CO AG SEAT FLIPS BLUE: Democratic Attorneys General Association Congratulates Phil Weiser on Colorado Attorney General Victory
November 7, 2018
Washington, D.C.— The Democratic Attorneys General Association (DAGA) released the following statement from Executive Director Sean Rankin congratulating Phil Weiser on winning the Colorado Attorney General’s seat. Weiser beat Republican George Brauchler to bring Democratic leadership back to the Colorado OAG.
Statement from Sean Rankin, Executive Director of the Democratic Attorneys General Association:
“We applaud Phil Weiser and his campaign on winning the Colorado Attorney General race and for flipping the Colorado AG seat blue. Weiser was far and away the better candidate, not only in leadership and legal experience, but also in his understanding the job of the Colorado OAG. Weiser’s victory is a lesson for all AG races—when you have a great candidate who is qualified, tireless, and willing to connect with people from all corners of the state, you win.”
“As AG, we know Weiser will bring the same energy he brought to his race to his work to protect the people of Colorado and put their needs first. With Weiser in office, Colorado has a real champion in the fights that lie ahead to protect reproductive freedom, healthcare, and Colorado’s natural resources. We look forward to welcoming Phil Weiser into our room of Democratic AGs.”
As part of the Democratic Attorneys General Association’s (DAGA) first-of-its-kind volunteer-to-voter education texting program, nearly 950,000 Colorado voters were reached this cycle to inform them about the importance of AG Elections and to answer questions about Phil Weiser’s campaign. As the only voter outreach program texting specifically on Attorney General races, DAGA’s texting program educates voters about races in key states and gives voters an opportunity to share concerns they want Attorney General candidates to address. This cycle, DAGA connected with a milestone 11 million voters including voters in Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, Ohio, Texas, Wisconsin, and the District of Columbia.
In addition to the texting efforts, Justice Colorado/DAGA Lawyer’s Project, an independent organization backed by DAGA, placed a television ad that ran in key markets focusing on GOP candidate George Brauchler’s extreme positions and inability to stand up for the people of Colorado as Attorney General.