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Koch family feud finds common ground in funding for Tipton

Billionaire industrialists Charles and David Koch don't often see eye to eye with youngest brother Bill. On at least two things, though, they share common ground: A love for Colorado and an eagerness to fund Rep. Scott Tipton's campaigns.

Pace to seek CD3 seat in 2012

State House Minority Leader Sal Pace, D-Pueblo, filed his paperwork today to run for U.S. Congress in Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District in 2012. That seat is currently held by Republican Scott Tipton, who ousted Democrat John Salazar last year. Pace worked as district director for Salazar and was first elected to the State Legislature in 2008. He was named Minority Leader this year after the GOP regained control of the State House in 2010.

Tea Party-wave freshman Tipton hits politics-as-usual ethics bump

Third District Colorado Congressman Scott Tipton unseated Democrat John Salazar in last year's Tea Party-fueled Republican wave election, where voters sought to shake up business-as-usual in Washington. The brother of Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, John Salazar is a long-time government employee who served in the state House before heading to Washington for three terms. He was a ripe target in 2010. Tipton was no political innocent, however, and now just months into his term he has admitted to the House Ethics Committee that his daughter has been using his office to promote the tele-townhall company where she’s employed.

John Salazar tells a funny story about one very awkward lunch...

Agriculture Commissioner John Salazar regales Water Congress members with a story about what happens when a Colorado farm boy is invited to lunch at the White House.

Salazar named commisioner of agriculture, King to continue at DNR

Governor-elect John Hickenlooper announced today U.S. Rep. John Salazar will be Commissioner of Agriculture. Hickenlooper made several other appointments today, including naming current agriculture commissioner John Stulp a special advisor on water. Dr. Chris Urbina was named executive director of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. Hickenlooper also said Mike King will remain director of the Department of Natural Resources.

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...

Wilderness backers cite local support; hopeful Congress will back plans

Proponents of expanding wilderness protections on public lands in the heart of Colorado’s Rocky Mountains have been buoyed by local support and remain hopeful they’ll see passage of at least one new wilderness bill despite the changing congressional landscape.

Salazar may run against Tipton again in 2012

Speaking at a luncheon Sunday in Alamosa, lame-duck Third District Congressman John Salazar said he is already considering running to get his seat back in 2012. Salazar served three terms before losing this year to Scott Tipton by 4 percentage points.

‘Obamacare’ not the cause of Colorado rate hikes

In the wake of the contentious health care reform legislative battle waged in the media and on the political stump most of last year and this year, health insurance premiums are rising in Colorado. State Insurance Commissioner Marcy Morrison has been fielding phone calls from angry consumers and wants to be clear: Insurance companies are hiking rates just as they have been doing consistently for years and not because of "Obamacare."

Salazar couldn’t fend off Tipton — even with ‘no’ votes on...

U.S. Rep. John Salazar, a Blue Dog Democrat in Colorado's sprawling and largely rural 3rd Congressional District who conceded to Republican Scott Tipton earlier...
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