2010 Political Campaigns

Coffman flies by Democratic challenger in CD 6

Pilot Flerlage blames Democratic Party leadership for bumpy ride

By Jimy Valenti
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

Republican Mike Coffman easily cruised into his second term representing the 6th Congressional District. He defeated Democrat John Flerlage who blames the state’s Democratic leadership for not fighting along side him.

CD 3 tips for Republican challenger; incumbent Congressman Salazar ousted

Scott Tipton victorious in second race against Democratic incumbent

By Ellen Miller
WESTERN SLOPE CORRESPONDENT

GRAND JUNCTION — What a difference four years makes.

Republican Scott Tipton, a one-term state representative from Cortez, romped to victory over Democrat John Salazar in a hotly contested race in the sprawling 3rd Congressional District.

Wadhams blames ‘deceitful negative media strategy’ for U.S. Senate loss

By Jody Hope Strogoff
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

Whatever your partisan bent, most people in the state can identify with the frequently uttered adage Tuesday night about what a difference two years makes. In the case of Colorado Republicans on Election Night, that difference came down to just a few hours.

Election 2010: shift of power

State House now GOP; Senate stays with Democrats

By Marianne Goodland
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

Voters in Colorado decided on Election Day that the two major parties should share power in the state rather than having it exclusively in the hands of the Democrats.

Leadership changes at Legislature

By Marianne Goodland
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

The caucuses of the Colorado House Thursday elected their new leaders, leaving out some of those who had led the caucuses in the past.

Hickenlooper positively wins run for governor in not-so-close statewide race

By Ernest Luning
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

In the end, it wasn’t even close. Despite late polls showing a tightening race, Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper, the Democrat, won election Tuesday as Colorado’s next governor with just over 50 percent of the vote, outdistancing his nearest rival, American Constitution Party nominee Tom Tancredo, by nearly a quarter million votes and 14 percentage points.

Bennet bucks massive red tide in Colorado’s U.S. Senate race

By Ernest Luning
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

After a late night awaiting results from four of Colorado’s largest counties long after polls had closed, Democratic U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet claimed victory over Republican Ken Buck in a contest that lived up to its billing as the closest Senate race in the country.

Tancredo’s wild ride halted by Hickenlooper’s stampede

By Leslie Jorgensen
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

“The momentum in this campaign is absolutely incredible!” American Constitution Party gubernatorial candidate Tom Tancredo had told enthusiastic fans last Sunday at Giuseppe’s Depot Restaurant in Colorado Springs. “It’s this powerful force and when it happens and gets moving, I am telling you right now, you want to be on the right side of it. And we are on the right side!”

Incumbent AG Suthers wins reelection easily over Democratic challenger Garnett

By Marianne Goodland
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

Attorney General John Suthers has won a second term as the state’s top lawyer, beating back a challenge from Boulder District Attorney and Democrat Stan Garnett.

Republican Gessler ousts incumbent SoS

By Marianne Goodland
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

Republican Scott Gessler will be the next Secretary of State, after defeating incumbent Democrat Bernie Buescher.