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Poll: Tancredo Within 4 of Hickenlooper [Colorado-gov]
Rasmussen Reports ^ | October 15, 2010 | Karen Crummy

Posted on 10/15/2010 10:22:08 PM PDT by cookcounty

Tom Tancredo has moved within 4 percentage points of John Hickenlooper in the governor’s race, moving the race to “toss up,” according to the latest poll from Rasmussen Reports.

Tancredo, who left the Republican Party to run on the American Constitution Party ticket, has 38 percent of the vote to Hickenlooper’s 42 percent. Support for Republican Dan Maes slipped again, and he now stands at 12 percent, Rasmussen reported.

Ever since former GOP Congressman Scott McInnis’ candidacy imploded, Hickenlooper, the Democratic nominee and Denver mayor, has been in the lead in the governor’s race. However, he has generally remained in the mid-40s.

(Excerpt) Read more at rasmussenreports.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Front Page News; Politics/Elections; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: americanconstitution; colorado; danmaes; gotancredogo; governor; hickenlooper; johnhickenlooper; maes; rasmussen; rasmussenreports; realconservatives; republicanparty; tancredo; tomtancredo
Trend is moving rapidly toward Paleo-Tea Partier Tom Tancredo, he may pull off the impossible,winning on a 3rd-Party ticket.

The GOP front-runner going into the August primary, Scott McInnis, was found on the eve of the election to have serious ethical issues, so unknown Dan Maes won by default. Maes then turned out to be a resume-padding blowhard, right on the issues, but a serious embarrassment who can't even manage the economics of his own campaign (3 finance directors in 2 months).

The road looked wide-open for Dem Denver Mayor Hickenlooper, a man of the far left, to waltz in, but he is way too left for Colorado and struggles to exceed 42% in the polls, despite strong name recognition.

So in jumped former Congressman Tom Tancredo, a seal-the-border, anti-Bush-budgeteer who once advocated bombing Mecca if another 9/11 occurred. He signed up with the American Constitution Party, and garnered endorsements from most big-name conservatives in the state.

This race is trending rapidly toward Tancredo, especially as Hickenlooper now has a shady-looking land deal to explain,and a habit of donating to extremist causes on the left.

Whatever people may criticize about Tom (and I have sometimes criticized him), he is very well known statewide, the ultimate fiscal conservative and a straight arrow. He is what he is and he is what you see, and in this political climate, despite his being what has formerly been considered pretty far right, he may just be what Coloradoans want.

Maes is plummeting, and 90% of his losses are going to Tancredo. Watch this race.

1 posted on 10/15/2010 10:22:11 PM PDT by cookcounty
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To: cookcounty

will Maes drop out?....get sick?...have to leave due to mental breakdown?....I wish him no harm but he fell into this and he could certainly fall out of it again...


2 posted on 10/15/2010 10:26:25 PM PDT by cherry
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To: cookcounty

Do you support Tancredo?


3 posted on 10/15/2010 10:28:58 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (Worldwide Press Spin, Nov. 3rd? "America is RACIST(sic)". Take that to the bank. Ink already ready.)
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To: cookcounty

go Tom go!


4 posted on 10/15/2010 10:29:15 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: AmericanInTokyo
"Do you support Tancredo?"

Yes. When you agree with a candidate 90% of the time, and he isn't corrupt....that's definitely your candidate.

5 posted on 10/15/2010 10:32:01 PM PDT by cookcounty (Dec 31st is coming: .....Stop Obama's Midnight Jack-Up!)
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To: cookcounty

This would make him the second Governor [ after Jesse Ventura ] to win on a third party ticket.


6 posted on 10/15/2010 10:37:08 PM PDT by Republic_of_Secession.
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To: cookcounty
Contribution to Tancredo for Governor 2010

7 posted on 10/15/2010 10:38:08 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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To: cherry
"will Maes drop out?....get sick?...have to leave due to mental breakdown?....I wish him no harm but he fell into this and he could certainly fall out of it again..."

I doubt Dan will drop out. All the GOP powers that be have tried to convince him. I can't name ANY major conservative pollitico in Colorado who supports him. Former Gov Bill Owen and GOP Party Chair Waddams still officially support him, but with zero enthusiasm.

Just today, very popular former Congressman Joel Hefley of El Paso County (largest county by population in CO) started doing radio commercials for Tom. Bob Beauprez, Jane Norton and others also are doing commericals for Tom.

Buck will win Bennet's Senate seat, we will take away Betsy Markey's seat (Fort Collins) and are leading in CD-7 (Ed Perlmutter) with an excellent candidate, Ryan Frazier. John Salazar's seat (John is IntSec Ken Salazar's brother) is also up for grabs.

8 posted on 10/15/2010 10:42:41 PM PDT by cookcounty (Dec 31st is coming: .....Stop Obama's Midnight Jack-Up!)
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To: cookcounty

All republicans should just shift over to Tom Tancredo.


9 posted on 10/15/2010 10:43:42 PM PDT by Monorprise
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To: Monorprise

It’s happening.


10 posted on 10/15/2010 10:47:09 PM PDT by ducdriver (judica me, Deus, et discerne causam meam de gente non sancta. (Ps. 42))
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To: cherry
...a seal-the-border, anti-Bush-budgeteer who once advocated bombing Mecca if another 9/11 occurred...

He just got my vote. Seriously.

11 posted on 10/15/2010 10:53:12 PM PDT by ThunderSleeps (obama out now! I'll keep my money, my guns, and my freedom - you can keep the change.)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Tancredo : “who once advocated bombing Mecca if another 9/11 occurred.”

The best idea yet

The same threat of MAD deterrence that held off the entire Soviet Union and all it’s dictators will do the same to the Islamist madmen that thirst for Jihad against the ‘infidel’
They hit us = they lose Mecca ( and Medina ) forever .

It will at least scare off their secret money backers who are nothing but a pack of bedsheet cowards and camel pole smokers, with more money then they deserve .


12 posted on 10/15/2010 11:42:51 PM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: cookcounty

Imagine if Maes drops out.


13 posted on 10/15/2010 11:54:18 PM PDT by FTJM
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To: FTJM
If he drops out then the Republican party dies for four years....no contributions, minor status, down the list on the ballot. It would be more advantageous that he stays in the race and gets 10 percent with Tancredo winning the election with 48 percent.
14 posted on 10/16/2010 3:05:34 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: cookcounty

Please tell us more about Hickenlooper’s shady land deal and giving to extreeme left wing causes....


15 posted on 10/16/2010 4:32:10 AM PDT by Trteamer ( (Eat Meat, Wear Fur, Own Guns, FReep Leftists, Drive an SUV, Drill A.N.W.R., Drill the Gulf, Vote)
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To: cookcounty

Oh, I found this....

From the Denver Post:

“The only other publicly known charity that Hickenlooper has donated to is The Chinook Fund, a group that gives to groups it says are considered “too new, too risky or too radical” for more traditional foundations. Established by Hickenlooper and others in 1987, the fund has supported everything from the Gender Identity Center of Colorado to Denver Cop Watch. “

http://www.denverpost.com/politics/ci_16087257?source=pkg

So Hickenlooper helps establish a radical leftist foundation.......hmmmmmmm.......

http://www.chinookfund.org/

Spread it around folks...

Go Tancredo!


16 posted on 10/16/2010 5:00:07 AM PDT by Trteamer ( (Eat Meat, Wear Fur, Own Guns, FReep Leftists, Drive an SUV, Drill A.N.W.R., Drill the Gulf, Vote)
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To: cookcounty

Tancredo = “a straight arrow.” Exactly. He’s smart, he’s got cojones, and he’s honest in his dealings and in his words.


17 posted on 10/16/2010 7:14:39 AM PDT by Malesherbes (Sauve qui peut)
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To: Malesherbes

Straight arrow Tancredo, exactly what the large liberal majority in CO loathes. Many of those CO liberals are transplants from CA, but CA grows more liberal as liberal transplants leave. It really is bizarre.


18 posted on 10/16/2010 7:28:04 AM PDT by Theodore R. (Rush was right when he said America may survive Obama but not the Obama supporters.)
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To: cookcounty

It wasn’t so much that Tancredo was originally anti-GWB. It’s that GWB and his Karl banned Tom from the White House, even as they invited liberal Democrat guests all the time. We are reaping the failures of GWB and will for years.


19 posted on 10/16/2010 7:31:39 AM PDT by Theodore R. (Rush was right when he said America may survive Obama but not the Obama supporters.)
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To: cookcounty

Email I sent to Dan Maes & posted to the Colorado Forum:

Dear Mr. Maes,

You are the only person in Colorado who can prevent far-leftist John Hickenlooper from being elected Governor of Colorado.

I’m sure you are well aware that the latest Rasmussen poll shows Tom Tancredo is within 4 points of John Hickenlooper, and that unfortunately you now have no other role in this election except as spoiler. Please be the spoiler for John Hickenlooper. Please be the biggest man of the three, and take the right and honorable action of throwing your support behind Tom Tancredo to prevent John Hickenlooper from being elected. Too many people are going to suffer from Hickenlooper’s far-left policies. Too many people are going to remain unemployed in this state and too many people are going to continue to lose their jobs.

I’m begging you to be a hero. Please do this for the people of Colorado: make sure John Hickenlooper is not elected Governor of Colorado. Please make sure none of us ever have to say the phrase “Governor Hickenlooper”.


20 posted on 10/16/2010 8:53:15 AM PDT by catnipman
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To: Theodore R.
It wasn’t so much that Tancredo was originally anti-GWB. It’s that GWB and his Karl banned Tom from the White House, even as they invited liberal Democrat guests all the time. We are reaping the failures of GWB and will for years.

IIRC Karl wasn't fond of Tancredo's stance against open borders, amnesty for illegals, and flooding the country with 'guest' workers.
21 posted on 10/16/2010 9:37:07 AM PDT by algernonpj (He who pays the piper . . .)
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To: cookcounty

With the Governor’s race resolving itself, the entire Republican ticket will be strengthened.

Looking at where the Democrats are relative to Mr. 50 percent, and considering the housekeeping we have had to do, it is clear to me that we will win the Senate seat and have an excellent chance to win the Governor’s seat.

With regard to ballot status, under current law the Republican Party will lose ballot status if its candidate for Governor pulls less than 10 percent. Conversely, whatever party has put Tancredo on the ballot will gain ballot status.

Current law can, should and probably will be changed. I like the rule that one of a party’s candidates for statewide office gain at least 10 percent, or maybe at least 5 percent, during the prior four year cycle.

Such a law avoids the not rare problem that the candidate of a truly major party for a particular office causes the party to fall under the threshold for ballot status.

Furthermore, by expanding the condition to any statewide office, meaningful small parties aren’t forced to run candidates for the identified office merely for the purpose of gaining or retaining ballot status. Such a party could cross-endorse a major party candidate (whether or not it could also list the major party’s candidate on the ballot) or simply be neutral with regard to that office.

Finally, it would save the taxpayer money with respect to the role of the election board in administrating the petitioning process.


22 posted on 10/16/2010 9:40:54 AM PDT by Redmen4ever
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To: cookcounty

If I lived in CO, I would support Tom Tancredo.


23 posted on 10/16/2010 9:43:41 AM PDT by dragnet2
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To: Theodore R.
Many of those CO liberals are transplants from CA

We're trying our best to push these leftist out...Fact is, most of them aren't from California to begin with. Like Pelosi, Boxer etc...All from states like Colorado, Maine, NY, etc.

24 posted on 10/16/2010 9:46:05 AM PDT by dragnet2
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To: dragnet2
Fact is, most of them aren't from California to begin with. Like Pelosi, Boxer etc...All from states like Colorado, Maine, NY, etc.

That's so true and they ruined the state for us natives. I've lived in AZ since 1991, came here for school, but I'm ashamed of the typical "Californians" (who aren't really) who go and destroy other states the way they ruined CA.

25 posted on 10/16/2010 9:53:35 AM PDT by Borax Queen
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To: cookcounty
Whatever people may criticize about Tom (and I have sometimes criticized him), he is very well known statewide, the ultimate fiscal conservative and a straight arrow. He is what he is and he is what you see...

Very true! I've met/seen him 4x and always love hearing him speak!

26 posted on 10/16/2010 9:54:51 AM PDT by Borax Queen
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To: Borax Queen
Fact is, most of them aren't from California to begin with. Like Pelosi, Boxer etc...All from states like Colorado, Maine, NY, etc.

That's so true and they ruined the state for us natives. I've lived in AZ since 1991, came here for school, but I'm ashamed of the typical "Californians" (who aren't really) who go and destroy other states the way they ruined CA.

Of course it's true and all these carnival barkers know it.

California was totally invaded over the past 35 years east coast leftist freaks, and the politically corrupt.

Everyone wanted to come to California....Like Charlie Manson, (Born and raised in Ohio)

I hope the trend continues, and more leftist and out of state nut bars leave California to other states, and back to where they came from.

27 posted on 10/16/2010 10:05:49 AM PDT by dragnet2
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To: Borax Queen
Back to the thread...

Go Tom Go!

28 posted on 10/16/2010 10:09:49 AM PDT by dragnet2
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To: cookcounty

Dan Maes is nothing but a narcissist! If Tom was down as low as Dan is I bet Dan would ask Tom to drop out. Dan needs to man up and drop out so we do not end up with Chickenpooper!


29 posted on 10/16/2010 10:13:39 AM PDT by CodeToad (Islam needs to be banned in the US and treated as a criminal enterprise.)
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To: LeoWindhorse
It will at least scare off their secret money backers who are nothing but a pack of bedsheet cowards and camel pole smokers, with more money then they deserve .

I couldn't agree more. If my finger was on the button, a lot of the middle east would be a glass parking lot.

30 posted on 10/16/2010 10:57:47 AM PDT by thethirddegree
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To: napscoordinator

Huh?


31 posted on 10/16/2010 12:24:31 PM PDT by FTJM
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To: FTJM

I had to go back to read what I wrote.....ok it is imparative that Maes gets 10 percent or their will be a lot of penalties for the Republican Party for the next four years. I did not make the rules but that is what the results will be if he does not get 10 percent. Every FREEPERS knows this and knows we are in a pickle. But wants Tancredo to win the whole thing, but have Maes win 10 percent and then perfection will happen.


32 posted on 10/16/2010 12:34:57 PM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: cookcounty

Pubs in Colo. should hold their noses and vote for Terrible Tom just to give the state a chance to redistrict for 2012. Maes is a mess and not worth one vote. And the Hick is just another Dem clone of Bama.


33 posted on 10/16/2010 2:09:42 PM PDT by phillyfanatic
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To: cookcounty

bump


34 posted on 10/16/2010 2:20:15 PM PDT by manic4organic (Obama shot hoops, America lost troops.)
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To: cookcounty; AmericanInTokyo; mkjessup; stephenjohnbanker; sickoflibs; calcowgirl

Go Tancredo!!!


35 posted on 10/16/2010 2:26:15 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 (Live Free or Die)
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To: cookcounty

Third party wins will continue.

If anyone likes Tancredo’s platform than you might just enjoy becoming a CP member.

It’s actually a perfect fit for him. If people would just take a gander over at the CP site, they might be quite surprised that it lines up very closely with the entire movement that’s been going on during the past 2 years.


36 posted on 10/16/2010 3:30:48 PM PDT by BocoLoco
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To: rabscuttle385

The BIG mo!!


37 posted on 10/16/2010 3:57:47 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: Theodore R.

Not bizarre at all . Democrats In California import voters from Mexico, voters that vote for democrats . As the number of illegals grows the state goes more to the left.


38 posted on 10/16/2010 6:02:53 PM PDT by rurgan (1 gov regulation on banks is now causing a recession by limiting lending to business)
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To: LeoWindhorse

NO! Bombing Mecca after a terrorist attack is a bad strategy.

Best strategy: Forewarn all muslim countries that next terrorist attack on US soil will immediately be followed by nuking Mecca and Medina. That will result in the “moderate” muslims taking care of the terrorists.

Then we can save Billions on airport security, Home land security, border freight inspections etc.


39 posted on 10/16/2010 10:36:29 PM PDT by Undocumented_capitalist (Pure is the enemy of good.)
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To: Theodore R.
Many of those CO liberals are transplants from CA, but CA grows more liberal as liberal transplants leave. It really is bizarre.

Don't forget that even more conservatives are leaving California than liberals - Oklahoma & Texas have now gained more California refugees than ever went West during the Dust Bowl!

40 posted on 10/17/2010 6:48:16 AM PDT by mrreaganaut (the self-righteous political class has mistakenly assumed that to exercise power is to do good)
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