Colorado voters -- and even small children -- were exposed to a seemingly absurd amount of political advertising this year in a battleground state that wound up not being a key to President Barack Obama's victory. Perhaps that is why residents overwhelmingly passed the state's other measure on the ... More >>
As we reported earlier this week, the presidential campaigns and supporting super PACs have already spent a whopping total of $25.7 million on advertisements in Colorado. That number is going to continue to skyrocket in this key swing state -- and experts expect spending to reach $1.1 billion across ... More >>
Editor's note: This election cycle, Westword is exploring the public records of television stations for information on how candidates are spending money on ads in Denver. So far, Barack Obama's campaign is spending more money than Mitt Romney's on Denver TV ads. A lot more.
Ballots for the 2011 General Municipal Election were mailed out to voters late last week. With nine candidates running for Denver mayor, voters will need to keep a "cheat sheet" handy. My Speed Candidating profiles cut through the political rhetoric to reveal the risk and return spectrum of ... More >>
Nate Easley. Supporters of the effort to recall Denver Public Schools board president Nate Easley have until tomorrow at 5 p.m. to turn in 5,363 valid signatures from voters in Easley's district of northeast Denver in order to put the recall question on an upcoming ballot. They've been at it ... More >>
Scott McInnis.The Denver mayoral race is finally starting to see some heat. Michael Hancock issued a press release Friday that called out contender Chris Romer for hiring an out-of-state political research firm to dig up information on other candidates -- a well-known campaign tactic known as ... 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.Embattled Republican guv candidate Dan Maes and incredibly lucky Democratic opponent John Hickenlooper agree on a couple of things -- the number of debates they'll stage (ten) and a focus on the issues, not personal attacks. Presumably Tom Tancredo will take part in the sessions, too ... More >>
Mark Udall.In April, Senator Mark Udall marked the anniversary of the 1915 Armenian genocide with a strongly worded statement. But these words didn't satisfy Rocky Mountain Hye Advocates, an organization trying to get all members of the Colorado congressional delegation to support a national ... More >>
A photo we grabbed from Andrew Romanoff's website months ago -- before the doctoring controversy.It's a critical time for Andrew Romanoff's senatorial candidacy. There are no more caucus straw polls to win or county assemblies to ring up. And rival Michael Bennet's decision to petition his w ... More >>
Ali Hasan is young, rich and brash, and plans to follow in his parents' political footsteps cowboy boots and all.
Regrets? We’ve had a few.
Marc Holtzman's got a feeling that something in the Grand Old Party ain't right.
Are You Positive?
Bright spots in a down-and-dirty campaign season.
The candidates are spit-shining their images, trying to prove that, really, they're not all the same person.
When pollsters start dialing the denizens of a small city, it's all Opie gone bad.
Strategic talk about winning Denver's most coveted seat.
Can't we all just get along?
Mail-ballot elections force candidates to change their campaign strategies.
A group of entrepreneurs takes the world of online fantasy sports to nerdy new depths.
Boon or boondoggle, Bill Owens's highway plan has to get past Douglas Bruce before it goes anywhere.
As the turks of Denver's black politics grow old, what's to be made of their legacy?
From questionable campaign contributions to administrative failures, Secretary of State Vikki Buckley's office has been a losing game.
Questions about the religious right are this GOP candidate's cross to bear--or is that bare?
To win underwriting contracts, bond houses provide campaigns with free political pros--but taxpayers wind up carrying the load.
Armed with deep pockets, Terry Walker mounts a bid for governor.
Confusion reigns on Amendment 15, and the secretary of state takes heat for her campaign-finance edicts.
Everything's divine in Arvada, where the GOP has veered sharply to the religious right.
The candidates in the Denver's DA's race refuse to come to order.
From dark horse to Nighthorse, it's been one hell of a ride for Ben Campbell.
The story of Gale Norton's last-minute return of campaign contributions from Lloyd's of London investors.
CONTRARY TO POPULAR OPINION, GALE NORTON'S QUEST FOR THE SENATE WILL BE ANYTHING BUT A BREEZE.
OUT-OF-STATE MONEY POURS INTO SUSAN CASEY'S CAMPAIGN.
MEET THE PEOPLE WHO WANT TO KICK THE NEW MAYOR AROUND.WHO'S WATCHING THE WATCHDOGS NUMBERS AREN'T THE ONLY THINGS GETTING CRUNCHED IN THE RACE FOR DENVER AUDITOR.
A VETERAN OF NEGATIVE CAMPAIGNS MAKES A RUN AT CITY HALL.