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Friday Fact: Steve Laffey is running for something

First, he filed to run for Colorado’s Republican U.S. Senate nomination in January 2013. Four months later, he filed to run for the GOP gubernatorial...

Ferrandino calls out Gardner on foreclosure legislation claims

State Rep. Mark Ferrandino, D-Denver, is questioning whether state Rep. Cory Gardner, R-Yuma, is telling the whole story when it comes to his support of foreclosure legislation.

Gardner trying mightily to tie Markey to Obama on job losses

Employment numbers are down in the 4th Congressional District, but not as far down as the rest of the state or the country, according...

Gardner to soak up funds at event hosted by BP lobbyist

If he’s as “spineless” as Cory Gardner’s race-baiting critics say he is, it’s probably really hard to say no to oil and gas money...

Despite Gardner’s gloomy forecast, cleaner gas extraction picking up

One of the most strident critics of last spring’s oil and gas drilling regulations was state Rep. Cory Gardner, R-Yuma, who fought to the bitter end to kill or at least neuter the new regulations. He claimed that in pushing through the regs, Gov. Bill Ritter was "killing the goose that laid the golden egg" in Colorado and driving away jobs. Supporters of new regulations disagreed. Now Houston-based Anadarko Petroleum Corp. has effectively weighed in by announcing its plans to erect new rigs and drill hundreds of new wells in the state's Fourth District-- that is, across the exact counties where Gardner is stumping to replace Democrat U.S. Rep. Betsy Markey in Washington.

Markey health reform ‘teletownhall’ draws thousands

The telephone town hall on federal health reform legislation held by U.S. Rep. Betsy Markey, a Fort Collins Democrat, last night drew more than 10,000 participants, despite an early access glitch. Callers to the swing district representative asked serious questions and voiced opinions for and against the controversial Democratic plan presently being weighed in Washington. The call saw none of the shouting flare ups that have marked similar events held around the country this past month.

Markey, Perlmutter set telephone town halls on health care reform Monday

Democratic U.S. Reps. Ed Perlmutter and Betsy Markey will be holding telephone town halls to talk with constituents about health care reform Monday night....

Musgrave thanks, blesses Coloradans 36 days after thumping CD 4 defeat

The Musgrave Concession Watch is still ticking, but Republican Marilyn Musgrave, the outgoing 4th Congressional District congresswoman, emerged Wednesday to thank "volunteers, staff and voters" who supported her during three terms in Congress in a guest commentary published by The Denver Post. Pondering what might have happened "if I had backed away from protecting the unborn, or traditional marriage, or if I had supported massive government spending increases," Musgrave concludes she did right by bucking her party once in awhile, or at least sticking by her principles, and vows that voters haven't heard the last from her.

Worries, fear and anger consume Colorado’s 4th CD

LOVELAND - When Democrat Betsy Markey booked a town hall meeting in Loveland Wednesday to talk about the economic bailout, er, rescue plan, she probably expected to say more than the couple of sentences she was able to squeeze in, between a barrage of questions and comments from a group of about 50 people talking about the worries, fear and anger they have over America's troubled economy and the credit crisis that caused it.

Musgrave files complaint with DA against Markey

In a negative race that just won't quit, Rep. Marilyn Musgrave filed a complaint with the Larimer County District Attorney last week alleging her Democratic opponent Betsy Markey knowingly made false statements about her in a recent television advertisement. In Musgrave's complaint, the three-term Republican from Fort Morgan said Markey's recent television ad that claimed Musgrave made votes to allow lobbyists to "wine and dine" her and sponsored legislation to reduce capital gains taxes on precious metals which would have directly benefited her Musgrave's husband Steve.