Update: Yesterday, we shared a video in which ex-Congressman and former gubernatorial candidate Tom Tancredo promised to smoke marijuana with a comedian trying to finance a documentary about the passage of Amendment 64; see our previous coverage and the clip below. Since then, we've heard from Tancr ... More >>
Running for governor "was the most fun I've ever had," Tom Tancredo said last week, in a conversation that ranged from his rogue 2010 candidacy against John Hickenlooper and Dan Maes to Amendment 64 to the slopper at Gray's Coors Tavern to the Sudan to immigration. A lot about iimmigration. \ But he ... More >>
"Does the GOP have a death wish?" That's what former congressman, former gubernatorial candidate and longtime rabble-rouser Tom Tancredo asks, in the wake of a number of Republicans signing off last week on the Colorado Compact on Immigration. Tancredo, who left the Rrepublican Party to run for gov ... More >>
In an interview last week, former gubernatorial candidate Tom Tancredo argued that true conservatives should have supported Amendment 64 -- but he doubted that more Republican support would have driven many young voters to the GOP. One reader agrees in language that would likely please the ex-Congre ... More >>
Former Congressman and Colorado gubernatorial candidate Tom Tancredo was arguably the most prominent Colorado Republican to publicly back Amendment 64, the Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act -- and even after voters approved it, few GOP members are rushing to laud it. Should they? Yes, Tancredo bel ... More >>
Doug Campbell knows just how important third-party candidacies can be (and how often they're ignored). After all, it was Tom Tancredo's run for governor in 2010 as the American Constitution Party candidate that elevated that group to major-party status here in Colorado, even though Tancredo has sinc ... More >>
Former Congressman and gubernatorial candidate Tom Tancredo has purchased an advertisement in tomorrow's edition of The Metropolitan, the student newspaper for Metro State University of Denver -- one that could cost the school plenty. Tancredo confirms that the ad (see it below) seeks plaintiffs for ... More >>
After a weekend hiatus that included Barack Obama's visit to Aurora, the presidential campaigns are no longer on pause to honor the victims of the theater shooting. (Count on the tragedy to come up at the first presidential debate -- October 3 in Denver.) And Colorado, too, is gearing up for the Nov ... More >>
As we reported yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down portions of SB-1070, Arizona's controversial immigration law, but left standing the "show me your papers" provision, which lets officers ask about the immigration status of those found to be suspicious. Many local immigration activists wer ... More >>
The Colorado Republicans held their caucuses last month. The Colorado Democrats have launched a caucus locator to help members find their caucus sites tonight. And the American Constitution Party, the state's third major party? "We're going to do the best job we can," says Doug Campbell. "Let the ch ... More >>
Tom Tancredo.As today's appearances by Ron Paul and Rick Santorum make clear, Colorado's caucus is a week away for Republicans, one of three major political parties in this state. That's right: Because Tom Tancredo did so well in the last gubernatorial election, the American Constitution Part ... More >>
Was Dakota Ridge High School student Bryce Benson punished for wearing a T-shirt that read "Border Patrol" while others who staged a mock-demonstration featuring signs that read "Fuck America" weren't -- or at least not initially? Ex-Congressman and recent gubernatorial candidate Tom Tancredo's not ... More >>
Tom Tancredo.Denver blog posts are nutritious, delicious and kids like 'em, too. Colorado Independent Scot Kersgaard on Tom Tancredo's column revealing his antipathy for new presidential candidate Rick Perry. BigMedia.org's Jason Salzman: Does Cory Gardner want to dismantle the Department o ... More >>
Tom Tancredo.In a Denver mayoral campaign that was supposed to be so clean, the dirtiest deed yet is tied to a man who does not even live in Denver and has not actually talked to either candidate. "That's what you get for going to lunch with Peter Boyles," says Tom Tancredo.
T.G.I. Friday's new craft-beer-soaked Angus steak.T.G.I. Friday's would be so much cooler if the chain would just embrace and enjoy the fact that it's a punchline. Being a joke isn't necessarily a bad thing. Charlie Sheen, Tom Tancredo and the entire cast of Jersey Shore get it and make it ... More >>
Tom TancredoWhile Governor John Hickenlooper was tangling with legislative leaders Tuesday, Tom Tancredo, the renegade candidate who got 36 percent of the vote in the gubernatorial race last November, was tangling with MSNBC host Martin Bashir. Who won? You be the judge.
Tom TancredoTom Tancredo is busy these days. He just wrote the April Fools' edition of Ask a Mexican. He has a real new job, as a marketing exec with a local investment company, so that others won't lose their nest eggs to a Bernie Madoff character, as he did. He's repairing the damage done b ... More >>
Tom TancredoThe gin-soaked novelist who declared that there are no second acts in American lives never caught the many acts of Tom Tancredo -- former U.S. Representative, presidential hopeful, gubernatorial spoiler...and now late-night talk show host. Starting Monday at 10 p.m., the Tom Tanc ... More >>
Tom Tancredo.The Republican Study Committee of Colorado will hold a summit on illegal immigration at the Capitol today, with an agenda packed with heavyweight speakers and issues (violence, "competitive challenges for businesses") -- but no mention of the man who's kept the discussion of ille ... More >>
Tom Tancredo.It was just a week ago that former congressman and presidential/gubernatorial candidate Tom Tancredo and "Ask a Mexican" columnist Gustavo Arellano debated immigration in front of a packed house in Denver. And the fun's not over yet.
Tom Tancredo.As my wife loves to tell me at awkward moments, size matters. By that standard, the following note from our "Knee-jerk reactions to the debate between Tom Tancredo and 'Ask a Mexican' Gustavo Arellano" post is impressive indeed. Check out the note that prompted it, and the loqua ... More >>
Gustavo Arellano.Update: The immigration debate continues, two days after the November 16 face-off that pitted Tom Tancrtedo against "Ask a Mexican" columnist Gustavo Arellano. "Gustavo seems to speak out of both sides of his mouth," one commenter suggests. "Of course Tancredo is a racist al ... More >>
Gustavo Arellano and Tom Tancredo didn't find much common ground in their debate about illegal immigration Tuesday night, but they did agree that the war on drugs has been a very costly failure. A new report seeks to quantify that costby looking at the long-term effects of adding increasing n ... More >>
Tancredo and Gustavo.By our count, about 1,600 people watched the debate on immigration between almost-Colorado governor Tom Tancredo and Gustavo Arellano, who writes the "Ask a Mexican" column that appears in Westword each week, on Tuesday night at Su Teatro on Santa Fe. That of course, incl ... More >>
Tom Tancredo.We're busy preparing for tomorrow's debate between Tom Tancredo and "Ask a Mexican" columnist Gustavo Arellano -- and so are many readers requesting tickets. (Click on the link above for more info.) One, however, worries that Immigration and Customs Enforcement might attend the e ... More >>
CBS4Tom Tancredo didn't win Colorado's wacky gubernatorial race, but at least he went out in style: Not only did he concede graciously -- and far more quickly than Dan Maes -- on election night, but he did so while rocking a great Western shirt. Only one problem: Like the Wrangler shirt that ... More >>
Tom Tancredo.Dan Maes wound up having more support than predicted, preventing the Republican Party that nominated him from falling to minor-party status. And some of his backers are clearly upset about how everything shook out on election day. That's made clear by the following comment, whic ... More >>
Tom Tancredo.We know that Republican gubernatorial candidate Dan Maes will be honking and waving on election day, and the campaign of Dem John Hickenlooper has announced he'll be doing the same; look for him at three Denver locations beginning at 11:10 a.m. And American Constitution Party ho ... More >>
Think this campaign season has been messy? The all-mail August primary created an unprecedented amount of confusion with voters who assumed a November 2 ballot would arrive in their mailbox. Get a clue: If a ballot hasn't been delivered, it's not coming. But you can still vote. And in this ti ... More >>
Tom Tancredo.This morning's Denver Post suggests that Tom Tancredo has injected a racial element into the gubernatorial campaign by inaccurately quoting President Barack Obama as having denigrated "bitter white people." Tancredo operations manager Cliff Dodge argues that the paper's goal in ... More >>
Tom Tancredo.Democratic gubernatorial nominee John Hickenlooper has kept to his vow to keep his campaign positive. Had he decided to go negative on Tom Tancredo, though, he would have found no shortage of material on the American Constitution Party candidate: Google "Tancredo" and "controvers ... More >>
Tom Tancredo.This weekend, the Denver Post shared polling data showing Democrat John Hickenlooper held a "comfy" 10 point lead over main challenger Tom Tancredo in the governor's race. But Tancredo operations manager Cliff Dodge rejects that, dismissing the Post's survey as "totally inaccura ... More >>
Tom Tancredo.Another day, another appearance by Tom Tancredo on Fox News -- which now has a page devoted to the American Constitution Party's candidate for Colorado governor. Last night, Tancredo explained his eleventh-hour run to Bill O'Reilly. Watch the clip below.
Tom Tancredo.Colorado's gubernatorial race has offered a good dose of unintentional humor on its own. But Complete Colorado has upped the laugh ante by creating "Real Gubernatorial Genius," satirical commercials (based on a popular Bud Light campaign) that lampoon Dan Maes, John Hickenlooper ... More >>
Tom Tancredo.Early voting starts today, which means you can stop by any voting center (find them here) and choose a gubernatorial candidate from a lineup that no one would have thought possible a year ago: Denver mayor and Democratic John Hickenlooper, Republican candidate Dan Maes and third- ... More >>
Tom Tancredo.Are you ready for Governor Tom Tancredo? Better at least entertain the possibility, because his poll numbers continue to rise, while those of Dem John Hickenlooper and Republican Dan Maes keep slipping. That's the word from a just-released Rasmussen Reports survey, which shows T ... More >>
Tom Tancredo.Whether you love Tom Tancredo or loathe him, there's no denying that he's a highly unusual politician. Whereas many of his peers always seem to be speaking from a heavily lawyered script, he talks off the cuff with a lack of self-consciousness that's startling and refreshing. He ... More >>
Full-sized comic below. Colorado gubernatorial candidates John Hickenlooper (above, right) and Tom Tancredo (above, left) answer a Seventeen.com Twilight quiz to help fans of the novel and film series elect a governor based on whether he would play on Team Edward, or Team Jacob...
Tom Tancredo.The week started with Tom Tancredo wiping out on his motorcycle. It ended with him effectively wiping Dan Maes off the political map with a September 26 fundraiser that attracted more than a thousand people to the Grizzly Rose -- among them Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and ... More >>
Tom Tancredo.Against all odds, Tom Tancredo seems to be gaining momentum in his third-party gubernatorial run. With pundits essentially writing off Republican nominee Dan Maes, whose recent attempt to raise $500,000 in a day fell over $400,000 short, Tancredo operations manager Cliff Dodge is ... More >>
Tom Tancredo?When Dan Maes isn't comparing himself to the heroic Serpico, he's linking Tom Tancredo to loony "Uncle Fester" of The Addams Family -- a label he first offered Denver Magazine, and repeated last week on KOA. But if Tancredo is Uncle Fester, who is Maes?
On Tuesday, when Tom Tancredo was waiting to see if he would stay on the ballot, the American Constitution Party candidate for governor overtook official Republican Party candidate Dan Maes in the polls. It was just the latest thrill in a campaign that has had more twists and turns than the M ... More >>
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