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Arapahoe GOP turns out in red, white and you!

The Colorado Statesman

With the theme “Red, White and You” showcased throughout the evening, Arapahoe County Republicans proved an extra colorful lot as they gathered for their annual Lincoln Day Dinner at Aurora’s Red Lion Inn on July 28.

“We’re energized, enthusiastic and rarin’ to go for victory in November!” proclaimed Arapahoe County Republican Chair Joy Hoffman at the onset. “Our candidates and volunteers are absolutely fabulous!” And abundant.

Romney unveils plan to strengthen middle class during trip to Jeffco

The Colorado Statesman

In his first campaign speech since returning from overseas, presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney unveiled his plans to strengthen the middle class and blasted President Barack Obama for what he said was a failed record on key economic measures before a packed hall at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds in Golden on Thursday.

“I can’t wait to get to Washington,” an exuberant Romney said. “I’m so excited about getting America working again.”

Dems’ voter registration drive marks 100 days until election

The Colorado Statesman

Thousands of volunteers and a couple of young celebrities fanned out across Colorado last weekend to mark 100 days until the election as part of President Barack Obama’s “It Takes One” campaign initiative to register voters and organize supporters in Colorado.

State sues over control of oil and gas regs

City of Longmont is charged with overstepping its authority
The Colorado Statesman

Failed attempts at the legislature this year to define local versus state control of oil and gas regulations in Colorado has spilled into the courts, as the state has filed suit against the City of Longmont for having enacted its own set of rules.

Contraception coverage mandate blocked by court

The Colorado Statesman

A Colorado business has been thrust into the national debate on President Barack Obama’s health care law after a federal judge ruled last Friday that the Catholic owners do not have to comply with a mandate that private employers provide employees with insurance coverage for birth control.

The ruling by U.S. District Court Judge John Kane in Denver came just days before a provision under the Affordable Care Act took effect on Wednesday, which requires that birth control be made available to women at no cost.

Relying on Old Glory to turn Colorado Red

The Colorado Statesman

If you’re stuck in traffic on the way to a polling place in November — or even sitting bumper-to-bumper on your way home to cast a mail ballot for the fall election — don’t be surprised if you inexplicably start voting for Republican candidates, even if you’ve favored Democrats all your life. It’s all according to a Douglas County GOP activist’s plan.

‘We will remember you,’ Hickenlooper says

The Colorado Statesman

Thousands gathered to sing, pray and grieve at the Aurora Municipal Center on Sunday, two days after a shooting rampage at a nearby movie theater left 12 dead and 58 injured.

Debate over gun control resurrected

State and federal lawmakers look at possible legislation
The Colorado Statesman

In the wake of a senseless and horrific mass-shooting at an Aurora movie theater last Friday that left 12 dead and 58 injured, state lawmakers are already preparing to introduce stricter gun control legislation for Colorado.
Reps. Beth McCann, D-Denver, and Rhonda Fields, D-Aurora, say they are discussing a slew of proposals that could involve a statewide ban on assault weapons, a prohibition on Internet purchases of certain ammunition and military armament being shipped to Colorado, a ban on high-capacity ammunition clips in the state, and stricter background checks.

The Statesman’s Top 12 legislative races

The Colorado Statesman

After spending the first part of the year “walking, knocking and talking,” in the words of a veteran legislative campaign operative, Colorado’s statehouse candidates are preparing to pivot before the end of the summer to the main event. For months, candidates have been introducing themselves to voters, locking up solid supporters and amassing war chests they’ll soon unleash on their neighbors.

Gessler besieged by critics of proposed rules

The Colorado Statesman

Throngs of voters and public officials lined up at Republican Secretary of State Scott Gessler’s office on Monday to oppose proposed rules that many believe would disenfranchise voters and impede the democratic voting process.