DENVER– A rally hosted here Thursday on the steps of the capitol by this year’s “No Personhood Campaign” featured speakers who decried government intervention into citizens’ private lives and admonished overreaching political activists who would tap the organs of the state to solve perceived social ills.
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When campaigning for the U.S. Senate two years ago, Republican candidate Ken Buck said medical marijuana was a states’ rights issue. Today he is the public face of Smart Colorado, a group campaigning in opposition to Amendment 64, which would effectively legalize marijuana use by adults in Colorado.
Weld County District Attorney Ken Buck today told The Colorado Independent that he plans to take an active role in Smart Colorado, the group hoping to thwart marijuana legalization in Colorado.
Ken Buck is back, and he has his work cut out for him. Larimer County District Attorney Ken Buck will spearhead the campaign against legalization of marijuana. Buck, a Republican, ran for the U.S. Senate in 2010, losing to appointed incumbent Michael Bennet.
BOULDER– U.S. Senator Michael Bennet told students, staff and faculty members at the University of Colorado campus here Tuesday that he was proud to champion the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and happy that the Senate voted in favor of its reauthorization by a broad bipartisan majority.
Colorado’s Weld County District Attorney Ken Buck has joined the national campaign to support Wisconsin Republican U.S. Senate candidate Mark Neumann. In a Monday email blast (pdf), Buck stressed that control of the Senate could well turn on this single race. That’s the same thing analysts said about the race Ken Buck lost in 2010 to Michael Bennet in Colorado.
Federal presidential-election-year campaigns are heating up in Colorado now that the boundaries of the state’s congressional districts have been updated. Yet, so far, Mike Coffman and Scott Tipton, the Republican representatives of new more-competitive districts Six and Three, have yet to articulate for the record their stands on “personhood,” the hard-line anti-abortion proposition that has become a litmus-test issue in Colorado after having landed on the ballot as an initiative in the last two general elections and after clearing hurdles to speed toward the ballot again this year.
Even as Colorado’s review board for ballot initiatives has approved the wording of the proposed personhood amendment, and the race is on to find enough signatures to put it on the November ballot, Colorado Republican U.S. Representatives Mike Coffman and Cory Gardner have yet to state whether they will support the initiative this year, as they did in 2010.
Many of us probably don’t have this year’s Christmas tree picked out yet, but it has already been announced where the 2012 Capitol tree is coming from–and it’s coming from Colorado.
GREELEY– The presidential election is ten months away but, for many hardcore Obama volunteers like the dozen or so people who met here in a garage on the Monday night before Thanksgiving, the campaign has never stopped.