Fight Back Colorado keeps up attack on McNulty
August 16, 2012 | 11:15 am
(Updated: February 22, 2013 | 5:42 pm)
A Colorado independent expenditure committee bent on stripping Speaker of the House Frank McNulty of his power is asking donors to find him a new job.
The “Farewell Frank” campaign launched today in an email to donors.
“Supporter, it’s clear to see from the results of Send ‘Em Packin’ that a lot of our supporters are with me in believing that Colorado House Speaker Frank McNulty does NOT speak for us!,” treasurer Roger Sherman writes. “This spring, he showed his true colors by blocking the civil unions bill. He went to such great lengths to block protections for our families that he ended up killing 30 other important bills in the process.”
Donors have three options to choose from: a fry cook, a spin class instructor or an undertaker.
Fight Back Colorado grew out of anger spurred by McNulty and his House GOP leadership team, organizers said. They believe McNulty killed the Colorado Civil Union Act, sponsored by gay Denver Democrats Sen. Pat Steadman and Rep. Mark Ferrandino, three time in two years.
So far, Fight Back has raised just shy of $100,000, according to campaign finance reports filed with Colorado’s Secretary of State.
Previously, Fight Back asked donors to help select which anti-gay lawmakers to target. McNulty, who was among a list of suggestions, represents a Republican stronghold district in Highlands Ranch, a suburb of Denver. It is unlikely he’ll lose his seat outright.
The House is currently controlled by the Republican Party, 33-32.
For the civil union bill to have a fighting chance of passing next year, Democrats must regain control of the House while keeping its lead in the Senate.