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Political veteran Dick Wadhams outlines ‘redprint’ for Republican victory in Colorado elections

“When a Republican wins election in Colorado, it’s a game of inches," former Colorado Republican Party Chairman Dick Wadhams says at the monthly meeting of the Highland Ranch Republicans on Friday, March 31, 2017, at Salsa Brava restaurant in Highlands Ranch. Wadhams said it was crucial that the state GOP nominate a gubernatorial candidate in next year's election who can appeal to unaffiliated voters in the suburbs around Denver. (Photo by Ernest Luning/The Colorado Statesman)
Dick Wadhams, who chaired the state Republican Party for two terms and had a hand in electing the statewide officials who set the tone for the Colorado GOP across three decades, has a message for the party: Republicans have never had it easy in Colorado. “This has always been a competitive state; this has never […]

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Colorado Republicans elect Jeff Hays as state party chairman

"We kept Democrats out of the White House, and now we must keep them out of the governor’s mansion," says Colorado Republican Party chair candidate Jeff Hays, accpeting the nomination for chair surrounded by supporters, including Robert Blaha, Dylan Sparks and U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman, at the state GOP's reorganization meeting on Saturday, April 1, 2017, at Engewood High School. Hays won the race over George Athanasopoulos by 2-to-1. (Photo by Ernest Luning/The Colorado Statesman)

Colorado Republicans elected former El Paso County chairman Jeff Hays as state party chair at the GOP’s biennial reorganization meeting on Saturday in Englewood. “You know how you spell fun? W-I-N!” Hays said as he accepted the nomination in a packed auditorium at Englewood High School, invoking a catch phrase Hays learned from former Air […]

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Former Colorado GOP chair Steve Curtis faces voter fraud charges after allegedly filling out ex-wife’s ballot

Radio talk show host Steve Curtis is pictured in this court-ordered photo taken on Tuesday, March 21, 2017, at a court appearance on felony and misdemeanor charges alleging he forged his wife's signature on a mail ballot and voted with it in the November election. (Photo via 19th Judicial District attorney's office)

Just days before allegedly forging his former wife’s signature on a mail ballot and fraudulently voting in the November election, Steve Curtis, a former Colorado Republican Party chairman, railed against the “crooked Democrats” and their propensity to commit voter fraud in an hour-long interview on the conservative morning radio talk show he hosts.

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YESTERYEAR: Mud slung and accusations hurled in GOP state chair race

Thirty Years Ago This Week in The Colorado Statesman … The John V. Christensen Award, the highest and post prestigious honor to be awarded by the Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG), was awarded to the executive director of the Denver Technological Center, George MacKenzie Wallace.

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Matt Arnold scores win against county GOP amid charges he’s waging proxy state chair battle

Matt Arnold, founder and director of Campaign Integrity Watchdog, greets Republicans at a campaign event in this file photo. (Photo by Ernest Luning/The Colorado Statesman)

Conservative gadfly Matt Arnold, a persistent thorn in the side of lots of Colorado Republicans, dug in a little deeper this week. In response to a complaint filed by Arnold’s Campaign Integrity Watchdog organization, the El Paso County GOP admitted in court Tuesday that it made some mistakes in campaign finance filings last year and […]

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Bennet between proverbial rock and hard place

Colorado's Democratic U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, March 1, 2017, for the vote to confirm Interior Secretary-designate Ryan Zinke along with colleagues from left Sen. Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, Sen. Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., and Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash. Bennet has refused interviews about his decision-making process on U.S. Supreme Court Nominee and fellow Coloradan Neil Gorsuch. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
While his vote may be in the minority regarding Neil Gorsuch’s confirmation as a U.S. Supreme Court justice, U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet’s position and intent toward the process and Gorsuch himself have fueled political speculation and concerns over consequences. Gorsuch, a Colorado native and Denver-based federal appeals court judge, was nominated by President Donald Trump […]

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