December 15, 2006

Dick Wadhams Undecided, Democrats Take Potshots

More reaction about the campaign to have Dick Wadhams installed as state chair of the GOP:
"I can't think of a better choice," House Minority Leader Mike May, R-Parker, said Thursday.

"When you suffer the losses we have the last couple of cycles, bringing in a talent like this is something we can get our folks excited about for better days."

May said he and Senate Minority Leader Andy Mc- Elhany, R-Colorado Springs, have been talking to Wadhams since November.

Wadhams scored a string of successes in Colorado and nationally before this year's surprising loss in Virginia's U.S. Senate race.

"I haven't decided yet," Wadhams said. "I'm trying to decide what to do next."
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Democrats had a field day with the news.

"We're trying to create more jobs in Colorado, and I guess it's working. We just stole one from Virginia," said Speaker Andrew Romanoff, D-Denver.

Said blogger Jason Bane: "Last year, they were calling Dick Wadhams the heir apparent to Karl Rove. Now he's the heir apparent to Bob Martinez."
Up until George Allen's unscripted "macaca" moment, the campaign was cruising to victory. The fault wasn't in Wadhams' hands.

The Colorado state GOP is looking for someone bold and not divisive, and Wadhams has the political savvy, deep campaign experience, and no doubt the proper contacts. The decision is ultimately his, but he certainly would be an improvement for a floundering state party.


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