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3 years 1 month ago

Mitt Romney headed to Colorado Springs

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - Mitt Romney is making his first campaign stop of 2012 in Colorado Springs. Romney has been a frequent visitor to Colorado for fundraisers, but Saturday's campaign stop at a Colorado Springs business is Romney's first campaign stop seeking caucus support. Republicans hold precinct caucuses on...

3 years 4 months ago

Cain says harassment claims have affected support

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican presidential hopeful Herman Cain acknowledges slipping from the top tier of candidates while addressing accusations of sexual harassment and confusion about his policy stands. The Georgia businessman insists his campaign is sound and supporters remain onboard what he calls the "Cain train." Cain has denied the...

3 years 6 months ago

Denver a finalist for new patent office

DENVER (AP) - Denver is in the running for one of three new satellite patent offices to be opened under President Barack Obama's America Invents Act. The Denver Post reports that Denver is a finalist and in competition with California, Texas, Washington and Utah. The new satellite offices are...

3 years 8 months ago

Pawlenty blasts Bachmann's "nonexistent' record

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty says 2012 rival Michele Bachmann has a "nonexistent" record of accomplishment during her three terms in Congress. Pawlenty, who's behind in the polls and lagging in fundraising, says that as a former Minnesota governor, he has executive experience and achieved results under...

4 years 4 months ago

Not All Candidates Are Done Campaigning

DENVER (AP) - Incumbent state Representative Kathleen Curry says her write-in candidacy is still alive. She was trailing Democrat Roger Wilson by less than 500 votes, but a judge is ordering inspections of more than 2,000 ballots that may contain write-in votes for Curry, but were not marked properly.

4 years 5 months ago

Dan Maes filed for bankruptcy in 1989

GOP gubernatorial candidate Dan Maes, who has touted his business experience running telecommunications and credit reporting companies, says he filed personal bankruptcy 20 years ago. According to The Denver Post, Maes filed bankruptcy in 1989 when he was 29 years old and single. Maes spokesman Nate Strauch says Maes...

4 years 5 months ago

Andrew Romanoff lands job at anti-poverty group

Unsuccessful Senate candidate Andrew Romanoff has landed a new job at an anti-poverty group that helps farmers in developing countries. The Democrat tells The Denver Post that he'll work for Lakewood-based International Development Enterprises, where he'll travel frequently. The former state House speaker turned down being considered for...

4 years 6 months ago

Democrat Hickenlooper returned tax break to IRS

A Denver TV station is reporting that Democratic gubernatorial candidate John Hickenlooper paid over $52,000 to the Internal Revenue Service in 2008 to settle issues surrounding tax credits he received on conservation easements. KMGH-TV reported Tuesday that the easements were on land that Hickenlooper and a partner acquired in...

4 years 6 months ago

Ruling on Tancredo's candidacy expected Tuesday

American Constitution Party gubernatorial candidate Tom Tancredo told a Denver judge that his party's bylines trumped state law when he got his last-minute nomination in July. The former Republican congressman was responding Monday to a lawsuit filed by two Republicans who claim Tancredo violated state law when he got...

4 years 6 months ago

Hickenlooper announces education policy for Colorado

Democratic gubernatorial candidate John Hickenlooper is getting ready to unveil his education policy for Colorado. He'll be joined by his running mate, Colorado State University-Pueblo president Joe Garcia, at Monday's announcement at Arapahoe Community College in Littleton. Two years ago as mayor Hickenlooper started a preschool stipend program...

4 years 8 months ago

Tancredo answers critics

The path has been cleared for former republican congressman Tom Tancredo to head the American Constitution Party, as candidate for governor. Benjamin Goss resigned his candidacy on Tuesday morning, paving the way for Tancredo, who submitted the proper paperwork Tuesday. "This is it! It's all I can do!" he told...

4 years 8 months ago

Foundation wants Mcinnis to repay $300,000

A foundation that paid Colorado gubernatorial candidate Scott McInnis $300,000 for water essays wants its money back, saying McInnis admitted some of the work wasn't his own. The Hasan Family Foundation board also said Friday that McInnis did only a fraction of the work he was obligated to do as...

4 years 8 months ago

Bennet intern offers paid access to senator

An unpaid intern for Colorado Democrat Michael Bennet's Senate campaign has been dismissed after allegedly telling an acquaintance that a one-on-one meeting to discuss a bill with the candidate could be set up for $2,400. The campaign said the intern was let go Thursday after it learned of the...

4 years 10 months ago

Tom Wiens drops out of Colorado Senate race

Republican Tom Wiens is dropping out of Colorado's primary Senate contest. The former state senator is backing Weld County District Attorney Ken Buck over former Lt. Gov. Jane Norton. Wiens was a self-funded Senate candidate who planned to petition onto primary ballots. But on Monday, Wiens dropped out before...

4 years 10 months ago

Democrat lied about being a Vietnam veteran

Democratic Senate candidate Richard Blumenthal has conceded he has "misspoken" in claiming he served in Vietnam but defended his military record and his commitment to veterans. At a news conference backed by veterans, the popular Connecticut attorney general said he meant to say he served "during Vietnam" instead of...

5 years 2 months ago

C-SPAN: Health care talks should be televised

The C-SPAN television network is calling on congressional leaders to open health care talks to cameras - something President Barack Obama promised as a candidate. Instead the most critical negotiations on Obama's health plan have taken place behind closed doors, as Republicans repeatedly point out. In a Dec. 30 letter...

5 years 2 months ago

Lawmakers may change unaffiliated candidates law

A Colorado lawmaker who recently switched from Democrat to unaffiliated is considering legislation to make it easier for unaffiliated candidates to get on the ballot. Rep. Kathleen Curry says Colorado has the longest waiting period of any state for unaffiliated candidates. In order to run as an unaffiliated under current...

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