June 3, 2013 8:49 PM
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... more »
January 18, 2013 1:02 PM
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... more »
January 6, 2013 11:52 AM
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... more »
November 6, 2012 1:03 PM
Everything seems to be going well here in Pueblo.
You can tell there are a few volunteers who seem to be a little stressed out, but when you ask how things are going, they just smile and say "It's an election."
Just remember all of the work they've put... more »
November 5, 2012 8:51 AM
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... more »
November 4, 2012 12:51 AM
Nearly five thousand people packed the Colorado Springs Jet Center to see Mitt Romney and his wife Ann campaign Saturday afternoon. In the crowd: lots of people unhappy with the state America is in.
Romney arrived with an elaborate entrance, showing his campaign jet's landing on a live TV... more »
November 3, 2012 8:24 PM
Around 1,200 people packed the gym at Central High School in Pueblo today.
We were there to hear from Vice President Joe Biden during one of his last campaign stops this election season.
It's not the first time Joe Biden's been to Pueblo right before an election. He... more »
November 3, 2012 7:38 PM
Sal Pace, who's running for the Third Congressional District, walked and campaigned around many parts of Pueblo today. He made several stops on the east side and downtown to meet voters on the streets and talk to those who are canvassing neighborhoods and making phone calls.
They say they want... more »
November 3, 2012 7:34 PM
Congressman Scott Tipton spoke today at a ceremony for a special tree here in Colorado.
Tipton took the chance to talk to potential voters just a few days before the election in Meeker. That's where the 2012 Capitol Christmas Tree Harvest took place.
He's running for the Third Congressional... more »
October 28, 2012 8:43 PM
Several governors appeared on Meet The Press this morning, and John Hickenlooper was one of them. The main thing each has in common is they govern a battleground state.
They all discussed their own viewpoints on the economy, jobs, and the election. Governor Hickenlooper says he was able to do... more »
October 28, 2012 2:52 PM
Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, will be campaigning in Colorado on Sunday and Monday. Dr. Biden is scheduled to make a stop in Colorado Springs on Monday.
Dr. Biden will be in Lakewood Sunday evening speaking to a group at 6 p.m. at 9797 W.... more »
October 22, 2012 7:04 PM
Republican Vice-Presidential candidate Paul Ryan rallied in Pueblo West today. Around 500 people showed up just one day after he spoke in Colorado Springs.
He took the stage this morning at Vision Mechanical. Ryan used the location for his speech because it's a small business, and he says that's what... more »
October 7, 2012 6:17 PM
Campaign issues preached biblically from the pulpit. You probably haven't heard that in church, but for the past several years some pastors have decided to participate in Pulpit Freedom Sunday.
This year more churches than ever took part. We sat in on one of these sermons.
Since 1954... more »
September 16, 2012 12:48 AM
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... more »
August 27, 2012 5:55 PM
President Barack Obama is scheduled to make a campaign stop in Boulder on Sunday. The unspecified events in Boulder will be the president's second campaign stop in Colorado in less than a week.
He is scheduled to appear at a rally at Colorado State University in Fort Collins on Tuesday... more »
August 22, 2012 4:51 PM
President Barack Obama is returning to Colorado next week to try to steal the spotlight from the Republican National Convention. Obama is scheduled to address a rally at CSU Fort Collins on Tuesday evening, just as the Republicans' convention in Tampa heads toward its climax.
Mitt Romney is scheduled to... more »
August 10, 2012 1:33 AM
Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal came to Colorado Springs Thursday afternoon, campaigning for Mitt Romney. About two hundred people came to Acacia Park in support. Governor Jindal told the crowd, "You've got to tell your neighbors, your family, your friends, your colleagues: we've gotta vote, we've gotta stand up for our... more »
August 8, 2012 10:01 PM
Mitt Romney's campaign bus rolls into Pueblo, but it's not Romney on board, it's a potential running mate.
More than one hundred supporters gathered at the Republican Headquarters to cheer on U.S. Senator Rob Portman of Ohio. He gave a quick speech this evening during the stop after campaigning in... more »
July 18, 2012 5:34 AM
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... more »
June 20, 2012 7:24 PM
First Lady Michelle Obama creates a buzz in Pueblo.
She is campaigning for her husband.
Colorado is among several key battleground states, so we found out more from Mrs. Obama from the rally at the state fairgrounds.
Long lines waiting to get a glimpse of the First... more »
June 19, 2012 6:45 PM
The First Lady is on the campaign trail, and it stops in Pueblo Wednesday!
If you want to see Michelle Obama, you'll need a ticket.
They're free, but they've been first come, first serve for the past couple of days.
As of late Tuesday evening there were only... more »
May 11, 2012 6:13 AM
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... more »
January 31, 2012 8:13 PM
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... more »
January 28, 2012 11:53 PM
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... more »
January 21, 2012 11:39 PM
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... more »
November 3, 2011 11:35 AM
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,... more »
October 29, 2011 1:43 PM
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... more »
October 28, 2011 11:28 AM
STOCKBRIDGE, Ga. (AP) - Meet the man with the mustache who takes a drag on a cigarette in the Herman Cain Internet ad gone viral. He's Mark Block, Cain's unorthodox campaign manager. Perhaps no one is more responsible for the Georgia businessman's meteoric rise in the presidential polls than Block,... more »
October 13, 2011 11:22 AM
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... more »
October 13, 2011 8:05 AM
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... more »
September 23, 2011 8:14 PM
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... more »
September 21, 2011 5:43 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - Billionaire investor Warren Buffett will headline a pair of campaign fundraisers for President Barack Obama in the coming weeks. Obama's re-election campaign says Buffett will help raise money for the president at an event Sept. 30 in New York City. The longtime Obama adviser will also headline... more »
September 18, 2011 11:39 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham says the upcoming presidential election is the GOP's to lose. Graham says President Barack Obama has done "everything he knows how" to beat himself and that people have little confidence in Obama's policies because they aren't working. When it comes to who should... more »
August 13, 2011 11:03 AM
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.... more »
August 10, 2011 4:06 PM
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... more »
August 4, 2011 12:39 PM
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... more »
August 3, 2011 9:25 PM
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... more »
July 30, 2011 4:05 PM
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Texas Gov. Rick Perry says he supports ac constitutional amendment limiting marriage to a man and a woman, though just last week he said New York's gay marriage law is fine with him. In an interview Saturday with The Associated Press, Perry said he supports federal... more »
July 20, 2011 8:28 AM
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... more »
June 4, 2011 2:35 PM
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) - The troubled Larimer County Republican Party has more bad news as it tries to rectify campaign finance errors made last year. State elections officials notified the party Friday of another fine of almost $15,000 for failing to report a campaign donation.
That's on top... more »
May 28, 2011 2:21 PM
"The Heat Is On" campaign went into full swing late Friday evening as the Colorado Springs Police and Colorado State Patrol conducted a sobriety checkpoint in downtown Colorado Springs.
The DUI checkpoint was conducted along South Nevada Avenue at Las Vegas Street with Colorado Springs Police, State Troopers and... more »
December 11, 2010 12:28 PM
DENVER (AP) - Final campaign finance reports show Republican and Democratic candidates spent $2.9 million this year on the top 15 races for Colorado's Legislature. Candidates estimate outside groups spent up to 10 times that amount under new campaign finance laws.
Why so much money for state legislative races?... more »
November 28, 2010 5:04 PM
DENVER (AP) - The Denver Post reports a Denver-area county assessor reduced the taxable value of property owned by some of his campaign donors by millions of collars.
The newspaper reported Sunday that Adams County Assessor Gil Reyes cut $23 million from the taxable value of 11 buildings owned... more »
November 26, 2010 3:46 PM
AURORA, Colo. (AP) - Pit bulls will likely be allowed as service dogs in Aurora following a campaign by a Vietnam veteran to keep his dog. Allen Grider Sr. fought Aurora's ban on pit bulls as pets because he uses a pit bull service dog to help with his Post... more »
October 31, 2010 11:39 PM
The campaign trail can be a long one for candidates, but the end is in sight.
Colorado candidates spent most of the weekend going from one corner of Colorado to the other to rally supporters and generate votes.
In Colorado Springs Sunday, people could shake hands with both... more »
October 21, 2010 7:37 PM
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... more »
October 15, 2010 8:20 AM
Colorado's top three gubernatorial candidates tell business leaders they will restore tax exemptions eliminated by Democratic Gov. Bill Ritter earlier this year.
Ritter ended or suspended tax exemptions on things like online sales, takeout food containers and industrial energy bills to raise an estimated $130 million a year to... more »
September 8, 2010 8:26 AM
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.
... more »
September 3, 2010 12:08 PM
Secretary of State Bernie Buescher says he will certify the November ballot by the close of business Friday, despite an ongoing campaign by the Colorado Republican Party to recruit a new gubernatorial candidate.
Buescher says time is tight because of the late Aug. 10 primary and federal deadlines for... more »
August 30, 2010 8:18 AM
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... more »
August 18, 2010 7:02 PM
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... more »
August 16, 2010 2:49 PM
A proposed land swap in western Colorado that would benefit a Florida billionaire, who's also a donor to U.S. Rep. John Salazar, is opposed by hunters and fishermen who say the plan smells of political favoritism.
Salazar's spokesman says he's simply trying to help a constituent by proposing the... more »
August 9, 2010 8:38 AM
Arizona Sen. John McCain urged Colorado Republicans to choose Jane Norton in next week's Senate GOP primary, saying "we need a lot of help" in the Senate.
McCain met with reporters in a Denver suburb Sunday morning before flying to Grand Junction with Norton for a rally. Norton, a... more »
July 21, 2010 6:36 PM
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... more »
June 16, 2010 9:13 AM
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... more »
June 10, 2010 2:55 PM
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... more »
June 4, 2010 3:20 PM
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... more »
June 2, 2010 8:34 AM
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... more »
May 24, 2010 9:00 AM
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,... more »
April 27, 2010 3:55 PM
Despite these tough economic times, on Tuesday donors in Pueblo proved they're still willing to open their hearts and wallets to people in need. During a luncheon at Pueblo Community College, the United Way announced it raised a record $958,000 for its 2009 fundraising campaign. Crowd members cheered and set... more »
April 27, 2010 8:53 AM
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... more »
February 27, 2010 9:33 AM
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... more »
February 18, 2010 11:31 AM
President Barack Obama will be in Denver to show his support for incumbent Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet.
Obama's move to support the incumbent has frustrated primary challenger Andrew Romanoff and other Democrats, who say Obama should stay out of the primary to avoid weakening the party.
Gov. Bill... more »
February 13, 2010 9:17 AM
Sen. Michael Bennet is co-sponsoring a bill intended to counter the recent Supreme Court ruling that allows companies and unions to spend freely on ads for political candidates. The Colorado Democrat says the bill would require company CEOs to say on camera that they approve the message, like candidates have... more »
February 9, 2010 12:18 PM
Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter plans to take a dispute over campaign finance laws straight to the state Supreme Court. Ritter's chief legal counsel Trey Rogers says the governor is asking the court to determine if state campaign finance laws are unconstitutional in light of a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling.... more »
February 4, 2010 1:21 PM
The Chief of Police in Monument, Jacob Shirk, has joined the race to replace Terry Maketa as Sheriff of El Paso County.
Shirk, a Republican, has been the chief of Monument P.D. since 2005. Prior to that he served for 29 years with the Aurora Police Department.
Shirk... more »