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April 08, 2024 11:53 AM UTC

Zombie Ramey Johnson to Run for State House

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  • by: Colorado Pols

If you miss seeing today’s much-ballyhooed partial solar eclipse, you won’t get another good look at the moon blotting out the sun for another 20 years. Colorado will be in the middle of another election season in August 2044…and Republican Ramey Johnson will probably still be a candidate for some sort of elected office.

As we’ve been noting in this space, Colorado Republicans have had a hard time finding candidates willing to run for the state legislature in 2024 — even in potentially-competitive seats. That’s how the GOP ended up with 2022 Lieutenant Governor nominee Danny Moore as a candidate for the State House in HD-37. It’s also why Republicans were forced to reanimate the physical body of Ramey Johnson in HD-30 (Lakewood), where she will almost certainly be crushed in November by the winner of the Democratic Primary between Rebekah Stewart and Kyra deGruy Kennedy.

For the 78-year-old Johnson, winning and losing is secondary to just being on the ballot as often as possible. Everyone should have at least one hobby in life; Johnson’s main hobbies are running for office and denigrating immigrants.

The 2024 election will be Johnson’s 11th election since 2000, a streak of candidacies that would make even Lang Sias blush. Johnson has been more successful than Sias, but she’s also had more opportunities to throw herself at the wall of voters to see if something might stick:

Johnson is sort of like that old lady who lives across the street who seems nice enough from a distance but is full of vitriol when you get closer. In 2017, Johnson threatened to sue the City of Lakewood if it didn’t allow her to run for another full term on the Lakewood City Council (there were questions at the time about how much of her first term should be counted toward term limits). Later that year, Johnson’s campaign against challenger Karen Kellen turned nasty.

Johnson also has a habit of repeating whatever nonsense she sees on social media. While running for Lakewood Mayor in 2019, she was blasted for promoting a climate change denial article to her fellow Lakewood City Council Members that was written by someone named “Tyler Durden.” As fans of the book and movie “Fight Club” are aware, “Tyler Durden” is not a real person.

More recently, Johnson was called out by Kyle Clark of 9News for pretending not to be behind an anti-migrant town hall meeting in Lakewood that was precipitated by completely baseless claims that the City of Lakewood was planning to become a “Sanctuary City” for illegal immigrants.

Johnson just filed her campaign paperwork for HD-30 last week, so she was clearly the last best option for the GOP to at least have somebody appear on the 2024 ballot. She won’t win in November, but that won’t stop her from trying to eat Lakewood residents’ brains again in 2025 or 2026 or…

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3 thoughts on “Zombie Ramey Johnson to Run for State House

    1. I don't know if that's the case. That said Republicans don't exactly have to worry about an image problem when they are already so deep in the hole. 

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