Dan Maes filed for bankruptcy in ‘89; another Maes supporter calls him irresponsible
Dan Maes has confirmed months of rumors that he had filed bankruptcy. Bob Balink, a prominent El Paso County Republican and member of the state party's central committee who had tried to help Maes get his campaign finances in order called him irresponsible in an email that Balink sent to Maes Saturday. At a huge Republican rally for Tom Tancredo Saturday, his running mate, Pat Miller, announced to some 600 or more Republicans that she had been told that Maes has turned off his cell phones. This hasn't been confirmed, but the rumor is out there. Also, Tancredo said that a precinct leader in Aurora who was handing out a GOP brochure told a voter to vote for Tancredo because Maes "can't win." There also was an unconfirmed but relliably sourced rumor that Pete Coors, a long-time community leader and GOP candidate for the U.S. Senate in 2006 will be holding a fundraiser for Tancredo. This is my 290th post on Maes since Oct. 29, 2009. LINKS: News sparks new calls for Maes to drop out of race, by Karen E. Crummy. Why I think Dan Maes is too unethical to be governor of Colorado, by Donald E. L. Johnson, 8.16.2010.