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  • Colo. Democrat Bennet wins Senate race

    11/03/2010 1:31:20 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 73 replies
    AP/YahooNews ^ | 11/3/10 | KRISTEN WYATT
    Sen. Michael Bennet has narrowly defeated tea party Republican Ken Buck to win a hard-fought Senate seat in Colorado. The victory for Bennet allows Democrats to hold onto a seat once viewed a prime opportunity for the GOP to make gains. Bennet provided a crucial firewall against further Republican gains in the Senate during midterm elections. The race attracted more out-of-state campaign money than any other Senate contest this year. In a victory speech, Bennet called it a "race for the record books."
  • Bennet wins in Senate race

    11/03/2010 7:25:44 AM PDT · by MissTed · 60 replies
    The Denver Post ^ | 11/3/10 | Kevin Smith, Allison Sherry, Michael Booth
    Appointed U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet will be elected to the U.S. Senate after pulling ahead of challenger Ken Buck this morning. Long after most Coloradans -- including the candidates and their supporters -- had gone to bed, returns from Denver and Boulder moved Bennet past Buck and into the lead, 47.5 percent to 47.1 percent. A recount would be required if the difference between the two candidates' vote totals is less than one-half of 1 percent of the highest vote total, or about 3,900 votes based on current tallies. Bennet leads by nearly 7,000 votes with an estimated 30,000 still...
  • Pro-Life Measure Voted Down in Colo.

    11/03/2010 6:12:22 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 39 replies
    Christian Post ^ | Nov. 3, 2010 | Nathan Black
    Colorado voters on Tuesday rejected what was said to be the nation's only pro-life amendment. Personhood Amendment 62, which would have given human rights to the unborn, was defeated by a nearly 3-to-1 margin. This is the second time the pro-life measure was voted down. "Tonight’s victory sends a strong message that Colorado is a pro-choice state," Planned Parenthood spokeswoman Monica McCafferty told The Colorado Independent. After a failed attempt in 2008, "pro-life missionaries" and volunteers were optimistic this time around as they mobilized churches and the pro-life faithful. Language was also altered to define "person" to include "every human...
  • Tom Tancredo, John Suthers will win; GOP will retake Colorado House, Senate

    10/30/2010 10:24:54 AM PDT · by freespirited · 46 replies · 16+ views
    Tom Tancredo will become Colorado's next governor, and Republicans will take over the state's legislature while Attorney General John Suthers will be re-elected, predicted David Flaherty, president and CEO of Magellan Data and Mapping Strategies, a Louisville, CO, pollster that works for Republicans around the country. In a phone interview, Flaherty said polls that show John Hickenlooper winning the gubernatorial race are using demographics and turnout numbers that incorrectly skew their results in favor of Democrats. "I do believe that Tom Tancredo is going to win," Flaherty declared. In recent polls, Tancredo has about 73% of Republican voters. Flaherty thinks...
  • CO Midday Results [Colorado]

    11/02/2010 3:12:07 PM PDT · by freespirited · 37 replies
    NRO ^ | 11/02/10 | MIchael Sandoval
    As of noon in Colorado, nearly 74,000 more Republicans have voted than Democrats: DEM–419444 REP–493399 UAF–291152 TOTAL–1211297
  • Colorado Governor: Hickenlooper (D), Tancredo (ACP) Take It to the Finish

    10/29/2010 6:52:58 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 20 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | Friday, October 29, 2010 | Scott Rasmussen
    Republican candidate Dan Maes now has just single-digit support, but Democrat John Hickenlooper still holds a slight lead over independent candidate Tom Tancredo in Colorado’s race for governor. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in the state shows Hickenlooper with a 47% to 42% lead over Tancredo, a former GOP congressman now running as the candidate of the American Constitution Party. Maes trails with five percent (5%) support. Six percent (6%) like some other candidate in the race, and one percent (1%) is undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.) This is the best showing yet...
  • John Hickenlooper calls Van Jones a rockstar

    10/26/2010 9:57:31 PM PDT · by pissant · 16 replies
    youtube ^ | March 2010 | Jill Bill
    Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper comments on disgraced Obama energy czar Van Jones.
  • Karl Rove's Flameout

    10/22/2010 9:09:58 AM PDT · by Enchante · 87 replies
    Daily Beast via Yahoo News ^ | 10/22/10 | Matt Latimer
    In primaries this year, Republican voters in Alaska, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Kentucky, Nevada, and Utah, have rejected—en masse—the candidates preferred by the National Republican Senatorial Committee, which Rove is said to informally advise. The Conservative Party candidate Tom Tancredo—a known enemy of Rove—is trouncing the GOP-backed candidate in the race for governor of Colorado.
  • Tancredo celebrates rising poll numbers, mocks GOP

    10/18/2010 12:53:36 PM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 49 replies
    Colorado Independent News ^ | 10-18-2010 | John Tomasic
    Tancredo celebrates rising poll numbers, mocks GOP Digg Tweet By John Tomasic 10/18/10 12:35 PM Candidate for governor Tom Tancredo is buoyed by the results of a Rasmussen poll taken Friday. The poll has Tancredo, a late-entry third-party candidate in the Colorado race, pulling within four points of Democratic frontrunner John Hickenlooper and swamping GOP Tea Party candidate Dan Maes. “They say I’m going to sink the Republican Party if I draw too many votes. That’s funny. There is someone in this race sinking the Republican Party but it’s not me. It’s the guy running as a Republican who’s polling...
  • Tancredo Pushes Towards Lead in Colorado

    10/18/2010 7:07:16 AM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 12 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 10/18/2010 | Thomas Ferdousi
    He's not there yet, but it appears that former Congressman Tom Tancredo has made a race in Colorado. The Republican is running as an independent in the three-way race for Governor of that state. Despite the fact that Tancredo started around 10% in the polls, a weak Republican candidate has allowed him to surge into a solid second place. The race appears to be volatile, which may help Tancredo win over independent and disaffected voters. In this Republican wave year, he may be able to win over those who like his critical view of illegal immigration and enforcement. With two...
  • Tancredo Republican Round-up, Aurora, CO, October 16, 2010 (Pics and Video)

    10/16/2010 9:27:59 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 37 replies
    beaversmom ^ | October 16, 2010 | beaversmom
    Pictures and short video of the Tancredo Republican Round-up, Aurora, Colorado, October 16, 2010. I'm assuming this car that was in front of the Stampede belongsto a conservative. Tancredo for Governor The Entertainment State Rep. Kent Lambert (R) and a Tancredo supporter
  • Tom Tancredo Surges in Poll for Colo. Governor

    09/15/2010 1:29:37 PM PDT · by VU4G10 · 56 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | 09.15.10 | Valerie Richardson
    Tom Tancredo may be a third-party candidate for Colorado governor, but he's no longer coming in third. Mr. Tancredo surged ahead of GOP candidate Dan Maes in a Rasmussen Reports poll released Tuesday, capturing 25 percent of the vote to 21 percent for Mr. Maes. Both trail John Hickenlooper, a Democrat with 46 percent support in the survey of 750 likely Colorado voters. Mr. Tancredo, a former congressman and outspoken critic of illegal immigration, received more good news Tuesday when a state judge ruled that he may remain on the November ballot as a candidate from the American Constitution Party....
  • Race of the Day: Colorado's Third Congressional District

    08/26/2010 11:04:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 26, 2010 | Brian Walsh
    Colorado’s Third Congressional District’s terrain is as rugged and independent as the miners who founded it, stretching from the Continental Divide to the Book Cliffs of Grand Junction, incorporating former frontier towns, working class areas and bustling ski resorts. While Democrat John Salazar represents the Third Congressional District, this region is Republican leaning, with a Cook PVI Rating of R+5, and has a proven record of voting for Republicans. In 2004, George W. Bush received 55 percent of the vote and in 2008 John McCain won the district with 50 percent to Obama’s 47 percent. Prior to John Salazar, Republican...
  • Poll: Buck leads Bennet by 9 points in Senate race

    08/26/2010 2:21:17 PM PDT · by NorCoGOP · 24 replies
    The Greeley Tribune ^ | 08-26-2010 | Nate A. Miller
    Weld District Attorney Ken Buck has opened a 9 percentage point lead in his bid to unseat incumbent Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., according to a poll released Wednesday. The Reuters/Ipsos Public Affairs poll of 453 likely voters shows Buck leading Bennet 49 percent to 40 percent, with 10 percent unsure and 1 percent opting for a third party. The poll had a margin of error of 4.6 percentage points. A Rasmussen Reports Poll earlier this month showed Buck leading 46 percent to 41 percent. The Reuters/Ipsos survey also polled 601 registered voters. This poll showed the race as a statistical...
  • Colorado Governor: Hickenlooper (D) 43%, Maes (R) 31%, Tancredo (ACP) 18%

    08/15/2010 5:25:08 AM PDT · by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus · 328 replies · 1+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | August 13, 2010 | Scott Rasmussen
    Democratic candidate John Hickenlooper now holds a double-digit lead in the three-way race for governor of Colorado. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Colorado Voters finds Hickenlooper, the mayor of Denver, with 43% support. Businessman Dan Maes, the winner of Tuesday’s Republican Primary, captures 31% of the vote, while American Constitution Party candidate Tom Tancredo trails with 18%. Three percent (3%) prefer some other candidate in the race, and five percent (5%) are undecided. This is the first poll conducted since Maes won the Republican primary. It shows Maes with a bit more support than he had before...
  • Norton concedes GOP Senate race to Ken Buck (McCainiac Jane Norton defeated in Colo. primary)

    08/10/2010 8:35:14 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 85 replies
    The Tribune, Greeley, Colo. ^ | 2010-08-10 | Nate A. Miller
    Lt. Gov. Jane Norton conceded defeat in her campaign against Weld District Attorney Ken Buck for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate. With 4,115 of 5,458 precincts reporting statewide, or 75 percent, Buck was leading Norton in the GOP primary for U.S. Senate, with 177,617 votes (52 percent) to Norton's 166,955 (48 percent). With about 90 percent of the votes counted in Weld County, Buck was trouncing Norton 76 percent to 23 percent.
  • Romanoff and Clinton roar back in the battle of presidential robo-calls ( CO )

    08/10/2010 7:38:14 AM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies
    Denver Post ^ | August 9, 2010 | Michael Booth
    Andrew Romanoff entered the presidential robo-calls/appearances derby today, with a late entry from former President Bill Clinton. Clinton also brought up a fairly unexplored topic in this campaign, mentioning Romanoff as “the top-line candidate.” Tuesday’s results in Colorado may well turn up an indicator of how much Democratic candidates want to be seen with Obama for the general election campaign.
  • Ads hit GOP candidates on immigration (RINO Norton would punish illegals with "community service")

    08/10/2010 5:32:07 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 19 replies · 1+ views
    The Herald, Durango, Colo. ^ | 2010-08-10 | Joe Hanel
    (snip) In an interview Wednesday, Norton said she is not sure yet what to do about illegal immigrants currently in the country. But she is intrigued by an idea that would allow illegal immigrants to turn themselves in to police, undergo a background check and pay a fine. Instead of a jail sentence, they could do community service. Norton is not endorsing the idea, she said, but "I would absolutely entertain it. The person would have a criminal record. It would be a record that they broke the law," she said. (snip)
  • McCain: Senate needs Norton

    08/09/2010 4:59:01 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 23 replies
    The slayings of 10 aid workers in Afghanistan by the Taliban are a stark reminder of what could happen without American involvement there, U.S. Sen. John McCain said. McCain stumped Sunday at Mesa State College for Grand Junction native Jane Norton, urging about 150 people to get out the vote in the Republican primary election. Norton faces Weld County District Attorney Ken Buck in the GOP primary for the U.S. Senate, and the winner will face the victor in the Democratic Party primary pitting Sen. Michael Bennet against former Colorado House Speaker Andrew Romanoff. (snip) McCain, the 2008 Republican presidential...
  • McCain stumps for Senate candidate Norton in Colo. (McCain recruiting RINOs, corrupting more GOPers)

    08/08/2010 3:45:51 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 45 replies
    AP ^ | 2010-08-08 | Kristen Wyatt
    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Republican Senate candidate Jane Norton has been criticized throughout her campaign for being too cozy with Arizona Sen. John McCain. Two days before the contest ends, though, the former Colorado lieutenant governor launched a cross-state sweep promoting her association with McCain, whom she called an "American hero."McCain told reporters in suburban Denver he came to the state two weeks before his own Republican primary because he wanted to urge Republicans here to choose Norton over Weld County prosecutor Ken Buck. "We need a lot of help right now," McCain said, talking about Republicans in the Senate.
  • (RINO) McCain to stump for GOP hopeful (and RINO) Norton at weekend event in Grand Junction

    08/03/2010 5:13:48 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 22 replies · 60+ views
    Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., will campaign for Jane Norton in Grand Junction on Sunday as her race for the U.S. Senate nears the finish line. Norton, a Grand Junction native, was the state chairwoman for McCain’s 2008 presidential campaign. McCain last visited Grand Junction on Election Day 2008, speaking at Grand Junction Regional Airport. This time, he’ll campaign for Norton at 2:30 p.m. on the Mesa State College campus. McCain’s heft with Mesa County voters is significant, Norton campaign spokeswoman Cinamon Watson said, noting that he was the highest Republican vote getter in Mesa County in the past three presidential...
  • Colorado Wants Waiver For Mailing Military Ballots

    08/02/2010 3:33:04 PM PDT · by BulletBobCo · 31 replies · 5+ views
    CBS 4 Denver ^ | Aug 2, 2010 | STEVEN K. PAULSON
    DENVER (AP) ― Colorado Secretary of State Bernie Buescher is asking the federal government for a waiver of the requirement to mail ballots to military service members overseas 45 days before the November election, a move that means some ballots might not be counted. Spokesman Rich Coolidge said the ballots will still be mailed, but some soldiers in remote battlefields might not have enough time to mail them back, even though the state will give them an extra seven days after the election. He said they can also send them by e-mail or fax. Coolidge blamed late primaries and petition...
  • Botched Campaigns in Colorado (The GOP may end up losing two winnable races in Colorado)

    08/02/2010 7:16:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 78 replies · 6+ views
    National Review ^ | 08/02/2010 | David Harsanyi
    In the races for both governor and senator, the GOP is doing its best to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. If Colorado is a bellwether of national political fortunes, as many believe, then Republicans will be . . . well, they’ll be screwed. Unless some unlikely and unforeseen things happen, any chance of the GOP’s retaking the governor’s mansion in November was eradicated last Monday when erstwhile Republican Tom Tancredo announced that he would jump into the race on the Constitution party’s ticket. That party’s platform includes, among other, um, robust right-of-center positions, retaking the Panama Canal. Tancredo...
  • GOP Senate Candidate Ken Buck Calls Birthers "Dumbasses" (CO)

    07/26/2010 1:11:24 PM PDT · by Hawk720 · 137 replies · 5+ views
    CBSNews.com ^ | July 26, 2010 | Jaywon Choe
    Colorado Republican Senate candidate Ken Buck has once again talked himself into some trouble - this time by calling certain tea-party activists "dumbasses" for questioning the legitimacy of President Obama's birth certificate. According to the Denver Post, Buck was caught on tape saying in June, "Will you tell those dumbasses at the Tea Party to stop asking questions about birth certificates while I'm on camera." He added, laughing: "God, what am I supposed to do?" Buck was speaking to a Democratic operative who had secretly recorded the conversation. Buck, who enjoys strong support from the Tea Party movement, has since...
  • Matthews' Muddled Logic: GOP Candidate Heard Criticizing Birthers Is 'Macaca 2.0'

    07/26/2010 3:21:21 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 30 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Damned if you do, damned if you don't . . . Imagine if a Republican candidate had been caught on tape praising birthers. Chris Matthews would have been all over him. So what happens when a Republican candidate is caught on tape criticizing birthers? Why, Chris Matthews is . . . all over him, of course. Bizarrely, the Hardball host actually labelled the matter "Macaca 2.0," invoking the incident that--with the help of scores of stories in the Washington Post--brought down George Allen. The candidate in question is Ken Buck, who Matthews described as the front-runner for the GOP nomination...
  • Post poll: McInnis losing support, Republicans like Tancredo

    07/17/2010 12:09:04 AM PDT · by speciallybland · 7 replies
    The Denver Post ^ | 07/16/2010 | Karen E. Crummy
    Support for GOP gubernatorial candidate Scott McInnis is eroding among Republicans but he remains a viable candidate even after a plagiarism scandal, according to a new Denver Post poll. Twenty percent of registered Republican voters who supported McInnis prior to this week's allegations that he plagiarized previously published material said they will now back another candidate. Another 39 percent of those who originally supported McInnis said they will continue to stand behind him. However, when given a list of other Republicans who could be the party's nominee, 64 percent of GOP voters picked another candidate over McInnis. When asked who...
  • Poll: Colo. GOP Voters Put Tancredo at Top of List for Governor

    07/16/2010 10:48:24 PM PDT · by pissant · 13 replies
    WSJ ^ | 7/16/10 | Stephanie Simon
    Former Rep. Scott McInnis may be losing his front-runner status in the race for the Republican gubernatorial nomination in Colorado. A poll conducted by SurveyUSA for the Denver Post found that the McInnis plagiarism scandal appears to be hurting him. Asked who — among a list of prominent politicians — would make the party’s strongest candidate for governor, just 19% of registered Republicans picked McInnis. His opponent in the Aug. 10 primary, Dan Maes, had the backing of 13%. Last month, a Denver Post /9 News Poll found McInnis crushing Maes, 57% -29%, among likely primary voters. The latest poll...
  • AP Sources: Admin talked jobs with Romanoff

    06/02/2010 2:20:25 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 110 replies · 3,751+ views
    AP/YahooNews ^ | 6/2/10 | PHILIP ELLIOTT
    Administration officials dangled the possibility of a job for former Colorado House Speaker Andrew Romanoff last year in hopes he would forgo a challenge to Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet, administration officials said Wednesday, just days after the White House admitted orchestrating a similar job offer in the Pennsylvania Senate race. These officials declined to specify the job that was floated or the name of the administration official who approached Romanoff, and said no formal offer was ever made. They spoke on condition of anonymity, saying they were not cleared to discuss private conversations.
  • Oh my: Administration admits that Colorado Dem was offered job to drop out of primary

    06/02/2010 2:52:17 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 11 replies · 808+ views
    Hot Air ^ | June 2, 2010 | Allahpundit
    Alternate headline: “Sestak story just getting started.” The news here isn’t that Andrew Romanoff was offered a job to help clear the way for Michael Bennet in the Senate primary; the Denver Post reported that allllll the way back in September of last year, citing multiple sources in the state Democratic leadership. The news is that the White House denied it at the time and that unnamed “administration officials” are formally un-denying it now. From last September: Jim Messina, President Barack Obama’s deputy chief of staff and a storied fixer in the White House political shop, suggested a place for...
  • Tom Wiens drops out of Colorado Senate race, endorses Ken Buck

    05/24/2010 8:14:17 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 28 replies · 648+ views
    The Greeley Tribune ^ | May 24, 2010
    Republican Tom Wiens has dropped out of the U.S. Senate race in Colorado and endorsed Ken Buck. “I've campaigned with all the candidates over the last many months, and it's clear that Ken Buck is prepared to do a great job as U.S. senator,” Wiens said in a prepared release today. “These are serious times, and we must send serious, capable people to reclaim our children's future from Washington. Ken Buck has the ability to grasp and act upon the challenges facing Colorado and our country. This is not a time to send anyone to Washington who is not fully...
  • Buck gains ground in new Senate poll

    05/13/2010 3:41:19 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 8 replies · 389+ views
    KDVR News Channel 31 ^ | May 5, 2010 | Eli Stokols
    All three top GOP Senate candidates continue to lead the two Democrats in the field, but it's the insurgent, Ken Buck, who has taken the biggest leap forward in this month's Rasmussen Reports poll. In his strongest showing to date, Buck has a 48-41 percent lead over incumbent Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet, and he leads former House Speaker Andrew Romanoff by a 45-40 percent margin, according to the new poll released Wednesday. Buck's lead over Bennet is identical to former Lieutenant Governor Jane Norton's, who also has a seven-point, 48-41 lead over Bennet, and a 46-41 percent lead over Romanoff....
  • CO-Sen. 2010: Colorado Republican wraps up tough week on the trail (DeMint vs. McCain)

    04/16/2010 11:58:07 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 13 replies · 462+ views
    The Hill, Washington, DC ^ | 2010-04-16 | Sean J. Miller
    Former Lt. Gov. Jane Norton (R) had a difficult week. The Colorado Senate candidate announced Tuesday she was going to petition her way onto the August primary ballot, which prompted a swift rebuke from the Colorado GOP chairman. Now, she won't be allowed to speak or even have campaign signs at her party's state assembly May 22.

 On Wednesday, Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) endorsed Norton's chief primary opponent, Weld County District Attorney Ken Buck (R). "Based on the support Ken is getting around the state, I think he's in a very good position to get the votes he needs at...
  • Statewide Denver Tax Day Tea Party set for April 15

    04/12/2010 10:26:23 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 24 replies · 829+ views
    Denver Conservative Examiner ^ | April 8, 2010 | Kathleen Baker
    Organizers have released the final speaker list for the 2010 Denver Tax Tea Party on April 15. The rally officially begins at 10 am at the Colorado State Capitol, situated at Colfax and Lincoln. However, for those who get there early, Lu Busse, Chair of the 9.12 Project in Colorado, will be leading the crowd in song parodies. The event will be emceed by Rob McNealy, a small business owner and community activist, and Keith Peterson of Hear Us Now, the group hosting the event.
  • Colorado "Republican" Sues to Bring Down Taxpayer's Bill or Rights

    02/11/2010 9:16:17 PM PST · by aaronopine · 29 replies · 788+ views
    Aaron Opine Blog ^ | 2/11/10 | Aaron Opine
    In my home state of Colorado we have a little thing called the Taxpayer's Bill of Rights, or TABOR. TABOR is a ballot measure that was passed in 1992 by the citizens of Colorado to limit the State from imposing new or higher taxes on Coloradoans without the consent of the citizens via referendum (taxes can escalate based upon population growth and inflation). Herb Fenster, an attorney in Boulder, Colorado, is now suing the citizens of Colorado over TABOR claiming that it violates Article IV, section 4 of the U.S. Constitution which requires the Feds to ensure the States provide...
  • Penry endorses Norton in GOP Senate contest (CO)

    01/25/2010 7:59:46 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 17 replies · 445+ views
    The Denver Post ^ | January 24, 2010
    State Senate Minority Leader Josh Penry on Saturday cast fellow Republican Jane Norton as the antidote to overspending in Washington, D.C. and endorsed her in the GOP’s four-way primary for U.S. Senate. His pick passes over former state Senate colleague Tom Wiens, who served two years with Penry in the state’s upper chamber. Retired businessman Cleve Tidwell and Weld County District Attorney Ken Buck are also vying for a chance to challenge incumbent Democrat Sen. Micheal Bennet in November. “Looking back over the course of the last decade, both Democrats and Republicans in Washington lost their fiscal compass. But thankfully,...
  • Legislation aims to rid American-Indian image from sports

    01/23/2010 3:56:16 PM PST · by real saxophonist · 42 replies · 1,242+ views
    Greeley Tribune ^ | Saturday, January 23, 2010 | Nate Miller
    Saturday, January 23, 2010Legislation aims to rid American-Indian image from sports Mascot under new wave of scrutiny By Nate Miller nmiller@greeleytribune.comDepictions of American Indians in school mascots like the one for the Reds at Eaton High School could become a thing of the past if an Aurora lawmaker has her way. Sen. Suzanne Williams, D-Aurora, introduced Senate Bill 107 at the start of this legislative session that would bar public and charter high schools in Colorado from using American Indian-themed mascots unless they received permission from the Colorado Commission of Indian Affairs. The bill, which was assigned to the Health...
  • Hickenlooper has zero dollars in war chest

    01/16/2010 5:38:18 AM PST · by george76 · 20 replies · 806+ views
    Daily Sentinel ^ | January 16, 2010 | CHARLES ASHBY
    Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper’s war chest in his bid to be governor has zero dollars. Meanwhile, the leading Republican candidate to be the Grand Old Party’s nominee topped $1 million, Scott McInnis’ campaign announced Friday. At the same time, Gov. Bill Ritter’s campaign contributions for the fourth quarter of 2009 swelled his coffers to more than $2.5 million. Unfortunately for Hickenlooper, though, state law bars the Democratic governor who dropped his re-election bid earlier this month from giving that money to his fellow party member. But that’s all right, Hickenlooper said in a telephone interview... “I’ve got a steep hill...
  • Sources say Hickenlooper will run for governor

    01/12/2010 10:50:47 AM PST · by MCCC · 29 replies · 1,670+ views
    DENVER - After taking six days to decide, Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper is expected to announce Tuesday afternoon that he will be a Democratic candidate for governor. Sources tell FOX 31 News that Hickenlooper is still making phone calls informing top Democrats of his decision and firming up plans for a press conference that will likely take place around 4:15 p.m. on the Capitol's west steps or possibly nearby.
  • OUTRAGE IN DENVER ( Hickenlooper's recent history )

    01/12/2010 12:11:45 PM PST · by george76 · 20 replies · 1,501+ views
    Michelle Malkin ^ | • May 11, 2005 | Michelle Malkin
    There are appalling new developments in the cop-killer case in Denver. As reported by the Rocky Mountain News, Det. Donald Young’s suspected killer, 19-year-old illegal alien Raul Garcia-Gomez, was employed at a restaurant co-owned by the city’s mayor, John Hickenlooper. Garcia-Gomez worked for the Cherry Cricket for 10 months despite a federal notification sent to the business last month that his papers were bogus... Just killing the cops no one else will kill... Denver Post reports that Garcia-Gomez worked a shift at the Cherry Cricket after ambushing the police… the Rocky Mountain News reports that Mayor Hickenlooper’s restaurants employed about...
  • Hickenlooper enters Colorado governor's race

    01/12/2010 5:27:50 PM PST · by La Lydia · 5 replies · 502+ views
    Denver Post ^ | January 12, 2010 | Lynn Bartels
    Mayor John Hickenlooper announced his gubernatorial bid this afternoon, saying "I love Colorado every bit as much as I love Denver." Hickenlooper said his agenda is going to be about jobs... The packed news conference on the west side of the state Capitol attracted top Democratic leaders and Denver movers and shakers. Hickenlooper talked about being mayor and the measures he has helped push. "We went to the voters every single time so we could decide what kind of city they could live in," he said. Democrat Gov. Bill Ritter, whose unexpected decision to drop his re-election bid set off...
  • Salazar will not enter governor's race (CO)

    01/07/2010 10:43:14 AM PST · by keepitreal · 17 replies · 853+ views
    The Denver Post ^ | January 7, 2010 | Staff
    U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar will not enter the race for Colorado governor and will endorse Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper for the post. Salazar made the decision after talking with his family and advisors. He intends to remain in the cabinet of President Barack Obama, who had previously indicated to Salazar that he would not object to a decision to run for governor.
  • Salazar gets White House OK for run ( Colorado Governor )

    01/06/2010 2:39:36 PM PST · by george76 · 18 replies · 784+ views
    The Denver Post ^ | 01/06/2010 | Michael Riley
    The White House would not object if Interior Secretary Ken Salazar chose to resign his cabinet post and run for Colorado governor... The White House's stance on whether Salazar can leave the cabinet on good terms is a key variable in the race to replace Democratic Gov. Bill Ritter, who announced this morning that he would not seek re-election.
  • Colorado Governor Will Not Run Again (Democrat)

    01/06/2010 1:57:58 PM PST · by Ben Mugged · 22 replies · 1,701+ views
    NY Times ^ | 6 Jan, 2010 | Kirk Johnson
    Gov. Bill Ritter Jr. of Colorado, whose election in 2006 was hailed by Democrats as a threshold moment of renaissance for their party in a region where Republicans had long ruled the roost, said on Wednesday that he would not seek a second term. At a news conference at the state capitol, Mr. Ritter said he wanted to find a better balance in life and spend more time with his family. He said that being “unencumbered” by the demands of a campaign would also allow him the freedom to make the difficult tough decisions about the state budget that will...
  • Are Governor Ritter and Stephanie Villafuerte having an affair?

    01/05/2010 10:34:47 PM PST · by george76 · 28 replies · 2,979+ views
    Election Reform Examiner ^ | December 9, 2009 | Jan Tyler
    Governor Bill Ritter and US attorney nominee Stephanie Villafuerte had an affair as early as 2006, confirming reports circulating among political "in-the-know" for years... The Senate Judiciary Committee will review Villafuerte's nomination for US attorney soon. Senator Max Baucus created controversy by nominating his mistress for a US attorney position, making the Villafuerte's relationship with the Governor relevant. Greg Kolomitz, Governor Ritter's disgraced former campaign manager, first made the allegations in 2006, when he traded insults with Jim Carpenter, Ritter's chief of staff at the time. Now more staff are admitting there was an affair. If there was an affair,...
  • Ritter is not running for re-election as Colorado's governor (Rat jumps sinking ship)

    01/05/2010 7:26:50 PM PST · by catnipman · 26 replies · 1,103+ views
    Denver 9 News ^ | 01/05/2010 | Staff
    9 News Denver confirms single-term Democrat Bill Ritter is not running for a second term. Intercepting not allowed from this source. See link for rest of article: article
  • Ritter (Democrat) expected to withdraw from governor's race (Colorado)

    01/05/2010 7:17:23 PM PST · by tips up · 3 replies · 567+ views
    Denver Post ^ | 1/5/10 | Staff
    Gov. Bill Ritter is planning an 11 a.m. press conference Wednesday at which he is expected to announce that he will withdraw from the race for governor, numerous sources close to Ritter confirmed tonight. The governor's office made calls to the Colorado Senate president and Speaker of the House to ask about their availability to attend the press conference. At the same time, Washington, D.C. blogs were reporting that Ritter would drop out of the race for governor. Repeated calls for comment to Ritter's staff and communications director were not returned tonight. The governor was said to be making calls...
  • Colorado Governor Ritter Reportedly Ending Re-Election Bid

    01/05/2010 6:28:48 PM PST · by Galactic Overlord-In-Chief · 114 replies · 5,790+ views
    Political Wire ^ | January 05, 2010
    A source tells Political Wire that Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter (D) is ending his re-election campaign. A fundraiser scheduled for tonight was canceled and all campaign staff was sent home in the middle of the day. The decision does not appear to be fundraising related which has reportedly gone better than expected. Emails to campaign staff have not been answered. Update: Marc Ambinder also reports Ritter is dropping bid.
  • A James Madison Endorsement for Colorado Senate Candidate Tom Wiens

    12/13/2009 5:46:36 PM PST · by mikerobinsonpc · 482+ views
    examiner.com ^ | 12/13/2009 | Mike Robinson
    Tom Wiens spoke to the Douglas County GOP this week. It was a full crowd and he was warmly received. Over the years he has represented Douglas County at the state capital. A comparison of the GOP’s 3 candidates is now in order. For a change of pace, let’s use an older measuring instrument, our Founding Fathers. After the U.S. Constitution was written in 1787, it had to be sold to each of the 13 Colonies to become the “Law of the Land.” Several of the delegates to the Constitutional Convention volunteered to make this sales pitch to the colonies....
  • Why Colorado's Secretary of State Race Matters

    12/06/2009 6:37:57 PM PST · by mikerobinsonpc · 14 replies · 1,137+ views
    examiner.com ^ | 12/6/2009 | MIke Robinson
    In 2006, the Democrats, Moveon.org and George Soros were pissed. Not only had George W. Bush survived his 2000 election, but he won reelection in 2004 handily. The most galling part of the 2004 election for the Dems was the state of Ohio. Ohio's Republican Secretary of State had not only kept out questionable ballots that would have benefitted the Dems, but the Secretary allowed in ballots for Bush that seemed unkosher to the lefties. Bush carried Ohio and got 4 more years. What to do? What to do? The next election cycle, in 2006, saw the Lefties' creation of...
  • Scott Tipton Joins Race for 3rd Congressional District

    11/22/2009 12:20:14 PM PST · by george76 · 6 replies · 447+ views
    Pagosa Daily Post ^ | 11/17/09 | Bill Hudson |
    Republican Scott Tipton, a Colorado state representative, announced Monday that he will challenge Democrat John Salazar for the congressional seat he has held for three terms. "With encouragement from people around our district — Republicans, Democrats, unaffiliated voters — I am entering the race to represent the 3rd Congressional District of Colorado," Tipton said in a statement Monday. He argues that voters are ready to turn out the Democratic majority in Congress and that includes Salazar, who has served three terms. Tipton challenged Salazar once before, in 2006, but lost 146,488 to 86,930. Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District includes nearly all...