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Colorado Senate

Colorado Republicans Take State House; Dems Keep Senate

The Denver Post | Lynn Bartels | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Senate Republicans went to bed thinking they had won control of both chambers in the legislature, but woke up this morning to find Democrats still in ...

Women in the State Senate

Brandon Shaffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Brandon Shaffer

In 2010 the Republican Senate caucus had 14 members and only one woman. I watched my Republican colleagues launch rubber bands across the chamber in the waning days of the session.

Dems Accuse Ken Buck Of Ethical Misconduct

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It's coming down to the wire in the race for Colorado's Senate seat, as the most recent polling analysis of the state's matchup shows Republican Ken B...

Dems Hit Ken Buck Hard In New Ad

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The DSCC is out with a new ad that attempts to create a slogan for voters who are hesitant to vote for Ken Buck, the Tea Party-backed Republican runni...

Colorado Senate Election 2010: Predict The Winner! (POLL)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Who will be the next Colorado Senator? Democrat Michael Bennet faces off with Republican Ken Buck on Nov. 2, and we'd love to hear who you think will...

CO-Sen: 48% Buck (R), 45% Bennet (D) (Reuters/Ipsos 10/17)

Huffington Post | Brad J Shannon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Reuters / Ipsos Public Affairs 10/15-17/10; 405 likely voters, 4.9% margin of error Mode: Live phone interview (Reuters/Ipsos PDF) Colorado 2010 Sen...

Amanda Terkel

WATCH: Republican Senate Hopeful Compares Being Gay To Alcoholism | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Colorado Senate candidates Michael Bennet and Ken Buck appeared on NBC's "Meet the Press" on Sunday, where they challenged each other on their past st...

Sam Stein

LISTEN: Ken Buck Explained To Alleged Rape Victim Why He Wouldn't Take Her Case | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

This story has been updated A five-year-old rape case that was never prosecuted is suddenly causing major ripples in the Colorado Senate race and hea...

Amanda Terkel

Colorado Senate Race Becomes Election Proxy War | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Colorado's U.S. Senate race has become a proxy war this election, with independent groups pouring in large sums of money to air attack ads against bot...

CO-Sen: 48% Buck, 43% Bennet (Denver Post/SurveyUSA 9/28-30)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Denver Post / SurveyUSA 9/28-30/10; 647 likely voters, 3.9% margin of error Mode: Automated phone (Denver Post article) Colorado 2010 Senate 48% Buc...

CO-Sen: 50% Buck (R), 42% Bennet (D) (Marist/McClatchy 9/26-28)

Huffington Post | Emily Swanson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Marist / McClatchy 9/26-28/10; 537 likely voters, 4.5% margin of error Mode: Live telephone interviews (Marist release) Colorado 2010 Senate 50% Buc...

Amanda Terkel

Ken Buck's Evolution: Colorado GOP Senate Candidate Removes Controversial Positions From His Website | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Colorado Republican Ken Buck is a darling of the Tea Party movement, and he has admitted that this constituency was "huge" to his success over establi...

Sam Stein

WATCH: DSCC Hammers Ken Buck For Supporting Repeal Of 17th Amendment | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

In its first expenditure in the Colorado Senate election, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee is going after Republican candidate Ken Buck fo...

Sam Stein

White House Gets Double Dose Of Relief In Colorado | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The White House's political team is breathing a major sigh of relief with the results of both the Colorado Republican and Democratic Senate primaries ...

Colorado Primary: Voters Head To The Polls In Hotly Contested Senate, Governor's Race

AP | KRISTEN WYATT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER — Democratic U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet battled for his job Tuesday in a Colorado primary against Andrew Romanoff, a former state House spe...

Michael Bennet Jane Norton Senate Poll: Research 2000 Poll Shows Close Race

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

EDITOR'S NOTE: The story below includes references to polling conducted by the firm Research 2000. The reliability and accuracy of Research 2000's pol...

Lawmakers to Voters: Ballot Access For Me, But Not For Thee

Jessica Peck | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jessica Peck

If you've ever supported a grassroots issue campaign, you may want to take a second look -- and do so quickly -- after a pair of little watched Colorado Senate votes that took place on Wednesday.

Colorado Senate Passes Bill Requiring Uranium Cleanup

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver


Colorado Senate Passes Budget That Reduces Government By $150 Million; Republicans Call It 'Socialist'

The Colorado Independent | Joseph Boven | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER-- Republican lawmakers furious with the $18.2 billion budget presented Friday in the senate here said the proposal failed to limit government s...

Michael Bennet In Dead Heat With Jane Norton: Public Policy Polling

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

A new poll from Public Policy Polling shows Colorado Senator Michael Bennet tied in his reelection bid with likely Republican opponent Jane Norton, wi...

Colorado Senate: 2010 Election BREAKING News

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Follow the latest news and discussion about the 2010 Colorado Senate race below. Email if you know someone who shou...

The Courage of Our Convictions

Andrew Romanoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Andrew Romanoff

Washington has become a wholly owned subsidiary of the industries it's supposed to be regulating. Too many politicians seem more interested in their own job security than in ours.

Jane Norton Comes Out Against Jobs Bill, Says 'It's Too Small' (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Republican Colorado Senate candidate Jane Norton has taken a stand on the jobs bill that passed through the Senate Wednesday. The former Colorado Lie...

Pinnacol Deal Dead On Arrival In Senate: Brandon Shaffer

The Denver Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Senate President Brandon Shaffer said today he does not want to proceed with a deal to spin off Pinnacol Assurance from state control. "The Pinnaco...

Dave Schultheis, Self-Described Fiscal Conservative, Is Only Senator To Vote Against Delaying Pay Increases For Senators

The Denver Post | Lynn Bartels | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Self-described fiscal hawk Dave Schultheis today cast the lone "no" vote on a bill delaying more money for rural lawmakers. The Colorado Springs Re...