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Gubernatorial Candidates Push for Last Minute Support

By: Rick Montanez Email
By: Rick Montanez Email

It's the final weekend before Your Decision 2010, election day. The three men on a race for the governor's mansion are hitting the home stretch hard. They're campaigning all over the state, their focus this weekend was on the front range.

Every one of the Gubernatorial campaigns seemed to have one common message, to get out and vote.

Two of the three gubernatorial campaigns made the trip to Colorado Springs Saturday. And the surprise third party campaign spent Saturday morning in Greeley, CO.

Republican Dan Maes spent that afternoon waving to cars along North Academy Blvd in Colorado Springs. Maes is far behind his two opponents in recent polls, with as little as 9 percent. He told 11 News that he's confident the numbers won't be that low on Tuesday. "You'll find that Dan Maes won the primary for a reason, I'm the only true conservative left in this race," Maes said.

The other man calling himself a conservative, Tom Tancredo, rallied his troops in Greeley. Tancredo jumped parties from Republican to American Constitution Party, making himself the third candidate for this race. He says this one has been an odd one, especially because his poll numbers are more than double that of the republican nominee's. "I know no race I've participated in has been such a wild ride,” Tancredo said. “In the last three weeks, we've gained 30 points."

The ‘Giddy Up ‘N Vote’ bus, part of Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper's camp, made the stop at a Colorado Springs restaurant. Unfortunately, due to a death in his family, the mayor was a no show at his event. Hickenlooper’s running mate, Joe Garcia, stepped in, rallying southern Colorado Democrats. “Getting people excited about voting, we want to make sure we have a great turnout, not just for our race we need to have a strong house and senate when we get elected," Garcia said.

So far more than 11,500 votes have been cast in El Paso County.


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