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John Hickenlooper is "the luckiest guy in the world," says Colorado GOP boss Dick Wadhams

At this point, Dan Maes has the Republican governor's nomination, endorsements from conservative heavy hitters like Hank Brown and not very much money -- which is why Colorado Republican Party head Dick Wadhams's $250 donation made local news. But while consultant Katy Atkinson suggested in July that Maes might drop out if he's cash poor, Wadhams says, "He's our nominee, and that's the bottom line," despite his fear that John Hickenlooper will win the three-way guv race in a walk.
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Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently covers everything from breaking news and politics to sports and stories that defy categorization.
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