Colorado Articles

Cory Gardner: 'It's Time the Senate Had a New Generation'

11:00 AM, Jun 09, 2014

Republican Senate candidate Cory Gardner of Colorado has a new TV ad saying the Senate needs a "new generation--one that's accountable to the next generation." The 39-year-old congressman says he wants to "shake up the Senate" but doesn't mention by name his Democratic opponent, first-term senator Mark Udall. Gardner's ad features his daughter and was shot in his hometown of Yuma, "two hours from the big city"--Denver, that is.

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The Consensus Candidate

Cory Gardner unifies Colorado Republicans.
May 26, 2014

"I love to smoke,” says Colorado congressman Cory Gardner, his voice trailing off. His aide’s eyes widen. “Finish that thought!” she says.

The 39-year-old Republican lets out a distinctive belly laugh at his unfortunate pause. After all, marijuana is now legal in the state of Colorado, a fact we had just been discussing moments before I asked Gardner to tell me something most people don’t know about him.

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First Legalization, Then Lawsuits

Can marijuana retailers survive the tort bar?
May 26, 2014

The legalization of marijuana in Colorado and Washington has spawned reports of increased use, declining perception of risk, increased neonatal risk, drug tourism, diversion of public assistance to fund use, creation of significantly more powerful forms of the drug, and new financial rules to permit money from drug sales to enter the banking system. President Obama, moreover, proclaims marijuana use is no more dangerous than drinking alcohol or smoking tobacco—virtually assuring that the legalization of marijuana will be a defining domestic policy of his presidency.

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Denver Post Goes to Pot, Skips Easter

On page one.
12:11 PM, Apr 20, 2014

The front page of today's Denver Post skips Easter. Its main focus? Marijuana.

"All weed, no Easter on Denver Post's page one," says media reporter Jim Romenesko.

All weed, no Easter on Denver Post's page one.

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Poll: Udall 42, Gardner 40

10:47 AM, Mar 18, 2014

A new poll from a Democratic firm finds Colorado senator Mark Udall in a close race with the leading Republican challenger, House member Cory Gardner. PPP polls discovered in its poll of registered voters that 42 percent support Udall, the Democrat, while 40 percent would vote for Gardner. Another recent poll found a similar margin between the two candidates.

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'Obamacare Doesn't Work'; Ads Target Udall, Landrieu

9:14 AM, Mar 17, 2014

Americans for Prosperity has two new ads running in Colorado and Louisiana knocking those state's Democratic senators, Mark Udall and Mary Landrieu, respectively, for their support for Obamacare. The ads, which are a version of earlier AFP ads targeting Democratic House members, feature a woman talking directly to the camera about how "Obamacare doesn't work. It just doesn't work." Watch the Colorado ad below:

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Colorado Senate Poll: Udall, Gardner Neck-and-Neck

6:42 AM, Mar 12, 2014

Colorado senator Mark Udall, a Democrat first elected in 2008, is in a statistical tie with Republican challenger Cory Gardner, according to a new poll from Rasmussen Reports.

The survey of likely voters in Colorado found 42 percent support Udall, while 41 percent support Gardner, a two-term congressman. Thirteen percent remain undecided.

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Colorado Shake-Up: Gardner for Senate, Buck for Congress

4:29 PM, Feb 26, 2014

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.

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Colorado Republican's Message: I Care

1:18 PM, Feb 17, 2014

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:

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Is Obamacare Putting Colorado's Udall in Danger?

8:01 AM, Feb 07, 2014

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.

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The Presidency Goes to Pot

Irresponsible Obama.
Feb 03, 2014

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.

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Dem Senator Won't Say Whether He'll Campaign With Obama

11:27 PM, Jan 28, 2014

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?"

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We Were Smokers Once, and Young

Jonathan V. Last, non-toker
Jan 27, 2014

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. 

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A Win For the Federalists

10:56 AM, Nov 07, 2013

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.

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Obamacare Navigator Hasn't Signed Up Anyone Because It's Too Expensive

"Thus far everybody has taken a look at the rates and they've walked out the door."
7:44 AM, Oct 31, 2013

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."

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Ronald Binz’s German Dream

Energy policy über alles.
Sep 30, 2013

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).

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Rocky Mountain Surprise

Sep 23, 2013

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.

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Decision in Colorado

12:32 PM, Sep 11, 2013

In its story on yesterday's ballot measure on repeal of a controversial law in Colorado, the Los Angles Times reports:

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Colorado Poll: Gun Control Politically Dangerous for Democrats

11:00 AM, Mar 09, 2013

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.

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300 Colorado Teachers Take Firearms Class

1:04 PM, Jan 29, 2013

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.

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Colorado Governor: My Wife Offered to Stay With Me If I Ran for President

“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

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.

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Gingrich: Obama Cancels Events for Sandy But Not for Benghazi

9:26 AM, Oct 28, 2012

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.

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Romney Hits 50 Percent Support in Colorado

12:59 PM, Oct 22, 2012

The latest polling of likely voters by Rasmussen Reports shows that, for the first time, Mitt Romney has hit 50 percent support in Colorado — a state that Barack Obama won by 9 percentage points (54 to 45 percent) in 2008.

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John Elway Endorses Romney

7:23 PM, Oct 01, 2012

Hall of Fame quarterback John Elway endorsed Mitt Romney ahead of Wednesday's presidential debate in Colorado.

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A Rocky Start in the Rockies

Romney needs to win Colorado, but hasn’t closed the deal.
Oct 01, 2012

Colorado is Mitt Romney’s safety valve. If he falters in the East​—​losing, say, Ohio​—​Colorado is the key to offsetting that defeat and still winning Romney 270 electoral votes. In fact, as the presidential race now stands, Romney probably won’t be sitting in the White House next January unless he does win Colorado.

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Yes, Social Issues Matter

2:12 PM, Aug 19, 2012

Worth watching: Jeffrey Bell on C-SPAN’s Washington Journal this morning, making the (contrarian) case for the importance of social issues in this year's campaign. For more on this, take a look at his fine book, along with his recent articles in THE WEEKLY STANDARD: here, here, and here.

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Romney to Chick-fil-A?

7:45 AM, Aug 02, 2012

Mitt Romney's hosting a campaign event at Jeffco Fairgrounds in Golden, Colorado around lunchtime today, and a quick scan of Chick-fil-A's website shows several locations within fifteen miles or so of the Romney event.

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As the Zeitgeist Turns

2:35 PM, Jul 27, 2012

Can the Colorado shootings be blamed on the culture?  On too much violence in the movies?

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Gun Fights

3:30 PM, Jul 26, 2012

It was inevitable that after the massacre in a Colorado movie theater, the matter of gun control would come up and that the president would weigh in on the subject. And, according to this report by Michael A. Memoli in the Los Angeles Times, he has:

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