2010 Political Campaigns

Dem Senate candidates spar over Social Security votes

By Ernest Luning
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

DENVER — The mean Democrat wants to throw Grandma under the train, or at least jeopardize her Social Security checks. That’s according to charges and countercharges that filled the air Wednesday as Sen. Michael Bennet and former state House Speaker Andrew Romanoff, his primary challenger, accused each other of letting down senior citizens.

Tancredo: ‘I’m no longer a Republican’

Former congressman says, 'All hell will break loose!'

By Leslie Jorgensen
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

Tom Tancredo is running for governor on the American Constitution Party ticket, the former Republican congressman said on Monday afternoon. It’s a move the state GOP chairman says will hand the election to the Democrat, Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper.

Norton hammers Buck on ‘profanity laced tirades’

By Ernest Luning
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

DENVER — Republican Jane Norton’s U.S. Senate campaign turned up the heat on primary rival Ken Buck this week over a series of off-the-cuff remarks, including one where he said voters should pick him because he doesn’t “wear high heels” and another where he called some conservative Tea Party members “dumbasses.”

Colorado Dems make hay while the sun shines

...And then dine under the stars for an evening of politics and fun at the Rain Dance Ranch

By Jody Hope Strogoff
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

BOULDER COUNTY — While Colorado Republicans marred the political landscape with their intra-party mudslinging, their counterparts in the Democratic Party watched the entertaining commotion from afar — in fact, from much greener pastures, literally.

Tancredo enlists big GOP gun Bay Buchanan!

Tancredo running for governor on third party ticket

By Leslie Jorgensen
THE COLORADO STATESMAN
 
Tom Tancredo is running for governor on the American Constitution Party ticket, the former Republican congressman said on Monday afternoon. It’s a move the state GOP chairman says will hand the election to the Democrat, Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper.

Tancredo tosses grenade in GOP Gov race

American Constitution Party Gov candidate Goss lauds Tancredo

By Leslie Jorgensen
THE COLORADO STATESMAN
 
Predicting that the winner of the Republican gubernatorial contest between candidates Dan Maes and Scott McInnis is doomed to lose to Democratic candidate Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper in the general election, former Congressman Tom Tancredo has pitched a “Catch 22” plan — the GOP candidates either vow to quit the race after the primary or Tancredo will run as the American Constitution Party candidate against the Republican primary winner and Hickenlooper.

Norton slams Buck for ‘profanity laced tirades’

By Ernest Luning
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

DENVER — Jane Norton on Monday questioned whether her Republican primary opponent, Ken Buck, has “the temperament and character” for the U.S. Senate seat they’re both seeking after a recording surfaced of Buck referring to Tea Party members with questions about President Obama’s birth certificate as “dumbasses.”

Norton backers pump up outrage over footwear scuffle

By Ernest Luning
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

DENVER — Calling remarks made by GOP Senate candidate Ken Buck “ridiculous and demeaning,” the Colorado Senate’s lone Republican woman kicked up the controversy Friday at a press conference to introduce an ad from Jane Norton, Buck’s primary opponent.

Republican Maes deflects ‘deceptions’

Maes, money & Primary mania

By Leslie Jorgensen
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

Republican gubernatorial candidate Dan Maes has often promoted himself as a successful businessman who is capable of turning around dying companies — now, his acumen is being questioned by supporters. Their concerns stem from Maes agreeing to pay a $17,500 penalty for campaign finance reporting violations, tax returns that reveal more years of struggle than success and switching positions on illegal immigration and gun rights.

Romanoff serves up best quarter yet, still lags Bennet

By Ernest Luning
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

Democratic Senate challenger Andrew Romanoff raised $619,814 in the 2nd Quarter, according to figures obtained by The Colorado Statesman. It’s his best fundraising quarter to date but still leaves him lagging significantly behind the incumbent, Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet, who reported raising almost exactly twice that amount in the quarter ending June 30.