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Bob Schaffer

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    February 21, 2012

    Civil unions battle an all-Republican affair?

    Denver blog posts focused their 2012 Presidents Day celebration on Millard Fillmore. The Colorado Independent's John Tomasic looks at how Republicans like Kevin Lundberg are considering (or not) the latest incarnation of a civil unions bill. Denver Infill's Derek Berardi on Denver's vanishing park ... More >>

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    November 5, 2009

    Josh Penry campaign scoffs at Scott McInnis' reasons for not debating

    "Put down your weapons. I come in peace."​This morning, gubernatorial candidate Scott McInnis' responded to critics of his decision not to debate his fellow Republican rivals with a Denver Post op-ed in which he argued that while "GOP candidate forums" are fine, direct faceoffs will do more ha ... More >>

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    July 6, 2009

    Scott McInnis and Bob Schaffer don't know their Colorado mountains

    A screen capture from Scott McInnis' website featuring a scenery shot from... Canada? When politicians make a gaffe, an army of online smart asses is ready, willing and able to make them feel stupid about it. Witness Republican gubernatorial hopeful Scott McInnis, whose website went live with a pho ... More >>

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    May 15, 2009

    Shmuck(s) of the Week: Mark Cuban and Kenyon Martin

    The sweater confirms it: Shmuck. Sometimes picking a shmuck is hard work. Sometimes the world presents you with such a vast sample tray of worthy shmucks, you have to employ a team of PhDs to measure their shmuckiness. On other, rarer occasions, the calendar presents a virtually shmuck-free week, a ... More >>

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    May 14, 2009
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    May 11, 2009

    Party down with Bob Schaffer's margarita

    Did you miss this weekend's Cinco de Mayo festivities in Civic Center Park? You can still get a taste of them by picking up a bottle of Coyote Gold Premium Margarita -- the margarita that former U.S. Senate candidate Bob Schaffer's wife, Maureen, is marketing along with her Fort Collins business par ... More >>

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    May 11, 2009

    Denver Blogs: A hotel party we're glad we missed

    Our daily rundown of local blogging. Send links. Republicans sequestered themselves in the Brown Palace to debate their failures. You have to wonder if Bob Schaffer brought the margaritas. (Colorado Pols) It's not all rosy in Colorado's higher-education system. Not that you'd know that from read ... More >>

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    May 11, 2009

    The Westword.com blog shortcut, May 11 edition

    Photo by Jon SolomonGene Ween, music machine. Welcome to the working week. Today in Backbeat Online: • Over the weekend: Gene Ween at the Walnut Room and b.side in Boulder. • Rumors of Tickle Me Pink's breakup completely unfounded. • Wentworth Kersey gives away new CD at St. Mark's. • Tech ... More >>

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    April 7, 2009

    Denver Blogs: Was it something he Tweeted?

    Bob Schaffer: Spurned by CU?Our search for local blog bliss. Send tips. CU Boulder does not seem interested in hiring Bob Schaffer. Is it because he's a Republican? Was it something he Tweeted? (Face the State) Remember the flood of 1965? Us either. That's what these guys are for. (Buck Fifty) An ... More >>

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    April 1, 2009

    Denver Blogs: No, Detroit, the Broncos don't want your No. 1 pick

    Our daily blog slog. Send tips. Mile High Report lays out some rules for trading for Jay Cutler. (Mile High Report) Bob Schaffer is blogging at Smart Girl Politics. So that's normal. (Colorado Pols) A writer remembers the Mile High Housing Authority. (Buck Fifty)

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    February 12, 2009

    Denver Blogs: When did the Broncos' running game die, and why didn't we notice?

    We take daily cruises through the Colorogoshere, with stops at islands of coherence and insight. Suggest other stops here. What happened to the Broncos running game? (Mile High Report) The New York Times loves it some Ken Salazar. Which, as you can imagine, does not sit well with the folks at Face ... More >>

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    February 4, 2009

    Dick Wadhams's formula for a GOP comeback: Hit harder, faster!

    Since figuratively getting their heads handed to them during last November's election, Republican operatives have been trying to figure out how to get off the mat prior to the next big vote less than two years from now, thereby setting the stage for a real comeback in 2012. According to "Republicans ... More >>

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    January 1, 2009
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    November 28, 2008

    Kenny Be's Worst-Case Scenario: Republican Job Fair

    Click here to see a larger image; it'll take a few seconds. The last election put many Republicans out of work. As difficult as it is to feel sorry for Bob Schaffer, Tom Tancredo, Wayne Allard and Marilyn Musgrave, it's even more difficult to imagine them dusting off their resumes and seeking ... More >>

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    November 28, 2008

    Building for the future: Who's next for 1100 Bannock?

    For lease: the luckiest building in Denver. Four years ago, this space at 11th Avenue and Bannock Street was home to the Ken Salazar for Senate campaign -- a race that Colorado's then-attorney general won easily when the Republicans lined up behind Peter Coors, whose candidacy fell flatter than ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2008

    The week ahead: immigration and political emigration

    Bill Ritter. Politicos across Colorado are brushing up their resumes and trading rumors about who's going to Washington to join the Barack Obama administration -- and some are looking either further afield. This morning, Governor Bill Ritter will announce an economic-development mission to Japan a ... More >>

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    November 6, 2008

    The Denver dailies: no post-election shrinkage yet

    Page one of the November 6 Denver Post. In "Bob Schaffer's Election Hopes are in the Bag," a November 4 blog, I noted Rocky Mountain News editor/publisher/president John Temple's pledge that the tabloid's day-after-the-election paper would be its largest ever -- and indeed, the offerings that morn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2008

    Bob Schaffer’s election hopes are in the bag

    Keep away from children. If you’re a subscriber to the Rocky Mountain News, your Tuesday edition arrived in this nifty newspaper condom. The large print on the side you see above reads, "Vote Freedom First: NRA Political Victory Fund: Bob Schaffer for U.S. Senate." The fine print adds, “Paid F ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2008

    Denver Post publishes partial election results online four days early

    How will the election turn out? The Post is 68 percent sure. The folks at the Denver Post must have some incredible sources. On Saturday night, November 1, a reader visiting the paper's election-data site, DenverElections.com, discovered that partial results in a slew of races had already been pub ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2008

    Bob Schaffer's new campaign strategy: cast liberals as soft on Nazis

    Bob Schaffer speaking in Montrose earlier this week. Republican senatorial candidate Bob Schaffer needs a game-changer right now, given the size of Democratic opponent Mark Udall's lead in most polls. So why not imply that liberals wanted to mollycoddle the Third Reich? That's the apparent strateg ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2008

    Scott McInnis prematurely pisses on GOP's grave

    Scott McInnis. Former Republican Congressman Scott McInnis isn't waiting for the November 4 election to offer a post-mortem on his party's campaign. In an October 28 interview with the Colorado Independent website (an online source that leans leftward), he predicted that GOP senatorial candidate B ... More >>

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    October 21, 2008

    The Bob Beauprez robo-calls and the Solidarity Institute

    An image from the Solidarity Institute home page accessible from ecatholichub.net. In "Bob Beauprez Re-emerges -- as a Pro-Catholic Robo-caller for Bob Schaffer," a blog published yesterday, I wrote about a recorded phone message I received on Sunday in which 2006 gubernatorial candidate Bob Beau ... More >>

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    October 20, 2008

    Bob Beauprez re-emerges -- as a pro-Catholic robo-caller for Bob Schaffer

    Bob Beauprez. We haven't heard much from former Congressman Bob Beauprez since the Republican got crushed in the 2006 gubernatorial race won by Democrat Bill Ritter. So imagine my surprise Sunday afternoon when I picked up the phone and there he was. Of course, he was recorded, and of course, he w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2008

    Is the National Republican Senatorial Committee giving up on Bob Schaffer?

    Bob Schaffer. In Wednesday's Rocky Mountain News, Republican senatorial candidate Bob Schaffer insisted that his race against Dem Mark Udall isn't over despite polls showing him trailing his opponent by a gaping fourteen points. But according to The Atlantic's Marc Ambinder, the National Republica ... More >>

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    October 17, 2008

    The Westword.com blog shortcut, October 17 edition

    Conor Oberst in concert. We've got your pre-weekend bloggery all lined up. Today in Backbeat Online: • Conor Oberst, of Bright Eyes fame, captured on stage at the Ogden Theatre. • A live review of M.A.N.D.Y. at Beta. • Our Friday Rap-Up feature, spotlighting nerdcore rapper ytCracker. It's ... More >>

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    October 16, 2008
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    October 8, 2008

    Mark Udall rides the Twitter bandwagon

    "Jeez, my thumbs are getting really sore..." Reporters at the Rocky Mountain News aren't the only folks learning how to Twitter these days. Democratic senatorial hopeful Mark Udall is also using the micro-blogging service, and he's doing so in a notably cheesy way. His Twitter account is labeled " ... More >>

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    October 8, 2008

    Bob Schaffer's Facebook page -- way more boring than his son's

    Bob Schaffer's Facebook photo. Has anyone ever smiled that big without nitrous oxide? Like Democratic senatorial opponent Mark Udall, who's begun toying around with Twitter, Republican candidate Bob Schaffer is trying to use new-technology communication methods to get his message across. But in th ... More >>

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    October 6, 2008

    Did you know Mike Coffman was running for Congress?

    Mike Coffman. With so many competitive races in Colorado this year, it's something of a novelty to discovery one that's not close at all. So it is with the 6th Congressional District, currently represented by outgoing Republican Representative Tom Tancredo. When GOP officials left positions elsewh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2008

    The Schaffer-Udall Meet the Press debate: bully vs. sloucher

    Bob Schaffer and Mark Udall on Meet the Press. If Colorado Republican senatorial hopeful Bob Schaffer won yesterday's debate against Democratic rival Mark Udall on Meet the Press, it was a pyrrhic victory. As the combatant trailing in the polls, and the person with by far the most difficult case t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2008

    Mark Udall and Bob Schaffer: the YouTube wars

    Mark Udall as seen in an anti-Udall ad. YouTube has been an important battleground in elections for a while now, but never more so than this year, when politicians such as senatorial opponents Mark Udall and Bob Schaffer, aided by an army of surrogates, fight to populate the site with positive mes ... More >>

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    September 4, 2008
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    August 20, 2008
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    August 7, 2008

    Shmuck: Bob and Justin Schaffer Come Undone

    Schmucky Schaffer the younger. "Slavery gets shit done," according to the Facebook page for Justin Schaffer, son of U.S. Senate candidate Bob Schaffer, but shmuckiness gets it undone. Earlier this week, a story broke about the younger Schaffer, whose page on the Facebook website included content t ... More >>

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    August 6, 2008

    Facebook, Slavery and Bob Schaffer's Floundering Campaign

    Justin Schaffer, son of Republican Senate candidate Bob Schaffer, is truly sorry about his Facebook page, according to this story in the Denver Post. The site, which has been taken down but can still be found mirrored here, contained stuff guaranteed to provide political ammo against Justin's dad, i ... More >>

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    August 6, 2008
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    August 6, 2008

    The Westword.com Blog Shortcut, August 6 Edition

    Geez -- this blogging seems to be catching on... The Cat's Pajamas shows off trendy fashions for the well-heeled as well as tips about how to express-shop for less. Sort of a retail yin and yang, if you will. Backbeat Online presents extended Q&As with the men of Git Some and former Eagles guitaris ... More >>

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    August 5, 2008
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    August 5, 2008

    Dick Wadhams Manipulates the Media With His "Ass"

    It only took one little word for Colorado Republican Party chief and Westword profile-subject Dick Wadhams to notch a media victory. And the Denver dailies won't even print it. That term was "ass." Or, as the Rocky Mountain News and the Denver Post spell it, "a--."

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    May 29, 2008

    Alternative Fuels Guru Out of Gas

    Things aren't looking too hot right now over at the Bob Schaffer campaign. Dogged by questions about his "fact-finding" missions to the Northern Mariana Islands, mocked for putting Mount McKinley in a campaign ad instead of Pikes Peak, the Senate hopeful has a fresh problem on his hands: the verdict ... More >>

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    April 18, 2008
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    April 15, 2008
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    December 6, 2007

    Life Skills Offers Last-Chance High

    Justin Martinez was raised in the school of hard knocks, but Life Skills is his last hope for a diploma.

  • News

    April 12, 2007

    Fear Factor

    In his first week running his new website, Brad Jones crashed a state representative. What will he do for an encore?

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    August 5, 2004

    Roll Call

    Colorado's Senate wannabes vote from the heart and gut.

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    April 15, 2004

    Off Limits

    Double duty

  • People & Places

    April 4, 2002
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    April 4, 2002
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    October 26, 2000

    Off Limits

    Party poopers

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    December 30, 1999

    Sad But True

    And God said Ha! (Can you blame Him?)

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