Tancredo’s hard-right position on several issues should make it very difficult for him to win in a general election, but his base of support among conservatives and high name recognition means he should be a real force in what looks like a crowded Republican primary. Hickenlooper will either face Tancredo in the general election or another Republican who will probably first need to tack right to win an expensive primary.
|By: Jon Walker Friday October 8, 2010 9:03 am|
According to Colorado state law, a party’s candidate for governor must get over 10 percent of the vote to retain the legal status of a major party. If Maes fails to cross that threshold, the Republican Party in Colorado would be demoted to minor party status. At only 13 percent, this is the lowest Maes has been in the polls. The general trend of all polling has Maes steadily losing support as the right-leaning vote coalesces around Tom Tancredo, who is running on the American Constitution Party ticket. Although the chance is probably remote, there is at least a possibility that Maes could fail to get 10 percent in the general election.
|By: Jon Walker Monday October 4, 2010 2:04 pm|
In the CO governor’s race, Democrat John Hickenlooper holds a large lead, thanks to a divide on the right between American Constitution Party candidate Tom Tancredo and Republican Dan Maes. Maes’s numbers have been dropping so fast, it could possibly even cost the Colorado Republican party their “major party” status.
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday August 11, 2010 9:04 am|
John Hickenlooper, Mayor of Denver and Democratic nominee for Governor of Colorado, may be the single luckiest Democrat running for office this year. Only a few months ago, it looked like he was going to face a very tough election against a solid Republican candidate, Scott McInnis, in a bad political climate for Democrats. Polling [...]
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday August 10, 2010 7:31 pm|
The important election news so far tonight.
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday August 10, 2010 12:30 pm|
Tonight is one of the biggest nights remaining on the primary calendar, with primaries in Colorado, Connecticut, and Minnesota. There also is a primary runoff in Georgia. All four states feature important contests at the top spots on their ballots.
|By: Blue Texan Sunday July 25, 2010 11:30 am|
On Friday, Tom Tancredo wrote an op-ed in the Washington Times in which he called for the President’s impeachment. This created a minor kerfuffle, but I don’t know why. Republicans in Congress have been comparing Obama to Hitler since before he was inaugurated.