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Mark Udall, Michael Bennet Sign Letter Supporting Exemptions In Cap And Trade For Coal

The Colorado Independent | John Tomasic | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Colorado U.S. Sens Mark Udall and Michael Bennet with 12 other Senate Democrats signed onto a letter urging Senate leaders weighing climate legislatio...

Your Best Employees In 2025 Are Finger Painting Today

Barbara O’Brien | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Barbara O’Brien

It might take 15 years for today's finger painters to enter the workforce, but expanding early childhood education is an investment in the competitiveness of our county.

Jane Norton, Michael Bennet Senate Poll: Rasmussen Has Norton Up By 12%

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Update: The Denver Post's Spot Blog reports that Michael Bennet, despite losing by 12 points in the latest Rasmussen Poll, raised $1.16 Million in the...

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...

Michael Bennet Swaps Chief Of Staff Jeff Lane For Political Operative Guy Cecil

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Colorado Senator Michael Bennet has replaced his Chief of Staff, Jeff Lane, with long-time Democratic Party operative Guy Cecil, a former political di...

Michael Bennet Criticizes Democrats On Senate Floor (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Colorado Senator Michael Bennet, responding to criticism that he did not extract his own concessions during the health care debate, forcefully called ...

Unachievable Dreams?

Alan Gottlieb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Alan Gottlieb

Teaching has to become a profession that is seen as a viable career choice for capable, driven young people. Not only must it pay more, but the working conditions have to be attractive to the self-motivated and creative.

Michael Bennet Losing Senate Race To Jane Norton, Lesser Known Republicans

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

A new poll from Rasmussen shows incumbent Michael Bennet with significant ground to make up in the Colorado senate race. The poll has the freshman Se...

Romanoff Taps Former Obama Campaign Hands Paul Tewes, Dave Hamrick

The Denver Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

U.S. Senate hopeful Andrew Romanoff may so far have led a quiet campaign, but behind the scenes he's getting some high-powered help from a Washington,...

Sam Stein

Michael Bennet: I'll Lose My Seat To Support Health Care

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), a freshman Senator who is fighting to hold his seat in 2010, said he would support health care reform even if it cost h...

Michael Bennet Fundraiser Hosted By Rahm Emanuel Takes In $628,000

The Denver Post | Michael Riley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Anyone looking for evidence of the priority the White House is making the election of Sen. Michael Bennet doesn't have to look much farther than a gli...

Michael Bennet Reelection Campaign Expected To Be 'Awfully Expensive' And 'Awfully Nasty'

Politics Daily | Sandra Fish | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

A year ago, Denver Public Schools Superintendent Michael Bennet got a lovely post-holiday gift from Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter: A U.S. Senate seat. Thi...

Public Option in Danger

Mark Udall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Udall

There is no doubt that we have an historic opportunity to reform our health care system, once and for all. We believe the public option is a crucial part of any real reform of the health care system.

Michael Bennet:

Durango Herald | Shane Benjamin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, speaking Sunday in Durango, said it will take new investments in education, energy and small businesses for America to fully...

Diana DeGette The Leading Force Behind Controversial Legislation Expanding Protected Lands

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

For a decade now, Democratic U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette of Denver has been fighting an uphill battle to vastly increase the acreage of Colorado's public ...

18,000 Coloradoans Attend Town Hall (Actually, 18,000 Listen to Bennet Conference Call)

Anne Z. Boxer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Anne Z. Boxer

It will take information, organization and mobilization to keep Colorado a blue state.

Colorado Republicans Abandon Social Issues

Laura Chapin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Laura Chapin

It remains to be seen if this political kumbayah can survive a divisive Republican primary. The intolerant wing of the Republican party is notoriously intolerant of its own candidates.

Andrew Romanoff Eschews PAC Money Even Though He Accepted It In The State House, Says Federal PACS More Corrosive

The Denver Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Citing public concern about the influence of special interest money in Congress, U.S. Senate hopeful Andrew Romanoff has vowed to shun contributions f...

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...

Michael Bennet, Jane Norton Tap Major Party Donors To Take Big Fund-Raising Lead

The Denver Post | Burt Hubbard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet raised about twice as much money as Democratic challenger Andrew Romanoff during the three weeks that the two candidates were...

Why Colorado Matters in the Health Care Debate

Mark Udall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Mark Udall

Colorado has often set an example for Washington to follow. But our fight in the Senate to pass meaningful health reform over the next few weeks won't be easy. We need to unite in this fight.

Jane Norton Suggests Federal Government Should Have 'No Role' In Helth Care

The Spot | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

GOP U.S. Senate candidate Jane Norton was asked on the campaign trail earlier whether her view of limited government meant "the federal government has...

John Hickenlooper Governor? Rumors Circulating That Mayor May Run For Governor

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

In the aftermath of Bill Ritter's shocking announcement that he will not seek reelection in 2010, reports have circulated that Denver Mayor John Hicke...

Tikkun Olam -- Choosing Between Two Candidates

Nancy Cronk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Nancy Cronk

Ken Salazar, like Mike Miles, believed in "tikkun olam" (Hebrew for "saving the world"), but he also had great marketing. Lesson learned! But what about Bennet and Romanoff?

Bill Romjue Hired As Andrew Romanoff's Campaign Manager

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

In an email to campaign supporters Monday, Senatorial candidate Andrew Romanoff announced he had hired Democratic operative Bill Romjue as his campaig...