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On the final day of Senate campaigning, both candidates are concentrating where the most votes are – along the Front Range. Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet and Republican Ken Buck both were hitting the Denver area Monday on the eve of a close election. Buck was traveling in the opposite direction, starting in Fort Collins and… Continue Reading Senate candidates spend last day along Front Range

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Colorado’s medical marijuana industry is getting involved in electoral politics. The Denver Post reports it found that medical marijuana advocates and business owners have contributed about $10,000 to candidates. About $2,000 came from Josh Stanley, the owner of the Budding Health dispensary in Denver. Most of the candidates who picked up the donations are Democrats,… Continue Reading Dispensaries, activists give candidates about $10K

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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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For TV viewers, this cutthroat election year is a riot of attack ads and media saturation made possible by big-money donors. For TV stations, it’s a stimulus package. One research group expects TV political spending to hit a record $3 billion. The windfall may continue well past Election Day because regular advertisers are getting squeezed… Continue Reading Sick of campaign ad avalanche? TV stations aren’t

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Campaign election laws in need of reform

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We’d guess that all of our readers, regardless of political affiliation, will have at least one reason to rejoice on Nov 3. Continue Reading Campaign election laws in need of reform

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Poll: One-third may still switch candidates

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One in three people has yet to lock onto a choice in the Nov. 2 congressional elections, according to an Associated Press-GfK Poll. Yet in this year of the fed-up voter, even these folks offer little hope to Democrats. Despite record political spending and months of frenzied campaigning, one-third of likely voters remain steadfastly undecided… Continue Reading Poll: One-third may still switch candidates

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Colorado Republicans fear their party will become a minor party and lose fundraising advantages in the 2012 presidential election if its candidate for governor, tea party favorite Dan Maes, gets less than 10 percent of the vote on Nov. 2. It’s a stunning prospect for a party that has the largest number of registered voters… Continue Reading GOP fears losing majority party status in Colorado

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The enthusiasm gap between Democrats and Republicans in the first midterm elections of President Barack Obama’s presidency is no myth – and his party may suffer hugely in two weeks because of it. Just half of those who voted for Obama in 2008 say they will definitely show up Nov. 2 while two-thirds of those… Continue Reading Poll: Enthusiasm gap favoring Republicans no myth

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Is anybody fit for office any more? A Florida congressman casts his foe as a religious extremist, “Taliban Dan.” A challenger in West Virginia stresses a lawmaker’s Arab-American ancestry as shadowy and foreign. Other candidates are nothing but liars, misers, cheaters, even traitors, judging by the 30-second TV attacks. Deep-pocketed independent political groups are making… Continue Reading Political ads: It’s getting really nasty out there

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A radio ad aimed at targeting U.S. Rep. John Salazar names the wrong Salazar. The ad paid for by Americans United for Life mentions the name of his younger brother, Ken Salazar, five times. Ken Salazar is a former U.S. senator from Colorado who is now the interior secretary. John Salazar represents the state’s 3rd… Continue Reading Political ad in targets wrong Salazar

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