Skip to comments.Former Rep. Tancredo running for Colorado governor
Posted on 05/23/2013 10:06:03 AM PDT by Red SteelEdited on 05/23/2013 10:15:02 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
Former U.S. Rep. Tom Tancredo has become the latest Republican to announce plans to challenge Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper.
Tancredo said Thursday on radio station KHOW the last straw was a decision by Hickenlooper to delay the execution of convicted murderer of Nathan Dunlap, who killed four people in 1993. Tancredo said he is also upset with Hickenlooper's approval of sweeping gun legislation this year, including a law limiting the size of ammunition magazines.
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Cross linking another thread from eariler today if anyone is interested in the comments thereon:
Tom Tancredo is now running for Colorado governor
Chickenpooper only got 51% of the vote in 2010. If the opposition can solidify into a monolithic force, with Chickenpooper’s unpopular gun grabs and other fascist actions, this should be a cakewalk.
Bushies will take him out
Tanc is so good one-on-one, but that won’t work in a governor race. The media will crucify him on immigration, unfairly of course. Tanc would make a great governor but our state has changed a lot over the last 10 years.
Also, don’t be surprised if Tanc changes his mind after his Italian temper winds down a little.
Go Tom Go
- American flight from California (mixed bag, but mostly libs)
- Mexican illegal immigration (they don't vote, but do get counted in census and generally change the electoral makeup...but shouldn't)
That about right? Or was there a mass influx from Texas?
Women, Mexicans, Blacks = 51% in any American Election.
If things get really tight, the Democrats can always go to the computer and gin up another 2-3%.
Good luck, Tommy Boy.
Tom Tancredo on Gun Control
Completely support right to keep and bear arms. (Sep 2007)
Voted YES on prohibiting product misuse lawsuits on gun manufacturers. (Oct 2005)
Voted YES on prohibiting suing gunmakers & sellers for gun misuse. (Apr 2003)
Voted YES on decreasing gun waiting period from 3 days to 1. (Jun 1999)
Rated B+ by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun rights voting record. (Dec 2003)
No United Nations taxation on firearms. (Sep 2003)
Ban gun registration & trigger lock law in Washington DC. (Mar 2007)
So, only a RINO can win in CO?
Is that what you’re saying?
Well, the KKKalifornicates are fleeing the sewer they have made of their state, and have gone through Mormon land to Colorado, from what I understand.
Sec of State Scott Gessler is in as well.
Gessler should be nominated if we want to have a chance to win this.
Would you believe Steve Laffey got in the race for about 5 minutes before he withdrew in favor of Tancredo. I don’t know much about Gessler, but I do have my worries about Tancredo’s viability.
I did, it was a big WTF to me. I had totally forgotten he moved there and thought about running in 2010.
Odd he is for Tancredo, I was under the impression that while he is well to the right of missing Linc that he isn’t actually all that conservative.
Quinnipiac polls have Hincklepooper locked in near ties with both Tancredo and Gessler.
In other news Rep. Mike Michaud is running for Maine Governor. He’d be a strong nominee for the rats but they have to contend with Independent Elliot Cutler and other candidates taking votes from them. In hypothetical polling from January LePage leads Michaud 34-30 with Cutler at 26%. Cutler actually came in a close 2nd to LePage in 2010.
Michaud’s House seat is a pick up opportunity.
“Michauds House seat is a pick up opportunity.”
yea, and that northern Maine district ... the politics there are delightful. Few RINOs, liberals scattered and out-numbered. Wish I could go and live there for 17 months.
The district hasn’t elected a Republican since Olympia Snowe won her last term in 1992. I was actually in that district (in Bangor) the night of the ‘94 elections. It was odd, because this was a seat the Dems unexpectedly picked up (by John Baldacci). Peculiar if only because the GOP picked up the seat it wasn’t supposed to (ME-1 with Jim Longley, Jr, who turned out to be weak) and lost the one it was supposed to hold (with Richard Bennett, a future State Senate President, who curiously succeeded Michaud in that position). It was a big “WTF ?” moment in Maine the next morning.
A beautiful part of the country to be sure, but it’s been a LONG time since they elected anything other than a liberal (of either party) to Congress.
y’all were in Yankee country? Richard Bennett is a fine conservative.
They ain’t that liberal up there and I’m calling for a conservative in ‘14. Michaud ain’t that liberal by New England standards. Don’t burst my bubble.
Wrong, his mouth will take him out. The last time he said something stupid he took down a Tea Party candidate with him, a Senate seat the teaparty GOP could have picked up.
I can only go by their votes, and aside from the Governor, it’s pretty leftist. Michaud got a 92% leftist rating from the ACU for 2012. Lifetime is almost 89%. There’s one member from TN that scores slightly further to the left, and that’s the anti-Christian bigot Steve Cohen.
I find it humorous that what passes for “Conservative” Democrat (or “moderate” Republican) is someone who votes 95% leftist.
I just hope they don’t nominate Kevin “Don’t Call Me Martha” Raye again. A leftist RINO win is less than useless (and Michaud would probably try to come back in 2 years, if he loses to LePage, one of our best Governors).
I would take that poll showing Hickenlooper losing to Tancredo and some other candidate with a grain of salt, since the same sample was polled on the 2016 presidential race and they had both Rubio and Christie tied with Hillary and slaughtering Biden. I’d like some confirmation before declaring CO being back to where it was in 2004.
As for the ME gubernatorial election and ME-02, I agree that Michaud is a tough Democrat for LePage to beat (from the North Country, nominally pro-life, not a moonbat), so we need the leftist independent Cutler to get 25%+ (he exceeded that in 2010). And I hope that the GOP doesn’t nominate yet another pro-abortion candidate in ME-02—we need to win big with blue-collar Dems to win that district.
The ME-02 was one of only four House seats that the RATs picked up in 1994; the other two were the RI-01, the PA-14 and the MN-06. All four seats had the GOP incumbent vacate it to run for higher office: Snowe (ME), Santorum (PA) and Grams (MN) were elected to the U.S. Senate, while Machtley (RI) lost the gubernatorial primary to Lincoln Almond). In addition, the MN-06 was greatly altered in mid-decade redistricting by the RAT legislature (the 1992 lines had been drawn by a judge after RINO Governor Arne Carlsson vetoed the RAT maps; Carlsson tried to pocket-veto the 1994 maps or something, but the RATs claimed that he hadn’t vetoed thd bill properly, and it became law); the ME-02 was redrawn for 1994 as well (ME used to redistrict two years after everyone else ), but the changes were minor.
I believe that a few towns went from the ME-01 to the ME-02 in 1994, and have stayed in the ME-02 since. That means that those few towns haven’t had a Republican U.S. Representative since RINO John McKernan (Olympia Snowe’s husband) was elected governor in 1986 and replaced by a Democrat in the House, which is the longest streak in all of Northern New England. (In New England as a whole, the only areas that have gone longer without a GOP U.S. Representative are the towns that were in the CT-01 or the CT-03 after each of the 1980, 1990 and 2000 Censuses, and the towns in MA that were not in Conte’s MA-01 in the late 1980s or in Blute’s MA-04 or Torkildsen’s MA-06 in the early 1990s.)
Is there a reason why Rubs and Fat boy shouldn’t be tied with Crypt Keeper and slaughtering the drunk POS Biden in CO?
Of the 4 I wonder about Gram’s seat, was something wrong with Tad Jude?
Never mind, redistricted.
The reason I’m suspicious of those polls until I see confirmation is that CO has veered hard left starting in 2006, and it would be strange for Hillary to be doing worse in CO than in several more Republican states.