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June 09, 2016 01:17 PM UTC

Woods' district will test Trump's impact in Colorado

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  • by: Jason Salzman

(Look out below – Promoted by Colorado Pols)

Donald Trump, Sen. Laura Woods.
Donald Trump, Sen. Laura Woods.

Depending on where you’re coming from, one of the most interesting, important, scary, fun, inspiring, or depressing questions about Trump’s triumph among Republicans is, how will he impact down-ticket races?

Here in Colorado, no down-ticket seat is more important than that of State Sen. Laura Woods, the Republican from Westminster. Control of state government likely depends on the outcome of her race, against Democrat Rachel Zenzinger, whom Woods defeated in a Republican wave year (2014) by 650 votes. Republicans hold a one-seat majority in the state senate, and Democrats control the house and governor’s office.

Woods is the only elected official in Colorado who’s proactively called Trump one of her “favorite” presidential candidates. She’s the closest thing Trump has to an endorser in Colorado, among elected officials.

“My favorites are Ted Cruz and Donald Trump,” Woods told KNUS radio hosts Chuck Bonniwell and Julie Hayden earlier this year. And she later affirmed her fondness for the candidate on Facebook and in an email to supporters.

Yet, despite all this, reporters have apparently not asked Woods to explain her stance on Trump and how she (and others) think it will affect her all-important race in November.

And Woods won’t return my calls.

In lieu of begging other reporters to talk to Woods, possibly as part of a look Trump’s impact on the makeup of the Colorado legislature, I offer this video, a new version of one posted previsouly.


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11 thoughts on “Woods’ district will test Trump’s impact in Colorado

  1. Personally, I think the left's attempts to guilt every Republican for Trump's words will backfire. I assure you the nation will not elect Democrats to destroy America just to spite Trump. 

      1. I remember when the fluff you just responded to was "thinking" that "Trump will never be the Republican Presidential nominee."  Woops!

        But along those lines, the question as to who came first, the Rooster or the Republicans . . . 

        The #NeverTrump movement has failed again and again because it refuses to deal with the root of the party’s problem: It’s not Trump, it’s Republican voters.

        https://newrepublic.com/article/134117/no-gop-wont-get-rid-trump-convention-coup

        But, I really do like the optics of Moderatus E. Coyote warning Pols about backfires . . . 

         

         

         

         

        1. You're putting all your eggs in one basket as usual. Even if Trump loses, America will not go crawling back to the Democrats. They will vote for Republicans down ballot on the merits not guilt by association.

          1. It didn't work that way with Goldwater in 64 or McGovern in 72.  And they were decent, honorable men who loved their country and served it in uniform.  TrumP is a yellow-bellied draft dodger , a serial adulterer, a four-times bankrupt Swindler and a racist Demagogue.  To stand with Trump in any capacity is to dishonor yourself.  When I served, our motto was "Duty, Honor, Country."  Trump defiles all three standards.  I am almost glad he dodged the draft.  I wouldn't want to tell my family that I served alongside such a despicble coward.

    1. John McCain is a loser for getting captured. Boris Yeltsin is a great guy. Mexicans are rapists and criminals. Ban Muslims from coming to this country. The US should withdraw from NATO. This is from the guy who wants to Make America Great Again.

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