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Jeralyn points out that Rep. Tom Tancredo may have drawn a primary opponent…and I mean may because he might not ever make it to the ballot.
Unfortunately for those who would like to see Tancredo lose in a Republican Primary, or at least get enough of a challenge to weaken him for the general election, I doubt much will come of this. The fact that Juan Botero is announcing his candidacy on a Friday — a bad day to make any announcement because only one of the major daily newspapers will publish tomorrow — and doing it at a location that isn’t even in the district would suggest that he isn’t getting sage advice.
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Botero also has very little time to make his case to caucus attendees, which means unless he plans to petition onto the ballot (which is very difficult to do without a strong organization), he isn’t likely to even be an option for Republican voters on August 8. It’s one thing to say you will be a candidate, but it’s quite another to make it to election day. Could Botero knock off Tancredo in a primary? We may never know.