“Yosemite Samantha” Lands Coveted Tom Tancredo Endorsement

Lauren Boebert.

Ernest Luning at the Colorado Springs Gazette reports, the CD-3 Republican primary heats up with the announcement that former Republican congressman, presidential candidate, and fringe-right gadfly extraordinaire Tom Tancredo is throwing his weight behind upstart primary challenger Lauren Boebert:

Calling her a “principled, no-nonsense patriot,” former U.S. Rep. Tom Tancredo on Monday endorsed fellow Republican Lauren Boebert, who is challenging U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton in a primary.

The immigration hardliner who served five terms in Congress said in a radio ad obtained by Colorado Politics that Boebert, the pistol-packing owner of Shooters Grill in Rifle, “has the same fight in her that I brought to Washington.”

…The ad also touts Boebert’s well-publicized confrontation with Beto O’Rourke when the Texas Democrat brought his soon-to-be-concluded presidential campaign to Aurora to talk about gun violence in September.

Tancredo, one of the legendary pillars of Colorado’s special breed of “kamikaze conservatives” who helped relieve the GOP of most of its power in this state in the last fifteen years (see: The Blueprint by Adam Schrager and Rob Witwer), nonetheless wields a built-in base of support that remains quite influential within the party. Tancredo is also blissfully untethered by any loyalty to the Republican elites in Colorado, who generally remain supportive of incumbent Rep. Scott Tipton.

Does Tancredo’s support win Boebert the primary? Of course not. But we can’t see how it hurts.

15 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. spaceman65 says:

    Gun nut circle jerk.  Don't they have a civil war to plan for?


  2. MADCO says:

    I don't vote in that district, but if I did and it came down to her or the incumbent – which I fear will be the case  – I would prefer her.


  3. Ckonola says:

    Janet Rowland of the beastiality is running to be a recycled Mesa County Commissioner. (She ran for Lt. Guv) She endorsed Beobert quite a while ago. She's hosting meets and greets…  https://www.westword.com/news/beauty-and-the-bestiality-5090215


  4. Genghis says:

    I have no doubt that the substance of this piece is top notch, but I still can't get past "Yosemite Samantha" without dissolving into a puddle of laughter.

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