Dan MaesReaders are still commenting on the last Dan Maes missive posted here -- "Good grief, people, ignore this NothingBurger," wrote one commenter -- and now up pops another one. Actually, this is the one Maes says he meant to write before he got sidetracked by "calling a spade a spade" -- ... More >>
Dan MaesWhile Governor John Hickenlooper was wrapping up his first legislative session and Tom Tancredo was riding the right-wing blogosphere last week, the also-ran in that race, Dan Maes, was demonstrating that if you only get 11 percent of the vote, it doesn't matter if you topple a thicke ... More >>
Yesterday morning, I was talking to Dick Wadhams, the chair of the Colorado Republican Party, about the upcoming State Central Committee meeting, where he would be going for a third term. Yesterday evening, I was talking with Wadhams about his sudden announcement that he would not run again.
Full comic below.The enhanced security screenings at DIA provide an excellent opportunity for Coloradans to get used to more aggressive pat-downs. Should state Republicans get their wish, searches to prove citizenship would start tomorrow. As citizens withdraw more into their cyber-selves, th ... More >>
Ken Buck.A triumvirate of Denver blog posts. 5280's Michael de Yoanna writes that Ken Buck and Dan Maes blame election-day losses on Republicans. Mmm-kay. Mile High Hockey's David Driscoll-Carignan notes that the Colorado Avs are hurting -- physically, that is. Ouch. Square State's Bill Eg ... More >>
Tom Tancredo.This weekend, the Denver Post shared polling data showing Democrat John Hickenlooper held a "comfy" 10 point lead over main challenger Tom Tancredo in the governor's race. But Tancredo operations manager Cliff Dodge rejects that, dismissing the Post's survey as "totally inaccura ... More >>
Tom Tancredo.Colorado's gubernatorial race has offered a good dose of unintentional humor on its own. But Complete Colorado has upped the laugh ante by creating "Real Gubernatorial Genius," satirical commercials (based on a popular Bud Light campaign) that lampoon Dan Maes, John Hickenlooper ... More >>
Tom Tancredo.Are you ready for Governor Tom Tancredo? Better at least entertain the possibility, because his poll numbers continue to rise, while those of Dem John Hickenlooper and Republican Dan Maes keep slipping. That's the word from a just-released Rasmussen Reports survey, which shows T ... More >>
George Karl.These three Denver blog posts are for you. Denver Stiffs' Jeffrey Morton sees the Nuggets as "a roller coaster ride that could either result in the ride of your life, or get you decapitated." Heads up! People's Press Collective brings together Dan Maes rally pics. Denver Egotis ... More >>
Tom Tancredo.Whether you love Tom Tancredo or loathe him, there's no denying that he's a highly unusual politician. Whereas many of his peers always seem to be speaking from a heavily lawyered script, he talks off the cuff with a lack of self-consciousness that's startling and refreshing. He ... More >>
In "Mile Highs and Lows," Westword's William Breathes offers a no-holds-barred look at what goes on behind the locked doors of marijuana dispensaries, whether they resemble swanky bars or a dope dealer's college dorm room. See our updated dispensary list here, and continue reading for Breathe ... More >>
Did you know gubernatorial candidate Dan Maes's campaign HQ is directly above ADG Herbal Medicine? William Breathes shares that info and more in his latest review. And for more discoveries, check out our newly updated MMJ center listings. Click to access our medical marijuana dispensary direc ... More >>
Pat Waak.Yesterday, state GOP chieftain Dick Wadhams weighed in on the upcoming election, predicting much ugliness for Democrats. Shockingly, head Dem Pat Waak has a very different take. She doesn't foresee the kind of Democratic apocalypse plenty of pundits are predicting.
Tom Tancredo?When Dan Maes isn't comparing himself to the heroic Serpico, he's linking Tom Tancredo to loony "Uncle Fester" of The Addams Family -- a label he first offered Denver Magazine, and repeated last week on KOA. But if Tancredo is Uncle Fester, who is Maes?
Tom Tancredo.Tom Tancredo hasn't been feeling a lot of love in the past day or so. First, Dan Maes and John Hickenlooper agreed to a debate schedule without consulting him or mandating his participation. Plus, two locals have reportedly filed suit to keep Tancredo's name off the ballot. Team ... More >>
Dan Maes.Embattled Republican guv candidate Dan Maes and incredibly lucky Democratic opponent John Hickenlooper agree on a couple of things -- the number of debates they'll stage (ten) and a focus on the issues, not personal attacks. Presumably Tom Tancredo will take part in the sessions, too ... More >>
Hickenlooper.At noon, all three Colorado gubernatorial candidates are slated to be at Channel 12 to tape the first debate of the season, which is scheduled to air tomorrow night. That's the day the Colorado Secretary of State's office must officially certify the names on the November ballot.
Three Denver blog posts here. A Predominantly Orange readers poll currently predicts a no. 1 AFC West finish for the Broncos. We can dream, can't we? Colorado Education News' Paul Teske says teacher evaluation is a sampling process. Sample the item here. Dan Maes showed up at today's Chann ... More >>
Colleen Cooke.The recent Denver Cruisers' U.N> bike ride made good-natured sport of Republican gubernatorial candidate Dan Maes, for his overblown (from his campaign's perspective) comments about Denver's B-cycle program being a United Nations plot. But it's hard to imagine him having any obj ... More >>
The Denver Cruisers -- the bicycle club open to anyone -- stuck a thumb in the eye of Dan Maes last night with its United Nations themed bike ride through the city. Maes, the Republican candidate for governor, made comments earlier this summer that Denver's participation in the B-Cycle rent-a ... More >>
Hick makin' copies.Today, Denver Post columnist Mike Littwin notes that guv candidate John Hickenlooper wouldn't be running ads depicting him taking a shower with his clothes on in a normal campaign -- an observation reinforced by Hick's latest spot, which shows him saving money by using tap ... More >>
Don't mess with octogenarians. That's a lesson that Scott McInnis learned when he threw his 82-year-old "Musings on Water" collaborator under a bus, and it sounds like 83-year-old Freda Poundstone is about to give Dan Maes a swift kick with her sensible shoes this morning.
Tom Tancredo.Earlier today, we told you that Dan Maes had rejected a suggestion from Tom Tancredo that both of them drop out of the governor's race to allow the state GOP to choose a fresh candidate. Tancredo says this offer shouldn't be interpreted as proof he's not wholly committed to beat ... More >>
Tom Tancredo.While other Republicans are starting to cozy up to Dan Maes, there's no love lost between the Republican gubernatorial candidate and Tom Tancredo, now running for governor on the American Constitution ticket. Tancredo, who's on KHOW right now, just gave his tax returns to Peter B ... More >>
Tambor Williams.At a press conference today, Dan Maes announced Tambor Williams as his lieutenant governor choice -- and according to Westword's Johnny Molfetta, who attended the event and took the photos here and below, the tone was much more somber than at John Hickenlooper's introduction o ... More >>
Dan Maes.Another day, another Denver Post story that treats Republican gubernatorial nominee Dan Maes like an empty-walleted joke. It's no surprise, then, that Maes, who earlier threatened to limit the Post's access if the paper didn't start treating him fairly, has scheduled a meeting with ... More >>
Scott McInnis.Last night, most of us knew that plagiarism-troubled Scott McInnis had narrowly lost the Republican governor's nomination to Liberty Movement favorite Dan Maes -- but he put off conceding. Now, however, he's finally grasped reality after several hours of folks like GOP boss Dick ... More >>
Dean Singleton.In late July, after a Denver Post editorial argued that he wasn't qualified to be governor due to his poor business record, Dan Maes suggested that he might limit the Post's access if it didn't begin to cover his campaign more evenhandedly. But Post publisher and MediaNews Gro ... More >>
Ken Buck.The major GOP races in Colorado don't want for drama this year -- or comedy, depending on your perspective. Tom Tancredo's high noon ultimatum to Scott McInnis and Dan Maes was followed by Ken Buck's "Weld County bullshit" statement and another comment in which he called Tea Party bi ... More >>
Tom Tancredo.This past weekend, Tom Tancredo told Patricia Calhoun that with a few days, he'd make some kind of announcement about the governor's race, which is a mess on the Republican side thanks to Scott McInnis's plagiarism problems and Dan Maes's assorted challenges. And that's one campa ... More >>
Dan Maes.Shocking news: Dan Maes isn't accepting Tom Tancredo's ultimatum that he and embattled candidate Scott McInnis pledge to drop out of the governor's race if they're not ahead in the polls after the August 10 Republican primary. His statement describes the plan as "arrogant and absurd" ... More >>
Dan Maes.After what his critics characterize as a long delay, Republican gubernatorial candidate Dan Maes has released his tax returns -- and they show per annum income as low as $11,000 in recent years. The data prompted the Denver Post, which has never been a big Maes backer, to editoriali ... More >>
Greg Brophy.Scott McInnis's alleged plagiarism related to his "Musings on Water," a series of articles for which the Hasan Family Foundation paid him $300,000 he's now pledged to refund, has turned onetime political friends into reluctant enemies. Take Senate assistant minority leader Greg B ... More >>
Dan Caplis.Anyone who thought Scott McInnis's plagiarism problems might not kill his campaign prior to yesterday's Caplis & Silverman show on KHOW likely reconsidered afterward. That's because Republican stalwart Dan Caplis joined the Denver Post is calling for McInnis to give up the ghost a ... More >>
Dan Maes.As Scott McInnis's plagiarism problems worsened, Republican power brokers began to consider what to do should he drop out of the guv race. And while there's plenty of debate about who the best candidate should be, there's wide agreement among such folks about who it shouldn't be: Dan ... More >>
Dan Maes.Last Wednesday, Alan Prendergast wrote about a potential fine against Dan Maes for campaign-finance violations involving mileage reimbursements. The penalties could have exceeded $27,000, but Maes bargained down to $17,500. And now, according to him, it's all over. Or so he would li ... More >>
Wanderin' Dan.Dan Maes has found novel ways of fueling his dark-horse campaign for governor -- so novel that he now faces what could be the heftiest campaign-finance fine against a candidate in state history. According to news reports, Maes could be socked $27,000 in penalties for failing to ... More >>
He's feeling good here.A Denver blogs three-pack. Inside the Rockies' Tracy Ringolsby tweets that super-pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez is battling the flu but is still expected to start tonight against the Red Sox. New strategy: infection. 5280's Michael de Yoanna notes that gubernatorial candidate ... More >>
Scott McInnis has been endorsed by these dogs, though.Across the country, major party candidates who've been associated with the so-called establishment have had a far tougher time than anticipated. No wonder Republican Scott McInnis asked Margo Knutson, a member of a grassroots Douglas Coun ... More >>
Dan Maes isn't going down without a fight.For Dan Maes, who's running for governor with more support from Tea Party groups than the Republican Party, it's a very important day. This evening, caucuses will be held in homes, schools and churches all over the area, and Maes isn't just hoping to ... More >>
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Dan Maes attended the rally this Saturday, with gunny sack in hand.Last week, Republican gubernatorial candidate Dan Maes previewed the "Defend the Republic" rally at the State Capitol -- advertised as a gathering of folks from assorted tea parties and 9.12 organizations, among others, who we ... More >>
Dan Maes would like to have his tea and drink it, too.Republican gubernatorial candidate Dan Maes is upset about the effort by GOP heavyweights to make Scott McInnis the de facto party standard bearer months before the primary -- and he says lots of tea party members will express the same sen ... More >>
Dan Maes isn't getting out while the getting is good.Locals curious if yesterday's unity press conference on behalf of gubernatorial hopeful Scott McInnis has weakened the resolve of Dan Maes, McInnis' only remaining Republican challenger, need only to listen to his voicemail-intro messages t ... More >>