Phil Weiser is the winner of the Democratic primary for attorney general and will face Republican George Brauchler in the November general election.
We’ve all known that for some time now, but it took Democratic challenger Joe Salazar four days to actually concede the race.
Not liking the close outcome, Salazar vowed to hold out until all votes were counted later this week, or next.
But in a sudden twist
of arm by party leaders Salazar fine-tuned his thinking and determined that with “almost all the final votes” counted, he was still the sore loser.
He conceded the race just before 5 p.m. on Saturday, by declaring victory.
“This campaign, your campaign, is a testament to the power of grassroots organizing, to the power of community support, and it shows that people are looking for elected officials who put people over profit.”
That’s got to be the worst endorsement ever of a politician’s party and party opponent.
It’s also interesting that it’s only a “grassroots” campaign when the candidate can barely raise any money for their campaign.
Weiser raised nearly $1.5 million, Salazar raked in about $121,000 as of the June 18.
“Our team went up against millions of dollars and institutional power, and their hard work brought us to one of the closest margins in Colorado Attorney General history.”
Ouch. Someone is really miffed with their party (Democrat).
We don’t know if this actually was the closest race in state’s history of Democratic Party attorney general elections held by mail-in ballots when the moon was full in June, and it really doesn’t matter to anyone.
Except, it seems, the loser.