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