2008 Political Campaigns

Disgraced Jeffco School Board member facing recall

By John Schroyer
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

A Jefferson County School Board member who is also a candidate for Colorado’s House of Representatives is facing a formal recall effort. The push for recall comes almost a month after Vince Chowdhury pleaded guilty to a third-degree assault charge for slapping his 16-year-old daughter.

Old injuries scar Dem primary in SD 18

By Chris Bragg
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

While serving as president of the Boulder chapter of the National Organization for Women, Regina Cowles signed on to manage Cindy Carlisle’s 2002 campaign to represent the 2nd Congressional District on the University of Colorado Board of Regents. Cowles volunteered to run Carlisle’s campaign, she says, because she wanted a woman on the board of regents who would fight for women’s issues.

Effort to clean up CD 5 campaign besmirched

Lamborn supporters threaten to oust party chair

By Leslie Jorgensen
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

COLORADO SPRINGS — El Paso County GOP Chair Greg Garcia skidded on a dangerous curve and hit a concrete barrier of Republican resistance when he wrote a commentary that called for ethical campaigning.

Udall picks up Schaffer's debate gauntlet

Democrat gives as good as he gets

By John Schroyer
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

The shoe, as they say, wound up on the other foot this week when Democratic U.S. Senate hopeful Mark Udall went to war against Republican candidate Bob Schaffer during a half-hour-long taping of Colorado 2031, to be aired at 10 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 3, on Fox 31.

Sparks fly in CD 6

Anti-Coffman mailing, poll questioned

By Chris Bragg
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

Protect Colorado Jobs was formed to fight on behalf of pro-business ballot initiatives this November, and against labor union initiatives. So why has the group taken sides in the primary battle among Wil Armstrong, Mike Coffman and two other Republicans in the 6th Congressional District?

GOP family feud in CD 6 heats up

By John Schroyer
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

The jokes were friendly but the rhetoric was serious during a debate Friday, July 18, among the quartet of Republicans vying for the GOP nomination in the solid-red 6th Congressional District. The winner will almost certainly succeed outgoing Republican Congressman Tom Tancredo.

Polis sustains a PAC attack

Finger-pointing ensues

By John Schroyer
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

With less than two weeks left before Colorado’s primary election, the emergence of a brand-new 527, or independent political action committee, signals a new level of contentiousness and heat in the race among the three Democrats hoping to succeed U.S. Rep. Mark Udall in Colorado’s 2nd Congressional District.

HD 6 Dems face questions on records

By Chris Bragg
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

The original question has since become a refrain: Why did Josh Hanfling wait to switch his registration from Republican to Democratic until mid-2006?

Hanfling first heard that question last November, in the first forum held for the five Democratic candidates seeking to replace House Speaker Andrew Romanoff in Denver’s House District 6.

In the same Windsor Gardens room where that first debate was held, the heated primary campaign’s final forum was held on Tuesday night.

Mailing on family ties sparks SD 35 feud

By Chris Bragg
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

There was every reason to be excited about a scheduled debate between Rep. Alice Borodkin, D-Denver, and former Denver City Council President Joyce Foster on Tuesday, July 21. Their primary race to replace Ken Gordon in Senate District 35 has been one of the most contentious in the state.

Colorado veterans join nationwide McCain rally

By Leslie Jorgensen
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

COLORADO SPRINGS – Sedona Dishman clutched a miniature flag and an 8-by-10-inch photo of her father, Sev Dishman, as she led the Pledge of Allegiance in front of a huge American flag.