Lynn Bartels reports over at the main Denver newspaper that Republican gubernatorial candidate Dan Maes has hired George Culpepper to assist his campaign.
Culpepper, you may recall, was once the campaign manager for the gubernatorial bid of Republican Scott McInnis. McInnis hired Culpepper back in September 2009, but Culpepper left the campaign just a few months later to start his own political strategy firm.
Last spring, Culpepper started working for the gubernatorial campaign of Joe Gschwendtner, although “Joe G’s” campaign seemed designed only to discredit Maes prior to the GOP State Convention (in which Maes defeated McInnis anyway). Joe G since failed to make the ballot, ending his campaign.
Culpepper is now back…working for Maes…despite the fact that he was once working for Maes’ chief rival…and despite the fact that he was once on a campaign that had the sole purpose of trying discredit Maes. Given the anemic fundraising of the Maes campaign, perhaps the joke is on Culpepper, whose salary can’t be much more than bologna sandwiches and pocket change for gas money.
Nevertheless, Culpepper will have an interesting tale to tell; he’s got to be the only person in Colorado history who will have been directly involved with three failed campaigns for governor in the same election cycle. That’s hard to do.
Mileage and house payments are taking their toll on the Maes piggy bank.
Maybe Beej will max out to help with this stunningly mundane hire.
And do you have to show bologna sandwiches as campaign expenditures? Never mind, Steve King does, even when he’s collecting per diem.
for a bologna sand.
They’re usually unitemized.
you forgot Dick Wadhams. LOL He’s been directly involved in all of the losing!
trying to build his bona fides to challenge Wadhams for the GOP chairmanship.
Campaign motto: “The stakes are too high — this is not a position that we can entrust to a minor-league fuckup.”
What about Josh?
Surely a spot must be found for the golden boy.
If Buck wins the Senate race, surely he’d have no interest in supporting Penry after everything he did for Norton in the primary. Penry’s going to have to go away for awhile before he can come back and play a major role.
He’s entitled. Just ask his loyal followers.
To go to someplace like Minot, ND and get rehabilitated.
He’ll be back, but he needs to go away first.
It remains to be seen whether or not going away will cause his head to explode.
I’ve always thought there was a desk at Mesa State with his name on it. Perhaps not.
should leave Mesa, it’s Josh’s turn at a do nothing job.
which blog Bartels picked this story up from?
She doesn’t just raid blogs.
She prints press releases verbatim too.