DENVER– With the first presidential debate set to begin here at the University of Denver campus in a matter of minutes, Cecile Richards, national president of Planned Parenthood Action Fund, told the Colorado Independent she would like to see the candidates discuss some of the ways women’s access to health care is tied to the national economy and the financial prospects of the nation’s citizens.
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The Colorado Democratic Party is blasting mega-millionaire Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney for the flippant $10,000 bet he proposed to rival Rick Perry during the nationally televised candidate debate Saturday. The awkward proposal, coming amid an historic jobless recession where voters continue to lose their homes and their livelihoods at extraordinary rates, was exactly the kind of bumbling reflexive move that playwrights and novelists love: a toss-off act that gives away the game. State Democratic Party Chair Rick Palacio has done some math and has come up with a short list of “what $10,000 gets you in Colorado.”
Herman Cain’s presidential campaign is weathering mounting allegations of sexual harassment linked so far only to his tenure as the head of the National Restaurant Association, allegations tied to tens of thousands of dollars in payouts to his accusers. Republican voters, however, are mostly dismissing the story. They’ve filled Cain’s campaign coffers with cash over the last two weeks and they booed the CNBC debate moderators who tried to bring up the scandal during last night’s debate in Michigan. The harassment story has been a source of off-color jokes for conservative-politics pundits like Rush Limbaugh. And in Colorado, libertarian think tank funnyman Jon Caldera couldn’t resist cracking wise on the topic in his weekly newsletter.
Republicans won an historic number of Congressional seats in the midterm election just six months ago. Tonight Fox News is hosting the first 2012 GOP presidential primary election debate and it will feature something like the weakest early lineup of candidates in modern memory. Serious Republican strategists will be watching either in denial or in panic through fingers stretched across their eyes.
Bringing a Denver Metro Chamber Chamber of Commerce candidate forum in Denver to a close Friday afternoon, ABC’s Jake Tapper asked Weld County DA and GOP U.S. Senate candidate Ken Buck whether he regretted the language he…
LOVELAND– In a gubernatorial debate held here Friday by the Northeastern Colorado group Progressive 15, American Constitution Party candidate Tom Tancredo backed away from his earlier support of the “Bad Three” anti-tax ballot initiatives pushed by anti-government crusader Doug Bruce and heavily backed among the state’s tea party voters.
In a debate Thursday, the three gubernatorial candidates were asked whether Colorado should accommodate Spanish-speaking people by printing bilingual ballots. American Constitution Party candidate Tom Tancredo and Republican Dan Maes both said no.
Problem is, bilingual ballots are required by…
DENVER — The three candidates for governor met downtown today for a friendly debate. That’s right, there are three candidates still very much in the race, at least to hear them tell it. A relaxed, smiling, joking Dan Maes said he is in it until the end, or at least for as long as he is convinced “the people” want him in it.
Apparently Aspen is a great place to escape both the summer heat and the heat of a gubernatorial campaign experiencing some turbulence.
Former Colorado congressman Scott McInnis last week skillfully ducked mounting media fallout from his ongoing plagiarism scandal…