"I fired a manager after he said to me, 'Do something crazy and it'll get on YouTube and your career will take off!'" comedian Christopher Titus told me in an interview this summer. "I looked at him and was like, 'Really, that's your plan? Really?'" While Titus may be cynical about creating a phony ... More >>
Denver blog posts have it goin' on. Colorado Pols thinks the Obama campaign's latest hit on Mitt Romney is reminiscent of the strategy Michael Bennet used to top Ken Buck in the 2010 U.S. Senate race. Mile High Report's Scotty Payne on the Broncos' depth chart. At Mile High Mamas, Erin Udell reve ... More >>
There must be days when Ken Salazar wished he'd stayed in the U.S. Senate, rather than joining the Obama administration as Secretary of the Interior. There must be entire months like that. March, for example, when Mitt Romney called for Salazar to be fired.
Mike Rosen.Update below: This week, a tipster informed yours truly (and Colorado Pols) that KOA talk show host Mike Rosen had basically copied a 2008 column he wrote for the Rocky Mountain News and republished it in December as a Denver Post piece. Rather than simply running side-by-side exce ... More >>
John Elway.The playbook in which John Elway makes a run for Colorado governor may not be mythical. That's according to one person who commented on yesterday's "John Elways for Governor?" post. The claim: a polling firm actually asked about that possibility a few weeks ago.
Ken Buck.In late August 2009, Jane Norton had not yet entered the U.S. Senate race -- although her anointment by Republic Party powers was imminent. Former Congressman Bob Beauprez had just announced that he'd decided against a run. That seemed to leave just Aurora City Councilman Ryan Frazie ... More >>
The August 10 primary ballot promises to be a wild one, what with contested races for both the Republican and Democratic U.S. Senate nomination, as well as a GOP face-off for governor and other legislative competitions. But if you're not yet registered to vote, in order to participate in the ... More >>
On Sunday, Washington Post writer Dana Milbank weighed in on his "prickly" former editor at the Yale Daily News: one Andrew Romanoff. Romanoff, who's challenging incumbent Michael Bennet for the Democratic nomination for the U.S. Senate, may have left journalism behind, but he still knows h ... More >>
One endorsement for Ken Buck, none for Jane Norton.Republican senatorial hopefuls Ken Buck and Jane Norton spent much of last week dishing about wannabe veep Sarah Palin, who was said to be planning a Norton endorsement during her Magness Arena appearance in Denver on Saturday. Problem is, th ... More >>
"Running seemed like a good idea at the time..."Update, 10:42 a.m.: The Denver Post is reporting that Andrew Romanoff is announcing that he plans to stay in the race for U.S. Senate, not drop out, as has been rumored. Consider that in light of our original item below: Just past noon today, s ... More >>
As she kicked off her campaign as a Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate yesterday, former Lieutenant Governor Jane Norton promised to stand up to the "big spenders in both parties." But big spenders in the Republican Party have certainly stood up for Jane Norton before. In fact, they he ... More >>
Andrew Romanoff hopes to be house hunting in the near future.As we pointed out in a blog last Thursday, former Colorado Speaker of the House Andrew Romanoff is on the cusp of announcing a challenge to Senate appointee Michael Bennet. To that end, he's made one minor alteration at AndrewRomano ... More >>
Ethan Axelrod.Back in June, we told you that the Huffington Post would be opening a branch in Denver, to follow offices in New York City and Chicago. Then, in July, we confirmed that Ethan Axelrod, a former Colorado College student who just happens to be the son of big shot Obama advisor Davi ... More >>
The 2010 election is still more than thirteen months away, but the race for the U.S. Senate season occupied (for the past eight months) by Michael Bennet really starts this week. On Tuesday, former Lieutenant Governor Jane Norton will formally announce her bid for the Republican nomination ... More >>
Jane Norton.Last month, the National Republican Senatorial Committee registered a couple of domain names on behalf of former Colorado Lieutenant Governor Jane Norton -- and today, Norton's using one of them, JaneNortonForColorado.com. Up-front: A news item that declares, "Jane Norton official ... More >>
Did you miss this weekend's Cinco de Mayo festivities in Civic Center Park? You can still get a taste of them by picking up a bottle of Coyote Gold Premium Margarita -- the margarita that former U.S. Senate candidate Bob Schaffer's wife, Maureen, is marketing along with her Fort Collins business par ... More >>
Press releases yesterday announcing Weld County District Attorney Ken Buck's entry into the 2010 race for the U.S. Senate listed Jack Stansbery, who fronted Republican presidential candidate John McCain's Colorado campaign, as a contact person. However, the person sending out the e-mail may actually ... More >>
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 >>
A few loose ends from last year are now neatly tied up. New Secretary of State, check: Bernie Buescher will be sworn in at 3 p.m. Wednesday (so long as the Colorado Senate confirms the appointment). New Senator, check. Governor Bill Ritter is currently touring the state with Michael Bennet, his choi ... More >>
Now that Michael Bennet has been named to take over for Ken Salazar in the U.S. Senate (no cowboy hat required), Colorado pols can get back to the business of running the state (at least until it's time to start running for whatever seat may be in play in 2010). Today, the Denver Board of Educ ... More >>
How will the election turn out? The Post is 68 percent sure. The folks at the Denver Post must have some incredible sources. On Saturday night, November 1, a reader visiting the paper's election-data site, DenverElections.com, discovered that partial results in a slew of races had already been pub ... More >>
Carl Bernstein's new book gets inside Hillary Clinton.
On May 21, Internet millionaire turned Democratic Party insider Jared Polis formally declared his intention to run for the second Congressional district seat currently held by Mark Udall, a declared candidate for the U.S. Senate. (Polis' website can be accessed here.) By doing so, he's opening himse ... More >>
Are You Positive?
The Legislative Councilís ballot-analysis booklet has inspired so many fights, it should be called the black-and-blue book. Hereís our cure.
Walk softly and carry a big shtick
Colorado's Senate wannabes vote from the heart and gut.
From the week of October 24, 2002
2001? What 2001?
Last session legislators gambled on a new program that lobbyists claimed would make Colorado's roads safer. Don't bet on it.
Back from the abyss, Sam Zakhem campaigns for the forgotten man: himself
The story of Gale Norton's last-minute return of campaign contributions from Lloyd's of London investors.