The breaking–and quite frankly, shocking–news from Rasmussen Reports has the firebrand Tom Tancredo down by just four points, 42 to 38. The news has reverberated across the state. Tancredo’s renegade-turned-mainstream campaign as an American Constitution Party candidate and now de facto conservative alternative to Democratic Mayor John Hickenlooper in Colorado’s utterly bizarre gubernatorial race made for a boisterous rally on Saturday in Aurora, Colorado.
Rep. Mike Coffman, who followed Tancredo in Colorado 6th district after the latter retired, praised the surging candidate’s independence:
Former Rep. Bob Beauprez (CO-7), the 2006 Republican gubernatorial candidate and former colleague, added a more personal note, speaking to Tancredo’s heart and character in his introduction: