Tancredo Files Gubernatorial Race Papers

According to the “Draft Tom Tancredo for Governor” Facebook fan page (reportedly now closed due to intense trolling), the former congressman from Littleton has filed “exploratory committee” paperwork for the 2010 gubernatorial race with the Secretary of State. We’ll admit to being a little vague about the application of “exploratory committees,” but when the subject last came up we thought it was established that they were a federal race artifice–not a status that means anything under Colorado law. Can we get that confirmed? Is it just as correct to say that Tancredo has filed as a candidate for Governor, or is the “exploratory” distinction important?

Either way, Democrats gleefully await Tancredo’s next move.

39 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. One Queer Dude says:

    He’ll eventually endorse someone . . . it’s just a question of who.

  2. droll says:

    I see a handy dandy checklist on the SOS website, nothing about an “exploratory committee.”  Make me think that this delightful news is just a tease. 🙁


  3. Laughing Boy says:

    Tom.  Stop.  Seriously.

    • DavidThi808 says:

      He’s a shill for McInnis. He knows that if you run you’ll easily win the primary and the general. Go for it dude – Colorado needs you!!!

    • MADCO says:

      – a serous discussion about what a non-issue it is for states to talk about illegal immigrants since there ain’t much we can do about it

      – it would open the door to legitimate discussion about the role of gov’t funding education since TT has advocated the elimination of public funding

      – it should finally end CO Rs’ obsession with him and other far right unelectable de facto leaders.

      It also would keep out any other R nut jobs- not counting any who might already be in, that is.

  4. sufimarie says:

    and I did. You can thank me and some of my friends for getting that group closed.  

  5. Emma Anne says:

    If he lets Tancredo pull him to the right out of fear of losing the primary, he’ll regret it in the general.  

  6. Arvadonian says:

    tempted to change registration and go to an R caucus and vote in the primary for Tom?

    Might just be the best thing we could do for Ritter….

  7. ClubTwitty says:

    the Club for (Democratic) Growth–maybe they’ll endorse TT?

    We need Sarah Sarah to come and stump, but I hear she charges top dollar.  Still one can dream.

  8. DavidThi808 says:

    Tancredo clearly loves the limelight. What happens if he doesn’t run? He’s already yesterday’s story. Immigration is not an issue anymore and so he’s lost his following.

    Every day we have new people pop up as the latest thing in the media. That means old news gets pushed off. If he doesn’t get elected to something major, then he’s history. In two years no one will have any interest in him.

    And the only office available is Governor. I think he may very well run.

  9. ohwilleke says:

    I was worried that the race would get boring.  Now, we have no reason to fear that outcome.

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