Walker Stapleton announced Lang Sias as his choice for Lieutenant Governor at a press conference yesterday at Wings Over the Rockies in Denver, Colorado.
Lang Sias is a decorated combat veteran, husband, father of three, and citizen-legislator who has a record of working across the aisle to get things done for Colorado. The Colorado Republican Party is united behind the Stapleton-Sias ticket and ready to win in November.
(Click here or on the image above to view local news coverage of the announcement.)
ASSOCIATED PRESS: “…Colorado Republican gubernatorial candidate Walker Stapleton on Wednesday tapped Lang Sias, a pragmatic state lawmaker and former U.S. Navy pilot, to be his running mate […] Democrats, meanwhile, have taken the opposite approach, nominating U.S. Rep. Jared Polis who is well to the left of current Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper, a political moderate.” (AP, Stapleton Taps Lawmaker as Running Mate, Seeks Middle Ground, 7/11/18)
- AP’s BRIAN EASON: “Called a Democratic lawmaker. ‘Yeah, Lang’s a moderate.’” (@brianeason, Tweet, 7/11/18)
COLORADO POLITICS: “With a backdrop of military aircraft and heroic leadership as a setting, Republican gubernatorial nominee Walker Stapleton on Wednesday announced a state legislator and former Navy Top Gun pilot, Rep. Lang Sias, as his running mate.” (Colorado Politics, Stapleton picks Rep. Lang Sias as GOP running mate, 7/11/18)
DENVER BUSINESS JOURNAL: “Most of his successes have come on measures with bipartisan sponsorship, and he’s worked particularly closely with fellow Arvada Rep. Tracy Kraft-Tharp, a Democrat who has collaborated with him on two lauded regulatory measures and has held post-session town-hall meetings in collaboration with Sias and Democratic Sen. Rachel Zenzinger of Arvada.” (Denver Business Journal, Stapleton’s lieutenant-governor pick regulation-focused, not known to grab headlines, 7/11/18)
- “Today, Sias is what the media would call a moderate Republican, and that’s what they are hailing him as — a moderate pick.” (Colorado Peak Politics, TOP GUNS: Walker Stapleton Picks Lang Sias as his Running Mate, 7/11/18)
KDVR’s JOE ST. GEORGE: “Sias brings many things immediately to the table. 1st – he has #coleg experience which helps @WalkerStapleton. Sias also represents JeffCo & this election might be decided by Denver suburbs. Sias also has solid military experience which will help in El Paso” (@JoeStGeorge, Tweet, 7/11/18)
COLORADO SENATE PRESIDENT KEVIN GRANTHAM: “@WalkerStapleton made the right choice for LG. @LangSias is a decorated combat veteran who will always stand up and fight for hardworking Coloradans.” (@SenatorGrantham, Tweet, 7/11/18)
POLITICAL PUNDIT SANDRA SOLIN: “The choice for LG is the first critical decision a Governor makes. In choosing @LangSias, @WalkerStapleton has shown how he will lead Colorado – a Governor for all of Colorado.” (@CapSolSolin, Tweet, 7/11/18)
REPRESENTATIVE LORI SAINE: “This is now an overqualified ticket for Gov’s race. Phenomenal Gubernatorial team!” (@lorisaine, Tweet, 7/11/18)
SENATOR GREG BROPHY: “Agreed. Super smart, capable of leading. Good guy and a good friend.” (@SenatorBrophy, Tweet, 7/11/18)
COLORADO POLITICO KELLY MAHER: “Fabulous pick in @langsiasco by @WalkerStapleton. Based on the left’s abject hysteria on the selection, I see they also know it’s a great choice.” (@okmaher, Tweet, 7/11/18)FacebookTwitterGoogle +