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News From Yesteryear

Allard, Martinez weigh Senate bids; Hart staffers meet with 'no agenda' in Vail

The Colorado Statesman

Twenty Years Ago this week in The Colorado Statesman … Candidates for the U.S. Senate seat up in 1996 were starting to emerge. U.S. Rep. Wayne Allard had set up shop at a Lakewood office building, smack in the middle of Jefferson County and well outside his 4th Congressional District, fueling speculation that he was planning a run for the Republican Senate nomination.

Hancock sworn in for 2nd term as Denver mayor

Affordable housing, college assistance programs touted at inauguration
The Colorado Statesman

Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock was sworn in for a second term standing alongside his wife, Mary Louise Lee, on Monday before a cheering crowd of roughly 1,000 at the city’s downtown Ellie Caulkins Opera House.

Poll: Clinton trailing GOP rivals in Colorado, state backs gay marriage

The Colorado Statesman

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is running behind three top Republican presidential candidates in Colorado, according to a swing-state poll released this week by Quinnipiac University.

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida leads Clinton 46-38 points among Colorado voters, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush leads 41-36, and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is ahead 47-38 percent.

The poll was conducted by Quinnipiac in Colorado, Iowa and Virginia, with similar results in the two other swing states.

Campaign 2016

Republican presidential debate set for CU Boulder

The Colorado Statesman

The third Republican presidential candidate debate will be on Oct. 28 at the Coors Events Center on the University of Colorado Boulder campus, debate sponsor CNBC announced on Thursday. The debate, one of a dozen sanctioned by the Republican National Committee, will focus on the economy and will be broadcast by the cable network.

News From Yesteryear

Dems trumpet Denver as host of ’04, ’64 conventions; Tancredo blasts arsenic ads; Carroll vows to fund I-70

The Colorado Statesman

Fifteen Years Ago this week in The Colorado Statesman … Denver Mayor Wellington Webb, Democratic National Convention delegates and a bevy of volunteers were planning on wearing “Denver 2004” T-shirts to the DNC in Los Angeles, part of an effort to win the coveted national convention for the Mile High City four years hence. After being named a runner-up for the 2000 DNC, Webb and other convention backers believed Denver had a good shot at winning host city status the next time around.

Campaign 2016

Carroll launches challenge to Coffman in 6th CD

The Colorado Statesman

Following more than a month of speculation after she began publicly weighing a run, Senate Minority Leader Morgan Carroll, D-Aurora, announced on Tuesday that she plans to challenge U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman in the competitive 6th Congressional District.

News From Yesteryear

Linkhart says it’s time for domestic partners law, Buchanan embarks on petition drive for Senate

The Colorado Statesman

Twenty-five Years Ago this week in The Colorado Statesman … Neighborhood activist and Statesman columnist Doug Linkhart marked Gay Pride Month as a time to “celebrate differences among people and the freedom to live as we choose,” but he noted that progress “establishing equal treatment for homosexuals” has been hampered by those threatened by change to the status quo. Some cities, including Boulder, had recently enacted equal protection ordinances to prohibit discrimination, and Denver was working on one.

Republican committee votes overwhelmingly to support House

The Colorado Statesman

A Colorado Republican Party panel voted overwhelmingly on Friday to support embattled state GOP chairman Steve House, who had been embroiled in controversy over efforts by prominent Republicans to persuade him to resign for nearly two weeks.

Following a grueling meeting that lasted more than six hours, the Colorado GOP’s state executive committee passed a motion expressing confidence in House by a vote of 22-1.

After the meeting, a relieved-looking House told reporters he was ready to move on and get to work helping elect Republicans.

News From Yesteryear

Owens debates Ref C, Tancredo shoots 'em up, Dems look ahead, Jabs weighs run

The Colorado Statesman

Ten Years Ago this week in The Colorado Statesman … Gov. Bill Owens and former House Majority Leader Dick Armey agreed that Texas was a great state but, beyond that, clashed over the wisdom of Referendum C, finding little common ground. Armey, the Republican head of FreedomWorks, was in town to spark a looming battle over ideology among conservatives over the best way to fix the ailing economy — more budget cuts were on deck in Colorado — by drawing the line on any tax increases.

News from Yesteryear

Gore wows donors and delegates, Jabs blasts JOA, Shavano Institute gets new name

The Colorado Statesman

Fifteen Years Ago this week in The Colorado Statesman … Vice President Al Gore took the state “by storm” in a two-day presidential campaign visit that kicked off with a $200,000 fundraiser at a Cherry Hills Village home. Denver Mayor Wellington Webb introduced the veep and sang the praises of the Gore-Clinton administration, as some wags were calling it, owing to the nearly daily upward revision of Gore’s importance and influence.