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Wadhams quits bid for third term as GOP chairman

Party legal counsel Call announces he's running for top spot
The Colorado Statesman

Warning against the notion that “uniting conservatives” is all it takes for Republicans to win elections in Colorado, state GOP Chairman Dick Wadhams on Monday dropped his bid for a third term. A day later, the state party’s legal counsel — and a key Wadhams deputy — jumped into the race, which also features a conservative Douglas County lawmaker who has promised to do just what Wadhams said will lead Republicans to defeat.

County parties undergo biennial reorganization

New party leaders could affect state chair races in both parties
The Colorado Statesman

It’s February in an odd-numbered year, which means Republicans and Democrats are meeting county by county to pick officers, name bonus delegates and otherwise conduct off-year business in advance of state central committee meetings next month.

Tipton returns to the state Capitol as new Congressman

The Colorado Statesman

It was like old home week at the state Capitol this week when Congressman Scott Tipton, who defeated three-term Democratic incumbent John Salazar in November, visited his old stomping ground.

New guv talks about age-old subject of water

Hickenlooper: Water a top priority
The Colorado Statesman

Water is the most valuable of Colorado’s natural resources, but in the next 40 years the state faces a shortage that is every bit as significant at the $1.2 billion deficit the state faces for its 2011-12 budget.

Colorado Republicans praise latest Florida court ruling on health care reform

The Colorado Statesman

As expected by many legal experts and hoped for by Colorado Attorney General John Suthers, a Florida judge on Monday ruled the federal health care law passed in 2009 is unconstitutional.

'Non-candidate' Mayor Vidal urged to run

The Colorado Statesman

With fourteen candidates (so far) in Denver’s burgeoning race for mayor, you’d think there were enough contenders to please (and appease) just about everyone in town.

Museum’s ‘4000 Year Road Trip’ sparks interest

The Journey began Wednesday night in southeast Denver at a reception attended by Denver’s mayor, but it actually has been 4000 years in the making.

Labor lightning rod Golombek survives sparks in contentious confirmation hearing

The Colorado Statesman

The Colorado Senate on Wednesday approved the nomination of Ellen Golombek to head the state Department of Labor and Employment over strong objections from Senate Republicans, who charged the appointment of the former union boss and political organizer smacks of the divisive partisanship Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper has said he wants to avoid.

Amazon tax blocked by Colorado court

The Colorado Statesman

A U.S. District Court judge in Denver Wednesday issued a preliminary injunction that would block the enforcement of a controversial law passed by the General Assembly last year.

Colorado delegation claims bipartisan camaraderie

Sen. Udall unseats partisan protocol
The Colorado Statesman

When President Barack Obama delivered his State of the Union address Tuesday night, television viewers saw a sea of red and blue in ties and suits as Democratic and Republican Congress members sat together for the first time in 89 years.