UPDATE: The Denver Post’s Alex Burness:
[Beckman] did not specify what her new job will be, nor did she immediately respond to a call from The Denver Post. The White House has not yet responded to a question about Beckman, and a spokesperson for the state GOP declined to comment…
In late March, Beckman narrowly lost the election for the next Colorado Republican Party chair, a role that would have led to her resignation from the legislature. Promising to “shine a light on the backpack consultants that are getting millions and millions of dollars on the backs of Republican losses,” [Pols emphasis] Beckman grabbed a plurality of votes on the first ballot but couldn’t capture the majority needed.
The subject du jour at the Colorado Capitol today is the announcement this morning that Republican Rep. Susan Beckman of Arapahoe County will resign, effective immediately, to take a job in the Trump administration. She’s the third GOP state lawmaker from Colorado to take this particular route out of electoral harm’s way:
Our very own Representative Susan Beckman announced her resignation today as Representative of House District 38 to take a position in the Trump Administration.#coleg #copolitics pic.twitter.com/qNyHdo3gOQ
— CO House Republicans (@COHouseGOP) January 17, 2020
Rep. Beckman’s last election in 2018 was one of the night’s big nailbiters, with Beckman only narrowly prevailing over her Democratic challenger Chris Kolker by 374 votes. It’s possible that this brush with defeat inspired Beckman to start looking elsewhere for career advancement, but Beckman failed–again by a narrow margin, and this time fraught with controversy–to defeat Congressman Ken Buck in the race to lead the Colorado Republican Party.
Since then, of course, Buck’s absentee mismanagement of the party has given Beckman plenty of grounds to feel vindicated. And with Arapahoe County leading the state’s blueward shift that accelerated in 2018, we may look back in a year and observe that Beckman bailed out at exactly the right time.
Congrats to Rep Backman.
And Chair/Rep Buck.
And the Trump administration.
Who fills the vacancies?
Republican vacancy committee from her district will decide on a replacement. Sen. Court's replacement was just set for Rep. Chris Hansen — a large majority out of 105 committee voters.
Granted, there are vacancies evident with Rep./Chair Buck and *resident Trump — those will be tougher to fill.
As opposed to you, who just fails.
As a taxpayer, I have to ask, are you posting on my dime? Would your boss approve?
Fluffy’s far too overqualified as a failure to get considered to go to work for Ttump . . .
He doesn't work for Ttump. He's a regular government employee. The very thing he claims to hate.
This is one reason why I am skeptical of the government running things.
Nah, nutlid . . .
. . . read it again.
She’s gonna’ work (temporarily) for Ttump. Nothing upward. A cabal of failing. The seventh circle of failure.