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6th CD: Romanoff makes spartan income some years; Coffman boosted by pension — Posted: 10/31/2014 06:59:53 PM MDT Updated: 10/31/2014 07:10:06 PM MDT AURORA - The competitive 6th Congressional District race features a challenger who's scraped by in some years and an incumbent who's lived on decent government salaries plus, in recent years, his state pension. Last year, U.S. Rep.

Denver clerk declares Saturday "Bike in Your Ballot" day — Posted: 10/31/2014 03:04:15 PM MDT Updated: 10/31/2014 03:14:01 PM MDT As Denver becomes ever-more bike friendly, why not drop off your ballot on a bicycle? That sentiment is behind Denver Clerk and Recorder Debra Johnson's plans to lead a "Bike in Your Ballot" campaign Saturday, during the final weekend before Tuesday's election.

Gay marriage: Colo. Republicans, once seizing it as issue, now shrug — Posted: 10/31/2014 11:31:44 AM MDT Updated: 10/31/2014 11:31:50 AM MDT Just two years ago, Colorado's House Republican leadership felt so strongly about fighting off legal recognition for same-sex relationships that they twice torpedoed a civil unions bill that otherwise was guaranteed passage on the floor.

Spanish debate focuses Mike Coffman, Andrew Romanoff on immigration — Posted: 10/30/2014 08:20:14 PM MDT Updated: 10/30/2014 08:42:49 PM MDT In Colorado's first known all-Spanish debate between political candidates, U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman, who's been learning the language since early last year, read closely from written answers. Democrat Andrew Romanoff, a more fluent speaker, spoke extemporaneously.

GOP mailer selectively hits Mark Udall on immigration reform — In the final week of the campaign, the Colorado Republican party this week is sending some registered voters a mailer attacking Sen. Mark Udall and his fellow Democrats for failing to pass immigration reform. What, you say? The U.S.

Down but not out, Sen. Mark Udall depends on Latinos to defeat Gardner — In the basement of a northwest Denver office building, blue "Latinos con Udall" signs adorned the wall behind Arturo Rodriguez as he pressed the need for immigration reform and appealed to the crowd in the small room.

In Aurora, Bill Clinton urges voters to reject GOP referendum on Obama — Posted: 10/27/2014 03:36:50 PM MDT Updated: 10/27/2014 08:42:13 PM MDT AURORA -Republican Cory Gardner has tried to frame his race against U.S. Sen. Mark Udall as a referendum on Democratic President Barack Obama, but Bill Clinton put it another way.

Bill Clinton to rally voters for Udall, Hickenlooper and Romanoff — Posted: 10/27/2014 03:36:50 PM MDT Updated: 10/27/2014 03:36:58 PM MDT Former President Bill Clinton, arguably the Democrats' chief ambassador when it comes to campaigning, will fire up Colorado partisans during a rally Monday night in Aurora. Clinton will headline the event for the party's embattled trio: U.S. Sen. Mark Udall, Gov.

Denver election ballot process has safeguards, security — Denver Elections Division officials on Monday walked reporters through the steps they're using to process tens of thousands of mail ballots each day in Colorado's first major all-mail election. Several steps are broken up into four rooms with different sets of workers and procedures to add security.

Activist James O'Keefe targets mail voting law, Democrats — Watch Project Veritas' Colorado video. It was just a matter of time before Colorado's new all-mail voting law, which has been the subject of Republican concerns about increased risk of voter fraud, drew attention from the likes of conservative instigator James O'Keefe.
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Nov 01, 2014

Udall, Gardner are low earners compared to congressional counterparts…

Nov 01, 2014

My story on tax returns: 6th CD: Romanoff makes spartan income some years; Coffman boosted by pension #copolitics…

Nov 01, 2014

RT @MileHighJoe1: @JonMurray @denverpost If "the mall is the No. 1 tourist destination in metro Denver," then why does the City allow it to smell like urine?

Oct 31, 2014

Could be controversial: Smoking ban proposed for Denver's 16th Street Mall: #copolitics

Oct 31, 2014

RT @jackhealyNYT: @JonMurray Winning the crucial Daylight Savings Time slice of the electorate.

Oct 31, 2014

Overheard: We fall back an hour Saturday night and on Tuesday, if GOP pulls off a CO sweep, we fall back 10 years. #copolitics

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