Right-Wing Radio Host Calls on Kirkmeyer to Denounce Ads Calling Saine a Liberal

(It’s kind of silly, after all — Promoted by Colorado Pols)

On his radio show today, conservative talk radio host Jimmy Lakey called on congressional candidate Barbara Kirkmeyer, a Weld County Republican, to “rebuke” political advertisements that falsely label Kirkmeyer’s GOP opponents, Jan Kulmann and Lori Saine, “liberals.”

The ads, which are both digital and mailed fliers, are paid for by fellow conservatives who’ve been associated with Kirkmeyer in the past.

“It’s people that support Barbara Kirkmeyer,” said KCOL’s Lakey, referring to the Super PAC that sponsored the political ads targeting Kulmann and Saine.

“If there is no public rebuke from the Barbara Kirkmeyer camp of this evil Super PAC putting out this type of information, then I will choose on my ballot either Jan Kulmann or Lori Saine, and the other said candidates will not be under consideration,” said Lakey, who lives in the district and was himself a Republican congressional candidate in Colorado in 2010.

Colorado Conservatives for Retaking Congress, the conservative super PAC responsible for the ads, has earmarked $25,000 each for attacking Saine and Thornton Mayor Jan Kulmann, according to OpenSecrets records. The group has a Colorado Springs business address with registered agent Katie Kennedy, who previously served as the registered agent for at least one organization that opposed Saine and supported Kirkmeyer.

“Calling Lori Saine, for example, a liberal? That is one of the silliest things I’ve ever heard of,” said Lakey on air.

“Barbara, if you’re listening, you should rebuke this type of lying and dirty campaigning,” Lakey continued, adding that he’s “close” to Kirkmeyer, who did not respond to an email seeking comment on the ad.

Lakey himself is among the most hard-right media figures in Colorado, once comparing Michelle Obama to Chewbacca, the ape-like Star Wars character.

RELATED: Republican Super PAC Falsely Claims Right-Winger Lori Saine Is a Liberal

The winner of the race will take on Democrat Yadira Caraveo to represent the district, which lies mostly north of Denver. An eighth congressional district was assigned to Denver after the 2020 Census.

A mail version of the ad received by a voter in the new 8th Congressional District.

9 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. kwtree says:

    Calling Saine a liberal.…Oh, the horror.

    Might as well accuse her of being for a public health option, or reproductive choice, or regulation of pharma prices, or background checks for gun buyers, or any number of hugely popular items that are verboten for GOP candidates to support.

  2. DawnPatrol says:

    May total open political warfare ensue between and among all of CO’s nutbag fascist conspiracy-addled trump-humping candidates, and may there be no survivors.

  3. Lauren Boebert is a Worthless POS says:

    OMG ….. and they put out a photo of Kulmann wearing a mask!

    You know what that means? Tyranny!  She hates freedom!

  4. JohnInDenver says:

    $25,000 per candidate?  for both digital and mailed fliers?  For a district that in June 2021 had 108,886 Republican and 189,997 Unaffiliated active registrations?  The spend isn't likely to be enough to figure out the likely voters (60,000?) and get one card or digital impression to them.


  5. Conserv. Head Banger says:

    What's a Jimmy Lakey?

  6. Gilpin Guy says:

    Well they claim that they get to create their own reality so why not this?

  7. tall4562 says:

    They are using the free media strategy here, and “leaky” lakey to spread the ad all over the state.

  8. Thorntonite says:

    Jimmy Lakey is still a thing?


    Who knew?

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