Washington Republicans Hypocritically Attack Polis When Walker Stapleton Has a Cayman Islands Bank Account and Tried to Hide $30,000 in Income

Washington Republicans launched a misleading new attack ad in the Colorado Governor’s race yesterday. In criticizing Democratic candidate Jared Polis with false attacks, Washington Republicans forgot to do their homework on their own candidate for Governor, Connecticut blueblood Walker Stapleton. In the desperate and breathless ad, Washington Republicans ignored the fact that Walker Stapleton himself has a bank account in the Cayman Islands. They also forgot to mention that Stapleton got caught omitting $30,000 of income from his disclosure form and said releasing his tax returns is “stupid and dumb.”

“Washington Republicans are hypocritically attacking Jared Polis while ignoring the fact that their own candidate for Governor, Walker Stapleton, has a bank account in the Cayman Islands and got caught trying to hide thousands of dollars in income,” said American Bridge spokesperson Zach Hudson. “If Washington Republicans want to have […]

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Walker Stapleton Compares KKK-Grandfather to John McCain

Listen to Stapleton’s bizarre interview


Yesterday Connecticut blueblood Walker Stapleton was asked by a talk radio host about recent stories regarding Stapleton’s family ties to the KKK. Instead of simply denouncing his grandfather’s membership in the KKK, Stapleton, who previously ran on his grandfather’s record, responded by bizarrely comparing attacks on his grandfather for being a member of the KKK to attacks on Senator John McCain. Yes, he really did that.

“Walker Stapleton’s comparison of his grandfather who was in the KKK to John McCain is bizarre and insulting to McCain’s legacy,” said American Bridge spokesperson Zach Hudson. “It shouldn’t be this hard for Walker Stapleton to denounce his family ties to the KKK. But instead of just apologizing for his family ties to the Klan, Walker Stapleton embraced his family’s legacy until it was no longer convenient and is now tarring John McCain’s legacy by comparing him […]

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Can’t Make This Up: Nazi Saluter Defends Walker Stapleton From Charges of Racism

Shot: Protesters at Walker Stapleton Campaign Event Say They Were the Target of a Nazi Slur by man with Stapleton for Governor sign

Chaser: Man who allegedly used the Nazi salute at people protesting Walker Stapleton writes letter to the editor defending Stapleton against charges of racism.


“Given that his family ties to the KKK have dominated the Colorado Governor’s race, we understand that Connecticut blueblood Walker Stapleton would like the issue to go away,” said American Bridge spokesperson Zach Hudson. “But a pro-tip to Walker Stapleton — if you want someone to defend you from charges of racism, pick a supporter who doesn’t engage in Nazi salutes.”

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#NannyGate: American Bridge Statement on Inspector Clouseau…er… Walker Stapleton’s Nanny Scandal

American Bridge spokesperson Zach Hudson released the following statement on news that Connecticut blueblood Walker Stapleton tried to frame one of his nannies for stealing his underwear and a child’s sippy cup:

“‘Treasurer’ Stapleton is supposed to be a watchdog of Colorado tax dollars, but he misplaced cash in his own house in some harebrained scheme to frame his nanny for stealing his underwear. This scandal is creepy, but more importantly calls into question yet again Walker Stapleton’s basic competence. If he can’t keep track of his own cash, he has no business being Colorado’s State Treasurer, much less its next Governor.”


Read the Colorado Times Recorder story that broke the Stapleton nanny scandal here.

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New American Bridge Video: Lyin’ Walker Stapleton Can’t Be Trusted

How do you know he’s lying? His lips are moving. Tonight occasional State Treasurer Walker Stapleton became the Republican nominee for Colorado Governor. But in winning the nomination, Stapleton lost his credibility with Colorado families. From basic lies about his background, to easily provable falsehoods and gross exaggerations about his record as Treasurer, Walker Stapleton has tried to mislead Colorado voters at almost every turn.

“Walker Stapleton lies so often that if he ever showed up to work, he’d find Pinocchio waiting for him in the lobby hoping to get some tips,” said American Bridge spokesperson Zach Hudson. “Lying may have won Walker Stapleton the Republican nomination, but it cost him his credibility. His lousy record as Treasurer will lose him the Governor’s office.”

Watch American Bridge’s new video on Stapleton lying about his record here.

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VIDEO: Unlike Jeb and Laura Bush, Bush Cousin Walker Stapleton Supports Trump Family Separation

Watch: Stapleton on separating families at the border: “What the President has done, which I agree with…”

Last night, part-time Colorado State Treasurer Walker Stapleton broke rank with the Bush Family and said in a debate he supports the Trump Administration’s policy of separating young immigrant children from their parents. Earlier this week, Stapleton’s family members, former First Lady Laura Bush, and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, both came out against the Administration’s policy of family separation. Then, in a move Walker Stapleton clearly noticed, Donald Trump Jr. canceled a fundraiser with Jeb Bush’s son, Texas Agriculture Commissioner George P. Bush, in response to the Bush Family’s criticism of the family separation policy. In contrast, their cousin, Walker Stapleton, is fully on board Trump’s policy. When asked last night by a debate moderator if he supported the Administration’s policy, Stapleton said he agreed with it.

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VIDEO: Walker Stapleton Called Out for Repeatedly Lying in New Ad

WATCH: “We’ve been putting political ads to our truth test for years, and you really don’t see that many blatantly false claims…but Walker Stapleton, he dares to be different”

“Bona fide false”


“As State Treasurer, Stapleton barely has the power to stop payment on a check”

“This ad is writing checks his record can’t cash”

That’s gonna leave a mark. Last night, 9 News in Denver ran a brutal segment tearing apart the claims in Republican candidate for Colorado Governor, and occasional State Treasurer, Walker Stapleton’s first television ad. Stapleton, who boasts that he doesn’t show up to work when it rains, made numerous claims in the ad that 9 News found to be “bona fide false,” “blatantly false,” and “overstatements.” The segment concluded with journalist Brandon Rittiman saying, “this ad is writing checks his record can’t cash.” Ouch.

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Walker Stapleton Refuses to Work When it Rains

Does he melt if he gets wet or something? Today, video surfaced of Republican candidate for Colorado Governor, and occasional State Treasurer, Walker Stapleton telling an audience that he doesn’t show up to work if it’s raining. No, really. He said that. Even worse, this isn’t the first time Stapleton has come under fire for not doing his job. In fact, just last night, Stapleton skipped an important meeting of the Public Employees’ Retirement Association (PERA). Stapleton is on the PERA Board of Trustees.


“Maybe Walker Stapleton should buy himself an umbrella and get to work instead of collecting a taxpayer funded paycheck for staying at home when there is bad weather,” said American Bridge spokesperson Zach Hudson. “Colorado deserves a Governor who shows up to work rain or shine, not a politician like Walker Stapleton who doesn’t do his job if it means he gets a […]

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