As the Democratic National Convention gets under way in Charlotte today, it's impossible not to recall Denver's time in the spotlight as the host of the 2008 DNC -- and contemplate its role as a key swing state in this campaign. Dick Wadhams was the chair of the Colorado Republican Party in 2008, w ... More >>
FlickrConsider perusing these three Denver blog posts. Colorado Independent's John Tomasic notes that 95 members of Colorado's clergy have joined 4,000 pastors nationwide asking that President Obama and Congress don't make poor people bear a disproportionate burden when it comes to a budget ... 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 >>
Carmelo.Denver blog posts are reproducing! Denver Stiffs' Andrew Feinstein wonders if the Nuggets should retire Carmelo Anthony's jersey. His conclusion: not anytime soon. 5280's Michael de Yoanna: Dick Wadhams chalks up Ken Buck's senate loss on his inability to appeal to unaffiliated wome ... More >>
Dick Wadhams.Howdy! Let your mouse mosey through these Denver blog posts. Colorado Pols tries to figure out what being a "real" conservative means when it comes to picking a successor to Dick Wadhams. Denver Egotist welcomes the Denver Clothing Company. Mile High Hockey's David Driscoll-Ca ... 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.
Dick WadhamsDick Wadhams, who's served two term as chair of the Colorado Republican Party, has decided not to run for a third term next month. His departure from the race leaves state senator Ted Harvey; John Wagner, who ran the Senate campaign of Clive Tidwell, in 2010; and Bart Barton, who ... More >>
Pat Waak.Yesterday, state GOP chieftain Dick Wadhams weighed in on the upcoming election, predicting much ugliness for Democrats. Shockingly, head Dem Pat Waak has a very different take. She doesn't foresee the kind of Democratic apocalypse plenty of pundits are predicting.
Dan Maes.Yesterday, GOP guv candidate Dan Maes released documents connected to his firing as a Liberal, Kansas cop in 1985 -- a bizarre assemblage of material unlikely to supercharge his faltering campaign. But Colorado Republican Party chieftain Dick Wadhams isn't worried about other GOP can ... 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 >>
Dan Maes.On Monday, Scott McInnis spokesman Sean Duffy insisted his guy wasn't a dead fish. But at this writing, he's flopping on the dock, refusing to admit that he doesn't have lungs -- or that he lost last night's primary to Dan Maes. But while Colorado Republican Party boss Dick Wadhams h ... More >>
Dick Wadhams.In recent days, Colorado Republican Party boss Dick Wadhams has been eager to chat about Tom Tancredo. On Friday in this space, Wadhams blasted Tancredo's planned run for governor, and he gave Tancredo an earful on a radio talk show yesterday. But now that Tancredo is in the race ... More >>
Dick Wadhams.Dick Wadhams, head of Colorado's Republican Party, doesn't mince words when it comes to Tom Tancredo's ultimatum to Scott McInnis and Dan Maes. Instead, he slices, dices and purÃ©es the very notion of a Tancredo candidacy in stronger language than he usually deploys against Demo ... More >>
Michael Steele.Republican Party national chair Michael Steele, who's taken a pounding for referring to Afghanistan as a "war of Obama's choosing," has canceled an Aspen appearance this week. But as far as Colorado Republican boss Dick Wadhams knows, Steele's still planning to appear at the o ... More >>
The latest and greatest from today's Denver Blogs. The Denver Egoist sets the wayback machine to 1990, when Walkmans (Walkmen?) were the rage for portable music, and people wore six neon watches for style. Note the Westword shout-out. Colorado GOP Chairman Dick Wadhams was pulling for Sue L ... More >>
Dick Wadhams, scorching Dem earth.According to Colorado GOP boss Dick Wadhams, there's a very simple reason why Republicans like Jane Norton have concentrated more on Michael Bennet and less on Andrew Romanoff in relation to the White House job offer scandal. Wadhams sees no scenario in whic ... More >>
The anti-incumbent mood of last weekend's state Republican Assembly may spread to this weekend's wedding of party chairman Dick Wadhams to Wendy Evans... As seen above, Evergreen businessman Dan Maes, who cultivated Tea Party support to gain top gubernatorial primary ballot placement, will ... More >>
Photo by Michael RobertsShould Hick feel wary of anyone approaching him with his hand out?Unlike Republican gubernatorial hopeful Scott McInnis, whose most prominent charitable donation appears to be elk meat, Democratic candidate John Hickenlooper has released tax returns showing that he's d ... More >>
Photo by Jonathan Shikes"Yes, I know that lots of things rhyme with 'Hick.' But none of them strike me as funny."Yesterday in this space, Colorado Republican Party chieftain Dick Wadhams veered from ripping that "monstrosity" of a health-care bill to negatively critiquing Democratic candidate ... More >>
"No, I'm not being facetious."The U.S. House's passage of a massive health-care bill President Barack Obama is planning to sign into law today is already having plenty of political impact locally, with the Gun Owners of America targeting Dem Betsy Markey, who voted for the measure (after voti ... 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 >>
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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 >>
"This is my coy smile. Like it?"Despite what Craig Ferguson says, reading Denver blogs won't make you poop funny. Colorado Pols sees plenty of signs that John Hickenlooper will soon launch a bid for Colorado's governorship -- including Republican boss Dick Wadhams dubbing him "Hickenritter." ... More >>
Dick Wadhams is already consigning Bill Ritter to history's dustbin.Colorado Republican Party chieftain Dick Wadhams plans to attend the 11 a.m. press conference today at which Bill Ritter is expected to announce that he won't be a candidate for governor in November, in part to bid farewell. ... More >>
Dick Wadhams has a big stick, and he's not afraid to stir with it.The pressure on Stephanie Villafuerte's nomination for U.S. Attorney shows no signs of diminishing. The release of a letter to Senator Mark Udall in which Villafuerte attempted to squash accusations that she'd accessed a crimi ... More >>
Dick Wadhams After Tom Tancredo declared that he fully intended to run for governor, Colorado GOP head Dick Wadhams insisted that he was okay with such a challenge to frontrunner (and unity fan) Scott McInnis, announcing in this space, "I've always been a proponent -- and I've said this inces ... More >>
Dick Wadhams isn't leading the "Run Tom" parade. But he swears he's not putting up roadblocks, either.Yesterday, Tom Tancredo confirmed his plans to run for governor now that state senator Josh Penry has dropped out of the race. That throws a kink into frontrunner Scott McInnis' dream of a un ... More >>
Since Dick Wadhams was named the State Chairman of the Colorado Republicans, the party has lost control of the state Senate, the state House of Representatives, the Governorship, one U.S. Senate seat and one U.S. House of Representative seat. But Dick is not depressed. He is energized! Like General ... More >>
Dick Wadhams.Locals who want to know the latest political scoop know they'll find it first at ColoradoPols.com, a website whose power and reach is obvious even when the information it passes along doesn't pan out. Case in point -- rumors that Colorado Republic Party head Dick Wadhams might be ... 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 >>
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--."
"Ritter's Approval Rating Slips, New Poll Reports," from the July 24 Denver Post, reveals that only 41 percent of respondents to a Rasmussen Reports poll felt that Colorado Governor Bill Ritter was doing a "good" or an "excellent" job at the time of the survey. That sort of information makes Colorad ... More >>
The Hillary’s suddenly alive with the sound of good music.
Colorado Republican leader Dick Wadhams thinks the 2008 Democratic National Convention will help his party, too.
Republicans are courting Dick Wadhams to return to Colorado and run the state party. The political operative's got the time. While in the past Wadhams has taken jobs with the candidates he's helped propel into office (Governor Bill Owens, Senator Wayne Allard), no such opportunities will arise from ... More >>
Can't we all just get along?
Is that a tuba in your pocket?
What do Bill Owens and Bert from Sesame Street have in common? Pigeons.