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Former Rep. Tancredo running for Colorado governor
Fox ^ | May 23, 2013

Posted on 05/23/2013 10:06:03 AM PDT by Red Steel

Edited 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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TOPICS: Extended News; Politics/Elections; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: banglist; guncontrol; secondamendment; tancredo

1 posted on 05/23/2013 10:06:03 AM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel

Cross linking another thread from eariler today if anyone is interested in the comments thereon:

Tom Tancredo is now running for Colorado governor

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3022974/posts


2 posted on 05/23/2013 10:09:40 AM PDT by deport
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To: Red Steel

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.


3 posted on 05/23/2013 10:15:23 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Red Steel

Bushies will take him out


4 posted on 05/23/2013 10:16:31 AM PDT by Sybeck1 (What has the GOP done today to gain your support in 2014?)
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To: Red Steel

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.


5 posted on 05/23/2013 10:21:20 AM PDT by SaxxonWoods (....Let It Burn...)
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To: Red Steel
Thank God

Go Tom Go

6 posted on 05/23/2013 10:39:17 AM PDT by Regulator
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To: SaxxonWoods
but our state has changed a lot over the last 10 years

Because of...

- 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?

7 posted on 05/23/2013 10:42:51 AM PDT by Regulator
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To: fwdude
51% of the vote in 2010.

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.

8 posted on 05/23/2013 10:50:10 AM PDT by Kenny Bunk ("Obama" The Movie. Introducing Reggie Love as "Monica." .)
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To: Red Steel

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)

http://www.ontheissues.org/house/Tom_Tancredo.htm


9 posted on 05/23/2013 11:08:55 AM PDT by RandallFlagg (IRS = Internal Revenge Service)
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To: fwdude
If the opposition can solidify into a monolithic force,

Not gonna happen with Tancredo. To win in Colorado, you have to take the middle. GOP/Conservatives/TEA Party lost every major race in Colorado in the last two cycles.

Gave the US Senate to the Dems, and look what happened with the Colorado legislature - gun control.
10 posted on 05/23/2013 12:05:07 PM PDT by frankenMonkey (A fear of weapons is a sign of retarded sexual and emotional maturity." -- Sigmund Freud)
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To: frankenMonkey

So, only a RINO can win in CO?

Is that what you’re saying?


11 posted on 05/23/2013 12:06:47 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: fwdude
Colorado is roughly 30% dem, 30% repub, 30% independent.
You gotta hold the repubs and conservative, and get half the indies.
So, it's a classic swing state.
If you can make a strong, intelligent case for yourself, and not implode (most Teas and GOPs imploded), you can win the state.
12 posted on 05/23/2013 12:13:56 PM PDT by frankenMonkey (A fear of weapons is a sign of retarded sexual and emotional maturity." -- Sigmund Freud)
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To: frankenMonkey

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.


13 posted on 05/23/2013 1:42:29 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj; yongin; AuH2ORepublican; Viennacon; BillyBoy; randita

Sec of State Scott Gessler is in as well.

Gessler should be nominated if we want to have a chance to win this.


14 posted on 05/26/2013 5:16:14 PM PDT by Impy (All in favor of Harry Reid meeting Mr. Mayhem?)
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To: Impy

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.


15 posted on 05/26/2013 5:24:02 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; goldstategop; BillyBoy

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.


16 posted on 05/26/2013 5:50:39 PM PDT by Impy (All in favor of Harry Reid meeting Mr. Mayhem?)
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To: fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; goldstategop; BillyBoy; randita; Clintonfatigued; Viennacon; ...

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.


17 posted on 06/15/2013 3:58:19 PM PDT by Impy (All in favor of Harry Reid meeting Mr. Mayhem?)
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To: Impy; GOPsterinMA; fieldmarshaldj

“Michaud’s 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.


18 posted on 06/15/2013 4:38:02 PM PDT by campaignPete R-CT (we're the Beatniks now)
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To: campaignPete R-CT; Impy; AuH2ORepublican; Clintonfatigued

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.


19 posted on 06/15/2013 5:57:17 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

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.


20 posted on 06/15/2013 7:40:37 PM PDT by campaignPete R-CT (we're the Beatniks now)
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To: Sybeck1

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.


21 posted on 06/15/2013 7:45:15 PM PDT by Perdogg (Sen Ted Cruz, Sen Mike Lee, and Sen Rand Paul are my adoptive Senators)
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To: campaignPete R-CT

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).


22 posted on 06/15/2013 7:50:12 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Impy; fieldmarshaldj; GOPsterinMA; BillyBoy; randita; Clintonfatigued; campaignPete R-CT; ...

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.


23 posted on 06/15/2013 8:07:56 PM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll defend your rights?)
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To: fieldmarshaldj; Impy; campaignPete R-CT; Clintonfatigued; GOPsterinMA

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.)


24 posted on 06/15/2013 8:38:26 PM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll defend your rights?)
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To: AuH2ORepublican

Is there a reason why Rubs and Fat boy shouldn’t be tied with Crypt Keeper and slaughtering the drunk POS Biden in CO?


25 posted on 06/15/2013 8:42:19 PM PDT by Impy (All in favor of Harry Reid meeting Mr. Mayhem?)
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To: AuH2ORepublican; fieldmarshaldj

Of the 4 I wonder about Gram’s seat, was something wrong with Tad Jude?


26 posted on 06/15/2013 8:46:29 PM PDT by Impy (All in favor of Harry Reid meeting Mr. Mayhem?)
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To: AuH2ORepublican; fieldmarshaldj

Never mind, redistricted.


27 posted on 06/15/2013 8:51:32 PM PDT by Impy (All in favor of Harry Reid meeting Mr. Mayhem?)
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To: Impy

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.


28 posted on 06/15/2013 9:00:20 PM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll defend your rights?)
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