Politics & Policy

CO Thursday Lunch Box

U.S. Senate

•The narrator for a new attack ad on Sen. Michael Bennet may sound familiar.

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•Ryan Frazier (R) and Scott Tipton (R-CO-3) have been added to the National Republican Congressional Committee’s “Young Guns” program, making them eligible for the NRCC’s maximum support–TV ad buys.. Both were elevated due to increased competitiveness within their respective districts. Frazier is challenging Democratic Rep. Ed Perlmutter and Tipton is engaged in a rematch of his 2006 campaign against Rep. John Salazar.

Frazier responded: “I appreciate this signature recognition by the NRCC as a Young Gun. Our campaign continues to gain momentum as we head into the final stretch of the campaign season.”

From the NRCC:

“Ryan Frazier has proven that he’s ready to take on incumbent Ed Perlmutter, an out-of-touch Democrat who has blindly supported his party’s failed agenda of job-killing policies and reckless spending,” said NRCC Chairman Pete Sessions (R-TX). “Ryan’s campaign is a symbol of the growing momentum behind Republican candidates in Colorado and across the country. As Democrats and their party bosses continue to force their big-government, big-spending policies onto the backs of hard-working families, Republicans like Ryan Frazier will continue to present a clear alternative to a Democrat majority that unapologetically spends too much, borrows too much and taxes too much.”

Governor

•Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper returned over $50,000 in 2008 to the Internal Revenue Service due to “questionable conservation tax easements.”

•Hickenlooper outlines budget cuts, increased fines in order to cover Denver’s $100 million budget gap.

•Dan Maes continues to be dogged by campaign finance questions.

•Freda Poundstone, a former Maes supporter and now a part of a new TV ad from Maes’ opponent Tom Tancredo, tells her side of the story.

•Former President Bill Clinton responds to Maes on the UN bicycle flap.

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