ProgressNow Colorado Condemns Possible Tom Tancredo Gubernatorial Run

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, August 23, 2017
CONTACT: Ian Silverii, Executive Director at silverii@progressnowcolorado.org

DENVER: With former Congressman Tom Tancredo hinting today at another run for the Republican nomination for Colorado governor, ProgressNow Colorado, the state’s largest online progressive advocacy organization, released the following statement:

“Since his last run for governor, the Republican Party has drifted even closer to Tom Tancredo’s brand of hateful and racist politics,” said ProgressNow Colorado Executive Director Ian Silverii. “We can’t forget how many times Colorado Republicans have embraced Tancredo, including in 2010 when Republicans endorsed Tancredo as a third-party candidate rather than support their own. Tancredo absolutely must be taken seriously as a contender in 2018. The consequences of failing to stand up to Tancredo could be as disastrous for Colorado as Trump has been for America as a whole.”

“The kind of hateful politics for decades on the right that fueled the political rise of Congressman Tancredo is exactly what gave us President Donald Trump,” added Silverii. “A Tancredo candidacy could unite the Colorado Republican Party, but it would divide Colorado.”

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