CO Springs Gazette, Pueblo Chieftain Editorial Boards Endorse Stapelton CO Springs Gazette, Pueblo Chieftain Editorial Boards Endorse Stapelton – NTK Network

CO Springs Gazette, Pueblo Chieftain Editorial Boards Endorse Stapelton

Two editorial boards endorsed Republican Walker Stapleton in the race for Colorado governor on Sunday. Both boards also swiped at Jared Polis, Stapleton's Democratic competitor.

By NTK Staff | 10.15.2018 @1:15pm
CO Springs Gazette, Pueblo Chieftain Editorial Boards Endorse Stapelton

The Colorado Springs Gazette and the Pueblo Chieftain editorial boards both endorsed Republican Walker Stapleton in the race for governor on Sunday.

The Gazette wrote Stapleton “has stood up for hard-working Coloradans,” and “has protected the state’s economy from those who would pillage it to serve special interests”:

During two terms as state treasurer, Walker Stapleton has stood up for hard-working Coloradans. His work benefits middle-class families and the working poor. In defending average Coloradans, Stapleton has protected the state’s economy from those who would pillage it to serve special interests.

Economically, Colorado consistently outperforms most other states. Stapleton’s stewardship of the treasury and defense of private-sector assets gets much of the credit.

The Chieftain wrote Stapleton is “a doer as opposed to a dreamer”:

In our view, this decision really comes down to picking a doer as opposed to a dreamer.

…Stapleton has spent the last eight years doing a competent job of running the state treasurer’s office. He isn’t promising the moon or the stars, but he seems capable of running the state in a solid and fiscally responsible manner.

Both editorial boards swiped at Stapleton’s competitor, Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO), as well. The Gazette wrote Polis “means well but views society from the perspective of a man with hundreds of millions in personal wealth, which he has used lavishly to fund his campaign.” The Chieftain wrote Polis “offers few realistic ideas about how to pay for all the programs and service upgrades he advocates.”

The papers’ endorsements may offer some momentum to Stapleton in the final few weeks of this campaign to replace outgoing Gov. John Hickenlooper (D-CO).

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