Skip to comments.Wolf eyes challenge to Schaffer for Senate (possible CO GOP primary)
Posted on 09/12/2007 7:40:23 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued
A Delta County commissioner whose roots in Colorado go back five generations wants to take on former Congressman Bob Schaffer for the GOP nomination to the U.S. Senate. Wayne Wolf, 56, acknowledged a "little David-and-Goliath kind of thing" in challenging a better-known and better-funded opponent.
"The thing I like about that story is who won," Wolf said Monday.
Wolf will make an announcement at noon Wednesday at the old Mesa County Courthouse in downtown Grand Junction.
"I think people ought to have a choice," Wolf said, when asked why he was thinking of running against Schaffer. "I know it's a huge undertaking. I've got a lot of work to do, and I know who the favorites are."
Schaffer said he believes he has met Wolf twice before and remembers him "as a nice man."
"I admire people like Mr. Wolf who take their concern about their state and country so seriously that they consider running for office themselves," Schaffer said.
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This is not helpful. Maybe Wayne Wolf can be persuaded to run against John Salazar, instead.
You mean Ken Salazar. That would be in 2010. His brother John is a House member. John Salazar`s seat might be the easier option.
Actually, I meant John Salazar, whose Congressional district includes Delta County.
Figured as much.
Where do you live?
Seriously, a County Commissioner is going to have little impact in a U.S. Senate primary. He should run against John Salazar.
LOL I thought you were in Colorado. Thanks for your interest.
The State GOP here has gotten so complacent in recent years, its pathetic. Bad candidates and poor campaigns. Allowing the Democrats to take Allard’s seat, would be disastrous.
There is a poll out that has Udall leading Schaffer, 45-40. Not as bad as I feared. One plus for us, Hillary polls poorly in CO compared to the other marginal states that jumped the shark (NH). One negative, CO Republicans still have leave a bad tast in CO residents. Schaffer needs to fight hard for the Senate seat.
9 posted on 09/12/2007 9:13:25 PM MDT by Reagan Man
He is a breath of fresh air after about four years Look for him, he is visiting each county Republican He has a great resume in campaigning. He has been out of state for about six years. He was deeply involved in Allard's campaigns in the past I asked him if he would start to enforce Reagan' 11th commandment: "speak no evil of a fellow Republican" We have had an atmosphere of not closing ranks after primaries.
Yesterday I was at lunch with Dick Wadhams the
new Chairman of the Colorado State Republican Party.
of failure of party leadership at the state level.
luncheon or Dinner.
He has just returned from running John Thune's win.
He is a breath of fresh air after about four years
Look for him, he is visiting each county Republican
He has a great resume in campaigning.
He has been out of state for about six years.
He was deeply involved in Allard's campaigns in the past
I asked him if he would start to enforce Reagan' 11th commandment:
"speak no evil of a fellow Republican"
We have had an atmosphere of not closing ranks after primaries.
Bad news on this front, Wolf is going to challenge Schaffer for the nomination. Here is the news: http://www.realclearpolitics.com/politics_nation/2007/10/new_goper_in_co_sen_race.html
Schaffer will get the nomination, but this is a distraction he could do without.
I don’t think it’s always necessarily a bad thing to have a mild challenger in a primary, as long as isn’t a destructive opponent. Sometimes there can be downsides to a coronation.