4:29 PM, Feb 26, 2014 • By MICHAEL WARREN
A Republican congressman will run for the U.S. Senate against incumbent Democrat Mark Udall, the Denver Post reports:
Republican Congressman Cory Gardner is planning to drop his re-election bid and run for the U.S. Senate seat held by Democrat Mark Udall, The Denver Post has learned.
Gardner is expected to make an announcement in a few days, according to two Republicans who spoke on background.
Gardner is considered a rising star nationally in the Republican Party, and his likely accession into top leadership positions in the GOP-controlled House is one reason he earlier turned down efforts to convince him to jump into the race.
Sources tell THE WEEKLY STANDARD that a tentative agreement has been reached among Gardner, a two-term House member, and two of the current Republican Senate candidates. Ken Buck, a district attorney who lost the Senate race in 2010, will instead run for the House seat currently held by Gardner. Another candidate, Republican state senator Amy Stephens, will also drop her bid.
A recent poll showed Udall, who voted for Obamacare, in trouble for his reelection bid.
1:18 PM, Feb 17, 2014 • By MICHAEL WARREN
One Colorado Republican running for the U.S. Senate this year has a message for voters: He cares. Ken Buck, who is running to challenge incumbent Democrat Mark Udall, has a new ad in a series touting his record of helping people in his role as district attorney of Weld County, north of the Denver area.
The ad features Stephanie Drobny, a woman with two young children who fled an abusive husband in Montana. Drobny describes how Buck, as DA, helped her feel safe and even worked to change a loophole in the law to keep the ex-husband away from her children. Watch the video below:
8:01 AM, Feb 7, 2014 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Obamacare is extremely unpopular in Colorado, according to a new Quinnipiac poll, and that looks like trouble for the state's senior senator, first-term Democrat Mark Udall. In its survey of registered voters in Colorado, Quinnipiac found that 60 percent oppose the health-care law, and only 37 percent support it. Those who oppose Obamacare in Colorado include 68 percent of independents, 53 percent of women, and 61 percent of young adults under the age of 30.
11:27 PM, Jan 28, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
Democratic senator Mark Udall of Colorado won't say whether he'll campaign for his own reelection with President Barack Obama:
Asked the CNN reporter: "Is he a liability for you, the president, back home?"
Irresponsible Obama.Feb 3, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 20 • By JOHN P. WALTERS
With his unique appeal to the young, President Obama has suddenly transformed the “experiments” in Colorado and Washington state into an experiment involving every kid in America.
Jonathan V. Last, non-tokerJan 27, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 19 • By JONATHAN V. LAST
As Colorado’s new law permitting—encouraging?—the recreational use of marijuana went into effect, many of our country’s finest journalists felt the need to share the details of their experience with the ganja. Some came to celebrate the state’s new liberality, others to condemn it.
10:56 AM, Nov 7, 2013 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
Their betters from both coasts spent big to enlighten the people of Colorado which, east of the Hudson, is considered one of those square states full of primitives who don’t know what is good for them.
"Thus far everybody has taken a look at the rates and they've walked out the door."8:44 AM, Oct 31, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
Al Jazeera finds an Obamacare navigator in Colorado who hasn't signed up anybody for the new program because it's too expensive:
"So far, no one," says the Obamacare navigator. "Thus far everybody has taken a look at the rates and they've walked out the door. There's sticker shock. They just can't afford it."
Energy policy über alles. Sep 30, 2013, Vol. 19, No. 04 • By STEVEN F. HAYWARD
It may be overdone to say that the Obama administration aims to shove America in the direction of European social democracy, but there’s one domain where this is surely true: energy policy. Any number of administration diktats and subsidy schemes, from Solyndra to proposed EPA strangulation of coal, attest to this ambition, but the most significant sign of Euro-envy is Obama’s nomination of Ronald Binz to be chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).
Sep 23, 2013, Vol. 19, No. 03 • By THE SCRAPBOOK
When it was announced earlier this year that gun rights activists were attempting to recall two Colorado state senators for helping pass new gun control laws, the campaign wasn’t taken seriously. It was treated as a marginal curiosity by the political press, when it wasn’t ignored altogether. But as the recall drew near, the nerves of local Democrats were obviously frayed—for good reason.
11:00 AM, Mar 9, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
A new poll measuring public opinion of gun control measures being considered in Colorado finds the issue could be politically dangerous for Democrats. And most don’t think “sweeping gun control measures will make them any safer,” according to the pollster.
1:04 PM, Jan 29, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
A press release from gun-rights group Rocky Mountain Gun Owners announces that last night it gave a firearms class to 300 teachers in Colorado. There was no cost for admission.
“If you want to run for president, I’m in. We’ll stay married. I’ll figure it out and I’ll be fine.”1:36 PM, Jan 24, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
Colorado governor John Hickenlooper, a Democrat, told the New York Times that his wife offered to stay married to him, if he was planning to run for president. The first couple of Colorado is currently separated.
10:26 AM, Oct 28, 2012 • By MICHAEL WARREN
On ABC News's This Week, former House speaker Newt Gingrich suggested the White House's response to the Benghazi terrorist attack will continue to hurt Barack Obama's reelection campaign.