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News Nuggets, 14 Augut 2009: Penry’s Karl Rove

Dug up fresh, daily. MINI KARL: Senate Minority Leader and gubernatorial candidate Josh Penry has pitched himself as a new kind of Republican, one seeking...

Schaffer, Udall Senate race a study in partisan contrasts

Former Congressman Bob Schaffer, the son of public school educators, has run for state or federal office almost continuously since 1989. Congressman Mark Udall, the son of a congressman, spent his 20s climbing the world’s highest peaks and working for Colorado Outward Bound before entering politics in 1996.

Ad hammers Schaffer over Abramoff ties, sweatshop ‘investigation’

A campaign finance watchdog group unleashed a brutal attack on Republican Senate candidate Bob Schaffer on Tuesday, charging the former congressman with defending sweatshop operators at the behest of lobbyist Jack Abramoff in an ad set to air on Denver television stations. Campaign Money Watch also called on Schaffer to provide evidence for repeated claims he caused a sweatshop to shut down after his junket to the U.S. protectorate in the South Pacific.

Site sews up Schaffer connections to Abramoff

As reported by the Rocky Mountain News today, ProgressNow Action unveiled a new website within minutes of Jack Abramoff’s sentencing that shows clear links between the disgraced lobbyist and Colorado Senate candidate Bob Schaffer. The site, SchafferScandals.com, has an inviting front page with neat sound effects, like the sound of gunshots for Shaffer’s war profiteering and sewing machines (operated by small children, I’m sure) for information about the Marianas.

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Colorado candidates join Obama, reject special interest dough

Political Action Committees, which typically represent labor or business concerns, have long shoveled money toward candidates. But in the past two years since Washington lobbyist Jack Abramoff plead guilty to bribery charges, PACs and other interest groups have fallen out of favor with some politicians who want to maintain a squeaky clean image.

Slip-ups mar Bob Schaffer

It’s hard to imagine a worse kickoff to a political campaign. For Republican Bob Schaffer, formerly the self-described “Conservative Colorado Congressman” who currently is...

Slip-ups mar Bob Schaffer

It’s hard to imagine a worse kickoff to a political campaign. For Republican Bob Schaffer, formerly the self-described “Conservative Colorado Congressman” who currently is...

Schaffer’s Ties to Mariana Sweatshop Scandal Heads North to Alaska

There's an old saying that goes, "all politics are local." This quip even spans the 4,307 miles between Denver and Anchorage. In an investigative...

Bob Schaffer’s Excellent Mariana Advernture

"Jack Abramoff is now in prison and Tom DeLay has resigned in disgrace. Very few people would defend the status quo in the U.S....

Yes on Amendment 41? Abramoff Made Me Do It

COMMENTARY If some opponents of Amendment 41 are to be believed, 93,888 Colorado voters entered their polling places on Nov. 7, 2006, to the strains...