2010 Political Campaigns

Republicans Tipton and McConnell face CD 3 primary

By Leslie Jorgensen
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

LOVELAND — Armed with a mountain of powerful endorsements and respectable campaign funds, Republican state Rep. Scott Tipton has been perceived as the frontrunner in the 3rd Congressional District race. Tipton maintained that status (somewhat) and captured 55 percent of the delegate vote — too little to shut out newcomer Bob McConnell, who won 45 percent — at the party assembly on May 21 at the Embassy Suites Hotel.

Markey easily re-nominated but faces hard reelection

Polis faces relatively clear path to reelection

By Anthony Bowe
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

U.S. Rep. Betsy Markey is gearing up for a difficult re-election bid while U.S. Rep. Jared Polis awaits his Republican challenger after both incumbents received nominations from energetic delegates last Friday.

Salazar nominated for reelection, Bradley gets nod in CD 5

By Jimy Valenti
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

U.S. Rep. John Salazar seeks his fourth consecutive term representing CD 3 while Democrat Kevin Bradley is the latest challenger in CD 5, a seat controlled by Republicans since the district’s inception. Both candidates received their party’s nomination from delegates last Friday at the 1stBank Center in Broomfield.

Candidates nominated in various races for Regent

By Jimy Valenti
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

The Republican 5-4 majority on the University of Colorado’s Board of Regents could be in the balance as Democrat Melissa Hart received her party’s nomination at the state assembly last Saturday to challenge Republican incumbent Steve Bosley for the at-large regent seat.

The CU law professor was nominated by acclamation because her Democratic challenger, Howard Wachtel, dropped out of the race early Saturday morning.

Romanoff campaign on arts quest

A few Colorado artists could have the chance to see their creations on display across the state this summer — in store windows, on automobile bumpers, and on a lot of chests. The only catch? The artwork must “visually represent” Andrew Romanoff’s Senate campaign, “the grassroots,” or Colorado. The campaign is sponsoring a competition to find posters, logos, T-shirt designs and videos to use in the Democrat’s primary challenge against Sen. Michael Bennet.

Scott McInnis campaigns western style

By Leslie Jorgensen
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

The Goliath in the GOP race for governor is attorney and former 3rd District Congressman Scott McInnis, who raised more than $1 million within six months of launching his campaign in June. His campaign staff is in high gear with less than 10 days to woo Republican delegates before the May 22 state party assembly at the Budweiser Events Center in Loveland.

A glimpse into Dan Maes' campaign staff

By Leslie Jorgensen
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

Republican gubernatorial candidate Dan Maes, who bills himself as “the people’s candidate,” has crisscrossed the state multiple times, courted the “Tea Party” movement, and maintained a “grassroots” campaign on a shoestring budget.

Joe Gschwendtner gets gunning for governor

By Leslie Jorgensen
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

Joe Gschwendtner recently zoomed into the Republican arena — campaigning for governor. The Douglas County businessman is petitioning onto the ballot at this late date in the political game. The stakes are high — but he’s gambling on a winning message and marketing strategy.

Ken Buck's campaign seeded with grassroots

By Leslie Jorgensen
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Ken Buck, the Weld County District Attorney, coins his campaign as a grassroots effort — but perhaps he has the best of both worlds. His campaign headquarters is situated high above the Mile High City in the 10th floor office suite of political consultant Walt Klein.

Jane Norton opts for non-conventional campaign

By Leslie Jorgensen
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

Former Colorado Lt. Governor Jane Norton, a Republican U.S. Senate candidate, recently swerved her campaign off the caucus-to-assembly route to the petition avenue. Norton said she wants to focus on her potential Democratic opponent — either appointed Democratic U.S. Senator Michael Bennet or his rival, former Colorado Speaker of the House Andrew Romanoff.