In a surprise move, Mesa County Trump Chairman Kevin McCarney has thrown his hat in the ring for GOP State Chair. McCarney is the only candidate from the West Slope, whether that materializes into West Slope votes is another question. The vote for chairman is just over a month away.
According to Colorado Politics, McCarney believes he has the secret sauce to advance the state party and has laid out a plan on his website. Colorado Politics highlighted the following about his plan:
“The reality is we are missing an enormous potential asset by not asking One Million plus registered voters to put some skin the game,” his webpage elaborates. “The potential return is in the millions of dollars.”
His plan also calls for, “key offices in Pueblo, Fort Collins, Colorado Springs and Grand Junction, with a goal of establishing other key offices in Alamosa, Boulder, Aspen, Durango, Steamboat Springs, and Limon.”
We suspect raising funds for the GOP might be more complex than asking every registered voter for a buck or two, but plans, in general, are a good thing. McCarney is an activists’ activist and allegedly tight with Sen. Ray Scott, which makes sense since they’re both from the West Slope.
McCarney joins announced state chair candidates George Athanasopoulos and Jeff Hays. Good luck to the three candidates. We will publish a candidate questionnaire in the coming weeks with answers on a few important questions for any potential chairman. Stay tuned, PeakNation™.