We’ll have more on this later today, but the takeaway from the GOP primaries last night in Colorado is that The Crazy is alive and well and on the loose.
In the gubernatorial primary, tea party fave Dan Maes — the guy who thinks a Denver bicycle program is a UN conspiracy — barely edged out establishment GOPer Scott McInnis, who had his own set of problems. (In the end it may not matter who won, since former Rep. Tom Tancredo’s third party run appears likely to throw the race to the Democrat, Denver Major John Hickenlooper.)
In the Senate race, the Republicans went with another tea partier as their nominee to take on vulnerable Democrat Michael Bennet. Ken Buck knocked off Jane Norton, the more mainstream GOPer.
Let the general election begin!
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