2008 Political Campaigns

CD 2 Dems raise stakes; candidates spew cash, insults

By John Schroyer
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

Ballots for early voting and registered absentee voters in Colorado’s primaries will begin hitting mailboxes in mid-July, so for any candidate running in a contested primary, the campaign season is almost at its apex. And nowhere is this more true than in the Democratic race in the 2nd Congressional District.

Within the past few weeks, the primary has become ever more contentious, with the three candidates throwing position statements, advertisements and accusations back and forth as if they were hand grenades.

Labor offers olive branch

Two ballot measures pulled, four still remain

By John Schroyer
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

In a surprise move Wednesday afternoon, leaders of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 7 announced they will pull two of their four ballot measures designed to combat Amendment 47, the business-backed right-to-work measure that would cripple Colorado unions if approved by voters.