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Santorum warns Colorado Republicans about addictive entitlements, socialism

The Colorado Statesman

There was spaghetti and chicken parmesan on the tables, but red meat was on the menu at a fundraising luncheon thrown by the state Republican Party on Wednesday at a downtown Denver restaurant.

Governor, city officials mourn Carla Madison

Councilwoman’s spirit will be missed

Denver City Council lost one of their most vibrant members as District 8 Councilwoman Carla Madison, 54, lost her battle with cancer late Tuesday.

Yo_JBC_Raps revealed, sort of

The Colorado Statesman

Mystery, intrigue, suspense, excitement!

Hey! None of that, now.

So who is @Yo_JBC_Raps?

Call scores GOP chair on first ballot

The Colorado Statesman

In the end, it wasn’t even close. A spirited and divisive race to replace Dick Wadhams as the next Colorado Republican Party chairman ended after just one ballot on March 26 at Douglas County High School in Castle Rock with a clear majority for Ryan Call, the state GOP legal counsel and former Denver County chairman.

N.M. guv stresses the issues

Romney wins straw poll, Bachmann places second
The Colorado Statesman

The nation’s first Latina governor told Colorado Republicans to stick to their guns but not to be too tied to traditional labels in the next election at a fundraising dinner on March 25 in Lone Tree.

Boigon launches petition drive against City Hall pay raises

Denver City Auditor Dennis Gallagher joined Carol Boigon, At-Large Council member and mayoral candidate, and Denver residents on the lawn of the Maltese Cross Manor senior living facility to launch a grassroots petition drive calling on candidates to reject pay raises recently passed by the Denver City Council.

‘Sí se puede!’

Latino, labor activists join to celebrate César Chávez
The Colorado Statesman

A capacity crowd danced the night away at a VFW hall in West Denver on March 26 to celebrate the legacy of César Chávez at the dinner-dance sponsored by the local council of the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement.

House and Senate pass resolution to honor Colorado Women’s History Month

Senate Joint Resolution 11-029 was passed on Thursday by the Senate and House. The resolution was read, one paragraph at a time, in the Senate by its 17 women legislators, and on that day with the absence of two of their male colleagues, the women outnumbered the men 17-16.

Morse files response, asks that complaint be dismissed

The Colorado Statesman

Sen. John Morse, D-Colorado Springs, has asked that an ethics complaint filed against him by the Colorado Government Accountability Project (CoGAP) be dismissed on grounds that it fails to “articulate a factual basis, the particulars of a charge” and the alleged violations of law cited in the complaint.

Wadhams looms large in GOP race

Five running for state chairman
The Colorado Statesman

Colorado Republicans pick a new state chairman this weekend from a field of five starkly different candidates but the outgoing party boss looms large over the election even after withdrawing from the race more than a month ago.