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1 year 7 months ago

Southern Colorado Tea Party gets $10,000 fine

PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) - The Colorado Court of Appeals has upheld a $10,000 campaign finance fine against the Southern Colorado Tea Party. Wednesday's court order means the group will have to pay the fine for failing to file campaign finance reports about political contributions in 2010. The group unsuccessfully claimed...

3 years 10 months ago

Conservative festival planned May 7

A conservative festival will be held in Colorado Springs next month featuring Steve Moore of the Wall St. Journal. It's the 2011 Peak Freedom Festival to be held on May 7 at the Cheyenne Mountain Resort. Independence Institute president, radio talk show host and conservative Jon Caldara will...

3 years 10 months ago

Tea party rally draws 200 to Loveland

LOVELAND, Colo. (AP) - A rally billed as the Tax Day Tea Party in Loveland attracted about 200 people to to call for reductions in taxes and government spending. Among the speakers gathered at the event at Lake Loveland Saturday were former Weld District Attorney Ken Buck and state...

3 years 10 months ago

Tea Party rallies show thinning turnouts

DENVER (AP) - This year's tax day tea party rally outside the Colorado Capitol attracted far fewer people than past years. But the conservative activists say the movement is still going strong. About 200 people attended yesterday's rally, far below the thousands who mobbed the lawn at the height...

4 years 5 months ago

Anti-incumbent fervor stops in El Paso County

The strong anti-incumbent sentiment that has swept through many national political races seems to stop at El Paso County where several familiar faces are back on the ballot, although many of the candidates are running different offices. Clerk and Record Bob Balink is term limited and running unopposed to...

4 years 5 months ago

Tea party favorite O'Donnell wins in Delaware

The candidate backed by establishment Republicans as well as former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has taken the lead over a tea-party favorite in New Hampshire's Republican Senate primary. Former Attorney General Kelly Ayotte edged ahead of Ovide Lamontagne as returns piled up after midnight. Her lead was roughly 1,000...

4 years 9 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 9 months ago

Voters send message to incumbents

Yesterday's primary elections have reaffirmed the danger faced this year by congressional incumbents and candidates who were hand-picked by national party leaders. Democratic voters in Pennsylvania rejected Sen. Arlen Specter, while Arkansas Democrats forced Sen. Blanche Lincoln into a run-off. And in Kentucky, Rand Paul -- with the backing...

4 years 9 months ago

Primary election day in several states

It's primary day around the nation. President Barack Obama is not on the ballot, nor is the Republican Senate leader, Kentucky's Mitch McConnell. But both have a stake in contests testing the tea party among Kentucky Republicans and the durability of Democratic incumbents in Arkansas and Pennsylvania. Five-term...

4 years 10 months ago

Tea Party group to offer refunds

An Ohio tea party group says it will offer refunds after Fox News host Sean Hannity canceled an appearance at its Tax Day rally. The Cincinnati Tea Party said in a statement Friday that it will set up a special e-mail address to handle refund requests. The group says...

5 years 3 weeks ago

TEA party scheduled in Teller County

The TEA Party plans a candidate forum for potential U.S. Senators on Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Ute Pass Cultural Center in Woodland Park. A news release announcing the event describes the TEA Party as a group of "American patriots, unaffiliated with any political party, who uphold and defend...

5 years 2 months ago

Citizens gather against health care bill

Local residents held rallies Tuesday to protest President Barack Obama's Health Care bill, already passed by the House and currently being debated in the Senate. Most of the protestors opposed the bill, but supporters also turned out to voice their approval. In Colorado Springs, the rally was in front...

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