U.S. Republican Party Politics

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    June 25, 2014

    Republican National Convention selection committee to Denver: Thanks but no thanks

    Moments ago, the Republican National Committee announced that it had narrowed its list of finalists to host the 2016 GOP convention to two: Dallas and Cleveland. That means Denver's out (along with Kansas City). That's undoubtedly good news to the guy who called the Mile High City a "liberal shithol ... More >>

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    April 2, 2014

    Denver's a "liberal sh*thole"? Maybe, but it still could host the 2016 Republican convention

    Update: Earlier today, we noted that the Republican National Committee was on the cusp of determining the finalist sites to host the Grand Old Party's 2016 convention. Denver was one of eight contestants -- and a short time ago, the Mile HIgh City made the final cut, along with Cleveland, Cincinnati ... More >>

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    November 14, 2013

    Tom Tancredo wants the Republican candidates for governor to sign a civility pledge

    The Colorado Republican Party wants Denver to host the 2016 GOP convention, ideally with a Republican governor in the State Capitol. But to do that, the party will have to do a lot better in next year's election than it did in 2010, when, after a bruising primary, candidate Dan Maes got just over 10 ... More >>

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    September 27, 2013

    "Nixonian hit list" for six most dangerous people to Colorado Republican Party?

    Denver blog posts can get weird sometimes. Big Media's Jason Salzman writes about charges that the head of the Colorado GOP has assembled a list of the six people most dangerous to the state Republican Party -- including Matt Arnold, seen here. The Colorado Independent bids farewell to Todd Helton ... More >>

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    May 20, 2013

    Rockies prove to be Giants killers -- sort of

    Denver blog posts really mean it. Purple Row's Jay Tymkovich thinks the Rockies' series win over the San Francisco Giants makes a statement. Colorado Pols thinks the lack of viable Republican candidates to challenge Governor John Hickenlooper or Senator Mark Udall means the GOP has no bench. Denv ... More >>

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    December 20, 2012

    Tom Tancredo offers his own Colorado Compact on Immigration Fairness

    "Does the GOP have a death wish?" That's what former congressman, former gubernatorial candidate and longtime rabble-rouser Tom Tancredo asks, in the wake of a number of Republicans signing off last week on the Colorado Compact on Immigration. Tancredo, who left the Rrepublican Party to run for gov ... More >>

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    December 10, 2012

    Republican candidates in Boulder and Pueblo pursue recounts, despite wide margins of loss

    The Colorado Secretary of State's office may have certified election results last week, but that doesn't mean the battle is over. At least not from the perspective of Republican candidates in Boulder and Pueblo, who are considering pursuing recounts. While the races there weren't close, supporters a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2012

    Reader: If Republicans had backed Amendment 64, young people still wouldn't have gone GOP

    In an interview last week, former gubernatorial candidate Tom Tancredo argued that true conservatives should have supported Amendment 64 -- but he doubted that more Republican support would have driven many young voters to the GOP. One reader agrees in language that would likely please the ex-Congre ... More >>

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    October 19, 2012

    Strategic Allied Consulting: Could controversial voter firm still have Colorado ties?

    The Colorado GOP last month cut ties with a controversial voter-registration firm accused of fraud. But Nathan Sproul, the consultant behind the firm, Strategic Allied Consulting, has since popped up elsewhere, continuing voter canvassing work across the country. And in Colorado, some Craigslist adv ... More >>

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    August 30, 2012
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    August 30, 2012

    Ryan Call, GOP chairman, on women's issues and Todd Akin: Democrats are desperate

    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 >>

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    August 17, 2012

    Ryan Call, GOP chair, faces improper vote charge from 21-year-old Ron Paul supporter

    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 >>

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    June 21, 2012

    Latino politicians criticize GOP for criticizing Obama on new immigration policy

    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 >>

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    May 24, 2012

    "Big Bitch" policy divides DA candidates George Brauchler, Leslie Hansen

    This week's feature, "Sucker Punch," traces how an assault at a heavy metal concert turned into a habitual criminal prosecution in Arapahoe County, with one of the defendants facing a mountain of time while the other got probation. In the three-way race for district attorney in the 18th Judicial Dis ... More >>

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    May 11, 2012

    Reader: I'm a Ron Paul fan who can't make myself vote for Mitt Romney

    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.

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    February 16, 2012
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    January 6, 2012

    Ryan Call on why Colorado Republican caucuses mean more than ever

    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 >>

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    July 9, 2009
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    July 6, 2009

    Pro-Palin blogger Adam Brickley still in SarahCuda's corner

    Adam Brickley on "The Colbert Report" last year. Alaska governor Sarah Palin's surprise announcement on Friday that she'll be leaving her office eighteen months early because -- well, just because -- distressed many of the GOP faithful. But it didn't upset Adam Brickley, the Colorado blogger credit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2009

    Ryan Frazier throws his hat into the Senate race

    Two-term Aurora city councilman Ryan Frazier has announced that he's formed an exploratory committee for the Colorado 2010 U.S. Senate Race. The development, which Frazier will announce today at a Grand Junction tea party rally, makes the 31-year-old Frazier the first Republican to take official ste ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2008

    Scott McInnis prematurely pisses on GOP's grave

    Scott McInnis. Former Republican Congressman Scott McInnis isn't waiting for the November 4 election to offer a post-mortem on his party's campaign. In an October 28 interview with the Colorado Independent website (an online source that leans leftward), he predicted that GOP senatorial candidate B ... More >>

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    October 20, 2008

    Bob Beauprez re-emerges -- as a pro-Catholic robo-caller for Bob Schaffer

    Bob Beauprez. We haven't heard much from former Congressman Bob Beauprez since the Republican got crushed in the 2006 gubernatorial race won by Democrat Bill Ritter. So imagine my surprise Sunday afternoon when I picked up the phone and there he was. Of course, he was recorded, and of course, he w ... More >>

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    October 17, 2008

    Is the National Republican Senatorial Committee giving up on Bob Schaffer?

    Bob Schaffer. In Wednesday's Rocky Mountain News, Republican senatorial candidate Bob Schaffer insisted that his race against Dem Mark Udall isn't over despite polls showing him trailing his opponent by a gaping fourteen points. But according to The Atlantic's Marc Ambinder, the National Republica ... More >>

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    August 27, 2008
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    August 20, 2008
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    August 12, 2008

    John Andrews' Attack on Rima Sinclair

    Rima Sinclair. Presumably, websites operated under the auspices of daily newspapers subscribe to the same ideals as the printed product. Yet it's hard to imagine that "Jews Slant Media, Candidate Claims," a piece by ex-Colorado Senate president John Andrews published August 10 on the Denver Post's ... More >>

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    May 29, 2008

    A Perfect Match

    Eagle County Republican candidate Muhammad Ali Hasan, who is 27, has had his share of road bumps in his quest for House District 56. The flamboyant founder of Muslims for Bush and son of multimillionaire HMO executive Malik Hasan, Ali had to switch races – he originally coveted a Senate seat – ... More >>

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    April 7, 2008

    Commercial Break

    This is the second week in the federal trial of Cory Voorhis, the immigration agent accused of accessing the National Crime Information Center database and leaking information that wound up used in an anti-Bill Ritter ad back in October 2006, one of two involving Ritter's dealings with illegal immig ... More >>

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    March 13, 2008
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    September 13, 2007

    Republicans Say DNC Will Be a Grand Ol' Party

    Colorado Republican leader Dick Wadhams thinks the 2008 Democratic National Convention will help his party, too.

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    November 29, 2006

    Bush League

    Where Tom Tancredo goes, trouble follows. Restoration Weekend drew a cadre of famous conservatives to South Florida this past weekend -- but the Colorado congressman was the one who grabbed the headlines, after he referred to Miami as a "third-world country." And President Bush has only himself to ... More >>

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    November 8, 2006

    Buried Alive

    Karl Rove's Republican Party got wiped off the map yesterday. But the White House strategist has seen that before. Rove spent his early years in Kokomo, a town founded on the west side of Fremont Pass during the 1881 silver strike; the town boomed again during the glory years of the Climax Molybden ... More >>

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    July 24, 2006

    No Tell Hotel

    What if you gave a protest and no one came? Yesterday, the Colorado Republican Party staged a protest outside the Grand Hyatt Denver on 17th Street to illustrate the "Tug of War" between Democratic factions. "The radical wing of the Democratic Party, led by the likes of Howard Dean and Ted Kennedy, ... More >>

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    June 2, 2006


    The wheels came off Marc Holtzman's campaign for governor late yesterday afternoon, when Colorado Secretary of State Gigi Dennis threw out almost half the signatures Holtzman had submitted in an effort to petition his way onto the GOP primary ballot. But don't rule him out yet. Holtzman, the forme ... More >>

  • News

    May 18, 2006

    Clowns to the Left of Me

    Marc Holtzman's got a feeling that something in the Grand Old Party ain't right.

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    May 16, 2002

    Off Limits

    No-hassle tassels

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    April 16, 1998

    Spin Cycles

    Laundered money, the shadow of big tobacco, and a blubbering court reporter: The wild trial over Colorado's Amendment 15.

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    April 9, 1998

    Life of the Party

    Winning the Governor's Mansion could be a religious experience for the GOP.

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    October 16, 1997

    The Green Candidate

    Armed with deep pockets, Terry Walker mounts a bid for governor.

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    September 4, 1997

    The GOP? In Boulder?

    A mainstream Republican starts what could be a strong run to replace David Skaggs in Congress.

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    July 24, 1997
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    March 20, 1997

    Are You Now, or Have You Ever Been...?

    A party leader's "affiliation" comes under fire in the state GOP chairman's race.

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    January 16, 1997

    Party Crasher

    Back from the abyss, Sam Zakhem campaigns for the forgotten man: himself

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    March 28, 1996

    Ire of Newt

    The Speaker's shadow falls on local Republicans.

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    May 24, 1995
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    October 12, 1994



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    August 3, 1994
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