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Environmental group rejoices over Musgrave loss

The environmental political activist group Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund, which spent $1.6 million in the 4th Congressional District against Republican Rep. Marilyn Musgrave, is celebrating the victory of Democrat Betsy Markey today.

Energy-backed front groups turn up the heat in Garfield County

Two Democrats running for county commissioner in Garfield County have accused conservative front groups with energy-industry backing of reaching new lows with deceptive attack ads and mailers, including one made to look like a legitimate newspaper.

Results of lawsuits in CD4 delayed until after election

In what could be good news for at least one of the candidates in Colorado's 4th Congressional District, the results of dueling lawsuits filed by both campaigns against the other for lying in their TV spots will not come out until after Nov. 4, according to a story in Wednesday's Loveland Reporter-Herald. "I’ve tried to not let the election date be a determining factor," 8th Judicial District Attorney Larry Abrahamson said of the timing.

Defenders of Wildlife called out by GOP for attack ads

After spending more than $1.5 million this election cycle to unseat Republican Rep. Marilyn Musgrave as as well other ad campaigns against Alaska governor and vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, a group of GOP senators said The Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund (DOW) is abusing its tax-exempt status as a nonprofit.

Obama map tracks ‘under the radar’ attacks in Colorado

Taking a cue from Talking Points Memo, the Obama campaign put up an interactive map on Friday to track "some of the most toxic attacks" from the McCain campaign in the form of robocalls and printed material in Colorado and other battleground states.

Markey’s October fund raising kicks into high gear

Democrat Betsy Markey outraised her Republican opponent, Rep. Marilyn Musgrave, by a 2-1 margin during the first two weeks of October, according to campaign finance filings both campaigns filed with the FEC on Thursday. Markey, a Fort Collins resident, raised an average of $25,546 per day between Oct. 1 and Oct. 15, far outpacing Musgrave, who collected $10,001 per day during the same period. Both women are hoping to represent the 4th Congressional District in Colorado next year.

DSCC: Udall doesn’t need ad help to defeat Schaffer

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC), citing Democrat Mark Udall's "commanding position to win this race," plans to pull its spending in the Colorado Senate contest and focus on more competitive races that could secure a filibuster-proof majority, The Denver Post reported Wednesday afternoon.

American Future Fund attack on Udall doesn’t add up

The Des Moines-based conservative non-profit American Future Fund is once again being called to task for an ad that seems to be playing fast and loose with the truth.

‘Stop Obama’ bus tour rallies conservatives, drives attack ads

The "Stop Obama" bus — call it the Trash Talk Express — rolled through Colorado on Sunday, on its two-week tour through battleground states...

Salazar on new Musgrave attack ad: ‘It makes me want to...

For people who just can't get enough of negative politicking, the 4th Congressional District is the gift that just keeps giving this year.
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