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Presidential campaigns leave mark in Colorado

The Colorado Statesman

For a few days, Colorado lived up to its storied battleground status as Republican presidential candidates criss-crossed the state urging supporters to turn out at Tuesday’s caucuses.

Santorum scores hat trick, upsets Romney in caucus

The Colorado Statesman

At campaign events in the week before Colorado Republicans cast ballots in a presidential preference poll, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum called upon conservatives to “reset this race” with their votes. And at caucuses across the state on Tuesday night, they obliged.

Republican caucus results

With 100 percent reporting, the Colorado Republican Party posted these results for the 2012 presidential straw poll conducted on Feb. 7 at precinct caucuses:

Longmont Republicans find community at caucuses

The Colorado Statesman

In the heart of liberal Boulder County, grassroots Republican politics are alive and well.

On Tuesday night in Longmont, more than 200 voters funneled into the auditorium of Heritage Middle School to participate in the Colorado Republican caucuses.

Resolutions approved by Longmont Precinct 646

Resolution #1 Obamacare must be repealed.

Resolution #2 Boulder County Republicans support the Enumerated Powers Act (HR 450), which requires each Act of Congress to contain a concise and definite statement of the constitutional authority relied upon for the enactment of each portion of that Act.

Caucus Night at Colorado Republican Hqs.

Close to 3,000 statewide volunteers assisted with Colorado Republican Party caucus efforts on Tuesday night. Here at state party headquarters in Greenwood Village, local and national party officials helped tabulate the results, which were called in by the various counties.

Ethics complaint dismissed

Bradford stays with GOP; regains committee chairmanship

An ethics committee convened last week by House Speaker Frank McNulty, R-Highlands Ranch to investigate state Rep. Laura Bradford’s recent traffic stop by Denver Police for alleged drunk driving, ruled Friday that there was no evidence that she had broken any House ethics rules.

Legislative Briefs

Review of what transpired at the state Capitol this week


A bill that will strengthen existing laws that prevent schools from administering intrusive and personal surveys or evaluations without parental consent unanimously passed the Senate Education Committee this week.

Embattled Bradford considers leaving GOP

The Colorado Statesman

The Legislature was thrown into turmoil this week after an embattled Republican lawmaker who was stopped by Denver police last Wednesday on suspicion of drunk driving threatened to leave her party over frustrations with leadership.

Coors taps into CD 7 race

The Colorado Statesman

A retired executive with one of the most famous names in Colorado made his congressional campaign official this week.

Surrounded by family members and Republican officials, Joe Coors, Jr., launched his bid to unseat three-term Democratic U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter before an excited crowd of about 200 at Red Rocks Community College in Lakewood on Tuesday.