Monday, November 8, 2010

Colorado Tea Partiers re-strategize

Smarting from losses in two of the state's largest races, Colorado's Tea Party and grassroots groups are already in regroup mode.

In 2012, they plan on playing nicer with establishment Republicans. They want to get better at vetting candidates. They hope their members are less "extreme" on social issues, and they plan to home in more on fiscal problems.

And they are working now to fortify their ground game to beat the Democrats in two years.

"When we were the newly energized, we just thought we could get out there and motivate and talk to people and talk to our friends and our neighbors and that would be enough," said Lu Busse, chairwoman of 9.12 Project Colorado Coalition. "Unfortunately, that was not enough."      - More -

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