GOP operative Tyler Sandberg took a Twitter shot at State Sen.Tim Neville (R-Littleton) last month, just after Neville lost his bid to take on Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet in this fall's Colorado Senate race.
Responding to an article quoting Neville as graciously saying "the people" had spoken, Sandberg snapped, "And the people support vaccinations."
Sandberg is correct. Neville supported an unpopular bill in the state legislature last year (SB15-077) that would have made it even easier for parents to opt-out of getting their kids vaccinated in Colorado. Progressives have called Neville and others "anti-vaxxers" for supporting the efforts last year (and opposing sensible vaccination reporting this year) given that Colorado has some of the most lax vaccination policies in the country.
The funny part is, Neville is far from alone in the anti-vaxxer crusade. He's joined by, among others, Republican State Sen. Laura Woods, whose Westminster race in November will likely determine whether Republicans retain control of the state senate and thus stop the Democrats, who have the governor's office and state house, from taking control of state government.
So Sandberg's shot at Neville inadvertently ricocheted into Woods. Or was the salvo intentional?
You don't often see a muckety-muck flack like Sandberg, who's been a mouthpiece for Rep. Mike Coffman (R-Aurora), throwing shade at a candidate who's got control of state government riding on her shoulders. And such an attack should have been spotlighted by reporters.
So I asked Sandberg on Twitter whether his anti-vaxxer aspersion applied to Woods and others as well:
.@wtylersandberg Just saw this, but wondering if you're mocking not only @NevilleforCO but also @SenLauraWoods & others? #copolitics #coleg
How much damage does Sandberg think Woods' anti-vaxxer stance will cause?