2014 Elections

Christie throws full weight behind Beauprez

The Colorado Statesman

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said the Republican Governors Association is throwing its full weight behind Colorado GOP gubernatorial nominee Bob Beauprez during a visit to the state this week, but he also stood by comments he made in April disparaging Colorado’s “quality of life” in the wake of marijuana legalization.

Western Conservative Summit offers sizzle

The Colorado Statesman

If the sizzle of red meat was in the downtown Denver air last weekend, it was by design.

Impeach Obama, Palin advises conservatives

Not defending borders is dereliction of duty, former Alaska governor says
The Colorado Statesman

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin rallied the faithful on July 19 at the Western Conservative Summit in Denver with a call for Republicans to find the courage to impeach President Barack Obama, termed a “lawless, imperial president” by the one-time GOP vice presidential candidate.

Cruz warns of urgency in politics at Summit

The Colorado Statesman

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz brought a crowd of conservatives to its feet delivering a rousing speech on the night of July 19 at the Western Conservative Summit in Denver.

America Hasn’t Peaked Yet

The Colorado Statesman

“Contrition is BS.” Press secretary Ronald Ziegler’s acid tone shocked me — and he didn’t use the initials. It was 1973, a bad year in a bad decade for America. I was a young speechwriter in the Nixon White House, assigned to gather input from Ziegler and national security advisor Henry Kissinger for a TV address that we hoped would put the president’s Watergate troubles behind him.

Vital for Colorado asks Polis to stand down

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The Colorado Statesman

Vital for Colorado and dozens of prominent business, political and economic development organizations are making a direct appeal to U.S. Rep. Jared Polis to withdraw Initiatives 88 and 89, which would ban fracking and limit energy development in the state.

Coalition rallies to defeat personhood amendment

The Colorado Statesman

A broad-based coalition opposing Amendment 67 kicked off its statewide campaign this week, hopng that Colorado voters will once again defeat the controversial ballot measure.

Opponents of the amendment view it as another attempt to ban all abortions in Colorado, including in cases of rape and incest and when the health of a woman is at risk.

Women’s reproductive rights at issue in Senate race

The Colorado Statesman

Senate Republicans on Wednesday blocked a bill sponsored by U.S. Sen. Mark Udall to nullify the recent Supreme Court decision — the Hobby Lobby case — that lets certain corporations refuse to cover some contraception methods in group health insurance plans based on religious objections.

Beauprez clarifies controversial comments on immigration; SEIU, Latino leaders stage mock funeral

The Colorado Statesman

Republicans are being increasingly attacked by Latino leaders and Democrats over a failure to push immigration reform that includes a pathway to citizenship, something they feel could come back to haunt the party in the November elections.

GOP gubernatorial candidate Bob Beauprez is the latest of local Colorado Republicans to face criticism following controversial remarks he made over the Fourth of July weekend in a radio interview.

What really caused Tancredo to lose the GOP primary — in his own words

Establishment forces in Colorado and nationwide targeted my candidacy
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Editor’s Note: The following commentary was written by former Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Tancredo, who lost the June 24 primary to Bob Beauprez. It was first published at WorldNetDaily.com Inc. on July 11, 2014 and reprinted in The Colorado Statesman with the expressed permission of Tom Tancredo.