Thursday, August 11, 2022
CONTACT: Sara Loflin, Executive Director at [email protected]

DENVER: After a rally this week in Denver in which the entire slate of Republican candidates declared their “unity” heading into the 2022 midterm elections, ProgressNow Colorado, the state’s largest multi-issue progressive advocacy organization, called again for U.S. Senate candidate Joe O’Dea, as well as Republican Secretary of State candidate Pam Anderson, to disavow the election denier Ganahl/Moore gubernatorial ticket once and for all.

“Joe O’Dea and Pam Anderson can’t have it both ways with the election deniers on the ballot with them,” said Progressnow Colorado executive director Sara Loflin. “Ten days after we called on Senate nominee Joe O’Dea to renounce the Heidi Ganahl/Danny Moore election denial ticket for governor on the same ballot with him, O’Dea decided to join Ganahl on the same stage for a unity press conference.”

“The Republican ticket in the governor’s race has collapsed into a train wreck of conspiracy theories and senseless amateur gaffes,” said Loflin. “Other Republican candidates have an obligation to condemn the Ganahl/Moore ticket’s absurd obsession with litigating the 2020 election if they don’t want to be associated with them. But instead, this week, Joe O’Dea and Pam Anderson, two candidates who say they don’t believe the ‘Big Lie,’ stood shoulder to shoulder with Ganahl and some of the most notorious election deniers in the Colorado Republican Party. This contradiction is unacceptable and untenable.”

“Colorado has never witnessed so much disorganization and double speak from one party so close to a major election,” said Loflin. “Pam Anderson, who called Ganahl’s campaign ‘beyond disappointing’ just days ago after choosing election denier Danny Moore as her running mate, cannot simply go on campaigning with Ganahl as if nothing happened. If Joe O’Dea and Pam Anderson won’t disavow the Ganahl/Moore election denial ticket, no one should believe anything they say about the 2020 elections or any other issue.”