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Jul 26, 2010 8:47 AM by Bea Karnes, News First 5

Colorado GOP candidates struggling

At a time when Republicans across the nation are counting on victories in gubernatorial races, Colorado's GOP is struggling with gubernatorial and U.S. Senate candidates who have stumbled in recent months.

The latest problems include a spat between GOP Senate candidates Jane Norton and Ken Buck touching on gender issues.

There were also allegations of misbehavior by GOP gubernatorial candidates Scott McInnis and Dan Maes -- McInnis for plagiarizing water essays and Maes for campaign finance violations.

Now former GOP congressman Tom Tancredo is threatening to bolt from the party Monday and run as a third-party candidate for governor, if the winner of the gubernatorial primary is trailing in the polls and won't leave the race.

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