"My name is Tim Neville, and I'm the pro-Life candidate running for the nomination to take on and defeat Democrat Michael Bennet in November 2016."
That's how Neville, who's considered the frontrunner in the Republican U.S. Senate primary, describes himself in a recent fundraising email.
And judging from the letter (excerpt here), it's hard to imagine there's a more anti-choice candidate anywhere on the planet.
Neville even confirms that the Live at Conception Act is a personhood bill, something Sen. Cory Gardner was willfully confused about.
In contrast to Gardner, who was obviously worried women would revolt against his history of Neville-like positions on abortion, Neville brags that "politicians in both parties" opposed his bill that would have "forced abortion providers to offer women the opportunity to see an ultrasound, saving thousands of babies in the process." (Translation: women would be required to have an ultrasound prior to having an abortion.)
We know Republicans in Colorado like to modify their abortion positions once they face general-election voters, especially woman, who are against banning abortion. See, for example, Gardner, Rep. Mike Coffman, Bob Beauprez, Rep. Ken "Buckpedal" Buck.
But unlike those guys, you get the feeling that Neville really believes he can win over both primary and general election voters by being himself, regardless of the issue. That will set him apart from recent state-wide Republican candidates. And it will make things interesting.
"As you can see," concluded Neville in his email. "I'm committed to protecting the Sanctity of Life from the moment of conception to natural passing. I'm confident and strong in this belief -- and I will NEVER waver from my position.
"You have my word on that."