It’s a simple matter of numbers. Colorado voters are roughly split between the parties with maybe a slight edge for Republicans at this time. Even that is uncertain. Denver Mayor Hickenlooper is very popular along the Front Range of Colorado which is where the majority of Colorado voters live.
Any votes that Tancredo siphons off from Dan Maes will help Hickenlooper win. Certainly, you could argue it the other way around for Tancredo, although Maes is likely to get far more votes than Tancredo with the backing of an established party behind him.
From The Hill :
“Tom Tancredo makes it unwinnable if he remains a third-party candidate,” Wadhams said. “That’s the way the race stands right now.”
The bombastic former congressman fired back Wednesday accusing Wadhams of trying to blame him for the state party’s woes.
Note: – Tancredo chose not to compete with other candidates in the primary. Instead, he waited until a few weeks before the primary election and announced he was leaving the Republican Party and would run on the platform of a third party.
Some patriots are tempted to launch a third political party or back one of the existing small parties that never attract more than one or two percent of the vote in state races. I strongly believe that such a course is suicidal and would only result in splitting the conservative vote and guaranteeing the re-election of liberals and socialists. I believe the Republican Party is the natural home of conservatives and that the road back to constitutional government lies in taking control of the Republican Party from top to bottom, from county committee to the statehouse and all the way to Washington, D.C.