Denver School Board member Tay Anderson spent the last few weeks teasing a special announcement on Feb. 28, which prompted speculation he would challenge U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette in the 1st Congressional District.
Anderson refuted that speculation earlier this week — he won’t be old enough for the 2022 election to serve in Congress.
And now Peak Politics has learned Denver City Councilwoman Candi CdeBaca will not run for her 9th district seat, which would clear the path for Anderson to run as her replacement.
CdeBaca instead plans to run for an at-large City Council seat in Denver.
Denver School Board member Tay Anderson tells BLM protestors there are no good cops.
— Compass Colorado (@CompassCOorg) September 24, 2020
The two Democrats have already been shown to be close.
CdeBaca came to Anderson’s defense after Douglas County Commissioner Lora Thomas criticized him for inciting violent riots in Denver last year.
Whether or not CdeBaca would prevail in the at-large race is hardly certain, but this socialist switcheroo would certainly add a new element of chaos in Denver’s upcoming city council elections.
Anderson’s announcement is only a day away. Get your popcorn ready, Colorado!