Politics & Policy

CO Monday Morning Brew

•Unable to follow Colorado’s wacky campaigns in 2010? Try the comic strip version!

•Colorado’s predilection for early voting–nearly 60 percent of Colorado voters have requested permanent mail-in ballot status–has prompted a shift in get-out-the-vote strategy from both sides of the political aisle.

U.S. Senate

“Rowdy crowd” dominates second debate coverage. 

Who is “Rubberstamp Man”?

•The National Rifle Association endorsed Buck on September 17.

•Buck “softens” positions on social issues, according to the Denver Post.

•Bennet ad on Buck’s stances on birth control and abortion put to “truth test” by 9NEWS:


Tax cuts divide Democrats, Rep. Betsy Markey (CO-4) and Rep. John Salazar (CO-3) at odds over Bush-era tax cut extension.


•Scott Tipton (R) calls on Rep. John Salazar (D) to drop TV ads, accuses Democrat of being “vicious and desperate.”

•Bob McConnell, who was endorsed by Sarah Palin but lost to Tipton in the August 10 GOP primary, refuses to disclose some donor information to Federal Election Commission.


The NRA formally endorsed Rep. Markey on Friday, following news broken on BATTLE ‘10 earlier last week.


•Ryan Frazier (R) and Rep. Ed Perlmutter (D) spar over tax cuts.

•The NRA endorsed Frazier last week as well.


Dan Maes, John Hickenlooper, and Tom Tancredo discuss higher education at first gubernatorial debate with all three candidates in attendance.

Hollywood Calling: Maes compares himself to Serpico, man involved in Liberal, KS case compares him to Elliot Ness. Maes feels vindicated.

•A Liberal, KS newspaper highlights Maes’ story.

•Tom Tancredo blames Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper for the loss of Frontier Airlines maintenance facility, citing Denver’s tax rates.

•Hickenlooper looks to traffic fines and layoffs of city employees to close a $100 million budget shortfall in Denver.


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