2014 Elections

The Battle in the 6th CD

Romanoff versus Coffman
The Colorado Statesman

The contenders in what could be the most closely fought congressional race in the country clashed over immigration, federal spending and campaign finance at their first debate on Thursday morning, but it was one candidate’s punt and the other’s fumble that drew the sharpest barbs from both sides.

Carole King strikes the right chord for Democrats

The Colorado Statesman

The theme for a special Democratic fundraiser in Denver in late July by legendary songstress Carole King could have been “You’ve got a Friend,” the iconic song from 1971 that King wrote and included in her best-selling Tapestry album. Approximately 60 appreciative Democrats had the pleasure of hearing the sweet rendition by the Grammy Award-winning songwriter at a private event sponsored by the DNC Dialogue Forum Colorado.

CACI endorses 49 legislative candidates

The Colorado Association of Commerce and Industry has endorsed a slate of 49 incumbent and new legislative candidates for election to the Colorado General Assembly, of which 27 are incumbents and 22 are new candidates. Of the 49 total endorsements, 11 are Democrats and 38 are Republicans. The full slate of endorsements can be found on CACI’s full page ad on the website of The Colorado Statesman.

Call: No problem with RGA contributions

GOP Chair says independent outside groups have First Amendment right to make independent expenditures
The Colorado Statesman

The timing for State GOP Chairman Ryan Call couldn’t have been more precipitous last Wednesday when he bravely showed up at Garcia’s Mexican restaurant in the Denver Tech Center to address the 7 a.m. weekly meeting of the Arapahoe County Republican Men’s Club.

Glendale mayor runs for Guv

Unaffiliated candidate Dunafon certified for ballot
Special to The Colorado Statesman

Mike Dunafon has thrust himself into this year's race for governor, adding to the traditional sparring usually reserved for the major party candidates for the state's top office. He became certified for the ballot a couple of weeks ago as an unaffiliated candidate, securing the necessary 1,000 valid signatures and positioning himself to officially take on popular incumbent Gov. John Hickenlooper, a Democrat.

Christie throws full weight behind Beauprez

The Colorado Statesman

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said the Republican Governors Association is throwing its full weight behind Colorado GOP gubernatorial nominee Bob Beauprez during a visit to the state this week, but he also stood by comments he made in April disparaging Colorado’s “quality of life” in the wake of marijuana legalization.

Western Conservative Summit offers sizzle

The Colorado Statesman

If the sizzle of red meat was in the downtown Denver air last weekend, it was by design.

Impeach Obama, Palin advises conservatives

Not defending borders is dereliction of duty, former Alaska governor says
The Colorado Statesman

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin rallied the faithful on July 19 at the Western Conservative Summit in Denver with a call for Republicans to find the courage to impeach President Barack Obama, termed a “lawless, imperial president” by the one-time GOP vice presidential candidate.

Cruz warns of urgency in politics at Summit

The Colorado Statesman

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz brought a crowd of conservatives to its feet delivering a rousing speech on the night of July 19 at the Western Conservative Summit in Denver.

America Hasn’t Peaked Yet

The Colorado Statesman

“Contrition is BS.” Press secretary Ronald Ziegler’s acid tone shocked me — and he didn’t use the initials. It was 1973, a bad year in a bad decade for America. I was a young speechwriter in the Nixon White House, assigned to gather input from Ziegler and national security advisor Henry Kissinger for a TV address that we hoped would put the president’s Watergate troubles behind him.