In a strange bit of irony Colorado’s Secretary of State, Scott Gessler, is helping the Republican Party of Larimer County raise money to pay a fine that he himself imposed. It’s one of the things that KUNC’s Brian Larson and Colorado Statesman Publisher Jody Hope Strogoff are talking about.
Republicans hope to recruit 100 Hispanic candidates for legislative seats across the nation in 2012, looking to deepen its bench of GOP officeholders. And Colorado’s Republican Party is expecting to be part of the effort to recruit and support likely candidates.
The Republican Party of Larimer County is evaluating its next steps after a felony theft arrest warrant on Tuesday was issued for its former leader. Ex Chairman Larry Carillo has been charged with one count of theft between $1,000 and $20,000. The money was allegedly used during 2009 and 2010 when the organization did not have a treasurer.