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Tancredo the Biggest Loser?

Jason Salzman | Posted 08.04.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Republican gubernatorial candidate Scott Gessler launched an ad yesterday attacking his rival Tom Tancredo as a loser because Tanc lost his 2010 campaign for governor. The conservative radio world isn't buying Gessler's attack.

Republicans' Advice Lost on Republicans

Jason Salzman | Posted 06.28.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

After the last election, which saw Republican losses everywhere you turned, two well-known Republican operatives, Josh Penry and Rob Witwer, took to t...

Ethics Violator Gessler Says Only He Can Fight Corruption

Jason Salzman | Posted 06.24.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

During a radio interview Saturday, Secretary of State Scott Gessler framed his gubernatorial campaign as a battle to save Colorado from the rot of cor...

Gessler, Tancredo Expecting Beauprez in Gov Race Soon

Jason Salzman | Posted 04.30.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Gubernatorial candidates Tom Tancredo and Scott Gessler said on the radio this week they expect former Congressman Bob Beauprez to jump into their rac...

Republican Won't Debate, Except Maybe on Conservative Talk Radio

Jason Salzman | Posted 04.14.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Republican gubernatorial candidates Scott Gessler and Tom Tancredo have said they won't participate in primary debates, but Gessler changed course sli...

Candidate Will Debate Talk-Radio Hosts But Not Real Opponents!

Jason Salzman | Posted 04.08.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

I was worried that the re-constituted Dan Caplis radio show (minus the occasional left-leaning questions from Craig Silverman) would turn out to be a ...

Colo. Gov. Favored To Win Second Term, Despite Dip In Popularity

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 11.20.2013 | Politics

Although nearly half of Colorado voters don't want Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper reelected, they like him better than his four potential GOP chall...

Zero Prosecutions In Republican's Voter Fraud 'Witch Hunt'

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 11.19.2013 | Politics

Colorado's Republican Secretary of State Scott Gessler has been on the hunt for voter fraud in the state since he took the office in 2011, claiming no...

Does Gessler Support the Election Rules Issued by His Own Office?

Jason Salzman | Posted 12.22.2013 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Will Gessler again be asked to step up to a talk-radio microphone and explain if he still thinks, like he said before, that Colorado's new election law mandates that "you don't have to live in the district in order to be able to vote there?"

Tancredo: 'Get Rid Of This Left-Leaning Wacko Legislature'

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 09.26.2013 | Politics

Former U.S. Rep. Tom Tancredo, a Republican, is upbeat about his chances to win the race for Colorado's next governor. But more than his own victory, ...

Vote Anywhere! Not

Jason Salzman | Posted 11.20.2013 | Denver
Jason Salzman

And it's Mad Hatter-like for Secretary of State, our state top election official, to say you can vote anywhere, especially when his own office contradicted him in rules promulgated last month.

Major Colorado and National Implications of the Recalls

Aaron Harber | Posted 11.12.2013 | Politics
Aaron Harber

The successful recall of two Colorado state senators due to a campaign spearheaded by the National Rifle Association and other gun rights organizations sent a shockwave through Colorado that reverberated across the entire nation.

'Voter Fraud' Check Finds, Oops, U.S. Citizens Voting

The Huffington Post | Ashley Balcerzak | Posted 08.16.2013 | Politics

Voter fraud is not as rampant as Colorado's secretary of state would like you to believe. Last month, Secretary of State Scott Gessler (R) had anno...

Gessler Files Suit Against Hickenlooper To Set Recall Election Date

Posted 07.15.2013 | Denver

Republican Secretary of State Scott Gessler filed suit against Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper late Sunday in a move meant to force the governor to ...

A Defiant Secretary of State Says "Ethics Commission Is Part of the Left"

Jason Salzman | Posted 08.19.2013 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Sally Hopper, a Republican-appointee on the ethics commission, joined the unanimous vote against Gessler but was quoted in The Denver Post as saying, "a mountain was made of a molehill."

Wadhams Wants Non-Alienating GOP Candidates, Like Gessler?

Jason Salzman | Posted 08.17.2013 | Denver
Jason Salzman

If I were host Carlson, I would have asked Wadhams if substantive changes, even itsy bitsy ones, are required by GOP candidates to avoid the alienation trap.

Note the Smoke Coming From the Pants of Scott Gessler

Jason Salzman | Posted 07.30.2013 | Denver
Jason Salzman

If he enters the race for governor, you hope journalists will report the smoke that's so often seen rising from Scott Gessler's pants. Let's hope that the fumes won't choke the other candidates, like Tom Tancredo and Gov. John Hickenlooper.

Gessler Pays Back Travel Cash, Seeks End To Ethics Flap

The Colorado Independent | John Tomasic | Posted 05.24.2013 | Denver

From The Colorado Independent's John Tomasic. Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler on Monday cut a personal check to the Department of State f...

Gessler Taps Auditor To Examine Spending At Heart Of Ethics Complaint

The Colorado Independent | John Tomasic | Posted 05.22.2013 | Denver

From The Colorado Independent's John Tomasic. Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler appears to have had himself audited. In a witness list h...

Governor Gessler?

Posted 05.17.2013 | Denver

Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler is the latest Republican rumored to be interested in challenging Democratic Governor John Hickenlooper in 20...

Columnist Can't Cite Evidence That Election-Day Registration Favors Dems

Jason Salzman | Posted 07.06.2013 | Denver
Jason Salzman

John Andrews believes election-day registration favors Democrats, and my point that there no evidence to support his position didn't seem to bother him at all.

Election Reform Bill: It's Scott Gessler vs. 75 Percent Of County Clerks

The Colorado Independent | John Tomasic | Posted 05.01.2013 | Denver

From The Colorado Independent's John Tomasic. DENVER — Colorado’s Republican Secretary of State Scott Gessler arrived late to testify at the Se...

Colorado Bill Would Allow Dead People To Vote, Group Warns

The Huffington Post | Will Wrigley | Posted 04.24.2013 | Politics

A conservative Colorado political organization sent photoshopped mailers warning that "felons, illegal aliens" and the dead could vote under a voting ...

Why Not Do Better in Colorado Elections?

Jason Salzman | Posted 06.15.2013 | Denver
Jason Salzman

What are we if don't do everything possible, within safety constraints, to make our elections wide open to every citizen who wants to vote?

Reassessing Colorado's Turnout

Michael P. McDonald | Posted 06.14.2013 | Politics
Michael P. McDonald

As Colorado policymakers consider reforms, I urge them to listen to their local election administrators since they know best how to efficiently run elections to serve their voters.