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3 years 8 months ago

Conservatives square off in Colorado Springs

South Sierra Madre in Colorado Springs drew the battle lines for Republicans Sunday, amongst themselves; both sides with a conservative candidate they want in the Governor's office. "We wouldn't be in it, this dividing up the Republican vote, if Tancredo hadn't jumped in after the assembly," says Jimmie Butler,...

3 years 9 months ago

Dan Maes filed for bankruptcy in 1989

GOP gubernatorial candidate Dan Maes, who has touted his business experience running telecommunications and credit reporting companies, says he filed personal bankruptcy 20 years ago. According to The Denver Post, Maes filed bankruptcy in 1989 when he was 29 years old and single. Maes spokesman Nate Strauch says Maes...

3 years 9 months ago

Gubernatorial candidates debate in Pueblo

The three major candidates for Colorado's governor came together in Pueblo Tuesday night for a debate in front of a packed crowd at the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center. Republican candidate Dan Maes was about 25 minutes late, after getting caught in heavy traffic from a bizarre accident involving...

3 years 9 months ago

Maes calls for school funding mandate time-out

Republican gubernatorial candidate Dan Maes is asking voters to approve a time-out on Colorado's public school funding mandate similar to the five-year time-out they approved for the state's tax- and spending-limitation amendment. Maes told the Colorado Nonprofit Association on Thursday that nonprofit organizations could pick up the slack for...

3 years 10 months ago

Three-party race for governor in Colorado

With a Denver District Court Judge's decision Tuesday to keep third-party candidate Tom Tancredo's name on the November ballot, Colorado is faced with a three-party race for governor: Tancredo with the American Constitution Party, Dan Maes with the Republican Party, and John Hickenlooper with the Democratic Party. Tuesday's court...

3 years 10 months ago

GOP governor's group hints Colo. race a lost cause

Colorado Republican gubernatorial candidate Dan Maes is shrugging off the suggestion that a national GOP group won't help finance his campaign anymore and says he will continue to fight for votes. A Maes spokesman made the comments Wednesday in response to Republican Governors Association Chairman Haley Barbour's remarks hinting...

3 years 11 months ago

Republican in-fighting in governor's race

Republican gubernatorial candidate Dan Maes has rejected an offer from former congressman Tom Tancredo for both men to get out of the Colorado governor's race and let the Republican Party pick a new candidate. State Republican Party chairman Dick Wadhams said he delivered the offer to Maes on Wednesday...

3 years 11 months ago

Dan Maes to announce running mate at noon

Republican gubernatorial candidate Dan Maes has reached the deadline for announcing his choice of a running mate. Spokesman Nate Strauch says Maes interviewed four or five candidates over the weekend and will announce his choice on Tuesday. He'll make the announcement at noon at his campaign office in Englewood....

3 years 11 months ago

Dan Maes prevails in GOP governor's race

Businessman Dan Maes has ridden support from tea party groups to claim Colorado's Republican gubernatorial primary, defeating former U.S. Rep. Scott McInnis. McInnis is a former six-term congressman who failed to recover after it was revealed that he plagiarized parts of a water study for which a Colorado foundation...

3 years 11 months ago

Sprint time for Colorado Senate candidates

It's sprint time for Colorado Senate candidates in primary elections. They're working the phones, waving signs on busy street corners and putting final touches on what they hope will be victory speeches Tuesday night. Democrats are focusing on Colorado Springs. That's because El Paso is the most populous Colorado...

3 years 11 months ago

Clearing up robocall confusion

Republican gubernatorial candidate Dan Maes announced Wednesday that he was asking the state Attorney General's Office to investigate a false robocall campaign. The automated called made to registered Republicans allegedly said that Maes had dropped out of the race. NewsFirst5 has learned that the confusion may have stemmed from...

3 years 11 months ago

Hickenlooper says GOP alienating Colorado voters

Democratic gubernatorial candidate John Hickenlooper says internal feuding in the Colorado Republican Party is alienating voters. Drawing on his experience as a brewpub owner, Hickenlooper says it's bad practice to attack another company and he believes it's bad practice for candidates to attack each other. The Denver mayor...

3 years 11 months ago

Tancredo answers critics

The path has been cleared for former republican congressman Tom Tancredo to head the American Constitution Party, as candidate for governor. Benjamin Goss resigned his candidacy on Tuesday morning, paving the way for Tancredo, who submitted the proper paperwork Tuesday. "This is it! It's all I can do!" he told...

3 years 11 months ago

Candidate makes way for Tom Tancredo on ballot

Benjamin Goss has submitted his resignation letter as the American Constitution Party's candidate for governor. Goss is stepping down to make way for former GOP congressman Tom Tancredo, who plans to run on the party's ticket. Tancredo switched his party affiliation on Monday. American Constitution Party chairman Clyde...

3 years 11 months ago

Tom Tancredo seeks nomination to run for governor

Former GOP congressman Tom Tancredo is seeking a third-party nomination to enter the Colorado governor's race. In a terse, one-sentence announcement, Tancredo said "I am going to seek the nomination of the American Constitution Party for governor of Colorado." Tancredo says Republican candidates Scott McInnis and Dan Maes...

3 years 11 months ago

Scott McInnis scoffs at Tancredo deadline

A noon deadline set by Republican Tom Tancredo has passed, without word on whether he plans to switch parties and run for governor. He gave the two Republican candidates for governor, Scott McInnis and Dan Maes, until noon to agree to step aside following the August primary, and allow him...

3 years 11 months ago

Colorado GOP candidates struggling

At a time when Republicans across the nation are counting on victories in gubernatorial races, Colorado's GOP is struggling with gubernatorial and U.S. Senate candidates who have stumbled in recent months. The latest problems include a spat between GOP Senate candidates Jane Norton and Ken Buck touching on gender...

4 years 5 days ago

Primary ballots in the mail today

Mail-in ballots for Colorado's Aug. 10 primary elections were going out Monday. Because the vast majority of Colorado primary voters will cast their ballots at home, that means candidates have the next three weeks to try to sell themselves to party voters. The race on ballots this election is...

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