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Dems’ Ad Strategy Boomerangs in Colorado

Four years ago, Colorado Democrats ran heavy TV ads during the Republican gubernatorial primary to ensure that the weakest GOP candidate won the party’s nomination. Back then, it worked. This year, ...

Recall Ripple Effects in Colorado?

After a decade of dominance, Colorado Democrats have reason for concern. Recent recall efforts appear to be contributing to a shift in voter attitudes against Democrats and in favor of ...

Recall Effort Claims Another Colorado Legislator

Earlier this year, Colorado voters recalled two Democratic state senators over controversial gun-control votes. Today, a third Democratic senator, Evie Hudak, opted to resign rather than face a recall election ...

Backlash in Colorado

For the better part of a decade, a well-funded progressive machine in Colorado has been well-nigh unstoppable. But now, that machine has faltered twice in as many months. First, it failed ...

About Those ‘Shadowy Groups’

Poor Keith Olbermann — he must be so chagrined after last night’s indignation-fueled Countdown rant against the “shadowy groups” funded by Republican donors. How could he have known that Republicans are ...
Politics & Policy

Making Lemonade

In 2004, Colorado Republicans controlled the governor’s mansion, both U.S. Senate seats, five of the state’s seven congressional seats, and both houses of the state legislature. Only 48 months later, ...

Looks Like It’ll Be Hickenlooper in Colorado

The Denver Post is reporting that Denver mayor John Hickenlooper will announce his candidacy for governor later today. Hickenlooper, a geologist turned restaurateur, is a shrewd, unconventional politician who moves ...

Ritter Out, Hickenlooper In?

It looks like Denver mayor John Hickenlooper will be the Democratic nominee for governor in Colorado. Incumbent Democratic governor Bill Ritter’s announcement yesterday that he would not run for re-election set off a ...

Ritter Bombshell

Colorado governor Bill Ritter’s decision not to run for reelection is a strong indication that Centennial State Democrats are worried about their prospects in 2010.  Just last week, a Democratic member ...
Politics & Policy

Rocky Ride

The day before Barack Obama accepted the Democratic nomination at Invesco Field in Denver, a group of progressive activists gathered nearby to discuss what Democrats call the “Colorado miracle.” The ...