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Udall hits home important life lessons

Senator Mark Udall, whose athletic prowess extends from kayaking through white water to climbing the peaks of Colorado’s 14’ers to hitting pars and birdies on the links, spent part of Saturday, June 4, helping local kids realize the importance of staying healthy and focused through physical activity.

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Hancock easily elected mayor

The Colorado Statesman

Michael Hancock brought a grin to a knife fight and walked away as Denver’s next mayor.

Hancock picks transition veteran Huggins to help assemble new administration

The Colorado Statesman

The morning after he was elected Denver’s next mayor, Councilman Michael Hancock tapped an experienced hand to lead his transition team.

Putting this year’s mayor’s race into perspective

The Colorado Statesman

Local media described Michael Hancock’s 16-point win over Chris Romer variously as a trouncing, a cruise to victory and a landslide.

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.