2010 Political Campaigns

Frazier easily wins GOP primary in CD 7

General election features popular, well-funded Democratic incumbent

By Jimy Valenti
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

Aurora City Councilman Ryan Frazier coasted to an easy victory over FedEx pilot Lang Sias in securing the Republican nomination for the 7th Congressional District. Frazier’s next challenge is an uphill climb as he takes on two-term incumbent Ed Perlmutter this November.

Tancredo picks Dodge to manage campaign for guv

Former Republican Congressman Tom Tancredo, now running for Colorado governor on the American Constitutionalist Party ticket, has picked a longtime friend to manage his newly formed campaign. Cliff Dodge, a former state senator from Denver, lobbyist and current president of the Arapahoe County Republican Men's Club, began as campaign manager earlier this week.

Romanoff says he’ll take DSCC funds after primary

Democrat still rules out PAC contributions for Senate campaign

By Ernest Luning
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

Democratic Senate candidate Andrew Romanoff’s campaign said Tuesday he plans to accept help from the wealthy Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee — an organization that reaps millions of dollars from political action committees — despite making his rejection of PAC contributions a centerpiece of his primary challenge to Sen. Michael Bennet.

Hats in ring to fill Middleton vacancy in HD 42

By Ernest Luning
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

At least three candidates are in the running to replace state Rep. Karen Middleton, D-Aurora, on the ballot this fall, including a woman who has already had a hand pushing legislation. A vacancy committee made of Democratic Party officers is set to meet this weekend in Aurora to tap a nominee, who will have to hit the ground running just three months before the election.

Garcia joins Hickenlooper on Dem ticket for governor

The Democratic gubernatorial ticket is complete.

John Hickenlooper announced Thursday that Colorado State University-Pueblo President Joseph A. Garcia is his choice for lieutenant governor, creating what his campaign described as “a powerhouse gubernatorial ticket to solve the issues facing Colorado with experience, leadership and collaboration.”

Dem Senate candidates ramp up invective as primary nears

Charges fly as attack ads flood airwaves

By Ernest Luning
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

At a raucous press conference, on the airwaves and in a phone call featuring the president, the two Democrats locked in a tight race for the U.S. Senate nomination moved within shouting distance of Tuesday’s primary election in the last full week before ballots are counted.

Candidates set primary night victory parties

By Ernest Luning
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

While they’re all billed as victory parties in advance, half of them will turn out to be something else. On Tuesday night, candidates facing primaries will gather supporters, well-wishers and assorted politicos to watch election returns and — each candidate hopes — launch the general election campaign.

Senate candidate Romanoff says he’ll take DSCC funds after primary

Democrat still rules out PAC contributions for Senate campaign

By Ernest Luning
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

Democratic Senate candidate Andrew Romanoff’s campaign said Tuesday he plans to accept help from the wealthy Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee — an organization that reaps millions of dollars from political action committees — despite making his rejection of PAC contributions a centerpiece of his primary challenge to Sen. Michael Bennet.

Tancredo makes good on threat — he’s running for governor

By Leslie Jorgensen
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

LAKEWOOD — Ending nearly a week of drama and debate, former Republican presidential contender and 6th District Congressman Tom Tancredo tossed his hat into the race for governor as the American Constitution Party candidate last Thursday — and unveiled a campaign platform straight out of the playbook of GOP gubernatorial candidate Scott McInnis.

Middleton quits re-election bid to take national job in California

By Ernest Luning
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

State Rep. Karen Middleton, D-Aurora, announced Wednesday she is halting her re-election campaign to take an out-of-state job running a national political organization.