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1 year 2 months ago

Morse recall campaign gets 16,000 signatures

State history was made on Monday: the Secretary of State confirms it's the first time enough signatures have been gathered to recall a state legislator. In light of recent gun control legislation recall organizers working to remove Senate President John Morse brought in more than double the number of...

1 year 7 months ago

Campaign finance measure attracts little attention

DENVER (AP) - Imagine a political change favored by an astounding majority of voters but mostly ignored by politicians. That's what campaign finance activists in Colorado are battling as they try to promote a constitutional amendment approved by Colorado voters last year. The campaign finance amendment passed in every Colorado...

1 year 7 months ago

Obama '08 campaign fined $375,000 by FEC

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's 2008 campaign has been fined $375,000 by the Federal Election Commission for reporting violations related to a set of donations received during the final days of the campaign. The fines are among the largest ever levied on a presidential campaign by the FEC and...

1 year 9 months ago

President Obama makes final visit to Colorado

AURORA, Colo. (AP) - President Barack Obama has made his last campaign appearance in Colorado. The president spoke before 20,000 supporters at a late-night rally in Aurora in his final stop in the state before Election Day. He mentioned the devastation from Sandy and said Aurora knows something about tragedy...

1 year 11 months ago

Previewing Romney's Pueblo campaign stop

We've covered the President's visits to our region, and now it's Mitt Romney's turn. Sunday's campaign stop in Pueblo will be the candidate's first campaign stop in the Steel City; Pueblo got visits from the Romney bus earlier this summer, but tomorrow will be Romney's first visit in the...

2 years 1 month ago

Presidential hopefuls using Colorado locals to campaign

DENVER (AP) - The presidential campaigns in Colorado are stepping up their efforts to repeat national talking points using in-state politicians. The Mitt Romney campaign planned an event Wednesday with prominent Colorado Republicans criticizing President Barack Obama's economic policies. Former congressman Bob Beauprez and former Sen. Hank Brown planned a...

2 years 3 months ago

Marijuana ad campaigns to begin soon

DENVER (AP) - Marijuana legalization supporters are courting mothers in their first television campaign ad of the year. An ad airing Friday in Denver features a young woman e-mailing her mother to talk about marijuana. The young woman argues that pot is safer than alcohol, the central tenet of the...

2 years 7 months ago

Ron Paul in Colorado Springs

Half of the GOP field left the sunshine state to come here. Ron Paul spent time in Fort Collins and Denver earlier today before heading south to energize his supporters in Colorado Springs. During a brief stop at the Colorado Springs Airport, Paul told supporters that if he were...

2 years 7 months ago

Cain backs Gingrich's presidential bid

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Former presidential hopeful Herman Cain says Newt Gingrich is "a patriot" who is "not afraid of bold ideas." Cain's endorsement of Gingrich is a boost for the former House speaker coming just days before the Florida primary. The former pizza executive, who left the...

2 years 7 months ago

South Carolina gives Newt Gingrich a big win

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is relishing his upset victory in the South Carolina primary. The win has dealt a sharp setback to former front-runner Mitt Romney and has elongated the race for the Republican presidential nomination. Gingrich praised his GOP rivals after the...

2 years 9 months ago

Perry adviser denies harassment talk with Cain

WASHINGTON (AP) - An adviser to Rick Perry's presidential campaign says he never had a conversation with Herman Cain about sexual harassment, contrary to Cain's assertion. Curt Anderson tells CNN "it's just not true." Asked in an interview whether he believed Cain was lying in his statement to Forbes magazine,...

2 years 10 months ago

GOP rivals focus on flat taxes, smaller government

WASHINGTON (AP) - On jobs and taxes, the top Republican presidential candidates are locked in a fierce game of one-upmanship. They're trying to outdo each other in offering the boldest economic plan for the campaign to unseat President Barack Obama next November. Despite some notable differences, their blueprints all are...

2 years 10 months ago

Obama raises more than $70 million

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's campaign says he raised more than $70 million combined for his re-election and the Democratic party during the summer. The amount exceeds a goal set by the campaign of $55 million combined for the July-September fundraising period but is about $16 million less than...

2 years 10 months ago

Obama raises more than $70 million

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's campaign says he raised more than $70 million combined for his re-election and the Democratic party during the summer. The amount exceeds a goal set by the campaign of $55 million combined for the July-September fundraising period but is about $16 million less...

2 years 11 months ago

Campaign fraud?

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - Sen. Dianne Feinstein has filed a civil lawsuit against a bank that handled accounts for a Democratic campaign treasurer charged with fraud for allegedly looting dozens of political war chests. The lawsuit filed Friday in Los Angeles Superior Court names First California bank, the treasurer...

3 years 2 weeks ago

Perry to make bid for GOP nomination official

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Texas Gov. Rick Perry is opening a second front in the battle for the Republican presidential nomination. Perry's trip to South Carolina to declare his candidacy for the GOP presidential nod draws attention from the Iowa Straw Poll and jolts the field of candidates already competing....

3 years 3 weeks ago

Giuliani to run for possible presidential bid

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - Rudy Giuliani is quietly working to hire political operatives in New Hampshire for a possible presidential bid. That's according to several people with direct knowledge of the effort. They are telling The Associated Press that representatives for the former New York City mayor have contacted veteran...

3 years 4 weeks ago

Deficit panel members shouldn't fundraise

WASHINGTON (AP) - A campaign finance watchdog group suggests that the lawmakers eventually picked for a congressional deficit-reduction panel abstain from all political fundraising. The group Public Campaign says the panel's 12 yet-to-be-named embers will come under intense pressure by corporate interests to maintain special tax loopholes, unwarranted subsidies and...

3 years 4 weeks ago

Obama returns to Chicago to resume fundraising

CHICAGO (AP) - President Barack Obama is in his hometown to raise money for his re-election campaign. Obama will speak at three fundraising events Wednesday, including a video conference with supporters gathered at house parties around the country. The president's quick stop in Chicago is his first trip outside of...

3 years 1 month ago

Campaign ad against Obama targets Latinos

DENVER (AP) - Another campaign ad attacking President Barack Obama is hitting the airwaves Wednesday - and the Republican National Committee is aiming this one just at Colorado, Nevada and New Mexico. The ad continues Republican themes of blaming the president for the poor economy and highlights the unemployment...

3 years 10 months ago

Labor Secretary stumps for Salazar in Pueblo

A United States cabinet member was in Pueblo Thursday afternoon stumping for a local democratic candidate. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis made an appearance at a campaign rally for John Salazar. The event was held at the Steelworkers Hall. "(John) has done so much for Coloradoans. I can tell you because...

3 years 11 months ago

Democrat Hickenlooper to spend $1.3 million on TV ads

Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper's campaign for governor says he raised $403,597 in August and is budgeting $1.3 million for television advertising before November's election. The Democratic candidate says in his latest finance report filed Tuesday that his campaign spent nearly $358,000 in August, when Hickenlooper began airing commercials. ...

4 years 3 days 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 weeks ago

Hickenlooper promises clean campaign

DENVER (AP) - Democratic gubernatorial candidate John Hickenlooper is promising to run a "clean" campaign. The Denver mayor's campaign is rolling out his first television ad featuring Hickenlooper in the shower. The campaign says it has reserved $1.2 million in television time through election day. Hickenlooper says in the...

4 years 1 month ago

Senate candidates not above gender remarks

DENVER (AP) - A Senate candidate's joke about his female opponent was caught on tape and is getting attention online. Republican Ken Buck is running against former Lt. Gov. Jane Norton for the Republican nomination. Asked at a conservative gathering last weekend why Republicans should choose him, Buck made a...

4 years 2 months ago

Bennet's campaign discusses homeowners' program

U.S. Sen. Mike Bennet says he's looking for ways to resolve concerns about a program intended to help people make their homes more energy efficient. Some Colorado communities are questioning their involvement in the program called Property Assessed Clean Energy, or PACE. Communities provide loans to homeowners for improvements...

4 years 2 months ago

Junior Achievement to receive $500,000 donation

Junior Achievement, a Colorado Springs-based, worldwide organization dedicated to educating students about workforce readiness, entrepreneurship, and financial literacy, will receive a $500,000 donation Friday from the Sam's Club Giving Made Simple Campaign. Junior Achievement USA President and CEO Jack Kosakowski, and President of Junior Achievement of Southern Colorado Dave...

4 years 2 months ago

Update: Romanoff agrees with White House

Kicking off a 10 week campaign tour, Democratic Candidate for US Senate Andrew Romanoff said Friday that both he and the White House are in agreement over the events that took place last September when he decided to run for office. Romanoff said the only reason he released information...

4 years 3 months ago

Romanoff on statewide tour to win votes

U.S. Senate candidate Andrew Romanoff will be in Fort Collins and Greeley as part of his plan to visit 100 communities in the state before the Democratic August primary against incumbent Sen. Michael Bennet. Romanoff says he is touring the state to listen to residents' concerns. The former Colorado...

4 years 3 months ago

Click It or Ticket Pueblo campaign kicks off

Pueblo is kicking off a new Click It or Ticket campaign, designed to get drivers to buckle-up.The Colorado Department of Transportation, Colorado State Patrol, Pueblo Police and Pueblo County Sheriff's Office are all taking part in an 11 am Proclamation from the City and County of Pueblo. The police chief,...

4 years 4 months ago

Colorado lawmakers want disclosure of donations

Colorado lawmakers have introduced a bill that would require businesses and unions to disclose major campaign donations. Lawmakers acted because the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that businesses and unions should be allowed to spend unlimited amounts of money to produce and run their own campaign ads. The Colorado Supreme Court...

4 years 6 months ago

Hickenlooper opening Colorado campaign office

Mayor John Hickenlooper is opening his campaign office for his gubernatorial run. Hickenlooper, a Democrat, announced last month he will challenge Republican gubernatorial candidate Scott McInnis after Gov. Bill Ritter said he would not seek re-election. Hickenlooper will host an open house Saturday afternoon to officially launch his campaign office...

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