Daily Archives: September 3, 2010

GOP Faces Major Crisis in Colorado – Calls Mount For Gubernatorial Candidate to Withdraw by Gregory Hilton

Many Republican leaders are hoping Dan Maes will withdraw from the gubernatorial race by today's noon deadline.

A huge crisis is now confronting the Colorado Republican Party, and the outcome could well be the landslide election of a Democrat who would not have won under normal circumstances. Republicans will probably be stuck with an unpopular nominee who refuses to leave the race, and the deadline for dropping out is noon today. Many prominent Republicans have been urging gubernatorial nominee Dan Maes both publicly and privately to withdraw. If he does bow out today, the Colorado Republican Party’s vacancy committee would be able to appoint a replacement. It would almost certainly be former Lt. Governor Jane Norton who just narrowly lost the Senate primary to Ken Buck. Continue reading