CO-Gov

Tancredo Ends Campaign for Colorado Governor

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.”

Tancredo Will Run for Colorado Governor

“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.

Perlmutter Drops Race for Colorado Governor

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.”