11/29/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Dan Maes's Struggles Could Hurt Colorado GOP In Future, Some Insiders Worry

The implosion of Colorado gubernatorial candidate Dan Maes is becoming so apparent that it's likely to leave the Republican nominee finishing in third place on election night.

It's an embarrassing and disheartening prospect for a party that just months ago believed it had an even shot at taking over the governor's mansion in the Rocky Mountain State.

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