New Republican Poll Reveals Just How Much Colorado Republicans Will Leave on the Table if They Continue the March Away from Immigration Reform Tuesday nigh, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) lost to little known challenger, David Brat, in the VA-7 Republican primary. While this may make the prospects for immigration reform that much more… Continue »

Washington, DC – Tonight, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) conceded to GOP Primary challenger, David Brat, in the race for the Republican primary in VA-07. Following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice, reacting to this news: “Let’s be clear: Eric Cantor was no friend of immigration reform.  He’s been… Continue »

Check out a compilation of the anti-immigrant mailers that Eric Cantor has been sending out in advance of his June 10 primary, courtesy of Politico: Anti-Immigrant Mailings Eric Cantor “Eric Cantor is stopping the Obama-Reid plan” … “Eric Cantor is the No. 1 guy standing between the American people and immigration reform.”  No wonder that blogs… Continue »

Instead of Pushing for an Immigration Reform that the Majority of Coloradans Support, Colorado Republicans All SupportAnother Extremist Measure from Fringe Congressman Steve King (R-IA) Denver, CO – While House Republicans continue to trot out weak excuses for not putting a bipartisan immigration reform bill to a vote, they have found time and support on… Continue »

Kansas’ Secretary of State Kris Kobach is famous for being the architect of the Arizona and Alabama anti-immigrant laws (SB 1070 and HB 56) — and for pushing anti-immigrant laws onto states when he’s supposed to be working for Kansas. He’s facing reelection this year though, and according to the Wall Street Journal, Kobach is drawing challengers… Continue »

What an Ex-Minuteman, Tom Tancredo, and Eric Cantor Have in Common Washington, DC – So much for the modernization of the Republican Party. In California, Assemblyman Tim Donnelly has a very real chance to win the state’s Republican primary in early June.  Donnelly is a former Minuteman, who once likened unauthorized immigration to a war, and… Continue »

While Republicans in Colorado are deathly afraid of Tom Tancredo winning their party’s gubernatorial nomination, Republicans in California are voicing their opposition to a similar candidate — Tim Donnelly, a former member of the Minuteman Project. Donnelly, a Republican who once compared the defense of the US-Mexico border to “a war,” is running some 40 points behind the… Continue »

The Denver Post (as well as the American Spectator) called it a few days ago when they warned that Tom Tancredo‘s candidacy for Colorado governor could have ripple effects for other state Republicans running this year.  When a well-known candidate on the ballot is a famous xenophobe who once called Miami a “third-world country,” it doesn’t make… Continue »

The GOP has a demographic problem because they are alienating voters they could be winning with their opposition to issues like immigration reform.  This year, the GOP’s worst-case scenario is a possibility in Colorado, where the famously anti-immigrant former Congressman Tom Tancredo is running for governor.  Party leaders are deathly afraid that Tancredo — who once called… Continue »

An ad running in the Mother’s Day edition of the Denver Post names Colorado House Republicans Cory Gardner and Mike Coffman as blocking immigration reform that would keep thousands of Colorado immigrant families together. The half-page ad,  running in this Sunday’s paper, features a message from the children of longtime Colorado resident Imelda Valenzuela Gonzalez:… Continue »