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December 14, 2006 11:53 PM UTC

Wadhams Pushed to Run State GOP

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  • by: Colorado Pols

As the Associated Press reports:

Colorado Republican Party leaders have asked Dick Wadhams, who helped engineer the defeat of Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle in South Dakota, to return to Colorado to run for state party chairman in March, The Associated Press has learned.

Senate Minority Leader Andy McElhany said today he began recruiting Wadhams shortly after the November election, when Republicans lost control of the governorship, giving Democrats control of that office and both houses of the Legislature for the first time since the 1960s.

“I’ve been recruiting him as hard as I can,” McElhany said.

Wadhams managed Wayne Allard’s successful 1996 and 2002 senatorial campaigns in Colorado and was campaign manager for Bill Owens, who in 1998 became the first Republican to win the state’s governorship in 24 years.

Would Wadhams really take the job, especially considering that it doesn’t pay anything? Could he beat Lola Spradley, who has already been campaigning for several weeks?

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  1. he does come in, we dems better be ready to fight like mofos. To get rid of Daschle they had Frist the Amoral come in and work against his opposite ranking Senator. And they ran that despicable Thune as well.

    Do our guys have that killer instinct?

  2. The same idiot who undid Allen’s “Macaca” apology?

    Never in modern times has a statewide officeholder and candidate [George Allen] been so vilified in a desperate attempt to revive a campaign that was fast-sinking – the Webb campaign.

    All that hyperbole wasted.

    If Senator Webb showed us what “fast-sinking” means, then by all means let’s bring Dickwad Hams out here to help the Colorado GOP.

  3. they’d install a prominent Repug bigwig as a figure head chair (someone like Hank Brown) and then hire Wadhams as Exec. Dir. at a negotiated salary……..

    1. Hank Brown would be a figure head (like Bush) who just nods his head points the finger and takes the blame when things go wrong? I don’t think Hank is that dumb.

  4. Dick is customarily behind the scenes, but for Colorado Repubs. to use him as the Chief is something that is really out of character for Dick.  However, I do know he is personally feeling the waters, and is garnering some momentum in the party!  He’s certainly the best between ole Lola!  He’s got my vote, and I’ll be voting!

  5. the best you have is to poke fun at his looks?! Who cares what he looks like! Carville is such a handsome stud last time I checked…Can anyone name a Colorado Democratic operative who has as many wins under his belts as Wadhams? The man is a political genius and I say welcome back Wadhams, the party needs you!

    1. Who does really care what he looks like?  I’m not a fan of Wadhams but he knows what he’s doing. He had a pretty shitty candidate in VA – I don’t think he told Allen to call that kid Macaca, that was just Allen’s ignorance coming out in the open. 

      Carville does look a little like Satan too – how the hell did he get Mary Matlin to marry him?

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