Republicans' domination in the recent midterm -- John Hickenlooper's squeaker of a reelection win was among the few Democratic bright spots -- extended to the Colorado State Senate, which will now be under GOP control owing to a vote count not formally announced until days after the election. And wh ... More >>
Is Denver Nuggets super-mascot Rocky a Republican? Signs point to "yes." On Monday, @ColoGOP tweeted a photo of Rocky at an event for the Grand Old Party. Only problem: Ken Solomon, the man inside the Rocky suit, didn't get an okay from his bosses about the gig -- and afterward, they weren't happy. ... More >>
Denver blog posts are finger-lickin' good. Colorado Pols explains why opponents of Colorado Republic Party chairman Ryan Call plan to protest a weekend meeting by bringing boxed chicken lunches. Big Media's Jason Salzman says Scott Gessler contradicted his own office's policies when he said Colora ... More >>
Sam Levin's interview with Colorado Republican chair Ryan Call about Amendment 64 got our commenters going in a big way. Here's a post by a reader who saw contradictions in Call's views about the state's ability to set its own rules on cannabis.
Since Amendment 64 passed in Colorado, Republican officials have been tasked with responding to a policy that the party didn't embrace but a majority of voters supported. With small amounts of recreational marijuana use to be okayed in the state constitution, GOP reps are supporting the state's righ ... More >>
We reported last week that the canvass board in Boulder County, responsible for certifying the results of the election, decided against it, arguing that there were serious flaws in the process. Hillary Hall, Boulder's clerk and recorder, was not pleased. But when we asked Secretary of State Scott Ge ... More >>
Denver blog posts need three days off. Big Media's Jason Salzman questions GOP boss Ryan Call's claim on ABC that Mitt Romney is building support among Colorado Hispanics. Denver Infill's Ryan Dravitz invites us inside DaVita world HQ. South Stands Denver's Colin D.: Here's your stupid game-by-ga ... More >>
Earlier this month, Secretary of State Scott Gessler asked nearly 4,000 registered voters to prove that they are citizens as part of an effort, he said, to prevent fraud. The results are now in and one in eight voters who showed a non-citizen document to the Division of Motor Vehicles remain ineligi ... More >>
In this week's feature, "Purple Haze," we outline how the close fight for Colorado's nine electoral votes could determine the next president of the United States. And a key part of that battle, nationally and in Colorado, involves the women's vote. Here's more from our interview with state GOP Cha ... More >>
Since James Holmes killed twelve people in Aurora, catalyzing heated gun control debates across the country, many have focused their attention on the suspect's past psychiatric care. As officials debate what can be done to keep guns out of the hands of those with a history of mental illness, a new r ... More >>
As the local campaigns for Mitt Romney and Barack Obama compete to attract voters in this key swing state, the Colorado Republican Party is now dealing with its own internal battle, with one national delegate alleging that the state's GOP chairman won an important committee seat in a botched electio ... More >>
Over the weekend, while reporting at the launch of Mitt Romney's Colorado campaign headquarters, we asked some of the state's GOP officials in attendance, what they thought of President Barack Obama's new policy about deportations and undocumented youth. Unsurprisingly, they're not pleased.
Mitt Romney's in town! Well, actually, he's not. But his campaign is -- and the Colorado team is officially in full swing with the official opening of the presidential candidate and presumptive Republican nominee's offices in Lakewood on Saturday.
In a 1965 civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, African-Americans and other minority citizens secured the right to vote. To honor their efforts, Colorado Democratic lawmakers, faith leaders and march veterans are urging citizens to utilize their voting rights by participating in toni ... More >>
The headlines say that Rick Santorum, of all people, was the big winner yesterday among wannabe Republican presidential nominees thanks to victories in the Colorado and Minnesota caucuses and the Missouri primary. But his prize didn't come in delegates, since none were at stake in any of the contest ... More >>
When last we spoke with Colorado Republican Party head Ryan Call about the February 7 Colorado caucuses, he noted that Newt Gingrich had not scheduled any state events. But that's changed. At this hour, Gingrich is scheduled at a west-side rally, with another assembly juxtaposing him and Rick Santor ... More >>
Earlier this month, Colorado Republican Party chairman Ryan Call argued that this year's Colorado Republican Caucus will mean more than ever, in part because the date was moved up to February 7. When Mitt Romney looked poised to sweep Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina, this claim looked suspect ... More >>
Colorado's first caucuses were modestly attended affairs that didn't have a sizable impact on the presidential choices of either major party. But turnout jumped four years ago, especially for the Democratic caucus that boosted Barack Obama. Predictably, Colorado Republican Party chairman Ryan Call i ... More >>
Tim Tebow.Denver blog posts stand up for what's good and true. Mile High Report fan poster Teboner on a new Tim Tebow meme: X > Tebow. Example? "Walking in on your parents making loud dirty love > Tebow." Who Said You Said shares Ryan Call's election night analysis. DenverInfill's Ken tout ... More >>
Dan MaesReaders are still commenting on the last Dan Maes missive posted here -- "Good grief, people, ignore this NothingBurger," wrote one commenter -- and now up pops another one. Actually, this is the one Maes says he meant to write before he got sidetracked by "calling a spade a spade" -- ... More >>
Tom TancredoTom Tancredo is busy these days. He just wrote the April Fools' edition of Ask a Mexican. He has a real new job, as a marketing exec with a local investment company, so that others won't lose their nest eggs to a Bernie Madoff character, as he did. He's repairing the damage done b ... More >>
Matt Arnold.Matt Arnold, the man behind Clear the Bench, which aimed to throw the bums off the Colorado Supreme Court, has been on a losing streak. Colorado Ethics Watch came out on top in a dispute over whether Clear the Bench should have filed as an issues committee (although CEW was assess ... 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 >>
A Flickr photoComing to a TV station near you?Yesterday, in a 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court essentially gave corporations and unions carte blanche to spend as much as they'd like on campaigns, and to do so directly. Because the ruling conflicts with a voter-passed 2002 Colorado amendm ... More >>