May 28, 2024

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What does Yemi Mobolade’s mayoral election mean for the Republicans in Colorado Springs?

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Colorado Springs residents chose a new face to lead the city last week — the first Black elected mayor for the city and the first who isn’t a Republican for at least 40 years.

Businessman Yemi Mobolade’s victory is being heralded by Democrats after his Republican opponent, former Secretary of State Wayne Williams, branded him a liberal. Some Republicans worry that the election is a death knell in one of the state’s GOP strongholds.

The reality is that many Republicans — including Williams — saw Mobolade’s victory coming. 

“I knew after the runoff was set that he had a substantial lead,” Williams said. “We closed the gap, but not enough.”

Others say it’s too soon to know how Mobolade, who is unaffiliated, will govern the state’s…

Sandra Fish

2023-05-22 04:27:00

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