2010 Political Campaigns

Norton enters crowded GOP race for U.S. Senate

By Jason Kosena
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

Former Lt. Gov. Jane Norton announced her candidacy for the U.S. Senate with an impassioned speech at the Denver Tech Center Marriot on Tuesday, Sept. 15.

And with that, the GOP Senate primary got even bigger.

Romanoff’s fan base comprised of Republicans as well as Democrats

By Jody Hope Strogoff
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

Andrew Romanoff’s candidacy announcement thrilled a lot of Democrats this week. Not all of them, for sure, as a primary doesn’t always guarantee the party the best possible nominee, and the possible intra-party squabbling can exact a toll.

But those in search of a passionionate and energetic campaigner are now a little more excited about the prospect of holding on to the Senate seat in 2010 with Romanoff in the race.

Dark horses in race for Senate try harder

By Jason Kosena
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

When well-known candidates with long histories in elected office and sizeable name recognition enter a crowded primary field, the game changes — or at least that’s what most politicos believe.

Romanoff zings Bennet at Pueblo announcement

By Leslie Jorgensen
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

PUEBLO — “It is with a grateful heart that I declare my candidacy for the United States Senate,” said Andrew Romanoff, speaking intermittently in English and Spanish to more than 100 people gathered at the Historic Arkansas Riverwalk in Pueblo.

Romanoff tells friends he’s running; Norton, too

By Jody Hope Strogoff
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

Politics was clearly on the menu at Del Frisco’s Steak House on Tuesday when the Denver Rustlers gathered for lunch before their annual foray to the Junior Livestock Sale at the Colorado State Fair in Pueblo. The lively bipartisan group of leaders from Colorado’s political, business, social and civic arenas munched on tasty political morsels and side dishes of juicy gossip as candidates for 2010 — officially announced and otherwise — whetted their appetites.

McInnis campaign at odds with GOP

By Jody Hope Strogoff
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

With almost a year before the primary race to decide which Republican goes up against Democratic Gov. Bill Ritter in November of 2010, early skirmishes between one of the major Republican campaigns and party leadership threatens to cast a veil of intra-party divisiveness that could ultimately affect the outcome of the race.

Early proponents of Personhood go postal

Supporters launch 2010 effort at local post office

By Jody Hope Strogoff
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

Supporters of a ballot proposal to bring back a slightly altered form of last year’s controversial “Personhood” Amendment have a more immediate goal: to become the first initiative campaign in Colorado to be run entirely by volunteers.

McInnis used PAC funds for political mailing

By Jason Kosena
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

Months before Scott McInnis announced his campaign to unseat Gov. Bill Ritter in 2010, the former congressman spent more than $13,000 of the donations made to his federal leadership Political Action Committee to solicit support for the Colorado Republican Party, according to an analysis by The Colorado Statesman of campaign finance reports filed with the Federal Election Commission on Friday, July 31.

Candidates start early in HD 59

By Katy Schultz
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

Colorado’s Four Corners area regularly sends both Democrats and Republican legislators to the Capitol, and House District 59, a swing district, is shaping up as battleground territory in the 2010 election.

The seat, now held by Republican Ellen Roberts, will be open in 2010 as Roberts runs for the Senate District 6 seat being vacated by Democrat Jim Isgar.

2010 race in Denver's SD 34 promises three-way Dem primary

By the Colorado Statesman Staff

The race for the Democratic nomination to represent safely Democratic Senate District 34 in northwest Denver is shaping up as a hot contest, as a prominent community activist and two popular incumbent members of the House face off to replace term-limited Sen. Paula Sandoval.