2010 Political Campaigns

Young voters seek to rock the elections

By Anthony Bowe
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

The registration deadline to get 18-29 year-olds eligible to vote ended Monday and youth oriented groups are now fully focused on directing young voters toward the voting booth.

College campuses mobilize to get out the vote

By Anthony Bowe
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

New Era Colorado and Rock the Vote have focused registration efforts at the University of Colorado in Boulder and Colorado Springs, the Auraria campus in Denver, Colorado State University in Fort Collins and Pueblo and the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley.

A Dog of a day for Tancredo

By Ernest Luning
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

DENVER — More than a thousand cheering fans packed a country western dance hall Sunday afternoon during a Broncos game to hear a controversial Arizona sheriff and the country’s best-known bounty hunter endorse third-party gubernatorial candidate Tom Tancredo.

Buescher a target of complaints

By Marianne Goodland
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

Bernie Buescher’s calendar is getting a lot of attention these days.

Conservative ‘architect’ Rove predicts Buck beats Bennet

'Super Pac Man' Rove lauds GOP candidates Frazier, Gardner, Tipton, laughs at Maes for gov

By Leslie Jorgensen
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

Republican political “architect” Karl Rove sounded a call to action — elect conservatives to office — to stem the tide of red-inked federal budgets during a speech before 350 folks attending a Heritage Foundation fundraiser at the Denver Marriott Tech Center on Wednesday.

Coalition raises big bucks in fight against ‘ugly 3’

By Marianne Goodland
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

This year’s battle over three anti-tax initiatives has pitted Republicans, Democrats and business leaders with lots of money to spend against a small issues committee with very little in the bank. The Goliath in the battle over Amendments 60 and 61 and Proposition 101 is Coloradans for Responsible Reform, which is bankrolling the opposition. CFRR, the issues committee put together by the Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce on behalf of the business community, has been around off and on since 1994. Its most notable campaign prior to this year was to support Referendum C in 2005.

Maes calls Tancredo a fraud, Hickenlooper a liberal

After legalized marijuana, Maes asks if prostituting daughters is next

By Leslie Jorgensen
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

COLORADO SPRINGS — Republican candidate Dan Maes revealed the “the good, the bad and the ugly” of politics — the bad and ugly career politicians versus the good, newcomer citizen raised to heights by grassroots voters.

Statewide candidates participate in short debates at Action 22 meeting

By Leslie Jorgensen
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

COLORADO SPRINGS — Early bird politicos at Action 22’s meeting in Colorado Springs on Saturday were treated to 15-minute lightening round debates between candidates running for statewide offices. They included Republican Attorney General John Suthers and Democratic candidate Boulder County District Attorney Stan Garnett; Democratic Treasurer Cary Kennedy and Republican contender Walker Stapleton; and Democratic Secretary of State Bernie Buescher and Republican challenger Scott Gessler.

Incumbent GOP Coffman challenged from two fronts

But numbers in CD 6 don't forebode a change

By Leslie Jorgensen
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

This story has been corrected from the Sept. 10 issue.

Democratic candidate John Flerlage is waging an uphill battle against Republican 6th District Congressman Mike Coffman who won election in 2008 with 60 percent of the vote.

Hickenlooper’s bipartisan supporters convene under one big tent

By Jody Hope Strogoff
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

John Hickenlooper has always had his share of GOP supporters, but rarely have they so publicly deified the Denver mayor as they did Wednesday at a bipartisan fundraising luncheon where the Democratic candidate for governor raised a cool $100,000 at a local hot spot.