Nicholas Riccardi, Associated Press Updated 1:53 pm PDT, Thursday, May 9, 2019 FILE - In this Aug. 24, 2009, file photo, Alice Madden, Climate Change Coordinator for Colorado, testifies before a Senate Field hearing in Estes Park, Colo. Listening at left before testifying is Stephen Saunders, president of The Rocky Mountain Climate Organization. Former Colorado House Majority Leader Alice Madden on Thursday, May 9, 2019, became the latest Democrat to enter the crowded primary to challenge Republican Sen. Cory Gardner, adding a prominent female politician to a male-dominated field. less FILE - In this Aug. 24, 2009, file photo, Alice Madden, Climate Change Coordinator for Colorado, testifies before a Senate Field hearing in Estes Park, Colo. Listening at left before testifying is Stephen ... more Photo: Ed Andrieski, AP … [Read more...] about Former Rep. Madden enters crowded Democratic Senate primary
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If Ambassador Kelly Craft ends up before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee for the ritual grilling of presidential nominees, she’ll be looking back at some of her favorite Republican senators. Craft, whom President Donald Trump has said he’ll nominate to be the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, gave $5,400 to Marco Rubio’s primary and general election campaigns for his 2016 Senate race. She also donated the maximum allowed — $2,700 — to Sen. Todd Young’s and Sen. Ron Johnson’s respective general election campaigns that year.Story Continued Below And that was all after she and her husband, coal magnate Joe Craft, had thrown their influential support behind Rubio’s presidential effort, only to become prolific fundraisers for now-President Donald Trump when the Florida Republican dropped out of the race. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee boasts five former presidential contenders and a handful of members on the Republican side … [Read more...] about Trump’s U.N. pick showered key GOP senators with donations
The race is heating up for Colorado’s U.S. Senate seat held by Cory Gardner, considered one of the nation’s most vulnerable Republican incumbents on the ballot next year.Including candidates who have launched campaigns and a handful facing pressure from party leaders to run, as many as a dozen Democrats are putting together campaigns to challenge Gardner’s bid for a second six-year term.Political consultants and potential candidates say it could be months before the Democratic field takes shape, while perhaps the most formidable candidate might not get in the race until later in the year.Democrats who have announced a bid or are said to be considering one include two members of Congress, a former state senator fresh off an unsuccessful run for governor, and two former speakers of the Colorado House. Colorado Springs News It's official: Andrew Romanoff's in the race for U.S. Senate Colorado Politics There’s a state lawmaker from rural Colorado with a … [Read more...] about Colorado Democrats lining up to take on Cory Gardner in 2020 U.S. Senate race
Elections Mark Kelly, the former space shuttle commander who teamed with his wife, former Rep. Gabby Giffords, to advocate for stricter gun laws after Giffords was shot at a public event, announced Tuesday that he will run for Senate in Arizona as a Democrat. Kelly’s 4½-minute announcement video does not mention President Donald Trump. Nor does it include any reference to the gun control initiatives Kelly and Giffords have championed in the years since the 2011 assassination attempt in Tucson, Ariz., that seriously wounded Giffords (D-Ariz.) and led to her resignation from Congress.Story Continued Below But Kelly does talk about access to health care and climate change, which has amplified droughts in the Southwest. “We’ve seen this retreat from science and data and facts, and if we don’t take these issues seriously, we can’t solve these problems,” Kelly says in the video. “We’re going to need to bring people together from all … [Read more...] about Former astronaut Mark Kelly launches Arizona Senate run
Is Colorado still a “purple” state that, in the future, will see voters split their votes between the Democratic and Republican parties? Or, in light of the strong performance by the Democrats in the 2018 general election, is Colorado becoming mainly Democratic – a “blue” state?To answer these questions, we decided to first look backward over the past half-century of Colorado voting statistics. We studied major statewide elections for U.S. president, U.S. senator, and Colorado governor. Using only Democratic and Republican election results (we excluded third parties), we divided the study into five separate decades – the 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2000s, and 2010s.For each decade we calculated a Statewide Partisan Average (SPA), an average number summing up how the two political parties did against each other over that decade of time. Opinion CRONIN & LOEVY | Coloradans vote like Democrats on candidates, Republicans on tax hikes Tom Cronin and … [Read more...] about “Purple-ish” or “blue-ish:” Which way is Colorado headed?