2010 Political Campaigns

Stapleton tops Treasurer Kennedy in highly negative campaign

By Anthony Bowe
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

Fresh off his victory in Colorado’s priciest race for state treasurer, Republican Walker Stapleton is promising to find common ground with Governor-elect John Hickenlooper while maintaining trust with the taxpayers who elected him.

Bosley given second six-year term on Regents board

By Jimy Valenti
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

Republicans held on to their 5-4 advantage on the University of Colorado’s Board of Regents as incumbent Steve Bosley defeated Democrat Melissa Hart for the at-large seat amidst bleak economic projections for the university.

‘No!’ was on voters’ minds when it came to weighing in on ballot measures

But Supreme Court judges rate 'thumbs up'

By Marianne Goodland
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

Voters Tuesday night gave a resounding “no!” to eight of the nine measures on the 2010 ballot, but an enthusiastic “thumbs up” to retaining Supreme Court and appeals court judges.

Homeland security secretary cites importance of local authorities in combating terrorism

By Ernest Luning
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

The woman in charge of protecting Americans inside the country’s borders said a recent spate of homegrown terror plots should remind the public and local law enforcement that they stand “on the front lines” combating terror.

Libertarians, third party candidates are minor players again

By Anthony Bowe
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

Colorado Libertarians lost every election on Tuesday but still enjoyed their strongest results ever, according to state Chair David K. Williams.

Municipal elections focus on local control, public investments

Tuesday’s elections throughout the state of Colorado featured a potpourri of questions for municipal voters. None were more prevalent than medical marijuana.

Colorado’s unaffiliated candidates decry lack of support

By Anthony Bowe
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

The two unaffiliated candidates who ran for governor are lamenting yet another passed election in which voters avoided the independent track.

Heated debate marks dead-heat Senate race

By Ernest Luning
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

Colorado’s two U.S. Senate candidates took shots at each other in a testy final debate Oct. 23, just hours before a 9News/Denver Post poll was released showing Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet and his Republican challenger, Weld County District Attorney Ken Buck, tied at 47 percent each among likely voters.

Hickenlooper dwarfs rivals in fundraising reports

CFRR's $6.7 million far exceeds Bruce's group

By Marianne Goodland
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

With the last bi-weekly campaign finance reports filed before the Nov. 2 election, Democratic mayor and gubernatorial candidate John Hickenlooper holds an insurmountable lead in fundraising, but his chief rival had his most successful fundraising day ever on Oct. 21.

Vandals strike Denver GOP headquarters

By Marianne Goodland
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

Vandals hit the Denver GOP headquarters over the weekend, causing about $2,000 in damage to the building and destroying “several hundred dollars” worth of campaign signs.