The campaign mailer features two men leaning together and kissing. The image comes from a treasured engagement photo snapped in New York city that was allegedly stolen and reworked by an anti-gay Virginia group. The group, the Public Advocate of the United States, dimmed the original crisp black and white shot, replaced Manhattan skyscrapers and the Brooklyn Bridge with hazy snow-covered mountains and cut across the middle of the image with words on a blood-red line intended to mock the couple and attack Republican Colorado Senator Jean White, from Hayden in the rural conservative northwest top of the state.
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State Rep. Millie Hamner, a Summit County Democrat, made it clear on Monday that she’s running for the state House in 2012 and expects a tough fight from a Republican challenger. Hamner was appointed to replace Christine Scanlan in House District 56 late last year.
Former Colorado Springs Senator Dave Schultheis is no longer holding forth on bills on the Senate floor in Denver, but he has continued to exert influence this year as the powerful force behind the conservative Republican Study Committee of Colorado. Now that influence may be waning. This week, a third of the RSCC flock quit the committee, rejecting the would-be radical-right revival.
Opponents of the last significant anti-FASTER bill still kicking in the State Legislature celebrated its demise in committee on Wednesday. House Bill 1084, sponsored by Republican Kevin Grantham in the Senate and Republican Randy Baumgardner in the House, was killed 3-2 by the Senate State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee.
While the battle over controversial FASTER vehicle registration fees rages on in the state House, Rep. Millie Hamner, D-Dillon – whose legislative predecessors made a priority of transportation funding – is pushing hard to find solutions for the growing gridlock along the Interstate 70 corridor.
An Arizona copy cat bill Wednesday was given a brief reprieve when it was laid over until Monday in committee. While the sponsor of the legislation called for HB 1107 to be killed in light of considerable constitutional concerns, the bill’s predicted death does not seal the tomb of immigration legislation this session.
Colorado supporters of an Arizona-style immigration bill say they will pull the bill this morning before it comes to a vote. As reported by The Durango Herald, even Republicans feared the bill was unconstitutional, and Democrats said it wasn’t needed in Colorado anyway.
Colorado legislators are poised to introduce immigration legislation that may mimic that in Arizona. Critics say it could cost the state a fortune.
NPR’s blockbuster investigative report exposing the private prison industry’s role in writing and bankrolling the “lock ‘em up” Arizona immigration law that passed earlier this year is sure to fuel cries rising against NPR on the right led nationally…
The Colorado Republican Party’s effort to win back top seats has been characterized nationally as a “gaffapalooza” and a “farce,” with many analysts pointing fingers at state GOP Chairman Dick Wadhams. Observers on the ground in Colorado, including GOP staffers and candidates, say that in the year of the Tea Party, Wadhams simply failed to properly vet candidates. The top-of-the-ticket false starts and shuffling have drawn plenty of attention and spawned mockery but the farce grows dark at the bottom of the ticket, where GOP candidates with criminal histories of violence and abuse dot the ballot.