The Current Electoral College State of Play
Two weeks before Election Day, all signs point to this being a very tight election. Romney clearly seized the momentum with his debate win two weeks ago – one which Obama failed to stop with his stronger performance last week. Most national polls show Romney with a 2-3 point lead; however, the state polls show an even tighter race. One thing has not changed in | Read More »
PPPPlease…. PPP’s Colorado Poll Versus Reality
After two weeks of positive polling for Romney in Colorado, which had him leading Obama in the Real Clear Politics Colorado average by 0.7%, Public Policy Polling (PPP), the polling firm for the Daily Kos, has come out with a new poll with Obama leading by 3.
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Sect. of Interior Ken Salazar May Have Violated Hatch Act
Former White House counsel associate Scott Coffina accused U.S. Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar of violating the Hatch Act during a recent campaign trip to Colorado. The Colorado Observer broke the story of the possible Hatch Act violation today. Salazar, along with Sen. Udall, Sen. Bennet, and Gov. Hickenlooper participated in an RV tour of Colorado in support of President Obama’s reelection.
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RedState Roundtable: The First Debate
Longtime RedStaters might remember the old Roundtables we used to do (although in fairness, that was long before my time on the Front Page). For a while now, we’ve been trying to restart them. This election gives us a perfect opportunity, so we decided to do a Roundtable on the first debate and where we go from here. This covers our discussions before, during, and | Read More »
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Crestina Martinez Wasted Taxpayer Dollars on Failing Health Coverage Program
Mailers from the Martinez Campaign claim the candidate “worked to decrease uninsured rates and recruit employers to provide healthcare to workers in six counties.” According to reports available at the Division of Insurance, however, CarePoint covers just 116 residents in the San Luis Valley area — a mere 2.4 percent of coverage that was promised when the government program that funds CarePoint was first expanded.
Rep. Ed Perlmutter’s (D, CO-07) INCOMPETENT, xenophobic race-baiting.
Here’s a quick question: what do you see, when you see this picture? There are two answers. (Via Colorado Observer) If you’re a regular person, you see Eun Cha, war veteran, businessman, and naturalized citizen. This is one of those guys who we’re thinking about when we talk about the American Dream, and how it can transform people’s lives; Mr. Cha emigrated to this country | Read More »
(Video) Democratic Rep. Ed Perlmutter: Guy
Ed Perlmutter is a lot of things to a lot of people. After catching up with some of his supporters to find out why they liked him so much, the folks at Revealing Politics made a video in his honor. There’s no telling if this complex record will help him against Republican challenger, Joe Coors. Follow @BenHowe
Mi Familia Vota Scrubs Colorado Site Of State Director’s Posts
Mi Familia Vota scrubbed the Colorado website of posts by its state director, Grace Lopez Ramirez. In a campaign season revamp of its website, Mi Familia Vota, a non-partisan Latino outreach organization, has taken down posts from its Colorado staff and re-directed all links, such as those for its election center, to the organization’s national website.
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(Video) Rep. Perlmutter Supporters Have No Clue Why They Support Rep. Perlmutter
With all the talk of polling and issues that are important to voters, Caleb Bonham at Revealing Politics decided to ask some people in Colorado why they support their Democrat congressman, Ed Perlmutter. The answers varied but all boiled down to one thing: they have no idea why they support him, they just do. Perhaps it’s time for Ed to worry less about how Obamacare | Read More »
Investigation Unearths Inappropriate Emails Sent From Douglas County (Colo.) School Accounts
Teachers and administrators who work for the Douglas County (Colo.) School District (DCSD) used taxpayer-funded government e-mail accounts to illegally campaign for specific political candidates and ballot initiatives, according to e-mails obtained by Media Trackers Colorado.
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Sal Pace (D CAND, CO-03) refuses to admit that he’s voting for Obama (VIDEO).
Tell me again how… puissant… Barack Obama’s name is in Colorado. For those without video, the person on the left is CO-03′s freshman Rep. Scott Tipton (R); the person on the right is state representative Sal Pace, the Democrat trying to replace him (the person on the middle is largely irrelevant*). In the video, presumably of a debate, Rep. Tipton is perfectly happy to state | Read More »
Colorado Counties Have More Voters Than People
A review of voter registration data for ten counties in Colorado details a pattern of voter bloat inflating registration rolls to numbers larger than the total voting age population. Using publicly available voter data and comparing it to U.S. Census records reveals the ten counties having a total registration ranging between 104 to 140 percent of the respective populations.
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Denver Post Prepares to Hire Democratic Public Relations Flack
The Denver Post is considering bringing on long-time Democratic operative Laura Chapin as a political columnist, according to a local communications consultant who was told of the plan. Michelle Balch Lyng, a strategic communications expert, was told by Denver Post editorial staff that Chapin was in the running for the position. Chapin, who previously worked as a speechwriter for Democratic Gov. Bill Ritter and as | Read More »
Retirement is Profitable for University of Colorado Regent Irene Griego
Promoted from diaries. A top member of the University of Colorado Board of Regents is receiving a near six-figure paycheck in addition to being eligible for a six-figure pension for state employees, both paid for by Colorado taxpayers. Irene Griego, who was sworn in to her position as a regent in December of 2011, spent 38 years as a public educator prior to joining the | Read More »
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