Our dear friend Shannon Watts, the doyenne of civilian disarmament, has announced that, confounding all expectations, she won’t be running for Colorado’s 2nd District congressional seat which will be vacated by Jared Polis after the current term.
Gun-control advocate Shannon Watts has decided against running to replace U.S. Rep. Jared Polis in the 2nd Congressional District, saying that she wants to stay focused on her work with her Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America organization instead.
Maybe it’s just us, but it’s refreshing to see the Denver Post accurately label her as a “gun-control advocate.” Be that as it may, Shannon — who likes to scream “MISOGYNY!” at anyone who opposes her efforts to restrict Americans’ Second Amendment rights — stayed true to form in making her announcement.
“I’m grateful to the support I received as I spent the summer considering a run for office in Colorado, particularly from women who are hoping a female candidate enters what is currently a race of all-male candidates,” the Boulder woman told The Denver Post. “While Colorado has a significant amount of women represented in our state legislature, we need more women in leadership roles like governor and our members of Congress.”
She added: “I’ll work hard behind the scenes to make sure that happens.”
There were widespread expectations that the deeply concerned mom and former PR flack was planning to run for Congress when she moved to Boulder from Indiana last year. And it seems a sure bet that she’d have been well-financed by her current paymaster, anti-gun money man Michael Bloomberg, who loves to throw his millions around in an effort to sway congressional races around the country.
But with three other Democrat candidates’ hats already in the ring for Polis’s seat, maybe Shannon decided the competition was just too stiff. Whatever the real reason, she says she’ll apparently remain the face of Moms Demand Action for the foreseeable future. Maybe taking a pay cut to be only one of 535 poorly thought of legislators was just too much of a step down.