Jessica Fender in the Denver Post:
Would-be governor Tom Tancredo and his surrogates have run a full-court press on GOP rival Dan Maes in recent weeks, snaking supporters out from under the struggling candidate and upping pressure for Maes to exit the three-way race.
With the former Republican congressman within single digits of Democrat John Hickenlooper in a few public polls, some of the pressure has been overt.
Tancredo campaign manager Bay Buchanan recently called a Maes supporter insisting “the time is absolutely now” for Maes to give up. Others make poll-backed claims that Tancredo is the only electable conservative.