Colorado journalism hit its zenith Tuesday with a thud as all across the state the October 5280 hit mailboxes with a big-hearted tribute to Democratic backroom maestro Paul Sandoval.
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Colorado U.S. Senator Mark Udall at a gay-rights event this weekend in Denver said he supports marriage equality for all Americans. Udall joins a growing list of lawmakers who have gone on record in support of ending the era where the federal Defense of Marriage Act and where constitutional bans like Colorado’s Amendment 43 blocked LGBT couples from the legal protections and advantages provided by the state through marriage. Udall is the 18th sitting U.S. Senator to state publicly that he supports efforts to make gay marriage legal.
Many Democrats are standing behind concerns raised by former Denver Mayor Wellington Webb last week after Webb said that Republican members of the Colorado Reapportionment Commission were playing it fast and loose with constitutional requirements when redrawing the state legislative boundaries.
Gov. John Hickenlooper announced Monday his three appointments to the Colorado Reapportionment Commission. Those included a Republican lobbyist, and two Democrats–one a former mayor and the other one of Colorado’s Salazar brothers. Hickenlooper said he wanted a commission choosing the state’s future legislative districts that had equal numbers of Republicans and Democrats.
Is Denver a sanctuary city? American Constitution Party candidate for governor Tom Tancredo says it is. Democratic nominee and Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper says it is not. When asked for the basis of his claims, Tancredo spokesman Leo Jankowski said Denver Executive Order 116, signed by Mayor Wellington Webb in 1998, makes Denver a sanctuary city.
At a candidate forum in Denver last week Republican candidate for governor Scott McInnis blasted Democratic opponent and Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper for running a “sanctuary city” that defied federal law, it’s an attack Hickenlooper has addressed in the past but one that is sure to dominate in the weeks ahead now that former Republican Congressman and longtime anti-illegal immigration warrior Tom Tancredo has entered the governor’s race as the American Constitution Party candidate.