The Colorado Republican Party wants Denver to host the 2016 GOP convention, ideally with a Republican governor in the State Capitol. But to do that, the party will have to do a lot better in next year's election than it did in 2010, when, after a bruising primary, candidate Dan Maes got just over 10 ... More >>
Denver blog posts can get weird sometimes. Big Media's Jason Salzman writes about charges that the head of the Colorado GOP has assembled a list of the six people most dangerous to the state Republican Party -- including Matt Arnold, seen here. The Colorado Independent bids farewell to Todd Helton ... More >>
Denver blog posts have a lot going for them. Big Media's Jason Salzman sees nothing wrong with the Denver Post's Dean Singleton saying the Colorado Republican Party is dead -- but he knows others might disagree. Denver Stiffs' Andrew Feinstein: Why is the Denver media so negative toward the Nugget ... More >>
Want to watch the 2012 election results as they come in but don't want to sit at home alone, screaming at the television? Or maybe you just want to celebrate an end to political campaign ads (until next election). Whatever your reason or affiliation, there's an election-watching event for you tonigh ... More >>
The Colorado GOP last month cut ties with a controversial voter-registration firm accused of fraud. But Nathan Sproul, the consultant behind the firm, Strategic Allied Consulting, has since popped up elsewhere, continuing voter canvassing work across the country. And in Colorado, some Craigslist adv ... More >>
With the fight for Latino votes in the presidential race heating up nationally this week, Colorado GOP leaders recently criticized President Obama in this space for playing politics via his new policy easing back on deporting undocumented youth. Today, local Democrats struck back by criticizing the ... More >>
The headlines say that Rick Santorum, of all people, was the big winner yesterday among wannabe Republican presidential nominees thanks to victories in the Colorado and Minnesota caucuses and the Missouri primary. But his prize didn't come in delegates, since none were at stake in any of the contest ... More >>
A year ago, one-time gubernatorial favorite Scott McInnis was grappling with charges of plagiarism -- leaving the path clear for darkest of dark-horse candidates Dan Maes to win the Republican nomination for governor. He was soundly trounced in November by John Hickenlooper, but at least he ... More >>
Denver blog posts? Got 'em here. Mile High Report fan poster Jumpslash believes John Elway isn't satisfied with current Broncos QBs. Who might he target? Colorado Pols thinks the feud between Dick Wadhams and Ted Harvey over the future of the Colorado GOP is getting nasty. Colorado Indepen ... More >>
GOP role model?Matt Arnold, the man behind Clear the Bench Colorado, has announced his intention to succeed Dick Wadhams as Colorado Republican Party boss -- and it promises to be a take-no-prisoners bid. The profile photo on his campaign Facebook page showcases a chainsaw-wielding Bruce Camp ... More >>
Ted Harvey.The Colorado Republican Party didn't just lose the governor's race in November -- it also lost over a hundred bonus members of the State Central Committee, which will vote for the new party chair next month. Incumbent chair Dick Wadhams was going for that slot again -- until his M ... More >>
Yesterday morning, I was talking to Dick Wadhams, the chair of the Colorado Republican Party, about the upcoming State Central Committee meeting, where he would be going for a third term. Yesterday evening, I was talking with Wadhams about his sudden announcement that he would not run again.
Dan Maes.Tom Tancredo was about to concede the gubernatorial race, but many more Colorado contests were up in the air when I walked into the ballroom of the downtown Marriott, site of the Colorado Democratic Party's election party. And what was on the TVs? Not CNN, not local newscasts shunted ... More >>
Dan Maes.At this point, Dan Maes has the Republican governor's nomination, endorsements from conservative heavy hitters like Hank Brown and not very much money -- which is why Colorado Republican Party head Dick Wadhams's $250 donation made local news. But while consultant Katy Atkinson sugge ... More >>
Ali HasanMembers of the Hasan family, the wealthy backers of Colorado GOP causes, whose award of a $300,000 fellowship to Scott McInnis erupted last week in a plagiarism scandal, are also the largest single donors to three tax-cutting initiatives on the November ballot. The measures -- Amen ... More >>
John Hickenlooper: "Stripes" from Republican Governors Association on Vimeo. Colorado Republican Party boss Dick Wadhams told us on Monday that he'd heard about impending attack ads aimed at John Hickenlooper potentially dealing with the gubernatorial hopeful's disinterest in spelling out where his ... More >>
Dick Wadhams isn't shedding any tears over Amendment 54.Colorado Republican Party boss Dick Wadhams isn't shy about speaking plainly. Note that as other leaders were tip-toeing around the controversy involving Governor Bill Ritter and his U.S. Attorney nominee, Stephanie Villafuerte, Wadhams ... More >>
Colorado Republican Party chieftain Dick Wadhams is a guy who loves getting under the skin of his opponents, as in this interview, when he gleefully danced on Bill Ritter's political grave. As such, he should take it as a compliment that a new (and thoroughly unofficial) pro-John Hickenlooper video ... More >>
Peter Boyles isn't shrinking in the face of the latest criticism against him.The war of words continues in the continuing saga of Cory Voorhis and Stephanie Villafuerte. Last week, Colorado GOP head Dick Wadhams sent a letter to Denver police chief Gerry Whitman asking about documentation of ... More >>
Where Scott McInnis leads, all of his former rivals plan to follow.Last Thursday, Tom Tancredo confirmed in this space that he was part of a group coming up with a unity platform Republican Scott McInnis could use against Bill Ritter in the 2010 gubernatorial campaign -- and that if all went ... More >>
At a round of town-hall meetings on health care that kick off today, first-term congresswoman Betsy Markey will hand out copies (abridged) of a George Washington favorite, "Rules of Civility & Decent Behavior in Company and Conversation," originally a 110-item list of Jesuit guidelines for ci ... More >>
Earlier today, the liberal ProgressNow Colorado organization sent out its regular e-mail news digest under the signature of Dick Wadhams, head of the Colorado Republican Party, complete with a goofy pic of Dick at the top. Happy April Fool's Day! But something not as funny from ProgressNow's standpo ... More >>
News is busting out all over today -- and not just in Denver District Judge Larry Naves's courtroom, where Ward Churchill may take the stand in his case against the University of Colorado, now starting week two. Or on the Auraria campus, where veteran newshounds of the Rocky Mountain News will un ... More >>
"Dick Wadhams Has a Greeting for Barack Obama," a February 16 blog, shared the text of a full-page ad financed by the Colorado Republican Party and published in both Denver dailies on the day President Barack Obama visited the city to sign the $787 billion economic-stimulus package. Unfortunately, o ... More >>
The photos captured by Melanie Asmar for "Colorado Conservatives' Porkiest Anti-Stimulus Protest Ever," a blog about a State Capitol rally yesterday, were plenty weird -- but as a commenter to that post pointed out, they were nowhere as jaw-slackening as the image above, captured by ProgressNow Colo ... More >>
Sweeping defeat in the 2008 elections hasn't made Colorado Republican Party boss Dick Wadhams any less feisty. On behalf of the state GOP, Wadhams purchased enormous advertisements in both the Rocky Mountain News and the Denver Post featuring the banner headline "COLORADO REPUBLICANS WELCOME BACK PR ... More >>
In addition to buying a full-page ad needling President Barack Obama, who's in town today to sign a $787 billion economic-stimulus bill, Colorado Republican Party chairman Dick Wadhams is also taking part in a protest at the Colorado State Capitol co-starring a number of big names in local conservat ... More >>
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 >>
The Camera plunges into suckage. Daily newspapers are notoriously cautious when it comes to language issues. A More Messages blog from August notes that the Rocky Mountain News's spelled the word "ass" as "a--" in a piece that quoted Colorado Republican Party chieftain Dick Wadhams. In addition, t ... More >>
Dick Wadhams, alone at Pepsi Center. Most broadcast operations at the Pepsi Center during the Democratic National Convention are ensconced on the club level, and when I entered the zone, I found no security, no technicians, no one at all -- except for Dick Wadhams, head of the Colorado Republican ... More >>
For George Carlin, "B.S." was "bullshit." The Rocky Mountain News' profanity policy isn't exactly a paragon of consistency. In quoting a pithy comment made by Colorado Republican Party leader Dick Wadhams, the paper spelled "ass" as "a--". And yet a site search turned up asses aplenty. The word, s ... More >>
This is the second week in the federal trial of Cory Voorhis, the immigration agent accused of accessing the National Crime Information Center database and leaking information that wound up used in an anti-Bill Ritter ad back in October 2006, one of two involving Ritter's dealings with illegal immig ... More >>
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What if you gave a protest and no one came? Yesterday, the Colorado Republican Party staged a protest outside the Grand Hyatt Denver on 17th Street to illustrate the "Tug of War" between Democratic factions. "The radical wing of the Democratic Party, led by the likes of Howard Dean and Ted Kennedy, ... More >>
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