LAKEWOOD-- GOP gubernatorial candidate Dan Maes
, coming off of victory over six-term Congressman Scott McInnis in the GOP state assembly this weekend, told the Colorado Independent that he was now clear frontrunner in the race for governor. The reason for his success, he said, is that he's the true conservative in the race and that he was chosen by the tea party organically to lead on the right. He also said there was no inconsistency with simultaneously wanting less government intrusion and opposing abortion rights and gay marriage. He said he fully embraced the proposed personhood amendment
but mostly as a statement and that he didn't think the amendment would actually outlaw abortion.