A new SEIU/Strategies 360 poll finds that Jared Polis (D) holds a lead over Cary Kennedy (D) atop the four-way Democratic primary to be Colorado’s next governor, 34% to 23%, but both would defeat Republican frontrunner Walker Stapleton (D) by the same margin in a general election.
Former Rep. Tom Tancredo (R_CO) “is ending his bid for the Republican nomination for Colorado governor on Tuesday because he hasn’t raised the money he believes would be necessary to win an expensive election against a wealthy Democrat willing to spend millions on his campaign,” Colorado Politics reports.
Said Tancredo: “I do not want to win a primary and lose a general, and I fear that was where we were going.”
“After back-to-back losses in 2010 and 2014, immigration hardliner and former Rep. Tom Tancredo (R-CO) plans to try again in 2018 to become Colorado’s next governor — a move spurred in part by his anger at Republicans for not protesting when a Colorado Springs resort canceled a white nationalist conference where he was supposed to speak,” the Denver Post reports.
Tom Tancredo said that he “sat down with former White House strategist Stephen Bannon and hinted that the two hard-right agitators discussed the possibility of Tancredo running for Colorado governor next year,” the Denver Post reports.
Rep. Ed Perlmutter (D-CO) plans to announce that he will end his run for Colorado governor, just three months after he started it, the Denver Post reports.
“The surprise decision by the sixth-term lawmaker comes a few weeks after another Colorado Democrat, U.S. Rep. Jared Polis of Boulder, said he would join the race. The entry of Polis put substantial pressure on Perlmutter — as Polis could pour a substantial amount of his personal wealth into his campaign while Perlmutter would have to compete for campaign funds with several other well-connected Democrats.”
Doug Robinson, who is Mitt Romney’s nephew, is running for governor of Colorado, the Denver Post reports.
“The Denver investment banker declared his candidacy for the 2018 race in a letter sent to Republican activists and launched online advertisements directed to a new campaign website.”