Liberal Congressional candidate Yadira Caraveo admitted in an interview with KDVR News’ “Colorado Point of View” that the election was a factor in the Democrats’ decision to issue TABOR refunds earlier than usual.
“I think the distinguishing feature of this year is not just that it’s an election year,” Caraveo said. “It’s inflation is really affecting people. And so we decided to do this to make sure we’re getting money for people who are spending extra money at the gas pump and the grocery store.”
With her admission that the election was a factor in issuing the TABOR refunds early, Caraveo joins State Senator Chris Hansen who said in April about the refunds, “everything we’ve done this session, we’ve obviously thinking about the election.”
Caraveo is running against State Senator Barbara Kirkmeyer in Colorado’s new 8th Congressional District and has faced criticism for her election year flip-flop on TABOR.
The Republican State Leadership Committee (RSLC) released a video in May highlighting Hansen’s comments: