Another R hat in the Senate ring

(Take THAT, NRSC! Minor edits include smashing red logo added – promoted by Colorado Pols)

From Tom Wiens

Just a few days ago I filed the papers for the Tom Wiens for U.S. Senate Exploratory Committee, Inc.  I’m emailing you because I want to know if I can count on you to help me bring Washington back in line with Main Street Colorado.  As a small businessman/rancher and former Colorado State Senator, I have the experience to take on Washington insiders and deliver results, not excuses.  I am asking you to right now, go to www.tomwiens2010.com and give me your thoughts and show your support by making a contribution.

Why, you are probably asking, would I think about running for the U. S. Senate?  

I’ll tell you exactly why:  I love my country and Colorado and I am fed up with the direction the politicians in Washington are taking our nation.

I’ve been having conversations with people all over the state and I am hearing the same issues surfacing over and over again:

Coloradans are angry, and they have a right to be.  They are working twice as hard for half the opportunity, and are worried more than ever about losing their jobs.

People across American, and especially in Colorado, feel like the politicians in Washington aren’t listening anymore.  Many feel the politicians actually know what the average person wants, and they simply do not care.  Right now there is a monopoly of power in Washington and they are going to do what they want and forget about the rest of us.

www.TomWiens2010.com

The site is short on anything but a plea for cash.

But it looks like he’s serious.

I guess we’ll know for sure if he does Caplis & Silverman next week, which is when I’d guess Norton officially announces. Or perhaps if he agrees to show up in Keystone and get straw polled. Or maybe if he insults Dick W. and the straw poll.  

35 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. twas brillig says:

    Has incited more than it bargained for.  

  2. DavidThi808DavidThi808 says:

    I love my country and Colorado and I am fed up with the direction the politicians in Washington are taking our nation.

  3. Must mean Norton (all of them) not running.

  4. RedGreenRedGreen says:

    It’s been around for a month. He said in July he was “filing papers” and that hhe plans to announce whether he’s moving beyond an exploratory committee around Labor Day. http://www.kdvr.com/news/kdvr-

  5. Ben Stein's $$ says:

    I’m just saying…..

  6. indipol says:

    I just drove across the country (again).  Didn’t see much anger at all.  In fact, none.  Talked to lots of people along the way.  Nobody was angry.  Not even the service industry people working $7/hr jobs.

  7. daunteblue says:

    Wien has personal wealth on his side but has weaker name recognition. Would it be fair to say his candidacy is on par with Cleve Tidwell, albeit a little more sane?

    Lost in all this discussion of Buck v. Norton and Wien’s entry into the race is Ryan Frazier. Frazier has to be looking as this race merely to build his political brand, right?

  8. Half Glass FullHalf Glass Full says:

    The typeface sucks. The letters are so thin you can hardly read them. The colors stink.

    Close your eyes halfway and squint at it. Now imagine it’s a yard sign. You can’t even tell what it says.

    Wiens needs a makeover.

  9. greality says:

    100%

    His daughter walked up to me after a class at UNC today and told me “My dad is Tom Wiens, he’s running for senate.” But she didn’t tell me this until after I talked about how everyone in the GOP senate primary was screwed because of the NRSC and Norton.

  10. elleb says:

    In many ways his credentials make this his race to lose.  

    In a political and economic climate that demands that our leaders actually listen to their constituents, Wiens fits the bill.  I love what he had to say in his letter to supporters yesterday which is now posted on the Denver Post online at http://bit.ly/33CcmB), and a portion is also below.  He seems to really get it, and he has the record within the Colorado State Senate to prove it.

    “People across American, and especially in Colorado, feel like the politicians in Washington aren’t listening anymore.  Many feel the politicians actually know what the average person wants, and they simply do not care. Right now there is a monopoly of power in Washington and they are going to do what they want and forget about the rest of us.” – Wiens

    I like him and will continue to point people to his exploratory committee site at http://www.tomwiens2010.com until he gives me reason to do otherwise.

    Here’s hoping I never see that reason!

  11. smoltz says:

    I wonder if Tom Wiens is going to mistreat his constituents like he did his employees and investors? ? ?

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