With virtually no money and no media,, the Libertarian Candidate for Governor of Colorado received 3% in a recent poll. This may not sound like much, but neither the independent candidate Paul Fiorino nor Constitution Party candidate Clyde Harkin made it into the poll at all. Republican Bob Beauprez (who supports animal ID) and Democrat Bill Ritter (who flip flops on the pro-choice issue) are running a tight race. Winkler’s candidacy possibly stands to decide who wins.
Winkler says “I don’t know who is worse. Both are big government, Big Brother, and both are in essence, pro-life, which really means anti-choice.” Winkler criticizes Ritter’s big government approach to healthcare and his apparent indecision about who should and should not be allowed to legally have a safe abortion. Winkler also criticizes Beauprez’s support of national animal ID.
On August 11th, they squared off at a televised debate on Denver’s channel
12 KBDI, Colorado Decides, along with Clyde Harkin. This debate was sponsored by the Rocky Mountain News. Post debate coverage by the Rocky Mountain News failed to mention Winker or Harkin despite Winkler stating she was 100% pro choice. One of the post debate articles on August 12th was specifically about abortion.
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