The Colorado Senate Race

    After reading this , this, and especially this by Erick Erickson at RedState, I felt it necessary to write a response. A little background would be helpful first, however. Over the past decade, Colorado conservatives have taken a beating. In 2000, we held the Governor’s Mansion, the state House and Senate chambers, both U.S. Senate seats, and 5 of 7 House seats. Even so, Colorado’s | Read More »

    Colorado Political Fundraising Report – Q2

    Face The State has the details, but I’ll give a quick summary here: CO Governor Bill Ritter (D, inc): $409,130 Dan Maes (R): $5,000 Scott McInnis (R) and Josh Penry (R) just entered the race. CO Senate Michael Bennet (D, inc): $1.2 million Ken Buck (R): $330,000 Ryan Frazier (R): $140,000 Cleve Tidwell (R): $0 Luke Korkowski, Tom Wiens, Bob Beauprez are possible entries in | Read More »

    Bob Bacon Tries to Make Transparency Disappear

    Colorado Republican Senator Ted Harvey, R-Highlands Ranch introduced a bill during the current Senate session that would require schools in the State to put their checkbooks online. Budget and spending transparency has been a hot issue for the past couple of years, and after it came to light that the Jeffco School District spent money on Carnival cruise tickets, constituents are demanding it. State Senator | Read More »

    CO Breaking News: New Senator is Michael Bennet

    Via PolitickerCo/Rocky Mountain News   Denver Public Schools superintendent Michael Bennet will be named Saturday as the future U.S. Senate replacement for Interior Secretary nominee Ken Salazar, according to two Democratic sources who spoke on the condition of anonymity. Gov. Bill Ritter is expected to name Bennet on Saturday, ending a brief but frenzied period of speculation about who will take the seat of Interior | Read More »

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    Colorado Education Association Cooks The Books

    H/T to Mount Virtus During the 2004 Colorado Senate (14th District) election campaign, the Colorado Education Association (CEA) and the Poudre, Colorado Education Association (PEA) gave material assistance to the Bob Bacon (D-Fort Collins) campaign. This assistance included using staff for mailings and emails to union members, and recruiting members and non-members for campaign volunteer work. Colorado law, like that in many other states, prohibits | Read More »