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Race For Governor Of Colorado Heating Up
CBS Denver ^ | March 4, 2014

Posted on 03/04/2014 10:18:09 PM PST by nickcarraway

The recent entrance of Bob Beauprez makes for a total of seven Republicans now vying for the nomination for Governor of Colorado.

“Out of that group no one has emerged as a clear favorite,” said veteran Republican strategist Katy Atkinson.

Atkinson thinks had Beauprez jumped in earlier he might have cleared the field like Cory Gardner has essential done in the United States Senate race.

“His entry doesn’t have the same impact as Cory Gardner’s does,” said Atkinson.

Former Congressman Tom Tancrado, the most controversial candidate, is the front-runner right now.

As a tea partyer he doesn’t have to worry about Beauprez siphoning any of his votes both other candidates do.

This is the second time Tancredo and Beauprez have run for governor.

Atkinsin said the party’s problem, in part, is that they have a bench one deep in Cory Gardner.

“I think the Republican Party needs to take one of two statewide seats,” said Atkinson who feels the party risks maintaining vitality and relevance otherwise.

Beauprez, who lost in large part due to self-inflicted wounds in 2006, said he’s a different candidate today.

“Not everything in my life gone perfectly. I’ve stubbed toe a couple times and 2006 was one of the toughest. But you learn from mistakes and I think that’s book of that book of experience that I bring,” said Beauprez.

Beauprez made his announcement on the day of the precinct caucuses.

He, like many candidates, is bypassing the caucus system which allows the party to choose the candidates and petitioning to get on the ballot.

He needs 1,500 signatures from each of the seven congressional districts by the end of the month.

The primary is the end of June.


TOPICS: Extended News; Politics/Elections; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: colorado

1 posted on 03/04/2014 10:18:10 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Colorado is devolving into the nation’s cesspool.Drugs, decadence and dependence.


2 posted on 03/04/2014 10:30:48 PM PST by allendale
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To: nickcarraway

Tancredo for Governor of Colorado

Send love, money and kisses

It would be the greatest thing that could happen for the Mountain West


3 posted on 03/04/2014 10:31:01 PM PST by Regulator
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To: nickcarraway

http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2010/02/05/tom-tancredo-to-tea-partiers-thank-god-john-mccain-lost/

Tom Tancredo to Tea Partiers: ‘Thank God John McCain Lost’

Tancredo, best known for his hard-line stance against illegal immigration, also said the theoretical McCain administration would have already held a bill signing ceremony outside the White House with Rep. Luis Gutierrez, an Illinois Democrat who previously worked with McCain on an unsuccessful overhaul of U.S. immigration laws that would have provided a path to citizenship for some of the illegal immigrants residing in the U.S.

“We would not be here” if McCain had won, he said. “What happened to us in that last election was really a revolution


4 posted on 03/04/2014 10:40:27 PM PST by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: nickcarraway

There is a woman named Roni Sylvester that we should watch.


5 posted on 03/04/2014 10:55:41 PM PST by I got the rope
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To: I got the rope

Is she one of the seven candidates the article refers to?


6 posted on 03/04/2014 11:03:13 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: nickcarraway
“I think the Republican Party needs to take one of two statewide seats,” said Atkinson who feels the party risks maintaining vitality and relevance otherwise.

IOW, the RINOS will back the Senate nominee unless a "moderate" wins the gubernatorial nomination.

7 posted on 03/04/2014 11:27:10 PM PST by Carry_Okie (Islam offers us three choices: Defeat them utterly, die, or surrender to a life of slavery.)
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To: TigersEye

I think so. Heard her speak online. Read some stuff she wrote. I like her. She’s rounding up the rural vote.

http://www.roniforcolorado.com/


8 posted on 03/04/2014 11:48:03 PM PST by I got the rope
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To: george76

Ping.


9 posted on 03/04/2014 11:55:44 PM PST by RandallFlagg ("I said I never had much use for one. Never said I didn't know how to use it." --Quigley)
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To: nickcarraway

Our CO precinct went 100% for Scott Gessler. Several participants had met him and praised him highly.


10 posted on 03/05/2014 12:19:25 AM PST by Royal Wulff
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To: allendale
Colorado is devolving into the nation’s cesspool.Drugs, decadence and dependence.

This article is evidence that many are fighting against it.

11 posted on 03/05/2014 6:13:04 AM PST by Balding_Eagle (Over production, one of the top 5 worries for the American Farmer every year.)
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To: allendale

True. However there are those of us in the staunchly conservative areas that still intent to fight


12 posted on 03/05/2014 6:17:47 AM PST by Mom MD
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To: Regulator

Tancredo needs to sit down and shut up. He gave the governor chair to the dems last election. Enough conservatives and tea partiers are angry with him that he is going nowhere, and can do nothing but cost us another statewide election by splitting the party further. And the damage was incalculable. Gov. Chickenlooper, whom Tancredo helped elect, gave us same day voter registration, ensuring multiple dem votes for every illegal in the state. Tancredo needs to go away.


13 posted on 03/05/2014 6:21:26 AM PST by Mom MD
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To: I got the rope

Thank you for that link.


14 posted on 03/05/2014 9:03:31 AM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: Mom MD

Oh please.

Dan Maes had nothing to do with it?


15 posted on 03/05/2014 10:39:38 AM PST by Regulator
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To: nickcarraway

I pray to God Tancredo wins.


16 posted on 03/05/2014 11:03:33 AM PST 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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To: Regulator

I wouldnt support him again either, but Tancredo jumping in when he did just split the party and made things worse. I think they all need a time out.


17 posted on 03/05/2014 11:58:09 AM PST by Mom MD
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To: Mom MD

Who would you propose?


18 posted on 03/05/2014 12:02:15 PM PST by Regulator
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To: Regulator

I have not studied the field in depth yet, but Tancredo is a one note wonder who has split the party too many times and can only lose the race for us not win it. I’d rather hold my nose and vote for Beauprez.


19 posted on 03/05/2014 12:10:52 PM PST by Mom MD
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To: Regulator

BTW thats not saying I thing Beauprez is a good idea.


20 posted on 03/05/2014 12:11:34 PM PST by Mom MD
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To: Regulator; Mom MD; yongin; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican

Hinclepooper got over 50% of the vote so it wouldn’t have mattered if the GOP vote was united (unless it was united behind someone other than Maes or Tancredo).

Mom MD is right though, Tancredo is unelectable, period. Even against the unpopular Hinclepooper. Not because he’s a conservative but because he’s an abrasive, unlikable candidate.


21 posted on 03/06/2014 5:26:52 AM PST by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: Impy; Mom MD

That’s funny. If anything, Tom’s always been just a little too soft spoken and breezy.

Hickenlooper does seem to be coming back up in the polls; last fall he was below Tancredo.

It really seems to me that the Republican circular firing squad is in play here.

The America hating Hickenlooper doesn’t have this to contend with. And he also has name recognition.

If Tancredo were to drop out, which high profile Republican steps in?

Forget it then. Tom could win especially given Hickenloopers track record and the recalls. But only if the R’s unite.

Could Maes have won in 2010, after the background problems came out?

Don’t think so.

Doesn’t look good for y’all with this kind of infighting. Get used to living in Mexico. Won’t be the old, fun Colorado.


22 posted on 03/06/2014 8:08:36 AM PST by Regulator
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To: Impy

Had the republican party been unified, I’m not sure Chickenpooper would have gotten 50%. I think a lot of ppl stayed home in disgust. I don’t know if Maes could have pulled it out if the party would have united behind him or not, and I dont know what kind of governor he would have been, but it would have been a darn sight better than what we got. It may not have ultimately made a difference, but Tancredo waiting to jump in until there was blood in the water was not helpful


23 posted on 03/06/2014 12:22:40 PM PST by Mom MD
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To: Regulator; Mom MD; AuH2ORepublican; yongin

Given that Maes ended up losing 3/4 of the GOP vote to Tancredo running on a third party ticket, I would imagine there is no way he could have beaten Hickenpooper one on one.

That doesn’t change the fact that Tancredo can’t win this year. Beauprez at the very least, could.


24 posted on 03/06/2014 8:26:48 PM PST by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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