John Hickenlooper enables illegal immigration; Tom Tancredo continues to make it his top issue
Tim Hoover's report on the Denver Post/ 9News gubernatorial debate nails down where Governor-elect John Hickenlooper and his conservative challenger, Tom Tancredo, stand on the issues. A quick review of the article and the table that shows the candidates' yes and no answers shows that Hickenlooper is a strong enabler of illegal immigration while Tancredo continues to oppose it. Tancredo also supports the personhood, or "rape babies" Amendment 62, and the legalization of pot for recreational use. Although Tancredo is against tax increases, he supports imposing tolls on users of I-70. Go figure. Only Republican Dan Maes talks sense about transportation. Having driven the state many times, he says all but a couple of highways are in good shape. Hickenlooper and Tancredo continue to pander to road building contractors. The Q & A is in the top clip; a pretty good budget discussion is in the bottom clip. LINKS: Immigration, budget dominate gubernatorial debate, by Tim Hoover. (Scroll down for the Q & A chart.) 3 gubernatorial candidates face off in 9News debate. Clips from the debate also are here.