The State Houses – What’s At Stake in 2010

Thirty-nine states will be electing a governor during the 2009-2010 election cycle. Of these, eighteen races will not include an incumbent and four incumbents who will be running were not elected to their current position. The recession and huge budget deficits threaten to undercut the power of incumbency for governors running for reelection.

The Current Line-Up

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Colorado Governor News

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Colorado Gubernatorial Headlines:

DECEMBER 2013

Colorado Republican Party petitioning to collect ‘Independent Contributions’? (Padosa Daily Post, 12/6/13)
Scott Gessler releases endorsements list in 2014 Republican race for governor (The Spot, 12/6/13)
In PPP poll, voters divided on Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper and Sen. Mark Udall (The Spot, 12/6/13)
Mesa County Republican wants audit of Colorado’s health-care exchange (Denver Post, 12/6/13)
AZ sheriff on Tom Tancredo: ‘He won’t back down until amnesty is off the table’ (The Spot, 12/6/13)
Broomfield begins fracking recount amid criticism from Gessler (The Coloradoan, 12/2/13)
Recount gets going for proposed Broomfield fracking ban (Denver Post, 12/2/13)
With Sen. Evie Hudak gone, gun group focuses on 2014 (The Spot, 12/2/13)
Treasurer Walker Stapleton urges parties to put aside politics and Colorado pension plan (The Spot, 12/2/13)

NOVEMBER 2013

Field of Democrats vying for Evie Hudak’s seat narrows to two (Denver Post, 11/30/13)
Evie Hudak, faced with recall, resigns, not present at supporter rally (Denver Post, 11/27/13)
Hudak steps aside, latest Democratic lawmaker ousted in Colorado gun-politics battle (Colorado Independent, 11/27/13)
Judge: Sheriffs can’t sue Colorado over gun laws (Denver Post, 11/27/13)
Colorado canvasser calls vote-fraud probe ‘a big political game’ (Denver Post, 11/27/13)
For cities courting the GOP for the RNC, cash, amenities, are key (Denver Post, 11/27/13)
Hudak will resign seat to end threat, hold Democrats’ Senate majority (KDVR, 11/27/13)
Union dollars help group backing Sen. Hudak rake in $120K to fend off recall (The Spot, 11/26/13)
Gov. Hickenlooper speaks to Northwest Colorado residents in Craig (Craig Daily Press, 11/25/13)
Judge gives Colo. governor pass on anti-gun laws (US Finance-Post, 11/25/13)
Gov. Hickenlooper proposes new state budget (The Mirror, 11/25/13)
Colorado governor grouses about grouse bias (Washington Times, 11/25/13)
Hickenlooper: Governors can lead on sage-grouse issue (The Daily Sentinel, 11/25/13)
EDITORIAL: PERA transparency gets boost from Gov. Hickenlooper (Denver Post, 11/24/13)
VIDEO: Reviewing Gov. Hickenlooper’s flood response (KUSA, 11/24/13)
Colorado GOP candidates weigh bypassing assembly, focusing on primary (Denver Post, 11/24/13)
Gov. Hickenlooper plans visit to Western Slope (KREX-TV, 11/23/13)
Votes on fracking catch guv’s eye (Durango Herald, 11/23/13)
Colorado proposes oil, gas air-quality crackdown (AP, 11/23/13)
‘Gunnies’ unswayed by survey showing Coloradans conflicted on gun control (Colorado Independent, 11/22/13)
Arapahoe DA charges four after voter-fraud investigation in Colorado (Denver Post, 11/22/13)
Proponents in Sen. Evie Hudak recall raise $64,600 in final report before Dec. 3 deadline (The Spot, 11/22/13)
Feds raid on Colorado marijuana businesses seek ties to Colombian drug cartels (Denver Post, 11/22/13)
Arapahoe DA charges four after voter-fraud investigation in Colorado (Denver Post, 11/22/13)
Celebrities ask Gov. John Hickenlooper to ban fracking (The Denver Channel, 11/21/13)
Hickenlooper on Colorado’s fracking state (National Journal, 11/21/13)
Gov. John Hickenlooper to visit Craig (Craig Daily Press, 11/21/13)
Randy who? Baumgardner, the guy who’s only 5 percentage points behind Mark Udall (The Spot, 11/21/13)
Feds raid Denver-area dispensaries, grow operations, 2 homes (Denver Post, 11/21/13)
Lawmakers dismiss complaint against gun lobbyist, but issue is ongoing (The Spot, 11/21/13)
Left to right, how a new poll on Mark Udall, Obamacare and 2016 got covered (The Spot, 11/21/13)
Aspen trip at heart of Gov. Hickenlooper complaint (Aspen Times, 11/20/13)
Hickenlooper: Flood-damaged roads to reopen by Thanksgiving (Colorado Springs Gazette, 11/20/13)
Colorado’s ground-breaking climate fix (Huff Post Denver, 11/20/13)
Governor joins PERA lawsuit (AP, 11/20/13)
Despite mixed reviews, Hickenlooper still leads challengers (5280, 11/20/13)
Obama’s approval rating hits all-time low in Colorado (Washington Times, 11/20/13)
Poll: Nearly half of Colorado voters don’t wan Hickenlooper re-elected (The Daily Caller, 11/20/13)
Hickenlooper sliding, but favored to win second term against weak GOP gov field: Quinnipiac (Huff Post Politics, 11/20/13)
Dick Cheney pumps up Colorado Republicans at fundraiser in Denver (The Spot, 11/20/13)
Poll shows Mark Udall ahead of GOP rivals for Senate in 2014 (Denver Post, 11/20/13)
Zero prosecutions of Colo. Sec of State Gessler’s alleged non-citizen illegal voters (Huff Post Politics, 11/19/13)
What the frack, Gov. John Hickenlooper?!? (The Spot, 11/19/13)
Polling numbers are in: Hick, Udall losing — unless matched against a real live Republican (Colorado Independent, 11/19/13)
Proposed Colorado air quality regulations could be win for environmentalists (Colorado Independent, 11/19/13)
Poll surprises Republican Tom Tancredo, who had predicted a bump for Gov. Hickenlooper (The Spot, 11/19/13)
Panel to proceed on complaint about Hickenlooper (AP, 11/19/13)
Poll: Coloradans mixed on stricter gun control, split on Hickenlooper (Denver Post, 11/19/13)
Mixed news for Hickenlooper in Colorado poll (RealClearPolitics, 11/19/13)
Ethics complaint pending against Gov. Hickenlooper (The Denver Channel, 11/19/13)
Climate deniers dominate in Colorado GOP (msnbc, 11/18/13)
OPINION: Fracking controversy has a sub-plot (New York Times, 11/18/13)
VIDEO: Hickenlooper touts ‘tough’ new air quality rules for oil and gas industry (KDVR, 11/18/13)
Colo. governor proposes strict limits on greenhouse gas leaks from drilling (New York Times, 11/18/13)
The Gessler 155: Zero prosecutions of people secretary of state says voted illegally (The Daily Sentinel, 11/16/13)
Tom Tancredo pledges to be ‘civil’ to his GOP primary opponents (The Daily Caller, 11/15/13)
Broomfield joins Front Range movement to ban urban fracking (Colorado Independent, 11/15/13)
Fracking ban approved in Broomfield after vote flip, but a recount is planned (Denver Business Journal, 11/15/13)
Hickenlooper on frack bans: Understandable anxiety, but there are other solutions (Colorado Independent, 11/15/13)
AUDIO: GOP gubernatorial candidates deny climate change (Colorado Pols, 11/14/13)
Would-be GOP governors face off (Durango Herald, 11/13/13)
Colorado GOP readies to bid for 2016 Republican National Convention (Denver Post, 11/13/13)
Colorado voters saw Amendment 66 was about money, not reform (The Idea Log, 11/12/13)
More people voting: A good thing, unless you’re Scott Gessler (ColoradoPols, 11/8/13)
300,000 more voters cast ballots in 2013 than in 2011 (Denver Post, 11/8/13)
Colorado turnout numbers way up under new mail-ballot election law and passion-driving local issues (The Spot, 11/8/13)
EDITORIAL: Voter defeat of Amendment 66 only highlights the problem of troubled schools (Aurora Sentinel, 11/7/13)
Colorado’s 51st state movement failed, but 43,900 people still wanted to secede (Washington Post, 11/7/13)
Amendment 66 defeat capped a year of challenges for Gov. Hickenlooper (Denver Post, 11/7/13)
Colorado looks beyond Amendment 66 defeat for school-funding solutions (Denver Post, 11/7/13)
Sequester’s defense cuts put Colorado Rep. Lamborn in tough fight (Denver Post, 11/7/13)
School reformers set to forge ahead in Douglas County, Denver (Denver Post, 11/6/13)
Colorado’s 51st-staters turn to legislation to fix urban-rural divide (Denver Post, 11/6/13)
Colorado’s mixed tax votes leave future unclear (AP, 11/6/13)
Front Range Colorado towns push back against neighborhood frack attacks (Colorado Independent, 11/6/13)
Colorado school boards shift toward reform (Denver Post, 11/6/13)
Tancredo doesn’t apologize for obscene gesture (CBS Denver, 11/6/13)
Colorado secession vote fizzles: Rural counties split on 51st state initiative (Huff Post Politics, 11/6/13)
3 Front Range cities ban hydraulic fracturing (AP, 11/6/13)
Education tax soundly beaten; Colorado voters strongly support marijuana taxes (Colorado Springs Gazette, 11/6/13)
Lots of interesting ballot issues around Colorado (The Spot, 11/5/13)
51st state question answered ‘no’ in 6 of 11 counties contemplating secession (Denver Post, 11/5/13)
Voters reject big tax hike, school finance measure Amendment 66 (Denver Post, 11/5/13)
New law worked, but not yet election perfection, say Denver leaders (Denver Post, 11/5/13)

Confusion reigns on Colorado school tax question (AP, 11/4/13)
Scott Gessler may be Colorado’s next conservative Republican star (Washington Examiner, 11/4/13)
Tom Tancredo caught on camera giving protesters the finger (Westword, 11/4/13)
Civil unions in Colorado in place; groups push for marriage equality (Colorado Springs Gazette, 11/3/13)
VIDEO: Tom Tancredo gives pro-Hudak demonstrators the finger (ColoradoPols, 11/3/13)
Brophy says he’s the electable Republican (Pueblo Chieftain, 11/2/13
Hickenlooper unveils next year’s budget proposal (AP, 11/1/13)

OCTOBER 2013

Colorado insurance enrollment slower than some hoped (AP, 10/31/13)
Gov. John Hickenlooper wants to make amends with rural Colorado (Craig Daily Press, 10/31/13)
Hickenlooper seeks to cool heated reaction spurred by proposed air-quality rules (Colorado Independent, 10/31/13)
Brophy voting no on rural Colorado secession question (KDVR, 10/31/13)
Flashback: The endorsement that launched Hickenlooper’s political career (Colorado Independent, 10/31/13)
Republican Ken Buck votes in opposition to 51st state secession plan (The Spot, 10/30/13)
Bloomberg, Melinda Gates join big contributors to Colorado’s Amendment 66 campaign (I-News, 10/30/13)
Mike McAlpine, organizer in Hudak recall, newcomer to lawmaker’s district (The Spot, 10/30/13)
Republican Ken Buck votes in opposition to 51st state secession plan (The Spot, 10/30/13)
Gessler surprises with plan to campaign for DougCo school board candidates (Colorado Independent, 10/30/13)
COMMENTARY: Gessler offers politics as unusual in Colorado (Aurora Sentinel, 10/30/13)
Hickenlooper doesn’t have to submit to questioning in gun lawsuit (Denver Post, 10/29/13)
COMMENTARY: Tancredo will have trouble expanding his base (Colorado Springs Gazette, 10/29/13)
VIDEO: Tom Tancredo’s Halloween ad blasts education reform bill as ‘Hickenlooper’s Monster’ (Huff Post Politics, 10/29/13)
A week before election day, nearly half a million Coloradans already have voted (Denver Business Journal, 10/29/13)
Colorado governor candidate redirects volunteers to Douglas County races (9News, 10/29/13)
Gessler jumps into school-board fray (Our Colorado News, 10/29/13)
Marijuana tax supporters vastly out-raise and out-spend tax opponents (The Spot, 10/29/13)
Scott Gessler switches focus to Douglas County school board races, critics call foul (The Spot, 10/29/13)
Colorado’s health-exchange board is frustrated by slow enrollment pace (Denver Post, 10/28/13)
Early turnout normal for Colorado secession vote (Denver Post, 10/28/13)
51st state takes shape as 11 rural Colorado counties ask voters for secession (Washington Times, 10/28/13)
Tancredo takes center stage (Colorado Statesman, 10/28/13)
Colorado secessionists struggle as trend lifts Democratic votes (Bloomberg, 10/28/13)
Another scary day in the life of Tom Tancredo (Colorado Independent, 10/28/13)
Recall proponents take aim at Hudak (Colorado Statesman, 10/28/13)
Coloradans get schooled on Amendment 66 (Colorado Statesman, 10/28/13)
Colorado conservatives, religious leaders to lobby GOP members resistant to immigration reform (The Spot, 10/28/13)
Former Rep. Tom Tancredo unveils slogan ‘Viva Tancredo’ for gubernatorial campaign (Fox News Latino, 10/28/13)
Lawyers try to block Colorado’s 51st state initiative (The Daily Caller, 10/27/13)
With slogan ‘Viva Tancredo,’ Colorado Republican tweaks foes (LA Times, 10/25/13)
Jennifer Kerns, spokeswoman in Colorado recalls, involved in similar California efforts(The Spot, 10/25/13)
Colorado Medicaid has seen more success in Obamacare launch numbers (Denver Post,10/24/13)
TABOR group sues 2 special districts  – RTD, SCFD —  over new tax (Denver Post, 10/24/13)
Republican Mike Kopp: Nice guy says leadership is what matters in governor’s race (The Spot, 10/24/13)
Colorado’s Tom Tancredo: I’m not your father’s Republican (The Spot, 10/24/13)
In Colorado, another recall effort over guns seeks GOP Senate control (Denver Post,10/23/13)
Republican gubernatorial candidate Sen. Greg Brophy talks issues during local stop (Canon City News, 10/23/13)
Brophy campaigns in SLV (Valley Courier, 10/23/13)
Does Gessler support the election rules issued by his own office? (Huff Post Denver, 10/22/13)
Secession from state heats up as Election Day draws closer (I-News, 10/22/13)
Glitches persist at Colorado’s health-care exchange web site (Denver Post, 10/21/13)
Colorado House: Young guns collect campaign cash (The Spot, 10/21/13)
Colorado’s Amendment 66 ignites battle over PERA pension contributions (Denver Post,10/21/13)
Boehner in Denver for fundraiser (AP, 10/18/13)
Magpul still in Colorado, 6 months after vow to leave (AP, 10/18/13)
Secessionists make their pitch (AP, 10/18/13)
Brophy raises more than $100,000 (Yuma Pioneer, 10/17/13)
Magpul’s continuing presence in Erie rankles customers (Denver Post, 10/17/13)
Gessler wins award for online-voter registration initiative (Denver Post, 10/17/13)
House Speaker John Boehner flies to Denver for GOP fundraiser (The Spot, 10/17/13)
Colorado cabinet member disciplined for ‘romantic’ relationship (Denver Post, 10/17/13)
Colorado school tax measure survives challenge (AP, 10/16/13)
Lawmakers want Colorado national parks reopened (AP, 10/16/13)
Colorado Oil and Gas Association gives $600K to fight fracking bans on Front Range ballots(Denver Post, 10/16/13)
Tom Tancredo leads in GOP fundraising but Gov. John Hickenlooper has incumbent’s advantage (The Spot, 10/16/13)
Colorado GOP Senate candidates seek outsider status in shutdown (Denver Post, 10/15/13)
Inartful or ignorant? Conservatives jump on Hickenlooper’s pot tax remark (Denver Post,10/15/13)
Hickenlooper outpaces GOP challengers in quarterly fundraising haul (KDVR, 10/15/13)
Judge throws out late petition challenge to Amendment 66 (Denver Post, 10/15/13)
Personhood measure certified for 2014 Colorado ballot (KDVR, 10/14/13)
Columbus Day Dinner features pols of every stripe (Pueblo Chieftain, 10/14/13)
Rocky Mountain National Park reopens, draws 10,000 people (Denver Post, 10/14/13)
Colorado faces historic challenge in regulating marijuana stores (Denver Post, 10/14/13)
Hickenlooper: ‘Probably not a bad idea’ gun-control groups stay out of Sen. Evie Hudak recall (The Spot, 10/14/13)
Voters in four Colorado cities may call timeout on fracking (Denver Post, 10/13/13)
After the flood: Colorado making tough decisions about how to rebuild (Christian Science Monitor, 10/12/13)
Republican Rep. Amy Stephens to run for US Senate in 2014 (Denver Post, 10/11/13)
Kopp announces for guv; refrains from attacking Hick (Colorado Statesman, 10/11/13)
Judge in school tax hike case hears arguments, but makes no ruling (Denver Post,10/11/13)
Senate Dems elect new leadership (Colorado Statesman, 10/11/13)
Hope, skepticism linger about parks reopening (AP, 10/10/13)
Gubernatorial candidate Kopp touts leadership in Montrose visit (Montrose Daily Press,10/10/13)
GOP field for governor grows to four with Kopp’s entry (The Coloradoan, 10/9/13)
Kopp: People have to ‘push back’ (Durango Herald, 10/9/13)
VIDEO: Governor candidate Mike Kopp wants new leadership in Colorado (NewsChannel5, 10/9/13)
Colorado flood response declared a top priority for state lawmakers (The Spot, 10/9/13)
Campaign-finance complaint filed against opponents of pot-tax issue (Denver Post,10/9/13)
VIDEO: State Sen. Morgan Caroll discusses 2014 agenda as Senate president, Washington shutdown(The Spot, 10/9/13)
Study: Amendment 66 a drag on Colorado’s economy — but not if it works (Denver Post,10/9/13)
Colorado Senate Democrats tap Morgan Carroll next president (Denver Post, 10/9/13)
GOP field for governor grows to four with Kopp’s entry (The Coloradoan, 10/9/13)
Mike Kopp running for Colorado governor, pledges to cut regulations (Denver Post,10/8/13)
Colorado recall bid targets third state senator who backed gun control (Christian Science Monitor, 10/8/13)
Campaign finance complaint filed against foes of pot tax (The Spot, 10/8/13)
VIDEO: Mike Kopp kicks off gubernatorial campaign with fall tour (KUSA, 10/8/13)
Fifth Republican announces for gubernatorial race (Colorado Springs Gazette, 10/8/13)
Former Republican senator Mike Kopp to enter governor’s race, plans stop in Colorado Springs (AP, 10/8/13)
Kopp joins GOP field for Colorado governor (Pueblo Chieftain, 10/8/13)
Red tide could produce state’s next GOP governor (Colorado Springs Business Journal,10/8/13)
Colorado governor urges that homeowners pay for fires (Idaho Statesman, 10/7/13)
Fed up on the prairie, and voting on seceding from Colorado (New York Times, 10/6/13)
Ballot inspection rule unnecessary, county clerks say (Grand Junction Daily Sentinel,10/6/13)
Effort to recall Democratic state Sen. Evie Hudak renewed (The Spot, 10/6/13)
Colorado floods: Lawmakers to explore what laws could help recovery (Denver Post,10/4/13)
Gubernatorial candidate makes stop in Granby as part of Colorado tour (Sky Hi Daily News, 10/4/13)
Colorado’s education reform, funding effort lacks star power of Ref C (Denver Post,10/4/13)
Colorado’s new GOP lawmakers sworn in to packed gallery (Denver Post, 10/3/13)
Dem Sens. Mores, Giron offer parting words as they exit office due to gun votes (The Spot, 10/3/13)
Colorado leaders assessing federal duties state could take on during shutdown (The Spot,10/3/13)
Mike Kopp pushes GOP gubernatorial primary field rightward (ColoradoPols, 10/3/13)
Colorado GOP get criticized by New Jersey members over Sandy vote (Denver Post,10/3/13)
Hickenlooper asks feds to let Colorado pot shops use banks (Colorado Independent, 10/3/13)
Suit filed to invalidate signatures for Colorado education tax measure (Denver Post,10/2/13)
Leadership battle underway in Colorado Senate after recall election (Denver Post, 10/2/13)
Pot tax foes to hand out free joints before fundraiser at brewery with Hickenlooper (The Spot, 10/2/13)
Colorado health exchange says error messages are ‘being cleared up’ (Denver Post,10/2/13)
Moffat County tea party holds forum on secession (Craig Daily Press, 10/2/13)
Former Senate Republican leader Mike Kopp joins governor’s race (The Denver Channel, 10/2/13)
Colorado, Washington governors urge solution on marijuana shop banking (Denver Post,10/2/13)
Personhood Colorado, supporters will also back Brady amendment (Denver Post, 10/1/13)
Republican Mike Kopp to file for governor’s race today (The Spot, 10/1/13)
Union donors push Amendment 66 proponents past $5 million mark (Denver Post,10/1/13)
Republican Mike Kopp will join GOP gubernatorial field (KDVR, 10/1/13)

SEPTEMBER 2013

Pro-ballot group opens office here (Pueblo Chieftain, 9/28/13)
Recoil of gun-law recalls? Dems still in control (Grand Junction Daily Sentinel, 9/28/13)
Colorado federal and flood recovery workers worry over likely shutdown (Denver Post,9/28/13)
Colorado corrections chief says parolees need more preparation (Denver Post, 9/27/13)
Governor releases another $65.6M for flood response, recovery (Denver Post, 9/27/13)
Hickenlooper considering special legislative session in wake of Colorado floods (Denver Post,9/26/13)
Fatal flood dampens Gov. John Hickenlooper’s plan to take it easy after hip surgery (The Spot, 9/26/13)
Critical fundraising deadline on Monday (ColoradoPols.com, 9/26/13)
Colorado’s parole system overdue on risk assessments, case audits (Denver Post, 9/26/13)
Colorado’s corrections chief promises reforms to parole (Denver Post, 9/26/13)
Winners of the 2014 govern0r’s races will come to Colorado for training (The Spot, 9/25/13)
Tom Tancredo on CO. Gov race: ‘Get rid of Hickenlooper, this left-leaning wacko Legislature’ (Huff Post Politics, 9/25/13)
Morgan County Commissioners vow to send rural representation resolution to state(Denver Post, 9/25/113)
Colorado recalls behind them, House, Senate GOP aim to repeal gun laws (Denver Post,9/25/13)
Tom Tancredo on governor’s race: ‘I do think I can win’ (The Spot, 9/24/13)
More you know, more you don’t like tax hike for schools, opponents’ pollster says (Grand Junction Daily Sentinel, 9/24/13)
Larimer County has found everyone on unaccounted for list (Denver Post, 9/24/13)
Republican Scott Gessler announces run for governor (Clarion, 9/24/13)
Colorado Supreme Court hears ballot secrecy dispute (Denver Post, 9/24/13)
Biden, Hickenlooper give flooded areas high-level attention (Denver Post, 9/23/13)
Poll shows more opposition to Colorado school finance tax measure (Denver Post, 9/23/13)
Sen. Greg Brophy: Republican Party has to embrace grassroots (The Spot, 9/23/13)
Federal appeals court considers TABOR challenge (AP, 9/23/13)
TABOR lawsuit gets round in court, but decision unlikely for months (Colorado Springs Gazette, 9/23/13)
Update: ESPN will air Colorado flood segments during Broncos game after Hickenlooper’s plea (The Spot, 9/23/13)
Colorado recalls: Organizers say state GOP scoffed at recalls of Morse, Giron (Denver Post,9/22/13)
Secession drive gathers steam in rural Colorado (LA Times, 9/22/13)
Colorado GOP elects Mark Baisley vice chairman (The Spot, 9/21/13)
Fired up Colorado GOP cheers on incoming senators Bernie Herpin, George Rivera (The Spot, 9/20/13)
Recalled Colorado Sen. Angela Giron: We can beat the gun lobby — we already have(Washington Post, 9/20/13)
Gessler officially in governor’s race (Colorado Statesman, 9/20/13)
Was Scott Gessler all wet to announce for governor this week? (Westword, 9/20/13)
Hickenlooper frees up $20M more for Colorado flood assistance (Denver Post, 9/20/13)
Open meeting about secession is Oct. 2 (Craig Daily Press, 9/20/13)
Gessler on his run for governor (Colorado Springs Independent, 9/19/13)
State now tracking 10 oil and gas spills in Colorado flood zones (Denver Post, 9/19/13)
Scott Gessler’s got quite the mouth on him (ColoradoPols.com, 9/19/13)
Gov. hopeful Gessler casts Colorado as foundering (The Coloradoan, 9/19/13)
Gessler jumps in to race for governor, promises new direction for Colorado (Colorado Springs Gazette, 9/19/13)
Gessler: Governor beatable (Pueblo Chieftain, 9/19/13)
COMMENTARY: Don’t blame new law for disenfranchised voters (Colorado Springs Gazette, 9/18/13)
Meet the top Republican vote suppressor who wants to be the next governor of Colorado(Think Progress, 9/18/13)
Gun lobby group files suit against Gov. Hickenlooper (Colorado Springs Gazette, 9/18/13)
Secretary of State Scott Gessler joins Colorado governor’s race (AP, 9/18/13)
It’s official: Honey Badger for governor! (ColoradoPols.com, 9/18/13)
Gessler entering GOP gubernatorial field of Hickenlooper challengers (Fox31-Denver, 9/17/13)
Use of abortion rights in Colorado recalls failed to gain traction (Denver Post, 9/17/13)
Scott Gessler cites track record as he enters race for governor (Denver Post, 9/17/13)
Amid flood disaster, Scott Gessler announces bid for Colorado governor (9News, 9/17/13)
Gessler, Hickenlooper present the Colorado Innovation Challenge (Denver Business Journal,9/17/13)
Breaking News: The Honey Badger (Scott Gessler) wants to be the next governor (5280 Magazine, 9/17/13)
Overreach? Colorado suggests California Democrats wise to show restraint (LA Times,9/16/13)
Pueblo delivers political phenomenon, shakes up establishment (Denver Post, 9/12/13)
Political sins, more than guns, drove Colorado recall (Bloomberg, 9/12/13)
Colo. GOP disputes DNC charges of vote ’suppression’ in recall elections (Politico, 9/12/13)
What really drove Colorado recall vote — Hint: It wasn’t voter suppression (Fox News, 9/12/13)
Colorado recalls are all about voter suppression, Dems say (MSNBC, 9/12/13)
Two Colorado state senators bounced in recall vote (The Recall Elections Blog, 9/11/13)
Gun-rights supporters score big wins in Colorado recalls (Wall Street Journal, 9/11/13)
EDITORIAL: Hard lessons of the Colorado recall (New York Times, 9/11/13)
Colo. recalls show risk of supporting gun control (AP, 9/11/13)
GOP’s gains in a purple state could be fool’s gold (MSNBC, 9/11/13)
Recall vote on guns exposes rift in Colorado’s blue veneer (New York Times, 9/11/13)
Colorado’s lesson for gun control advocates (LA Times, 9/11/13)
COMMENTARY: The plumber vs. the billionaire (Politico, 9/11/13)
Colo. Gov. Hickenlooper asked to explain secession policies (AP, 9/11/13)
VIDEO: Colorado’s recall voters. He. Could. Go. All. The. Way. (The Spot, 9/11/13)
VIDEO: State Democratic and Republican party chairs react to recall results (The Spot, 9/11/13)

OPINION: Colorado’s first-ever recall results have national implications (The Idea Log, 9/11/13)
Gov. Hickenlooper ‘disappointed’ by outcome of recalls of Democrats (Denver Post, 9/11/13)
Colorado GOP targets Gov. John Hickenlooper in wake of recalls (Denver Post, 9/11/13)
Colorado recall slows gun-control momentum, but advocates fight on (Denver Post,9/11/13)
Colorado recall: PPP presses pause on poll showing Sen. Giron down by wide margin (The Spot, 9/11/13)
Colorado first state in country to finalize rules on recreational pot (Denver Post, 9/10/13)
EDITORIAL: Time to move past the recalls (Denver Post, 9/10/13)
VIDEO: Sen. John Morse ousted in historic vote, vows to ‘continue the fight’ (Denver Post,9/10/13)
Colorado Sen. President John Morse, Sen. Angela Giron ousted (Denver Post, 9/10/13)
Colorado recall: Historic election Tuesday over gun control votes (Denver Post, 9/10/13)
Colorado recall election is a referendum on guns (LA Times, 9/9/13)
Gov. John Hickenlooper: Enhanced gas production is a must, but safeguards are critical(Denver Post, 9/9/13)
School finance measure is officially on the ballot (Colorado Statesman, 9/9/13)
Countdown underway to Colorado’s first-ever recall of state legislators (Denver Post,9/9/13)
Sens. Morse, Giron’s fate up Tuesday; some facts about recall elections (The Spot, 9/9/13)
Hickenlooper warns against attempts to disrupt Colorado recall election (Colorado Springs Gazette, 9/9/13)
Outside money shows national interest in recall elections (Denver Post, 9/9/13)
Municipalities energized for fracking votes (Colorado Statesman, 9/9/13)
Campaign launched to tax recreational pot (Colorado Statesman, 9/9/13)
Fontneau and Colorado health exchange are ready to connect with Colorado (Colorado Statesman, 9/9/13)
COMMENTARY: End of summer, but hardly the end of politics (Colorado Statesman,9/9/13)
Recall: Gov. Hickenlooper worries ‘about making a mockery of the democratic process’(The Spot, 9/8/13)
Sen. John Morse recall: Republicans continue to dominate (The Spot, 9/7/13)
EDITORIAL: Morse law now compromises his political future (Colorado Springs Gazette,9/7/13)
Sen. John Morse recall: El Paso clerk opens three vote centers early to handle a.m. traffic(The Spot, 9/6/13)
Colorado education tax question secures spot on ballot (Denver Business Journal, 9/5/13)
OPINION: Recall polls (Pueblo Chieftain, 9/5/13)
More recall reactions (Colorado Springs Gazette, 9/5/13)
It’s on: Voters cast ballots in recall election (Colorado Springs Gazette, 9/5/13)
Out-of-state Morse donors sound cause return on recall (Colorado Springs Gazette, 9/5/13)
Giron has no regrets about gun votes, but points to other issues at stake (Denver Post,9/5/13)
Early voters crowd polls in Morse recall election (Denver Post, 9/5/13)
El Paso County Republican flock to polls to oust Sen. Majority Leader John Morse (The Spot, 9/5/13)
Colorado prisons chief Flowers resigns after four months on the job (Denver Post, 9/5/13)
Colorado: The swing state at the frontier of social change (HPPR, 9/4/13)
Recall campaign features dueling rallies (Colorado Springs Gazette, 9/4/13)
COMMENTARY: Simple disrespect is at heart of the matter (Colorado Springs Gazette,9/4/13)
Wadhams takes the knife to GOP peace-maker Tancredo (ColoradoPols, 9/4/13)
Hickenlooper mostly absent in recall races of Morse, Giron (Denver Post, 9/4/13)
Education tax hike initiative will be on November ballot (KDVR, 9/4/13)
$950M Colorado school finance measure officially on ballot (Denver Post, 9/4/13)
Proposal to hike taxes for Colo. schools barely makes November ballot (AP, 9/4/13)
VIDEO: School funding tax initiative to appear on November ballot (KOAA, 9/4/13)
Dems outvoting GOP in early recall returns (Pueblo Chieftain, 9/4/13)
DA Bruce Brown: Non-citizen voter fraud suspicions unfounded (Summit Daily, 9/3/13)
After strong support from Gov. Hickenlooper, Fort Lyon reopens to serve homeless (Denver Post, 9/3/13)
Colorado recalls: NRA doles out additional $250K with Election Day a week out (The Spot, 9/3/13)
In Colorado recall law, victory for incumbents means cash refunds (Denver Post, 9/3/13)
National gun debate hits close to home in Colorado recall vote (New York Times, 9/2/13)
COMMENTARY: Dangerous pitfalls in HB1303 will no doubt continue to impact the state and local November elections (Colorado Statesman, 9/2/13)
Pueblo County must pay for recall of Sen. Angela Giron (The Spot, 9/2/13)
Another tumultuous week leading to recall elections (Colorado Statesman, 9/2/13)
Republicans Gessler, Brophy criticize incumbent governor (Colorado Statesman, 9/2/13)
Gov John Hickenlooper to undergo surgery: Top 10 things you should know about it (The Spot, 9/1/13)

AUGUST 2013

Lincoln County joins 51st state effort (Denver Post, 8/31/13)

COMMENTARY: Is Hickenlooper really in trouble? (Denver Post, 8/31/13)
Guns, gays, drugs and taxes in Colorado; The swing state at the frontier of social change(The Economist, 8/31/13)
Sen. Angela Giron’s seat at stake as early-voting sites open in Pueblo (AP, 8/31/13)
VIDEO: NRA uses Sens. John Morse, Angela Giron’s words against them in ‘news’ video(The Spot, 8/30/13)
Recall spots blister Sen. John Morse on ethics, GOP Bernie Herpin on utility ‘junket’ (The Spot, 8/30/13)
A conversation with Colorado state Sen. Angela Giron, who faces a recall election (The Fix, 8/30/13)
Recall election begins for state Sen. Angela Giron over gun control votes (The Denver Channel, 8/30/13)
A conversation with George Rivera, Colorado recall challenger (The Fix, 8/30/13)
COMMENTARY: When recall dominoes in Colorado fall; Strategists say the Sept 10 vote here could have national implications (Denver Post, 8/30/13)
Feds won’t sue to stop marijuana use in Colorado (AP, 8/30/13)
Gov. John Hickenlooper opposes recall elections, but urges everyone to vote (The Spot, 8/30/13)
Hickenlooper swings into action for Morse, Giron (ColoradoPols, 8/29/13)
Judge tosses some of Scott Gessler’s rules for recall election (Denver Post, 8/29/13)
Judge approves Colorado recall election rules for Morse, Giron (Colorado Springs Gazette,8/29/13)
Republicans Greg Brophy and Scott Gessler: If I were governor I would…(The Spot, 8/29/13)
Hickenlooper: Colorado recalls are attempts to ‘intimidate and punish’ (The Daily Caller,8/29/13)
New York mayor tries to buy Springs election (Colorado Springs Gazette, 8/29/13)
Greg Brophy: Gun bills didn’t make anybody safer (Fort Morgan Times, 8/28/13)
Gov. Hickenlooper, Cynthia Coffman on opposite sides of Nathan Dunlap decision (The Spot, 8/28/13)
Michael Bloomberg donates $350,000 to Colorado Democrats facing recall over gun vote(Huff Post Politics, 8/28/13)
Bloomberg’s anti-recall donations are a big deal in Colorado (Capital New York, 8/28/13)
Recall challenges continue in Denver District Court (Colorado Springs Gazette, 8/28/13)
NY Mayor Michael Bloomberg, NRA join the Colorado recall fray (Colorado Springs Gazette,8/28/13)
Recall campaign money trickles in, some can’t be traced (Colorado Springs Gazette,8/28/13)
ENDORSEMENT: Vote ‘no’ on the recall (Colorado Springs Independent, 8/28/13)
Recall madness continues (Colorado Springs Independent, 8/28/13)
Groups supporting Angela Giron, John Morse in recalls over gun control votes raise $1.9M(The Denver Channel, 8/28/13)
Colorado’s local-national recall elections: Campaign spending underscores wide interest(Colorado Independent, 8/28/13)
Hickenlooper, Nikola Tesla, and school tax hike? Welcome to the Colorado Innovation Network Summit (Denver Business Journal, 8/28/13)
Elbert County joins ’51st state’ movement (Denver Post, 8/28/13)
Libertarians sue over election rules (Colorado Springs Independent, 8/28/13)
Secretary of State: Libertarian Jan Brooks won’t appear on recall ballot (Colorado Springs Gazette, 8/27/13)
Sen. Gillibrand raises to fight a pro-gun recall in Colorado (Capital New York, 8/27/13)
Complaints flow over ads about Colo. senate recall elections (Colorado Springs Gazette,8/27/13)
Forecast for a split decision in the Colorado recalls? (National Review, 8/27/13)
Colo. Supreme Court rules voters don’t have to complete recall ballots (KDVR, 8/27/13)
Supreme Court changes recall process (Colorado Springs Independent, 8/27/13)
Colo. Supreme Court expected to rule Tuesday on recall question (Colorado Springs Gazette,8/27/13)
School funding initiative is delayed, pending signature review (the Watch, 8/27/13)
Colorado’s recall circus keeps getting better (CBS Denver, 8/27/13)
Not enough signatures for secession vote in Morgan County (Fort Morgan Times, 8/27/13)
Secession petition falls short in Morgan County (AP, 8/27/13)
Michael Bloomberg donates $350,000 to fight Colorado recall efforts (Denver Post,8/27/13)
Republican Bernie Herpin slapped with finance complaint in John Morse recall (The Spot, 8/27/13)
Gov. Hickenlooper asks Supreme Court to weigh in on recall issue (Denver Post, 8/26/13)
Hickenlooper asking state high court for recall ruling (Pueblo Chieftain, 8/26/13)
Political gunfire erupts in both recall campaigns (Colorado Statesman, 8/26/13)
Biz, labor support tax on recreational marijuana (Colorado Statesman, 8/26/13)
Denver Republican Women’s pancake breakfast also features political items on menu(Colorado Statesman, 8/26/13)
Recreational marijuana: Denver council sets sales tax, retail rules (Denver Post, 8/26/13)
State still an ally for northeast Colorado farmers despite frustrations (Denver Post,8/25/13)
Colorado’s new state? Weld County and others will be missed, but at what cost? (Denver Post, 8/25/13)
Scott Gessler to make ‘major’ announcement Sept. 17 (The Spot, 8/25/13)
Angela Giron predicts victory in gun vote recall (Huff Post Politics, 8/25/13)
W.Va, Colo. abortion lawsuits very similar (Charleston Gazette, 8/24/13)
Colorado State Fair dinner draws Hickenlooper, rivals (The Spot, 8/24/13)
Friends, foes of Angela Giron’s recall attend State Fair dinner (The Spot, 8/24/13)
Poll: Only 45% want Hickenlooper re-elected (AP, 8/24/13)
COMMENTARY: How do Colorado’s taxes actually compare? (Denver Post, 8/24/13)
Quinnipiac poll: Colo. Gov. John Hickenlooper’s approval rating ‘lackluster’ (Denver Post,8/23/13)
Colorado GOP distances itself from senator after chicken remarks (Denver Post, 8/23/13)
COMMENTARY: Colorado is less religious, more Democratic (Denver Post, 8/23/13)
VIDEO: Poll: Challenges for Hickenlooper’s re-election (9News, 8/23/13)
Poll: Colo. gun control laws, death penalty stance may hurt Hickenlooper re-election (AP, 8/23/13)
Poll: Tom Tancredo looks competitive in Colorado gov race (TPM, 8/23/13)
Poll: Colorado Gov. Hickenlooper faces backlash for new gun laws (TPM, 8/23/13)
New TV ad blasts Morse for ’sickness from our souls’ comment (Fox31-Denver, 8/23/13)
Bennet visits Colorado companies as tax debate looms (AP, 8/22/13)
Colorado GOP distances itself from senator after chicken remarks (Denver Post, 8/22/13)
51st State: North Colorado update (HPPR, 8/22/13)
Gov. Hickenlooper taps Larry Wolk as state’s new health and environment director (The Spot, 8/22/13)
Statewide, Colorado voters oppose recalls, but mixed on gun laws (Denver Post, 8/22/13)
Hickenlooper, Uber challenge judge’s proposed ‘burdensome’ rules (Denver Post, 8/22/13)
Recall combatants spar over campaign ads (Colorado Springs Gazette, 8/22/13)
Colorado voters stand by legalization of marijuana: Poll (Huff Post Politics, 8/22/13)
Poll: Voters oppose recalls over gun laws, but dislike stricter regulations (Pueblo Chieftain,8/22/13)
VIDEO: A haircut that could cost Democratic state Sen. John Morse (National Review,8/22/13)
Colo. state Sen. Vicki Marble under fire for comments on race, diet (Denver Post, 8/21/13)
Moffat County commissioners consider placing secession issue on ballot (Denver Post,8/21/13)
Ritter joins law-enforcement endorsers in Colorado Springs recall (Denver Post, 8/21/13)
Colorado Amazon law opponent to respond ‘quickly’ after appeals loss (Denver Post,8/21/13)
Ethics complaint against Colorado gun lobbyist in limbo for now (Denver Post, 8/21/13)
VIDEO: Recall ad blisters Sen. John Morse on per diem (The Spot, 8/21/13)
Colorado board rejects petition to stop police from getting data on med pot users (Denver Post, 8/21/13)
Anti-fracking group challenges ballot language for Broomfield ban (Denver Post, 8/21/13)
President Obama tweets pictures of Colorado gun massacre victims (Denver Post, 8/21/13)
Colorado’s Amazon tax law scores win in federal appeals court (Denver Post, 8/20/13)
OPINION: Voters in northeast Colorado should kill quest for 51st state (Denver Post,8/20/13)
VIDEO: Veterans hail John Morse in new ‘no’ on recall ad (The Spot, 8/19/13)
Recall fundraisers tonight for and against Sen. John Morse (The Spot, 8/19/13)
Recall elections revised; no Supreme Court review (Colorado Statesman, 8/19/13)
‘Good bipartisan policy’ is goal of new leg director (Colorado Statesman, 8/19/13)
51st state question will be on Weld, Phillips ballots this fall (Denver Post, 8/19/13)
Arvada mortician enters GOP field for governor (The Daily Sentinel, 8/18/13)
COMMENTARY: Party pooper; Tancredo’s opportunism leaves politicos unhappy (Grand Junction Sentinel, 8/18/13)
COMMENTARY: For preserving Mesa County’s ‘purity,’ we have our local pols to thank(Post Independent, 8/16/13)
Colorado Republicans adopt ‘Can-do’ attitude toward now-likely non-mail recall elections(Colorado Independent, 8/15/13)
Report predicts sustained employment growth in Colorado (Denver Post, 8/14/13)
Can the oil and gas industry fix its public image in Colorado? (High Country News,8/13/13)
Colorado’s free-market Independence Institute finding its place (Denver Post, 8/11/13)
Many hopefuls eye 2014 race for governor (The Daily Sentinel, 8/11/13)
Republican recall candidates hit with abortion politics mailers (Colorado Independent, 8/10/13)
Hickenlooper: Proposed Uber rules ‘overreach,’ not in public interest (Denver Post, 8/9/13)
John Morse campaign charges bias in Gessler-approved recall ballot language (Huff Post Denver, 8/9/13)
Ken Buck embarks on US Senate run, despite 2010 baggage (Denver Post, 8/9/13)
Tancredo says pot opposition odd, confusing (Grand Journal Sentinel, 8/9/13)
Liberals storm Colorado in hope of swaying GOP on immigration, health (Denver Post,8/9/13)
Colorado Dems facing recall now getting slammed by pot legalizers (The Daily Caller,8/9/13)
Election leaders worry as new candidates sue to get on recall ballot (Pueblo Chieftain,8/9/13)
Another legal wrinkle in Colo. legislative recalls (AP, 8/9/13)
Obama advisers hear weaknesses of the US voting system in Denver (Denver Post, 8/9/13)
VIDEO: Lawsuit challenges recall ballots as clerks mail them out (9News, 8/8/13)
Ballots in Colorado recall elections will have messages addressing voters (The Spot, 8/8/13)
Colorado Dem: Don’t recall me because it’s ‘better to be safe than sorry’ (The Daily Caller,8/8/13)
Sen. John Morse declines offer from recall group to participate in town hall chat (The Spot, 8/8/13)
Buck already drawing energetic support and determined attacks (Colorado Independent, 8/8/13)
Colorado’s gun-control recall:  sign of things to come for reformers? (The Atlantic, 8/7/13)
EDITORIAL: Recall elections are bad politics (The Daily Camera, 8/7/13)
Gov. Hickenlooper defends comment to TIME on transparency’s drawbacks (Denver Post,8/7/13)
The bipartisan call to bring back the smoke-filled room (TIME, 8/6/13)
Morse recall election details emerge (Colorado Independent, 8/6/13)
Colorado school finance reformers deliver double required signatures (Denver Post, 8/5/13)
Hickenlooper says Wisconsin recalls have lessons (AP, 8/2/13)
Colorado a major exporter of illegally grown marijuana, report says (Denver Post, 8/1/13)
Rep. Cory Gardner: Future House Speaker? (The Spot, 8/1/13)
Colorado school finance reform initiative tops $1M in donations (Denver Post, 8/1/13)
Gov. Hickenlooper hires Denver magazine editor as senior media adviser (Denver Post,8/1/13)
Report: Colorado state workers need 3.8% raise to match private sector (Denver Post,8/1/13)
Colorado senators welcome Bloomberg, brace for consequences of his support (Capital New York, 8/1/13)
Colorado recall vote targets two senators who supported sensible gun control (Washington Post, 8/1/13)

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