For Immediate Release:
October 11, 2022


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Laura K Chapin
Communications Consultant, Cobalt




Denver – Cobalt’s Independent Expenditure Committee launches digital and newspaper campaign including a takeover of the Denver Post’s site to advertise the webpage that lists the names of Colorado candidates who signed the petition to put a no-exceptions abortion ban, Prop 115, on the ballot in 2020. Cobalt is also placing print or digital ads in outlets across the state including the Aspen Times, Montrose Mirror, Pueblo Chieftain, Leadville Herald Democrat, Vail Daily, Grand Junction Sentinel, and Steamboat Pilot. 

Just over a week ago, the Colorado Sun reported that Republican Senate candidate Joe O’Dea signed the petition. Prop 115, which would have banned all abortions in Colorado after 22 weeks, failed statewide by almost 20 points.

According to public records, Colorado’s Republican candidates who signed the abortion ban petition are: 

US Senate:

  • Joe O’Dea


  • Lauren Boebert – CO-03

CU Regent:

  • Frank McNulty – District 4

State House:

  • Marla Fernandez – HD 3
  • Scott Bottoms – HD 15
  • David Donelson – HD 16 
  • Shana Black – HD 18 
  • Mary Bradfield – HD 21 
  • Colin Larson – HD 25 
  • Jaylen Mosquiera – HD 38
  • Kurt Huffman – HD 43
  • Ty Winter – HD 47
  • Donna Walter – HD 53
  • Stephanie Luck – HD 60 
  • Richard Holtorf – HD

State Senate:

  • Byron Pelton – SD 1
  • Janice Rich – SD 7 
  • Paul Lundeen – SD 9
  • Dennis Hisey – SD 11
  • Rob Woodward – SD 15
  • Thomas Kim – SD 27
  • Dean Flanders – SD 32


According to Cobalt Political Director Selina Najar, “It really is time we accept the Republican promise to ban abortion at face value: they’ve promised for nearly 50 years to ban abortion if elected. These candidates running for office endorsed the abortion ban that nearly 60% of Coloradans rejected. Roe no longer protects our bodily autonomy, our reproductive freedoms. And once again, it’s time to vote our values. 


Colorado voters have made their decision known by overwhelming majorities: we support abortion rights. Our public servants should reflect our values. With Roe overturned, Colorado must remain a place where women and anyone who can get pregnant can access abortion care without shame, stigma, political interference, or cost barriers. And we intend to reinforce those values in the Constitution with a ballot measure in 2024.”