How bad is the Colorado GOP Civil War getting? Example A: Even before ex-Congressman Tom Tancredo’s official campaign announcement, Colorado GOP officials are losing their cool over his bid on the air.
Tom Tancredo Gets Into Screaming Match With Colorado GOP Chair (AUDIO)
Former Rep. Tom Tancredo (R-CO) just announced his bid for governor on a third party ticket today, and he’s already facing pushback from the state Republican head, Dick Wadhams. And by pushback, we mean screaming match.
On Peter Boyles KHOW radio show, Tancredo and Wadhams got into a shouting match over Tancredo’s decision to run, with Wadhams arguing that Tancredo is “ensuring” that the Democratic candidate, Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper, will win.
Tancredo had threatened to enter the race if the GOP’s scandal-ridden candidates, Scott McInnis and Dan Maes, didn’t agree to drop out after the August 10 primary so that the party could appoint another nominee. When neither agreed to do so, Tancredo announced today that he’ll run as a third-party candidate.
Tancredo claimed this morning that Wadhams had said he “liked the idea” of a Tancredo bid, to which Wadhams shot back that he did not like the idea, and “was stunned that you would even bring it up.”
Wadhams was also quite upset that Tancredo “wouldn’t even return my phone calls.”
Here’s one choice minute of the audio. The full show can be downloaded here.