2010 Political Campaigns

Buck bests Norton in Republican race

Wiens still in contention - may try to petition onto GOP primary ballot

By Leslie Jorgensen
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

The Republican caucus preference poll on Tuesday locked Republican U.S. Senate candidates Ken Buck, Weld County District Attorney, and former Colorado Lt. Gov. Jane Norton in a shoulder-to-shoulder battle for the GOP nomination.

McInnis wins GOP Gov preference poll

Maes snares 40 percent vote

By Leslie Jorgensen
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

GOP gubernatorial candidate Scott McInnis, former 3rd District Congressman, received 59 percent of the votes cast by Republican caucus goers on Tuesday, but he wasn’t able to shut out challenger Dan Maes, who snared 40 percent.

Personhood Colorado announces additional signatures for ballot access

Plans to sue Secretary of State's office

By Anthony Bowe
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

Personhood Colorado, sponsors of the 2010 Personhood Amendment, submitted 46,671 signatures to the Colorado Secretary of State’s office on Thursday in hopes of curing a deficiency and securing ballot designation for the November 2010 election.

Norton under fire for remarks about Social Security

From Staff Reports
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

Former Lt. Gov. Jane Norton, the frontrunner in this year’s contest for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate, attracted a barrage of local and national attention this week — and most of it not very complimentary. The mounting criticism stemmed from remarks made by Norton at a Colorado Springs event Tuesday night — hosted, in part, by several local Tea Party chapters. Norton was asked to identify which programs she deemed unconstitutional and should not be funded by the federal government.

Candidate Search draws huge crowd

Sparks fly in GOP Treasurer, Gov races

By Leslie Jorgensen
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

COLORADO SPRINGS – Nearly 1,200 folks flocked to the Colorado Springs 2010 Candidate Search on Tuesday night to assess Republican contenders running for the U.S. Senate, Governor and state Treasurer. If the turnout is any indication, event organizers predict GOP caucuses will be swamped with new converts.

Caucuses ignite hot races in El Paso County

By Leslie Jorgensen
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

COLORADO SPRINGS – The U.S. Senate races will be the main motivators driving El Paso County Democrats and Republicans to caucuses on Tuesday, March 16, to elect delegates to higher party assemblies based on their candidate preferences. Republicans are equally passionate about backing candidates to recapture the Democratic-held seats in Senate District 11 and House Districts 17 and 18, and keeping elected offices in the county.

Caucuses a coming

'March madness'

By Ernest Luning
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

Attending a precinct caucus this year?

Show up early, bring a calculator — oh, and get a haircut.

State's renewable energy standards increased

By Marianne Goodland
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

Colorado’s success in renewable energy is now pushing the General Assembly to once again ramp up the standards for utilities to generate even more of their electricity from those sources.

Big crowd turns out for Hick’s open house

By Jody Hope Strogoff
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper looked in the audience in the direction of his wife, Helen Thorpe, and acknowledged to supporters at his campaign headquarters last weekend that the two of them weren’t completely enthusiastic when they decided to go on this adventure to run for governor. “But I think there is an opportunity here that is compelling and for a lot of different reasons,” Hickenlooper told the large crowd assembled in the foyer of the building at 789 Sherman St., former site of the Denver Democratic Party offices.

Family members help staff Maes campaign

By Jody Hope Strogoff
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

Dan Maes, a Republican candidate for governor, seemed realistic about his underdog status as he addressed supporters at his new headquarters at the northwest corner of Hampden and Broadway in old Englewood. “We’re not about being big, and we’re not about millions of dollars, we’re about you in this room, the people of Colorado. And we have a great team we’ve put together and I’m going to introduce you to them tonight,” Maes said at the Feb. 23 event.