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.