In the Lens: Colorado Democrats

Photobucket - Video and Image HostingThe Colorado Democratic Party had its re-organization meeting in Denver last Saturday and Colorado Confidential was there with camera in hand.

It was a full house at the re-org held at the Adams Mark in downtown Denver. The facilities were very accommodating to the large crowd of Democrats.Photobucket - Video and Image HostingTwo Kens met in the hallway, Senator Ken Salazar (left) and Steamboat Town Councilman, Ken Brenner. Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

Caught another Salazar there, too–older brother and one of the few working farmers in Congress, John Salazar.

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People casually stopped to chat with Governor Bill Ritter, who has been a familiar face at Democratic events for years.

Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting House Speaker Nancy Pelosi referred to Congresswoman Diana DeGette as the “Dean of the Colorado delegation.” Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

Any Democratic Central Committee person hoping to hear an official announcement from Congressman Mark Udall about the 2008 US Senate race was disappointed–this time. Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

Congressman Ed Perlmutter took time to grip and grin. Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

State Senator Gail Schwartz (left) and State Senate President Joan Fitz-gerald shared a smile.

Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting Newly re-elected chair of the Colorado Democratic Party, Pat Waak, greeted the Mesa County Democratic delegation. From left to right, former Mesa chair, Skip Mottram, Mesa County’s new chair, Mary Beth Pyle, Pat Waak and Linda Reeves.

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(Photo to the right) Jared Polis and State Treasurer, Cary Kennedy traded jokes.

(Left to right) Latino Initiative chair, Rachel Olivarez-Sellers, James Bowen from Lincoln Co. and CDP secretary, Carolyn Bollar posed for the camera. (Photo below)Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting (Left to right) Mark Ferrandino, treasurer of the CDP, Ed Casso Sr (a very proud father of statesman Ed Casso Jr) and CDP former 1st vice chair, Julia Hicks enjoyed the festivities.

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