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Latino Republican anti-bigotry campaign draws angry Colorado GOP response

As the nation's political class wrestles with the violence in Arizona that killed and injured more than twenty people and landed Rep. Gabrielle Giffords in the hospital with a bullet through the brain, leading national Latino conservative organization Somos Republicans is spotlighting the harsh backlash it drew from members of the Colorado GOP to a campaign it launched last week lauding former state Republican Muhammad Ali Hasan for speaking out about growing bigotry in the party.

Government watchdog group Ethics Watch ranks top Colorado scandals of 2010

Nonprofit watchdog group Colorado Ethics Watch on Tuesday brought out a list reviewing five of the most glaring high-profile breaches of public trust in Colorado in 2010. Ethics Watch is often described (or dismissed) as "left-leaning," and it's true that its list this year spotlights the actions of four well-known Republican political figures. But it's also true that the names of three of the four men included on the list-- Doug Bruce, Dan Maes and Scott McInnis-- now mostly induce chortles and head shaking on the left and right in political circles across the nation. "We were trying to pick [instances] where there was no redeeming side. These were cases where there was no way to give a positive spin," Director Luis Toro told the Colorado Independent.

Top campaign stories of 2010–You had to see it to believe...

This was a year of surprises in Colorado politics, from the announcement that Governor Ritter would not seek re-election to the paper-thin victory of...

Crazy Colorado election exchanges feed Hotline’s annual quote list

It will come as no surprise to local politics watchers that National Journal Hotline writers Wednesday turned up quotes from Colorado's wacky midterm election campaigns to complete a list of the top political quotes of the year. U.S. Senate candidates Michael Bennet, Ken Buck and Andrew Romanoff made the list. So did gubernatorial candidates Dan Maes and Tom Tancredo. Of course they did!

In lengthy Statesman interview, Wadhams fends off critics, weighs future

The Colorado Statesman this week published a massive interview with Colorado GOP Chair Dick Wadhams. The reading is good but, for the most part,...

Taking a page from Palin, a sassy grammatically challenged Maes shoots...

Former Colorado gubernatorial candidate Dan Maes, who was in it to win it, is still around. He posted a long and rambling Facebook essay...

Palin and Tancredo mocked by Washington Post columnist

Michael Gerson, in his column today in The Washington Post called out former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin for endorsing such candidates as Christine O'Donnell...

Noonan: Palin is a nincompoop (and so is Dan Maes)

Ronald Reagan speech writer and Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan lit up the blogosphere Friday with an election postmortem in which she called...

Personhood initiative only slightly more popular with Denver voters than space-alien...

Politics fanatics at lefty blogsite Colorado Pols running numbers in the wake of the election note that nearly as many Denver County residents voted...

Democrats still have plenty to celebrate in Colorado

With the rest of the country drowning in a red bloodbath on Tuesday that turned over the U.S. House to Republicans and drastically cut into the Democratic Senate majority, Colorado was still feeling somewhat blue – if not slightly purple around the gills.
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