2010 Political Campaigns

Tancredo’s giddy-up draws 1,300 GOP riders

By Leslie Jorgensen
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

AURORA — Tom Tancredo faced a rocky ride in late July when he switched political saddle brands — from Republican Party to American Constitution Party — and tossed his hat into the governor’s race. Judging by recent polls and a record-breaking turnout at the “Tancredo Republican Round-up” on Saturday, Oct. 18, the former 6th District Congressman is leaving GOP contender Dan Maes in the dust.

Campaign finance in Colorado: Where’s the money?

By Marianne Goodland
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

Fliers in the door or mailbox, robocalls, radio or TV ads: If you’ve received these campaign pitches for any of roughly a dozen targeted legislative races — and they didn’t come from a candidate — most likely they can be tied to one person and most of them to one national progressive voter organization.

Disclosure isn’t always forthcoming

By Marianne Goodland
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

There is one big difference between the 527s and issues committees registered to Wells and most other issue committees and 527s in Colorado, and that’s their visibility with the general public.

Challengers in CD 5 mostly tilt at windmills

Lamborn has it easy this year

By Anthony Bowe
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

Democrat Kevin Bradley’s goal while campaigning door-to-door in Republican dominated CD 5 is simple. Instead of discussing hot button issues like the economy, jobs and the war in Afghanistan, Bradley promotes Democratic awareness.

Candidates vie for regent in most expensive race ever

By Jimy Valenti
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

Three candidates vie for the at-large seat on the University of Colorado’s Board of Regents amidst a chaotic economic forecast, a concealed weapons lawsuit and charges of political bickering.

Alternative candidates for governor keep on plugging

By Anthony Bowe
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

Three alternative candidates for governor continue campaigning across the state, despite a frustrating lack of media exposure.

Senate candidates continue to clash

By Ernest Luning
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet and Republican challenger Ken Buck agreed about plenty of finer points at a debate Monday night on the Auraria campus, but the two candidates drew sharp distinctions on bigger questions.

Arapahoe County GOP splintered by controversy in guv’s race

By Marianne Goodland
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

Dave Kerber, the chair of the Arapahoe County Republican Party, has a problem.

Lightning round provides quick responses

In addition to the “lightning round” concerning health care policy, 9News political reporter Adam Schrager asked a second series of yes-no questions covering a broader range of topics at the U.S. Senate debate between Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet and Republican Ken Buck in Denver on Monday. Here’s what Schrager asked, followed by the candidates’ answers:

GOP Gessler’s antics irk Secretary of State

By Marianne Goodland
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

A complaint filed against Secretary of State Bernie Buescher by a supporter of his Republican opponent was dismissed Tuesday by an administrative law judge. And Republican candidate Scott Gessler admitted Tuesday he “may have” had input into that complaint and another allegation made against Buescher regarding his calendar.