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Hick’s gold-plated transition team – po’ folk not admitted

9. November 2010

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Gov.-elect John Hickenlooper named 52 people to his statewide transition committee yesterday. It’s an interesting group for many reasons. Of the 52, only two (Bill Hybl and James Stewart, both Republicans) are from Colorado Springs. The vast majority are residents are residents of of the Denver/Boulder metro area. A fair number are Republicans, business people, […]

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Reform on its way…maybe

8. November 2010

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As the New York Times pointed out this morning, the real election story is about the states, not Washington. We can expect two years of inaction from the nation’s capitol, as Republicans and Democrats do their best to demonize each other, and as renascent Gopsters launch dozens of Seinfeldian investigations into alleged governmental abuses. It’ll […]

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Election eve “red tsunami” spares Colorado

3. November 2010

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The red tsunami that swept the midwest apparently dissipated when it hit Colorado. Despite knocking off a couple of Congressional incumbents, Republican gains in our fair state were nothing like those the Gopsters expected, and the Democrats feared. Some observations: -A lot of folks wondered whether Michael Bennet had the moxie to fight off an […]

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Signs and portents on election day

2. November 2010

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Turn out the lights – the party’s over. It’s election day. Signs and portents: Before dawn this morning, Democratic volunteers were walking the streets of my Westside neighborhood with GOTV doorhangers. That’s impressive, and seems to confirm earlier impressions that the Dems have finally gotten deadly serious about the Lee/Morse races. In normal times, rookies […]

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Election night – and where are the parties?

1. November 2010

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One day to go, and the thoughts of political junkies turn to one thing: where are the parties? And no, I don’t mean political parties – I mean election-night bashes. By now, the elections are over. Your favorites have already won or lost, with perhaps one exception. In the U.S. Senate race, both the Bennet […]

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