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Bush Cousin Stapleton Doesn't Disavow Trump

Jason Salzman | Posted 10.26.2016 | Denver
Jason Salzman

In an appearance on KNUS 710-AM's Kelley and Kafer Oct. 11, Colorado Treasurer Walker Stapleton chose not to disavow Republican presidential candidate...

Ambush in the Public Interest

Jason Salzman | Posted 05.28.2016 | Denver
Jason Salzman

In an online Denver Post op-ed, I urged reporters to seek out and interview hiding politicians. I gave some recent examples, like Rep. Mike Coffman hiding from reporters after he said he isn't sure Obama is an American. On Twitter, former CU regent Tom Lucero, a Republican, told me I left out instances of Democrats hiding from reporters.

I'm Not Talking to You, Denver Post

Jason Salzman | Posted 05.21.2016 | Denver
Jason Salzman

If you're a journalist, this is the kind of  irony that makes you want to jump into the raging Platte River: Colorado's Treasurer Walker Stapleton is trashing a Denver Post article as "completely misleading," even though Stapleton refused an interview request.

How Not to Pick Aurora's Mayor

Jessica Peck | Posted 09.19.2011 | Denver
Jessica Peck

While the race for mayor of Aurora is basically among various flavors of Republicans, including one convert to the party and one defector from it, the race is not your father's GOP primary.

Suing To Separate Church And State

The Huffington Post | Andrea Rael | Posted 08.21.2011 | Denver

Three civil liberties unions plus some Douglas County parents filed a lawsuit this morning against the authorization of funds by the state treasurer t...

UPDATE: Romney In CO, Attacks Obama On Health, Jobs

The Huffington Post | Andrea Rael | Posted 08.20.2011 | Denver

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is spending today in Colorado meeting with Aurora small business leaders. According to the Associate...

Stapleton Moonlighting Shows Need for More Disclosure

Luis Toro | Posted 07.06.2011 | Denver
Luis Toro

While State Treasurer Stapleton argued in favor of transparency in Washington, DC, he has been resisting it here in Colorado, refusing to disclose how much time he is spending on his second job.

Stapleton's Moonlighting With Old Financial Firm Could Become Less Transparent

The Colorado Independent | John Tomasic | Posted 05.31.2011 | Denver

Weeks after Colorado Treasurer Walker Stapleton took office this past January he drew a flurry of questions about a lucrative consulting contract he m...

Post Should Call on Moonlighters Like Stapleton to Follow Hick's Lead on Cellphone Use

Jason Salzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jason Salzman

John Hickenlooper told a conservative journalist that he'll use two cellphones, one for conducting the people's business and another for personal and campaign work. Other state officials should now follow Hick's lead.

Moonlighting Officials Steal Private-sector Jobs

Robert Schwab | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Robert Schwab

Public service is called that for a reason, and I'm sure many state employees would love to make an extra 20 grand on the days they are forced to take unpaid furloughs in order to save the state some money.

New State Treasurer Also Moonlighting At Former Firm

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

It seems Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler isn't the only statewide elected official moonlighting for a private firm. Last week, Gessler--a n...

Walker Stapleton Police Report Conflicts With Treasurer-Elect's Account Of DUI Arrest

The Denver Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

A San Francisco police report from 1999 says Colorado Treasurer-elect Walker Stapleton smelled of alcohol, was "loud and belligerent" and was driving ...

Post Shouldn't Forget About Stapleton's DUI Case

Jason Salzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Even though Walker Stapleton has been elected State Treasurer, the Denver Post shouldn't forget to make sure he turns over, at some point, the police report from his 1999 DUI arrest.

Why Walker Stapleton's 11-Year-Old DUI Matters

Ellen Dumm | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Ellen Dumm

Colorado's treasurer accounts for $20 billion and manages a $6 billion investment pool of public funds. Integrity, responsibility and good decision making are critical to this job.

Why Hasn't Victim's Account of the Stapleton DUI Crash Appeared in the Post?

Jason Salzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jason Salzman

The Denver Post is missing a major element in its reporting on State Treasurer candidate Walker Stapleton's1999 DUI arrest, specifically that a victim...

Walker Stapleton Needs to Be Honest With Colorado Voters

Cary Kennedy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Cary Kennedy

I do not believe Walker Stapleton has been forthcoming about what happened in his 1999 car accident, and the media has not verified the facts.

Cary Kennedy's Shameful Final Days

Jessica Peck | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jessica Peck

In a time when many politicians are justifiably vilified for allowing ambition to trump integrity, I always viewed state Treasurer Cary Kennedy as a possible exception.

Walker Stapleton DUI Details Emerge As Treasurer Race Tightens

The Colorado Independent | John Tomasic | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

At 2:30 in the morning on a deeply sloping downtown street in San Francisco in 1999, Walker Stapleton, now GOP candidate for state treasurer, drove hi...

Why Walker Stapleton Is The Best Choice For State Treasurer

Jessica Peck | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jessica Peck

If, however, you've ever run your own small business, or built a small business into a big business as he has, or had to know the agony of laying someone off, or had the even bigger blow of getting laid off yourself, you know who creates jobs. Stapleton gets this because he has lived this reality, making a name all on his own over the last decade as a successful entrepreneur.

Newt Gingrich To Advise Colorado State Treasurer Candidate Ali Hasan

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Newt Gingrich has joined the campaign of Ali Hasan, a controversial GOP candidate for Colorado State Treasurer. In an email today, the Hasan campaign...