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3 years 8 months ago

Bennet tours Vestas factory in Pueblo

U.S. Senator Michael Bennet was in Pueblo today to tour the Vestas wind tower factory. The junior senator wanted to learn more about Vestas' training program at Pueblo Community College and the company's future. Vestas projects wind energy production will increase in the U.S. by about 40% in the...

3 years 10 months ago

Sen. Bennet: Education is a civil right

DENVER (AP) - Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet is continuing his emphasis on education during a speech to mark the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. Bennet says he'll talk about schools Friday at the annual Business Social Responsibility Awards Luncheon in Denver. The luncheon honors the slain civil rights leader....

4 years 2 weeks ago

Bennet wins, Buck Concedes

It was a long election night Tuesday where Senatorial opponents Ken Buck and incumbent Michael Bennet were stuck in a neck and neck race. Early Wednesday Bennet pulled out a victory by only around 15 thousand votes. "I was watching the earlier polls and I thought it wasn't going to...

4 years 1 month ago

Bill Clinton stumps for Bennet in Colorado

Former President Bill Clinton is pleading with Colorado Democrats to stick with Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet, saying that a vote for Republicans would return the nation to dangerous times. About 2,000 people packed a high school gym Monday in northeast Denver to hear Clinton speak in a rally that...

4 years 1 month ago

Bennet , Buck on "Meet the Press"

On the national NBC political Sunday morning talk show "Meet the Press", Senate-hopefuls Michael Bennet and Ken Buck discuss taxes and the economy. They also try to clear up some of the muddy waters on certain issues. David Gregory asked Buck to clarify his view on gays. Buck's answer...

4 years 1 month ago

Bill Clinton to stump for Sen. Bennet in Denver

Former President Bill Clinton will be in Denver in support of Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet as early voting begins in Colorado. Clinton has not always been on Bennet's side. He endorsed Bennet's Democratic primary challenger Andrew Romanoff and recorded a telephone appeal urging voters to choose Romanoff. But...

4 years 1 month 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 3 months ago

Sprint time for Colorado Senate candidates

It's sprint time for Colorado Senate candidates in primary elections. They're working the phones, waving signs on busy street corners and putting final touches on what they hope will be victory speeches Tuesday night. Democrats are focusing on Colorado Springs. That's because El Paso is the most populous Colorado...

4 years 4 months ago

Primary ballots in the mail today

Mail-in ballots for Colorado's Aug. 10 primary elections were going out Monday. Because the vast majority of Colorado primary voters will cast their ballots at home, that means candidates have the next three weeks to try to sell themselves to party voters. The race on ballots this election is...

4 years 4 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 5 months ago

Jane Norton cleared for Senate primary ballots

Colorado's primary election ballot has firmed-up, as Lt. Gov. Jane Norton has officially been placed before voters. Norton will face Weld County District Attorney Ken Buck in an Aug. 10 primary. Buck achieved top billing on the ballots through the statewide Republican assembly last month. Norton bypassed the assembly...

4 years 5 months ago

Update: Romanoff agrees with White House

Kicking off a 10 week campaign tour, Democratic Candidate for US Senate Andrew Romanoff said Friday that both he and the White House are in agreement over the events that took place last September when he decided to run for office. Romanoff said the only reason he released information...

4 years 5 months ago

Romanoff reportedly offered job to quit senate race

Administration officials dangled the possibility of a job for former Colorado House Speaker Andrew Romanoff last year in hopes he would forego a challenge to Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet. Administration officials on Wednesday declined to specify the job that was floated or the name of the administration official who approached...

4 years 6 months ago

Bennet calls for limits on lobbying

Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet of Colorado is repeating his call to limit lobbying in Washington by giving all members of Congress a lifetime ban on lobbying after leaving office. Bennet on Wednesday introduced the lifetime ban, one of several proposals under consideration to reduce the influence of lobbyists. Bennet's...

4 years 7 months ago

Romanoff lags in Senate fundraising

Andrew Romanoff remains far behind Sen. Michael Bennet in fundraising for the Senate despite winning the Democratic party caucus straw polls last month. Bennet's primary challenger has reported earning about $385,000 during the first fiscal quarter of the year. Bennet, who was appointed to the seat last year, raised...

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