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elpaso

I wish that Joel Hefley would have the decency to announce his decision early enough so that the public servants who serve Colorado in the state legislature could have an honest shot at the position.

wondering

Great article. Not too nice on Crank though. Lamborn got way too much positive press in the article. Makes me wonder where the article came from.

jwilliams

The article is right. The 5th CD is probably the safest GOP seat in the country, with the potential for an instant national base (with both the social and fiscal conservatives)

In the hands of a more ambitious and able politician, the district could easily produce someone in the house leadership, even a speaker. Or, if they left the House, it could be a great revolving door and build up a Senator and a Governor. It could be the launching base for a future President.

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r u joking

Williams doesn't have a prayer. Both Sallie and Lionel are much more dramatic wild cards in this race.

And placing Crank third in the field is a farce, but this is Hazlehurst we're talking about. An insider, he's not.

politicalprincess

During the session, I heard the Republican party wanted Cadman, not Lamborn, to run for the 5th. Though Lamborn is clearly the more conservative of the two, Cadman's wife works at Focus on the Family and has inside access and could walk away with the primary.

politicalprincess

During the session, I heard the Republican party wanted Cadman, not Lamborn, to run for the 5th. Though Lamborn is clearly the more conservative of the two, Cadman's wife works at Focus on the Family and has inside access and could walk away with the primary.

learnedhand

"The 5th CD is probably the safest GOP seat in the country"

as a district it is eerily similiar to the MO 7th, home of one John Ashcroft

no way

no way on Cadman, He is a good guy but there is way too much dirt on him out there, and he knows it.

RunBillRun

With all the dirty laundry on Cadman, about the only way the Rs couldn't win this CD is to nominate Bill.

Its all a moot point. Doug's paid his dues and wants the job. Anyone else who thinks they have a chance is fooling themselves.

Run Bill Run

I have no idea what the dirt on Cadman is, but I know I'd jump at the chance to work for him.

Steve

Doug Lamborn is a quality man of high integrity and a hard worker. I live in Larimer county, and it's none of my business, but I'd love to see Doug Lamborn in the US Congress.

elpaso

Are there any dark horse candidates out there, other than Crank, that you've heard anything about? What about General Ritchie? What if Dr. Dobson got personally involved?

elpaso

Any dark horse candidates you've heard about? What if General Ritchie ran or if Dr. Dobson ran?

I think there are many great candidates. I can see Wayne Williams and Sallie Clark playing important roles in the succession struggle, but the real kingmakers will be the religious right organization and, of course, the Phil Long Dealerships.

a

Lamborn is a joke. All he cares about is his future, not the people he repesents. For example, why didn't he have I-25 named the Ronald Reagan Highway all the way through Colorado? The R's had the votes in the legislature. Because he wanted the credit with El Paso County voters. It will be a sad day if he wins.

Boo Hoo

Wow, pretty bitter words there "a".

Why do you suppose everyone else here disagrees with you??

Perhaps because they've met Lamborn. You obviously have not.

You might be a little more believable next time if you insist the pope isn't catholic.

Philip Booker

I would like to run for the fifth congressional seat, as you know in today’s Congress; only 26 percent of members have military experience. “Let alone 25 years”

In addition, I do not know it you are aware that eight of the nine Iraq war Vets that are running in 2006 are Democrats and most of those party leaders have recruited and bet you they are giving all of them a great deal of help.

Now do not get me wrong I love the GOP. I just feel that the party does not care or just does not what to take the time to help (but maybe I wrong). I have been volunteering (quietly) over that last 25 years. I do not understand why the GOP does aggressively go after veterans let alone career soldiers like my self. I believe there are only two retied military in the entire 535-member congress, in my humble opinion this is unacceptable. We as party need are not doing nearly enough to attract more veterans to run for office

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