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Dan Maes Adopts Moves To Establish Grassroots Clout, Calls McInnis "A Monster"

The Colorado Independent | John Tomasic | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

In the wake of the flashy state GOP unity celebration this week in which former U.S. Congressman Scott McInnis eliminated major opposition in his race...

Candidate Penry rails against the 'big government' employing his family

CO. Independent | CO Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

State Senate Majority leader and gubernatorial candidate Josh Penry, R-Grand Junction, has been attacking Gov. Bill Ritter for months and with what ap...

Retirements and the Establishment

Mike Lux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Lux

If Democratic candidates on the ballot this year take up the anti-big bank banner, they will reap big benefits, because the anti-Wall Street movement is gaining momentum.

Penry Will Endorse McInnis For Governor

The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel | GARY HARMON/the Grand Junction Daily Sentinel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

State Sen. Josh Penry, R-Grand Junction, will clear up all but one final remaining question from his campaign for governor when he endorses former bos...

Republican Retirements Still Outnumber Democratic Ones

Washington Monthly | Steve Benen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

'DROPPING LIKE FLIES'?.... Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-N.D.) is retiring. So is Sen. Chris Dodd (D-Conn.). And before anyone could catch their breath, Colora...

Dan Gibbs, State Senator, Decides Not To Run For Reelection

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

State Senator Dan Gibbs of Breckenridge released a statement Monday announcing he will not seek reelection in Senate District 16, instead opting to ru...

Stephanie Villafuerte, Former Ritter Aid Tapped By Obama Administration, Implicated In 2006 Immigrant Scandal: Denver Post

The Denver Post | Karen E. Crummy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

President Barack Obama's nominee as Colorado's next U.S. attorney told the FBI two years ago that she never spoke to anyone in the Denver District Att...

Bill Ritter Challenges Scott McInnis To Take A Stand On 'Anti-Society' Initiatives

The Colorado Independent | John Tomasic | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Gov. Bill Ritter last week decried a trio of anti-tax initiatives heading for the Colorado ballot next year and challenged his Republican opponents to...

New Energy Economy -- Next Steps for Colorado and the Nation

Leslie Weise | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Leslie Weise

There are many obstacles to transition our dependency on traditional fossil fuels to cleaner energy solutions, and Ritter has demonstrated the courage to confront those obstacles.

Bill Ritter's Staff Can Eat For Free At Certain Events: Ethics Commission

The Denver Post | Tim Hoover | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Gov. Bill Ritter's staffers can accept meals or tickets worth more than $50 at events where he is speaking if their presence is "reasonably necessary"...

Bill Ritter Announces Cuts To Education, Asks For New Revenue Streams

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Governor Ritter announced Friday his budget proposal for the 2010-2011 fiscal year, which includes $260 million in cuts to K-12 education funding, and...

Ritter Comes Under Fire For Plane Use; No Evidence He's Costing State Money

The Denver Post | Jessica Fender | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

As the economic downturn gripped Colorado, Gov. Bill Ritter has reduced his use of state planes, though one Republican critic questioned the passenger...

McInnis Leads Ritter By 8 Points: Rasmussen

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Rasmussen Reports released its latest poll in the Colorado Gubernatorial race on Monday. The poll is the first by Rasmussen since Republican Colorado...

Colorado Higher Education Bracing For Tuition Increases, Layoffs Under Governor's New Budget

The Denver Daily News | Peter Marcus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The president of the Colorado Community College System says "everything is on the table" as higher education braces for yet more painful cuts. Gov....

Colorado Republicans Split Over Anti-Tax Initiatives

The Denver Post | Tim Hoover | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

One of the most noticeable partisan applause gaps in Gov. Bill Ritter's State of the State speech came about halfway through when he addressed three t...

Ritter, Scott McInnis Trade Barbs On Natural Gas Regulation

The Colorado Independent | David O. Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

EDWARDS -- Energy attorney Scott McInnis this week continued to hammer Gov. Bill Ritter for policies McInnis says have crippled Colorado's natural gas...

Scott McInnis Could Lose GOP Votes On Pinon Canyon Expansion Stance

The Denver Post | Lynn Bartels | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Republicans opposed to the military's Pinon Canyon expansion project are disappointed that property rights weren't addressed when party leaders unveil...

Sallie Clark, El Paso County Commissioner, Rumored To Be Scott McInnis's Running Mate

The Colorado Springs Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The buzz in political circles is that El Paso County Commissioner Sallie Clark is under consideration as Republican gubernatorial candidate Scott McIn...

Colorado Drilling Permits: Despite Republican Attacks, Colorado Still Issued Most Permits In West

Grand Junction Daily Sentinel | DENNIS WEBB | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Despite concerns about the impact of its new oil and gas rules, Colorado approved more drilling permits last year than surrounding states. Colorado...

McInnis talks jobs as he tours state in gubernatorial bid

Denver Business Journal | Denver Business Journal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Colorado is in "the worst economic shape it's been in in a long time" and the state needs to refocus on attracting and keeping jobs, especially in the...

2009: The Year In Political Gaffes (VOTE)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

We know politicians still have a month left to stumble, but we couldn't help ourselves. 2009 has seen novice office-holders frantically trying to loo...

Ritter's Budget Options Rapidly Being Exhausted

The Denver Post | Tim Hoover | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Gov. Bill Ritter's office on Wednesday will reveal its plans to rebalance the state budget, likely meaning more cuts to state programs. The planned c...

Rasmussen: Hickenlooper May Be Democrats' Strongest Candidate

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

While the prospect of Interior Secretary Ken Salazar running for Governor of Colorado has the state's Democrats excited, a new Rasmussen poll may temp...

GOP Candidate Scott McInnis Silent On Wolf's Disgusting Billboard

Mario Solis-Marich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Mario Solis-Marich

Is Scott McInnis ready to stand for all of Colorado or just the fringe right? Is Scott McInnis ready to denounce the racist, inflammatory billboard in Wheatridge?

Bill Ritter Retirement Announcement: 'Intensely Personal' Decision Will Free Him To Make 'Tough Decisions' (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

An emotional Bill Ritter addressed the media Wednesday morning to officially announce that he would not be seeking a second term as Governor of Colora...