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  • SHOT UP: Udall Losing In NYT Predictive Model For First Time

    07/21/2014 2:57:42 PM PDT · by george76 · 32 replies
    Colorado Peak Politics ^ | July 21, 2014
    For the first time this entire election cycle The New York Times Senate forecast at The Upshot predicts Udall has a greater chance of losing reelection than winning (53%-47%). This is a huge deal, as The Upshot tries to go beyond just the polls and factor in other intangibles about a race, such as, incumbency, fundraising, a state’s past election history among others, who the liberals at the NYT want to win. All those factors in The Upshot model lean heavily Udall’s way. Yet, despite this inherent, built-in advantage, Udall can’t overcome one thing: the people of Colorado feel he...
  • CO GOVERNOR, OTHER PROMINENT DEMS, WILL NOT ATTEND OBAMA'S DENVER SPEECH

    07/08/2014 9:31:28 PM PDT · by kingattax · 34 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | 8 Jul 2014 | by AWR HAWKINS
    President Barack Obama will speak in Denver's Cheesman Park on July 9, and Senator Mark Udall (D-CO), Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper (D), and congressional candidate Andrew Romanoff (D-CO), will not be there. All three will be on the ballot this November and all three say "prior commitments" will prevent them from attending the event with Obama. According to The Denver Post, Udall, Hickenlooper, and Romanoff are all three "in the fight of their political careers."
  • Six Months After Legalizing Marijuana, Two Big Things Have Happened in Colorado

    07/02/2014 11:27:52 AM PDT · by Rebelbase · 339 replies
    Mic.com ^ | 7/1/14 | Chris Miles
    $19 million in new tax revenue. Marijuana-related arrests, which make up 50% of all drug-related crimes, have plummeted in Colorado, freeing up law enforcement to focus on other criminal activity. By removing marijuana penalties, the state saved somewhere between $12 million and $40 million in 2012, according to the Colorado Center on Law and Policy. According to government data, the Denver city- and county-wide murder rate has dropped 52.9% since recreational marijuana use was legalized in January. This is compared to the same period last year, a time frame encompassing Jan. 1 through April 30.
  • Do Republicans Still Have a Chance in Colorado?

    06/30/2014 11:16:26 AM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 21 replies
    National Journal ^ | June 29, 2014 | Josh Kraushaar
    DENVER—Mario Nicolais is the kind of candidate who could help the Republican Party win back the suburban voters it has lost. He's fiscally conservative but socially moderate, a member of the NRA but also a founder of a Republican group that champions gay rights. And on this afternoon at a local bar, he's clearly at ease chatting up the fans who've turned out to watch Mexico play Brazil in the World Cup. Hispanics make up 23 percent of his state Senate district, and Nicolais knows that Republicans will need to peel off some of them to have any hope of...
  • Democrats’ ads triggered late GOP spending, boosted Beauprez over listless Tancredo

    06/26/2014 8:29:52 AM PDT · by SpeakerToAnimals · 35 replies
    Fox 31Denver ^ | June 25 2014 | Eli Stokols
    DENVER — Hours before the polls closed Tuesday and Bob Beauprez was quickly declared the winner of Colorado’s GOP gubernatorial primary, he speculated that the Democratic effort to tip the race to Tom Tancredo may have backfired. A day later, it’s crystal clear that that is indeed the case
  • With sales now legal, cannabis lovers take Denver's 420 weekend to new highs

    04/20/2014 3:04:00 PM PDT · by mgist · 97 replies
    CNN ^ | 4/20/14 | Ravitz
    <p>On one tour we joined, smoke wafted out windows. Strangers shared pipes and exchanged samples of weed and wax, a concentrated form of marijuana. Canisters of buds bearing names like "tangerine haze" and "strawberry cough," were passed around to smell. Nutella pancakes came up in conversations at least three times.</p>
  • How Fracking Could Break Colorado Democrats

    04/15/2014 7:53:51 PM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 22 replies
    Politico ^ | April 15, 2014 | ELI STOKOLS
    Jared Polis really doesn’t care what anyone else thinks. If you saw the Colorado congressman speaking on the House floor last month wearing a clip-on bowtie with a polo shirt under his blazer, you know what I’m talking about. He’s been this way since he first emerged on the scene. About 10 years ago, when he was just 28, Polis was one of four wealthy Colorado Democrats who pooled their considerable personal resources to create a state-of-the-art political machine that was ruthlessly effective in turning this once-red heartland state a stunning shade of blue. But Polis wouldn’t run with that...
  • Colorado Senate Close, Hickenlooper grows lead

    03/19/2014 4:25:04 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 31 replies
    Public Policy Polling ^ | March 18, 2014
    PPP's newest Colorado poll finds that the Senate race remains very competitive, although not that much closer with Cory Gardner in the race than it was with Ken Buck. Our last poll of the state, in early December, found Mark Udall leading Buck by 4 points. Udall starts out with a 2 point lead over Cory Gardner at 42/40. Gardner starts out the race with just under 50% name recognition, and voters with an opinion about him are pretty evenly divided. The close division mirrors how voters feel about Udall's job performance- 41% approve and 40% disapprove of him, almost...
  • Poll: Colorado Senate race a dead heat

    03/11/2014 5:44:49 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 8 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11 Mar 2014 | Greg Campbell
    Colorado Republican Rep. Cory Gardner’s entry into the race to unseat incumbent Democratic Sen. Mark Udall tightened the margins to almost zero, according to a new Rasmussen poll. The two candidates are neck and neck, with 42 percent of respondents voting for Udall and 41 percent for Gardner. The margin of error is 4.5 percent. Five percent of those surveyed preferred some other candidate and 13 percent were undecided. The race is significantly narrowed from when Udall faced former frontrunner GOP candidate Ken Buck, the Weld County district attorney. The latest poll conducted before Buck moved into the race for...
  • RNC starts negative ads in 40 media markets

    01/08/2014 7:20:31 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan. 7, 2014 5:55 PM EST | Philip Elliott
    The Republican National Committee began running ads in 40 media markets Tuesday mostly targeting incumbent senators who supported President Barack Obama’s health care program. Billionaire former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, meanwhile, gave $2.5 million to help Democrats defend their majority in the Senate. The early action suggests Republicans see the president’s signature domestic achievement as their way to keep control of the House and perhaps win the Senate. With more than 300 days remaining before Election Day, both sides are looking to set the agenda before voters start paying attention. “Obamacare is going to be the issue in 2014,”...
  • Poll: Obama Hurting Sen. Udall in Colorado

    12/09/2013 11:01:33 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 28 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | 12/6/13 | Cathy Burke
    President Barack Obama's sinking approval numbers are hurting the re-election chances of Democratic Sen. Mark Udall in Colorado, where a new poll shows him in an ever-tougher fight in the swing state, The Hill reported Friday. Citing results from a Democratic survey firm Public Policy Polling, Udall leads former GOP Senate nominee and tea party Republican Ken Buck by 46 percent to 42 percent, a closer result than in earlier polls of the race, The Hill reported. Udall’s approval rating is in negative territory as well, with 41 percent disapproving and 40 percent approving, the poll showed. Obama's approval rating...
  • Colorado Seen Trending Republican After Democratic Resignation

    12/04/2013 1:24:39 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 18 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | 12/4/13 | John Gizzi
    Colorado has been rocked by the surprise resignation of Democratic state Sen. Evie Hudak, and Republicans from Denver to Washington have begun to seriously discuss whether this is the latest sign that the Centennial State is again trending Republican. Hudak's Nov. 27 resignation — which puts Republicans in a stronger position to win control of the state Senate next year — occurred as the latest polls show Colorado's two top Democrats — Gov. John Hickenlooper and Sen. Mark Udall — highly vulnerable to Republican challengers in 2014. "Overreach" is a term Republicans in Colorado often use to characterize the major...
  • Recall effort begins against state Sen. Evie Hudak (Colorado)

    10/05/2013 5:50:42 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 64 replies
    Fox 31 Denver ^ | October 4, 2013 | David Mitchell
    DENVER — After two successful recall elections in Colorado, there is a new effort under way. This one is to recall state Senator Evie Hudak because of her support for gun control during the last legislative session. Her district includes Westminster and Arvada in northwest metro Denver. Hudak issued a statement Friday night about the recall effort against her. “The approval of a recall petition will not change my focus on the 2014 legislative session, during which I will advocate for women and seniors, and for the best education we can provide our children – just as I have always...
  • Colorado: Model for the Rest of the Nation?: From Swing State to Solidly Blue

    09/05/2013 6:35:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/05/2013 | Derrick Wilburn
    At this very moment here in my home state of Colorado we are in the throes of a bitterly fought recall election campaign against two of our elected state representatives, senators John Morse (D-Colorado Springs) and Angela Giron (D-Pueblo). Those who have sought the state's constitutional remedy for out-of-touch and/or control legislators cite as their motivation these two senators' votes in the 2013 legislative session. The people spearheading the surprisingly bipartisan recall effort claim these senators stopped paying attention to the people they represent and voted in spite of rather than in accordance with the will of their constituents. At...
  • Two Colorado GOP state senators line up to challenge Sen. Mark Udall

    07/10/2013 5:45:52 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 12 replies
    daily caller ^ | 7/9/13 | Greg Campbell
    Colorado state Sen. Randy Baumgardner may have his Wild West mustache to thank for his rising visibility around the state — his facial hair even has its own Twitter handle — but the Republican hasn’t given much thought to how it will be received in Washington if gets elected to the U.S. Senate. “I don’t care how it plays in Washington,” Baumgardner said from Washington, where he is visiting supporters in preparation for his bid to unseat Colorado Democratic Sen. Mark Udall. “I’m not representing Washington, I’m representing Colorado.” But first Baumgardner must face off against state Sen. Owen Hill...