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Published: 02/8/11

Colorado GOP Chairman Dick Wadhams, 'Tired of the Nuts,' Steps Down

By  Sandra Fish - Politics Daily
Colorado GOP Chairman Dick Wadhams, 'Tired of the Nuts,' Steps Down

Saying he's "tired of the nuts who have no grasp of what the state party's role is," Colorado Republican Chairman Dick Wadhams won't run for re-election, setting up a potential free-for-all for the top job in one of the few states where GOP results were mixed in the 2010 midterms. The departure of Wadhams, a political fixture in what's become a purple state, could mean trouble for the GOP going into the 2012 presidential election. With tea party activists fired up to take control of the party operations, despite failures of their annointed candidates in the U.S. Senate and gubernatorial races...

Published: 01/11/11

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper: Beer, Bipartisanship in His Blood

By  Sandra Fish - Politics Daily
Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper:  Beer, Bipartisanship in His Blood

They were swilling pints of Hickenlooper's Inaugurale in Denver Tuesday, toasting John Hickenlooper, the former brewpub owner, mayor and now Colorado governor -- a Democrat billed as a bipartisan solution in a purple state. Hickenlooper moved from City Hall to the Capitol Tuesday, where he's likely to continue his business-friendly ways with an eye on education and a soft spot for helping Latino youth. He's taking over from fellow Democrat Bill Ritter, a former Denver prosecutor who served a single term as governor before surprising Coloradans by announcing a year ago that he wouldn't run f...

Published: 11/15/10

Joe Manchin and Chris Coons Join Senate as Lame Duck Session Begins

By  Patricia Murphy - Politics Daily
Joe Manchin and Chris Coons Join Senate as Lame Duck Session Begins

Less than two weeks after the midterm elections, West Virginia's Joe Manchin and Delaware's Chris Coons took their places in the Senate Monday when Vice President Joe Biden swore them in as the chamber's newest members. Manchin, the former governor of West Virginia, won a special election to serve the remaining two years of the late Sen. Robert Byrd's term, while Coons will serve out the final four years of Vice President Joe Biden's term representing Delaware. The two new Democrats will not technically change the balance of power in the Senate since they are moving into seats previously co...

Published: 11/12/10

Democrats Ask Colorado Sen. Bennet to Head DSCC, Sources Say

By  Christopher Weber - Politics Daily
Democrats Ask Colorado Sen. Bennet to Head DSCC, Sources Say

Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) has been asked by Majority Leader Harry Reid to head the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, Politico reported Friday, citing a senior party source. The freshman senator did not immediately decide whether to take the post, which would put him in charge of the Capitol Hill panel devoted to electing Democrats. Reid made the overture during a conversation Tuesday, Politico said. Bennet, the former Denver schools chief, hung on to his seat by fewer than 16,000 votes over GOP challenger Ken Buck after an expensive race that featured nasty TV ads. He was appoi...

Published: 11/8/10

Republicans' Midterm Wave Didn't Drown Colorado Democrats

By  Sandra Fish - Politics Daily
Republicans' Midterm Wave Didn't Drown Colorado Democrats

One week after the Republican wave, GOP fingers are still pointing in Colorado, where the party saw mixed results in the 2010 midterm elections. There was good news for Colorado Republicans, for sure. GOP candidates defeated two Democratic House members, Rep. Betsy Markey in the 4th Congressional District and Rep. John Salazar in the 3rd CD. Republicans also took a narrow majority in the state House, winning it back from Democrats. They defeated incumbent Democrats in the state treasurer and secretary of state's office. And their gubernatorial candidate, Dan Maes, managed to poll 11 percent,...

Published: 11/4/10

Hispanics Win 3 Key Races for GOP and Lend Clout to Both Parties

By  Luisita Lopez Torregrosa - Politics Daily
Hispanics Win 3 Key Races for GOP and Lend Clout to Both Parties

In a historic election that will probably change how both political parties regard and court the Latino vote, for the first time ever Hispanic candidates, all Republican, won top statewide offices in predominantly blue states. That is not, however, the only good news for Hispanics or the only measure of growing Hispanic power. Latinos made their mark as well on the Democratic side. Latino Democrats are now getting at least some credit for the surprising victories of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in Nevada against tea-party upstart Sharron Angle in what was one of the most contentious and ...

Published: 11/3/10

Colorado Election Results: Michael Bennet Declares Victory Via Facebook

By  Steven Hoffer - AOL News
Colorado Election Results: Michael Bennet Declares Victory Via Facebook

(Nov. 3) -- Incumbent Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet used Facebook to declare victory in his Colorado Senate race against Republican challenger Ken Buck. "Thank you to everyone who made this victory possible," Bennet wrote in a Facebook posting. Although the race appeared to be a toss-up on Tuesday night, by this morning, Bennet held a 7,000-vote lead on Buck, with many of the remaining uncounted ballots coming from liberal Boulder County. As a result, The Denver Post declared Bennet the victor early this morning. Read more at Politics Daily. Follow Surge Desk on Twitter....

Published: 11/3/10

Opinion: 9 Takeaways From the Election

By  Michael Cohen - AOL News
Opinion: 9 Takeaways From the Election

(Nov. 3) -- So in case you hadn't heard, there was an election last night in America -- here are some of the big takeaways. Republicans Won't Shake Up Washington Last night was a political tsunami, but don't expect things to change overnight in Washington. The GOP ran a brilliant campaign that channeled voter anger. But now the hard part begins. Republicans talked about cutting spending but found it easier to identify the programs they wanted to protect than those they would cut. They railed against growing budget red ink but want to blow a $700 billion hole in the budget by extending the Bu...

Published: 11/3/10

Michael Bennet Claims Win in Colorado With 15,000-Vote Lead

By  Sandra Fish - Politics Daily
Michael Bennet Claims Win in Colorado With 15,000-Vote Lead

BOULDER, Colo. -- Incumbent Democrat Michael Bennet defeated Republican challenger Ken Buck by more than 15,000 votes in one of the most heated Senate contests in the nation. "This election was always about our hopeful, strong future of our beautiful Colorado," Bennet said. "It was about and it is about making sure that our generation lives up to the promise of America... that's not a Democratic idea or a Republican idea, that is an American idea." Bennet vowed to rise above partisanship on his return to Capitol Hill. "I'm not going back to Washington to play politics, I'm going back to fig...

Published: 11/2/10

Democrats Barely Hold Onto Majority in Senate

By  Andrea Stone - Politics Daily
Democrats Barely Hold Onto Majority in Senate

(Nov. 2) -- In what was one of the few bright spots in an otherwise dark election day for Democrats, the party will keep control of the Senate, but with a slim margin and several tea party Republicans coming to Washington, leaving little hope for bipartisanship in the 112th Congress. Republicans were unable to pick up the 10 seats they needed the wrest the Senate majority away from Democrats. But GOP wins in Kentucky, Florida and Arkansas mean Democrats will have a smaller majority to work with in a now-divided Capitol Hill. An early come-from-behind victory for Democrats in West Virginia ma...

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