Jul 26, 2010 2:15 PM by Bea Karnes, News First 5

Scott McInnis scoffs at Tancredo deadline

A noon deadline set by Republican Tom Tancredo has passed, without word on whether he plans to switch parties and run for governor. He gave the two Republican candidates for governor, Scott McInnis and Dan Maes, until noon to agree to step aside following the August primary, and allow him to run for governor. Tancredo contends that both would lose to Democrat John Hickenlooper.

Scott McInnis issued this statement:

"This election is about job creation, a stronger business climate, an end to unconstitutional tax increases and a commitment to reduce the size and scope of state government. We have elections to battle out competing visions for Colorado's future, and our fellow citizens are voting in the primary today as they have been for the past week.

"Those looking for a deadline should focus on the only real deadline: August 10 at 7 p.m. This is when the polls close, the people have voted and their votes are counted. That's the way the system works in a free society.

"Colorado Republicans will speak with their votes on that day, and I will abide by their decision."


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