2010 Political Campaigns

Coffman campaign kicks off in style

The Mike Coffman campaign recently held a kickoff event and open house at the Coffman for Congress Headquarters, 5950 S. Willow Drive, Suite 306, Greenwood Village.

AG, challenger square off in first debate

By Ernest Luning
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

The two lawyers who want to be Colorado’s next attorney general agreed about a lot at their first debate Wednesday night. But Republican incumbent John Suthers and his Democratic challenger, Boulder County District Attorney Stan Garnett, also spelled out sharp differences in their approach to the state’s top legal job.

Governor candidates make cases

By Ernest Luning
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

After upsetting Republican front-runner Scott McInnis at the GOP state assembly two weeks ago, gubernatorial candidate Dan Maes told a Denver civic group he plans to upset state government if he gets past the primary and wins the election this fall.

Maes tops McInnis in a GOP revolution

By Leslie Jorgensen
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

LOVELAND — The Republican “revolution” erupted at the state GOP assembly — anyone who underestimated the power of the grassroots “tea party” was shocked when frontrunner candidate for governor former 3rd District Congressman Scott McInnis was ambushed by Evergreen businessman Dan Maes, who won top line on the primary ballot by 16 votes.

As expected, Romanoff bests Bennet at state assembly

By Ernest Luning
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

When all the speeches had been spoken, all the banners had been waved, and all the votes had been counted, Colorado’s Democratic Senate primary looked about the same as it had before the party convened last weekend in Broomfield.

Buck rises to become GOP U.S. Senate frontrunner

By Leslie Jorgensen
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

LOVELAND — Like the phoenix that rises again, Weld County District Attorney Ken Buck resurrected his Republican U.S. Senate campaign from the brink of death in September to win the nomination at the state GOP assembly on May 22 at the Budweiser Event Center in Loveland.

Gardner wins Republican CD 4 nomination

Lucero's negative campaigning backfires

By Leslie Jorgensen
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

LOVELAND — Republican frontrunner state Rep. Cory Gardner stormed the 4th Congressional District GOP assembly last Friday — winning 60 percent of the delegate vote and shutting out University of Colorado Regent Tom Lucero and businessman Dean Madere, the two other Republican contenders.

Ament crushes Hasan in intraparty treasurer's race

By Anthony Bowe
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

A tumultuous rivalry between two Republican candidates for state treasurer ended Saturday with one failing to make the ballot at the state assembly at the Budweiser Event Center in Loveland.

Frazier top lines CD 7 assembly, Sias close behind

By Jimy Valenti
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

If the number of campaign signs lining the road into the Jefferson County Fairgrounds were indicative of the Republican 7th Congressional District assembly winner, then Ryan Frazier would have run away with a landslide victory. That may have been the case had it not been for Lang Sias who went from long shot to serious contender in the course of the last few months.

Norton turns in petition signatures times three

Republican Senate candidate Jane Norton, surrounded by a dozen or so t-shirt clad campaign supporters, submitted petitions with more than 35,000 signatures to the Colorado Secretary of State’s office Wednesday, more than three times the number required to secure a spot on the August primary ballot.