HBCU Grad Launches Run for Senate
Stephany Rose Spaulding is stepping into the crowded Democratic primary to unseat incumbent Colorado Republican Senator Cory Gardner. She was the Democratic candidate in 2018 for Colorado's 5th Congressional District but lost in the general election to incumbent GOP Congressman Doug Lamborn. She has pledged to run on energy independence, climate change, and protecting human dignity -- including immigrants, communities of color, and LGBTQI communities. Spaulding also intends to focus her efforts on protecting civil rights, as well as wage inequality. “There are a number of candidates that feel for those who are under attack from this administration, but I am a candidate actually living the impact of dehumanizing policies and morally inept leadership,” she said. Spaulding is a professor at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, where she chairs the Women’s and Ethnic Studies program, and also serves as Senior Pastor at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Colorado Springs. In 2015, Spaulding founded For Our Children’s Children Enterprises, an organization dedicated to creating an inheritable world for America’s future generations. The South Side Chicago native is a graduate of Clark Atlanta University, has a Master’s in Divinity from Iliff School of Theology at the University of Colorado, Denver, and earned a Ph.D. from Purdue University. There are already at least seven other Dems declared so far, including former CO House Speaker Andrew Romanoff, who made unsuccessful bids for the U.S. Senate in 2010 and Congress in 2014; former state Senator and gubernatorial candidate Mike Johnston; scientist Trish Zornio; organizer Lorena Garcia; activist Danielle Kombo; pharmacist Dustin Leitzel; and veterans advocate Keith Pottratz. More here.