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Post by Joseph Robidoux III » Mon Jan 28, 2013 11:07 am

Hmm. This would present a problem in defeating Sen Udall.Republicans insist Sen. Mark Udall is beatable in 2014. Colorado, after all, increasingly has been at the center of national politics for more than a decade. But the party has one big problem: It has no candidate. [/break1]rollcall.com/news/in_colorado_dearth_of_challengers_to_face_udall-221127-1.html?pos=htmbtxt]http://www.rollcall.com/news/in_colorad ... os=htmbtxtThere are a few loonies in Coors country (some without the Coors last name). Congressman Scott Tipton comes to mind first.



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Post by Mr. Gneiss » Tue Jul 02, 2013 6:51 pm

Looks like Ken Buck is still interested in being a U.S. Senator. Run, Ken, Run!!!! :crazy: Weld County District Attorney Ken Buck is weighing another run for U.S. Senate, this time challenging Democrat Mark Udall in 2014.Buck for months has been mentioned as a likely candidate for state attorney general, but in recent days several high-profile Republicans have announced their candidacy for the office and the talk has switched to a Senate bid."We have been talking about it, and I'll leave it there," his wife, state Rep. Perry Buck, R-Windsor, confirmed Tuesday.But, she said, no decisions about her husband's political future have been made and the focus continues to be his health. Ken Buck announced in March he was being treated for lymphoma. He announced two months later there was no detectable cancer in his body, but said he still had more chemotherapy scheduled. Perry Buck said his last round of chemo is Friday.http://www.denverpost.com/breakingnews/ ... d-unseat-u



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Post by Joseph Robidoux III » Sat Aug 10, 2013 1:24 am

It's official; Ken Buck is running for the US Senate.After a close defeat in 2010, Republican Ken Buck announced on Thursday that he is running for Senate in Colorado again.The Weld County district attorney, whose last bid included some highly publicized gaffes, becomes at least the fourth Republican to announce a challenge to Democratic Sen. Mark Udall.In 2010, Buck lost to Michael Bennet, then an appointed senator and now the chairman of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee. Already in the Colorado race are state Sens. Owen Hill and Randy Baumgardner, as well as businessman Jaime McMillan. Udall has a fundraising edge on them all, reporting $3.4 million in cash on hand as of June 30.[/break1]rollcall.com/ken-buck-is-back-in-colorado/]http://atr.rollcall.com/ken-buck-is-bac ... orado/Buck lost the [/break1]sos.state.co.us/pubs/elections/Results/2010/general/ColoradoReport.html]2010 election to an appointed US Senator (the prior Senator, Ken Salazar, resigned to become Pres Obama's Secy of the Interior in 2009) in what was a very good year for Republicans almost everywhere (unless you were an idiot named Angle or a witch named O'Donnell).



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Post by Joseph Robidoux III » Mon Mar 03, 2014 2:36 am

It's official; Ken Buck is not running for the US Senate.


With Colorado Rep. Cory Gardner vacating his 4th District seat to run for Senate, Weld County District Attorney Ken Buck is dropping his Senate bid to vie for Gardner’s open seat.





The maneuver partially clears the primary field for Gardner, while giving Buck a better shot at coming to Congress. Buck won the GOP Senate nomination in 2010 before losing to Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet.





“Ken has decided to step aside because Cory is in a potentially stronger position to pick up the seat,” Buck consultant Walt Klein told CQ Roll Call.





But, he added, “there’s no deal” between the two men to swap places on the ballot.


[/break1]rollcall.com/ken-buck-senate-cory-gardner-seat/]http://atr.rollcall.com/ken-buck-senate ... dner-seat/



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Post by Joseph Robidoux III » Mon Mar 03, 2014 2:43 am

Colorado has become worth watching.In a surprise decision, Republican Rep. Cory Gardner has decided to jump into the Colorado Senate race against incumbent Democrat Mark Udall. While there are other Republicans running already, Gardner gives the GOP an upper-tier candidate in a race that has not been considered competitive until now.State Sens. Owen Hill and Randy Baumgardner and state Rep. Amy Stephens were already running, along with Buck, before Gardner’s decision. The filing deadline is March 31.There is no guarantee that Gardner will be the GOP’s Senate nominee, but this race should no longer be considered Safe for the Democrats. We’re changing the Rothenberg Political Report/Roll Call rating of Colorado’s Senate race to Democrat Favored, but it could get much more competitive very quickly.[/break1]rollcall.com/rothenblog/gardner-decision-shakes-up-colorado-senate-race/?utm_source=outbrain&utm_medium=widget&utm_campaign=obclick&obref=obinsite]http://blogs.rollcall.com/rothenblog/ga ... f=obinsite



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Post by SPen » Mon Mar 03, 2014 6:52 pm

Gardner's entry doesn't change the calculus of the race much if at all, this is still a strong "Lean Democratic" race. Amazingly the Democrats have almost as much ammunition to use against Gardner that they have against Buck, and Garner and company really flubbed the backroom deal that resulted in him jumping into the Senate race and Buck dropping down and running for the open House seat. Gardner won't clear the primary field and at least one of his opponents is going to make a lot of noise about the "Washington-esque" deal that developed.Gardner will win the primary and I predict he'll still lose to Udall by 5%-10%.



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Post by Mr. Gneiss » Fri Mar 21, 2014 7:16 pm

Run Cory Run!! (Away from your long-held, sanctimonious position on personhood.)





[/break1]denverpost.com/news/ci_25395470/senate-bombshell-cory-gardner-says-cant-support-personhood]Senate bombshell: Cory Gardner says "I can't support personhood now"





Congressman Cory Gardner, who has been hammered for his position on social issues ever since he jumped into the U.S. Senate race, dropped a political bombshell Friday with his revelation that he was wrong to have supported previous personhood efforts.





He said after learning more about the measures, which have the impact of outlawing abortion, he realized that proposals also could ban certain forms of contraception, a prohibition he does not support.





"This was a bad idea driven by good intentions," he told The Denver Post. "I was not right. I can't support personhood now. I can't support personhood going forward. To do it again would be a mistake."More at the Denver Post link.





Arrogant, pompous, hypocritical asshat fuckwad!!



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Post by SPen » Fri Mar 21, 2014 9:23 pm

He can't support personhood now because he's running statewide in a D+1 state instead of running for reelection to his R+12 district full of reactionary wingnuts. I hope Udall slams the shit out of him on such a massive flip-flop.



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Post by Sterngard Friegen » Fri Mar 21, 2014 9:48 pm

It was a bad idea with bad intentions. Pushed by intolerant religionists who are the American Taliban.



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Post by Joseph Robidoux III » Sun Jul 06, 2014 1:52 am

[/break1]photobucket.com/user/Joseph_Robidoux_III/media/Politics/2014%20Elections/2014%20US%20Senate/Colorado/USSenateCO2014-07-06_zps390fa950.jpg.html]http://i1143.photobucket.com/albums/n63 ... 0fa950.jpg[/break1]realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2014/senate/co/colorado_senate_gardner_vs_udall-3845.html]http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls ... -3845.htmlNot a whole lot of separation between the Rasmussen and PPP polls. PPP has published polls for races in Michigan, Louisiana, Nebraska, North Carolina and Minnesota in recent weeks. Hopefully PPP will have another Colorado poll soon. I don't trust the other two pollsters listed above.



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Post by SPen » Sun Jul 06, 2014 11:45 am

One good thing about Colorado is that Democrats regularly outperform their polling numbers in the state. PPP hit the 2012 presidential race dead-on with their old methodology, it remains to be seen if they are still as accurate after they made some changes. Rasmussen missed by a mile (naturally), and Quinnipiac was way off but their last sample was a month before Election Day.Udall seems to be in control of things at this stage. The Gardner campaign is all over the place on the personhood/abortion/contraception issue, flip-flopping left and right and trying to walk everything back in constant damage control mode, and all the while Udall and outside groups are hammering him with negative ads.



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Post by Joseph Robidoux III » Sun Jul 06, 2014 3:03 pm

SPen: Appreciate your comments regarding these races. Please consider starting a thread about yourself in the "Introduce Yourself" sub-forum.


http://www.thefogbow.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=10



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Post by kate520 » Sun Jul 06, 2014 3:42 pm

:yeah: :pp:


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Post by Sterngard Friegen » Sun Jul 06, 2014 3:49 pm

I'd like to know more about Joe Ruby, too. All we know is that he used to post on a Hannity site and then found us. 8>



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Post by Joseph Robidoux III » Sun Jul 13, 2014 12:46 am

I'd like to know more about Joe Ruby, too. All we know is that he used to post on a Hannity site and then found us. 8>Joseph Robidoux III was born in 1783, the son of Joseph Robidoux II and Catherine Rollet. He spent most of his childhood in St. Louis, Missouri, where his father introduced him to the fur trade at an early age. In 1799, at the age of 16, young Joseph was already accompanying fur traders up the Missouri River.More at the link.[/break1]ci.st-joseph.mo.us/history/josephrobidoux.cfm]http://www.ci.st-joseph.mo.us/history/j ... bidoux.cfm
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Hope this helps. :mrgreen:



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Post by Estiveo » Sun Jul 13, 2014 12:49 am

Well shit. Another trans-generational American.


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Post by Sterngard Friegen » Sun Jul 13, 2014 1:24 am

Took you long enough to tell us.



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Post by Joseph Robidoux III » Sun Jul 13, 2014 2:14 am

Grump, grump, grump.I ain't as fast as I used to be.



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Post by Foggy » Sun Jul 13, 2014 6:12 am

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That's really fascinating, Joe Ruby. I went to the city website and learned all sorts of cool stuff about St. Joe. The only thing new in the world is the history you don't know.


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Post by Joseph Robidoux III » Fri Sep 12, 2014 8:26 pm

http://i1143.photobucket.com/albums/n63 ... -3845.html Real Clear Politics added 8 poll results since my last post. Sen Udall lead in all except one (Quinnipiac July 10-14). Quinnipiac had Gardner +2 in that one.



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Post by SPen » Mon Sep 22, 2014 10:16 pm

Udall still probably has a 4-5 point lead in this one (that's at least how people on the ground feel). The DSCC just aired yet another attack ad against Gardner, highlighting how he's full of shit re: his recent claims about wanting to make access to birth control easier considering that he's still a cosponsor of a House bill that make most common forms illegal. A couple of recent polls (read: Quinnipiac and that fake poll Gravis) have dropped recently with ridiculous leads for Gardner, courtesy of a "likely" voter universe that will never, ever, ever happen in Colorado, so I'd really love to see PPP or someone give Colorado a shot pretty soon. It's a hard state to poll but Quinnipiac's failures are truly remarkable.



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Post by Orlylicious » Mon Oct 13, 2014 12:43 am

John Fund cries about Colorado's new voting law at National Review, here we go with this story. Setting up blame and giving Hannity a tingle up his leg at http://www.nationalreview.com/article/3 ... -john-fund



More on the Secretary of State candidates and the politics of it at http://www.durangoherald.com/article/20 ... ification-







October 12, 2014 6:15 PM

Braced for Voter Fraud in Colorado A new election law leaves the door wide open for abuse in hotly contested races.



By John Fund





Perhaps the most hard-fought Senate race this year will be Colorado’s showdown between Democratic senator Mark Udall and Republican congressman Cory Gardner. The RealClearPolitics average of polls in the race shows Gardner holding a lead of 1.3 percentage points. The outcome may determine control of the U.S. Senate, and the margin of victory could be less than the 11,000-vote margin by which Democratic senator Michael Bennet was reelected in Colorado in 2010.



But there is a significant difference in this year’s Senate race. In 2013, a new Democratic state legislature rammed through a sweeping and highly controversial election law and convinced Democratic governor John Hickenlooper to sign it. The law, known as House Bill 1303, makes Colorado the only state in the country to combine two radical changes in election law: 1) abolishing the traditional polling place and having every voter mailed a ballot and 2) establishing same-day registration, which allows someone to appear at a government office and register and vote on the same day without showing photo ID or any other verifiable evidence that establishes identity. If they register online a few days before, no human being ever has to show up to register or vote. A few keystrokes can create a voter and a “valid” ballot. ​Once a ballot cast under same-day registration is mixed in with others, there is no way to separate it out if the person who voted is later found ineligible. Other jurisdictions that have same-day registration, such as Washington, D.C., treat the vote as a provisional ballot pending verification. Colorado immediately counts the vote.



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Opponents of HB 1303 worry that because the new law leaves the door wide open for fraud, it could cast a taint over the results in this November’s critical races for senator, representatives, governor, and state attorney general. They advise people to treat their mail-in ballot as if it were cash and cast it in person at their local clerk’s office or at “voter service centers” that are authorized to receive them. “Treasure what your ballot represents,” says Marilyn Marks. “It’s your voice in how we govern ourselves.”



















Orly, please, whatever you do, don't get involved in this.



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