Colorado Republican leadership and grassroots groups failed to oust Dan Maes from the governor’s race Friday, the last day the GOP nominee could drop out before ballots were certified.
And Tom Tancredo, a former Republican congressman whose third-party candidacy is splitting the Republican vote, reiterated his intention to remain in the race.
Despite the serious issues at stake — the winner will preside over redistricting — the 2010 governor’s race has often taken bizarre and outlandish twists and turns in the past two months. Friday was no exception, and perhaps the most exceptional.
Maes’ decision to stay in the race was not announced at a news conference or through personal phone calls but in an e-mailed statement.