Friday, September 10, 2010

Maes: "I think some of you are saying, 'Uh-oh, something's not right about this guy”

After two weeks of negative press, a defiant Dan Maes went hard on the defensive Thursday at a meeting with conservative groups in Durango, saying he recognized "evil" in his detractors.

Maes spent most of his hour-and-a-half at the microphone explaining a series of scandals that lately have characterized his unlikely campaign and even have earned him national attention.

"I think what's happening is some of you are saying to yourself, 'Uh-oh, something's not right about this guy. He's the same as everyone else,'" he told the overflow crowd gathered at the Church of Christ on Florida Mesa. "And I'm here to make it right tonight ... to be accountable."

"There is evil out there. When I interact with some of these people, I can feel the evil. They're not evil people, but evil finds its way into the system. And we must stand and fight this to the end."

The heat on Maes has increased since he defeated Scott McInnis in the Republican primary last month.

He was asked about allegations he improperly recorded mileage with the Secretary of State's Office and how he feels about third-party challenger Tom Tancredo and losing the support of prominent Colorado Republicans.

"John was probably the most painful because he was a great mentor," Maes said of losing the support of former State Senate President John Andrews.        More -

No comments:

Post a Comment