By: Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
Denver has officially gone communist. It’s hard to believe that a city that used to be truly conservative and freedom and family-centric has fallen so drastically over the last decade into legalizing drugs and now pushing communal land ownership. Their latest in-your-face move to promote communism is the election of Candi CdeBaca. She won a runoff race against former Denver city council president Albus Brooks and she did it by promising to implement communist policies “by any means necessary.” Sound familiar?
CdeBaca, 32, was among three candidates that unseated incumbents in the runoff. And the Democrats are already drawing comparisons to Socialist Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the 29-year-old who unseated 10-term incumbent Joe Crowley in New York’s 14th congressional district in 2018. God help Colorado. She’s a self-described “social worker, youth educator, policy expert and fifth-generation native of northeast Denver.”
“It’s historic,” said Carlos Valverde, state director for Colorado Working Families, a communist group that supported CdeBaca. “It is in the vein of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. … A victory that really demonstrates people power over money power.” CdeBaca will represent one of the busiest parts of Denver, a north-central district including Five Points, Lower Downtown, Globeville, Elyria, Swansea, Whittier, River North, Auraria, Cole, Clayton, City Park, and City Park West.