2010 Political Campaigns

Tom Wiens hopes to cut a clear path to Washington

By Jody Hope Strogoff
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

It is easy to forget that the dirt road we are traveling on just west of I-25 in Douglas County is still in close proximity to the hustle and bustle of Denver and its environs.

Professionalism reigns at Bennet campaign 'studio'

By Ernest Luning
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

Michael Bennet doesn’t spend a lot of time at his campaign office. Early on a Monday morning last week, the senator rushed from a meeting with top campaign staff — it ran a bit long — out the door to squeeze in a stop at his Senate office across town before flying back to Washington. The Senate was scheduled to continue debating financial reform legislation and Bennet, a member of the Senate banking committee, had some things to say.

Electricity is in the air at Romanoff headquarters

By Ernest Luning
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

The only time when things aren’t hopping at Andrew Romanoff’s Senate campaign is the dead of night, and even then the candidate and his top managers keep busy until the wee hours.

Four GOPs seek CD 7 nod, just two are making traction

Their real target is Democrat Ed Perlmutter

By Jimi Valenti
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

Once a shoe-in for the Republican Party’s nomination to challenge CD 7 Democratic incumbent Ed Perlmutter, Ryan Frazier may have someone to worry about. Lang Sias just picked up a significant endorsement while his fundraising continues to improve.

Board of Education races upcoming in three districts

By Marianne Goodland
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

The November ballot will include elections for three members of the seven-member state Board of Education. The seats are in Congressional District 2, CD 5 and CD 6.

Education funding, political diversity are issues in regent races

By Jimy Valenti
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

The University of Colorado’s looming budget crisis is shaping the race for three CU regent seats up this November. Also an issue: The political diversity — or lack there of — on the campuses, particularly in Boulder. Republican candidates are pushing for more political diversity; an issue Democrats say is anecdotal.

Democrats in CD 6 make nominee Flerlage's day

By Anthony Bowe
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

May 8 was informally designated “John’s Day” by Democrats in the 6th Congressional District after they unanimously nominated John Flerlage, 52, for Congress.

DeGette, Perlmutter unanimously renominated at assemblies

By Anthony Bowe
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

Two incumbent Democratic U.S. Representatives cruised over the weekend to unanimous nominations from their home districts.

Is there a doctor in the House? There could be...

By Anthony Bowe
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

The odds of Republicans defeating seven-term U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette this November may be long, but leaders in the 1st Congressional District have confidence in their recently designated nominee, Mike Fallon, 52.