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Colorado Liquor Ballot Initiatives Fall Flat

09/12/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Another effort to get full-strength alcohol into grocery stores has fizzled out.

Blake Harrison said yesterday that he has given up on his two ballot initiatives that in part would have allowed grocery stores to sell full-strength liquor, wine and beer by January 2011. The candidate for House District 7 is dropping the initiatives after he didn't get the necessary support from the Colorado Retail Council, a group that represents chain grocery and convenience stores. Harrison had until Aug. 2 to turn in approximately 76,000 signatures to the Secretary of State to get the measure on this year's ballot.

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