The Rocky Mountain Right straw poll for the Colorado GOP’s 2010 U.S. Senate primary has concluded, and Aurora city councilman Ryan Frazier came out of nowhere to notch a narrow victory over former state legislative leader and current national committeeman Mark Hillman. (Bob Beauprez finished a distant third.) Either Frazier or Hillman would be an excellent candidate to represent the Republican Party next November.
Speaking of Frazier, fellow RMA blogger Joshua Sharf reports on (and reprints) a letter the councilman wrote to Cherry Creek Schools superintendent Mary Chesley today, arguing for more lenient (and reasonable) treatment of Cherokee Trail High School senior Marie Morrow over the recent “zero-tolerance” expulsion outrage.
Joshua notes that Frazier used “far more diplomatic and statesmanlike language than I could have mustered”. Perhaps that’s why we’re bloggers, and not being touted among the leading contenders for the U.S. Senate.
I’m not sure where Ryan Frazier is more ubiquitous these days: making the rounds to speak to conservative and Republican grassroots events, or here on Mount Virtus. Taking these facts together, it’s hard to see what he could be doing if not paving the way for a run at higher office.