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Ex-Colorado Republican candidate accused of flashing gun at marshal

Posted: 12:52 PM, Jun 18, 2019
Updated: 2019-06-18 14:52:53-04
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The lawyer for a former Republican candidate for the Colorado House denies allegations that his client flashed a handgun at a U.S. marshal.

Colorado Politics reports Kanda Calef is scheduled to appear in court Wednesday to enter a plea to a felony menacing charge.

State troopers arrested Calef in April after the federal marshal reported that a woman driving on Interstate 25 near Larkspur had pulled out a pistol.

According to court documents, the marshal said Calef did not point the gun at him, but "flashed it in a way to ensure he could see it."

Calef declined to comment. Her attorney, Drew Eddy, says she is innocent.

Calef lost a bid for Colorado's House District 14 last year.

She has been an advocate for limited government and gun rights.

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Information from: The Gazette, http://www.gazette.com