The Republican candidate running for attorney general in Colorado pledged to crack down on organized crime and fentanyl drug rings through use of grand juries.

It’s refreshing that John Kellner recognizes the state’s law and order figurehead should take on crime as a serious problem and considers public safety a role for the attorney’s general office.

That’s opposed to the current officeholder, Democrat Phil Weiser, who thinks grand theft auto should not be prosecuted until after the suspect is busted three or four times in as many months.

Kellner’s pledge was revealed in a Colorado Public Radio interview, before the reporter descended into the usual litmus test the progressive media is obsessed with — abortion, Trump, Jan. 6, and gun control.

The result is a massive 3,300-word article that’s too long by half.

While the reporter allowed 400 words of that for Kellner to bring up the issue of crime, the article’s intent was clear:

844 words on abortion

450 words on Trump and Jan. 6

362 words on gun control

547 words on consumer protection, Keiser’s key campaign issue.

Kellner handled the interview with an insight we don’t see from the current officer-holder.

When he wasn’t being asked about progressive’s pet issues, Kellner had this to say:

The attorney general has that bully pulpit and has the biggest megaphone out there to advocate for smart, common sense, public safety policies at the statewide level and at the legislature. Specifically, the Colorado attorney general has access to the statewide grand jury.

And this:

The statewide grand jury can do things like going after organized retail theft organizations and organized car theft organizations; groups of people that are working together in harming communities on a much broader scale. I’ll tell you, that’s really important with the fentanyl accountability bill that was passed here in 2022.

Kellner was then permitted about 300 words on Fentanyl.

Poll after poll after poll after poll shows voters just aren’t on the same page as progressive reporters who insist on using this same tiresome litmus test for every single Republican candidate interview.

If only we could vote them out of the newsrooms.