You didn't need to listen to all the pundits dissect the presidential debate to know that Colorado is still a swing state. Just check traffic reports: Today, Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan will hold a rally at Red Rocks -- accompanied by Kid Rock. (This might be the only way Kid Rock could ever get a gig ... More >>
Sam Levin's Q&A with Gary Johnson drew a huge response from readers hungry to learn more about the Libertarian candidate for president. A number of those sharing their thoughts rejected the suggestion that marking a ballot for Johnson is either a wasted vote or a de facto boost to Republican Mitt Ro ... More >>
I stopped by Rosa Linda's Mexican Cafe last night, and the place was packed. Packed full of TV cameras, full of people who'd heard about the controversy that erupted after Cafe Society first reported that the family that owns the restaurant had declined to let Romney supporters use their place as a ... More >>
You knew Mitt Romney had won the presidential debate at the University of Denver last night when MSNBC commentators Chris Matthews and Ed Schultz -- pundits whose progressive tilt isn't exactly a secret -- seemed so mad they were practically spitting the second the ninety-minute face-off was over. I ... More >>
No matter how the presidential candidates do in tonight's debate -- whether Mitt Romney continues to do his imitation of Bert on Sesame Street or Barack Obama trips over his teleprompter -- a clear winner has already emerged: The University of Denver.
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 >>
Barack Obama will be speaking in Golden Thursday, marking the umpteenth recent visit to Colorado by a presidential candidate or surrogate. And he'll be back again on October 3, when he's scheduled to face Mitt Romney in 2012's first presidential debate -- at the University of Denver, which is alread ... 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 >>
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 >>
Exactly four years after Barack Obama accepted the Democratic presidential nomination in Denver, he returned to Colorado, telling a crowd of students and other fans at Colorado State University that this state's vote is key in his re-election -- and that whoever wins Colorado will win the presidency ... More >>
Mitt Romney will win key swing states like Colorado and become the next president of the United States. So says a new study released this morning by the University of Colorado -- and the researchers behind the forecast say they have a solid methodology that ensures their predictions will probably ... 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 >>
Further underscoring the importance of Colorado as a key swing state in the presidential election, Paul Ryan, the newly named Republican vice presidential candidate, is holding events in metro Denver tonight and tomorrow -- just two days after Mitt Romney announced his running mate. Ryan began his ... More >>
Correction: A previous version of this post referred to Crossroads GPS as a super PAC, when Crossroads GPS is in fact a nonprofit group that is a sister organization to American Crossroads, a Republican super PAC. They didn't waste any time. Just hours after the latest unemployment statistics came o ... More >>
If you're a woman, you would be totally friggin' insane to vote for Mitt Romney. That was the theme of most speeches at the official launch of Obama-campaign-sponsored Women Vote 2012 Summit Tour, which took place in Wheat Ridge yesterday afternoon with celebrity support from actress Eva Longoria.
The Obama campaign is hoping to make news in Colorado for something other than today's presidential visit to the Waldo Canyon fire zone in the Springs. The fight for swing state votes will hit Wheat Ridge Sunday, when Obama staffers will join former Desperate Housewives star Eva Longoria for the lau ... 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.
With the fight for Latino votes in the presidential race heating up nationally this week, Colorado GOP leaders recently criticized President Obama in this space for playing politics via his new policy easing back on deporting undocumented youth. Today, local Democrats struck back by criticizing the ... More >>
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.
As noted in a William Breathes post, presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney wasn't pleased by a TV reporter's question about cannabis. The item whipped up plenty o' vitriol, with one memorable comment coming from a Ron Paul supporter.
Update below: It's Super Tuesday, with voters in ten states choosing among Mitt Romney, Rick Santorium, Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul for a Republican presidential candidate. And whoever wins the nomination is apt to use controversial Department of Energy loans to alternative energy companies as a talk ... More >>
Mitt RomneyCops and Secret Service agents who protect Republican presidential hopefuls are dealing with a new kind of threat -- one that sparkles. Last Tuesday, Denver got into the act when Peter Smith, a college student and politics intern, was arrested after he tried to throw blue glitter o ... More >>
Mitt Romney.Is Mitt Romney the anti-Christ? Are his politics unbearably loathsome? Is his hair too perfect? The answers to those questions depend on your own point of view. But no matter what you believe, throwing glitter on someone is pretty much never the right way to express your feelings ... 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 >>
Ron Paul isn't the only presidential candidate in Colorado today; Rick Santorum is slated to speak at the Lone Tree Golf Club Lounge at 10 a.m. But Paul will certainly make a bigger splash, with three events on tap. And in advance, his surrogates are taking shots at one of his principal opponents, N ... More >>
The Florida primary takes place tomorrow, with Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich expected to spend their day slugging it out for Republican votes in the Sunshine State. But not Representative Ron Paul, who's instead scheduled a full day of campaigning in Colorado, a week before the February 7 caucuses h ... 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 >>
Even though Rick Santorum kinda won the Iowa caucuses, he's a long shot to pass Mitt Romney and become the Republican pick for president. His last chance appears to be a strong showing in South Carolina tomorrow -- one that'll require evangelicals to get behind him (and not sinful Newt Gingrich). To ... More >>
Tim Tebow.Tim Tebow's stock as a quarterback may be falling -- ESPN's Mike and Mike have less confidence in him than any other QB in the playoffs this weekend -- but he remains a cultural lightning rod. Note that even The New Yorker's Ben McGrath is weighing in on him, albeit by suggesting t ... More >>
Video below.Tim Tebow's three game losing streak on the field is echoed by the skid experienced by Republican presidential candidates who invoke him. Last month, Texas Governor Rick Perry said he wanted to be the Tim Tebow of the Iowa caucuses. Instead, he finished fifth last night and is sus ... More >>
Last Friday morning, metro area highways were almost as crowded as a Republican presidential debate when supporters of Ron Paul unfurled banners, slowing traffic along the routes. And although the Colorado Department of Transportation says such advertisements are against the law, Paul propone ... More >>
Ron Paul.Shortly after Texas Governor Rick Perry invoked Tim Tebow at last night's Republican presidential debate, followers of another candidate, Ron Paul, delivered a message to Denver-area drivers -- one that may have pissed off as many of them as it inspired. Unknown Paul supporters hung ... More >>
Lori Callahan is not a Mormon.Even though we may have made the "wrong assumption, wrong conclusion" about the onslaught of "I'm a Mormon" billboards across the state, comedian Lori Callahan still sees a correlation. She can't help but think that as the election draws closer, Republican presid ... More >>