Tancredo vows to stay in guv’s race
The Denver Post
Even if Republican gubernatorial hopeful Dan Maes drops out of the governor’s race, third-party candidate Tom Tancredo said Thursday he is in through Election Day.
Two weeks ago, Tancredo proposed that both he and Maes exit the contest so the GOP could appoint a more formidable candidate to take on Democrat John Hickenlooper. Maes rejected the offer.
Now, Tancredo said, the offer is off the table.
“I have done my best. But now I have a responsibility to all the people who have come forward to give their support, and therefore, I will stay in the race,” Tancredo said Thursday.
The former GOP Congressman, who switched his affiliation to the American Constitution Party last month, raised $200,000 in August, according to his campaign.
Tomorrow is the deadline for the Secretary of State’s office to certify the ballot. After that, Tancredo’s name will appear as a candidate regardless of whether he changes his mind down the road.
Dick Wadhams, chair of the Colorado GOP, declined to comment. Wadhams had delivered Tancredo’s message to Maes last month.
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