Former Congressman Tancredo to run for Colorado governor with Constitution Party

From the Denver Post:

“I will officially announce at noon that I will seek the nomination of the constitution party,” Tancredo told The Denver Post.

The Littleton Republican must file some papers with the Colorado Secretary of State and register as a member of the American Constitution Party, but then “he’s ready to go,” raising money, disclosing his platform and launching a website that is already put together.

Tancredo gave Republican candidates Scott McInnis and Dan Maes an ultimatum last week: Promise to get out of the race after the primary if polls showed the winner lagging behind Democrat John Hickenlooper or else he would get in as a third-party candidate.

Both Maes and McInnis refused.

15 thoughts on “Former Congressman Tancredo to run for Colorado governor with Constitution Party

  1. Red Phillips

    Maes and McInnis need to see the writing on the wall. They are damaged goods and need to step out of the way for the good of the cause (not the party) so Tancredo can represent all conservatives.

  2. Vaughn

    Name recognition, name recognition, name recognition.

    Why aren’t Bob Barr and Cynthia McKinney running for Congress this year?

  3. paulie

    Vaughn,

    Good point.

    In the case of Bob Barr, what I’ve heard (second hand) is that his law practice took a big hit from the time he took off to run for president, as well as losing clients that were mad at him for running against the Republicans. He is taking time to rebuild his business.

    I haven’t really talked to anyone who is in touch with Cynthia personally about her future candidacy plans (that I can remember). Although, she’s been staying quite busy and has generated plenty of press post-election, some of which we have covered here.

  4. Trent Hill

    Barr raised a million dollars and had incredible name recognition within his district. He could have made a pretty amazing run at it.

    Or, it could’ve been Badnarik-like and been a waste of $1m.

  5. Catholic Trotskyist

    Exactly NewFederalist. Tom Tancredo is a secret supporter of Catholic Trotskyism. All of his criticism of Obama and illegal immigration, was a deep cover operation to deflect from the fact that he has been a key agent of the great New World Order all along.

  6. Good luck ----- You'll need it ........ Lake

    [To] Trent Hill // Jul 26, 2010:

    “Barr raised a million dollars and had incredible name recognition within his district [in Georgia]. ”

    “He could have made a pretty amazing run at it. ”

    “Or, it could’ve been Badnarik-like and been a waste of $1m.”

    [a] did ya make it to the American Conservative Party national convention near your neighbor hood?

    [b] Is there a viable [so called] C(onstitution) P(arty) in Louisiana?

    [c] Any opinions on national Conservative Party and or national America’s Independent Party?

    [d] Heard that lots of Lib funds were raised for the next generation of Hammer of Truth. How’s it going?

  7. Don Grundmann

    ” national America’s Independent Party?”

    Response – This is the Alan Keyes party. It was founded on corruption and fraud. Its purpose was to destroy the 3rd party conservative movement in the nation. It is a fake party designed to drain and dissipate the energies of conservative activists into a wasteland of no accomplishments.

    Don J. Grundmann, D.C. Vice-Chairman American Independent Party, California branch of the Constitution Party

  8. paulie

    Hard to say. We’ll take off the day after we decide where we’re going. That could be tomorrow morning or it could be several days from now. If things drag on for much longer, I’ll need to go somewhere where I don’t have to pay for a motel, probably Alabama.

    There’s work going on in several states but I can’t seem to make things connect anywhere in terms of a deal.

  9. Erik G.

    Well, if I get a free moment I might try to head up there for a day (I’d like to take a look at Colorado State anyways), but it could be tricky as I share a car with my gf. I’ll let you know though.

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