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Sierra Club Backs Polis

Walker Stapleton doesn’t talk much about his great-grandfather the Klan wizard.

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Zach C. Cohen
April 20, 2018, 10:47 a.m.

The Colorado Sierra Club, which has “more than 100,000 members,” endorsed Rep. Jared Polis (D) on Thursday. (release)

CHANGE OF PLANS. “When he first ran for statewide political office in Colorado,” state Treasurer Walker Stapleton (R) “touted his ‘proud family tradition of community leadership,’ which included the ‘great’ accomplishments of Benjamin Stapleton, his great-grandfather who was a former Mayor of Denver and a former leader of the Ku Klux Klan. But now, about nine years later, it’s hard to find Walker Stapleton saying anything about Benjamin Stapleton, much less praising his ‘public service.’” (Colorado Times Recorder)

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