John Hickenlooper

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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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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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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College Republicans Manage to Get Women Voters All Wrong in Wedding Dress Spot

College Republicans Manage to Get Women Voters All Wrong in Wedding Dress Spot
College Republicans really stepped in it when they approved an election ad in Colorado that compared choosing candidates to choosing a wedding dress. The tone deaf ad was supposed to show a new, hip GOP's relevance to women. Instead, it did the opposite.
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By Local: Compromise Struck in CO Fracking Debate Aimed at Heading Off Ballot Initiatives

By Local: Compromise Struck in CO Fracking Debate Aimed at Heading Off Ballot Initiatives
After months of thorny, stop-and-start negotiations that in recent weeks seemed doomed to fail, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper announced today that he had succeeded in wringing a truce out of dueling big-money backers of ballot initiative proposals concerning local control over oil and gas development in the state.
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WATCH: Colorado Gov Will 'Do Whatever It Takes' To Stop Fracking Regulations

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper announced his staunch opposition to mandatory fracking setbacks of 2,000 feet, and to grant communities the power to limit development. The governor's announcement followed the disintegration earlier this week of lawmakers' negotiations over a legislative compromise on the local control of oil and gas development. Hickenlooper says such bills could be "disastrous."
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Colorado Attorney General Seeks to Suspend Gay Marriage Cases

Colorado Attorney General Seeks to Suspend Gay Marriage Cases
Attorney General John Suthers, acknowledging the altered “reality of the legal landscape” brought to Colorado by recent federal court rulings, announced he is asking judges to suspend all litigation in gay marriage cases wending their way through the state and federal judicial systems here until higher courts decide with finality on the constitutionality of state gay marriage bans like the one voted into the Colorado constitution in 2006.
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Citizens United Must Be High: 'Non-Profit' Claims Its CO Ads Are Journalism, So No Need to Disclose Donors

Citizens United Must Be High: 'Non-Profit' Claims Its CO Ads Are Journalism, So No Need to Disclose Donors
Citizens United, the conservative "non-profit" which won a landmark Supreme Court decision allowing for unlimited dark money in politics, wants to spend big on political attack ads in Colorado without disclosing any donors.
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The Colorado GOP’s Long-Term Dilemma: They Lose by Winning

The Colorado GOP’s Long-Term Dilemma: They Lose by Winning
The Republican base (increasingly to scale).
A great analytical piece from Politico's Todd Purdum this weekend makes points that observers of Colorado politics should keep in mind, and have been borne out by Colorado's recent political history as we'll explain:
It’s the
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CO Citizens Fight to Retain Rights During Oil Industry Fracking Push

CO Citizens Fight to Retain Rights During Oil Industry Fracking Push
Colorado Govern John Hickenlooper is pushing back hard against grassroots efforts to curb the oil and gas industry's push to drill more all over the state. Local town and city governments are fighting to retain control over the industry's incursions onto their backyards, threatening their health and raising many other safety concerns.
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