Political operative Trisha Calvarese is the Democrat’s nominee in the 4th Congressional District to take on the GOP’s Greg Lopez in the special election to replace Ken Buck.

Hitting all the key talking points for New Deal Democrats of the Boomer Generation, it turns out the millennial Calvarese got her political start as an intern for socialist U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont.

Her resume also includes a fellowship with abortion advocates at The Women’s Campaign Forum, the AFL-CIO, and a U.S. Senate campaign in Massachusetts.

But she grew up in Highlands Ranch before leaving for college, so she claims local status.

From her bio:

At the AFL-CIO, the largest federation of unions representing people working in every sector of the economy, Trisha’s work helped shape COVID workplace protections …

It’s not like her far-left credentials will help her in this conservative congressional district once held by now former U.S. Rep. Ken Buck.


Calvarese beat back challenges at the special assembly Monday from John Padora, while two other candidates were knocked out in the first round of voting — Ike McCorkle and Karen Breslin.

From Colorado Politics:

“I’ve lived and organized in rural America, and I will be able to hit the ground running, because I know how to navigate Washington, D.C.,” said Calvarese before voting began during the two-hour convention, held on the Zoom teleconference platform.

Not only does she come pre-programmed for Beltway politics, she’s second generation federal bureaucrat, having worked in the PR shop at the U.S. National Science Foundation.

Interestingly, McCorkle released a poll Sunday claiming he was the best candidate to take on Lauren Boebert in the primary election that will be conducted alongside the special election ballot voters will consider in the June election.

The poll showed him up seven points against Boebert, the presumed GOP frontrunner. It obviously didn’t do McCorkle any good on Monday with Democrat delegates.