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    Colorado Democrats sound alarm over Tom Tancredo’s lead in GOP primary poll for gover

    Colorado Democrats sound alarm over Tom Tancredo’s lead in GOP primary poll for governor

    Author: Ernest Luning - October 26, 2017 - Updated: October 26, 2017




    Former U.S. Rep. Tom Tancredo discusses a possible run for governor of Colorado at a meeting of the Arapahoe County Tea Party on Sept. 12, 2017, in Greenwood Village. (Photo by Ernest Luning/Colorado Politics)


    Calling former U.S. Rep. Tom Tancredo “the de facto leader of the Colorado GOP,” a spokesman for the Colorado Democratic Party on Wednesday expressed alarm at a poll showing Tancredo leading the GOP gubernatorial primary field by a wide margin.


    Tancredo, who says he’s still considering whether to run for governor in next year’s election, scoffed at the attack — calling it “paranoid ramblings” — and suggested Democrats were miffed that the poll also showed him in a statistical dead heat with U.S. Rep. Jared Polis, one of the leading Democratic candidates for governor in next year’s election.


    Colorado Politics reported Wednesday that Tancredo had the support of 22.1 percent of likely Republican primary voters — far ahead of five other declared and potential GOP candidates, whose support ranged from 8.5 percent to 0.3 percent, according to a survey conducted by the Washington, D.C.-based pollster who set up the polling and data operations for Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. With eight months remaining until the primary, the poll, with a margin of error of plus-or-minus 3.16 percent, showed 54.3 percent of respondents were undecided.


    In a hypothetical contest with Polis, one of the wealthiest members of Congress, Tancredo trailed 25.3-24.7 — within the poll’s margin of error — while 47.2 percent of likely general election voters said they’re undecided.

    “In both the general and primary, there are enough undecided voters for a disciplined candidate with well-organized campaign to mold a winning majority from the electorate. Tom Tancredo can be that candidate,” pollster Matt Braynard wrote in a polling memo, calling the controversial former five-term congressman and two-time candidate for governor “battle-tested.”

    Eight Republicans and seven Democrats are running for the office held by term-limited Democrat John

    Citing Colorado Politics’ exclusive report on the gubernatorial poll, Colorado Democratic Party communications director Eric Walker invoked Steve Bannon, Trump’s former chief strategist and the executive chairman of the aggressively conservative Breitbart News site.

    “Tom Tancredo is a fitting candidate for the party of Trump and Bannon, offering right-wing rage in place of policy solutions,” Walker said. “As the de facto leader of the Colorado GOP, Tancredo is forcing the rest of the field to race to the right, imperiling any Republican candidate’s chances of capturing the governor’s mansion in next year’s general election.”

    Tancredo, who writes a regular column for Breitbart, met with Bannon a month ago in Colorado Springs to discuss the state’s political landscape and a possible run for governor. The powwow took place as Bannon was ramping up what he’s called a “season of war” at the ballot box against the GOP establishment.

    Long before Trump promised to build a wall on the border with Mexico, Tancredo made a reputation as a lightning rod for his hard-line positions on illegal immigration, which he’s called a battle for the future of Western civilization. Tancredo took it to the national stage when he mounted a run for the 2008 presidential nomination, he said, in order to make sure the issue was part of the political debate.

    Walker painted a catastrophic picture of a Tancredo governorship.

    “Make no mistake — a Tancredo administration would threaten everything we hold dear in Colorado: our booming economy, our public lands, our diversity, even our constitutional rights,” Walker said. “All Coloradans should be on high alert to ensure Tancredo does not Trumpify our great state.”
    Tancredo had an amused but dismissive reaction to Walker’s statement.

    “I noticed that the only thing they failed to mention in their paranoid ramblings was the fact that Jared Polis and I are tied in the race for governor,” he told Colorado Politics. “It must be especially galling to them considering the fact that he has already put hundreds of thousands of dollars into his race and I’m not even a candidate!”




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    DENVER -- The fate of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival program now lies in the hands of Congress, but one former U.S. congressman is skeptical lawmakers will pass any significant immigration reform.

    Tom Tancredo served two terms in the House of Representatives and followed that up with a run for president in 2008.


    He's now watching the drama in Washington unfold from afar.


    "Love to be in Congress? God, that's so hard to say," he answered when asked if he wish could help decide the fate of DACA.


    Tancredo and many others say the debate over DACA isn't necessarily about immigration, but instead the way it was enacted, not by law, but by executive action.


    "We can discuss the immigration side of this and what's right and wrong, but the legal side is not open for debate," he said. "You have to be concerned about the way this was done because the precedent that was established was horrible.


    "Most liberals would hate the idea of (President Donald) Trump doing a similar thing. I mean, they'd go nuts."


    Tancredo said there is now a lot of pressure on Republicans and Democrats to pass immigration reform within the next six months.


    "I think the president has told Congress, put up or shut up. I don't think they're going to do either," he said.


    However, Tancredo believes this is a big opportunity for lawmakers, specifically Republicans.


    He believes Republicans could and should legalize DACA, so long as they get something big in return.


    "I don't care about the wall. Everyone says the wall. The wall is insignificant. I mean, I'm all for it, but it is not the real solution to the issue. The solution is E-verify," Tancredo said.


    E-verify is the online program that verifies an employees' immigration status to make sure workers are legally employed.


    He said this is an opportunity for both parties to get what they want.


    "There's got to be something that happens to people negatively if they are here illegally," he said.


    However, that compromise might require larger concessions than either party is willing to make.

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