Michael Steele drew some smaller, less-heard-from names of Colorado’s GOP as he swung through the state. Here’s the state GOP’s vice chairman Leondray Gholston introducing Congressional challengers Stephen Bailey (CO-2) and Dr. Mike Fallon (CO-1), along with Secretary of State candidate Scott Gessler:
Embattled gubernatorial candidate Dan Maes made his case for Republican support, dismissing the attacks against him as “desperate” and arguing that only a plurality of votes is needed in the three-way race.
Maes was followed by Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele, who charged up the crowd, telling the Republican activists not to slow down before November 2:
Tom Tancredo’s campaign manager, Bay Buchanan, rejected the arguments made by Maes and Steele:
“Party before principle — party before honest government — that’s what Michael Steele is selling, something Tom Tancredo has rejected his entire public life,” Buchanan said.
“Maes is dead in the water. Tancredo is the only hope for a principled conservative to win this election and the Chairman knows it.”
All three gubernatorial candidates have raised money out-of-state, with Tancredo easily outpacing his rivals in money raised outside of Colorado.
Maes has steadfastly refused to exit the race, and once again said that option is off the table: