U.S. Rep. Ken Buck, a Republican from Windsor, to no surprise to those who know him, is a prime supporter of new federal legislation to withhold grant money to so-called sanctuary cities for undocumented residents.
Citing his commitment to end so-called sanctuary cities, Republican Tom Tancredo on Wednesday threw his support behind gubernatorial candidate Walker Stapleton the day after Stapleton said he was withdrawing his petition and would instead pursue a spot on the primary ballot at Saturday’s GOP state assembly.
Policy makers will continue to debate just how much "sanctuary city" laws serve as cover for immigrants in this country illegally. There's little to debate, however, about how well such policies serve Republicans — as a poll-tested hot-button issue and a platform from which to throw darts at the immigrant-friendly Democrats who run cities like Denver.
Colorado Springs businessman Barry Farah is jumping in the crowded Republican primary for governor Wednesday, barely three weeks before the GOP state assembly, saying he wants to “reform the state of Colorado’s government to have a more humble view of itself.”