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N.M. guv stresses the issues

Romney wins straw poll, Bachmann places second
The Colorado Statesman

The nation’s first Latina governor told Colorado Republicans to stick to their guns but not to be too tied to traditional labels in the next election at a fundraising dinner on March 25 in Lone Tree.

Boigon launches petition drive against City Hall pay raises

Denver City Auditor Dennis Gallagher joined Carol Boigon, At-Large Council member and mayoral candidate, and Denver residents on the lawn of the Maltese Cross Manor senior living facility to launch a grassroots petition drive calling on candidates to reject pay raises recently passed by the Denver City Council.

‘Sí se puede!’

Latino, labor activists join to celebrate César Chávez
The Colorado Statesman

A capacity crowd danced the night away at a VFW hall in West Denver on March 26 to celebrate the legacy of César Chávez at the dinner-dance sponsored by the local council of the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement.

House and Senate pass resolution to honor Colorado Women’s History Month

Senate Joint Resolution 11-029 was passed on Thursday by the Senate and House. The resolution was read, one paragraph at a time, in the Senate by its 17 women legislators, and on that day with the absence of two of their male colleagues, the women outnumbered the men 17-16.

Morse files response, asks that complaint be dismissed

The Colorado Statesman

Sen. John Morse, D-Colorado Springs, has asked that an ethics complaint filed against him by the Colorado Government Accountability Project (CoGAP) be dismissed on grounds that it fails to “articulate a factual basis, the particulars of a charge” and the alleged violations of law cited in the complaint.

Wadhams looms large in GOP race

Five running for state chairman
The Colorado Statesman

Colorado Republicans pick a new state chairman this weekend from a field of five starkly different candidates but the outgoing party boss looms large over the election even after withdrawing from the race more than a month ago.

‘The Herminator’ revs up Denver Republicans

Republicans raise Cain and bucks in traditionally Democratic domain
The Colorado Statesman

It’s hard to be a Republican in Denver — at least according to Denver Republicans, who gathered for their annual Lincoln Day Dinner on March 18 at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science.

Candidates for GOP chair talk money

The Colorado Statesman

The five candidates for Colorado Republican Party chairman got into a spirited discussion about money — how to raise it for the state party, whether old campaign debts should be an issue and whether the chairman’s job should be a paid position — at the breakfast meeting of the Arapahoe County Republican Men’s Club on March 9 at Garcia’s Mexican Restaurant in the Tech Center.

Morse complaint turned over to ethics committee

The Colorado Statesman

A Senate ethics panel has been organized to look into allegations lodged against Senate Majority Leader John Morse, D-Colorado Springs.

Nancy Spence, on her own

The Colorado Statesman

The first bill she ever carried was on education, and it’s a safe bet that the last bill she’ll carry at the General Assembly will be on education, too.

Sen. Nancy Spence, R-Centennial, was first elected to the House in 1998, to the Senate for the 2005 session and re-elected for her final term in 2008.