2010 Political Campaigns

Buck joins well-wishers celebrating Romanoff's birthday, attacking debt

By Ernest Luning
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

More than 400 party-goers — including a surprise guest — packed in Aug. 26 to celebrate former House Speaker Andrew Romanoff’s 44th birthday and help the candidate retire some of the debt he racked up in his unsuccessful primary challenge against Sen. Michael Bennet.

Pressure mounting on GOP candidate Maes to withdraw from guv race

Past gubernatorial candidate Beauprez says he'd weigh run as replacement

UPDATED FRIDAY, SEPT. 3

By Jody Hope Strogoff
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

By next Tuesday, the day after Labor Day, there could be a new Republican candidate for governor to replace current nominee Dan Maes. Names again are circulating as possible replacements, including the 2006 Republican candidate for governor, Bob Beauprez, and Jane Norton, the former lieutenant governor who recently lost the GOP Senate primary to Ken Buck.

Republican challenger insists its ‘Miller time’ in House District 2

By Jimy Valenti
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

The distant view of I-25 and downtown Denver flickers in the 95-degree heat as the legislator follows a blue dot on his iPhone leading him to the next house. He uses an iPhone app called MiniVAN to target Democrats and unaffiliated residents who voted in the last election. An older man with a white goatee answers the door, “Oh, its Mark Ferrandino!”

Bennet, Buck brand each other out of touch

By Ernest Luning
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

Following a bruising and expensive primary election, the two candidates for Colorado’s Senate seat each plan to paint their opponent as out of touch with the state’s voters, according to the campaign managers for Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet and his challenger, Weld County District Attorney Ken Buck.

Rep. Kefalas has new GOP opponent

Last-minute Repub tries to play catch-up

By Marianne Goodland
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

Rep. John Kefalas, D-Fort Collins, hopes to win a third term from HD 52 to the Colorado General Assembly in November. But finding someone to run against him has been an interesting process.

ACP boosted by Tancredo-Miller ticket

By Leslie Jorgensen
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

American Constitution Party gubernatorial candidate Tom Tancredo introduced his running mate, former state Rep. Pat Miller, to listeners of Peter Boyles KHOW talk radio show on Tuesday, and ended any speculation that the former 6th District Congressman might withdraw from the race.

Dems want Frazier to pay back the money

By Jimy Valenti
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

The Colorado Democratic Party has called on CD 7 GOP candidate Ryan Frazier to return a portion of his Aurora City Council salary to make up for absences spanning the last two years.

BREAKING NEWS: Tancredo picks pro-life Pat Miller as running mate

Tancredo-Miller ticket is stark contrast to Maes & Williams

By Leslie Jorgensen
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

GREENWOOD VILLAGE — American Constitution Party gubernatorial candidate Tom Tancredo has picked former state Rep. Pat Miller, a solid pro-life candidate, as his lieutenant governor candidate.

Primary winner Bailey now faces Democrat Polis

By Jimy Valenti
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

Stephen Bailey emerged as the Republican nominee in the 2nd Congressional District over Bob Brancato, but Bailey has his work cut out for him in challenging incumbent Democrat Jared Polis in this historically Democratic district.

Maes taps Williams as running mate

Former legislator described as 'establishment conservative'

By Marianne Goodland
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

Republican gubernatorial candidate Dan Maes of Evergreen on Tuesday named Tambor Williams of Greeley, a former state legislator, as his pick for lieutenant governor for the November ballot.