A few days ago, Dan Ward – among other things – was a very happy Soundman for a local metal band. driven by turmoil. However, he is now receiving plenty of news coverage for his unconventional, unexpected, and surprisingly successful bid as the 2022 Libertarian candidate in the race for the eighth Colorado House of Representatives seat.
As reported by host Kyle Clark on his show, Next up with Kyle Clark, last Friday (November 11), Ward’s post came out of nowhere, and he “played a much bigger role than anyone expected, including him”. why? Because he got nearly 4% of the vote (according to Associated Press), which — as Clarke tweeted in November. 11 – Means that he is “blameable for the loss of the Republicans at CO-8” and that he “significantly outperformed the other liberal candidates in Colorado.” [who averaged 1.9%]. “
Denver Post Confirmed on Thursday, November. 10 that the republic of the democratic state. Yadira Caravio’ would become Colorado’s first Latina actress after her Republican opponent, state senator. Barbara Kirkmier, ceded 8The tenth Wednesday evening congressional district context [Nov. 9]to end a race that has been locked in a hypothetical tie since polls closed nearly 24 hours ago.”
In Clark’s clip, he included a clip of Mandy Connell podcast In it she asserted that Ward accomplished this feat by having “no campaign website, no social media. No phone number, no email address. No photo on any website.”
To her point, Clarke maintained that neither Ward nor his campaign manager – Patty McMahon – could explain his success. “We did not take any money from anyone. We did not even take it from our party.” In addition, Clark added that a file Colorado Libertarian Party “I have no idea how well the guy who campaigned him through concerts did.”
Specifically, Turmoil’s captain Rodney Rivera stated that they “continued to play Dan’s unofficial anthem for the campaign.” [“Shut the F**k Up”] at shows and asks people to vote for him.”
Who says metal and politics don’t mix?!
You can watch the full clip from Next up with Kyle Clark – Plus, listen to Driven by Turmoil’s “Shut the F**k Up” – below.
Dan Ward swears on Next up with Kyle Clark
“Shut the F**k Up” Driven by Turmoil
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