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  •  Yes, this was planned (4+ / 0-)
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    James Allen, LordMike, Mogolori, Lencialoo

    Owen Hill, one of the lesser candidates in the Senate race, tweeted today that he had been approached weeks ago about Gardner's upcoming annointment.

    Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves. - William Pitt

    by Phoenix Rising on Wed Feb 26, 2014 at 03:25:58 PM PST

    •  Owen Hill does not play ball (1+ / 0-)
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      Poor ol Owen is going to have trouble winning a race for dog catcher after this. Maybe someone finds him a nice job in oil and gas ...

      •  so...with Buck out of the Senate race... (1+ / 0-)
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        ...will Gardner still be faced with a primary? If so...that means he has to start from scratch, financially, to support both a primary and general election campaign.

        It seems to me that the timing on this should benefit Udall.

        •  Gardner was running for re-election to Congress (0+ / 0-)

          He can use his Federal campaign dollars in the Senate race.

          In fact, the $800k that he has in the bank was probably a major factor in convincing Buck to switch races and Stephens to supposedly drop out. He has more in the bank than all of the other candidates combined have raised - they were every single one of them in the top 10 worst campaign quarters reported for Colorado state races over the past 8 years.

          He'll have a primary, but I wouldn't be surprised if Hill was bumped out of the race by state assembly time. (In Colorado, we have a caucus/assembly/primary process. Hill has to reach a threshold in order to advance through each precinct caucus, then each county assembly, then the state assembly. By the time he gets to assembly, the caucuses and counties might have whittled down his support to the point where he can't meet the assembly threshold to even petition on. At that point he's out of the primary.)

          Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves. - William Pitt

          by Phoenix Rising on Wed Feb 26, 2014 at 08:45:31 PM PST

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