Regent Ludwig, Reluctant Fake Cowboy

Incumbent Regent Stephen Ludwig, despite having beaten his 2012 opponent once already, has a challenging race to run. Not only does most of the electorate have no idea what a regent does, it’s a statewide race. According to The Westword, Ludwig is currently working on an ambitious tour of Colorado’s 64 counties in ten days.

Fortunately, the grind hasn’t affected Ludwig’s sense of humor:

I’m Progressive Cowgirl, and, having seen one too many politicians sporting brand-new cowboy boots at the start of election season, I approve of this message.

About ProgressiveCowgirl

Colorado native, young professional, progressive cowgirl. 4-term FPE (aka masochist).

14 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. parsingreality says:

    Humor sells.  This is like Hickenlooper’s first run for mayor.  

  2. RenegadeGeophysicist says:

    As a Bespectacled-American, I approve this message.

  3. ProgressiveCowgirl says:

    Until you take me up on that trail riding invitation, I will continue to mock your boots.  

  4. NeonNurse says:

    …more political commercials were like this!

  5. ArapaGOP says:

    That’s what this Democrat said, right? I use use it for a quote.

  6. Diogenesdemar says:

    make a Colorado cowboy commercial without at least one horses ass.  

  7. Barron X says:

    His opponent this time around just turned 18 this month.  

    This is the first election cycle that he has been old enough to vote, let alone run for office.  

    • ProgressiveCowgirl says:

      One person is elected from each of Colorado’s congressional districts, and two represent the state as a whole. Ludwig is running for his second term as one of those at-large regents against the Republican candidate, Brian Davidson, whom he beat last time.

      • Barron X says:

        He runs a campaign, after a fashion,

        doesn’t play to win but rather so he can tell his golf buddies that he’s in politics.  

        Of course, I like that you look to WestWord for your political reporting,

        but the SOS website lists who the REAL opponent is this time around.  

        http://www.sos.state.co.us/pub

        Tyler is a Senior in High School, and will be the first person to ever enroll as a Freshman at CU while serving as a Regent, which will happen next Fall.  

        He doesn’t make a very good angry old white man, but he’s a terrific modern conservative.  

        • ProgressiveCowgirl says:

          All opponents should be mentioned if any are — I would think an alternative newspaper would be a bit more welcoming to alternative parties.

          Looks like there’s a Lib in the race, too.

          Why doesn’t your guy have a website? At 18, he’s the right age for there really to be no excuse not to put up a campaign website. He could do it in under an hour.

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