Thursday, September 9, 2010

Republican Governors Association won’t waste money on Maes

Colorado GOP gubernatorial candidate Dan Maes is shrugging off the suggestion that a national GOP group won't help finance his campaign anymore and said Wednesday he will continue to fight for votes.

Maes' campaign was reacting to Republican Governors Association Chairman Haley Barbour's remarks strongly hinting that the group was giving up on the Colorado governor's race. Barbour, Mississippi's governor, told reporters at a Christian Science Monitor breakfast that the association had "put some money in Colorado," but said that it was in the "past tense."

Maes' spokesman Nate Strauch said Maes did not expect any help from the RGA and will continue trying to get votes by traveling the state and talking to people.

"Our position from the beginning was that any help the RGA can provide is gravy," he said. Strauch said that Maes was aware of Barbour's comments but wasn't deterred by them.

"The RGA hasn't promised Mr. Maes any help from the beginning," he said.        More

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