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Colorado educators, lawmakers split on education secretary nominee Betsy DeVos

Colorado’s senior U.S. senator, Democrat Michael Bennet, is getting an earful from Colorado education advocates and lawmakers about Betsy DeVos. Bennet sits on the Senate...

Perlmutter barely edging Romanoff in Senate support on Facebook

Rep. Ed Perlmutter is winning the race to fill the Senate vacancy opened by Sen. Ken Salazar's move to secretary of Interior, at least on the social-networking site Facebook. A group supporting Perlmutter — When I say Senator, you say PERLMUTTER! — counts 186 members at noon Monday, slightly ahead of another group backing outgoing House Speaker Andrew Romanoff, ** Andrew Romanoff ** for Senate 08, which had 181 members at the same time.

DeGette, Fitz-Gerald and Miles insist they’re viable Senate candidates, too

In separate news accounts Thursday, three prominent Colorado Democrats decried a rush to anoint the state's next senator from among a handful of contenders, who all happen to be men who already hold elected office. Gov. Bill Ritter will appoint a replacement for fellow Democratic Sen. Ken Salazar, who was nominated earlier this week to serve as secretary of the Interior.