Brophy Now Freely Scumbagging Gessler, Tancredo

UPDATE: Not to be outdone, the conservative Washington Examiner obligingly offers a forum for Secretary of State Scott Gessler to slam opponent Tom Tancredo:

"I like Tom," Gessler told the Washington Examiner, "but I mean, he spent 10 years in Congress and consistently underperformed on the Republican ticket during good Republican years in Colorado. A lot of what the Republican party is in Colorado today is because of Tom —for better or worse." [Pols emphasis]




As the Pueblo Chieftain's Peter Roper reports:

State Sen. Greg Brophy, R-Wray, is trying to cut a path through the Republicans running for governor by stressing his years in the Legislature, working on issues from energy development to education reform.

As for Secretary of State Scott Gessler and former U.S. Rep. Tom Tancredo — two of the GOP contenders — Brophy said they’re best known for focusing on “fringe” issues, such as illegal voting and illegal immigration. [Pols emphasis]

“And they can’t get elected statewide, while I can,” Brophy told The Pueblo Chieftain editorial board Friday.

Sen. Greg Brophy has underperformed in fundraising compared to his GOP primary opponents, and if we had to place money today, he would not be our pick to win the nomination. It's interesting therefore to see Brophy tearing into the presumptive frontrunner in this race, Secretary of State Scott Gessler, or GOP base-emotive favorite Tom Tancredo. Brophy certainly has had his share of embarrassing incidents and ugly right-wing policy prescriptions, and the issues he just dismissed as "fringe" have a devoted following among the GOP primary electorate.

Whatever Brophy's plans, it looks like the GOP primary is going to get nasty on the quick.

18 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. MichaelBowman says:

    Of course, there's nothing "fringe" about attempting to impeach a judge because she doesn't share your ideology…

    Buy lots of popcorn.

    lawmakers want to impeach a Denver judge for his ruling in a child custody case involving a lesbian relationship. Rep. Greg Brophy, R-Wray, filed a resolution Thursday that would start the impeachment process against Denver County Circuit Judge Richard Coughlin, the first impeachment effort since 1935. Brophy charges that Coughlin was wrong to rule against Cheryl Clark

  2. Moderatus says:

    I'm sure Colorado Pols plans to give your readers blow by blow of everything Republicans say about other Republicans in the primary season. 1) Don't overdo it, and 2) Don't count on Republicans caring what you think.

    • Smoking Mirror says:

      Or, Pols could 1) Take lots of notes for the public record, so the Republican primary winner's opponent can 2) roll it out again for the general, when the collection of people who are paying attention are much more likely to be appalled.  Works for me.

    • BlueCat says:

      With this clown car load, we Dems don't have too many concerns about who the Rs pick. As long as they supply us with plenty of fun stuff to throw at the  R winner in the general, Modster.  For now it's just entertainment.

    • OrangeFree says:

      You're right, they shouldn't count on Republicans caring what they think. 

      Unaffiliateds however will be greatly interested in the batshit crazy things the GOP will be saying/doing. 

      • n3b says:

        You don't care what Republicans think. Colorado Pols is all about partisan mudslinging. You're all Democrat staffers and hacks pretending to be a community that represets Colorado. You don't represent anyone but the far left.

  3. ClubTwitty says:

    Tancreepo needs to attack shorty now.  

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