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Hickenlooper touts executive experience as tops in campaign

Democrat John Hickenlooper routinely refers to his executive experience as mayor and restaurateur in his run for governor. “Whether you’re running a city or a restaurant, there are three things always the same: You never have enough money, you’ve got a diverse group of people you have to make into a great team, and the… Continue Reading Hickenlooper touts executive experience as tops in campaign

Colo. gubernatorial candidates to talk business

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Colorado’s top three gubernatorial candidates are getting a workout this week. Republican candidate Dan Maes, Democrat John Hickenlooper and American Constitution Party candidate Tom Tancredo plan to meet with business leaders Thursday from the Colorado Association of Commerce and Industry. On Tuesday, they aired their views at a forum in Pueblo, and on Wednesday evening… Continue Reading Colo. gubernatorial candidates to talk business

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Democratic gubernatorial candidate John Hickenlooper said Tuesday Colorado could tap part of the $33 billion state retirement fund for loans to small businesses, providing up to $150 million a year to help stabilize its economy. Hickenlooper told workers at a prescription data center the state should use its assets for loans. He said the state… Continue Reading Hickenlooper considering tapping PERA for loans

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Republican gubernatorial candidate Dan Maes is counting on tea party support during a gubernatorial debate in southern Colorado. Maes’ spokesman Nate Strauch says several tea party groups are planning to attend the debate Tuesday being held by The Pueblo Chieftain at the Sangre de Cristo Arts and Conference Center in Pueblo. Strauch says one of… Continue Reading Maes counting on tea party support in S. Colorado

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Two former Colorado governors gave the state’s gubernatorial candidates a public job interview Monday, grilling the three hopefuls on their ability to lead the state before coming out with their picks for the position. Former Govs. Bill Owens and Dick Lamm quizzed Democrat John Hickenlooper, Republican candidate Dan Maes and American Constitution Party candidate Tom… Continue Reading Former governors quiz candidates

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Owens, Lamm to quiz gubernatorial candidates

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Old Colorado governors are giving their possible replacements a public job interview. Former Govs. Bill Owens and Dick Lamm will quiz Democrat John Hickenlooper, Republican candidate Dan Maes and American Constitution Party candidate Tom Tancredo on Monday. The debate is being held at the Glendale Infinity Park Event Center beginning at 5 p.m.

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RNC Chair Steele touring Colo. for GOP

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Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele is in Colorado to rally support for GOP candidates during his national “Fire Pelosi” bus tour. Steele will be in Fort Collins Thursday morning in the district that Republican candidate Cory Gardner is trying to take from incumbent Democrat Betsy Markey. Gardner has been critical of the job Steele… Continue Reading RNC Chair Steele touring Colo. for GOP

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TV bounty hunter joins Tom Tancredo fundraiser

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A TV bounty hunter and an outspoken Arizona sheriff headlined a Denver fundraiser for third-party gubernatorial candidate Tom Tancredo. Duane “Dog” Chapman, star of the A&E reality show “Dog The Bounty Hunter,” and Maricopa County, Ariz., Sheriff Joe Arpaio helped raise money for Tancredo on Sunday at a Western dance hall called The Grizzly Rose.… Continue Reading TV bounty hunter joins Tom Tancredo fundraiser

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Just when you thought the Colorado gubernatorial race couldn’t get any crazier, another candidate dispute has rocked the November ballot. Victoria Adams has dropped out as the running mate for unaffiliated candidate Jason Clark, claiming Clark hates women and mistreated his campaign staff. Clark says he dropped her from his campaign on Tuesday and will… Continue Reading Colo. governor’s race takes another hit

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Report: Hickenlooper settled with IRS

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Democratic gubernatorial candidate John Hickenlooper paid $52,486 to the Internal Revenue Service in 2008 to settle issues surrounding tax credits he received on conservation easements, according to a television report Tuesday. Hickenlooper’s payment to the IRS was an adjustment to the property valuation of conservation easements, which were on land that Hickenlooper and a partner… Continue Reading Report: Hickenlooper settled with IRS

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