Republican state treasurer candidate Walker Stapleton, fresh off an endorsement from the Colorado Springs Gazette, has unveiled a clever gimmick to drive his message home as we reach the closing weeks of election season. Called Bounce The Bureaucrat, it highlights the campaign’s primary message of Stapleton’s private sector experience versus incumbent Democrat Cary Kennedy’s career in government jobs.
The cute bouncing graphic of Cary Kennedy — who once famously declared her support for a ballot measure to “drive a stake in the heart of” your constitutional taxpayer protections — not surprisingly leads users to Stapleton’s fundraising page. The race could be a close one. As of last week’s campaign financial reports, Kennedy had raised $762,681 and spent most of it to have just over $30,000 on hand. Along with $250,000 in loans, Stapleton had raised $574,028 and was left with nearly $320,000 in the war chest.