Politics

The Curse of Coors

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The late Joe Coors was a member of Ronald Reagan's kitchen cabinet. Joe's son, Peter Coors, was the Colorado Republican Party's candidate for U.S. Senate in 2004. And Joe's grandson, 28-year-old Jonathan Coors, an exec with CoorsTek, is leading the charge (and pouring in the cash) for the right-to-work initiative headed for the state ballot in November.

So no way the Democrats could hold their biggest event ever at Coors Field. But at least they know that they've got the Republicans trumped: John McCain can't move his speech to the football stadium in the Twin Cities -- because it's the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome. Recreate '68! -- Patricia Calhoun

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Patricia Calhoun co-founded Westword in 1977; she’s been the editor ever since. She’s a regular on the weekly CPT12 roundtable Colorado Inside Out, played a real journalist in John Sayles’s Silver City, once interviewed President Bill Clinton while wearing flip-flops, and has been honored with numerous national awards for her columns and feature-writing.
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