Former Colorado Secretary of State Bernie Buescher told a roomful of Garfield County Democrats Monday during their annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Dinner that campaign finance disclosure in America is “completely, irretrievably broken,” according to the Aspen Times.
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Republican candidate for Secretary of State Scott Gessler, still in a close race with Democratic incumbent Bernie Buescher, said Tuesday night that, given the counties that have reported, he expects to win.
“I think we are going to be OK.…
Widely seen as the front-runner for the GOP nomination for Colorado state treasurer, J.J. Ament has fallen badly behind Walker Stapleton in fund raising. As of the end of June, Stapleton had amassed more than $226,000 in cash to spend…
From the Department of Wait, Seriously, Are They Kidding, johne of Square State notices the House District 49 Republican vacancy committee plans to convene at the Allnutt Funeral Home in Fort Collins to pick a successor for Rep. Kevin Lundberg, who was elevated to the Colorado State Senate last weekend. That’s right, they’ll be naming Lundberg’s replacement at a funeral home.
Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter welcomed public comment on his selection of a replacement for Sen. Ken Salazar, who was nominated Wednesday to be President-elect Barack Obama’s secretary of interior. “I will act as quickly as possible to name a successor for Sen. Salazar,” Ritter said in a statement Thursday, unveiling an e-mail address the state’s residents can use to communicate their views on filling the vacancy.
Gov. Bill Ritter has picked state Rep. Bernie Buescher as Colorado’s next secretary of state.
“Thank you for the confidence,” Buescher told the governor. “I will work hard and try to do a good job.”
Ritter announced his pick at a news conference in his office this morning. The position came open when Mike Coffman was elected to congress. In all, 20 people applied; that number was whittled to three, including Buescher, as well as outgoing House Speaker Andrew Romanoff and Senate Majority Leader Ken Gordon.
UPDATE: The governor’s office announced Tuesday afternoon that state Sen. Ken Gordon and Reps. Andrew Romanoff and Bernie Buescher have made the final cut. According to Ritter spokesman Wil Alston, the governor hopes to have a final decision in early January.
In an effort to oh-so-helpfully whittle down the 20 candidates vying for Colorado’s open secretary of state position, ProgressNow has launched a poll urging the liberal group’s members to cast their vote for their top choices. The voting…
Remember all those voters purged from the rolls by Secretary of State Mike Coffman, many in defiance of a federal court order? Coffman maintained he was well within the law, merely removing voters who had died, moved or filed duplicate registrations, but U.S. District Court Judge John Kane blasted the “obdurate” Coffman at an emergency hearing called four days before the election when reports surfaced that voters were still being purged after an earlier settlement ordered a halt.
OK. The final tally is 20, as in 20 people want to be sworn in to oversee elections and business licensing in Colorado and replace Secretary of State Mike Coffman, who is running off to succeed Republican Tom Tancredo in Congress after drawing the ire of a federal judge for purging 44,000 voters from the rolls at the last minute. As we reported late last week, whoever is picked must not be someone who will embarrass Gov. Bill Ritter, a Democrat, in any way.