Stapleton Burnishes Outsider Credentials

The GOP treasurer will headline a term-limits rally.

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Zach C. Cohen
March 9, 2017, 10:16 a.m.

State Treas­urer Walk­er Stapleton (R) will head­line a rally pro­mot­ing con­gres­sion­al term lim­its on Thursday, “fuel­ing spec­u­la­tion that Stapleton is poised to enter the 2018 Col­or­ado gov­ernor’s race.”

“[T]he is­sue helps cast Stapleton as an anti-es­tab­lish­ment can­did­ate des­pite his ties to the Bush fam­ily. He sup­por­ted” former Flor­ida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) “in the GOP primary be­fore vot­ing for [Pres­id­ent] Trump.”

“[T]he rally is the latest in a series of moves de­signed to im­prove Stapleton’s stock. A dark money or­gan­iz­a­tion spent $675,000 on tele­vi­sion and ra­dio ad­vert­ise­ments in the 2016 elec­tion that fea­tured Stapleton voicing op­pos­i­tion to Amend­ment 69, the failed Col­or­ado­Care ef­fort to cre­ate a uni­ver­sal health­care sys­tem.” (Den­ver Post)


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