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Despite suffering near-historic election losses this month, House Democrats appear ready to keep their leadership team intact, with Nancy Pelosi of California still on top. Both parties will hold closed-door House leadership elections Wednesday. But the main focus will involve the soon-to-be minority party, the Democrats. Pelosi, the nation’s first female speaker, appeared to soothe… Continue Reading Pelosi expected to remain House Democrats’ leader

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Democratic and Republican party leaders put on their best game faces Monday, making 11th hour arguments on the eve of midterm elections that seem certain to curb if not end Democratic control of Congress. “We’re hoping now for a fresh start with the American people,” said GOP chairman Michael Steele. “If we don’t live up… Continue Reading Dems hope to limit losses in campaign’s last hours

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On the ground in Colorado, workers trying to get out the Latino vote are talking about state ballot initiatives aimed at cutting spending. For Latinos, the cuts could mean loss of library services, teacher and public sector jobs and transportation, said Jess Ulibarri, state director of Mi Familia Vota (My Family Votes), a get-out-the-vote group.… Continue Reading Democrats see Latino votes as key to winning races

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Kate Coatar is seriously considering voting for Green Party candidates instead of Democrats, whom she normally supports. James Wyatt won’t cast a ballot at all because he no longer trusts anyone to fight for causes important to him. If Democratic candidates are counting on long-standing support from gay voters to help stave off big losses… Continue Reading Gay voters angry at Democrats could sway election

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Election Day is already over for more than 3 million Americans, and a surprising number of them are Democrats. Republicans clearly are gaining ground in turning out early voters compared with their showing two years ago, but figures from the first batch of states that offer clues about 2010 early voting patterns still give Democrats… Continue Reading Election Day is over for millions of early voters

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House Dems deeply divided over Obama tax cut plan

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Congressional Democrats are confronting deep divisions in their nervous ranks over whether to support President Barack Obama’s plan to raise taxes on the wealthiest Americans – or just punt the entire matter until after voters go to the polls Nov. 2. Democratic leaders committed to Obama’s proposal were to hear Wednesday from endangered lawmakers who… Continue Reading House Dems deeply divided over Obama tax cut plan

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Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet and his Democratic challenger are making nice after a bruising primary as the party faces an even tougher challenge next – keeping the seat in Democratic hands. Bennet, a rookie senator appointed to the seat last year, defeated Andrew Romanoff in Tuesday’s primary. The two shook hands on the Capitol steps… Continue Reading Colorado Dems make nice as contest gets tougher

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Hickenlooper campaigning on primary day

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Democratic gubernatorial candidate John Hickenlooper is spending primary day in southern Colorado. The Denver mayor isn’t facing an opponent, freeing him up to campaign Tuesday while other candidates are still trying to get last minute voters to turn in their ballots. Hickenlooper plans to visit Pueblo, Canon City, Westcliffe and Salida, where he’ll tour a… Continue Reading Hickenlooper campaigning on primary day

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Democrat John Hickenlooper has picked the president of CSU-Pueblo to be his running mate. Hickenlooper is expected to make the announcement at an 11:15 a.m. news conference. Garica has been president of Colorado State University at Pueblo since 2006. Prior to that he was president of Pikes Peak Community College in Colorado Springs. Garcia served… Continue Reading Hickenlooper picks former PPCC president as running mate

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Hickenlooper to name running mate

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Democratic gubernatorial candidate John Hickenlooper says he’s ready to name his running mate. Hickenlooper plans to announce his pick for lieutenant governor today. The mayor of Denver isn’t facing any opposition in the primary election that wraps up next Tuesday. Republicans Dan Maes and Scott McInnis are still fighting it out for the Republican nomination.… Continue Reading Hickenlooper to name running mate

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