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  • Hickenlooper names new head of Colorado Department of Transportation

    01/05/2015 5:40:50 PM PST · by george76 · 12 replies
    Denver Business Journal ^ | Jan 5, 2015 | Heather Draper
    Gov. John Hickenlooper on Monday named Shailen Bhatt the next executive director for the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT). He will assume the role in mid-February. Bhatt will replace Don Hunt, who will remain at CDOT through the end of February to transition with Bhatt ... Prior to serving at DelDOT, Bhatt was an associate administrator at the Federal Highway Administration ... "Don Hunt has been a remarkable executive director for the Colorado Department of Transportation. His ability to galvanize the Herculean efforts that so swiftly reopened the state's bridges and the hundreds of miles of roads damaged by the...
  • Colorado Gov. Hickenlooper: You’ll need the government to educate your children

    12/18/2014 10:19:55 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/18/2014 | Jazz Shaw
    Redstate catches an unguarded moment with Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper at a lunch earlier this week where he speaks extemporaneously and gives us a peek into what he believes the proper role of government to be. You might be surprised at just how little responsibility he feels you should take for yourself. Government should do what people individually canÂ’t do, or canÂ’t do well themselves. You know, educating our young people, [emphasis added] making sure our roads are designed and built properly, making sure our communities are safeÂ…that our economic system is robust, but at the same time fairÂ…that every...
  • Obama admin. sued by Colo. Gov. Hickenlooper over Gunnison sage grouse

    12/13/2014 10:21:56 AM PST · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 13, 2014 | Valerie Richardson
    DENVER — Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper made good Friday on his promise to sue the federal government over its hotly contested move to list the Gunnison sage grouse under the Endangered Species Act. The Colorado Attorney General’s office filed a notice of intent to sue with Interior Secretary Sally Jewell and Fish and Wildlife Service director Daniel M. Ashe, arguing that the agency’s Nov. 12 decision to list the bird as threatened was flawed and failed to appreciate fully the impact of aggressive state and local conservation efforts. “The Service failed to use the best available science in its listing...
  • Final Quinnipiac poll shows Senate, governor races too close to call ( Colorado )

    11/03/2014 11:36:14 AM PST · by george76 · 18 replies
    KDVR ^ | November 3, 2014 | Chuck Hickey
    DENVER — A final Quinnipiac University poll of likely voters shows the race for governor and the U.S. Senate seat in Colorado is too close to call with Electon Day a day away. Rep. Cory Gardner leads Sen. Mark Udall 45 percent to 43 percent, the poll, which was released Monday morning, showed, well within the 3.4 percentage point margin of error. ... In the governor’s race, a Quinnipiac poll showed Republican Bob Beauprez leading Gov. John Hickenlooper 45 percent to 43 percent. “Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper will have to count on an aggressive final hour ground game and a...
  • Colorado governor says no regrets in death penalty case

    11/03/2014 11:23:43 AM PST · by george76 · 9 replies
    LA Times ^ | Nov. 3, 2014 | Mark Z. Barabak
    Colorado's governor, intensely criticized over death-row reprieve, says he'd do it again. ... Part of Hickenlooper's problem has been the ambitous liberal agenda, from gays to guns, he signed into law in 2013 after a Democratic legislative spree. Part has been his habit of thinking out loud and his seeming eagerness to please all sides of an issue; a meeting this summer with hostile sheriffs turned into a political disaster when the governor equivocated about the gun-control laws he backed, upsetting both sides. But Hickenlooper will also have someone else to blame: Nathan Dunlap. In 1993, as a 19-year-old, Dunlap...
  • Last Quinnipiac poll puts Hickenlooper behind the eight-ball ("Toast")

    10/30/2014 12:28:02 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 27 replies
    Cherry Creek News ^ | Oct. 29, 2014
    If Quninnipiac polling matches turnout, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper is toast. And a catastrophically bad performance among men is at cause. Beauprez Pulls Ahead In Colorado Gov Race, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Republican Up 21 Points Among Men Men are going Republican in a big way in the Colorado governor’s race, giving former U. S. Rep. Bob Beauprez, the Republican challenger a 45 – 40 percent likely voter lead over Gov. John Hickenlooper, the Democratic incumbent, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today. Libertarian candidate Matthew Hess has 4 percent, with 2 percent for Green Party candidate Harry Hempy....
  • Quinnipiac: Male Voters ‘Going Republican’ Give Beauprez Lead In Poll (Colorado - 45% to 40%)

    10/29/2014 1:48:16 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 27 replies
    kcnc ^ | October 29, 2014 8:18 AM
    DENVER (CBS4) – A new poll out Wednesday morning from Quinnipiac University shows Republican Bob Beauprez with a lead over Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper in Colorado’s governor’s race. The poll shows Beauprez with 45 percent and Hickenlooper with 40 percent. That’s a reversal from last week when Hickenlooper led the race by 1 percent.
  • Today's Five-Minute Activism Project: Amplify "The Hickenlooper Blues"

    10/29/2014 6:55:51 AM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies
    The War on Guns ^ | 28 October, 2014 | David Codrea
    Today's Five-Minute Activism Project: Amplify "The Hickenlooper Blues" At most it will take 10, because I've already done the link work. We need notice and coverage. To that end, I just got done sending the message " The Hickenlooper Blueshttp://youtu.be/aVIKV3eO68A " to: http://drudgereport.com/ (there is a news tip box--scroll down in the right column) http://www.wnd.com/contact-wnd/?subject=tips http://www.breitbart.com/ (scroll all way down page--bottom right) http://dailycaller.com/contact-form/?type=sendtip http://townhall.com/contact-us/ http://www.theblaze.com/ (Bottom of page, on left) http://www.cnsnews.com/contact Twitter: https://twitter.com/DRUDGE https://twitter.com/worldnetdaily https://twitter.com/BreitbartNews https://twitter.com/DailyCaller https://twitter.com/townhallcom https://twitter.com/theblaze https://twitter.com/cnsnews https://twitter.com/FoxNews https://twitter.com/limbaugh https://twitter.com/seanhannity https://twitter.com/michellemalkin https://twitter.com/instapundit Facebook message (not all accept them): https://www.facebook.com/mattdrudge https://www.facebook.com/WNDNews https://www.facebook.com/Breitbart https://www.facebook.com/cnsnewscom https://www.facebook.com/FoxNews Feel free to add other national outlets and figures...
  • DOWN TO THE WIRE: Rasmussen Has Beauprez Up Two, Still Too Close To Call(Colorado - it's 49% to 47%)

    10/28/2014 4:01:35 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 19 replies
    ColoradoPeakPolitics ^ | October 28, 2014
    Just a week out from election day and a new poll released by Rasmussen today has former Rep. Bob Beauprez up by 2 points on Gov. John Hickenlooper, 49%-47%. This is a marked contrast from earlier this month when Hick was up by 4 points on Beauprez (50%-46%). And, when we look beyond the toplines, it doesn’t get any better for Hick. Beauprez is up by 7 points with those who have already cast their ballots (51%-44%), just like having money in the bank already. Even though Hick leads among those who haven’t cast a ballot (50%-46%), he has to...
  • Excitement mounts among Colorado GOP: ‘Republican ballots are pouring in’(12% over Dems)

    10/26/2014 8:00:00 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 96 replies
    Washington Times ^ | October 25, 2014 | Nicholas Riccardi
    HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. — The quiet murmur of several dozen Republican activists crammed in a small office in this Denver suburb was broken Saturday morning by a jocular cry: “Hey, everybody, what’s going on?” Rep. Cory Gardner, the party’s Senate candidate — and its best shot at breaking a decade-long losing streak in top Colorado races — burst into the room wearing a blue-checkered work shirt and jeans, and immediately began shaking hands and posing for pictures. Rick Murray, 69, a financial broker, shook his head in admiration. “You see enthusiasm like that out of anybody else?” he said. It’s...
  • Races for Senate and Governor Close in Colorado

    10/21/2014 4:36:42 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 9 replies
    Public Policy Polling ^ | October 21, 2014
    PPP's newest Colorado poll finds very close races for both Governor and the Senate. Cory Gardner is up 46/43 on Mark Udall in the Senate race, while John Hickenlooper has a 45/44 advantage over Bob Beauprez in the Governor's race. Both Democrats are doing well with the groups Democrats tend to do well with in Colorado. Hickenlooper is up 49/39 with women, 60/28 with Hispanics, and 59/31 with young voters. Udall is similarly ahead 46/42 with women, 64/24 with Hispanics, and 59/22 with young voters. The problem for the Democrats is that they are down by significant margins with men-...
  • Two new polls show races tight in Senate, governor races ( Colorado )

    10/15/2014 8:03:34 AM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    KDVR TV ^ | October 15, 2014
    Republican Cory Gardner has opened a four-point lead in the Colorado Senate race that’s key in determining whether Democrats can hold onto their majority... Gardner held a 50 percent to 46 percent edge on first-term Democratic Sen. Mark Udall in the survey of 665 likely voters, conducted Oct. 9-13. ... Udall is getting clobbered in the all-important suburbs, as well as in rural areas, and his lead in Colorado cities is not enough to overcome that ... Hurting Udall is an underwater favorability rating of 45 percent — with 51 percent of those surveyed saying they have an unfavorable opinion...
  • This Dem Governor Threatens to Release Mass Murderer if Not Re-Elected

    10/14/2014 1:35:21 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 23 replies
    TPNN ^ | 10/13/14 | Greg Campbell
    Our nation is supposed to be a republic governed by laws- not men. Our elected officials are supposed to create and enforce the laws, not serve as the laws themselves. However, at a time when the mainstream media focuses on the pending corruption charges against Texas Governor Rick Perry for exercising his right to veto, they are deafeningly silent on the heinous and inexcusable corruption going on in Colorado as Democrat Governor John Hickenlooper threatens to commute the sentence of a convicted multi-murderer if he does not get re-elected. You may recognize the name as the name of the Democrat...
  • COLORADO HELD HOSTAGE: HICKENLOOPER SAYS HE 'COULD' GRANT CLEMENCY TO MASS SHOOTER IF NOT RE-ELECTED

    10/13/2014 6:38:31 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 62 replies
    breitbart ^ | october 7, 2014 | awr hawkins
    If Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper (D) is not re-elected in November, he says he "could" respond to the loss by commuting the death sentence of mass shooter Nathan Dunlap.  Dunlap is the infamous killer who shot 5 and killed 4 at an Aurora Chuck E. Cheese in 1993. He was angered over being fired, and Denver Magazine 5280 reports that Dunlap was at his girlfriend's apartment having sex with her when the police tracked him down "only...a few hours" after the shootings. Dunlap was sentenced to death but when the date for his execution came up in 2013, Hickenlooper granted a "temporary reprieve."...
  • ARE THE DEMOCRATS GIVING UP ON COLORADO?

    10/10/2014 3:32:56 PM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 32 replies
    Powerline Blog ^ | October 10, 2014 | John Hinderaker
    Colorado’s Senate race is trending Republican, as the most recent poll, by Fox News, shows Cory Gardner leading Mark Udall by six points. Udall has run a lackluster campaign dominated by a tired, over-the-top “war on women” theme, and this morning the Denver Post, not known as a bastion of Republicanism, endorsed Gardner. Still, the race is competitive on paper. So why has Harry Reid’s Senate Majority PAC just cancelled $289,000 worth of broadcast ads?
  • Colorado Governor Says Voters Were 'Reckless' to Legalize Marijuana

    10/06/2014 2:56:53 PM PDT · by Mariner · 156 replies
    International Business Times ^ | Oct 6th, 2014 | David Sirota
    Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper says his state's voters were "reckless" for voting to become the first state to legalize marijuana for recreational use. The Democrat's statement came during a debate Monday with his Republican opponent, Bob Beauprez, just four weeks before voters head to the polls for the state's hotly contested gubernatorial election. In 2012, more than 55 percent of voters in Colorado supported Amendment 64, which legalized marijuana for recreational use. The amendment aimed to regulate marijuana in roughly the same way alcohol is regulated.
  • Silverman: How Hick hides his left side

    10/01/2014 5:40:55 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 15 replies
    Complete Colorado ^ | 30 September 2014 | Craig Silverman
    Prior to its inevitable endorsement of the incumbent Democrat, the Denver Post produced profiles of Bob Beauprez and John Hickenlooper. The stories were interesting from start to finish. It was fascinating to read what was included, and what was not. Bob’s started with his faith in G-d. Hick’s started with his new stray dog. Hick’s profile ended with him attending the book signing event of his estranged wife, Helen Thorpe. Bob’s profile ended with words of love and devotion from his biggest fan, his wife Claudia Beauprez. Bob is described as a devout Catholic with limited exceptions regarding abortion. Neither...
  • Hicken-Weasel: Why Colorado's Gutless Gov Is in Trouble

    09/23/2014 2:55:35 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | September 24, 2014 | Michelle Malkin
    D.C. journalists called the latest Quinnipiac University poll results in Colorado's tight gubernatorial race a "shocker." But it's a surprise only if you've been hopelessly trapped in a Beltway echo chamber. Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper is down 10 points against former GOP Rep. Bob Beauprez among all likely voters. The Q poll also shows him behind Beauprez by 13 points among independents. A survey conducted last week by Suffolk University for USA Today shows the beleaguered incumbent in a statistical dead heat with Beauprez. Any way you slice it, Hickenlooper has lost the trust and confidence of voters of all...
  • Not Only has Colorado Become a Haven For Potheads

    but pedophiles can now flourish in this liberal cesspool. State does not require prison for people guilty of creating child porn By Jordan Steffen The Denver Post On the computers in his Aurora apartment, Timothy Robinson collected thousands of images and videos of children being raped and assaulted. Less than 10 miles away, David Moe stashed child pornography on hundreds of DVDs and multiple computers in his Denver home. Both men spent more than a decade collecting the images and videos, meticulously cataloging and labeling their collections. Both had a preferred age and hair color for the boys and girls...
  • 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 · 17 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. ......