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1 year 10 months ago

Locals react to Vice Presidential debate

Voters across party lines seemed satisfied with Thursday night's Vice Presidential debate; people on both sides said their candidate was effective in getting down to the facts on the issues without as much of the posturing we saw in the first Presidential debate. At a Democratic watch party in...

2 years 2 days ago

Few Republicans on voter purge list

DENVER (AP) - Democrats and independent voters got 86 percent of the requests to withdraw from voting rolls if they're not citizens as part of an initiative from Colorado's Republican Secretary of State. The breakdown renewed skepticism that Scott Gessler has a political motivation in sending the letters. His office...

2 years 3 months ago

Civil union bills face last minute drama

DENVER (AP) - Civil unions are close to becoming law in Colorado amid last-minute drama in the Republican-controlled House. The bill is expected to clear a final committee Tuesday to reach the full House for debate and initial vote. The issue divides House Republicans who have a 33-32 voting edge....

2 years 5 months ago

Senior tax break fight already over

DENVER (AP) - Colorado's improving economy has helped lawmakers avoid the most contentious debate of the year - restoring a suspended property tax break for senior citizens. Lawmakers learned Monday that sunny fiscal projections mean the state won't have to choose between giving a property tax break to seniors or...

2 years 5 months ago

Former Colorado Lt. Gov. Strickland dies at 79

DENVER (AP) - Former Colorado Lt. Gov. Ted Strickland has died. The Adams County coroner's office confirmed Strickland's death Wednesday but had no further details. The Denver Post reports the 79-year-old had been in faltering health. The Republican served in both the Colorado House and Senate. He was lieutenant governor...

2 years 5 months ago

Democrats to hold caucuses today

DENVER (AP) - It's Super Tuesday, and Colorado isn't entirely left out of the action. Colorado Democrats hold precinct caucuses Tuesday night. Democrats are meeting four weeks after their Republican counterparts held precinct caucuses to choose presidential favorites. Democrats have no contested presidential contest, so their precinct caucuses have attracted...

2 years 6 months ago

Rick Santorum takes early lead in Colorado

Colorado Republican caucus results are starting to come in and Rick Santorum is holding an early lead. With 3 of the 76 precincts reporting statewide (or about four percent), Santorum is leading with 146 votes (50 percent). Newt Gingrich is behind him with 69 votes (24 percent), followed by...

2 years 6 months ago

Candidates ready for Colorado

DENVER (AP) - Three of four Republican candidates for president are in Colorado, trying to pin down support in Tuesday's precinct caucuses. Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich all had Colorado stops on their agendas Monday. Only Ron Paul had no announced plans to hold a campaign event here....

2 years 6 months ago

Ron Paul in Colorado Springs

Half of the GOP field left the sunshine state to come here. Ron Paul spent time in Fort Collins and Denver earlier today before heading south to energize his supporters in Colorado Springs. During a brief stop at the Colorado Springs Airport, Paul told supporters that if he were...

2 years 6 months ago

Top senators agree on tough penalties for Iran

WASHINGTON (AP) - A top Senate Democrat and Republican have agreed on a bill to impose sweeping new penalties on Iran. The Banking Committee chairman, Sen. Tim Johnson, and Sen. Richard Shelby announced the legislation late Monday that would target Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps and would apply sanctions to more...

2 years 7 months ago

Cain backs Gingrich's presidential bid

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Former presidential hopeful Herman Cain says Newt Gingrich is "a patriot" who is "not afraid of bold ideas." Cain's endorsement of Gingrich is a boost for the former House speaker coming just days before the Florida primary. The former pizza executive, who left the...

2 years 7 months ago

Colorado Republican caucus to play national role

Colorado's Republican caucus shifted from March to February. Local political figures expect that our caucus--only two weeks from now--will have a loud voice in the national conversation about our next president. Political analysts believe Mitt Romney could have swept the nations votes with a win South Carolina. To the surprise...

2 years 7 months ago

Lamborn plans to skip State of the Union address

Congressman Doug Lamborn (R) announced today he will not attend tomorrow's State of the Union address. Congressman Lamborn made the decision because he does not support the policies of President Barack Obama. News 5 is interviewing Lamborn this evening and will have more on the decision tonight.

2 years 7 months ago

Jon Huntsman drops out of GOP race

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) - Republican Jon Huntsman has dropped out of the GOP presidential race and has endorsed Mitt Romney. Huntsman said the former Massachusetts governor gives the Republican Party its best shot at defeating President Barack Obama in the November general election. After staking his candidacy...

2 years 7 months ago

Judge in Va. rejects GOP primary ballot appeal

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A federal judge has refused to add Texas Gov. Rick Perry and three other candidates to Virginia's Republican presidential primary ballot. U.S. District Judge John Gibney ruled Friday that the candidates should have challenged Virginia's primary qualifying rules earlier. Gibney said they knew the rules months...

2 years 8 months ago

Poll: Gingrich favored in Iowa

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) - Herman Cain's departure from the Republican presidential race has political observers reassessing the field. In Iowa, where the first nominating contest will take place next month, the Des Moines Register has a fresh poll out that puts Newt Gingrich on top with 25 percent support, ahead...

2 years 8 months ago

Lamborn supports PBS door knocks

Congressman Doug Lamborn said Wednesday that he supports the recent move by Rocky Mountain PBS to take their membership drive door to door. The Republican lawmaker drew national attention earlier this year when he called for the elimination of public funding for PBS. A statement from the Congressman released...

2 years 9 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...

2 years 9 months ago

Romney urges Obama to stop looming military cuts

NASHUA, N.H. (AP) - Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney is calling on President Obama to block looming military cuts. The former Massachusetts governor tells supporters in New Hampshire that the deficit-cutting supercommittee in Congress probably won't come up with a deal before its Wednesday deadline. That would trigger billions of...

2 years 9 months ago

Gingrich: Cain handling allegations well, so far

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich says rival Herman Cain has handled the sexual harassment allegations against him well so far. But Gingrich is unsure what would happen if more accusations surface. Gingrich, a former GOP House speaker, says Cain seems to have satisfied most people so far...

2 years 9 months ago

GOP hopeful Perry heads to Letterman

NEW YORK (AP) - Republican presidential contender Rick Perry will laugh about his debate performance with David Letterman. The Texas governor is scheduled to appear on the "Late Show with David Letterman" on Thursday to talk about his brain freeze a day earlier on stage with his GOP rivals. He...

2 years 10 months ago

GOP rivals focus on flat taxes, smaller government

WASHINGTON (AP) - On jobs and taxes, the top Republican presidential candidates are locked in a fierce game of one-upmanship. They're trying to outdo each other in offering the boldest economic plan for the campaign to unseat President Barack Obama next November. Despite some notable differences, their blueprints all are...

2 years 10 months ago

Bachmann exaggerates directive in her criticism

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) - Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann says the Obama administration is striking all references to Islam from Justice Department training manuals, an exaggeration of a directive from federal officials to evaluate procedures for religious and cultural sensitivity. The Minnesota congresswoman is equating the effort to removing suspicion...

2 years 10 months ago

Bachmann brushes off idea she's given up on NH

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann is brushing off the idea that her campaign is all but giving up on winning the New Hampshire primary. The Associated Press reported last week that an exodus in New Hampshire cost Bachmann her staff in the first-in-the-nation primary state. The Minnesota...

2 years 10 months ago

Herman Cain stumbles on the political road

ATLANTA (AP) - Herman Cain has captivated Republicans hungry for an alternative to Mitt Romney. But the presidential hopeful has made a series of stumbles that have left some questioning whether he's ready for the White House. The Georgia businessman has been on a media blitz since a rise...

2 years 10 months ago

Huntsman boycotts Nevada debate

EXETER, N.H. (AP) - Jon Huntsman is boycotting next week's Republican presidential debate in Nevada. The former Utah governor and other candidates say Nevada has unfairly shifted the date of its presidential caucuses. But Huntsman becomes the first to announce plans to skip next Tuesday's nationally-televised GOP debate in protest....

2 years 10 months ago

Perry: Domestic energy production linked to jobs

0WEST MIFFLIN, Pa. (AP) - Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry says his plan to expand domestic energy production could bring the United States more than a million new jobs. Perry, the Texas governor, released an energy proposal Friday that would open up federal lands, including Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge,...

2 years 10 months ago

Sarah Palin will not run for president

WASHINGTON (AP) - Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin says she will not run for president. Her announcement Wednesday left little doubt that the eventual Republican nominee will come from the current field of contenders. Palin said in a statement that she and her husband Todd "devote ourselves to God,...

2 years 11 months ago

Cain wins early Florida test vote

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Herman Cain won an early test vote in Florida that lacked most of the leading candidates' participation. Cain captured 37.1 percent of the vote at Saturday's Presidency 5 straw poll in Orlando, with Texas Gov. Rick Perry coming in second with 15.4 percent. Mitt Romney came...

2 years 11 months ago

Coffman proposes $100 billion in defense cuts

Colorado Congressman Mike Coffman has submitted a plan to trim $103 billion dollars in defense spending over the next decade to the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction. The plan achieves most of the cost savings, around $90 billion, by reducing 100,000 active duty positions and increasing the number of...

2 years 11 months ago

Slipping Bachmann seeks jolt for GOP campaign

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Republican Michele Bachmann is focusing her presidential campaign on Iowa, having dipped in national polls since Texas Gov. Rick Perry entered the race last month. The Minnesota congresswoman has struggled since winning the Iowa straw poll in August. This week she reshuffled her campaign's...

2 years 11 months ago

Republican debate tonight

The Republican Presidential candidates will debate in California today. Polls show Texas Governor Rick Perry and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney in the lead. Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachman is trailing. Gov. Perry could miss the debate though, because of the wildfires in his state. He is...

2 years 11 months ago

Perry top dog for the GOP?

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Republican race for the White House is about to accelerate dramatically. Coming up are several debates and events that will testing whether Texas Gov. Rick Perry has staying power and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney can keep focusing on the president instead of his GOP rivals....

2 years 11 months ago

Parties see increase in donations this year

WASHINGTON (AP) - The nation's two political parties are seeing more dollars flowing to their bank accounts this year, although Democrats enjoy a fundraising edge over their opponents. New federal data show that committees supporting President Barack Obama and congressional Democrats brought in $128 million since Jan. 1. Their Republican...

3 years 1 week ago

Perry says he doesn't believe in global warming

BEDFORD, N.H. (AP) - Rick Perry says he does not believe in global warming. The newest Republican presidential candidate also says he would not have signed the debt-ceiling compromise brokered by Republicans and Democrats. The Texas governor made the comments as he launched a two-day New Hampshire campaign tour. He...

3 years 2 weeks ago

Perry to make bid for GOP nomination official

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Texas Gov. Rick Perry is opening a second front in the battle for the Republican presidential nomination. Perry's trip to South Carolina to declare his candidacy for the GOP presidential nod draws attention from the Iowa Straw Poll and jolts the field of candidates already competing....

3 years 2 weeks ago

GOP goes on the attack over Obama economy

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republicans are using their weekly address to criticize President Barack Obama on the economy, particularly government regulations. Sen. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania says the regulations are overly burdensome and therefore discouraging businesses from expanding and hiring. He says "Clearly, the policies of this administration are not...

3 years 3 weeks ago

Groups rally outside Lamborn's office

Local pastors and civil rights leaders called on Congressman Doug Lamborn to resign Monday morning over his use of the term "tar baby" in reference to President Barack Obama. The Colorado Springs Branch of the NAACP, the Southern Colorado Ministerial Union (SCMU) and members of the El Paso County Democratic...

3 years 4 weeks ago

House passes debt-ceiling agreement

WASHINGTON (AP) - The House has passed legislation designed to keep the government from defaulting on its debts. The measure also sets a course for reducing the federal deficit in the future. The Senate, where support is stronger, is expected to take up the bill on Tuesday, the deadline for...

3 years 1 month ago

'Really close' to debt deal as deadline nears

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Racing to avoid a government default, President Barack Obama and Republican congressional leaders reached urgently for a compromise Sunday to permit vital borrowing by the Treasury in exchange for more than $2 trillion in long-term spending cuts. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell said the two sides were...

3 years 1 month 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 1 month 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...

3 years 2 months ago

CO GOP decries lack of progress with business regs

DENVER (AP) - Republican lawmakers say their efforts to help Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper promote a business-friendly environment have been stifled - by Democrats. They say Senate Democrats killed Republican-sponsored bills aimed at easing business regulations. Democrats argue that Republicans should've done a better job of getting support from the...

3 years 2 months ago

GOP straegist Karl Rove headed to Colorado Springs

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - GOP strategist Karl Rove is headed to Colorado for Republican fundraisers in Denver and Colorado Springs. The former White House advisor is in Colorado Wednesday. He's a good choice for Republican money-raisers. Rove's American Crossroads advocacy group is among the nation's top-spending political interest...

3 years 3 months ago

Gov. Romney calls Obama ineffective

WASHINGTON (AP) - Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is calling Barack Obama "one of the most ineffective presidents" he's ever seen, and says he can beat him next year. Romney tells NBC in an interview that while Obama wasn't responsible for the recession he inherited, "he made things worse....

3 years 3 months ago

Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels out of 2012 race

WASHINGTON - (AP) Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels said early Sunday that he won't run for president because of family concerns, a development that narrowed the Republican nomination field though made the wide-open race even more uncertain. "In the end, I was able to resolve every competing consideration but one,"...

3 years 3 months ago

Republicans unsure on 2012 candidates

WASHINGTON (AP) - A lot of Republican voters aren't yet getting excited about any of their party members who've announced a White House bid for next year. Forty-five percent of the Republicans responding to a survey say they're dissatisfied with the GOP candidates who have declared or who are...

3 years 4 months ago

Redistricting talks collapse

DENVER (AP) - Bipartisan talks to draw new congressional district boundaries for Colorado have collapsed after a legislative committee failed to meet a self-imposed deadline. Now Republicans and Democrats are vowing to draw their own maps to redraw the state's seven districts as required after every census. If the...

3 years 7 months ago

Steele behind in voting for GOP leadership

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) - GOP Chairman Michael Steele is losing even more ground after the third round of balloting for the leadership of the Republican National Committee. Top challenger, Reince Priebus lengthened his lead by two; the Wisconsin Republican Party chairman got 54 votes. Steele lost four votes,...

3 years 9 months ago

GOP Boswell concedes to Riesberg in house race

GREELEY, Colo. (AP) - Republican Bob Boswell has conceded the state House District 50 race to incumbent Democrat Jim Riesberg nearly two weeks after the election. Riesberg leads Boswell by about 300 votes, although a final vote tally hasn't been completed. Boswell told the Greeley Tribune Saturday that it...

3 years 10 months ago

Political signs pit neighbor against neighbor

As the political season continues to heat up battle lines are being drawn across neighborhoods. Yards signs are popping up and creating rivalries among Democrats and Republicans. News First 5 spotted a lot of signs on Elizabeth, Greenwood, Grand and Court. "It's just really a matter of opinion," said Michael...

3 years 10 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 10 months ago

AP survey points to huge Republican victories

WASHINGTON (AP) - Just two weeks remain before the midterm elections, and a new poll finds all signs pointing to huge Republican victories. Likely voters surveyed by the Associated Press and GfK give Republicans the edge over Democrats on handling the economy, creating jobs and running the government. Most...

3 years 10 months ago

Republicans outnumber Democrats in early voting

DENVER (AP) - Colorado elections officials rolled out the first look at who's voting early this election - and so far more Republicans are voting than Democrats. The Colorado Secretary of State reports that about 195,000 voters have already cast ballots as of Wednesday afternoon. That figure includes mail-in...

3 years 10 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...

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