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2 years 7 months ago

Colorado Republican caucus to play national role

Colorado's Republican caucus shifted from March to February. Local political figures expect that our caucus--only two weeks from now--will have a loud voice in the national conversation about our next president. Political analysts believe Mitt Romney could have swept the nations votes with a win South Carolina. To the surprise...

2 years 11 months ago

CO Republican convicted of multiple voting

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) - A suburban Denver man has been convicted of voting twice in county elections in 2008 and again in 2009. The Denver Post reports Monday that 69-year-old David Harold Shackley was convicted by an Arapahoe County jury. Prosecutors say the registered Republican voted early in Denver...

3 years 3 weeks ago

Perry spokesman confirms he's running

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - It's a move that is certain to shake up the race for the GOP presidential nomination. A spokesman says Texas Gov. Rick Perry is running for president. He says Perry will make his intentions known on Saturday while visiting South Carolina and New Hampshire. ...

3 years 3 months ago

Colorado primary elections will happen sooner

DENVER (AP) - Gov. John Hickenlooper has signed a bill that changes the dates for some elections in Colorado so the state complies with a federal law designed to give military and others living overseas enough time to vote. The bill Hickenlooper signed yesterday makes Colorado's primary elections and precinct...

3 years 3 months ago

Aspen local withdraws request for election recount

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - An Aspen resident has withdrawn her request for a recount in the city's recent mayoral election after a postelection audit revealed no inconsistencies. Marilyn Marks had questioned the preliminary results of the election, saying there might have been errors with the computer-analyzed ballot system. She...

3 years 9 months ago

GOP Boswell concedes to Riesberg in house race

GREELEY, Colo. (AP) - Republican Bob Boswell has conceded the state House District 50 race to incumbent Democrat Jim Riesberg nearly two weeks after the election. Riesberg leads Boswell by about 300 votes, although a final vote tally hasn't been completed. Boswell told the Greeley Tribune Saturday that it...

3 years 10 months ago

Colorado candidates prepping for recounts

DENVER (AP) - A sure sign Colorado's elections are down to the wire: Both parties are quietly making plans for possible recounts. Colorado has a neck-and-neck Senate race, a three-way governor's race and at least three House races where party control could flip. With polls showing some contests...

3 years 10 months ago

Early turnout lags among Colorado independents

DENVER (AP) - Independent voters in Colorado are voting at a slower pace than Democrats and Republicans this year. Early-voting totals released Monday by Colorado elections officials show that unaffiliated voters are way behind party members in casting early ballots. About 96,000 unafffiliated voters had voted by mid-afternoon...

3 years 11 months ago

Groups allied to GOP boost their fundraising

New freedom from fundraising restrictions established by the Supreme Court are paying off for at least some Republican-allied groups. Two affiliated groups led by a blue-chip cast of Washington Republican strategists have raised a combined $32 million, creating a parallel and unofficial Republican campaign to defeat Democrats in November....

4 years 8 months ago

Lawmakers may change unaffiliated candidates law

A Colorado lawmaker who recently switched from Democrat to unaffiliated is considering legislation to make it easier for unaffiliated candidates to get on the ballot. Rep. Kathleen Curry says Colorado has the longest waiting period of any state for unaffiliated candidates. In order to run as an unaffiliated under current...

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