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DENVER — Of the four Republican candidates for governor, Tom Tancredo has shown the most prowess to date on the fundraising front.

Leading in the early primary polls, Tancredo is now looking to increase his advantage as the year’s fourth and final fundraising quarter enters its final weeks.

He’s been sending his supporters emails from high profile supporters of late; last week it was Maricopa County, Ariz. Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

On Monday, it was Ted Nugent, rock star and bow hunter extraordinaire.

Both endorsers are popular with the conservative, Libertarian Tea Party base of the GOP — and could prove helpful in propelling Tancredo through a primary field that also includes Secretary of State Scott Gessler, state Sen. Greg Brophy, R-Wray, and former Senate Minority Leader Mike Kopp.

A poll last week shows Tancredo, whose name ID is far greater than his rivals, far ahead of the field.

But many moderate Republicans are concerned — as much as Democrats are hopeful — that Tancredo, should he win the primary, won’t be able to win a statewide race against Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper because his positions, not to mention his supporters, are too far removed from the political center.

Here’s the email from Nugent, reprinted in full:

Greetings, real Americans,

Yes – this is that Ted Nugent, and you’re probably wondering why the hell I would be emailing you.

Well, I’m not just a rock star and bowhunting addict. I’m a gungho American first and a dedicated patriot fighting for liberty – just like you. And like you, I’m terrified by where Barack Obama and his radical America hating leftist goons are leading this great country. Aren’t you?

We all better wake up and fight back together before it’s too late!

Thankfully there are some heroes we can count on to lead the fight – heroes for liberty like Tom Tancredo.

But the clowns in some “we the sheeple” Governor’s Mansions and in the White House are making America look idiotic. They’ve hijacked our healthcare system so we have to pay higher prices for lesser care. They are forcing those of us who work hard to pay even more money into a broken system so they can turn around and give unearned handouts to scammers who prefer sitting on their couch to looking for a job.

And worst of all, these clowns are determined to shred our constitution and take away our guns. The way I see it is anybody that wants to disarm me can drop dead.

I’m not running for elected office – but thankfully Tom Tancredo is – and we need to help him win the race for Governor of Colorado so he can help lead a national fight to save our guns, our hard-earned money, and all of our personal liberties enshrined in the Constitution.

I am convinced that Tom Tancredo is the man who can do it.

Tom is a former U.S. Congressman who made waves in Washington by vehemently opposing President Bush’s wasteful spending spree, amnesty for illegal immigrants, and insane infringements to our sacred Second Amendment rights. Now he’s running to be the next Governor of Colorado – a state at the forefront of the gun control debate – and I’m doing everything I can to make sure he wins.

Will you please help me save America?

Please follow this link right now to invest $25, $50, $100, or more in a candidate who will go to the ends of the earth to fight Barack Obama’s attempt to shred the constitution. And he will start with the 2nd Amendment.

Sadly, the once great Colorado now has some of the strictest and ridiculous gun control laws in the country – but they aren’t stupid enough for Obama and his leftist anti-gun crusaders. Obama, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper, U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, and their billionaire friends in Hollywood are pulling out all the stops to abolish the Second Amendment in all 50 states – and Colorado is ground zero.

Thankfully the voters of Colorado (and hopefully the rest of America) have had enough. Just a couple weeks ago real Coloradoans recalled not one but two gun-grabbing state senators, and one of them was the State Senate Majority Leader! Colorado! Are you kidding me?

Today, polls show that Tom Tancredo has the most support of any candidate to defeat Colorado’s gun-grabbing Governor who is just a stooge for Barak Obama’s radical agenda.

That’s just one of many reasons why I’m supporting Tom Tancredo. He will win if we help him. Tom is a strong constitutionalist – a crusader for small government who isn’t afraid to fight for our country.

The bottom line: if America elects another liberal who’ll bend over backwards to appease Obama and his cronies, we can all kiss our gun rights – and our liberties goodbye. I know that’ll piss a lot of people off in my home state of Texas. And I imagine it won’t make you, your friends, and family very happy either. That’s why we need to make sure Tom Tancredo is the next Governor of Colorado.

With Colorado at center stage in the national fight to protect our gun rights, stop Obamacare, and preserve our freedoms, patriots like you and me must rally to elect Tom Tancredo right now.

Please follow this link right now to invest $25, $50, $100, or more in a candidate who will fight like hell to save this country – Tom Tancredo.

I love the real America. I’ve hunted and rocked this great rugged, independent, outdoors loving, ranching, entrepreneurial super quality of life country for more than 45 years and it has broken my heart to watch it turn into a socialist utopia. Let us take her back. Let us send a message that common sense, honest, logical, truth demanding Americans are a force to reckon with in the great Rocky Mountain high state and throughout the country.. I am with you all the way.

Never give up. Don’t tread on me.

Sincerely, American BloodBrothers,

Ted Nugent and family

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