Posted BY: Kevin Grieve
As of Nov 8, 2022, the Colorado GOP is effectively dead or at least on life support. What was once a solidly red state became purple, post-Watergate. Today, Colorado is solid blue after the 2022 mid-terms and is the second consecutive election where Democrats control all statewide offices.
In 2004, a group of four mega-donors decided to ignore the state Democratic establishment and start from scratch with a brand new, privatized political infrastructure. Aided by the new campaign finance reform laws, the “Gang of Four” (Rutt Bridges, Tim Gill, Jared Polis, and Pat Stryker) funded the new political infrastructure which created the capacity to generate intellectual points of view, pursue investigations, mobilize for elections, fight the media, pursue strategic litigation, train new leaders, and sustain a presence in the new digital media. Essentially, build an echo chamber that the compliant media laps up and regurgitates.