As the campaign season marches on toward November 6th, the Colorado Republican Party’s “Trailblazer” program has named many candidates to its program, with six candidates having completed the program and earning “Trailblazer” status.
According to the Colorado GOP web site:
“The Trailblazer program was founded with the intent of assisting Republican candidates for the Colorado State Legislature in achieving fundamental campaign goals and benchmarks, navigating Colorado’s unique political landscape, and carving out viable paths to victory in November.”
The program has three tiers of achievement for candidates – On the Radar, Contender, and Trailblazer. Seven candidates have made it to the final tier of the program to earn the Trailblazer moniker:
- Amy Attwood, House District 28
- J. Paul Brown, House District 59
- Rick Enstrom, House District 23
- Jennifer George, House District 18
- Dave Kerber, Senate District 26
- Ken Summers, Senate District 22
- Brian Watson, House District 03
The following candidates have earned Contender status through the program:
- Robert Ramirez, House District 29
- Lang Sias, Senate District 19
Finally, these five candidates have earned On the Radar status:
- Cindy Acree, House District 40
- Larry Crowder, Senate District 35
- Ellyn Hilliard, House District 11
- Brian Vande Krol, House District 35
- David Pigott, House District 33
Recently, Colorado GOP Chairman Ryan Call expressed his satisfaction with the program and how hard the candidates have worked.
“With just under 60 days to go until the election, we’re thrilled to see our Trailblazers Program continue to grow,” said Colorado Republican Committee Chairman Ryan Call. “The strides these candidates have made in their communities and within their districts is inspiring. Our Trailblazer candidates have shown they are committed to helping Colorado’s families and business owners emerge from this tough economy stronger and better than ever.
It would seem that these candidates are causing their Democratic opponents some concern. Republicans lead in the House by a slim one-seat majority, but this bumper crop of candidates could expand the majority. Similarly, Democrats are up in the Senate by six, but experts believe that the redrawn maps may give Republicans the advantage in two years, if not this year.