"This is not an election for class clown, it is an election for Governor of Colorado"
GREENWOOD VILLAGE – As the Colorado General Assembly continues to debate a $130 million tax increase proposal by Governor Bill Ritter, Colorado Republicans again called on Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper to declare his support or opposition.
"Mayor 'Hickenritter' is a formally announced candidate for governor but is nowhere to be found on the Ritter tax increase proposals being debated in the State Capitol this week," said Colorado Republican State Chairman Dick Wadhams. "How can the presumed Democratic nominee for governor not take a position on Ritter's tax increase schemes?"
Hickenlooper earlier said that the Ritter plan to raise taxes on small businesses was not a tax increase even though they would be paying higher taxes. Since then, there has been no public comment by the Mayor of Denver on the Ritter tax increases being debated in the state legislature.
"Mayor 'Hickenritter' will have to do more than jump out of airplanes and ride his scooter plugging parking meters in his campaign for governor," said Wadhams. "This is not an election for class clown, it is an election for governor of Colorado and Mayor 'Hickenritter' ought to take this election seriously enough to tell Colorado voters where he really stands on the Ritter tax increases."
--Submitted to The Watch by the Colorado Republican Committee