Grover Norquist, the founder of Americans for Tax Reform, is among the most powerful figures in conservative politics thanks to his "Taxpayer Protection Pledge" -- a promise to oppose tax-rate hikes for individuals or businesses that 41 U.S. Senators and 238 U.S. Representatives have signed. In rec ... More >>
Attorney Rob Corry still isn't talking about his arrest for public pot smoking at Coors Field late last month. But he's got lots to say about No on Proposition AA, a campaign fighting a marijuana tax measure up for vote in November. He's already helped organize joint giveaway rallies in Denver and B ... More >>
Secretary of State Scott Gessler was not at his "election integrity" hearing in Denver yesterday -- but his mother was. Barbara Gessler, mom of Colorado's chief election officer, sat in the front row and waited for her turn to offer public comment which, included a plea for voter ID laws and conce ... More >>
Election day may seem like a fading memory in Colorado. But the divisiveness of the race is alive in Boulder County, where members of the canvass board has refused to certify the results, arguing that there were many problems -- including dozens of precincts where they say more votes were counted th ... More >>
The Republican National Committee has sent a letter to six states, including Colorado, warning of "voting machine errors" that could cause a vote intended for Mitt Romney to go to Barack Obama. But according to several Colorado election officials, there's no reason to be concerned -- and they don't ... More >>
Last night, the Mitt Romney campaign got a lot of bounce from announcing the endorsement of John Elway -- and having Elway introduce Romney at a Wings Over the Rockies rally. In truth, though, Elway's declaration of support is about as surprising as Tim Tebow taking a knee after scoring a touchdown. ... More >>
As part of this week's feature "Purple Haze," we take a dive into the millions of dollars used for advertising in Colorado by the presidential campaigns and a handful of very wealthy super PACs. Based on the latest numbers, more than $25 million has been spent in this battleground state as of August ... More >>
New laws in dozens of states could take out Barack Obama this fall.
Yesterday, state Republicans killed a bill that sought to make it a felony-level crime to intentionally mislead citizens about voting information during an election. Known as the Fairness in Voting bill, it came under political fire during its tenure in the legislation over accusations that it was a ... More >>
Doug CampbellThe American Constitution Party has a major problem in Colorado. Because Republican renegade Tom Tancredo, who ran for governor on the ACP ticket in 2010, got more than 36 percent of the vote in 2010 in the race against Republican Dan Maes and Democrat John Hickenlooper, the ACP ... 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 >>
Think this campaign season has been messy? The all-mail August primary created an unprecedented amount of confusion with voters who assumed a November 2 ballot would arrive in their mailbox. Get a clue: If a ballot hasn't been delivered, it's not coming. But you can still vote. And in this ti ... More >>
Lionel Rivera.Lionel Rivera, the Republican mayor of Colorado Springs, says his city has a chance to resurrect itself from pummeling budget cuts brought on by the recession and the state's tax law that limits the city's ability to fund its coffers. The medical marijuana industry boon, among ... More >>
Note: This story cartoon will appear in this week's issue of Westword. Politicians and tarot decks are amazingly similar. Both were created for trick-taking games, and both are largely used by the foolhardy to foretell the future. The personalities of Colorado's most widely known politicians ... More >>
These days, Mason Tvert is a big man on campus.After an attempt to decriminalize statewide the adult possession of an ounce or less of marijuana failed at the polls in 2006, Mason Tvert, executive director of the drug policy reform organization Safer Alternative for Enjoyable Recreation (SAFE ... More >>
Mayor John Hickenlooper is stranded in Washington, D.C., where he went to make a fast speech -- and now is stuck in that snowbound city. Which means he probably won't make the Colorado Restaurant Association "Candidates & Cocktails" event that starts at 5 p.m. today at Elway's in Cherry Creek, wher ... More >>
It may be "giddyup" time for John Hickenlooper, but his announcement that he does not plan to resign as Denver mayor in order to run for Colorado governor put a major "whoa" on all the dark horses already preparing for a run at the top slot at City Hall. And that's a good thing. Here's why: ... More >>
Politicians were out in force at the Arapahoe County Republicans fundraising roast of former congressman Tom Tancredo on Saturday. John Suthers, the only GOP member currently elected to a statewide office. Mike Coffman, who moved from a statewide office to fill Tancredo's seat in the Sixth Co ... More >>
At the Denver Election Commission, there’s no safety in numbers.
This gadfly gets our vote.
A think tank levels a bias accusation.
Four November ballot measures could change Colorado politics, starting in the living room.
Mail-ballot elections force candidates to change their campaign strategies.
A party leader's "affiliation" comes under fire in the state GOP chairman's race.
The bankruptcy of a tiny voting-machine company ensnares a gaggle of big names.
COLORADO'S THIRD PARTIES SCREAM ABOUT PROPOSED ELECTORAL CHANGES.