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2 years 7 months ago

Republican governors concerned about primary race

WASHINGTON (AP) - Democratic governors are bullish on President Barack Obama's re-election prospects, citing the improving economy and a Republican nominating contest that has exposed deep divisions in the party's base. Republican governors insist Obama is vulnerable, but they say they are concerned the prolonged primary race has alienated independent...

2 years 8 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 9 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

Judge in Va. rejects GOP primary ballot appeal

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A federal judge has refused to add Texas Gov. Rick Perry and three other candidates to Virginia's Republican presidential primary ballot. U.S. District Judge John Gibney ruled Friday that the candidates should have challenged Virginia's primary qualifying rules earlier. Gibney said they knew the rules months...

3 years 4 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...

4 years 2 months ago

Republican in-fighting in governor's race

Republican gubernatorial candidate Dan Maes has rejected an offer from former congressman Tom Tancredo for both men to get out of the Colorado governor's race and let the Republican Party pick a new candidate. State Republican Party chairman Dick Wadhams said he delivered the offer to Maes on Wednesday...

4 years 2 months ago

Democrats seek united front for November

Democrats are hoping to smooth tensions after the bitter Colorado Senate primary. Party chairman Tim Kaine will be in Denver on Thursday for what the party is calling a unity rally. Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet and his primary challenger, Andrew Romanoff, have both agreed to attend. Bennet overcame Romanoff's...

4 years 2 months ago

Where to vote in El Paso County

It's primary election day and many polling place in El Paso County have changed since 2008, the last precinct polling locating election, as a result of the county closing and consolidating 87 locations. Elections in 2009 were all mail-in only in the county. Clerk and recorrder Bob Balink says the...

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 2 months ago

Colorado candidate signs pledge to defund Health Overhaul

A Republican candidate for Congress in Colorado's 3rd Congressional District, Bob McConnell, has joined a national movement to overturn the Health Care Overhaul bill passed by Congress. Called ObamaCare by opponents, the movement, DeFundIt.org, has signed pledges from almost 150 candidates nationwide who vow to overturn the newly passed legislation....

4 years 3 months ago

Bennet intern offers paid access to senator

An unpaid intern for Colorado Democrat Michael Bennet's Senate campaign has been dismissed after allegedly telling an acquaintance that a one-on-one meeting to discuss a bill with the candidate could be set up for $2,400. The campaign said the intern was let go Thursday after it learned of the...

4 years 4 months ago

Jane Norton cleared for Senate primary ballots

Colorado's primary election ballot has firmed-up, as Lt. Gov. Jane Norton has officially been placed before voters. Norton will face Weld County District Attorney Ken Buck in an Aug. 10 primary. Buck achieved top billing on the ballots through the statewide Republican assembly last month. Norton bypassed the assembly...

4 years 5 months ago

Primary election day in several states

It's primary day around the nation. President Barack Obama is not on the ballot, nor is the Republican Senate leader, Kentucky's Mitch McConnell. But both have a stake in contests testing the tea party among Kentucky Republicans and the durability of Democratic incumbents in Arkansas and Pennsylvania. Five-term...

5 years 1 month ago

Romanoff to run for Senate

Former Colorado Speaker of the House, Andrew Romanoff, announced Monday that he will challenge Senator Michael Bennet in the 2010 Democratic primary. Romanoff said in a email sent Monday afternoon that he had filed his paperwork with the Federal Election Commission to run for the Senate. Prior to Governor Bill...

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