I caught up with former Congressman Tom Tancredo the day after he announced his decision to abandon his campaign to be governor of Colorado.
In a controversial editorial last week, the Colorado Springs Gazette called on all Republicans, large and small, to exit the gubernatorial race, with the exception of Colorado Treasurer Walker Stapleton, whom the newspaper believes has the best shot of beating the Democratic candidate in November.
On January 14, the Anschutz-owned Colorado Springs Gazette editorial board told Colorado Republicans to “clear the field“ for gubernatorial hopeful Walker Stapleton.
Former state Rep. Gordon Klingenschmitt hosted a meet and greet in Colorado Springs last week for Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Tancredo and other conservative candidates, where he also announced he’s weighing a run for a seat in Colorado’s House of Representatives.
Acting as if the Republican Party in Colorado were on its death bed, the Colorado Springs Gazette trashed all the GOP gubernatorial candidates Sunday, except Colorado Treasurer Walker Stapleton, whom the newspaper presented as the last great hope:
Colorado lawmaker keeping tabs on which GOP candidates for governor support his harsh immigration policy
State Rep. Dave Williams, a Republican from Colorado Springs, is keeping tabs on which GOP candidates for Colorado governor would support his harsh legislative proposal on immigration.
Tancredo will try to qualify for GOP primary ballot via the state assembly, not the petition, process
Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Tancredo told KNUS talk-radio host Craig Silverman last week that he will not try to qualify for the Republican primary ballot via a petition drive. Instead, he said, he will rely on a vote of Republican Party faithfuls gathered at the GOP state convention, which will likely occur in April.
Colorado state senator to environmentalists who want less carbon pollution: “You want to kill all the trees and plants”
In a talk radio appearance last week, Colorado State Sen. Jerry Sonnenberg (R-Sterling) had this to say about environmentalists concerned about carbon pollution, which is causing temperatures to rise on Earth:
Former GOP Congressman Tom Tancredo believes national Republican Party leaders and donors will “probably” attempt to torpedo his gubernatorial campaign, as they apparently did last time he ran, dropping a quarter of a million dollars into an attack campaign that Tancredo thinks cost him the 2014 GOP gubernatorial nomination and handed it to former Congressman Bob Beauprez, a Republican, who went on to lose to Democrat John Hickenlooper.