s at stake this election cycle, they should turn their attention repeatedly to Senate District 19—and, to a lesser extent, other key state senate races.

Here’s a video to emphasize the point.

Obama, Clinton Stumping Hard for Congressional Races

Here comes Obama!

Here comes Obama.

As CNN reports, Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is increasingly shifting her campaign resources toward helping Democrats in winning close Congressional seats around the country:

After nearly five months of ripping into Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton suddenly has a new list of enemies on the campaign trail: Republican candidates in competitive down-ballot races.

Clinton’s pivot is an unmistakable sign that she and her top aides have never felt more confident about victory on November 8…

…Determined to capitalize on her opponent’s her opponent’s recent struggles, Clinton has picked up her pace of campaigning, and in the final two weeks of the 2016 race, she will crisscross the country to vouch for Democrats in tough congressional races.

Her ultimate goal is to secure a Democratic-controlled Senate — crucial to a Clinton administration’s ability to set an aggressive first-term agenda.

President Barack Obama is also turning up the heat in several competitive Congressional battles around the country. Obama directly criticized Republican Rep. Darrell Issa at a fundraiser in La Jolla, California on Sunday. Here in Colorado today, Obama formally endorsed Democrat Morgan Carroll in CD-6. As the Aurora Sentinel reports, here’s the full statement of Obama’s endorsement:

“I’m proud to endorse Morgan Carroll for the United States House of Representatives,” Obama said. “Over the last eight years, we’ve made tremendous strides towards making our nation safer, stronger, and fairer, but it’s clear that to continue this progress, we need to send more commonsense leaders like Morgan Carroll to Congress to get things done for the middle class. Morgan Carroll is a champion for Colorado families — fighting for good-paying jobs and better wages, and isn’t afraid to take on the tough fights, like defending a woman’s right to make her own healthcare decisions, passing tough campaign finance and lobbying reform laws, making sure we keep our sacred promises to our nation’s veterans and their families, and addressing the crushing burden of student loan debt felt by so many Colorado students. Morgan Carroll is the kind of tough and smart leader who will build on all we’ve accomplished and take our nation forward, and that’s why I know Coloradans can count on Morgan Carroll.”

Coffman is touting  his own list of endorsements, though they are decidedly less interesting than President Obama’s backing:

Coffman rolled out his own partisan praise last week, announcing the endorsement of area Republican mayors and county commissioners.

We wrote last week that the worst-case-scenario for Republicans was that disaffected GOP voters just wouldn’t bother voting at all. But if Obama and Clinton are confident enough about the top of the ticket with two weeks left that they are going to focus their efforts on down-ballot races…well, the worst-case-scenario for Republicans might have changed significantly.

Where the candidates stand in Colorado’s most important election contest

In a welcome Denver Post piece Sunday about the most important election contests in Colorado—the under-the-radar races that will likely determine if Democrats take control of the state senate—State Sen. Laura Woods (R-Arvada/Westminster) is referred to as “one of the most conservative lawmakers in the chamber.”

The Post article links to Post reporter John Frank’s detailed analysis of legislative votes showing how Woods, during her first year in office, voted with seven other GOP state senators on the far right fringe of the GOP, mirroring the marginalized votes of extreme Republicans in the U.S. Congress.

The linked article matters a lot, because Woods faces Democrat Rachel Zenzinger in an Arvada/Westminster race that’s a tossup going into the final two weeks, so voters should know what’s what with these two candidates.

Here’s a few more details on the candidates stands, retrieved from various sources.


Woods wants to pass a personhood abortion ban, making all abortion illegal, even after rape or incest.

Zenzinger is pro-choice, favoring the option of abortion for women.


Woods opposes criminal background checks for gun purchases at gun shows and elsewhere, and she wants citizens to be allowed to openly carry a gun in public.

Zenzinger backs laws requiring criminal background checks prior to gun purchases, and she opposes open carry.


Woods backs vouchers, allowing parents to use public tax dollars to pay for private schools for their kids. (And Woods has been endorsed backed by ousted Jeffco school board member Julie Williams.)

Zenzinger opposes vouchers.

Planned Parenthood

Woods proposes de-funding Planned Parenthood, forcing the organization to turn away about 1,000 patients in Arvada.

Zenzinger supports federal funding of Planned Parenthood.

Teen pregnancy

Woods voted against a successful teen-pregnancy prevention program.

Zenzinger backs the teen pregnancy prevention measure.

Same-sex marriage.

Woods opposes same-sex marriage.

Zenzinger supports it.

Bush Cousin Stapleton Doesn’t Disavow Trump

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Walker Stapleton

Walker Stapleton

In an appearance on KNUS 710-AM’s Kelley and Kafer Oct. 11, Colorado Treasurer Walker Stapleton chose not to disavow Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump–as Stapleton’s second cousin, failed presidential canidate Jeb Bush, has done.

Asked by host Steve Kelley for a “quick comment” about the “top of the ticket,” Stapleton stopped short of denouncing the mogul:

Stapleton: “Well, you know, I think it’s a messy situation. It’s an unfortunate situation. I think it’s a lost opportunity to expose the many, many flaws that Hillary Clinton has.  I think she’s a very duplicitous individual. And I just wish we could find a way to pull it together. And in the last month of the campaign, we should be uniting Republicans, not dividing Republicans. So, I’m pretty frustrated, as you might imagine, with the ‘macro’ — I guess — state of affairs on the national level, which is why I am really redoubling my efforts to focus here in Colorado on what’s at stake on the ballot this election cycle.”

The radio appearance marks the second time Stapleton, who’s mentioned as a possible gubernatorial candidate in 2018, has passed on a chance denounce Trump. Last week, the Colorado Independent’s Marianne Goodland posted a story about the reaction of Colorado Republicans to Trump, and Stapleton did not return the Independent’s request to comment.

Other Replicans rumored to be considering future runs for statewide office,  Attorney General Cynthia Coffman and District Attorney George Brauchler, did not returns calls and/or emails from The Independent.

With Trump unlikely to disappear from the national Republican stage after the upcoming election, the current stance of future Republican candidates toward Trump could prove important next year and beyond.

Stapleton is the second cousin of former President George W. Bush and of failed presidential candidate Jeb Bush, who sparred with Trump repeatedly during the Republican presidential primary. Jeb’s and W’s father, and Stapleton’s first cousin, is former President George Herbert Walker Bush, with “Walker” as the linneage connecting Walker Stapleton to the Bushes.

Jeb Bush has stated that he will not vote for Trump, and neither will his mother Barbara Bush.

Jeb Bush, whom Stapleton supported of course, wrote on Facebook:

Jeb Bush: The American Presidency is an office that goes beyond just politics. It requires of its occupant great fortitude and humility and the temperament and strong character to deal with the unexpected challenges that will inevitably impact our nation in the next four years.

Donald Trump has not demonstrated that temperament or strength of character. He has not displayed a respect for the Constitution. And, he is not a consistent conservative. These are all reasons why I cannot support his candidacy.

The reaction of Colorado Republicans to Trump has spanned the full spectrum, from enthusiastic support to denunciation.

Mike Coffman ‘Doesn’t Know’ If Trump Is a Sexual Predator. Colorado Women Do.

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coffmansmileDenver – Karen Middleton, Executive Director of NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado, today issued the following statement about Rep. Mike Coffman’s response that he “doesn’t know” if Donald Trump is a sexual  predator during the 9News debate Thursday night:

“Mike Coffman said he doesn’t know if Donald Trump is a sexual predator. Colorado women do. Grabbing a woman’s body without her consent is the definition of sexual assault. This is not difficult.

As the Aurora Sentinel put it in their editorial today, “What Trump did was perverse and criminal. It legally constitutes sexual assault, and it’s morally repulsive.”

…He can’t have it both ways on this issue. Trump’s blatant misogyny and admitted sexual assaults are not debatable political philosophies”

The fact that Mike Coffman seems unclear on this point could explain why he voted to redefine rape. We believe a woman has a right to control to her own body. Mike Coffman’s anti-choice record demonstrates he does not.

This is just one more reason why we support Senator Morgan Carroll for Congress.  She is a pro-choice champion with NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado, has a 100% rating on our 2016 Legislative Scorecard, and has been endorsed by NARAL Pro-Choice America. We know that Colorado women deserve someone who will take the time to listen to them, believe them, and take action.  Morgan Carroll will stand with the women of CD6.  She would never say “I don’t know” about sexual assault for political expedience.”

Debate Diary: Carroll v. Coffman, Round 3

DebateDiaryFor what should be our last Debate Diary of the 2016 election season, we’re taking you through what we’ve already speculated would be “The Most Pivotal Debate of 2016” in Colorado.

The third and final televised debate in CO-6 between Democratic challenger Morgan Carroll and incumbent Republican Rep. Mike Coffman took place on Thursday evening and was televised live via 9News on Channel 20 (channel 657 for Comcast subscribers). If you missed the debate in favor of Thursday night football or Game 5 of the National League Championship Series (the Chicago Cubs are now one win away from the World Series) — or for any other number of reasons — we’ve got you covered with a complete question-by-question rundown.

You may have already heard about the biggest news from Thursday’s debate: Coffman’s inexplicable answer to a question about Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump’s offensive remarks about women. Debate moderator Kyle Clark asked both candidates if Trump’s own comments are indicative of a sexual predator; Coffman responded by saying, “I don’t know” before desperately trying to change the subject.

*NOTE: When we do our “live” Debate Diaries, we normally list the most current update at the top of the page. But because we’re posting this entire Debate Diary at once, it makes more sense to write it out chronologically from the top-down. As always, unless it is in direct quotes, consider all statements paraphrased in the interest of time and the prevention of carpal tunnel syndrome.  



Woods apparently thinks twice about thanking Democrats

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Woods deleted Facebook postRepublican State Sen. Laura Woods of Arvada has removed a post from her Facebook page, in which she thanked alleged “supporters from the Democrat Party.”

It appears that Woods was referring to members of a Facebook group called, “Democrats for Senator Laura Woods,” who joined with Woods at a parade last month. “It was awesome to have you there,” Woods wrote on Facebook.

As I posted last week, none of the group’s members have been shown to actually live in Woods’ district and so they cannot vote for her, with one member registered to vote as far away as Boone, North Carolina.

Another group member, pictured on the site, was registered as a Republican, until asked about his voter registration last week, at which time he registered as a Democrat, saying it was a mistake.

Woods did not return a call seeking an explanation for removing the post.

In addition to possible concerns about the group’s members who can’t vote for her, Woods may worry that promoting Democrats on her Facebook page would turn away Trump supporters, whom she says are a key part of her path to victory in her district.

Woods, who’s long supported Trump and forgives him for his lewd comments, told a Denver radio station last week:

“I think if Donald Trump wins my district, I’m likely to,” Woods said on air. “And if Hillary Clinton wins my district, my opponent is likely to win.”