elections 2014

Election Mystery: 'This Was Not a Wave. This Was an Unforeseen Storm.'

Election Mystery: 'This Was Not a Wave. This Was an Unforeseen Storm.'
Was it Hickenlooper or was it Obama? Was it Michael Bennet or was it Harry Reid? Was it Ebola or was it ISIS? Was it the six-year itch or a full-body rash?
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Colorado's Millennial Problem: Disaffection, Disillusionment, Issues in Upcoming Elections

Colorado's Millennial Problem: Disaffection, Disillusionment, Issues in Upcoming Elections
Students may have rallied against a Colorado school boards proposed changes to the AP curricula, but it doesn't mean youth anger will spill over into the ballot box.
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Gun Sense Commands Big Dollars in Colorado Elections

Gun Sense Commands Big Dollars in Colorado Elections
Just over a year ago, state Senate President John Morse was recalled from his Colorado Springs seat for playing a leading role in passing gun-control measures in the state legislature that now require universal background checks for all public and private gun sales as well as banning magazines holding more than 15 rounds. This year, he’s helping gun-control advocacy group Colorado Moms Demand Action establish an independent expenditure committee to support candidates running for the state legislature.
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Watch Cory Gardner's Jedi Mind Trick: ‘There Is No Federal Personhood Bill’

Watch Cory Gardner's Jedi Mind Trick: ‘There Is No Federal Personhood Bill’
Colorado U.S. Senate candidate Cory Gardner has made national headlines for adopting a campaign strategy that de facto concedes he can not run on his record, because his Tea Party-era positions are much more conservative than is Colorado. This is the case on litmus test issues such as climate change, renewable energy development, health care reform, LGBTQ equality and, most dramatically, women’s reproductive rights. He's now using Jedi Mind Tricks to further obscure his record, as the accompanying video clearly shows.
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CO Gov Deftly Ducks and Parries In Dead-Heat Election's Final Debate

CO Gov Deftly Ducks and Parries In Dead-Heat Election's Final Debate
Former Congressman Bob Beauprez seemed determined to move the needle in the dead-heat governor's race by taking wide swings at incumbent Democratic John Hickenlooper.
But Hickenlooper delivered his most confident performance yet.
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Gender Pay Gap Still Not as Big as Space Between Scott Brown's Ears

Scott Brown – the Republican ex-Senator from Massachusetts now running in New Hampshire – stumbled on the campaign trail when asked about the wage gap between genders.
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NRA's Coffman-for-Congress Campaign in Gun-Rattled Aurora Could Backfire

NRA's Coffman-for-Congress Campaign in Gun-Rattled Aurora Could Backfire
Aurora, Colorado, was the setting two summers ago of the horrific movie theater that made national headlines. It is also home to high-level everyday gun violence. Aurora has a 4 percent higher murder rate than does the country at large. Yet, its stance on gun rights and restrictions is nuanced (and often confused). Just don't tell that to the NRA, which is blanketing the city with Mike Coffman for Congress mailers.
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VA's Medicaid Expansion Non-Starter: VA GOP Digs Its Heels In

VA's Medicaid Expansion Non-Starter: VA GOP Digs Its Heels In
As expected, the Virginia legislature's debate over Medicaid expansion was simply a farce. Republicans are scared of being 'primaried' in elections by even-further right tea partiers, and expanding health coverage to those who most need it is a non-starter.
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Karl Rove Wants to Start a ‘Real Conversation About Issues That Matter,’ Not the Silly Women's Rights Stuff

Karl Rove Wants to Start a ‘Real Conversation About Issues That Matter,’ Not the Silly Women's Rights Stuff
Republican strategist Karl Rove is planning a full $6 million political advertising assault on Colorado voters in the coming weeks in support of U.S. Senate candidate Cory Gardner. The first-round ad hit the airwaves this week. It attempts to persuade Colorado women not to concern themselves primarily with Gardner’s record as a long-standing hardline anti-abortion lawmaker. The ad attempts to do this by changing the subject.
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As Expected, No Follow-Through: TX Drags Feet on Providing Mandated Voter IDs

As Expected, No Follow-Through: TX Drags Feet on Providing Mandated Voter IDs
The Voter ID law passed in Texas was promised to be a relatively benign fix to a (non-existent) voter fraud problem. Democrats were wary, and for good reason. Methods for distributing these mandated IDs have fallen far short than what was promised, leaving many likely disenfranchised.
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