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  • Writer's pictureMario Nicolais

If the chaotic session didn’t whet business’ appetite to participate in Democratic primaries, it sho

Updated: Apr 25, 2020

Six years ago, I sat across from several Colorado business leaders and warned, “If you don’t choose to play in Republican primaries now, you’ll be forced to play in Democratic primaries down the road.”

After a legislative session that many businesses found harrowing, I wouldn’t be surprised if that time has already come.

The rapid decline of the Republican Party in Colorado has been precipitated by an insistence from the conservative base that all candidates pass purity tests. Any deviation from the proper shibboleth renders candidates unfit to bear the party nomination.

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