2010 Political Campaigns

Panel: cooperation key for innovation

Senators, governor hear concerns
The Colorado Statesman

If Colorado businesses and politicians want to foster an environment where innovation can thrive — and jobs are plentiful — then they need to collaborate in a number of areas, including luring venture capital to the state, setting aside partisan bickering, and encouraging government officials to take a longer view when it comes to investment, regulatory and tax policies.

Gholston jumps into crowded GOP state chair race

The Colorado Statesman

The race for Colorado Republican Party chair was upended last week by two-term Chairman Dick Wadhams’ unexpected withdrawal but the dust is still settling. This week, a fourth candidate joined the race while three other Republicans weighed whether to run, including a former statewide candidate and two local chairmen from key swing counties.

Dem state chair candidates stand up against outside involvement in primaries

The Colorado Statesman

The next chair of the Colorado Democratic Party won’t stand for it if outsiders try to influence a state primary.

Harvey mounts conservative challenge to Wadhams for GOP state chair

The Colorado Statesman

Charging that two-term Colorado Republican Party Chairman Dick Wadhams has lost the confidence of grassroots Republicans, state Sen. Ted Harvey, R-Highlands Ranch, announced on Monday he plans to challenge Wadhams in next month’s GOP election.

A dozen candidates make pitches for Denver mayor

The Colorado Statesman

Twelve candidates for Denver mayor recalled summers spent in neighborhood parks, discussed ways to pay for a parks system that hasn’t kept pace with the city’s growth, and wrangled over whether gigantic commercial ventures should shut residents out of their own public spaces at a forum on Wednesday night at the Denver Botanic Gardens.

Ex-Aurora Councilman Hogan launches mayoral campaign

The Colorado Statesman

Former state Representative and Aurora City Councilman Steve Hogan launched his campaign for mayor Wednesday, the first candidate in the race that will be decided by voters on Nov. 1.

Springs mayor candidates eye change

The Colorado Statesman

COLORADO SPRINGS — At least 11 mayoral candidates are vying to lead Colorado Springs out of the economic wilderness and into a new landscape of prosperity by growing jobs in existing businesses and attracting new companies to the city where unemployment hovers at 9.4 percent and foreclosures set a record of 5,470 in 2009 and 4,825 in 2010.

Denver mayoral candidates open doors, disclose year-end campaign fundraising

The Colorado Statesman

Three of the leading candidates to take Gov. John Hickenlooper’s place as Denver mayor threw open the doors to their campaign headquarters and released preliminary fundraising figures this week.

Waak won’t run

Baca ‘seriously considering’ bid for state Dem chair
The Colorado Statesman

At least three candidates are considering whether to run for Colorado Democratic Party chair following an announcement late last week that incumbent party boss Pat Waak will not seek an unprecedented fourth two-year term in March.

White wins SD 8 seat, McConnell quits GOP

The Colorado Statesman

Jean White, wife of departing Sen. Al White, R-Hayden, was selected Monday by a GOP vacancy committee to fill the Senate District 8 seat from northwestern Colorado.