Colorado Constitution Party Prepares for Major-Party Status Following Tancredo’s Run for Governor

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From Denver Westword:

By inching over 10 percent of the vote last Tuesday, Dan Maes saved the Colorado Republican Party from the humiliation of falling to minor-party status. But while Tom Tancredo didn’t win the race, his 30 percent-plus of the vote elevated the American Constitution Party to a major Colorado party.

“We haven’t been officially notified yet of major-party status,” says Doug “Dayhorse” Campbell, who was the ACP’s lieutenant governor candidate on the November ballot until Tancredo took over the top slot, and brought in his own second, Pat Miller. “I guess it’s nice to be thought if in that way — but we’re still just really a small party.”

Campbell predicts Republicans and Democratic lawmakers will change the rules to ensure that the Constitution Party does not retain its major-party status.

11 thoughts on “Colorado Constitution Party Prepares for Major-Party Status Following Tancredo’s Run for Governor

  1. Cody Quirk

    Awesome! The Nevada IAP hopes to gain major party status by 2012 when we have 100,000 Nevadans registered to the Party.

  2. Mark Seidenberg

    Cody Quirk,

    2010 General Election established major party status for the American Independent Party in a
    California county. That is this year and not in the
    future.

    Best of luck on IAP registration drive for 2012.

    Sincerely, Mark Seidenberg, Vice Chairman,
    American Independent Party, affilated with the
    America’s Independent Party since June, 2008.

  3. Cody Quirk

    2010 General Election established major party status for the American Independent Party in a
    California county. That is this year and not in the
    future.

    = Which county?

    Too bad you didn’t elect anybody to office, or even pull a large amount of votes in certain races like we did.

  4. Mark Seidenberg

    To: Cody Quirk

    The county is Sierra County. It county seat at one point in California History was considered
    to be a new location for the California State Capitol Building. This was before the General
    Government of these United States of America
    removed Pautah County from California with
    its county seat of Carsonville (now known as
    Carson City) and placed in Utah Territory (then
    later in Nevada Territory).

    California was an independent Republic with the
    Hon. William Ide as its elected president. One
    government in the world recognized the Republic of California and not as part of these United States, viz., Kingdom of Hawai’i under
    the III Kamehameha.

    It was not until the Treaty of Paris in 1898 that
    Spain ceded its rights to the islands off the Pacific Coast of California to these United States, ending a dispute that was on since circa 1819.

    Do you think the people living in the old limits
    of Pautah County, CA want to return to California?

    Sincerely, Mark Seidenberg, Vice Chairman,
    American Independent Party

  5. Mark Seidenberg

    TO: Cody Quark

    Do you favor to retro cession of Nataqua Territory from Washoe County, Nevada to become an independent territory or independent
    republic state as the Republic of California was under President Willliam Ide? I note that the
    Alaska Independence Party (AIP) also wants
    out of the United States.

    Sincerely, Mark Seidenberg, Vice Chairman,
    American Independent Party

  6. Mark Seidenberg

    TO: Cody Quark

    As you know from our first meeting circa 2004,
    my birthday is April 7th. On April 7, 1850 the
    population of Rough and Ready voted to secede
    from these United States. That act by these electors of Rough and Ready is retold each year
    by the “Rough and Ready Rascals” on Secession
    Day holiday on the last Sunday in June. Do you
    think the leaders of the Independent American Party would like to meet up with the leaders of the American Independent Party in Grass Valley
    (a few miles away from Rough and Ready) after
    we jointly take part in the parade on Secession
    Day that last Sunday in June, 2011 to talk about
    who should run for President in 2012?

    Sincerely, Mark Seidenberg, Vice Chairman,
    American Independent Party

  7. JT

    Mark: “As you know from our first meeting circa 2004, my birthday is April 7th.”

    Somebody remembers your birthday because he met you in 2004? I wouldn’t. Are you best friends now?

  8. Cody Quirk

    Mark, if you think secession is a good idea for you guys, then I wouldn’t be using the AIP label if I were you.
    If the US were to disinegrate, then I would support Nevada and the rest of the Rocky Mountain region becoming part of Deseret.

    But this country is still worth fighting for, so the answer is ‘No’.

    “…Do you think the leaders of the Independent American Party would like to meet up with the leaders of the American Independent Party in Grass Valley
    (a few miles away from Rough and Ready) after
    we jointly take part in the parade on Secession
    Day that last Sunday in June, 2011 to talk about
    who should run for President in 2012?”

    If its to talk about rejoining the CP, then we might be interested.

  9. Cody Quirk

    I note that the
    Alaska Independence Party (AIP) also wants
    out of the United States.

    = Actually they simply advocate letting the people vote on the matter. Not all AKIP’ers favor secession, however.

  10. Cody Quirk

    The sooner you leave the better. Can’t you guys just get on your “spaceship” and take off?

    = Yeah Don, when the Hell are you going to be going back to your little world?
    Or is your mind already there?

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