by GusJarvis
 Colorado Political Lip Service
Feb 05, 2010 | 1622 views | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend | print | permalink

Will Jane Norton, Ken Buck, Or Tom Wiens Pay Homage To Grassroots Conservatives?


Colorado Republicans Scrambling To Out-Conservative Each Other

As the first annual Tea Party national convention opens in Nashville, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee is wondering if any of the Colorado Republican Senate candidates will show up and pay homage to the grassroots conservative group?  Jane Norton, Ken Buck and Tom Wiens are locked in a tight primary and have been scrambling to out-conservative each other.  The far-right, out of the mainstream activists who will be attending the Tea Party convention would be the perfect group for these candidates to court as they duke it out in the primary.          


“The Republican candidates running for Senate in Colorado have been racing to the right as they court the base in what is turning out to be a contentious and bitter primary battle,” said Deirdre Murphy, DSCC National Press Secretary. “With the national Tea Party convention opening today in Nashville, a golden opportunity has presented itself to these candidates.  Not only can they court the far-right base, but they can ask for Sarah Palin’s endorsement.  With so much to gain, will any of the Republicans running for Senate in Colorado show up?”


The first annual Tea Party national convention opens today in Nashville and runs through the weekend.  Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin will be the keynote speaker at the convention and  is set to reportedly receive a $100,000 speaker’s fee.  If any of the Colorado Republicans have the courage to attend the Tea Party convention, they could ask Palin for her endorsement, which would go a long way in shoring up support among conservatives in Colorado.


---Submitted to The Watch by the Democratic Senatorial Camaign Committee  

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