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RNC chair: GOP needs to focus on winning

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Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele stopped Thursday in northern Colorado to drum up support for the GOP and promote party unity, but failed to mention the Republican congressional candidate in the district. That candidate, state Rep. Cory Gardner, has been critical of Steele in the past and didn’t attend the rally, which was held… Continue Reading RNC chair: GOP needs to focus on winning

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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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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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It was hard not to feel sorry for the politicians, former politicians, wannabe politicians and hopeful candidates sweltering in the sun’s merciless glare last Thursday. There they were on the lawn of the county courthouse, uncomfortably besuited, declaring their fealty to GOP gubernatorial candidate Scott McInnis. Speeches were made and applauded, endorsements were announced, press… Continue Reading Time to take the partisanship out of law enforcement

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Colorado’s campaign season has politicians from both parties trying to show themselves as outcasts and rebels. No one wants to be a party favorite as primary voters in other states have been rejecting incumbents and party insiders. As Colorado’s Democratic and Republican parties gather this weekend to narrow primary fields for races this year, candidates… Continue Reading Colorado politicians all claiming outsider status

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How often should the state constitution be modified? Once every 100 years? Once every decade? Whenever the Colorado Buffalos make it into the NCAA tournament? The right answer isn’t clear, but when you stop to count the number of times the Colorado constitution has been amended in the past decade and a half, well, then,… Continue Reading Opinion: Confusing the constitution

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A Colorado state senator wants to bar elected state officials and their employees from spending public money on any print or visual media announcements, broadcasts, Web sites, or public communications that refer to the elected official or his or her employees by name or likeness. State agencies and the Colorado Legislative Council, the research arm… Continue Reading Ban self promotion by elected officials?

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During the 2008 general election, Colorado voters were confronted with 16 initiated constitutional amendments, all proposed by special-interest groups. A total of $70 million was spent prior to Election Day by advocates and opponents of the various measures. Was this a sorry, chaotic spectacle reflecting California-style dysfunction, or a splendid example of citizen participation in… Continue Reading Colorado Future exploring initiative process

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Try to remember, last November … when, thanks in part to two unpopular wars and a world financial crisis, Barack Obama swept into office, along with lopsided Democratic congressional majorities. Let’s see, it’s been 10 months since the election, and Obama’s been in office since January, and we’re mad! Mad! Mad! And we’re tired of… Continue Reading GOP could learn a few things from those dreaded Dems

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