At Least She’s Not Your State Senator Anymore


Former State Senator Laura Waters Woods was always a difficult problem for Republicans. Woods is nuttier than a bag of trail mix, but she played an important role for the GOP in the 2013 recall attempt of Sen. Evie Hudak (D-Arvada) that ultimately resulted in Hudak’s resignation. Woods used that recall organizing effort to get herself elected to SD-19 in 2014 to fill the remainder of Hudak’s term, and she spent the next two years engaged in any number of crazypants legislative strategies as a member of the GOP’s “Hateful Eight.”

The “Laura Woods Problem” was more or less solved in the 2016 election cycle when Woods lost her bid for re-election to Democrat Rachel Zenzinger in a rematch of their 2014 race. That battle in SD-19 was the single most-watched state senate race of the cycle for Democrats looking to regain a majority in the State Senate and to right a wrong that had ended Hudak’s legislative career.

Woods hasn’t left politics behind entirely; she still Tweets under the handle @SenLauraWoods because of course she does. On Tuesday evening, Woods shot off a take on the unreliability of polling data that proves, once again, that SD-19 voters were right to get rid of her:

Most polls include a disclaimer for margin of error based on sample size, demographics, etc., but perhaps they should also start including a note on whether or not they attempted to contact Laura Woods.

Indeed, philosophers have long wondered: If a tree falls in the forest and it doesn’t hit Laura Woods, does it still make a sound?

14 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. deathpigeon says:

    No pollster has contacted me or my roommates. I conclude from this that polls are systematically biased against people who agree with me. I am very smart.

  2. Mike W. says:

    You've made a critical mistake. Never expect a Republican to understand basic mathematical concepts.

  3. unnamed says:

    Hey, dummy.  You got shit canned more than 2 years ago.  Why would even your own party care about what a half-term state senator that was unceremoniously dumped have to say at this point?  Bye Felicia!!!

  4. Arvadonian1 says:

    Not only did we kick her to the curb in SD19, but she promptly moved after the election.  Not sure where she is now, but hopefully wherever she landed is no longer in our district!

  5. JohnInDenver says:

    If the answer is "keep it shut down until the wall is built," I'm figuring that would be until about the 22nd of Never, 20nothing.

    Meanwhile, the illustrious *resident is undercutting his own shutdown, going beyond those initially called "essential" by needing to call back some loan analysts, extra FAA inspectors, more FDA regulators, gas & oil leasing personnel, and who knows who else.

    I'm wondering — if improperly appointed officials can have their decisions overturned, can improperly working workers have their decisions ruled invalid, too?


    • notaskinnycook says:

      Forcing a person to work without pay is called slavery and Yammie-pie is hedging about whether the laid-off workers and those still on the job without pay will ever get paid. I thought we had laws against that.

  6. notaskinnycook says:

    Deleteing duplicate

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