September 6, 2010

THESE PEOPLE VET THEIR BABYSITTERS BETTER:

Tea Party Cools on Colorado Favorite (STEPHANIE SIMON, 9/04/10, WSJ)

Colorado tea-party activists wanted a fresh face, an everyday Joe new to politics, and thought they had found their man in gubernatorial candidate Dan Maes.

The owner of a small credit-reporting business pulled off an upset win in the Republican primary last month, and his supporters hailed his nomination as a victory over the party elite.

Now, many of those activists are expressing buyer's remorse.

Several tea-party leaders across the state have withdrawn their endorsements and urged Mr. Maes to quit the race following a string of stumbles, including his admission to the Denver Post that a dramatic paragraph in his website biography about his experience as an undercover police investigator "might have" been incorrect.

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Posted by Orrin Judd at September 6, 2010 11:26 AM
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