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11/15/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Tancredo Slams Jane Norton: Tell Us What You Think, Should She Be Running For Senate?

Update: In response to Norton's announcement, Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee spokesman Eric Schultz immediately went on the attack, releasing a statement echoing earlier reports that Norton had worked as a lobbyist for health care industry. Schultz said:

Colorado voters will soon discover that Norton spent years as a lobbyist for the health care industry. In fact, Norton's web of lobbyist ties span much of Washington's special interests - hardly the profile of someone who would fight for Coloradans.

Denver police foundation director and former Colorado lieutenant governor Jane Norton announced a republican bid for Senate Tuesday. The Denver Post described Norton as being in a rush after her first campaign announcement.

Norton is joining a large group that's challenging Democratic Senator Michael Bennet. Bennet was appointed to the Senate in January after Ken Salazar left the seat for the Obama administration.

Former House Republican Tom Tancredo slammed Norton in The Denver Post today, saying she's "not ready for prime time."

...he charged that Norton in recent weeks got talked into running by Arizona Sen. John McCain, a Norton family friend and political ally.

"Does John McCain have a right to do that? Sure. Do I have a right to (complain) about it? You bet," Tancredo said in an interview Monday night. "Jane Norton is a nice lady who I like. End of story. But I fear she is not ready for prime time."

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