Tax Day draws Colo. protesters |

Tax Day draws Colo. protesters

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) – Conservative candidates hoping to turn tea party energy into success this fall worked the stump across Colorado Thursday.

A year after tea party groups started drawing thousands to rallies decrying the size of government, this year’s Tax Day protest rallies saw more traditional politicking.

At rallies in Denver and Fort Collins, Republican candidates wooed conservatives in the crowd. About 2,000 people gathered at the Capitol in Denver and roughly 2,000 attended a rally in a Colorado Springs park.

Candidates passed out bumper stickers and signs and urging protesters to remember them at the ballot in August primaries in August primaries and again in November.

There were more than a dozen such rallies held Thursday, the day most federal income taxes are due.

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