The Republican nomination for Governor has taken another twist just weeks before the August 10th primary. Former Colorado Congressman Tom Tancredo is calling for both candidates to drop out and threatening to enter the race himself as a minor party candidate. Tancredo says the current Republican hopefuls leave him no choice, saying neither has a shot at winning the Governor’s seat this November. Bente Birkeland has more from the state capitol.

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