In Colorado and a handful of other swing states, the Hispanic vote is expected to be a key factor in this year’s presidential election. As Republican campaign rhetoric around immigration has continued to turn off many Latino voters, some GOP strategists are suggesting the eventual Republican nominee can appeal to Hispanics by focusing on economic issues.
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Colorado’s ASSET bill died in committee Monday as every Republican, including Robert Ramirez, voted no. Ramirez said he will work with Democrats to bring a bill next year that is more acceptable to conservatives.
Last night, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar drew the short straw so to speak, and watched the State of the Union speech from the White House. The tradition of having a cabinet member or other high-ranking government official miss the speech goes back nearly 50 years.
The big guns were out in force for the Democrats Sunday at a get out the vote rally near Colfax and Kipling in Lakewood.
Both Sen. Michael Bennet and gubernatorial candidate John Hickenlooper brought their buses, the wives, their kids…
Former Denver Mayor and Clinton-era Cabinet official Federico Peña on Saturday narrowed the field of possible candidates to replace Sen. Ken Salazar when the Denver Democrat issued a statement withdrawing his name from consideration. Peña hadn’t actively sought the appointment, but his name has been among those discussed as a potential candidate to fill the vacancy created by Salazar’s nomination as secretary of the interior on Wednesday.
Tuesday morning, at least a dozen Democrats looked in the mirror and saw the next U.S. senator from Colorado. Trouble is, all but one of them were seeing things.
With the announcement the state’s senior senator is President-elect Barack Obama’s pick to be the next secretary of interior, it falls on Gov. Bill Ritter to name Sen. Ken Salazar’s replacement. Within hours of news leaking that Salazar would give up his Senate seat, the names of prominent — and not-so-prominent — Democrats emerged. Some are serious contenders, some would be top picks under different circumstances, and a few, like Academy Award hopefuls, are happy just to be nominated.