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4 years 3 days ago

Dan Maes filed for bankruptcy in 1989

GOP gubernatorial candidate Dan Maes, who has touted his business experience running telecommunications and credit reporting companies, says he filed personal bankruptcy 20 years ago. According to The Denver Post, Maes filed bankruptcy in 1989 when he was 29 years old and single. Maes spokesman Nate Strauch says Maes...

4 years 1 week ago

Hickenlooper: tap PERA for business loans

Democratic gubernatorial candidate John Hickenlooper says the state could tap part of the $33 billion state retirement fund for loans to small businesses. Hickenlooper told workers at a prescription data center on Tuesday the state should use its assets for loans. He says the state could raise $100...

4 years 1 month ago

Democrat Hickenlooper returned tax break to IRS

A Denver TV station is reporting that Democratic gubernatorial candidate John Hickenlooper paid over $52,000 to the Internal Revenue Service in 2008 to settle issues surrounding tax credits he received on conservation easements. KMGH-TV reported Tuesday that the easements were on land that Hickenlooper and a partner acquired in...

4 years 1 month ago

Ruling on Tancredo's candidacy expected Tuesday

American Constitution Party gubernatorial candidate Tom Tancredo told a Denver judge that his party's bylines trumped state law when he got his last-minute nomination in July. The former Republican congressman was responding Monday to a lawsuit filed by two Republicans who claim Tancredo violated state law when he got...

4 years 1 month ago

GOP governor's group hints Colo. race a lost cause

Colorado Republican gubernatorial candidate Dan Maes is shrugging off the suggestion that a national GOP group won't help finance his campaign anymore and says he will continue to fight for votes. A Maes spokesman made the comments Wednesday in response to Republican Governors Association Chairman Haley Barbour's remarks hinting...

4 years 1 month 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 1 month ago

Lawsuit challenges Tancredo's spot on ballot

Two Colorado Republicans have filed a lawsuit to try to keep third-party gubernatorial candidate Tom Tancredo off the November ballot. The Denver Post reports that Marian Olson of Golden and Joseph Harrington of Highlands Ranch filed the lawsuit Tuesday in Denver District Court. They claim that Tancredo, a former...

4 years 2 months ago

Dan Maes to announce running mate at noon

Republican gubernatorial candidate Dan Maes has reached the deadline for announcing his choice of a running mate. Spokesman Nate Strauch says Maes interviewed four or five candidates over the weekend and will announce his choice on Tuesday. He'll make the announcement at noon at his campaign office in Englewood....

4 years 2 months ago

Tancredo defends his move from GOP to third party

Colorado gubernatorial candidate Tom Tancredo says he's more committed to conservatism than to a particular party. Tancredo was a Republican congressman from Colorado, but became the American Constitution Party's gubernatorial candidate after saying he didn't think the GOP primary candidates could beat Democrat John Hickenlooper in November. Dan...

4 years 2 months ago

Dan Maes prevails in GOP governor's race

Businessman Dan Maes has ridden support from tea party groups to claim Colorado's Republican gubernatorial primary, defeating former U.S. Rep. Scott McInnis. McInnis is a former six-term congressman who failed to recover after it was revealed that he plagiarized parts of a water study for which a Colorado foundation...

4 years 2 months ago

Sources: Hickenlooper picks CSU-Pueblo president

Democratic gubernatorial candidate John Hickenlooper will pick CSU-Pueblo President Joe Garcia as his running mate. Three sources who were involved in the decision-making confirmed the pick to The Associated Press. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to speak on Hickenlooper's behalf. Hickenlooper isn't facing...

4 years 2 months ago

Clearing up robocall confusion

Republican gubernatorial candidate Dan Maes announced Wednesday that he was asking the state Attorney General's Office to investigate a false robocall campaign. The automated called made to registered Republicans allegedly said that Maes had dropped out of the race. NewsFirst5 has learned that the confusion may have stemmed from...

4 years 2 months ago

Candidate makes way for Tom Tancredo on ballot

Benjamin Goss has submitted his resignation letter as the American Constitution Party's candidate for governor. Goss is stepping down to make way for former GOP congressman Tom Tancredo, who plans to run on the party's ticket. Tancredo switched his party affiliation on Monday. American Constitution Party chairman Clyde...

4 years 3 months ago

Foundation wants Mcinnis to repay $300,000

A foundation that paid Colorado gubernatorial candidate Scott McInnis $300,000 for water essays wants its money back, saying McInnis admitted some of the work wasn't his own. The Hasan Family Foundation board also said Friday that McInnis did only a fraction of the work he was obligated to do as...

4 years 4 months ago

Dana Perino in Colorado Springs Thursday

Former White House Press Secretary and Colorado State University-Pueblo grad Dana Perino will be at The Broadmoor Thursday evening, at a reception for Republican Gubernatorial candidate Scott McInnis. Perino worked at various positions in Washington before joining the White House staff, including a stint in then-Rep. McInnis' office. Perino...

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