Colorado GOP Chooses New Leadership Team As Party Vows to Retake State

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 27, 2021

Greenwood Village, CO. – Former Colorado GOP Chairman Ken Buck released his final statement as leader of the Colorado Republican Committee following the election of new officers by the State Central Committee:

“I’m excited to congratulate new Colorado GOP Chairman Kristi Burton Brown, Vice Chair Priscilla Rahn, and Secretary Marilyn HarrisI know that the Colorado GOP is in good hands as we move to retake our state in 2022 and provide Colorado with leaders who will step up and fight for our state,” stated Former COGOP Chairman Ken Buck.

“Kristi, Priscilla, and Marilyn are the first all-female team to lead the Colorado GOP and I’m confident that they will be successful at driving our Party to many wins and successes over the next two years.”

(Left to right: Secretary Marilyn Harris, Vice Chair Priscilla Rahn, and Chairman Kristi Burton Brown)
Background:

  • For the first time ever, the Colorado GOP will be led by an all-female team.
  • Chairman Kristi Burton Brown won on the third ballot by 59.36%, Vice Chair Priscilla Rahn won on the third ballot by 53.09%, and Secretary Marilyn Harris won on the first ballot by 59.1%.
  • The new team took office at today’s State Organizational Meeting.

V.P. Harris visits Colorado to defend Bennet’s wasteful spending vote

Greenwood Village, CO. – Today, Vice President Harris is visiting Colorado to tout the partisan $1.9 trillion liberal wish list that Democrats passed last week. 

Less than 10% of the nearly $2 trillion package goes to COVID relief and just 1% of the spending will actually go toward accelerating vaccine distribution.

Here is a reminder of a few items in this costly boondoggle:

✔️ $86 billion for a pension bailout that pre-dates COVID-19.

✔️ $270 million for the National Endowment of the Arts and the Humanities.

✔️ $570 million for 15 weeks of paid leave for federal employees.

✔️ $200 million for the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

✔️ $470 million for the humanities, arts, and museums.

✔️ $1.7 billion for Amtrak.

✔️ Forces $36 billion in Medicare Cuts, negatively impacting Colorado seniors. 

✔️ $50 million for “environmental justice grants.”

The legislation passed with bipartisan support AGAINST it. As Chairman Buck said, “The only thing bipartisan about this legislation was the opposition to it.”
Statement from Colorado GOP Spokesman Joe Jackson: “Instead of working with Republicans to create a bill that was targeted and tied directly to the COVID-19 crisis, the Biden-Harris Administration chose to pass a partisan bill that looked more like an expensive, liberal wish list.

“Harris’ visit to Colorado to sell this costly boondoggle won’t make Coloradans forget that Bennet, Hickenlooper, and the entire Colorado Democrat Congressional delegation chose to follow Schumer and Pelosi in wasting their tax dollars on things that have nothing to do with COVID relief.” 

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Bennet Votes for $1.9 Trillion Socialist Boondoggle

“Most of the $1.9 trillion House bill has little to do with the virus”
Greenwood Village, CO. – Today, Senator Bennet and Senator Hickenlooper shamefully voted for a partisan $1.9 trillion socialist boondoggle that House Democrats, Chuck Schumer, and President Biden have tried to spin as “COVID relief.
Here are just a few items included in this boondoggle:
  $270 million for the National Endowment of the Arts and the Humanities.
 $129 billion for elementary and secondary schools – even if they stay closed.
 $570 million for 15 weeks of paid leave for federal employees.
 $200 million for the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
 $820 million for Amtrack’s Northeast Corridor and $166 million for long distance rail.
 Forces $36 billion in Medicare Cuts, negatively impacting Colorado seniors. 
 $50 million for “environmental justice grants.”

As the Wall Street Journal Editorial Board wrote: No wonder Democrats want to pass all this on a partisan vote. It’s a progressive blowout for the ages that does little for the economy but will finance Democratic interest groups for years. Please don’t call it Covid relief.”

Surprisingly, less than 9 percent of this plan would actually go to directly fighting COVID-19.

Even some Democrats think their Party has gone too far this time. Rep. Kurt Schrader (D-OR) voted against the partisan bill and said, “There’s a ton of stuff in here that has nothing to do with COVID, nothing to deal with the emergency at hand.” 

Statement from Colorado GOP Spokesman Joe Jackson: “It is completely shameful how Senator Bennet and Senator Hickenlooper have sold out Colorado’s middle class and voted for this completely partisan liberal wishlist.

“This bill is the worst of Washington – Coloradans won’t forget that Bennet once again chose to follow Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi in passing a wasteful, partisan, and extreme spending bill.”