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Wake-Up Call: Romanoff takes another step towards the Senate

Westword | Westword | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Apparently all the behind-the-scenes arm-twisting hasn't convinced Andrew Romanoff to abandon the idea of running for Michael Bennet's Senat...

The blog shortcut, September 11, 2009

Westword | Westword | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Yeah, I hate typing that date, too. Today in Backbeat Online: • Our top 5 Monolith can't-miss acts. • Q&A with Frank Turner. • Q&A ...

Romanoff Files Campaign Paperwork, Set To Announce Intentions Next Week

The Denver Post | Christopher N. Osher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Former state House Speaker Andrew Romanoff announced today he has filed the paperwork with the Federal Election Commission required for him to challen...

Colorado delegation doesn't tweet during Obama's healthcare speech

Westword | Westword | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Last night, Colorado's representatives and senators actually paid attention during President Barack Obama's healthcare address to a joint se...

Andrew Romanoff ready to pull the trigger -- candidacy-wise, that is

Westword | Westword | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Over the weekend, Andrew Romanoff turned up at a union-sponsored Labor Day picnic where current U.S. Senator Michael Bennet was also glad-h...

Democratic Senators Summoned To White House

ABC News | Jake Tapper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

ABC News has learned that President Obama will be meeting with 16 Democratic senators (and one "Independent Democrat") this afternoon at the White Hou...

Jane Norton for Senate: The next great GOP hope

Westword | Westword | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Last month, the National Republican Senatorial Committee registered a couple of domain names on behalf of former Colorado Lieutenant Govern...

Jane Norton In Senate Race: Former GOP Lt. Governor Files Paperwork

Denver Business Journal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Former Colorado Lt. Gov. Jane Norton said Tuesday she has formed an exploratory committee for a possible U.S. Senate race in 2010....

Andrew Romanoff sure looking like a senatorial candidate

Westword | Westword | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Former Colorado House speaker Andrew Romanoff hasn't officially announced his intention to challenge Bill Ritter appointee/fellow Democrat...

Washington Post: Colorado Indicative Of Democrats' National Struggles

Dan Balz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER In 2008, Colorado became a symbol of the changing politics in a region once firmly in Republican hands -- and also of the grass-roots power an...

Romanoff, Ritter Discussed Deal For Lieutenant Governor's Seat

The Denver Post | Mike Riley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Andrew Romanoff set his sights on a race for the U.S. Senate only after the breakdown of several months of backroom negotiations with Gov. Bill Ritter...

Rachel Maddow Tackles Potential Romanoff/Bennet Primary (Watch)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Rumors that incumbent Democratic Senator Michael Bennet may face a primary challenge from former Speaker of the Colorado House Andrew Romanoff are now...

Progressive Primary Pressure Changing Senate Votes on Health Care

David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Sirota

It's a good lesson not just in Colorado, but everywhere: primaries are good because they make legislators more accountable to the constituents they are supposed to represent.

Colorado Senate Race: Castle Rock Republican Joins Field

Denver Business Journal | Ed Sealover | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Former state Sen. Tom Wiens, R-Castle Rock, has formed an exploratory committee to look into a run for the U.S. Senate in 2010. Wiens, who served in ...

Romanoff To Challenge Bennet For Democratic Senate Nomination: Denver Post

The Denver Post | Michael Riley and Christopher N. Osher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Former House Speaker Andrew Romanoff is poised to mount a Democratic primary campaign against Sen. Michael Bennet. Urged to challenge Gov. Bill Ritte...

8th Grader To Bennet: "Do You Think That Obama Is Attempting To Start A Socialist Revolution?"

The Boulder Daily Camera | Michael Davidson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

BROOMFIELD, Colo. -- Students at Westlake Middle School showed they were tuned in to this summer's roiling political debate when U.S. Sen. Michael Ben...

Colorado Senate Race: Could A Fourth Republican Join The Field?

The Denver Post | Lynn Bartels | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Former Lt. Gov. Jane Norton will decide in 30 days whether to run for the U.S. Senate. If she does, Norton will join an already crowded list of Repub...

Health Care Is a Moral Obligation (VIDEO)

Sen. Michael Bennet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sen. Michael Bennet

When I held a town hall on Saturday, I was greeted by a self-described "mob" with chants of "Health care...NO!" and "I hate Obama-nation." We cannot back down to these intimidation tactics.

Beauprez For Senate Rumors Intensify, But No Announcement Yet

The Denver Post | Lynn Bartels | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Former Congressman Bob Beauprez splits his time between his home in Lafayette and his ranch in Jackson County, where the view is so spectacular and th...

Which GOP Senate Candidate Should Michael Bennet Fear Most? (Photos, Vote)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Rumors that Bob Beauprez is considering a run for Senate in 2010 intensified this weekend, coming to a head when Beauprez told the Denver Post: "I'm n...

Luke Korkowski Becomes Fourth Candidate For Republican Senate Nomination

Denver Business Journal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Crested Butte attorney Luke Korkowski has become the fourth Republican to throw his hat into the increasingly crowded U.S. Senate primary ring. Korko...

Feinstein, Specter Compromises Pave the Way for Passage of Employee Free Choice Act

Jane Hamsher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jane Hamsher

With 900,000 union members in the state of Pennsylvania, the Arlen Specter firewall appears to be crumbling.

GOP's Shrinking Minority Status Causing Top Recruits To Decline Runs?

Mark Nickolas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Nickolas

Tom Ridge is just the latest in a string of prominent Republican recruits to decline runs for the Senate and House next year -- a very ugly dynamic for the GOP.

Who Is Lying -- Barack Obama or Sen. Michael Bennet?

David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Sirota

The president has said -- and continues to say -- he supports cramdown, but as Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet's (D) office told the Denver Post, the Obama administration signaled it wanted the Senate to stop the cramdown bill.

The Teabags vs. The Douchebags

David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Sirota

I fear that if the battle for the hearts and minds of America comes down to a battle between Teabags and Douchebags, the Teabags will win out.