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Rove greeted by right-wing protesters in Colorado Springs

Former President George W. Bush's chief of staff and senior adviser Karl Rove was greeted by right-wing protesters Wednesday evening at the annual Lincoln Dinner in Colorado Springs, a fundraiser for the El Paso County Republican Party.

Hochul edging toward win in New York special election

Democrat Kathy Hochul is reportedly streaming ahead of Republican Jane Corwin in the Buffalo-area special election that has been marked out as a first test of the controversial GOP congressional budget plan crafted by Paul Ryan that seeks to "save" Medicare by turning it into a voucher system. Hochul hammered on the Ryan Medicare plan and Corwin defended it mostly by backing away from it.

Bennet wins

With thousands of votes still to be tallied, Michael Bennet has won the first political campaign of his life -- and it was a political battle for the history books. He beat back a serious Democratic Party primary challenge and emerged victorious in the general election this morning over conservative Weld County DA Ken Buck in the post-Citizens United, anti-incumbent, anti-Democratic year of the Tea Party. Barring a dramatic recount turnaround, Bennet is headed back for a full term to the U.S. Senate, a lawmaking body he frustratedly described earlier this year as a sort of purgatory where nothing happens despite the grave problems facing the nation.

Lefty nest Aspen increasingly infiltrated by GOP operatives

ASPEN -- Aspen isn't just a haven for liberals. Conservatives network, plot and stuff their war chests here too. A few recent A-list functions, at least two of them deeply shrouded in secrecy, underscore Aspen's importance to the Grand Old Party and the conservative ideologues who pull its purse strings.

League of Conservation Voters mocks Buck with phony Facebook Page

The League of Conservation Voters released a new web video today mocking Republican Colorado Senate candidate Ken Buck’s statements on climate change. In the...

Slate blogger Weigel taking the temperature in Colorado

Dave Weigel-- Slate blogger, original Tea Party analyst, champion tweeter, former Journolist contributor and onetime American Independent News Network colleague-- landed in Colorado...

In campaign hinged on deficit spending, Buck supports all Bush tax...

In swing-state Colorado, as elsewhere across the nation, the size of the budget deficit and government spending have dominated 2010 election campaign rhetoric. The race in Colorado for U.S. Senate between Democratic Senator Michael Bennet and Weld County Republican D.A. Ken Buck has been so far shaped by Buck accusations that Bennet is a big-time tax and spender.

Time profiles independent expenditure groups pouring money into US elections

Time’s Michael Crowley has published a good overview of the current independent expenditure landscape heading into midterm elections. It covers mostly trodden ground, but...

Rove groups run anti-Bennet ad in Denver, Colorado Springs

Correction: This article has been amended to reflect that Karl Rove and Ed Gillespie formed, and continue to have ties to, American Crossroads GPS....

‘Shadow GOP’ hiding in plain sight

Holly Bailey adds detail today to the picture coming into focus about a "shadow GOP", which she says is centered on the 12th floor...
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