2010 Political Campaigns

State Treasurer Kennedy slams GOP challenger in ad about past DUI charge

Stapleton campaign says much a doo-doo about nothing

By Anthony Bowe
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

The down to the wire race for state treasurer race between incumbent Democrat Cary Kennedy and Republican challenger Walker Stapleton has deteriorated over the last few days to a mud slinging battle over a DUI conviction Stapleton received a over decade ago.

Second banana hopefuls make their pitches

By Leslie Jorgensen
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

A trivia question stumper might be asking the name of Colorado’s Lieutenant Governor — better yet, the names of the candidates. Just ask Democratic gubernatorial candidate John Hickenlooper’s running mate, Joe Garcia, about his name ID.

Linkhart announces candidacy for Denver mayor

By Jimy Valenti
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

Denver at-large Councilman Doug Linkhart announced his candidacy for mayor last week, stating that his 17-year involvement in state and city government as well as his background in economics separates him from the long list of potential and confirmed candidates.

Election Night 2010: Where the Candidates Will Be

Gubernatorial Candidates

JOHN HICKENLOOPER (D):
Marriott Denver City Center
1701 California Street
Denver

Early numbers in on early voting

A group of prominent Democratic women met Monday at Snooze restaurant on Colorado Boulevard in Denver and then walked across the street to cast early votes at Christ Center Methodist Church. The women voted at the same time on their lunch hour to demonstrate the ease and importance of early voting, either by casting mail ballots or at numerous early-voting centers set up in every county.

7th CD candidates battle hand-to-hand

By Ernest Luning
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

Was it a swat? Or a tap?

Or was U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter — a two-term Democrat locked in a tight reelection battle with Republican challenger Ryan Frazier — simply pressing his point a bit too firmly when his left hand momentarily pressed against his opponent’s right hand during a televised debate Oct. 16 at 9News studios?

Medical marijuana tops municipal election questions

Next week’s elections represent an off-year for cities and towns, with very few having candidate elections. However, there are a number of local questions before municipal voters, according to the Colorado Municipal League.

The most popular issue is medical marijuana.

Clinton bolsters Bennet, bashes opponents’ ‘18th century ideas’

By Ernest Luning
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

DENVER — The Big Dog barked up a storm Monday night, urging a packed gymnasium full of Democrats to work their tails off to keep U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet in office. Former President Bill Clinton touched down in Colorado to mark the first day of early voting across the state, stopping to rouse an estimated 2,100 supporters by framing the November election as “a choice, not a referendum.”

Buck’s remark shines national spotlight on U.S. Senate race

By Ernest Luning
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

Colorado’s two U.S. Senate candidates sparred before a group of business leaders in Denver late last week, but that relatively cordial exchange was soon overshadowed by a firestorm of controversy when Republican Ken Buck compared being gay to alcoholism during a nationally televised debate on Sunday.

Two candidates for gov engage in slugfest

Third candidate keeps his cool

By Ernest Luning
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

Colorado’s three top gubernatorial candidates slugged it out Friday before several hundred business leaders — or, more accurately, two of the candidates slugged it out while the third kept mostly above the fray before a largely friendly audience.