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GOP 527 sued over illegal fliers targets Northwest Colorado races

Senate Majority Fund, a controversial 527 political committee being sued by Colorado Ethics Watch for alleged campaign violations, is raising some eyebrows in and around Steamboat Springs with a wave of fliers weighing in on the state Senate District 8 race.

State Senate candidate pulls signs from delinquent taxpayer’s property along I-70

Sunday drivers out soaking up mountain views along Interstate 70 will have a few less political signs to mar their vistas after someone stole two massive McCain-Palin signs near the Avon Wal-Mart Supercenter and Democrat Ken Brenner pulled his voluntarily from the same property.

Senate race sparks Western Slope energy debates

In many ways, the race for state Senate District 8 in Northwest Colorado is emblematic of the intense conflict between the state’s resurgent mining and energy industries and the long-dominant tourism and outdoor recreation economy that boomed after the last mining bust.

The petroleum pledge: Western Skies backers sign onto ‘energy action plan’

Rep. Frank McNulty is one of a trio of GOP state lawmakers thought to be behind the Western Skies Coalition — a Virginia corporation raising oil and gas money to target key state senate races. In an interview with Colorado Independent, McNulty (R-Highlands Ranch) declined to discuss the group's funding sources Tuesday, but he did acknowledge signing its “Energy Leadership Action Plan” pledge.

Sources say Penry behind Western Skies’ bid for Colorado GOP Senate...

The Western Skies Coalition, a conservative Virginia corporation with an office in Littleton, is allegedly being used by state Sen. Josh Penry (R-Fruita) to raise funds from oil and gas companies in a bid target several key Colorado state Senate races and win back a Republican majority in 2010, according to several sources.

Senate 8 Race Headed Into Extra Innings

The northwest State Senate 8 race may have primaries in both the Republican and Democratic Parties. As of today, Rep. Al White (R-57) will...

Hush, Hush & On the QT: Race Revs Up in SD8

We are more than a year away from the 2008 election and the State Senate 8th race in northwest Colorado is already grabbing the...