2010 Political Campaigns

Romanoff unveils a plan to reward investment in American-based businesses

By Leslie Jorgensen
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

COLORADO SPRINGS — Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Andrew Romanoff unveiled a five-point plan this week to reverse America’s burgeoning foreign trade deficit and loss of jobs to countries, including China, India and Mexico.

Dem Senate candidates trade barbs over Bennet petition drive

By Ernest Luning
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

One thing is clear: Sen. Michael Bennet — who by most accounts should have little trouble gaining enough support from Democratic state assembly delegates to be nominated for the August primary election — plans to carry out a parallel petition drive to get on the ballot. What’s in dispute is whether this is a sign of ambition and strength, as Bennet’s camp maintains, or a sign of desperation and weakness, as supporters of his challenger, former Colorado House Speaker Andrew Romanoff, contend.

County parties assemble!

Dems, GOPs in Arapahoe, El Paso, Jefferson and Douglas Counties

By Leslie Jorgensen
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

It’s the marathon weekend of political party assemblies! Thousands of Democratic and Republican delegates will tackle the business of selecting candidates and shaping resolutions at assemblies on Saturday, April 10.

The day will also be spiced with speeches by statewide and congressional candidates. You can bet Arapahoe, Douglas, El Paso and Jefferson counties’ assemblies are on all their hop-and-drop schedules.

Third party candidates take root...

In state's ever-changing political landscape

By Anthony Bowe
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

Third party candidates in Colorado are galvanized by grassroots efforts permeating the country this election season.

Dems excited about Garnett's AG candidacy

By Jimy Valenti & Anthony Bowe
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

Colorado Attorney General John Suthers sparked a partisan firestorm last month after he entered Colorado into a multistate lawsuit challenging recently passed health care reform legislation.

Republicans seek to knock off Perlmutter in CD 7

By Jimy Valenti
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

Republicans believe this is their year to defeat two-term U.S. Congressman Ed Perlmutter in CD 7. The National Republican Congressional Committee has targeted the race and already has sent out its first round of partisan robo-calls in the district.

Republicans are revved up in Adams County

By Jimy Valenti
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

Republicans gathered at the Adams County Fairgrounds last Saturday for their biennial GOP Assembly where delegates nominated 12 candidates for local and legislative races against Democrats who heavily dominate the district. The assembly also elected 201 delegates to represent Adams County at the May 22 Republican State Assembly in Loveland.

Sí se puede!

Celebrants honor Cesar Chavez with food, dancing

Nearly 250 gathered at a VFW hall near Sloan Lake on March 27 to celebrate the legacy of Cesar Chavez at the third annual dinner-dance sponsored by the local council of the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement.

Locals add own flavor to Clear Creek assembly

By Ernest Luning
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

Like many of the Democrats gathered at the Clear Creek County assembly in Idaho Springs last weekend, Randy Wheelock has worn a lot of hats over the years. A past member of the school board and former city councilman, Wheelock used to co-chair the county Democratic Party along with his wife, Eileen, and this year he’s running the party’s get-out-the-vote operation in the mountain county west of Denver. So when he rose to urge delegates to support former Colorado House Speaker Andrew Romanoff, who is challenging U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet in a primary, Wheelock didn’t have to read from a brochure.

GOP commando candidates wanted to defeat Dems

Adams County GOP assembly

By Leslie Jorgensen
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

More than a thousand Republicans will swarm to the Adams County Fairgrounds on Saturday, April 3, for the county GOP Assembly where delegates will vote for candidates in several local contests and six legislative races. Republicans aim to nominate GOP commando candidates who will fight to capture elected offices dominated by Democrats.