Call For Beauprez To Send Christie’s Corruption Packing

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As questions continue to grow about New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's involvement in the "Bridgegate" corruption scandal, ProgressNow Colorado, the state's largest online progressive advocacy organization, today called on Colorado gubernatorial candidate Bob Beauprez to withdraw from a joint fundraiser in Denver this week with Christie.

"Both Ways Bob Beauprez talks about bringing integrity to Colorado, but he's participating in a fundraiser with one of America's most famously corrupt governors in Denver this week," said ProgressNow Colorado executive director Amy Runyon-Harms. "The Bridgegate scandal, which has resulted in state and federal investigations of Gov. Christie, makes Christie's appearance with Bob Beauprez a shocking affront to the citizens of Colorado."

ProgressNow Colorado received word that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is hosting a fundraiser for the Republican Governors Association this Wednesday at Denver's Capital Grille. Bob Beauprez, the GOP Colorado gubernatorial nominee, is the event's "special guest."

"Chris Christie endorsed Bob Beauprez as a candidate 'willing to step up and make Colorado strong,'" said Runyon-Harms. "But now the whole nation understands what Christie means by 'stepping up': wielding political power like a mob boss no matter who gets hurt. When Christie's administration saw a chance to retaliate against a political enemy, they took it, even if that meant making thousands of people suffer."

"If scandal-plagued Chris Christie is the type of politician Both Ways Bob Beauprez wants to associate with, that speaks volumes about Beauprez's character," said Runyon-Harms, "We call on 'Both Ways Bob' Beauprez to disavow the upcoming fundraiser with Chris Christie, as well as Christie's brand of sleazy East Coast corruption–instead of inviting it to our state."

9 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. bullshit!bullshit! says:

    Is there a worse possible spokesman for Republican governors than Christie? Sheesh.

  2. Ralphie says:

    Bridgegate is just the tip of the iceberg.  There's a new one every week.  Here's the newest one:
    http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2014/07/sandy_housing_grant_program.html

  3. DavieDavie says:

    As BWB will tell you, dirty money spends just a good as the clean kind.  And besides, he's really hard up for donors, so beggars can't be choosers, right AC?

  4. Progressicat says:

    Congratulations on the endorsement, BWB!  How does it feel to be running for the governorship in a state where nobody would "want to live in a major city … where there's head shops popping up on every corner and people flying into your airport just to come and get high?"

  5. FrankUnderwood says:

    Is that wind bag really blowing into town?  Betwen the two-faced Beauprez and three-chinned Christie, it should be quite a show.  At least we don't need to worry about Hick having any of his hacks tie up traffic in the Speer Blvd. tunnel to commemorate the occasion.

  6. Diogenesdemar says:

    BWB has a curious habit of seemingly needing to place himself in close proximity to any horse's ass he can . . . 

    . . . you can bet your fattest horsey he'll be on stage with Christie!

  7. DawnPatrol says:

    Is there a single non-corrupt, even slightly ethical individual remaining anywhere in the GOP, at any level of government, or in any party-leadership position?

    Methinks not. Not in Colorado, and certainly not nationally.

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