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For Dems, Tom Tancredo is the new Dan Maes

The ads transparently attack Tancredo and main GOP primary rival, Bob Beauprez, in ways meant to play on the sentiments of activist Republican voters. There's rich irony at the heart of the strategy.

Fracking Protesters Follow Hickenlooper to Aspen

ASPEN-- This tony resort town, set high above the heavily plied natural-gas fields of the Colorado Front Range, was the unlikely scene on Saturday of the latest clash in the running battle in the state over the controversial natural-gas-extraction method known as fracking. More than 100 anti-fracking protesters gathered outside the Democratic Governors Association meeting held here, waving signs, shouting slogans and staging street-theater scenes in an attempt to draw the attention of Governor John Hickenlooper and the other "important state leaders and presidential hopefuls" in attendance.

Hickenlooper can throw one hell of a party

Last night the Mayor returned to his old haunt the Wynkoop Brewery to throw a huge Convention bash featuring local band and rising national sensation the Flobots. While the crowd might have been a little, well, old for the hip-hop beats, the event drew a broad range of Colorado politicos, including Pueblo sensations Ken Lane and Sal Pace, former CO Dem Party Chair Chris Gates, former CO first lady for Dottie Lamm (the first candidate I ever worked for) and her daughter Heather, Host Committee COO Paul Lhevine, and a whole host of others that I’m just not important enough to know personally.

Read more of Jeff's commentaries: • Protesters police and bigots invade dncThanks for turning my city into a fortress'Saturday Night Fever' at the DNC • C-SPAN tricks its rideI love me some Police State’n, yeah!