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J Paul Brown is new GOP ‘moderate’ running for 59th House...

J Paul Brown is a rancher in far south-eastern Colorado and the Republican Candidate for the 59th District of the Colorado House, the seat...

New state senator Whitehead don’t need no stinking press secretary

His name is Bruce Whitehead. He has been a civil servant in the Colorado Water Resources Division for 25 years. He declared himself a...

Isgar creates Senate vacancy with appointment to USDA rural post

Term-limited state Sen. Jim Isgar won appointment as the U.S. Department of Agriculture state director of rural development, Mile High Politics first reported Tuesday morning. The Hesperus Democrat, whose Senate District 6 covers eight counties in the southwest corner of Colorado, plans to step down in about three weeks, he told Jeremy Pelzer, creating the need for a vacancy committee to fill the final year of his term.

Republican Roberts announces bid for term-limited Isgar’s state senate seat

State Rep. Ellen Roberts, a Durango Republican, announced she'll run for the sprawling southwest Colorado Senate seat held by term-limited Democrat Jim Isgar, the Durango Herald reports.

More vacancy committees slated for off-session legislative hopefuls

Michael Johnston's win in the SD 33 vacancy committee election Monday night is just one of a handful of district party gatherings expected within the next few weeks to choose successors for state lawmakers departing for greener pastures.

Speaker Carroll notifies Facebook friends he won’t seek Groff’s seat

Laying to rest speculation he might ditch control of the Colorado House of Representatives to make a bid for a state Senate vacancy, House Speaker Terrance Carroll spelled out his intentions this weekend on his Facebook page:
Terrance Carroll says lots of folks have been asking if I will seek Peter Groff's soon to be vacant state senate seat. The answer is no. I like being Speaker of the House.

Wall Street bailout pinch on Farm Bill could sway rural voters...

How small town voters will go for one of two city-slicker presidential candidates may turn not to values or who looks most convincing in a Stetson hat but assurances that rural economic concerns will be among the next administration's tight budget priorities following the massive financial sector bailout by the government last week.

On the Road with Gov. Ritter, Part II

Note: Road construction and a torrential downpour from a weather front moving in didn't deter the Gov. Ritter caravan from arriving on time in...