Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Bob Schaffer Endorses Tom Tancredo for Governor

Joins Rapidly Growing List of Endorsements

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, CO—Colorado State Board of Education Chairman and former Congressman Bob Schaffer (R-CO-4) today endorsed Tom Tancredo, candidate for governor.
“Tom has always been a tireless leader on issues of education reform, tax limitation and economic growth,” said Schaffer. “I’m proud to support Tom Tancredo, and I urge all educators, tax reformers and business leaders across the state to do the same.”

“Bob is known for putting principle before party, and I’m honored to have his endorsement,” said Tancredo.

Tancredo today also announced a list of other endorsements backing his independent bid over Dan Maes, the scandal-plagued GOP nominee:

-Republican Arapahoe County Commissioner Jim Dyer

-Former Republican State Senator Bruce Cairns

-Former Republican State Senator Tom Wiens

-Former Republican State Representative and Minority Leader Joe Stengel

-Former Republican State Representative and former Arapahoe County Assessor Jim Reeves

-Former Republican State Representative Lauri Clapp

-Former Republican State Representative Ruth Prendergast

-Former Republican State Representative Eric Prinzler

-Former Republican State Representative Jim Welker

-Former Democrat State Representative E.E. Casey Hayes

-Former Republican candidate for Congress and KNUS host Jimmy Lakey

-Former Arapahoe County Republican Chairman and current Republicans for Tom Tancredo State Chairman Nathan Chambers

-State Chairman, Democrats for Tom Tancredo, Lou Schroeder, Arapahoe County

-Republican Activist Dan Kopelman, Arapahoe County

-Republican Activist Ted Martin, Arapahoe County

-Former Administrative Officer Rose Evans, EPA Denver (Reagan Administration)

-Democrat Activist (Retired) Col. David Hughes, El Paso County

“Tancredo’s campaign is building momentum daily,” said Bay Buchanan, campaign manager. “As news of his opponents’ questionable ethics surfaces, more and more Coloradans across the state are rallying behind Tancredo.”

Tancredo’s other endorsements include former Congressman Bob Beauprez, state Senator and former Senate Minority Leader Josh Penry, Assistant Minority Leader Greg Brophy, state Senator Ted Harvey, state Representatives Marsha Looper, Cheri Gerou, and Spencer Swalm, Arapahoe County Clerk Nancy Doty, and Mesa County Commissioner Janet Rowland.