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In wake of Brown victory, Colorado GOP-Tea Party tango draws national...

In the wake of Scott Brown's stunning U.S. Senate victory in Massachusetts, the New York Times this weekend sought to measure the evolving relationship between the mainstream GOP and the fired-up anti-establishment Tea Party movement, largely by recounting events that have taken place in Colorado over the past year. Kate Zernike builds her story around the rocky ride GOP candidates Scott McInnis and Jane Norton have endured as they have "strained to ride the Tea Party tiger," as the headline to the story puts it. Not included in the Times report is the latest chapters in the story, which unfolded on the floor of the state Senate and in the Colorado blogoshere this week.

Norton’s growing list of lobbyist-donors draws more fire

DENVER — ProgressNow Colorado founder and CEO Michael Huttner today in the Capitol presented a list of high-powered Washington, D.C., lobbyists who have donated to U.S. Senate candidate Jane Norton since she launched her campaign last month. Combing through Norton's latest finance disclosure forms, Huttner's progressive activist organization found eleven top national lobbyists among her donors, many of them the source of ethics scandals and the targets of investigation.