"Dunlap death row decision by Gov. John Hickenlooper haunts victim’s father but not other family members," is by Lynn Bartels of the Denver Post.
A heartbroken father whose daughter was killed during a rampage at a suburban Chuck E. Cheese blistered Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper for granting an indefinite reprieve to death row inmate Nathan Dunlap.
Dennis O’Connor called Hickenlooper a “coward” in a tough-to-watch 13-minute video released Monday by A Better Colorado Future, a political 527 overseen by Republican political operatives Andy George and Kelly Maher. His daughter, Colleen, was 17.
O’Connor’s former wife, Jodie McNally-Damore, has a different opinion of Hickenlooper’s decision. Dunlap, she told CNN, “deserves to stay exactly in the hole that he’s in … let him rot.”
And Colleen’s cousin, Gillian McNally, told Colorado Public Radio that she “fully supports” Gov. Hickenlooper’s decision. “I actually thought it was very brave,” McNally said.
"Hickenlooper’s Death Penalty Problem," is Wall Street Journal analysis by Kimberley A. Strassel.
Democrats have wanted nothing more than to make this midterm about local issues, hoping to distance the party from the unpopularity of President Obama’s Washington. It’s working in a few states, much to the peril of Colorado Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper.
A video debuted in the Centennial State this week, one that has the potential to supercharge an already contentious local issue playing big against Mr. Hickenlooper’s re-election: the death penalty.