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1 year 2 months ago

Bennet tapped for Farm Bill

DENVER (AP) - Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet is one of 12 senators who have been tapped for negotiating the thorny Farm Bill. But Congress left for a five-week recess Friday with no meetings planned between senators and House members who can't agree on food stamp funding. The Democratic Senate has...

3 years 11 months ago

Bennet surges ahead of Buck

Senator Michael Bennet surged ahead of challenger Ken Buck Wednesday morning with votes coming from Boulder. Bennet has scheduled a statement for noon. On Twitter, Bennet for CO said: "Thank you to everyone who made this victory possible, working tirelessly to ensure we leave more opportunity to the next generation."...

4 years 5 days ago

Bill Clinton stumps for Bennet in Colorado

Former President Bill Clinton is pleading with Colorado Democrats to stick with Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet, saying that a vote for Republicans would return the nation to dangerous times. About 2,000 people packed a high school gym Monday in northeast Denver to hear Clinton speak in a rally that...

4 years 2 weeks ago

Andrew Romanoff lands job at anti-poverty group

Unsuccessful Senate candidate Andrew Romanoff has landed a new job at an anti-poverty group that helps farmers in developing countries. The Democrat tells The Denver Post that he'll work for Lakewood-based International Development Enterprises, where he'll travel frequently. The former state House speaker turned down being considered for...

4 years 1 month ago

Abortion rights group sides with Bennet

DENVER (AP) - The nation's best-known abortion-rights advocates have given the highest possible contribution to Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet. NARAL Pro-Choice America announced Monday that its political action committee has donated $5,000 to Bennet, who supports abortion rights. Bennet's opponent, Republican Ken Buck, opposes abortion even in cases of...

4 years 1 month ago

Interior secretary to rally volunteers for Bennet

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and about two dozen volunteers are kicking off a door-to-door campaign for Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet. Salazar came to his old campaign headquarters in Denver, where Democrats now are working the phones for Bennet, his successor. Salazar told the volunteers Sunday not to despair because...

4 years 2 months ago

Poll: Buck leads Bennet

A phone poll of 750 likely Colorado voters conducted Wednesday shows Ken Buck leading Michael Bennet in the race for U.S. Senate. The Rasmussen Reports poll shows 46 percent prefer Buck, 41 percent favor Bennet, and another 5 percent want some other candidate. Seven percent are undecided. ...

4 years 2 months ago

Election results (unofficial)

U.S. Senate Democrat 100% OF PRECINCTS REPORTING Michael Bennet (Inc.) 183,521 54% Andrew Romanoff 155,016 46% U.S. Senate GOP 100% OF PRECINCTS REPORTING Ken Buck 209,967 52% Jane Norton 197,143 48% U.S. Senate Libertarian 100% OF PRECINCTS REPORTING Maclyn Stringer 1,178 52% John Finger 1,066 48% U.S. House District 3 GOP 100% OF PRECINCTS REPORTING Scott Tipton 39,491 56% Bob McConnell 31,360 44%...

4 years 2 months ago

Romanoff gets help from President Clinton

DENVER (AP) - Colorado Democrats are getting calls from a second president. Less than a week after President Barack Obama joined a telephone call with Sen. Michael Bennet, former President Bill Clinton recorded a telephone appeal for Bennet's challenger, Andrew Romanoff. Romanoff is challenging Bennet in a Tuesday primary....

4 years 2 months ago

Sprint time for Colorado Senate candidates

It's sprint time for Colorado Senate candidates in primary elections. They're working the phones, waving signs on busy street corners and putting final touches on what they hope will be victory speeches Tuesday night. Democrats are focusing on Colorado Springs. That's because El Paso is the most populous Colorado...

4 years 5 months ago

Bennet calls for limits on lobbying

Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet of Colorado is repeating his call to limit lobbying in Washington by giving all members of Congress a lifetime ban on lobbying after leaving office. Bennet on Wednesday introduced the lifetime ban, one of several proposals under consideration to reduce the influence of lobbyists. Bennet's...

4 years 6 months ago

El Paso County Democrats like Romanoff

Both political parties had their county assemblies today in Colorado Springs. The headliner for the Deomcratic Party was the race for U.S. Senate. Challenger Andrew Romanoff beat Senator Michael Bennet by 10 percent of the vote. Romanoff had 307 votes while Bennet got 251 votes at the assembly held Saturday...

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