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Ballots hit mailboxes, Denver mayoral campaigns hit home stretch in close race

The Colorado Statesman

As Denver election officials prepared to drop ballots in the mail on Thursday, the leading mayoral campaigns shifted into high gear this week: debuting TV ads, unfurling policy statements, unveiling key endorsements and announcing what can only be described as stunts in the chase for votes.

Denver panel looks at ways to reduce nation’s debt and deficit

Budget impasse keeps sponsors in D.C.
The Colorado Statesman

Colorado’s two U.S. senators convened a discussion in Denver on April 8 about reducing the nation’s debt and deficit but were unable to attend because of one of the very roadblocks fingered by the forum’s participants — partisan wrangling.

Hickenlooper has a horse, E-I-E-I-O

The Colorado Statesman

Gov. John Hickenlooper has a memento of his old job decorating his newest gig this week: a fiberglass horse that once sat outside the offices of the Denver mayor.

The late Tom Farley honored in House

The Colorado House honored one of their own on March 31, paying tribute to the late Tom Farley of Pueblo, who served in the Legislature from 1965-1974, including as a former minority leader. Farley died last August after a six-month battle with cancer.

House Resolution in Honor of Tom Farley


WHEREAS, Our respected former colleague, Thomas T. Farley, a past member of the Colorado House of Representatives, departed this life on August 23, 2010, at the age of 75; and

Denver mayoral candidates offer sunny spin in Sun Valley

The Colorado Statesman

No one disputes that Denver’s Sun Valley neighborhood — notoriously the state’s poorest and, according to some observers, among its most overlooked — faces tremendous challenges. Last weekend, mayoral candidates vied to see who best understood just how extensive those challenges are.

Romer leads fundraising pack in Denver mayor’s race

Former state Sen. Chris Romer hauled in the most money in March, enough to push him across the $1 million mark in the race to be Denver’s next mayor.

Denver mayoral hopefuls survive ‘biggest, baddest, sexiest’ debate of campaign season

The Colorado Statesman

If the crowd at New Era Colorado’s rowdy debate held Wednesday night in a LoDo bar had its say, Doug Linkhart would be Denver’s next mayor. But if the six leading mayoral candidates made the pick — and were forbidden from voting for themselves — then UFO enthusiast Jeff Peckman would be running the city.

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.