Tom Tancredo wins suit, keeps name on ballot despite many wanting if off, campaign says
The lawsuit filed against Tom Tancredo has fallen short of its goal: A judge has ruled that Tancredo's name will remain on the November ballot. The decision pleases Tancredo campaign operations manager Cliff Dodge -- but he's still irritated that his guy had to jump through this particular hoop.
"I can't speak to anybody else's motives," Dodge says about attorney Richard Westfall, who sued on behalf of two Republican voters; they argued that Tancredo should have registered with the American Constitution Party by January 1 in order to be ballot-worthy. "But it certainly seems to me that there were a lot of people interested in keeping Tom off the ballot.
"By filing suit," he continues, "they forced Tom to spend an inordinate amount of time and very precious resources to defend it. And given the result that's come down, it sure does seem to be somewhat of a waste."
Not that Dodge plans to spend much energy bellyaching about this indignity. In his words, "This just confirms what everybody has been speculating about -- and that is that Tom Tancredo is in this to the finish. And we're going to march to November 2 and win this thing" against Dan Maes and John Hickenlooper.
At least his name will be alongside theirs....
Get the This Week's Top Stories Newsletter
Every week we collect the latest news, music and arts stories — along with film and food reviews and the best things to do this week — so that you’ll never miss Westword's biggest stories.
- Anti-Pot Crusader Hints at Marijuana Psychosis in Planned Parenthood Attack
Wed., Dec. 9, 7:00pm
Wed., Dec. 9, 8:00pm
Fri., Dec. 11, 7:00pm
Fri., Dec. 11, 7:35pm
- Reader: People Who Bitch About Peyton Manning Are NFL Nutsacks
- Four Denver-Area Restaurants That Said Goodbye in November & 22 New Arrivals