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RE/MAX co-founder for Colorado governor?

Primary results may scuttle effort to draft Dave Liniger as candidate
Published on Aug 11, 2010

Speculation that Republican Party leaders in Colorado would draft RE/MAX International co-founder and chairman Dave Liniger to run for governor is likely to die down now that a party outsider, tea party favorite Dan Maes, has won the Republican nomination in Tuesday's primary election.Republican Party leaders were reportedly hoping that the candidate they'd initially backed for governor -- former U.S. Congressman Scott McInnis -- would defeat Maes in the primary, and then step aside in favor of Liniger.Backers of the plan thought Liniger would have a better chance of prevailing in the November general election than McInnis, whose bid for governor was hampered by a plagiarism scandal.The November general election is shaping up to be a three-way race pitting Maes against Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper, a Democrat, and Republican and former U.S. Congressman Tom Tancredo, who has announced plans to run as an American Constitution Party candidate.Tancredo announced his intention to run for ...

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