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  • Former Colorado Senator: Steyer Involvement in Senate Contest an ‘Insult’

    10/06/2014 9:22:54 PM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | October 6, 2014 | Wayne Allard
    A former U.S. senator in Colorado sees parallels between billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer’s meddling in current Senate elections in the state and his hedge fund’s efforts to drain a small Colorado town’s water supply and sell it to the highest bidder. Former Sen. Wayne Allard (R., Colo.) ... In 1995 Tom Steyer descended on Colorado, standing to make millions by exporting the water under the San Luis Valley and selling it to the highest bidder. Draining this particular aquifer would have had disastrous consequences for farms, wetlands and the Great Sand Dunes National Park. Impact from Steyer’s plan would have...
  • Obama knew about the attack, ignored three requests for help

    10/28/2012 11:31:55 PM PDT · by kingattax · 23 replies
    Washington Times ^ | October 27, 2012 | Col. Ken Allard
    Cold political play could cost him the election -- The Benghazi debacle may yet make Mitt Romney president. Barely 10 days before the election, the persistent whiff of scandal surrounding Barack Obama exploded into the banner headlines of a cover-up – at least among certain press outlets. Everything changed Friday afternoon with the stunning revelations by Fox News that CIA operatives defending the embattled consulate in Benghazi, Libya, called three times for emergency assistance while the attack was in progress. Each time, they were shamefully turned down.One of those defenders, Navy SEAL Tyrone Woods, was apparently able to use a...
  • The Ugly Truth about Missing America Oil Finally Appears

    05/17/2008 8:29:12 PM PDT · by Cannonphoder · 129 replies · 357+ views
    Investors Business Daily ^ | May 16, 2008 | Investors Business Daily
    Crude Mistake By INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY Posted Friday, May 16, 2008 Energy: With the price of oil spiking above $127 a barrel, the search for scapegoats has begun. Some point to the Saudis, OPEC's No. 1 producer. Others blame the oil companies. We have a better candidate: Congress. As President Bush traveled to Saudi Arabia to ask the House of Saud to open the oil spigots a bit wider, Congress showed once again how clueless it is when it comes to energy policy. Underscoring its failure to grasp the nature of our current problems, the Senate Appropriations Committee on Friday...
  • Obama Spend-O-Rama

    03/14/2008 10:14:34 AM PDT · by Anti-Hillary · 2 replies · 497+ views
    Human Events ^ | 03/14/2008 | Ross Kaminsky
    Late Wednesday afternoon, Sen.Wayne Allard (R-Co.) introduced Amendment 4246 into the Senate budget debate. The amendment, which Allard calls “The Obama Spend-o-Rama” proposes funding 111 of the 188 spending proposals put out so far during Sen. Barack Obama’s (D-Ill.) presidential campaign. (These were the proposals which Allard’s staff had time to analyze before the GOP leadership asked him to offer the amendment on the floor.) According to Allard, “There are another 77 proposals with unknown cost estimates that will add billions to this number.” (Click here to read Senator Allard’s Fiscal Responsibility Floor Statement.) Allard freely admits that he will...
  • Why return to the Air Force Academy after Winter Break?

    03/09/2008 9:46:44 AM PDT · by radar101 · 42 replies · 1,831+ views
    Senator Allard- R. CO ^ | April 27th, 2006 | Joseph R. Tomczak
    Why return to the Air Force Academy after Winter Break? So after our sunburns have faded and the memories of our winter break have been reduced to pictures we've pinned on our deskboards, and once again we've exchanged T-shirts and swim suits for flight suits and camouflage, there still remains the question that every cadet at U.S.Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs has asked themselves at some point: Why did we come back? Why, after spending two weeks with our family would we return to one of the most demanding lifestyles in the country? After listening to our 'friends' who...
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush 01-31-08 (news and photos)

    01/31/2008 6:10:20 PM PST · by snugs · 69 replies · 261+ views
    Today the President travelled to Las Vegas, Nevad and delivered a speech on the Global War on Terror and national security and then travelled to Colorado to attend a fundraising event for the Republican candidate running for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Wayne Allard. Click here for transcript of speech in Las Vegas. The Vice President spoke at the Charlotte Chamber in Charlotte, N.C. Click here for the transcript Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice met with French Defense Minister Herve Morin at the State Department. Defense Secretary Robert Gates met with French Defense Minister Harve Morin at the...
  • Independent group attacks (Mark) Udall in ads

    12/05/2007 10:40:32 AM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 26 replies · 162+ views
    The Aspen Times ^ | December 3, 2007
    The first negative ads in the race for Colorado's open U.S. Senate seat did not come from candidates Mark Udall and Bob Schaffer but from an independent group with ties to Republicans. Common Sense Issues Inc. targeted Democratic Rep. Mark Udall on national security and his pro-environment record. Udall, a Democrat, and Schaffer, a former Republican congressman, are running to replace retiring Republican Sen. Wayne Allard. One ad criticizes Udall for co-sponsoring a 2001 bill to establish an $8 billion Cabinet-level Department of Peace. It features a dialogue with one man saying, "Radical Islam wants Americans dead" before asking, "What...
  • Salazar blames defeat on 'poison,' Allard calls bill amnesty

    06/28/2007 8:42:28 PM PDT · by george76 · 29 replies · 929+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | June 28, 2007 | Todd Hartman
    U.S. Sen. Ken Salazar expressed disappointment this morning at the demise of the immigration reform bill, blaming "poison stemming from some members of the Senate" and predicting continuing crisis for the country's "broken" immigration system. Colorado's other U.S. senator, Republican Wayne Allard, issued a statement calling the bill as proposed "amnesty in its simplest form," and said the American people "demand and deserve better." Allard voted with the majority ... With the bill's collapse, Allard called for a greater focus on border security. "Porous borders and lax enforcement present major security risks to our country," Allard said. "Instead of enacting...
  • Former Rep. Schaffer to run for Senate

    05/05/2007 9:15:30 PM PDT · by george76 · 66 replies · 1,267+ views
    The Hill ^ | May 02, 2007 | Aaron Blake
    Former Rep. Bob Schaffer (R-Colo.) said Saturday at a Lincoln Day Dinner that he would run for U.S. Senate in 2008... Speaking at a small dinner in Teller County, Schaffer told a crowd of about 100 ... “He announced that we were the first to know that he is a candidate,” said County Commissioner and former county Republican Party Chairman Bob Campbell. Campbell added that Schaffer said a formal announcement and release would be coming at a later date. Current Teller County Republican Party Chairman Mark Sievers also confirmed Schaffer’s announcement: “He did say that. He was unequivocal.”
  • Campaigner tapped to be state GOP leader

    03/04/2007 7:37:09 PM PST · by george76 · 12 replies · 461+ views
    THE GAZETTE ^ | March 4, 2007 | ED SEALOVER
    A year ago, Dick Wadhams never thought he’d be back in Colorado full time trying to resurrect the state Republican Party. Wadhams, the silver-tongued Las Animas native who has led upset campaigns across the country, expected to be getting Virginia Sen. George Allen prepped for his presidential run. That was before Allen made his infamous “macaca” remark amid what should have been an easy reelection bid, and suddenly both he and Wadhams, his press secretary, found themselves out of their jobs. One week after that debacle, Wadhams fielded a call from Colorado Senate Minority Leader Andy McElhany, who suggested that...
  • McInnis testing waters for possible Senate campaign

    02/27/2007 7:46:33 AM PST · by george76 · 14 replies · 365+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | February 27, 2007 | John C. Ensslin
    Ex-congressman files paperwork, says unity is key. Former Colorado Rep. Scott McInnis took a first formal step Monday toward running for the seat being vacated by U.S. Sen. Wayne Allard... The Grand Junction Republican announced he is forming an exploratory committee and has filed necessary paperwork. He said he does not expect to make a formal announcement until later this year. "We're at the very beginning of this,"... McInnis said he is starting to assemble a campaign... McInnis has been mentioned as a possible candidate for the seat since Allard announced in January that he would keep a term-limit pledge...
  • In Protest of NBC Expert's Insult of Troops, Allard Resigns

    02/19/2007 7:03:43 PM PST · by rlmorel · 2 replies · 317+ views
    In protest of NBC's lack of action after NBC News military analyst William Arkin used his blog to describe U.S. soldiers as "mercenaries" enjoying "obscene amenities" for ungratefully daring to criticize Americans for not supporting the war effort, retired Colonel Ken Allard last week resigned his position as a military analyst for NBC News. In a February 16 op-ed for the San Antonio Express-News, "NBC sinks too low for this talking head," Allard, an "executive-in residence" at the University of Texas at San Antonio, regretted that "sometimes the only way to show where you really stand is to vote...
  • Allard’s exit opens door to John Elway (Colorado)

    01/16/2007 8:35:50 PM PST · by LdSentinal · 14 replies · 1,147+ views
    The Hill ^ | 1/17/07 | Aaron Blake
    Former Denver Broncos quarterback John Elway will always be remembered by Coloradoans as the orchestrator of “The Drive” — a 98-yard touchdown march in the closing moments of the 1987 American Football Conference Championship game. Whether the Hall-of-Famer and statewide sports hero has the drive to score a big win for Colorado Republicans in 2008 is another matter, and it’s the subject of growing speculation now that Sen. Wayne Allard (R-Colo.) is not running. Elway’s office at the Colorado Crush of the Arena Football League said yesterday that Elway “has no intentions of running,” and observers say a 2008 Senate...
  • Allard says he won't run again

    01/16/2007 3:06:22 AM PST · by NapkinUser · 1 replies · 300+ views
    Colorado Springs Gazette ^ | January 16, 2007 | Ed Sealover and Hank Lacey
    DENVER - Sen. Wayne Allard announced Monday that he will not seek a third term next year, ending months of speculation and triggering a frenzied rush to replace him. Allard, speaking in the rotunda of the Capitol where he began his political career as a state senator in 1983, said that although a large number of Republicans asked him to run again, he never wavered on the two-termlimit vow he made in 1996. “We didn’t hesitate at ever thinking we weren’t going to keep our pledge,” the 63-year-old said of him- self and his wife, Joan, who stood beside him....
  • Sen. Allard (R-CO) Not Running for Third Term: Leaves Wide-Open GOP Primary

    01/15/2007 11:04:43 AM PST · by Rawlings · 182 replies · 2,582+ views
    The Rocky Mountain News ^ | 1/16/07 | M.E. Sprenglermeyer
    WASHINGTON — Sen. Wayne Allard said today he will honor his term-limits pledge and leave at the end of 2008, creating a replacement fight that should turn Colorado into one of the country’s biggest electoral battlegrounds. "I just didn't think I could back away from the (term limits) commitment."
  • Family, fortitude to dictate Allard's 2008 Senate plans

    11/29/2006 6:17:47 AM PST · by BlackRazor · 4 replies · 352+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | 11/27/06 | M.E. Sprengelmeyer
    Family, fortitude to dictate Allard's 2008 Senate plans By M.E. Sprengelmeyer, Rocky Mountain News November 27, 2006 WASHINGTON - Sen. Wayne Allard is about to face the biggest decision of his political life, but it's really not so complicated, friends and political pundits say. They acknowledge countless factors he'll consider before deciding whether to seek re-election in 2008. He could mull his old term-limits pledge, consider the Democratic tilt of the recent elections, ponder the benefits of his seniority and his seat on the powerful Appropriations Committee, weigh the polling numbers, and start thinking about ramping up his fundraising machine....
  • Tancredo keeping options open (Tancredo to run for Senate?)

    11/18/2006 9:41:06 PM PST · by LdSentinal · 39 replies · 943+ views
    Rocky Moutain News ^ | 11/17/06 | M.E. Sprengelmeyer
    WASHINGTON - Rep. Tom Tancredo is keeping all of his options open, but he's not ready to follow some big-name Republicans who have started filing papers to launch exploratory committees for the 2008 presidential race. Tancredo, R- Littleton, strolled to re-election in his safely Republican, south suburban district. He said Thursday he still has not decided whether mounting a long- shot presidential bid, running for the U.S. Senate or staying in the House of Representatives will be the best way to advance his conservative agenda. Tancredo first began joking about a presidential bid in early 2005. All along, he has...
  • Stryker siblings face GOP allegations ( Culture of Corruption )

    10/16/2006 2:32:20 PM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies · 1,931+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | Oct. 15, 2006 | UPI
    Republicans allege two members of Michigan's Stryker family may have links to a fraud case in South Dakota involving Medicare and the Stryker Corp. Stryker is a medical products company. Jon Stryker has contributed to groups protecting gay rights. Anti-gay rights U.S. Sen. Wayne Allard, R-Colo., has called for an investigation into the fraud case to see if it extends further... The fraud case reportedly involves a medical clinic in South Dakota and the Stryker Corp. aggreeing to repay Medicare $345,000. The government says the clinic took money from the Stryker Corp. in exchange for using the company's orthopedic products....
  • Senators Want Probe Of DIRECTV On HDTV Signals

    09/07/2006 2:38:31 AM PDT · by BigSkyFreeper · 36 replies · 3,176+ views ^ | September 6, 2006 | Phillip Swann
    Colorado's two U.S. senators have asked the Senate Judiciary Committee to investigate a dispute between DIRECTV and EchoStar over network channels. News Corp., DIRECTV's parent, last week asked a federal court to stop EchoStar from providing 'distant' network signals to nearly one million subscribers. The signals, which originate from New York and Los Angeles, include both analog and High-Definition TV feeds. EchoStar says it will pay $100 million to local stations to settle the nine-year-old legal battle over 'distant' network TV signals. The local stations are concerned that EchoStar's subscribers will watch the national signals instead of their feeds. However,...
  • Controlling border a prerequisite to comprehensive immigration reform (Sen. Wayne Allard)

    05/20/2006 3:30:48 PM PDT · by SeaBiscuit · 29 replies · 639+ views
    Rockey Mountain News ^ | May 20, 2006 | Sen. Wayne Allard
    "Perhaps no issue before the Senate in recent history has elicited more emotion from both sides of the debate than the issue of illegal immigration. My job as a U.S. senator is to see through the cloud of emotional rhetoric blurring the debate and act in the best interests of the United States and the citizens of Colorado. The principle upon which I rely to guide me through this debate is simple: the rule of law. While America is a nation of immigrants, it is also a nation of laws. The rule of law is the foundation of our society...
  • Sen. Wayne Allard Website Has A Mexican Flag

    03/30/2006 4:32:52 AM PST · by itsinthebag · 19 replies · 482+ views
    Peter Boyles Radio Program
    Here is the link to Sen. Allard's website: On the menu is a link "En Espanol". If you click on that, you will come to the spanish page with the mexican flag:
  • Tancredo may cross to Senate, Immigration gadfly says he'll run if Wayne Allard bows out

    03/25/2006 11:40:31 PM PST · by NapkinUser · 50 replies · 889+ views
    The Denver Post ^ | 03/22/2006 | Anne C. Mulkern
    Washington - Colorado Rep. Tom Tancredo will run for the U.S. Senate in 2008 if Republican Sen. Wayne Allard does not seek re-election, the Littleton Republican said Wednesday. Known nationally for his unyielding stance on illegal immigration, Tancredo said he'd have more power to push that cause in the Senate, "where one person can be a lot more effective on an issue than one person in the House." Tancredo confirmed his interest in the Senate to The Denver Post after he made a similar acknowledgment in a taped television interview. When KBDI-Channel 12 interviewer Aaron Harber asked him, "If Wayne...
  • Tancredo: Bid for Senate more likely than White House

    03/22/2006 7:37:56 PM PST · by LdSentinal · 24 replies · 448+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | 3/22/06 | M.E. Sprengelmeyer
    WASHINGTON — Rep. Tom Tancredo said Wednesday he might run for the U.S. Senate in 2008, but only if Republican incumbent Sen. Wayne Allard retires. In an interview, Tancredo downplayed speculation about his political future, which was fueled by his response to a question during a recent television interview. Still, after nearly a year of toying with a possible presidential bid in 2008, Tancredo said that a U.S. Senate race appears "more within the realm of possibility." The Littleton Republican has raised his profile over the past year by making exploratory travels to early presidential caucus or primary states like...
  • Alito gets Allard endorsement

    11/15/2005 3:34:04 PM PST · by Graybeard58 · 11 replies · 466+ views
    Denver Rocky Mountain News ^ | November 15, 2005 | M.E. Sprengelmeyer
    WASHINGTON -- Sen. Wayne Allard endorsed Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito today, barring "something truly unexpected," and praised his judicial experience and his answers about some controversial past writings. Allard, R-Loveland, met with Alito for less than an hour, then told reporters he expects him to win confirmation from the U.S. Senate. "I informed him at the end I would endorse him and continue to support him unless there is something truly unexpected," Allard said, leaving himself open to a change of heart if there are any surprises at confirmation hearings scheduled for January. As one of the most consistent...
  • Alliance For Marriage Recognizes 13 Senators For Alliance For Marriage Award

    05/30/2005 8:19:45 PM PDT · by texasleslie · 3 replies · 522+ views
    The American Eagle News And Economic Report | 5-27-05 | Rudy Takala
    Alliance for Marriage Recognizes 13 Senators With “Defender of Marriage” Award Rudy Takala The American Eagle News And Economic Report May 27,2005 Pine City, MN Last May 19th, the Alliance for Marriage (AFM) recognized thirteen senators with their first annual “Defender of Marriage” Award. The award was given to both Republican and Democratic senators who voted for the Federal Marriage Amendment in 2004, including Senators Allard (R-CO), Bunning (R-KY), Burns (R-MT), Byrd (D-WV), Brownback (R-KS), Cornyn (R-TX), Frist (R-TN), Inhofe (R-OK), Lott (R-MS), Santorum (R-PA), Sen. Enzi (D-WY), Hatch (R-UT), and Smith (R-OR). Ultimately, the amendment failed by a vote...
  • Utah sits on huge oil reserve

    04/21/2005 2:56:45 AM PDT · by RWR8189 · 87 replies · 9,687+ views
    Springville Herald ^ | April 21, 2005
    As a prominent advocate for encouraging unconventional energy sources, Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) was asked to testify today in front of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee on his efforts to develop fuel from a vast untapped domestic oil reserve in tar sandsand oil shale -- a large part of which sits in eastern Utah. "Who would have guessed that in just Colorado and Utah, there is more recoverable oil than in the Middle East?" Hatch said. "We just don't count it among our nation's oil reserves because it is not yet being developed commercially. I find it disturbing...
  • Colo. Democrats Eye Second Senate Seat

    03/06/2005 2:11:38 PM PST · by GOPXtreme20 · 16 replies · 689+ views
    Associated Press ^ | March 6th. 2005 | STEVEN K. PAULSON
    Colo. Democrats Eye Second Senate Seat U.S. National - AP By STEVEN K. PAULSON, Associated Press Writer DENVER - After bucking a national trend toward the political right in the last election with wins in the state Capitol and the congressional delegation, emboldened Colorado Democrats are seeking to expand on their gains. Democrats are convinced Republicans have lost their way in Colorado, said Chris Gates, who was state Democratic Party chairman during the November election. "There is definitely a significant shift going on in Colorado, and I think Colorado is a beachhead for the Democratic Party in the Rocky Mountain...
  • Filibuster Politics: Why the GOP needs a 'judiciary mandate.'

    10/13/2004 5:46:40 AM PDT · by OESY · 11 replies · 541+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | October 13, 2004 | C. BOYDEN GRAY
    With three weeks to Election Day, it is time for Republicans to close the deal with swing voters -- independents, Southern and Midwestern moderates, blue-collar households, Catholics, and Hispanics. The tactics of Senate Democrats and their liberal allies are now so nakedly partisan that the judiciary could well become the issue that wins tight Senate races and presidential battleground states for the GOP. (A secondary benefit of campaigning on this issue is that it establishes a clear "judiciary mandate" -- an advantage when addressing the Senate's rule for filibusters and a bonus when the time comes to nominate a Supreme...
  • Statement by Sen. Wayne Allard (R-CO) Regarding John Kerry's Extreme Makeover

    07/23/2004 6:46:15 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 3 replies · 583+ views
    George W. Bush ^ | July 22, 2004
    Statement by Sen. Wayne Allard (R-CO) Regarding(title was incomplete so I finished it)WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Sen. Wayne Allard (R-CO) issued the following statement: "John Kerry may have been born in Colorado, but he learned his priorities in Massachusetts. Kerry is trying to pull off an extreme makeover of his votes for higher taxes and opposition to President Bush's plan to guarantee affordable drugs for our nation's seniors, which helped earn him the ranking of the Senate's most out of the mainstream member. Kerry voted in favor of the Iraq War and then voted against $87 billion in funding to...
  • Bush's commitment to marriage lauded

    01/21/2004 10:53:54 PM PST · by kattracks · 4 replies · 121+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 1/22/04 | Amy Fagan and Cheryl Wetzstein
    <p>President Bush's unprecedented State of the Union reference to a "constitutional process" to protect traditional marriage has rallied supporters of a federal marriage amendment.</p> <p>"I was very much heartened. It's always a good thing to have the president in your corner," Sen. Wayne Allard, Colorado Republican, said yesterday. "We share the same convictions about the importance of marriage and the same concerns about activist judges."</p>
  • Allard fields immigration, job worries Sen. Wayne Allard, R-Colo.,

    01/17/2004 6:06:51 PM PST · by fatso · 4 replies · 224+ views ^ | January 17, 2004 | Alisha Jeter
    Allard fields immigration, job worries In his first town meeting of the year, Sen. Wayne Allard, R-Colo., addressed heated concerns regarding immigration, free trade and jobs. About 30 residents of Broomfield and surrounding cities Wednesday questioned Allard most extensively on President Bush's recently released immigration plan and other related issues. The two-term Republican senator said he needed to research the details of the plan, which would allow illegal immigrants to register with the government and obtain three-year work periods. Several in the audience bashed the plan and urged Allard to oppose it, calling it everything from part of a war...
  • Congress can restore religious liberties with one act

    12/26/2003 3:42:12 AM PST · by kattracks · 9 replies · 152+ views
    Union Leader ^ | 12/26/03 | PAUL M. WEYRICH
    RECENTLY, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals held that the Ten Commandments monument that sits on the grounds of the Texas state capital is indeed constitutional. The monument had been donated by the Fraternal Order of Eagles more than 40 years ago to provide our nation’s young people with rules of good and proper conduct. However, one disgruntled citizen, Thomas Van Orden, filed a suit against the monument claiming its presence was bothersome to him. The court’s opinion explained, “Even those who would see the Decalogue as wise counsel born of man’s experience rather than as divinely inspired religious teaching...
  • Senators offer amendment against gay 'marriage'

    11/25/2003 9:54:13 PM PST · by kattracks · 3 replies · 187+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 11/26/03 | Stephen Dinan
    <p>Several senators introduced a constitutional amendment yesterday to prohibit the federal government from recognizing homosexual "marriages" and to allow states to ignore such unions conducted in other states.</p> <p>Sen. Wayne Allard, Colorado Republican, introduced the legislation on what was expected to be the final day of voting in the Senate this year.</p>
  • To Restore Religious Freedoms.

    10/23/2003 5:35:13 AM PDT · by ForGod'sSake · 259 replies · 366+ views
    S 1558 IS 108th CONGRESS 1st Session S. 1558To restore religious freedoms. IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES August 1 (legislative day, JULY 21), 2003 Mr. ALLARD introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary A BILLTo restore religious freedoms. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. This Act may be cited as the `Religious Liberties Restoration Act'. SEC. 2. FINDINGS. Congress finds the following: (1) The Declaration of Independence declares that governments are instituted...
  • Senators Hesitant to Back Frist on Marriage Amendment

    07/13/2003 2:30:48 PM PDT · by Theodore R. · 30 replies · 415+ views
    Human Events ^ | 07-11-03 | Freddoso, David
    Senators Hesitant to Back Frist on Marriage Amendment by David Freddoso Posted Jul 11, 2003 Appearing on ABC’s "This Week With George Stephanopoulos" three days after the Supreme Court declared a constitutional right to homosexual sodomy, Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R.-Tenn.) said he supported a constitutional amendment banning homosexual marriage. Many members of Congress, Stephanopoulos said to Frist, "are now drafting a constitutional amendment that would define marriage as being between a man and a woman. . . . It says that marriage in the United States shall consist only of the union of a man and a woman....
  • Harmon: Strickland rolls snake eyes in political numbers game

    11/07/2002 12:18:24 PM PST · by Libertarianize the GOP · 5 replies · 271+ views
    GJSentinel ^ | 11.07.02 | By Gary Harmon The Daily Sentinel
    xPity Tom Strickland, born for a seat in the United States Senate, but preemptively banished from the world's most exclusive group of 100. Strickland, he of the dashing airs, just the right mix of Colorado country and cosmopolitan charisma, will remain a millionaire lawyer-lobbyist for the foreseeable future. But never will he be a senator. The onetime college football player who runs every day to stay in fighting trim is 0 for 2 in the red zone. And it's not as though he went 0 for 2 against the 2000 Baltimore Ravens. Wayne Allard never has compared himself to Ray...
  • What happened in Colorado with Allard? (Vanity)

    11/07/2002 11:14:32 AM PST · by Tennessean4Bush · 65 replies · 354+ views
    Can anyone explain what happened in Colorado? I mean, I had written it off and I do not think any poll caught the true lead Allard had. Anyone have a link to a good analysis of why all the polls seemed to be so badly wrong?
  • Allard (R) beating Strickland (D) in Colorado

    11/05/2002 8:35:59 PM PST · by TheConservator · 4 replies · 206+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 11/5/2002 | MSNBC
    Wayne Allard (REP)* 371,359 52 % Tom Strickland (DEM) 314,566 44 % 45% of precincts reporting
  • Colorado Senate race a dead tie in latest 9News/Denver Post poll (41%-41%)

    11/02/2002 8:56:57 AM PST · by DallasJ7 · 50 replies · 444+ views
    9News ^ | 11/2/02
    The latest 9NEWS-Denver Post-KOA Radio poll shows Allard and Strickland in a dead tie entering the final weekend before Election Day. Strickland has not been even in the polls since June of 2001. Thirteen percent of the 400 likely voters surveyed remain undecided just four days out from the election. The poll was conducted by Ciruli Associates and has a margin of error of 4.9 percentage points. Ciruli and Associates conducts the poll for 9NEWS, the Denver Post and 850 KOA radio.
  • Political Opposites Share Stage As Likely Third-Party Threats

    10/30/2002 11:01:12 PM PST · by Dave S · 2 replies · 202+ views
    THE WALL STREET JOURNAL | October 31, 2002 | GREG HITT
    Political Opposites Share Stage As Likely Third-Party Threats By GREG HITT Staff Reporter of THE WALL STREET JOURNAL WASHINGTON -- Rick Stanley and Daniel Romano are a couple of political unknowns. But running from the far right and left, respectively, the two long-shot candidates for the U.S. Senate may be poised to earn a brief moment of national notoriety -- as the Ralph Naders of the 2002 campaign. It was Mr. Nader who ran for president under the Green Party banner in 2000 and siphoned an important bloc of liberal votes from Democrat Al Gore in key states. Now, a...
  • Allard/Strickland tracking polls-October 30

    10/30/2002 12:35:41 AM PST · by BoomerBob · 3 replies · 782+ views
    Denver Post and Rocky Mountain News | October 30, 2002
    The daily tracking polls covering the Allard/Strickland race have taken a strange turn over the last few days. The Rocky Mountain News poll (Talmey-Drake) now shows Allard with a 4 point lead, representing a 8 point swing from late last week.,1299,DRMN_36_1511556,00.html The Denver Post poll (Ciruli) has gone in the opposite direction. Allard, up 8 points on October 24 has fallen to a 2 point lead. I have maintained that Ciruli has a better history of accuracy so I am concerned about the GOP decline in his poll. Both polls have shown significant fluctuation (especially for a tracking...
  • Senate race still too close to call [CO]

    10/29/2002 4:56:32 AM PST · by BlackRazor · 7 replies · 247+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | 10/29/02 | Burt Hubbard
    Senate race still too close to call Outcome hinges on voter turnout By Burt Hubbard, Rocky Mountain News October 29, 2002 Colorado's U.S. Senate race is a dead heat. As President Bush stumped for incumbent Republican Wayne Allard in Denver on Monday, and Democrat Tom Strickland launched another bus tour on the Plains, the Rocky Mountain News/News4 poll found each candidate with 41 percent of the vote. And that means the election will probably turn on the get-out-the-vote efforts of both political parties, analysts said. "It's going to be battling in the trenches from here on out," said political consultant...
  • CCAGW Endorses Congressional Candidates. (18 for House, and only 1 for Senator.. Allard!

    10/28/2002 4:51:41 PM PST · by Fizzie · 5 replies · 256+ views
    CCAGW Endorses Congressional Candidates WASHINGTON, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Tom Schatz, president of the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste (CCAGW), announced the watchdog group endorsed candidates for the 2002 election cycle for the United States Congress based on the following criteria: 1. The ratings of the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste for the first session of the 107th Congress. 2. A representative or senator must have a rating of 90 percent or greater and have voted on at least 75 percent of the total number of votes rated in the two chambers of Congress. That would equal...
  • Strickland keeps slight advantage [CO Senate]

    10/28/2002 5:14:27 AM PST · by BlackRazor · 19 replies · 162+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | 10/28/02 | Owen S. Good
    Strickland keeps slight advantage But new poll shows that U.S. Senate candidates are still in statistical dead heat By Owen S. Good, Rocky Mountain News October 28, 2002 Democrat Tom Strickland maintains a tissue-thin 1 percentage point advantage over Republican incumbent Wayne Allard in the latest Rocky Mountain News/News4 tracking poll of the up-for-grabs U.S. Senate race. Strickland's lead bulged slightly during the weekend, to 42 percent, compared with 37 percent for Allard in numbers reported Saturday. But Strickland's edge returned to 40 percent, compared with 39 percent for Allard, in results announced Sunday. The differences are all well within...
  • Allard Campaign Worker Arrested At Strickland Rally (Colorado Senate Race)

    10/27/2002 6:52:50 PM PST · by navigator · 13 replies · 291+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | 10.27.02 | Robert Weller AP
    A campaign worker for Republican Sen. Wayne Allard has been arrested in Boulder for allegedly trying to disrupt a rally in support of Democratic challenger Tom Strickland. Matt Dempsey was arrested Saturday moments before the beginning of a Strickland rally featuring actor Robert Redford, Boulder police said. He was released Saturday night after posting a $500 bond. Dempsey denied the charges in a statement released Sunday by the Allard campaign. Boulder police Sgt. Robert Thomas, quoting a police report, said Dempsey and a group of Allard supporters told police they planned to walk through the rally area. Officers told them...
  • Two new polls in Colorado race for Senate (my title)

    10/27/2002 6:12:43 AM PST · by Tennessean4Bush · 14 replies · 307+ views
    Two new polls in Colorado Senate race: Rocky Mountain News, Strickland 39%, Allard 38%, 500 Registered Voters, 4.4% MOEDenver Post, Allard 42%, Strickland 36%, 400 Registered Voters, 4.9% MOE These two polls actually offer a slight ray of hope for Allard and the pubs, IMHO. First, they are polling Registered Voters, which is a ridiculous thing to do this late in the race. I think pubs typically do a little better among likely voters though not as much as they used to. Second, I think the trend on the Denver Post poll is real good news for Allard as he...
  • Razor thin race [CO Senate; Strickland up 1]

    10/26/2002 6:54:02 AM PDT · by BlackRazor · 31 replies · 165+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | 10/26/02 | Burt Hubbard
    Razor thin race Poll's 1-point difference shows it's anybody's race By Burt Hubbard, Rocky Mountain News October 26, 2002 Democratic challenger Tom Strickland has edged slightly ahead of incumbent Wayne Allard for Colorado's pivotal U.S. Senate seat, according to a poll released Friday. For the first time, Strickland is in the lead, 39 percent to 38 percent, the Rocky Mountain News/News4 poll found. But the difference is easily within the poll's plus or minus 4.4 percentage point margin of error. Another 15 percent are undecided about the senate race, and 3 percent favor Libertarian Rick Stanley, according to the poll...
  • New poll for Colorado Senate

    10/24/2002 1:40:43 PM PDT · by BoomerBob · 45 replies · 1,886+ views
    The Denver Post ^ | October 24, 2002 | Julia C. Martinez
    Amend. 31 foes surpass supporters Turnaround in poll dramatic By Julia C. Martinez Denver Post Capitol Bureau Thursday, October 24, 2002 - As political races heat up, voters have cooled to a ballot measure requiring English immersion for non-English-speaking public school students, a survey released Wednesday shows. Meanwhile, with 12 days before the election, races for U.S. Senate and governor remain unchanged, which doesn't bode well for the Democratic candidates in either race, said pollster Floyd Ciruli.Forty-three percent of registered voters now oppose the anti-bilingual-education measure known as Amendment 31, while 37 percent support it, the poll by Ciruli...
  • Poll: Dead Heat in Colo. Senate Race [Allard up 41-38]

    10/15/2002 6:40:54 AM PDT · by BlackRazor · 44 replies · 198+ views
    ABC News ^ | 10/15/02 | Associated Press
    Poll: Dead Heat in Colo. Senate Race Colorado Incumbent Sen. Wayne Allard, Democrat Tom Strickland in Dead Heat, Another Poll Shows The Associated Press D E N V E R, Oct. 15 — The second poll in four days shows Republican Sen. Wayne Allard and Democratic challenger Tom Strickland in a dead heat just three weeks before the election. The new poll, conducted Wednesday through Saturday, showed 41 percent supported Allard and 38 percent supported Strickland, with a sampling error margin of 4.5 percentage points. Fourteen percent were undecided. The poll, released Monday, was sponsored by The Denver Post, KUSA-TV...
  • Trial Lawyer Tied With GOP Incumbent, Senate Control at Stake

    10/15/2002 6:39:08 AM PDT · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 6 replies · 225+ views
    CNSNews ^ | 10/14/02 | Christine Hall
    A Democratic trial lawyer is neck and neck with Republican Sen. Wayne Allard in one of the races that will determine which political party controls the Senate in 2003. Former Clinton administration U.S. attorney Tom Strickland tied his rival in a September Zogby poll of likely voters, with each man garnering 42 percent support. Another 16 percent remained undecided or supported the Libertarian candidate. Strickland lost to Allard in 1996. But the recent poll showed a big drop for Allard, who served three terms in the House before becoming a senator, and who was leading Strickland by nine points in...