Video below.Today, Keep Denver Competitive, the organization fighting against the Denver Paid Sick Leave Initiative is releasing an ad, on view below, starring one of the measure's highest-profile detractors: Mayor Michael Hancock. Does that make Hancock the face of No on 300? Not exactly, s ... More >>
Albus Brooks.Carla Madison's death threw the District 8 race into turmoil. Eventually, 38 candidates sought her seat, with predictions that 2,500 votes would win the day. Turns out, though, that far fewer were needed. According to "unofficial final" results, Wil Alston and Albus Brooks will ... 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.
John Hickenlooper.Even as Tom Tancredo's partied with Dog the Bounty Hunter and Dan Maes has defended his firing as a Kansas cop, John Hickenlooper's been trying not to screw up a scenario that led GOP boss Dick Wadhams to brand him the world's luckiest guy. But is Tancredo starting to get un ... More >>
...If he picks up a cabinet job as well as the lite-gov post.
Joseph Garcia.When John Hickenlooper unveiled his education platform yesterday, he touted the experience of running mate Joseph Garcia, currently the president of CSU-Pueblo. Which would make Garcia, who's already served as director of the Department of Regulatory Agencies under then-governo ... More >>
John Hickenlooper.Remember John Hickenlooper? He's running for governor -- but you'd hardly know it given how much attention has been paid to his opponents: alleged plagiarist Scott McInnis, accused lousy businessman Dan Maes, and party-busting Tom Tancredo. Not that he or his spokespeople a ... More >>
Is Mayor John Hickenlooper's tour around Colorado as he campaigns for governor really just an excuse for the former brewer to try out local beers? Campaign spokesman George Merritt denies it: "We certainly try to end up in local restaurants when we travel, and several times it has been a bre ... More >>
John Hickenlooper the way Republicans see him.Update, 7:48 a.m., May 28: The Hickenlooper campaign has responded to this post. See how after the original item, published at 3:27 p.m. on May 27. The latest assault on Democratic guv candidate John Hickenlooper from the Republican Governors Ass ... More >>
"Can we talk about something else?"Yesterday, Republican gubernatorial candidate Scott McInnis made a big splash by saying he'd like to bring Arizona's controversial new immigration law to Colorado. McInnis followed up comments on KHOW morning host Peter Boyles's talk show with press availab ... More >>
Contribute quick, or Hick could be carrion.When John Hickenlooper first ran for Denver mayor, he separated himself from the pack with campaign commercials that displayed a quality rare among politicians -- a sense of humor. And he appears to be taking the same tack in his bid for governor. E ... 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 >>
Brightly colored advertising stickers on the front of the Denver dailies are part of a national trend to turn page one into a billboard.
The reorganization of the Denver Post newsroom, teased in this July 6 More Messages blog, has finally been completed, according to an e-mail penned by editor Greg Moore that was sent to staffers late on the afternoon of July 10. The communique, which is reproduced below, indicates how massive this u ... More >>
From the week of June 5, 2003