Both Dems losing to Walker, Rubio, and Bush.8:36 AM, Jul 22, 2015 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Democrat Hillary Clinton is trailing some potential Republican opponents in three key swing states, according to a new poll from Quinnipiac, and doing about as well against the GOP as one of her rivals for the Democratic nomination, Bernie Sanders.
The poll of likely voters in Colorado, Iowa, and Virginia—all states Barack Obama and George W. Bush won at least once—finds Clinton trailing Republicans Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush, and Scott Walker. In Colorado, Clinton is losing to Rubio by 8 points, Bush by 5 points, and Walker by 9 points; in Iowa, Clinton trails Rubio by 8 points, Bush by 6 points, and Walker by 8 points; and in Virginia, Clinton is behind Rubio by 2 points, Bush by 3 points, and Walker by 3 points.
Sanders, an independent socialist senator from Vermont, is performing about the same as Clinton against those three Republicans. In Colorado, Sanders trails Rubio by 11 points, Bush by 6 points, and Walker by 8 points; in Iowa, Sanders is losing to Rubio by 7 points, Bush by 4 points, and Walker by 8 points; and in Virginia, Sanders is behind Rubio by 7 points, Bush by 10 points, and Walker by 8 points.
While Clinton has long been thought of as the clear favorite to win the Democratic nomination, her metrics are ranking poorly in these important swing states. In Colorado, for instance, 62 percent say the former secretary of state is not honest and trustworthy and 57 percent say she does not care about their needs and problems. Those numbers in Iowa are 59 percent and 55 percent, respectively, and 55 and 50 percent, respectively, in Virginia.
Clinton also has a 56 percent unfavorability rate in Colorado, 56 percent in Iowa, and 50 percent in Virginia—all the worst ratings among the Democratic candidates. Only Republicans Mike Huckabee, Chris Christie, and Donald Trump rank as high in unfavorability in some or all of those three states.
8:02 AM, Jul 22, 2015 • By DANIEL HALPER
Vice President Joe Biden posed for a picture with a man wearing a marijuana themed t-shirt on a recent visit to Colorado. The t-shirt, from High Times, reportedly says, "I got high in Colorado."
Here's the picture:
The picture was shared on Twitter by BambuCycles:
1:46 PM, Apr 11, 2015 • By DAVID W. MURRAY and JOHN P. WALTERS
President Obama this week told an audience in Jamaica that U.S. efforts against illegal drugs were “counterproductive” because they relied too much on incarceration—particularly for “young people who did not engage in violence.”
You got a license for that?Mar 16, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 26 • By P. J. O’ROURKE
According to an article in the New York Times on Monday, March 2, “a debate . . . has roiled Colorado’s growing yoga world.” (And don’t start thinking about what kind of planet the “yoga world” is.)
11:00 AM, Feb 8, 2015 • By DANIEL HALPER
Former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg criticized pot legalization in recent remarks in Aspen. "This is one of the stupider things that’s happening across our country," said Bloomberg.
9:33 AM, Jan 8, 2015 • By DAVID W. MURRAY
The Colorado Gazette reports this week that “Colorado is taking a novel approach to marijuana education — not telling people to avoid the drug, just to use it safely.”
Rep. Mike Coffman’s recipe for victory. Nov 24, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 11 • By FRED BARNES
Republican representative Mike Coffman of Colorado was the No. 1 target for defeat by House Democrats in 2014. Making matters worse, he had been gerrymandered out of his solidly Republican district and was opposed by the most impressive candidate Democrats could recruit. His future as a congressman did not look bright. Yet he was reelected.
How did he do it? He learned to speak Spanish.
Undoing the Democrats’ blueprint. Nov 17, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 10 • By ROB WITWER
Cory Gardner stunned Coloradans in February by announcing he would give up a safe seat in the House to challenge Democratic senator Mark Udall, a well-liked incumbent with no obvious weaknesses. It was a huge risk, despite a strong Republican tailwind. The energetic young congressman from the eastern plains was effectively betting his political career that he could do something no Coloradan had done since 1978: defeat an incumbent U.S. senator.
9:59 PM, Nov 4, 2014 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Republican Cory Gardner is projected to beat incumbent Democrat Mark Udall in Colorado's U.S. Senate race.
Gardner is a two-term House member from the state's eastern prairie region, while Udall is a former longtime congressman who won his Senate seat in 2008.
Gardner is the first Republican to win statewide in Colorado since 2002.
9:09 AM, Oct 31, 2014 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
Bad news for Senator Udall. As reported in The Hill, a big-time, high-profile, hero to Colorado is backing his opponent, Rep. Gardner. It isn’t the money. Another five grand, more or less, won’t swing the election. What is ominous for the Udall operation is the identity of the donor.
3:13 PM, Oct 27, 2014 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Senator Mark Udall has been in the battle for his political life for months, as his Republican challenger Cory Gardner has gained and overtaken the Colorado Democrat in the polls.
Hosted by Michael Graham.3:15 PM, Oct 22, 2014 • By TWS PODCAST
The WEEKLY STANDARD podcast with staff writer Michael Warren on the 2014 elections.
8:20 AM, Oct 19, 2014 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Democrat Mark Udall may be trying to have it both ways on the issue of Common Core standards in education. In an interview with ABC-7 News in Denver, the senator from Colorado was asked a series of questions designed to elicit simple, one-word answers. Reporter Marc Stewart asked this: "Is Common Core good or bad for Colorado students?"
"Yes," replied Udall. Watch the video, from Friday, below: