Maes declares he’s ‘not going anywhere;’ loses key GOP supporter
Denver Post Staff Writer
Struggling GOP gubernatorial candidate Dan Maes has lost one of his few remaining endorsements from a Republican officeholder.
State Rep. Kent Lambert – one of three legislators who continued to support Maes – said today that he’s no longer behind the Republican nominee and instead cast his lot with former Republican-turned-American-Constitution-Party candidate Tom Tancredo.
Lambert said he supported Maes so long because Republican stalwarts backed the political newcomer at both the state assembly and in the voting booth primary night.
“The question is, ‘Do they still support him?'” said Lambert, R-Colorado Springs. “We want to support the Republican people. At this point, the Republican people are not with Dan Maes. Even people from outside the traditional Republican system are saying this campaign is basically over.”
Meanwhile, Maes did pick up a new endorsement from ex-Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin’s father-in-law. Maes said on his Facebook page that he was happy to receive Jim Palin’s support as he is an “individual of abiding faith and conservative values.”
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