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Governor Candidates Make Final Push

By: Lisa McDivitt Email
By: Lisa McDivitt Email

Just two days are left before midterm elections, and candidates in Colorado are putting on the final push to get your vote.

One of the most watched races here is for governor, and that's why all three candidates have been making the rounds all over Colorado in an effort to gain support as they run out of time.

Tom Tancredo was in the Springs on Sunday afternoon for a rally at a downtown restaurant.

Tancredo is running on the American Constitution Party ticket, and has a lot of support from Colorado Republicans. He says it's in Southern Colorado where the support really counts.

"The reality is, every single Republican vote, especially in El Paso County, is what we need," said Tancredo. "We have to have it to make this work."

Dan Maes is trying to pull as much support as possible in the days leading up to Tuesday. Many prominent Republicans have stopped supporting him in favor of his conservative rival, Tancredo. Maes was in the Springs Saturday to get his name out there in the hopes of closing the massive gap that separates him from his opponents.

"We don't think we're going to come that far behind," said Maes. "We were down by 25 points three weeks before the primary and we won. So I suspect we're going to come in a lot higher than anyone is giving us credit for. "

Democratic candidate John Hickenlooper was back on the campaign trail on Sunday. Saturday he stepped off the bus because his cousin passed away, but by Sunday morning he was back in the Denver area meeting with people and trying to get out the vote.

"This is the greatest country in the world," said Hickenlooper. "And one of the things we do that defines us to the rest of the world is that we're a lot of individuals that work together. We come together around elections and decide the future of our country, and this is their opportunity."

The latest Rasmussen telephone poll published on Oct. 29 shows Hickenlooper leading the race with 47 percent, Tancredo not far behind with 42 percent support, and Maes dropping even further behind with just five percent support heading into the week.

The links below have information about where to vote in El Paso County and Pueblo, and KKTV will have all your midterm election coverage on Tuesday.


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