Tom Tancredo makes GOP primary ballot for Governor
First of the seven candidates to make the June 24 primary
Former Congressman and 2010 American Constitution Party gubernatorial candidate Tom Tancredo is the first Republican to make the GOP’s primary in a crowded race for governor.
The Secretary of State’s office announced in an email that 13,158 of Tancredo’s 16,634 submitted signatures were valid.
Tancredo finished second in the 2010 governor’s race against Democrat John Hickenlooper. He entered the race over disgruntlement with Republican nominee Dan Maes, who finished third.
Bob Beauprez, who lost the 2006 gubernatorial election to Democrat Bill Ritter, is also going the petition route. He turned in more than 21,000 signatures on the March 31 deadline, a few days after Tancredo. Beauprez’s signatures are still being reviewed for validity.
Five other Republicans will compete at Saturday’s GOP state assembly in Boulder. Candidates need 30 percent of the delegate vote to make the June 24 primary ballot.
If four — or even five — candidates make the primary ballot, it sets up a race in which a candidate could win with just more than 25 percent of the vote.
The winner will face Hickenlooper on Nov. 4.
Like this story? Steal it! Feel free to republish it in part or in full, just please give credit to The Colorado Independent and add a link to the original.
SIGN UP FOR OUR WEEKLY NEWSLETTER
The Colorado Criminal Defense Bar (CCDB) and the Community College of Denver (CCD) Paralegal Program are holding a public debate for the candidates seeking the position […]Read More
A candidate’s secret spending in the governor’s race highlights Colorado’s unique money-in-politics enforcement laws
Erik Underwood, a Democrat running in the wide race for governor, is drawing attention for his secret spending on the race. The media tech entrepreneur […]Read More