KVOR’s Crank alleges that ambitious GOP thieves lurk in primary races

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Tom Tancredo and Owen Hill.

Tom Tancredo and Owen Hill.

On his radio show Saturday morning, Jeff Crank told listeners that when conservatives have an "effort so pure and so true, there always seems to be someone who comes along and tries to steal it for their own personal ambition."

Who are the ambitious political thieves today?

State Sen. Owen Hill and former Congressman Tom Tancredo, according to Crank.

Crank said those Republican candidates, for U.S. Senator and governor respectively, are using the pure-and-true recall activists to collect signatures to put Tancredo's and Hill's names on the primary election ballot.

And then Hill and Tancredo are pointing (through news releases) to their work with the recall organizers to show that they're running "grassroots" campaigns.

Crank: "Both Tom Tancredo and Owen Hill should be embarrassed that they have… given the impression that the organizers of this patriotic, pure movement to recall Colorado State Senators who voted for gun control, that somehow that movement is now behind their candidacies. It's frustrating when you see politicians do this, and I just vow that I'm going to call people out when they do this kind of nonsense."

"The most grassroots way to get on the ballot is to go through the assembly, not to petition onto the ballot," Crank continued on air. "You petition onto the ballot when you can't get through the grassroots process in Colorado. That's the reality of it. When you don't feel you can go through a caucus or the assembly process in Colorado, and you can't get 30 percent to get on the ballot, then you go petition. But don't say it's grassroots."

Crank insisted on air that he's not attacking Tancredo or Hill.

"They are the ones going out and saying that this recall effort is somehow behind their campaign," Crank told listeners. "It's not."

Some recall organizers "may support Owen Hill and Tom Tancredo" but others do not, said Crank, who ran for Congress in 2008 and whose real job is running Aegis Strategic, GOP a consulting firm, linked to the Koch bothers and recently spotlighted in Politico.

Listen to KVOR's Crank say recall activists co-opted by Tancredo & Hill 2.1.14

Partial Transcript of Comments by KVOR's Jeff Crank on KVOR Feb. 1, 2014

Crank: "Two politicians trying to use the good work of the recall organizers, some of which may support Owen Hill and Tom Tancredo, and by the way, I've always liked Tom Tancredo. Tom supported me when I ran for Congress. I think the world of Tom Tancredo. But he's being manipulated here. These guys should be embarrassed. Both Tom Tancredo and Owen Hill should be embarrassed that that their campaigns, and by the way they both have the same person behind their campaign who's organizing these efforts, they should be embarrassed that they have put this issue out there, that somehow that they have given the impression that the organizers of this patriotic, pure movement to recall Colorado State Senators who voted for gun control, that somehow that movement is now behind their candidacies. It's frustrating when you see politicians do this, and I just vow that I'm going to call people out when they do this kind of nonsense."

10 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. davebarnesdavebarnes says:

    How many people are actually listening to Jeff Crank on a saturday morning?

  2. Andrew Carnegie says:

    A few more than the 30-40 people tuned in here.

     

  3. roccoprahn says:

    By implication, crank's labeling both 1Y and the clueless hill "radicals". "Outside the mainstream". "Fringe players". 

    Not that he isn't both accurate and wise to try to tamp down any enthusiasm these unelectable goofs might be garnering, but the bottom line is we're seeing classic bag on bag crime perpetrated right before our eyes.

    Both call and priebus want Senatorial and Gubenatorial candidates that at least appeal to the majority of conservatives, and see these buffoons as about the least likely to of the entire red field.

    While the red field has really no viable candidates in a purple State, the WORST combination Senate/Governor team is 1Y and hill.

  4. ModeratusModeratus says:

    Good for Jeff. I too smell a rat.

  5. TheBobHatter says:

    So if I start a podcast and get at least 30 viewers, will I make the front page every time I bash on a republican in Colorado?

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