(Promoted by Colorado Pols)
After House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's crash, you naturally wonder which Republicans in Colorado's gubernatorial primary are out-of-the-closet tea partiers. Arguably, they're all closeted tea-party types, at a minimum, but who lets his tea-party flag fly?
Colorado's gubernatorial race has been spotlighted nationally as the next big test of tea-party strength, post Eric Cantor. So Republican voters may want to know which of the leading candidates self-identify as tea party.
Local talk-radio hosts have been out in front on this story.
Caller Doug: My question for Rep Beauprez: Is he more aligned with the traditional Republican Party or more aligned with the tea p?
Beauprez: I'm more aligned with, some people would call them, conservative values, traditional values. I think both of the groups that you highlight, in general, adhere to the same.
On the other hand, Tom Tancredo told KNUS' Steve Kelley Wednesday:
Tancredo: I love the tea party. I believe they have been a very healthy force inside this body politic, especially for Republicans. I believe it has helped move the party to the right, although it's been done begrudgingly on the part the party itself. A lot of people resent it and resist it. No, I think they've been helpful.