Eric Lach

Eric Lach is a reporter for TPM. From 2010 to 2011, he was a news writer in charge of the website?s front page. He has previously written for The Daily,, GlobalPost and other publications. He can be reached at

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The Pinal County, Arizona Sheriff's Office has announced that it is reopening the case of a sheriff's deputy who was shot on April 30, after an article last week raised questions about the deputy's story that he'd been involved in a shoot-out with drug smugglers -- and just hours after telling TPM that the department stood by the original investigation.

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Colorado Republican gubernatorial nominee Dan Maes' campaign has finally fallen off the cliff it had been heading toward for weeks.

We've detailed Maes' numerous troubles before. (And. Boy. Has. He. Had. Troubles.) Maes' isn't just dealing with scandals or gaffes like some other inexperienced politicians this year. He's been abandoned by political allies, trails badly in the polls and is chronically short of funds. The calls for him to drop out are coming from all sides. Desperately lacking a clear strategy, he recently sank to simply calling one of his opponents, renowned nativist Tom Tancredo, an "illegal immigrant." All this with more than a month still to go before election day.

And while Tancredo's third-party run may be what definitively ruined Republicans' chances in the race, Maes is still the one carrying the GOP banner, waving it futilely as his campaign nosedives.

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