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Colorado Tea Party candidate forums stoke GOP anti-government rhetoric

Republican candidates for Colorado's top offices have been spurred at Tea Party primary-election events to take strong anti-government positions that have alarmed moderate and liberal voters and that in the YouTube era might compromise their standing with general election voters in the summer and fall.

Colorado Democratic Party suggests questions for Norton

Colorado Democratic Party Chair Pat Waak sent out a release today proposing a set of questions for U.S. Senate candidate Jane Norton, who will...

GarCo board plays drilling-rules roulette; Houpt weighs run for Curry seat

Colorado oil and gas industry officials continue to fall back on new state drilling regulations to fend off more county or federal scrutiny, even...

State Treasurer Kennedy squelches rumors of run by endorsing Hickenlooper

Cary Kennedy, Colorado's popular treasurer, quashed rumors she was considering running for lieutenant governor on a ticket topped by U.S. Senate candidate and former...

In announcing candidacy, Hickenlooper emphasizes independent streak

DENVER-- In a speech announcing his candidacy for governor Tuesday afternoon, Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper sought to emphasize the independent nature of his leadership style and record in public service, an attempt to erect an early firewall against Republican attacks levied for months against Gov. Bill Ritter in particular and perhaps against more general dissatisfaction in the state with Democratic leadership in Washington.

Ten Democratic state and federal lawmakers feel out run for governor

Colorado Democratic Party Chairwoman Pat Waak told the Colorado Independent yesterday that ten would-be candidates for governor had been testing the waters for a...

Dem Party leader Waak: Ten would-be candidates feeling out gubernatorial run

Colorado Democratic Party Chair Pat Waak told the Colorado Independent today that ten "excellent" potential gubernatorial candidates have been weighing a run in the...

Anarchist Ariel Attack pleads guilty to Democratic Party Denver vandalism

Transgender anarchist Ariel Attack pleaded guilty today to smashing eleven storefront-style windows at the Colorado Democratic Party headquarters in August. She pleaded to a...

Colorado politicians react to Obama health care address to Congress

The reviews of President Barack Obama's health care speech are coming in from Colorado elected officials and political leaders. We will post them here as they arrive.

Transgender anarchist ‘Ariel Attack’ suspected in Dem vandalism

DENVER — The suspect arrested Tuesday morning on charges of smashing 11 windows at state Democratic Party headquarters is a transgendered "Denver-based anarchist" who goes by the name "Ariel Attack," according to postings on numerous anarchist and radical gay-rights websites. A fundraising plea circulated by the self-described "radical queer group" Denver Bash Back! seeks donations to raise the $5,000 bail set for 24-year-old Maurice Schwenkler, who is "listed in the jail records and media under her birth name."
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