This is truly one of the toughest decisions we’re faced with this year. Ellyn Hilliard is not your run-of-the-mill Republican. She’s a holistic nutritionist who is pro-choice, pro-environment, pro-organic and pro-civil unions. (She’s also pro-business, pro-liberty and pro-education choice.)
She’s taught in Waldorf schools, is a long-time proponent for “health care freedom” and has an organic farm. Jonathan Singer, the incumbent who was just appointed last January to replace Deb Gardner, prioritizes education funding, health care coverage for all, government efficiency and transparency, putting the unemployed back to work, and protecting kids and seniors. Hilliard accuses Singer of being funded by “big banks, pharmaceutical medicine, the pesticide industry, unions and mercury and fluoride interests.” While Singer acknowledges he’s received support from Wells Fargo, credit unions, labor unions and individual doctors, we haven’t gotten a straight answer from the Hilliard campaign about what the other allegations refer to. After looking at his contributors, we assume the “mercury and fluoride interests” refers to the Colorado Dental PAC that gave him money, which is a bit over the top. We actually like many of the individuals who donated to Singer, so while it’s a tough call, we’ll give him the slight lean.