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1 year 6 months ago

Romanoff announces plans to run for U.S. House

Former Colorado Houser Speaker Andrew Romanoff, a democrat, has filed the necessary paper work and says he's running against republican Rep. Mike Coffman for Colorado's 6th Congressional District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives in 2014. In a press release, Romanoff says the increased partisanship in Washington D.C....

3 years 10 months ago

Conservatives square off in Colorado Springs

South Sierra Madre in Colorado Springs drew the battle lines for Republicans Sunday, amongst themselves; both sides with a conservative candidate they want in the Governor's office. "We wouldn't be in it, this dividing up the Republican vote, if Tancredo hadn't jumped in after the assembly," says Jimmie Butler,...

3 years 10 months ago

Gubernatorial candidates debate in Pueblo

The three major candidates for Colorado's governor came together in Pueblo Tuesday night for a debate in front of a packed crowd at the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center. Republican candidate Dan Maes was about 25 minutes late, after getting caught in heavy traffic from a bizarre accident involving...

3 years 11 months ago

Maes calls for school funding mandate time-out

Republican gubernatorial candidate Dan Maes is asking voters to approve a time-out on Colorado's public school funding mandate similar to the five-year time-out they approved for the state's tax- and spending-limitation amendment. Maes told the Colorado Nonprofit Association on Thursday that nonprofit organizations could pick up the slack for...

3 years 11 months ago

Tom Tancredo gets fundraising help

A TV bounty hunter and an outspoken Arizona sheriff headlined a Denver fundraiser for third-party gubernatorial candidate Tom Tancredo. Duane "Dog" Chapman, star of the A&E reality TV show "Dog The Bounty Hunter," and Maricopa County, Arizona, Sheriff Joe Arpaio helped raise money for Tancredo on Sunday. Tancredo...

3 years 11 months ago

Three-party race for governor in Colorado

With a Denver District Court Judge's decision Tuesday to keep third-party candidate Tom Tancredo's name on the November ballot, Colorado is faced with a three-party race for governor: Tancredo with the American Constitution Party, Dan Maes with the Republican Party, and John Hickenlooper with the Democratic Party. Tuesday's court...

3 years 11 months ago

Lawsuit challenges Tancredo's spot on ballot

Two Colorado Republicans have filed a lawsuit to try to keep third-party gubernatorial candidate Tom Tancredo off the November ballot. The Denver Post reports that Marian Olson of Golden and Joseph Harrington of Highlands Ranch filed the lawsuit Tuesday in Denver District Court. They claim that Tancredo, a former...

4 years 2 weeks ago

Republican in-fighting in governor's race

Republican gubernatorial candidate Dan Maes has rejected an offer from former congressman Tom Tancredo for both men to get out of the Colorado governor's race and let the Republican Party pick a new candidate. State Republican Party chairman Dick Wadhams said he delivered the offer to Maes on Wednesday...

4 years 2 weeks ago

Tancredo defends his move from GOP to third party

Colorado gubernatorial candidate Tom Tancredo says he's more committed to conservatism than to a particular party. Tancredo was a Republican congressman from Colorado, but became the American Constitution Party's gubernatorial candidate after saying he didn't think the GOP primary candidates could beat Democrat John Hickenlooper in November. Dan...

4 years 3 weeks ago

Dan Maes prevails in GOP governor's race

Businessman Dan Maes has ridden support from tea party groups to claim Colorado's Republican gubernatorial primary, defeating former U.S. Rep. Scott McInnis. McInnis is a former six-term congressman who failed to recover after it was revealed that he plagiarized parts of a water study for which a Colorado foundation...

4 years 1 month ago

Tancredo to officially enter governor's race

Former Colorado congressman Tom Tancredo plans to make his candidacy for governor official. Tancredo planned to announce his entry into the race Thursday in Lakewood. He has said he's running because he doesn't believe either Republican candidate can defeat Democrat John Hickenlooper in November. Tancredo is switching his party...

4 years 1 month ago

Hickenlooper says GOP alienating Colorado voters

Democratic gubernatorial candidate John Hickenlooper says internal feuding in the Colorado Republican Party is alienating voters. Drawing on his experience as a brewpub owner, Hickenlooper says it's bad practice to attack another company and he believes it's bad practice for candidates to attack each other. The Denver mayor...

4 years 1 month ago

Tancredo answers critics

The path has been cleared for former republican congressman Tom Tancredo to head the American Constitution Party, as candidate for governor. Benjamin Goss resigned his candidacy on Tuesday morning, paving the way for Tancredo, who submitted the proper paperwork Tuesday. "This is it! It's all I can do!" he told...

4 years 1 month ago

Candidate makes way for Tom Tancredo on ballot

Benjamin Goss has submitted his resignation letter as the American Constitution Party's candidate for governor. Goss is stepping down to make way for former GOP congressman Tom Tancredo, who plans to run on the party's ticket. Tancredo switched his party affiliation on Monday. American Constitution Party chairman Clyde...

4 years 1 month ago

Tom Tancredo seeks nomination to run for governor

Former GOP congressman Tom Tancredo is seeking a third-party nomination to enter the Colorado governor's race. In a terse, one-sentence announcement, Tancredo said "I am going to seek the nomination of the American Constitution Party for governor of Colorado." Tancredo says Republican candidates Scott McInnis and Dan Maes...

4 years 1 month ago

Tancredo seeks nomination to run for governor

Former GOP congressman Tom Tancredo will seek a third-party nomination to enter the Colorado governor's race. Tancredo's spokeswoman says he plans to issue a statement later Monday about seeking the nomination of the American Constitution Party so he can enter the race. Tancredo says Republican candidates Scott McInnis and...

4 years 1 month ago

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...

4 years 1 month ago

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...

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