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Common Cause, Ethics Watch file complaint this week against Secretary of State Gessler

Colorado Common Cause and Colorado Ethics Watch filed a complaint in Denver District Court against Secretary of State Scott Gessler late this week that claims Gessler unlawfully weakened Colorado campaign finance laws through the Secretary of State’s rulemaking process.

Governor/beer brewer Hickenlooper now pitches Colorado wine — Move over, Napa Valley!

The Colorado Statesman

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper is well known for crafting a positive pitch for beer — afterall, he co-founded the iconic Wynkoop Brewing Co. in lower downtown Denver in 1988 and the sudsy stuff has been one of his trademarks since being elected Denver’s mayor 15 years later.

Pace enters race in 3rd CD; Republicans pounce

The Colorado Statesman

House Minority Leader Sal Pace, D-Pueblo, ended months of speculation about his political future Tuesday and officially announced he will seek the Congressional District 3 seat currently held by Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo.

Denver mayoral candidates talk about schools in mostly agreeable final debate

The Colorado Statesman

The seemingly endless series of forums and debates in Denver’s mayoral race came to a conclusion on Tuesday night the same way it began, with the candidates talking about education.

GOP strategist Rove declares Colorado could be key to 2012

The Colorado Statesman

It could all come down to Colorado.

That’s according to Republican strategist Karl Rove, who called Colorado “the quintessential swing state” and laid out a scenario to a group of Republicans in Denver that depicted the state as crucial to defeating President Barack Obama next year.

The 2011 Denver Mayoral Race Quiz

The Colorado Statesman

AS DENVER’S MAYORAL campaign nears the finish line, we wanted to reward readers who have paid close attention to the race — and amuse those who haven’t — with a quiz about the marathon endeavor.

The 2011 Denver Mayoral Race Quiz Answers

The Colorado Statesman

Below are the answers to the 2011 Denver Mayoral Race Quiz.

House clerks put idle time to veterans’ benefit

The Colorado Statesman

If idle hands are the devil’s playground, as the expression goes, he’ll find no haven in the offices of the assignable clerks of the Colorado House of Representatives.

Mizel Museum honors Sharon Magness Blake

The Colorado Statesman

Elected officials, a Cabinet Secretary, a famous country and western singer, a legendary Denver Broncos quarterback, Colorado’s current governor and two of his predecessors, movers and shakers in the world of business, civic affairs and philanthropy, and so-called ‘regular’ citizens — close to 2,000 of them — congregated May 26 at the Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum in Denver to honor Sharon Magness Blake, this year’s recipient of the Mizel Museum’s Community Enrichment Award.

McInnis won’t face discipline over plagiarism charges

The Colorado Statesman

The former Republican congressman whose gubernatorial aspirations were derailed last summer by a plagiarism scandal won’t be disciplined by a state board that investigates complaints against attorneys.