Even Tea Partiers Start Turning On Dan Maes In Colorado | Talking Points Memo

Colorado Republican gubernatorial nominee Dan Maes’ campaign is getting pretty lonely.In the wake of a scandal about Maes’ embellished tale of working undercover as a police officer in Kansas, former Sen. Hank Brown withdrew his endorsement. But the bigger blow to Maes — never a party favorite — is that tea party members have started abandoning the candidate they once backed, and are joining the increasingly loud chorus of voices calling on him to drop out. Just days ago, tea partiers were attacking Tom Tancredo for a third-party bid that seemed to derail Maes’ chances against Democrat John Hickenlooper. But things have changed, and state GOP party chair Dick Wadhams bluntly summed it up for The Denver Post:


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