Freshman Republican Congressman Cory Gardner weathered a drawn out if ultimately not-close Tea Party caucus battle last year and rode the Republican wave to victory over Democrat Betsy Markey.* Less than a year later, he’s again navigating the increasingly rocky electoral waters of Colorado’s sprawling Fourth District.
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U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn, R-Colorado Springs, didn’t join the six other members of the Colorado delegation at a health care town hall on Saturday in Aurora. The starting point of the discussion in Aurora was that the health care…
AURORA — At a health-reform town hall gathering this weekend that brought together six members of the Colorado delegation to the nation’s capital, Democrats, including Sens. Mark Udall and Michael Bennet, said that health care costs would continue to skyrocket unless insurance companies were subject to anti-trust regulation and to competition from a national non-profit government-insurance option.
State Rep. Cory Gardner, R-Yuma, in his bid to oust Democratic U.S. Rep. Betsy Markey next year and become former Republican Rep. Marilyn Musgrave’s arch-conservative heir apparent in the 4th Congressional District, poured gas on the smoldering Obama citizenship “debate”…
EDWARDS — The question put to Congressman Jared Polis by a man at Wednesday’s health-care town hall in Edwards drew a loud cheer from the majority of clearly conservative mountain-dwellers feeling disenfranchised by the ultra-liberal freshman Democrat from Boulder.
President Obama aimed to lower the temperature of the health-reform debate in Colorado by appearing in person Saturday in Grand Junction and delivering a speech that framed health reform as essential economic policy, tying it to the national Recovery Act and future national prosperity. Colorado Republicans, however, weren’t ready to see the heat go out of the debate. They saw the president’s speech as mere strategy and so strategized in response.
State Rep. Cory Gardner, R-Yuma, is holding health-care town halls in the swing Fourth District, where he is also running to unseat Democratic U.S. Rep. Betsy Markey. He held a telephone town hall Tuesday, and this coming Wednesday he’s holding…
When a small clatch of Larimer Republicans met with Fourth District GOP Congressional candidate Tom Lucero early this summer, they talked about taking up the organizing politics that won Obama the presidency. Lucero encouraged them. “Yes, we have to replicate Obama’s Chicago-style politics, Saul Alinsky’s ‘Rules for Radicals,’” he said.
The elderly bunch nodded their heads but the flash of recognition at the name “Alinsky” wasn’t exactly there. You can bet that fuzziness on the name is now gone.