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Tag Archives: Federico Pena

Colorado’s Latino voters could be key in run to the White House

Colorado’s Latino voters could be key in run to the White House

In Colorado and a handful of other swing states, the Hispanic vote is expected to be a key factor in this year's presidential election. As Republican campaign rhetoric around immigration has continued to turn off many Latino voters, some GOP...

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March 19, 2012 Center Well, Immigration, Politics, Top Stories
Bennet, Pena named co-chairs of Obama campaign

Bennet, Pena named co-chairs of Obama campaign

The Obama campaign announced today that Colorado Senator Michael Bennet and former Denver Mayor and Transportation Secretary Federico Pena have been named national co-chairs, along with 33 other people. ...

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February 22, 2012 Center Well, Politics

VIDEO: Obama comes to Colorado to stump for jobs

Speaking at Denver's Lincoln High School Tuesday, President Obama said that if Congress passed his jobs bill it would put thousands of Coloradans back to work. See his speech below....

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September 28, 2011 Center Well, Education, Politics, State Budget

VIDEO: Mayors race getting uglier by the day

The contest between Chris Romer and Michael Hancock for mayor of Denver is getting to the point where Tom Tancredo may need to step in and mediate....

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May 19, 2011 Center Well, Politics

Undocumented students lose in-state tuition vote, but new bill may rise from the ashes

Colorado's ASSET bill died in committee Monday as every Republican, including Robert Ramirez, voted no. Ramirez said he will work with Democrats to bring a bill next year that is more acceptable to conservatives....

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April 26, 2011 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Education, Immigration, Politics, State Budget
Wellington Webb endorses Hancock for Denver mayor

Wellington Webb endorses Hancock for Denver mayor

Former Denver Mayor Wellington Webb and his wife, former state Rep. Wilma Webb, announced their endorsement Thursday of Michael Hancock for mayor in the upcoming election. ...

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March 25, 2011 Politics, Top Stories
Salazar watched State of the Union speech from the White House

Salazar watched State of the Union speech from the White House

Last night, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar drew the short straw so to speak, and watched the State of the Union speech from the White House. The tradition of having a cabinet member or other high-ranking government official miss the speech...

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January 26, 2011 Marijuana, Politics, Top Stories
Bennet, Hickenlooper, Udall, Pena rally the troops Sunday

Bennet, Hickenlooper, Udall, Pena rally the troops Sunday

The big guns were out in force for the Democrats Sunday at a get out the vote rally near Colfax and Kipling in Lakewood. Both […]...

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November 1, 2010 Blog, Politics
Peña: ‘I do not wish to be considered’ for U.S. Senate appointment

Peña: ‘I do not wish to be considered’ for U.S. Senate appointment

Former Denver Mayor and Clinton-era Cabinet official Federico Peña on Saturday narrowed the field of possible candidates to replace Sen. Ken Salazar when the Denver Democrat issued a statement withdrawing his name from consideration. Peña hadn't actively sought the appointment,...

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December 20, 2008 Blog, Politics
Who will wear the hat? Sizing up the possible replacements for Salazar

Who will wear the hat? Sizing up the possible replacements for Salazar

Tuesday morning, at least a dozen Democrats looked in the mirror and saw the next U.S. senator from Colorado. Trouble is, all but one of them were seeing things. With the announcement the state's senior senator is President-elect Barack Obama's pick...

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December 18, 2008 Center Well, Politics, Top Stories

ELECTIONS 2014

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Udall talks Not My Boss’s Business Act

DENVER — Senator Mark Udall joined women’s health advocates today to discuss his newest bill, which would effectively overturn the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision […]

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THE BLOGS

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Fladen: Modest proposal for kids at border

  The main objection to the kids at the border is that they create a burden on society if we let them in.  So if […]

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EVENTS

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‘It ain’t Latin’: A news-stained poetry happening

Where are poetry and journalism coming together today? Right here at the Colorado Independent and live in Denver, July 26 at the Lighthouse Writers Workshop.

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