House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy was in Colorado on Saturday to campaign for State Senator Barbara Kirkmeyer who is running to represent the state’s brand-new 8th Congressional District. He also sat down alongside Kirkmeyer for an interview with Campfire Colorado.
In the interview, Leader McCarthy said he “feels great” about Kirkmeyer’s campaign in Colorado’s new 8th congressional district.
“First and foremost, the quality of the candidate…just look at her character and look what she’s been able to achieve,” McCarthy told Campfire Colorado. “As a commissioner, to take a debt and to take it to zero, what that saves for taxpayers, the cost of living that goes down. Then her leadership in the Senate, and when you really think of this district, it comes to the forefront of what’s on Commitment to America – making us energy independent…Barb is a leader when it comes to this, her opponent works against the energy industry.”
Kirkmeyer faces state representative Yadira Caraveo in the race to represent Colorado’s new 8th Congressional District.
“She was the prime sponsor of the bill that killed the energy industry in our state,” Kirkmeyer told Campfire Colorado in reference to her opponent. “This district sits right on top of the fifth most producing oil and gas field in the nation. She killed those jobs. She killed the industry. We went from 5,100 permits being permitted in a year by the state down to 22 this year. She killed the industry.”