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11 months 3 weeks ago

Kopp Joins Race for Governor's Seat

Former Republican Senator Mike Kopp is kicking off his gubernatorial bid Tuesday to challenge Democratic Governor John Hickenlooper next year. His announcement is expected in Colorado Springs at 3:30 pm during a news conference at Mesa Overlook above Garden of the Gods Park. He will then make his way to...

1 year 6 months ago

Gov. Hickenlooper signs many bills into law

Governor John Hickenlooper signs 21 bills into law today. This includes a bill for tuition for dropout recovery program students which means students who participate in those programs will receive payment. Plus a bill to promote water conservation of designated ground water. That means there will be safeguards...

2 years 6 months ago

Va governor signs pre-abortion ultrasound bill

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Gov. Bob McDonnell has signed into law a controversial bill that requires women to have abdominal ultrasound exams before undergoing abortions. The Republican governor's signature means the mandate takes effect in July for abortion providers across Virginia. The bill not only sparked protests the past three...

2 years 7 months ago

Colo., Okla. governors push natural gas vehicles

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The governors of Colorado and Oklahoma are leading an initiative to increase the use of natural gas vehicles in their state automobile fleets. Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper and Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin hope the multi-state effort will make natural gas vehicles more affordable for the average...

2 years 11 months ago

'Survivor' fan favorite to run for Indiana governor

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Rupert Boneham earned a nifty $1 million as the fan favorite on 2004's "Survivor: All-Stars." Now the bushy-bearded, tie-dye-wearing Boneham is hoping Indiana voters will find him just as charming. The 47-year-old Boneham announced Saturday that he's seeking the Libertarian Party nomination for Indiana governor. He told...

3 years 1 month ago

Perry spokesman confirms he's running

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - It's a move that is certain to shake up the race for the GOP presidential nomination. A spokesman says Texas Gov. Rick Perry is running for president. He says Perry will make his intentions known on Saturday while visiting South Carolina and New Hampshire. ...

3 years 2 months ago

Perry may 'shake up' GOP field

EXETER, N.H. (AP) - Texas Gov. Rick Perry is calling influential Republicans in early voting New Hampshire and Iowa, the latest indication that he's seriously considering a presidential run. New Hampshire Senate President Peter Bragdon tells The Associated Press that Perry called him over the weekend to gauge his...

3 years 8 months ago

Hickenlooper visits Southern Colorado

In a time where Colorado's state budget is uncertain, the state's new governor is taking an untraditional approach to fixing it. "The vision is instead of a bunch of big shots in Denver telling the rest of the state, here's what we think is best for your economy, let's let...

3 years 8 months ago

Inauguration dinner offers barbecue and advice

Bolo ties and boots crowd the Fillmore Auditorium Tuesday night in support of the next four years under Colorado's 42nd Governor, John Hickenlooper. "You got three thousand people here who are all willing to invest themselves in working together to make Colorado better, so I am deliriously excited," Hickenlooper...

3 years 8 months ago

Businesses line up to pay for Colo. inaugural

DENVER (AP) - Big businesses in Colorado are bankrolling next week's the inaugural celebrations for Democratic Gov.-elect John Hickenlooper. Businesses routinely pay for inaugural parties, but watchdog critics are again questioning whether those companies are buying undue influence. The Denver Post reports that Encana USA, Quiznos and Vail...

3 years 8 months ago

Pueblo student wins contest to meet governor

In Pueblo, a second grader who wrote song about Colorado has earned an exciting opportunity. Isobel McGivney from Fountain International Magnet School, composed a piano song as part of a statewide contest. The assignment was to create an original piece of work based on the theme "My Colorado." McGivney...

3 years 8 months ago

Gov.-elect Hickenlooper makes 3 appointments

DENVER (AP) - Gov.-elect John Hickenlooper continues filling out his cabinet, announcing three appointments Friday. The incoming Democrat has announced that Sue Birch, who currently leads the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association, will be in charge of the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing. Another appointment went...

3 years 10 months ago

Governor Ritter to visit Fowler tomorrow

Gov. Bill Ritter will visit the town of Fowler in Otero County tomorrow to honor the town's successes as a pilot community for his new Sustainable Main Streets Initiative. The program, launched in April, is designed to help communities revitalize their downtown corridors and improve their quality of life. ...

3 years 10 months ago

Governor-elect to speak at Chamber Dinner

Colorado Governor-elect John Hickenlooper will speak at the annual Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce Dinner next week. The dinner happens on November 19 from 6 to 9 p.m. at The Broadmoor. Hickenlooper will give the keynote address. Also featured will be nine community leaders who will share their...

3 years 10 months ago

Hickenlooper assembling his team

Colorado Governor-elect John Hickenlooper named the first two hires of his new administration, just two days after the election. Roxane White will be his Chief of Staff and Eric Brown will be Director of Communications. Both worked for Hickenlooper at the City of Denver, in similar jobs.

3 years 10 months ago

Hickenlooper says focus now is on Colorado's economy

Fresh off his victory, Governor elect John Hickenlooper says his priority is fixing Colorado's economy. On Wednesday Hickenlooper announced a new team to transition from Governor Bill Ritter's administration. Hickenlooper and Lt. Governor elect Joe Garcia were in Denver Wednesday morning. They announced their transition team called Partners For Colorado....

3 years 10 months ago

AP calls Governor's race: Hickenlooper wins

DENVER (AP) - Democratic Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper has won the Colorado governor's race after a campaign in which the GOP nominee imploded and a third-party candidate made a late surge. Hickenlooper is a former brew pub owner who benefited from the collapse of GOP nominee Dan Maes. Immigration...

3 years 11 months ago

Congressman Lamborn bails on Maes

5th District Congressman Doug Lamborn has thrown his support behind third party candidate Tom Tancredo in the Colorado Governor's race. It's an unprecedented development in what has become a bizarre election. Lamborn is a Republican who represents the Republican stronghold of Colorado Springs. Tancredo is a former Republican congressman...

3 years 11 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...

3 years 11 months ago

Hickenlooper: tap PERA for business loans

Democratic gubernatorial candidate John Hickenlooper says the state could tap part of the $33 billion state retirement fund for loans to small businesses. Hickenlooper told workers at a prescription data center on Tuesday the state should use its assets for loans. He says the state could raise $100...

3 years 11 months ago

Gubernatorial candidates debate in Pueblo

The three major candidates for Colorado's governor came together in Pueblo Tuesday night for a debate in front of a packed crowd at the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center. Republican candidate Dan Maes was about 25 minutes late, after getting caught in heavy traffic from a bizarre accident involving...

4 years 2 days ago

Maes releases Kansas termination letter

GOP gubernatorial candidate Dan Maes has released personnel files showing his boss knew that he was investigating a gambling ring and meeting with the Kansas Bureau of Investigation. Maes provided his termination letter from 1985 to The Associated Press. In it, Liberal, Kansas Police Chief Richard Kistner told Maes...

4 years 3 days ago

Tom Tancredo gets fundraising help

A TV bounty hunter and an outspoken Arizona sheriff headlined a Denver fundraiser for third-party gubernatorial candidate Tom Tancredo. Duane "Dog" Chapman, star of the A&E reality TV show "Dog The Bounty Hunter," and Maricopa County, Arizona, Sheriff Joe Arpaio helped raise money for Tancredo on Sunday. Tancredo...

4 years 2 weeks 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 2 weeks ago

Three-party race for governor in Colorado

With a Denver District Court Judge's decision Tuesday to keep third-party candidate Tom Tancredo's name on the November ballot, Colorado is faced with a three-party race for governor: Tancredo with the American Constitution Party, Dan Maes with the Republican Party, and John Hickenlooper with the Democratic Party. Tuesday's court...

4 years 2 weeks 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 3 weeks ago

Balink resigns from Maes campaign

DENVER (AP) - The campaign treasurer for embattled Colorado gubernatorial candidate Dan Maes has resigned three weeks into the job. Maes' campaign confirmed Thursday that treasurer Bob Balink has quit as volunteer treasurer. Maes spokesman Nate Strauch says that Balink resigned because of a long commute from El Paso...

4 years 3 weeks ago

GOP governor's group hints Colo. race a lost cause

Colorado Republican gubernatorial candidate Dan Maes is shrugging off the suggestion that a national GOP group won't help finance his campaign anymore and says he will continue to fight for votes. A Maes spokesman made the comments Wednesday in response to Republican Governors Association Chairman Haley Barbour's remarks hinting...

4 years 3 weeks ago

Democrat Hickenlooper to spend $1.3 million on TV ads

Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper's campaign for governor says he raised $403,597 in August and is budgeting $1.3 million for television advertising before November's election. The Democratic candidate says in his latest finance report filed Tuesday that his campaign spent nearly $358,000 in August, when Hickenlooper began airing commercials. ...

4 years 3 weeks ago

Gubernatorial debate schedule announced

The Republican and Democratic nominees for Colorado governor have agreed to a fall debate schedule. Dan Maes and John Hickenlooper will participate in 10 debates, including the Colorado Decides 2010 "Gubernatorial General Election Debate" that aired last week. The debate schedule is based on invitations to the candidates and...

4 years 3 weeks ago

Maes says he won't drop out

Republican gubernatorial candidate Dan Maes announced Friday afternoon he will not drop out of the race. In a statement released before 4 p.m. Maes said he has given it thought over several days. "After speaking with, and hearing from, numerous Coloradans - from former Senators to family farmers -...

4 years 4 weeks ago

Hank Brown withdraws support for Maes

DENVER (AP) - The campaign of Colorado Republican gubernatorial candidate Dan Maes is facing more problems. Former U.S. Sen. Hank Brown withdrew his support for Maes Wednesday after reading about inconsistencies in Maes' police background in Kansas. Meanwhile, The Denver Post reports that former congressman Bob Beauprez says Maes...

4 years 4 weeks ago

Governor Ritter makes Appeals Court appointment

DENVER (AP) - Gov. Bill Ritter has appointed Maria Teresa "Terry" Fox to the Colorado Court of Appeals. Fox will replace retiring Judge Sean Connelly. She has been an assistant U.S. attorney in Colorado since 2004, working as trial counsel to federal agencies and specializing in environmental, constitutional and...

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