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Colorado’s John Hickenlooper sarcastically shrugs off polling woes (Tancredo Tied ?)
Washington Post ^ | 2 August 2013 | Sean Sullivan

Posted on 08/03/2013 1:15:55 PM PDT by 11th_VA

MILWAUKEE — If Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper (D) is worried about his reelection odds, he’s not showing it publicly.

“It seemed like I really had an unfair advantage,” Hickenlooper quipped after a Democratic Governors Association briefing here Friday afternoon. “The approval ratings were so high — it really didn’t seem even fair. So, we made a few strategic decisions to try to move ourselves back into play, forcing us to be on our game, a little more focused.” A June Quinnipiac University poll showed the first-term Democrat running neck and neck with Republican Tom Tancredo, a failed 2010 gubernatorial candidate and former congressman.

Hickenlooper’s decision to grant a temporary execution reprieve to a man convicted of killing four people appeared to hurt his once solid standing. A Republican poll conducted for Secretary of State Scott Gessler (R) also found Hickenlooper to be vulnerable. “If I lose, I go back to 14 weeks of vacation. I’m in a no-lose situation, right?” Hickenlooper said.

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TOPICS: Extended News; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: banglist; colorado; guncontrol; johnhickenlooper; quinnipiac; recallrecallrecall; scottgessler; secondamendment; tomtancredo
I believe there were two GOP'rs in the last election, split the vote, right?
1 posted on 08/03/2013 1:15:55 PM PDT by 11th_VA
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To: 11th_VA

Tancredo has the integrity, intelligence, and honesty that the wimpy dorky Looper never had.


2 posted on 08/03/2013 1:19:08 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: 11th_VA

There are a LOT of hunters, gun lovers and retired military in CO. They are hopping mad at ChickenPooper. I hope they smoke them all.

It is not just the GOP voters who are mad. There are a lot of Dem voters in CO who are gun lovers or hunters.


3 posted on 08/03/2013 1:21:38 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Once a Republic, since then a State in the US, but it is Still Texas where I live.)
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To: 11th_VA

Scott McInnis was the presumed Republican in 2010. He imploded because of some writings he did and money he received. Dan Maes was runner up, but he had problems from his past. Because we were basically left with no candidate, late in the season, Tancredo got in under third party. Dan Maes wouldn’t get out even though he had *no* chance of winning. Republican leadership wouldn’t/couldn’t back Tancredo. It was a mess, but Tancredo still got an incredible amount of the vote considering it was all messed up and he started so late. Praying for things to go differently in 2014.


4 posted on 08/03/2013 1:25:22 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: Texas Fossil

But there are a lot of illegal insurgents that vote to give him “the edge”..

The military is not as conservative as it once was..


5 posted on 08/03/2013 1:30:02 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks 11th_VA.
Hickenlooper’s decision to grant a temporary execution reprieve to a man convicted of killing four people appeared to hurt his once solid standing.

6 posted on 08/03/2013 1:30:19 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: 11th_VA
From 2010:

Tancredo tops McInnis in Post poll of strongest GOP candidates Link to FR posted article

7 posted on 08/03/2013 1:30:35 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: 11th_VA

Let’s see if Republicans can not screw it up this time:

June 13, 2013:

http://www.nationaljournal.com/blogs/hotlineoncall/2013/06/poll-tancredo-ties-sliding-hickenlooper-in-colorado-13

Quinnipiac surveyed 1,065 registered voters from June 5-10. The poll’s margin of error is plus-or-minus 3 percentage points. Only 24 percent of respondents identified themselves as Democrats, nine percentage points lower than the share that turned out in 2010, according to exit polls. Still, the survey reveals that the governor is suffering with independents, 47 percent of whom disapprove of Hickenlooper, compared to 44 percent who approve. However, Hickenlooper actually lost independents to Tancredo in 2010, despite beating Tancredo by nearly 15 percentage points overall; the Republican ticket led by businessman Dan Maes captured only 11 percent of the vote.


8 posted on 08/03/2013 1:34:39 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: 11th_VA

You can count on a dirty corrupt election in Colorado again.


9 posted on 08/03/2013 1:56:06 PM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: beaversmom

It should also be said, that McInnis was found innocent of any wrongdoing (any ethics violations) and that the person behind the accusations was a, if my recollection is correct, a former employee/aid of McInnis who landed a DNC job after trashing McInnis’ reputation.

Although Wikipedia is not a friendly source, see their explanation of McInnis’ exoneration.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scott_McInnis

At the end of the day, it appears as if his downfall was a carefully organized plan by the DNC to “steal” an election.


10 posted on 08/03/2013 2:04:03 PM PDT by bone52
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To: mountainlion
You can count on a dirty corrupt election in Colorado again.

What about the other "56"states?

11 posted on 08/03/2013 2:06:40 PM PDT by Digger
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To: 11th_VA
Colorado’s John Hickenlooper sarcastically shrugs off polling woes

He must have been assured that the fix is in.


12 posted on 08/03/2013 2:09:17 PM PDT by Iron Munro (They Old. That's Old School People. We In A New School, Our Generation)
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To: bone52
At the end of the day, it appears as if his downfall was a carefully organized plan by the DNC to “steal” an election.

Thanks for the info/link.

13 posted on 08/03/2013 2:10:04 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: Texas Fossil

Governor Lickenpooper?


14 posted on 08/03/2013 2:24:08 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (</sarcasm>)
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To: 11th_VA
I just love the use of the royal "we" or "us".

Sign of a massive ego and an indication of somebody who has no business being in public office.

15 posted on 08/03/2013 2:30:55 PM PDT by elkfersupper
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To: Jeff Chandler

Governor Lickenpooper?

There may be more to that than you think.


16 posted on 08/03/2013 2:31:54 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: 11th_VA
Why Hickenlooper isn't worried:


17 posted on 08/03/2013 2:34:14 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: 11th_VA

Watch out for voter fraud. This is how they act when they know the fix is in.


18 posted on 08/03/2013 2:37:03 PM PDT by Pajamajan (Pray for our nation. Thank the Lord for everything you have. Don't wait. Do it today.)
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To: beaversmom

Thanks for the info. I’m new to CO and didn’t know the history


19 posted on 08/03/2013 2:46:53 PM PDT by Zathras
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To: Da Coyote

Tom will always be a fringe candidate.

He blew his credibility by going third party, and destroying a good opportunity to beat the liberal.


20 posted on 08/03/2013 4:00:55 PM PDT by G Larry (Let his days be few; and let another take his office. Psalms 109:8)
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To: beaversmom

What % did Tancredo get last time?


21 posted on 08/03/2013 4:05:30 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: GeronL

I’m not positive (I’ll look it up), but I know it was in the high 30’s. Dan Maes got 11% as the Republican candidate and then Hickenlooper got the rest.


22 posted on 08/03/2013 4:12:16 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: GeronL

Looked it up on Wiki:

51.01% for Hickenlooper (D)
36.43% for Tancredo (C)
11.13% for Maes (R)

So Tancredo got that amount—36%! He got in the race in August! So he was really having to scramble. He ran under a third party! I never vote for third party, but it was the right thing to do in this case. He ran reluctantly as a third party after McInnis and Maes wouldn’t drop out. Rightly or wrongly they were done for. They had no chance of winning against Hickenlooper. They didn’t care about any of that. It was all about ego instead of the good of Colorado. And now look what has been done to my state!


23 posted on 08/03/2013 4:21:06 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: GeronL

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colorado_gubernatorial_election,_2010


24 posted on 08/03/2013 4:22:34 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: beaversmom
Scott McInnis was the presumed Republican in 2010. He imploded because of some writings he did and money he received.

He was loudly accused of plagiarism - charges later quietly dismissed, after the election. He is a good man, would have been a great governor. I know his Mom. What they did to him was blatantly unfair.

25 posted on 08/03/2013 4:25:58 PM PDT by Red Boots
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To: 11th_VA

Wow, watch out Hoopenlicker. Go Tancredo.


26 posted on 08/03/2013 4:38:35 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Kill the bill... Begin enforcing our current laws, signed by President Ronald Reagan.)
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To: hosepipe

I am Praying that all 3 will get recalled.

May it be so.


27 posted on 08/03/2013 4:56:15 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Once a Republic, since then a State in the US, but it is Still Texas where I live.)
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To: beaversmom

I believe there was an added problem. With Maes refusing to withdraw, he had to get at least 10% of the vote or some such or Republicans could lose a place on the ballot in a future election. It was a real mess.


28 posted on 08/03/2013 8:15:48 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Da Coyote

Tancredo would be a fantastic governor.


29 posted on 08/04/2013 11:02:55 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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