Update: At least two of the nine Denver Public Schools Board of Education candidates -- Michael Kiley and Meg Schomp -- voluntarily disclosed all campaign contributions over $100 by midnight on October 25, fulfilling a request from a coalition of organizations that includes the Denver teachers union ... More >>
With election day less than two weeks away, Colorado is continuing to get a lot of love from both presidential campaigns, and for good reason: The state is divided. This fact was evidenced yesterday by a massive City Park rally for the president less than 24 hours after Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan pac ... More >>
Congressional candidate Joe Coors may be spending big on advertisements this election season -- but so are the allies of his opponent, who are pouring money into the race at very high rates, dominating independent spending across the state. Outside groups have spent a whopping total of $1,728,848.66 ... More >>
Over the last four decades Gary Hart has been a major force in politics -- from "inventing" the Iowa caucuses while managing George McGovern's 1972 presidential campaign, to unintentionally creating the template for political sex scandals with the "monkey business" photo during his 1987 run for the ... More >>
Actor Kal Penn, who is campaigning for Barack Obama nearly full-time, stopped in Colorado yesterday to promote the president on college campuses. While his well-known character in Harold & Kumar may know quite a bit about marijuana, Penn, at a stop at the Auraria campus yesterday afternoon, didn't h ... More >>
Political groups in Colorado have more freedom to pour money into campaigns without disclosing their finances thanks to Secretary of State Scott Gessler, who has overstepped his bounds and rewritten election rules. At least that's the charge of Colorado Ethics Watch and Colorado Common Cause, which ... More >>
Michael Hancock wasn't the only big winner last night. His campaign headquarters at 1100 Bannock Street just scored another major victory. This could be the luckiest address in town, a golden spot in the Golden Triangle.
Duane SennWhile Denver City Council's vote to raise councilmembers' salaries continues to raise questions -- and tempers -- on the Denver mayoral campaign trail, an activist in cash-strapped Aurora has determined that retiring councilmembers there will get an even bigger payday.
Doug LinkhartIn the crowded Denver mayoral race, one candidate has pulled ahead with the pro-cannabis constituency: Doug Linkhart. The Denver city councilman has gone on record as favoring the legalization of marijuana, and has fought attempts to increase zoning restrictions on patient grows. ... More >>
Carol Boigon.Denver mayoral candidate Carol Boigon sent out a press release yesterday afternoon that included an announcement that her campaign had launched a new website at www.boigonmeansbusiness.com. But when folks plugged the address into their internet browser, they were instead redire ... More >>
Michael HancockAnd they're off! John Hickenlooper won't resign the office of Denver mayor until 8:30 a.m. next Tuesday (ninety minutes before he's sworn in as governor), but the ever-increasing group of candidates who'd like to occupy that office next will be holding open houses over the next ... More >>
John Hickenlooper isn't turning his back on City Hall Even as John Hickenlooper was heading to the Capitol the day after the election to discuss his plans for the state, city employees were reading this e-mail from the governor-elect: "Many of you have already asked what happens now. As excit ... More >>
Mike Fallon.There are no national polls gauging Colorado's 1st Congressional District race. Staunchly Democratic Denver is widely viewed as a lock for incumbent Diana DeGette, who has held the seat since 1997. But there is anecdotal evidence to suggest that Republican newcomer Mike Fallon i ... More >>
Jaimes Brown.At the 2008 Libertarian National Convention in Denver, some party members derisively passed around shots of Scope to wash the bad taste from their mouths following the presidential nomination of former Republican, Bob Barr. It wasn't just that Barr was seen as an impure strain o ... 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 >>
One of the Josh Greens.Update below: The headline "Josh Green Thinks Scott McInnis is Sleazy, Should Quit" may come as a shock to locals. After all, that's the name of a McInnis spokesman. Have his own people turned against him? Not quite. The author is a different Josh Green -- a writer for ... More >>
Dan Maes.Last Wednesday, Alan Prendergast wrote about a potential fine against Dan Maes for campaign-finance violations involving mileage reimbursements. The penalties could have exceeded $27,000, but Maes bargained down to $17,500. And now, according to him, it's all over. Or so he would li ... More >>
A Flickr photo"'V' for 'victory.'"Update, 2:27 p.m.: New info below the original 1:37 p.m. item. While Republican Ken Buck used the caucus system to transform himself from a senatorial dark horse into a frontrunner (the kind now getting attacked by the likes of Politico), Andrew Romanoff, the ... More >>
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 tha ... More >>
In his first week running his new website, Brad Jones crashed a state representative. What will he do for an encore?
The Legislative Councilís ballot-analysis booklet has inspired so many fights, it should be called the black-and-blue book. Hereís our cure.
Political commercials outnumber political reports on local television.
Bill Owens will be on TV plenty this month, but not as a candidate.
Religious leader fights a civil war.
In the special election for a new District 8 City Councilman, the field is wide open -- just like all those empty lots.
Laundered money, the shadow of big tobacco, and a blubbering court reporter: The wild trial over Colorado's Amendment 15.
The Better Half
Pushing a $6 billion transit plan, RTD has met the enemy-- the RTD board.
Westminster's novel campaign-finance rules aim at the politicians, not the donors.
Colorado politics provided the training ground for the controversial White House aide.
PAUL WEISSMANN MIXES WELL--AND HOPES TO PARLAY THAT SKILL INTO A U.S. SENATE SEAT.
COLORADO'S THIRD PARTIES SCREAM ABOUT PROPOSED ELECTORAL CHANGES.
NAME-CALLING, INNUENDO AND A FLAP OVER A STUFFED CHICKEN: IT'S POLITICS AS USUAL IN THE ADAMS COUNTY SHERIFF'S RACE.