With Trump's wins continuing, the question of whether Colorado Republicans will vote for the mogul, if he's the nominee, becomes even more relevant, as we inch toward the Republican Party's July 18 national convention in Cleveland.
Here's an update of my handy TrumpWatch guide for reporters tracking Colorado's GOP response to Trump.
The mogul still apparently has only one GOP elected official who, based on public statements, affirmatively likes him and would vote for him as nominee. That's State Sen. Laura Woods, the Republican from Westminster (though her candidate-of-choice is Ted Cruz). You recall, Woods "narrowed" her choices to Cruz and Trump after the GOP debate in Boulder.
Other high-profile Republicans in Colorado don't share Woods' enthusiasm. Even a brash politician, like former CO Secretary of State Scott Gessler, is turned off by Trump. Asked last week by 9News' political reporter Brandon Rittiman if he's "comfortable with Trump being the face of the Republican Party," Gessler said:
Gessler: "My sense with Trump is, he certainly could beat Hillary Clinton, but he could end up being a complete disaster. Obviously, he's been a lot ruder and cruder than other candidates to date. Does that alienate a lot of the electorate? I think there's a really high probability of that. And his style is certainly not my style. And that's in part why I'm not real comfortable with him."
Still, as you can see here, I can only find a couple former or current Republican elected officials or candidates who will say, flat out, that they won't support Trump.
One of them is former State Sen. Shawn Mitchell, who wrote on Facebook last week:
Mitchell: "I can imagine Hillary representing me on the world stage before I can stomach His Blondness performing on my behalf. I won't vote for her, but I will not vote for him. Supreme Court be damned. America has recovered from worse, and if we don't recover, God is in charge."
A larger number of prominent Republicans have said they'll back Trump as nominee.