GOP Spending Big To Save Rep. Mary Bradfield

One of the more interesting results coming out of Colorado Republicans’ historically crazy assemblies this year was the unexpected (and ultimately short-lived) ouster of Rep. Mary Bradfield, an incumbent Republican state representative in a relatively safe Republican district by Karl Dent, a hard-right grassroots favorite who turned out to have a substantial train of baggage in tow. A lawsuit filed by infamous election attorney Scott Gessler successfully sought a do-over of the assembly vote, in which Bradfield received enough support to force a primary election on June 28th after all.

Having gotten their mulligan, Republican donors are opening their wallets bigly to ensure the HD-21 GOP primary election goes their way–that is, against the overwhelming preference of the party faithful at the assembly:

That’s about as nasty a mail piece as they come–but if the kompromat wasn’t real, it wouldn’t exist.

And for good measure, lots of positive glossy color air cover for Bradfield:

This is a lot of money being spent on a primary with no strategic value for Republicans, but given Dent’s unsavory history it’s money they really have no choice but to spend in order to prevent an even greater embarrassment next January–when Rep.-elect Dent would result in major controversy before even being allowed to take his seat. It’s still not entirely clear to us what Rep. Bradfield did to earn the ire of the grassroots in her district, but she admits to not having done much in the way of retail campaigning ahead of the state assembly. In that vacuum, a MAGA hard-liner was waiting to take advantage.

Now Republicans have to divert precious time and capital making it right, against the will of their own.

It won’t get the attention it deserves, but the GOP’s pickle in HD-21 says a mouthful.

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  1. davebarnes says:

    I am confused.
    Joe Biden's inflation?
    1. Aren't oil prices controlled by 2 bloodthirsty bastards: Putin and Bone Saw?
    2. Isn't China's manufacturing fucked up by Covid lockdowns imposed by a Commie dictator?
    3. Isn't Venezuela oil production way down because of a Cuban-puppet dictator?
    4. If inflation is a monetary effect, then, can we blame Fat Donnie's stimulus checks?

    • bullshit! says:

      LOL you expect any of this to make sense. That's your first problem.

    • JohnInDenver says:

      Biden's inflation … happening in every OECD nation, no matter whether they spent more or less on COVID responses. No matter if they have or don't have domestic oil production.  And so far, no matter if their government agencies are trying austerity or largesse, more or less restrictive monetary or fiscal policies,

      The most recent report – June 2, 2022:

      2 June 2022 – Consumer prices (CPI) in the OECD rose by 9.2% year-on-year in April 2022, compared with 8.8% in March 2022. Excluding food and energy, year-on-year inflation increased to 6.3% in April 2022, compared with 5.9% in March 2022.

      Food price inflation in the OECD continued to strongly pick up, reaching 11.5% in April 2022 compared with 10.0% in March. Services prices accelerated in most OECD countries, rising by 4.4% year-on-year in April 2022 on average across 33 OECD countries, compared with 3.9% in March. These increases in food and services prices were partly offset by a temporary deceleration in energy prices to 32.7% year-on-year in April 2022, some 1.0 percentage point lower than in March.

      Price developments varied somewhat across countries. Nine OECD countries recorded double-digit inflation rates, with the highest rates experienced in Turkey and Estonia. By contrast, inflation fell in five OECD countries, including Italy, Spain and the United States.

      • MichaelBowman says:

        I'm not sure he came up with the hashtag but Senator Brophy referred to this global phenomenon as #Bidenflation in a recent letter in the Wray Gazette.  Just right for a bumper sticker – and just the right amount of syllables to keep a MAGA focused long enough to read it. 

        • DawnPatrol says:

          Interesting that America now suffers from the metastatic-cancerous presence of a political party (or fascistic cult, more accurately) which offers absolutely no agenda whatsoever other than packing all levels of the judiciary with fellow travelers, granting ever more outrageous tax cuts to their obscenely wealthy leash-holders, and laying deadly siege to any individual(s) and any policy its cult members don’t like, and whose continued existence nakedly depends upon their base remaining every bit as stupid, backward, gullible, ignorant and fearful as their ‘leadership’ believes them to be!

          The depths of the GQP ‘leadership’s’ cynicism and evil are nothing short of breathtaking

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