Friday, September 3, 2010


I am very disappointed in the decision by Dan Maes to continue his candidacy for governor.

Revelations before and especially after the August 10 primary have raised serious questions about the veracity of how he has presented his professional background and career and have virtually destroyed any possibility of running a viable campaign.

The only way Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper could win this election for governor is by being handed the kind of race he was today by Dan Maes and Tom Tancredo. The bad news for Colorado Democrats is that their candidates across Colorado are very endangered in every other competitive race.

Colorado Republicans have outstanding candidates for the state legislature across the state in competitive races and we are committed to electing majorities in both houses. While John Hickenlooper might fluke his way into the governor’s office, a Republican controlled legislature will confront his desire to continue the failed Ritter agenda of raising taxes and destroying jobs.

Colorado Republicans are firmly committed to the election of Ken Buck as U.S. Senator over the accidental senator, Michael Bennet. We will reelect John Suthers as Attorney General and also elect Scott Gessler as Secretary of State and Walker Stapleton as State Treasurer.

Congressmen Doug Lamborn and Mike Coffman will be reelected and we have strong candidates in the other five congressional districts. In fact, recent public polls show Scott Tipton leading John Salazar in the Third District, Cory Gardner leading Betsy Markey in the Fourth District, and Ryan Frazier over Ed Perlmutter in the Seventh District. Dr. Mike Fallon and Stephen Bailey are running spirited campaigns in the First and Second Districts respectively.

I am proud to stand with Ken Buck, John Suthers, Scott Gessler, Walker Stapleton, Doug Lamborn, Mike Coffman, Mike Fallon, Stephen Bailey, Scott Tipton, Cory Gardner, Ryan Frazier, and our outstanding candidates for the state legislature.