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  • Suffolk University Poll of CO Senate Race: Gardner (R) 43% Udall (D) 42%

    09/17/2014 1:13:58 PM PDT · by Galactic Overlord-In-Chief · 16 replies
    Suffolk University ^ | September 17, 2014
    Democratic incumbent Mark Udall and Republican challenger Cory Gardner are locked in a statistical dead heat in the Colorado race for U.S. Senate, according to the latest Suffolk University/USA TODAY poll. The poll of likely voters in the general election shows Gardner backed by 43 percent and Udall by 42 percent, a difference that is well within the poll’s 4.4 percent margin of error. Another 10 percent of likely voters remain undecided, and four independent and third-party candidates were in low single digits. The Colorado race for governor also is neck-and-neck, with 43 percent of respondents supporting Democratic incumbent John...
  • Quinnipiac poll shocker: John Hickenlooper down 10

    09/17/2014 8:16:58 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 29 replies
    Politico ^ | 17 Sep 2014 | JAMES HOHMANN
    Another surprising Quinnipiac poll out this morning puts Republican Bob Beauprez up 10 points over Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper among likely voters, 50 percent to 40 percent. The Democratic incumbent is badly underwater in the Q poll, viewed unfavorably by 51 percent and favorably by 43 percent. Beauprez, a former congressman, is viewed positively by 49 percent and negatively by 31 percent. Beauprez leads by 13 among independents, 50-37. And he’s neck-and-neck with Hickenlooper among women, edging him out 47-46, while carrying men by 20 points, 54-34. No one in the game really believes that Beauprez is ahead by double...
  • RGA Colorado Ad: "Coward" ( Hickenlooper )

    09/02/2014 7:06:42 PM PDT · by george76 · 2 replies
    U tube ^ | Sep 2, 2014 | Republican Governors Association
    Colorado Ad: "Coward"
  • Hickenlooper suggests full clemency an option if death penalty becomes too big an issue

    08/25/2014 2:43:49 PM PDT · by ican'tbelieveit · 27 replies
    The Complete Colorado ^ | Todd Shepherd
    Audio obtained by Complete Colorado has raised significant new issues regarding Governor John Hickenlooper’s stance on the death penalty. In an interview with CNN earlier this year, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper suggested that if he does not win reelection, he could use his executive powers to overhaul Colorado’s death row with clemency. In particular, the Governor suggested these remedies were conditional – if his opponent turned the death penalty, or the Dunlap case in particular, into a “political football.” In the audio, the unidentified CNN interviewer asks, “But it (the death penalty) is an issue. And, you know, some of...
  • Hick avoids taking position on pipeline ( Colorado )

    08/06/2014 8:33:06 PM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies
    Durango Herald ^ | August 06, 2014 | Peter Marcus
    Says he doesn’t want to upset powers in D.C. Gov. John Hickenlooper today told a room full of Western gas and oil executives that he hasn’t taken a position on the proposed Keystone XL pipeline because he hasn’t wanted to “piss off” the powers that be in Washington, D.C. “I’ve avoided taking a position (on the Keystone pipeline) because it’s just going to piss off a lot of people in Washington that I don’t need to piss off, and my opinion is not going to change anybody’s opinion there,” Hickenlooper said ... Hickenlooper’s opponent, former U.S. Rep. Bob Beauprez, criticized...
  • Poll: Beauprez edges Hickenlooper, whose job approval ratings slide

    07/17/2014 9:57:37 AM PDT · by catnipman · 23 replies
    Longmont Times-Call ^ | 7/16/14 | Lynn Bartels
    Gov. John Hickenlooper's job approval ratings plunged in a new poll that shows Republican challenger Bob Beauprez beating the Democratic incumbent by 1 percentage point.
  • Somebody Didn’t Get the Memo

    07/10/2014 7:20:38 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 10 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 7-10-2014 | MOTUS
    Believe me, I appreciate the fact that you adhere to my “no simian references” rule when commenting. I especially appreciate the restraint that is required when dealing with situations that some might take to be flagrant “taunting.”  Take yesterday, for example; when BO was hanging with Governor Hickenlooper and just whistling Dixie past all the grave yards: As you can see, creeper managed to rein herself in, adhering to the letter of the law if not the intent. Butt apparently somebody didn’t get the memo:Maybe because he was busy, drinking with the white boy. And please, no racist “Hickenlooper” jokes...
  • Rasmussen poll has Hickenlooper, Beauprez tied at 44 percent (Colorado Governor's Election)

    DENVER — After his worst two weeks of press this year, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper is polling at just 44 percent and running neck and neck with his newly-minted Republican challenger Bob Beauprez, who won last week’s four-way GOP gubernatorial primary. The survey of 750 likely voters from Rasmussen Reports out Tuesday was conducted by phone last Wednesday and Thursday, immediately following the Tuesday night primary in which Beauprez finished ahead of Tom Tancredo and two other challengers. Eight percent of respondents in the poll are undecided, while four percent prefer another candidate. Rasmussen is regarded as a conservative polling...
  • Republicans Challenge Regret-Filled Hick to Support Magazine Ban Repeal

    06/22/2014 2:57:55 PM PDT · by rellimpank · 5 replies
    Colorado Observer ^ | 22 june 2014 | Valerie Richardson
    DENVER—Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper now says he has regrets about signing last year’s bill limiting magazine capacity to 15 rounds, but it’s not too late for him to do something about it. Republicans challenged Hickenlooper to get behind a repeal of the bill after he told county sheriffs that he was sorry for failing to consult with them on the measure; that a staffer promised he would sign the bill if it passed, and that the bill probably wouldn’t accomplish anything. Secretary of State Scott Gessler called on the governor to convene a special session in order to repeal the...
  • Colorado Gov. throws F-bomb at sheriffs, says never talked with Bloomberg over bills

    06/21/2014 1:23:39 PM PDT · by holymoly · 32 replies
    Finance Post News ^ | June 21, 2014 | Jack Minor
    In an election year, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper used the F-word to the state’s sheriffs after claiming they never bothered to tell him the gun control bills he signed into law were unenforceable and he had no idea the bills would be controversial. During the last legislative session Democrats who controlled both chambers of the legislature as well as the governor’s mansion passed a series of gun control laws that are among the strictest in the nation. Among them are what the state’s sheriffs have said is a ban on the sale of all new magazines in the state. The...
  • Colorado Gov. Hickenlooper: Staffer promised I’d sign gun law I never thought would pass

    06/19/2014 7:07:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/19/2014 | Mary Katharine Ham
    Behold, true leadership and effective governance:CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO “I think a lot of people didn’t know how much emotion was gonna come out of the high-capacity magazines. [We] probably would have looked for something different or a different approach.One of my staff made the commitment that we would sign it it got passed. To be honest, no one in our office thought it would get through the legislature.If we’d known it was going to divide the state so intensely, I think we probably would have thought about it twice…In the end, how important really was it?After...
  • Littwin Weekly GOP Gov Rankings: Hick shoots self in the foot; someone fires away at all of Tancredo

    06/17/2014 11:58:39 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 11 replies
    Colorado Independent ^ | Mike Littwin
    It's primary week and finally there’s some news. First, and most critically, we have our first-ever shakeup at the top of the Littwin Weekly GOP Governor’s Race Rankings. As LeBron James so ably put it, history is made to be broken. Second, John Hickenlooper apologized to a meeting of state sheriffs for hurting their feelings on guns, which came out sounding like he was apologizing for passing the gun laws. Worse (for Hick), he told the sheriffs he never talked to then-Mayor Bloomberg when, in fact, he had and, in fact, had said he had and, in fact, of course...
  • Hick Shoots Self in Foot with Gun Comments

    06/17/2014 11:23:39 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 13 replies
    Colorado Observer ^ | Valerie Richardson
    DENVER — No doubt Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper had hoped the uproar over the gun-control legislation he signed last year would have blown over by now, but he’s since learned that’s not the case. The governor set off a fresh round of outrage at a recent forum in Aspen with county sheriffs who sued over the legislation, first by apologizing for failing to meet with them during the debate, and then by insisting he never spoke to New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg about the bills. Unfortunately for Hickenlooper, Complete Colorado ran a story after the Friday forum that included...
  • Vanity on Denver post article--Colorado gun control

    06/17/2014 5:43:58 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 11 replies
    from Denver Post--link only | 16 june 2014
    http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_25975327/gov-hickenloopers-attempt-charm-colorado-sheriffs-backfires --link only to Denver Post articleon Guv Chickencooper and Colorado sheriff's gun control controversy--
  • Polis Puts Udall, Dems in Bind with Anti-Fracking Initiatives ( Colorado )

    05/17/2014 5:56:52 AM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies
    Colorado Observer. ^ | May 16, 2014 | Valerie Richardson
    Rep. Jared Polis’s decision to sponsor a barrelful of anti-fracking initiatives is threatening to make a tough election year even rougher for Colorado Democrats, starting with Sen. Mark Udall. Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper is attempting to broker a deal that would persuade Polis to pull his proposed anti-fracking initiatives, but if the governor can’t get it done, every Democratic candidate will face pressure to take a stand this year on an issue that has badly divided the state party. That starts with the Democrat Udall, who’s already under fire for refusing to stake out a position on whether to construct...
  • Beauprez snags endorsements, Gessler blasts GOP opponents

    05/17/2014 12:19:07 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 19 replies
    The Colorado Statesman ^ | Ernest Luning
    Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob Beauprez snagged the endorsement of high-profile politicians this week, including winning the support of former GOP presidential nominee and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. “As a former governor, I can tell you that Bob Beauprez has exactly what Colorado needs to lead,” Romney wrote in an email sent to Beauprez supporters. “Bob’s unique combination of passion, drive, conservative values and experience will make him an outstanding governor.” Beauprez was the most prominent Romney surrogate in Colorado during the 2012 presidential campaign — the Republican lost the state by about 5 points to President Barack Obama —...
  • BIPARTISAN BYPASS: Hick Signs Election Fraud Bill Into Law ( Colorado )

    02/19/2014 10:38:25 AM PST · by george76 · 6 replies
    ColoradoPeakPolitics ^ | February 19, 2014 by
    Well, that was fast. Just a few days ago, we reported that liberal Gov. John Hickenlooper told The Yuma Pioneer that he would veto any bill without bipartisan support. Like many Coloradans, we thought that was a step in the right direction. That sentiment lasted less than a week. Last night, Gov. Hickenlooper signed into law the bill that opens the door wide for election fraud – the infamous H.B. 1164. The bill had no bipartisan support. ... Coloradans must hold Hick’s feet to the fire on his eagerness to break his promises
  • Voters Split on Hickenlooper's Re-election in Colo.

    02/08/2014 9:33:28 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 14 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 2/6/14 | Adam O'Neal
    Though voters are evenly divided over whether Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper deserves to be re-elected this November, he easily leads several potential Republican challengers, according to a new Quinnipiac poll. Fifty-two percent of Coloradoans approve of the Democrat’s performance as governor, 13 points more than disapprove. However, only 45 percent say he deserves a second term, the same percentage that believes he does not. n hypothetical matchups against a series of Republican opponents, however, Hickenlooper performs well. Voters prefer him over former Rep. Tom Tancredo, 48 percent-39 percent. Hickenlooper leads Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler, 46-40. And he bests...
  • Saudi Sex Slave Convict Denied by Judge (with a twist) [ al-Turki : Colorado ]

    01/04/2014 9:09:51 AM PST · by george76 · 5 replies
    Shoebat Foundation ^ | January 4, 2014
    Homaidan al-Turki was convicted in 2006 on charges related to having an underage slave whom he sexually molested. Al-Turki resided in Colorado and his now serving out his prison sentence in that state. Since his conviction, there has been a very strong effort from Saudi Arabia to have him released. ... A judge has now ruled that al-Turki isn’t going anywhere (that is if you don’t count his being moved from a State Correctional facility to a federal one). ... al-Turki has never really been completely cleared in the murder of Executive Director for Colorado’s Department of Corrections. Clements was...
  • We Must Finish The Job

    12/28/2013 1:27:11 PM PST · by elteemike · 36 replies
    28 Dec 2013 | elteemike
    Time to REPEAL the 2013 Colorado Anti-Gun Laws... The Republicans will present bills to repeal HB 1224 Magazine Ban, HB 1228 Gun Tax, and HB 1229 Criminalizing Private Transfer of A Firearm the first week of the 2014 session, opening Jan 8, 2014... We worked hard to recall Sen. Morse and Sen. Giron, and Sen. Hudak left office to avoid being recalled...Now we must get these laws repealed... Show up at the Colorado State Capitol Jan 6, 7, and 8 (opening 2014 session, Wed.) and the rest of the week and coming weeks if necessary for The Freedom Rally outside...
  • Republicans Say Hick’s Bipartisan Talk Isn’t Matched by Action ( Colorado )

    12/20/2013 7:32:00 AM PST · by george76 · 20 replies
    Colorado Observer. ^ | December 20, 2013 | Valerie Richardson
    Gov. John Hickenlooper called Thursday for a focus on bipartisanship in the 2014 legislative session, but Republicans can be forgiven for greeting his proposal with a certain skepticism. The 2013 legislative session, often described as the most liberal in state history, may have also been the most partisan. Democrats pushed through major legislation with no Republican votes on a half-dozen fronts, including election reform, gun control, education funding, and the rural renewable-energy standard. “It would be lovely if he behaved in a bipartisan manner, but that’s not what we saw last year,” said state Sen. Greg Brophy (R-Wray... ... This...
  • BACKFIRE: Governor’s New Media Adviser Compares Gun Rights to Ham Sandwiches?

    12/18/2013 8:43:32 PM PST · by Red Steel · 6 replies
    ColoradoPeakPolitics ^ | December 16, 2013
    UPDATE: Noting that Alan Salazar, Hick’s strategery chief, retweeted the bizarre proclamation, Colorado’s gubernatorial candidates weighed in via The Colorado Observer.  Former U.S. Rep. Tom Tancredo said that the tweet “seem[ed] to claim that ‘there is no Second Amendment’ and called on the governor to explain the message”, observing: “The tweet implies that the governor looks at gun rights in the same way as [Potter] does, and unless the governor says something to the contrary, that’s what we have to conclude.” Fellow gubernatorial candidate and state senator, Greg Brophy, said, “It’s an indication of how deeply their animosity toward gun rights...
  • Hickenlooper says repealing gun laws passed in 2013 not an option ( Colorado )

    12/18/2013 7:00:26 AM PST · by george76 · 28 replies
    cpr ^ | Dec 17, 2013 | Ryan Warner
    when it comes to the possibility of repealing the measures outright, as some Republican lawmakers have suggested, Hickenlooper doesn’t believe “we're going to repeal anything."
  • Hickenlooper: New Gun Laws Had No Impact on Arapahoe HS Shooting

    12/17/2013 6:50:58 AM PST · by rellimpank · 46 replies
    Colorado Observer ^ | 17 dec 2013 | Valerie Richardson
    CENTENNIAL—Democrats have long insisted the state’s new gun laws were passed to help stop mass shootings, but Gov. John Hickenlooper said Sunday that the measures did nothing to prevent a teen gunman from storming Arapahoe High School. In an interview on CBS-TV’s “Face the Nation,” the Democratic governor was asked why the laws failed to avert Friday’s shooting at the suburban high school. “You actually passed some pretty tough gun laws out there in Colorado after those other incidents happened, and yet they continue to happen,” said moderator Bob Schieffer. Hickenlooper responded that Coloradans “care deeply” about two things: protecting...
  • Gun-Rights Backers Gag on Sandwich Analogy From Governor’s Media Adviser ( Colorado )

    12/17/2013 5:52:41 AM PST · by george76 · 16 replies
    Colorado Observer ^ | December 16, 2013 | Valerie Richardson
    Gun-rights advocates are having trouble digesting a social-media post from a senior advisor to Gov. John Hickenlooper that compares the right to bear arms with the right to bear a ham sandwich. “’Constitutional rights,’” yes. But #gunrights? Isn’t that like #hamsandwichrights or #lightbulbrights or #bombrights or #humanrights…wait,” says the message from Max Potter, the governor’s senior media adviser, on Twitter. Former Rep. Tom Tancredo, who’s running for the Republican nomination for governor, said the tweet seems to claim that “there is no Second Amendment,” and called on the governor to explain the message. “The tweet implies that the governor looks...
  • Colorado governor: Interior bureaucrats biased on species issue ( sage grouse: Utah & NM )

    11/26/2013 5:05:48 AM PST · by george76 · 4 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 25, 2013 | Valerie Richardson
    An example of the tension between Western Democrats and the Obama administration surfaced Monday when Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper told a rural audience that Washington bureaucrats are pushing a “slanted version” of the sage-grouse issue to political decision-makers. Mr. Hickenlooper, a Democrat who’s running for re-election in 2014, said Interior Secretary Sally Jewell is receiving one-sided advice from staff at the Fish and Wildlife Service over the issue of whether to place the Gunnison sage grouse on the endangered-species list. “She has an open mind, right, she’s not well-versed in this issue, and she recognizes that,” said Mr. Hickenlooper in...
  • Hick Gets Earful as he Tries to Mend Fences with Rural Coloradans

    11/26/2013 4:57:29 AM PST · by george76 · 12 replies
    The Colorado Observer. ^ | November 26, 2013 | Valerie Richardson
    Even though Gov. John Hickenlooper did most of the talking during Monday’s “lean in and listen” stop in Craig, the locals made it clear they’re tired of having their concerns brushed aside by lawmakers in Denver and Washington, D.C. Chief among the issues raised at the public forum were the federal crackdown on coal, the looming sage-grouse listing, and the state legislature’s doubling of the renewable-energy mandate and limiting access to firearms and ammunition. Brandy Meek, chair of the Moffat County Republican Party, drew loud applause when she said, “I would urge you, this next legislative session, please represent all...
  • Ethics complaint pending against Gov. Hickenlooper

    11/19/2013 7:29:07 AM PST · by george76 · 9 replies
    ap ^ | November 19, 2013
    DENVER — The state Independent Ethics Commission has voted to proceed with an ethics complaint filed against Gov. John Hickenlooper.
  • Colorado proposes oil, gas air-quality crackdown

    11/18/2013 8:04:57 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    .sfgate.com ^ | Monday, November 18, 2013 | KRISTEN WYATT
    The rules are significantly stricter than some draft rules floated earlier. Wolk called those rules a "straw man proposal" but conceded that public reaction to those rules wasn't enthusiastic. "We felt that we needed to get stronger," Wolk said. Earlier this month, a group of concerned moms showed up at Hickenlooper's office with dolls they called "gas patch kids" to represent children living in areas impacted by the surge of oil and gas drilling in the state.
  • Recall: Governor Hickenlooper (Colorado)

    11/13/2013 12:41:23 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 12 replies
    Tancredo for Governor ^ | 11/13/13 | Tancredo for Governor
    I received this in my inbox (email) and I don't know if it is possible to actually recall this governor, or if this is just campaign solicitation BUT if possible surely you all can try to recall your horrible Gov? (Disclaimer: I don't live in Colorado, but have family there)!~
  • CO Governor’s Attorney worked to free Saudi Convict

    11/06/2013 5:59:35 PM PST · by george76 · 9 replies
    Shoebat Foundation ^ | November 5, 2013 | Walid Shoebat
    The office of the Colorado Governor’s office, headed by Democrat John Hickenlooper, may be on the brink of a major scandal involving attempts to release a Saudi prisoner. Homaidan al-Turki was convicted in 2006 for keeping a sex slave locked up in his residence. He repeatedly molested her over a period of years. You might remember that earlier this year, the Executive Director for Colorado’s prisons, Tom Clements, denied a request to release al-Turki and have him sent back to Saudi Arabia. Eight days later, Clements was shot dead shortly after opening his front door on March 19, 2013. ......
  • Documents: Hickenlooper administration tangled up in Feds’ al-Turki case

    11/05/2013 7:48:29 AM PST · by george76 · 2 replies
    FOX 31 ^ | November 4, 2013 | Eli Stokols and Julie Hayden
    DENVER — The ongoing legal battle over the extradition request of Homaidan al-Turki, a Saudi inmate imprisoned for keeping a maid as a sex slave, is, for now, in the hands of an Arapahoe County district court judge. But documents released in court last week and conversations with attorneys and law enforcement sources reveal the case to be a matter of national security, with al-Turki, who is asking to be transferred to serve the rest of his sentence in his native Saudi Arabia, believed by investigators to have connections to worldwide terrorist organizations. He is also still under investigation in...
  • Colorado’s Dem Governor to Anti-Gun Groups: Can You Stay Out of the Recall This Time?

    10/14/2013 8:22:39 AM PDT · by Kip Russell · 23 replies
    PJmedia.com ^ | Oct 14, 2013 | Bryan Preston
    Another Democrat in the Colorado Senate is facing recall for voting for new gun control laws. Two other Democrats faced recall earlier this year over those laws, and despite having Michael Bloomberg and his anti-gun allies pour millions of dollars into Colorado to defend them, they were both defeated and removed. This third recall would switch control of the state Senate from D to R. So Gov. John Hickenlooper is scared, and wants Bloomberg and his anti-gun nuts to just stay away. Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper suggests national gun-control groups stay away from a looming recall battle that could switch...
  • Hickenlooper nervously defends gun control laws after Colorado recalls

    09/12/2013 8:32:10 AM PDT · by theruleshavechanged · 30 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Sept 12, 2013 | Charlie Spiering
    "It's worth saying Colorado has maintained people's right to own a gun --- we've maintained the full respect for the Second Amendment," he insisted during a press conference on Wednesday. Hickenlooper repeatedly cited a poll showing that 80 percent of Colorado voters support universal background checks, calling the law "sound and sensible." He admitted, however, that he was never as "fired up" about limits on ammunition magazines. "That was a tough one," he said.
  • Bloomberg May Court McAuliffe to Bring Gun Control to Virginia

    09/11/2013 1:09:53 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 18 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | September 11, 2013 | Tony Lee
    Questions are being raised whether outgoing billionaire New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is courting Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe (D) to enact gun control measures in Virginia if he should win the statehouse in November. On Tuesday, voters in Colorado recalled two state senators--Angela Giron (D-Pueblo) and Senate President John Morse (D-Colorado Springs)--that supported Colorado Gov. John Hickenloooper's (D) sweeping gun control legislation, which he signed into law in March. As Breitbart News reported, Morse lost his recall election 51 to 49 percent, and Giron lost hers by a "whopping 56 to 44 percent." Bloomberg reportedly called Hickenlooper...
  • Colorado’s grass-roots revolt against the gun-grabbers

    08/30/2013 5:25:08 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 22 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | August 28, 2013 | Michelle Malkin
    While most Americans will be chillin’ out, maxin’ and relaxin’ this Labor Day weekend, dedicated patriots in Colorado are hard at work preparing for a groundbreaking special election day with nationwide repercussions. George Washington would be proud. On September 10, Democratic legislator and state Senate President John Morse of Colorado Springs faces a citizen recall for his sellout to New York anti-gun special interests, for his betrayal of transparency and accountability to constituents, and for his destructive economic policies that are driving thousands of jobs away. Also up for recall: Democratic legislator Angela Giron of Pueblo.
  • Hickenlooper Swings Into Action For Morse, Giron ( CO Gun Grabbers )

    08/30/2013 5:02:59 AM PDT · by george76 · 23 replies
    Colorado Pols ^ | August 29, 2013
    In a nationwide appeal sent moments ago via the Democratic National Committee, Gov. John Hickenlooper throws down hard against the upcoming recall elections of Senate President John Morse and Senator Angela Giron. ... Expanding background checks to cover all gun sales prevents violent criminals from acquiring guns. That means safer communities while also respecting the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding Coloradans. These recall elections cost a small fortune and do nothing to improve democracy or representative government. They are intended to intimidate and punish a select number of Democratic legislators for daring to vote their conscience — for daring to...
  • Colorado’s gun-control recall - Second Amendment restrictions trigger pushback in the Rockies

    08/21/2013 4:36:03 PM PDT · by neverdem · 22 replies
    Washington Times ^ | August 20, 2013 | Jon Caldara
    To someone living on the coasts, the fight in Colorado over gun control — often called by its repackaged name, "gun violence" — might be hard to understand. Restrictions on gun-magazine capacities and background checks for all gun transfers might sound benign. So how could it lead to the first recall elections in the state's history? Colorado has more guns than people. More than 100,000 men and women hold concealed-carry permits, so people here largely know how guns actually work. Consequently, we are less likely to be rattled from the emotional spin of anti-gun hysteria. We know guns that look...
  • Gov. Hickenlooper files paperwork to run for reelection

    08/14/2013 2:02:29 PM PDT · by george76 · 23 replies
    FOX31 Denver ^ | August 13, 2013 | Eli Stokols
    Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper officially filed paperwork with the Secretary of State Tuesday to seek a second term. ... His decision in late May to grant a temporary reprieve to Chuck E. Cheese killer Nathan Dunlap prompted the first wave of Republican opponents to enter the race, starting with Tom Tancredo, the former GOP congressman who challenged Hickenlooper in 2010 ... Former Senate Minority Leader Mike Kopp, R-Littleton, who now heads up the Intermountain Rural Electric Association, which is still smarting over the passage this year of Senate Bill 252, which forces REAs to draw more energy from renewable sources,...
  • Colorado Recalls Make History: Bloomberg-Biden toadies are learning something about voter rejection.

    08/02/2013 4:10:25 PM PDT · by neverdem · 18 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 8.2.13 | ROSS KAMINSKY
    In nearly 140 years of Colorado history, it’s never happened before. This year it is happening twice: Two legislators, both Democratic members of the Colorado State Senate, will face recall elections after the Democrat-controlled legislature, bullied by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Vice President Joe Biden, and supported by Governor John “I’m a Moderate” Hickenlooper, passed heavy-handed and unpopular restrictions on gun rights in the Centennial State. The senators in question are Angela Giron (Pueblo) and John Morse (CO Springs), the latter being the... --snip-- The Secretary of State’s office has issued a notice that they intend to...
  • Our View: Another “Unbiased Journalist” Joins Hick Public Relations Team ( Colorado )

    08/02/2013 10:05:20 AM PDT · by george76 · 4 replies
    The Colorado Observer. ^ | August 2, 2013
    Fortunately (and unfortunately), Democrat elected officials in Colorado aren’t even trying to hide their incestuous relationship with the –ahem – “unbiased” media anymore. In an un-surprising twist of staffing fate, Governor John Hickenlooper announced this week that yet another “unbiased” member of the Denver journalism cabal is joining his staff – and for a basement bargain annual salary of just $130,000. That’s right. Mr. Maximillian Potter will join Hickenlooper’s staff as a Senior Media Advisor after parting ways with 5280: Denver’s Magazine last month. Presumably, Potter got a chance to know Hickenlooper when researching a glowing profile piece he did...
  • Will Colorado Become the New Wisconsin — Center of the Political World?

    07/19/2013 10:48:27 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 25 replies
    National Review ^ | July 19, 2013 8:08 AM | Jim Geraghty
    Get ready for two very intense, quick fights in two state-legislative races that will carry a great deal of national weight on the gun-control issue: A Denver judge Thursday ruled petitions submitted to oust a pair of Democratic senators from office are valid, a pivotal ruling that sets in motion Colorado’s first-ever recall election of state lawmakers. “The petitions here substantially comply with law,” Denver District Court Judge Robert Hyatt said in his oral decision from the bench. “Recalls are a fundamental right of Colorado citizens.” Shortly after Hyatt handed down the decision Thursday, Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper signed an...
  • Colorado official goes to court to force recall date for Dems

    07/17/2013 11:50:17 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 16 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2:41 PM 07/15/2013 | Greg Campbell
    Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler filed paperwork in district court this weekend to force Gov. John Hickenlooper to set a date for the recall elections of two Democratic gun-control supporters. “John Hickenlooper, the governor of Colorado, has refused to perform his constitutional duty to set a date for an election to recall Colorado state Senators John Morse and Angela Giron,” Gessler argued in the court filing. “His refusal to perform this mandatory and ministerial duty is frustrating the right of Colorado citizens to vote promptly on whether these senators should remain in office, and preventing election officials from complying...
  • Rebellious Colorado counties move forward with plans to secede

    06/25/2013 12:53:14 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 41 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 6-25-2103 | Greg Campbell
    Representatives of 10 rural Colorado counties met Monday in the sleepy plains town of Akron, about a half an hour from the Kansas border, to advance a plan that has been both hailed and ridiculed in recent weeks: A bid to split from Colorado and form the country’s 51st state. Eye-rolling critics have dubbed the state-to-be “Weldistan,” after the county leading the charge and alluding to the heavily conservative values of the northeast region considering secession. Proponents have called it an inevitable result of what they say is a loss of representation in Denver, where Democrats have controlled state government...
  • Quinnipiac Poll Finds CO Gov. Hickenlooper (D) in Statistical Tie with Opponents

    06/13/2013 7:39:28 AM PDT · by Galactic Overlord-In-Chief · 15 replies
    Quinnipiac University ^ | June 13, 2013 | Quinnipiac University
    ...At this point, the 2014 Colorado governor's race is too close to call, with 42 percent for Democratic Gov. Hickenlooper and 41 percent for former U.S. Rep. Tom Tancredo, a possible Republican challenger. In other possible matchups, Hickenlooper gets 42 percent to 40 percent for Secretary of State Scott Gessler, and gets 43 percent to 37 percent for State Sen. Greg Brophy.
  • Eight Colorado counties want to leave the state

    06/07/2013 12:24:45 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 24 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 6-7-2013 | Greg Campbell
    As a sign of just how divisive the recently ended Colorado legislative session has been, it may very well result in a literal division of the state. As many as eight counties composing the rural, oil and gas-rich northeast corner of the state are pursuing a plan to cut ties with a capital city they no longer feel represents their interests and come together as the 51st state in the country: North Colorado. “We’re actually going to pursue it,” said Weld County Commissioner Douglas Rademacher, a farmer whose jurisdiction is spearheading the effort. “Frankly, we’ve been ignored in northeastern Colorado...
  • State Officials to Consider Release of Convicted Saudi Sex Offender, Again (Colorado)

    05/30/2013 7:44:15 AM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies
    Observer ^ | May 28, 2013
    Just days after announcing an order to block the execution of convicted killer Nathan Dunlap, Governor John Hickenlooper’s administration is once again courting controversy, this time in the form of convicted sex offender Homaidan al-Turki... Hickenlooper’s parole board will decide this week on whether or not to release al-Turki, a Saudi national who was originally sentenced to 28 years to life in 2006 for imprisoning and sexually abusing his housekeeper over a period of years in the basement of his Aurora home. ... federal and state officials are still investigating any ties between al-Turki, Evan Ebel and the white supremacist...
  • Cowardly Colorado Governor Hickenlooper Commutes Death Sentence Until End of Term

    05/28/2013 3:55:15 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 15 replies
    Red State ^ | 5/27/2013 | Ben Howe
    When faced with a question of clemency or justice, Hickenlooper gave himself a pardon from responsibility. Colorado governor John Hickenlooper grants Nathan Dunlap a temporary reprieve In Colorado, the fate of convicted murderer Nathan Dunlap has been an issue of great debate. This past week, the governor of Colorado, John Hickenlooper, made what has to be one of the most cowardly decisions ever seen in politics by putting a man’s life and the expectations of his victims on hold just long enough to take the decision out of his hands. In 1993, Nathan Dunalap waltzed into a Chuck E. Cheese...
  • Emotional Interview of father of Chuck E. Cheese Murder Victim (Hickenlooper reprieved murderer)

    05/24/2013 5:11:08 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 15 replies
    630 KHOW Denver ^ | May 23, 2013 | Michael Brown (interviewer)
    For FReepers that care about murder victims and their families and the injustice(s) that go on within our legal system and now with our piece of crap governor getting involved in the last hour. This is hard to listen to in many parts, but this man's story deserves to be heard. His daughter and the other victims deserve to be remembered. On Thursday May 23rd, 2013, Denver radio show host Michael Brown (Heckuva Job Brownie of Katrina) talked with Dennis O'Connor. In 1993, his daughter, Colleen Rose O'Connor, was murdered along with three other employees of Chuck E. Cheese in...
  • Tom Tancredo is now running for Colorado governor

    05/23/2013 7:46:06 AM PDT · by GraceG · 26 replies
    Just found out from KHOW that Tom Tancredo is running for Governor of Colorado. I hope he kicks the living crap outta the Chickenpooper who just wussed out on Nathan Dunlap's death row sentence. Nathan Dunlap is the creep who shot up a bunch of people at a Chuck E Cheese in the early 1990's.