Tag Archives: Senate

State Democrats Keep Slim Majority in House

republican and  democrat 300Colorado Democrats emerged from the 2014 elections battered and bruised. They lost the state Senate for the first time in 10 years and have a slimmer margin of power in the House than they had two years ago. Still, Democrats have more leverage than Republicans to dictate Continue reading

McConnell Determined to Slow Down EPA

mcconnellIncoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky says his top priority is reining in the EPA, and reversing new carbon pollution laws. McConnell says it won’t be easy to block the regulations, because he feels the only good tool to do it is the spending process. But McConnell says he’s angry that President Obama unilaterally included a Continue reading

Election Day; Ballots Due by 7

Ballot-300Today is Election Day. If you haven’t turned your ballot in yet, you have until 7 tonight to do so. Ballots should be taken to your local elections clerk. Drop off points are at the Moffat County Courthouse, the Routt County Courthouse annex in Steamboat, Oak Creek Town Hall, Hayden Town Hall, the courthouse in Meeker, and the Continue reading

Udall Copying Bennet’s Strategy

mark-udall-300Hanging over Colorado’s current Senate race is the shadow of its last one. Senator Mark Udall has modeled his re-election campaign on that of Senator Michael Bennet. Bennet defied public polls in 2010 and beat his Republican challenger by emphasizing women’s issues and a strong get-out-the-vote operation. Udall is trying to do Continue reading

Bill Clinton Attends Second Colorado Rally

CLINTONFormer President Bill Clinton is reminding Colorado Democrats of the symbolic weight of this year’s election. Clinton held his second rally in two days for embattled Governor John Hickenlooper and Senator Mark Udall. The former president told a crowd in Lakewood that Colorado symbolizes the future due to its Continue reading

House Passes Energy Legislation

gardnerSCOTT-TIPTON-300Yesterday, the House of Representatives voted on a broad energy package, which included House Resolution 6, the Domestic Prosperity and Global Freedom Act. H.R. 6 was introduced by Congressman Continue reading

Sierra Club Supports Udall

sierra clubThe Sierra Club has announced their support for Mark Udall in this year’s senate race. The announcement doesn’t come as a surprise, as Udall has been a strong supporter of the Obama Administration’s climate and energy policies and the war on coal. In fact, the Sierra Club says those are the reasons for their support. The group blasted Udall’s Continue reading

Biden to Visit Denver

BIDENVice President Joe Biden is coming to Colorado. The White House says Biden will be in Denver on Friday for an event related to domestic violence. No other details about the trip were immediately available. Biden’s visit comes in the midst of a heated Senate campaign between Democrat Mark Udall and Representative Cory Gardner. Biden Continue reading

House Passes Bill to Prevent EPA Water Grab

WATER CONSERVATIONYesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation co-sponsored by Congressmen Scott Tipton and Cory Gardner to protect water rights by prohibiting the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Army Corps of Engineers from moving forward with its controversial ‘Waters of the U.S.’ rule. Continue reading

Club 20 to Hold Candidate Debates Tomorrow

club 20-229CLUB 20’s Fall Meeting and Candidate Debates will be held on today and tomorrow in Grand Junction. The event enables members to engage with local, state and federal elected and Continue reading

New Poll Says Coloradans Split on Hobby Lobby Decision

hobby lobbyA new poll says half of Colorado voters support the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent ruling allowing religiously oriented business to opt out of a small portion of contraception coverage for their Continue reading

Gardner, Daines Encourage Committee to Delay Sage Grouse Listing

sage_grouse-300Yesterday Colorado Congressman Cory Gardner and Montana Congressman Steve Daines sent a letter to the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior and Environment requesting that authorized federal funds from the National Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) program Continue reading