Colorado

Sep 8, 2010 8:16 AM by Bea Karnes, News First 5

Lawsuit challenges Tancredo's spot on ballot

Two Colorado Republicans have filed a lawsuit to try to keep third-party gubernatorial candidate Tom Tancredo off the November ballot.

The Denver Post reports that Marian Olson of Golden and Joseph Harrington of Highlands Ranch filed the lawsuit Tuesday in Denver District Court. They claim that Tancredo, a former GOP congressman, can't run on the American Constitution Party ticket because his nomination violates state law and the party's bylaws and rules.

The secretary of state Friday certified spots for gubernatorial candidates Tancredo, Republican Dan Maes and Democrat John Hickenlooper on the ballot. Tancredo's campaign says that its attorneys are confident the court won't throw the candidate off the ballot.

Tancredo switched parties to run for governor, saying Maes can't win.

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