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Federal Judge rejects Miller’s challenges in

U.S. District Judge Ralph Biestline today rejected all of Joe Millers claims of election fraud. He also lifted the restraining order on certifying Lisa Murkowski as the winner of the Alaska election. It has been a long road as the Alaskan courts had already ruled against Miller and the federal court said he raised no issues applicable to the federal courts. In spite of the chain of losses, Miller still is contemplating his next step in his legal battle. The Anchorage Daily News has the story ... Full Story

Senate votes to repeal “Don’t Ask,

Senate votes to repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”

Udall Successfully Helps Lead U.S. Senate on Final Bipartisan Vote to Repeal Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Senate Passes Bill Allowing Department of Defense to Responsibly Implement New Policy Today the U.S. Senate passed a landmark bill, cosponsored by Mark Udall, that will repeal the law known as “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” and will task the U.S. Department of Defense with implementing the new policy in a way that protects our national security.  Earlier in the day, the Senate had ... Full Story

Udall supports Dream Act

Today, Mark Udall urged his Senate colleagues to follow his lead and vote for the DREAM Act. While the bill failed because it was filibustered by opponents, Udall will continue to support efforts to pass it so that all young people can earn the opportunity to realize the American dream. Udall released the following statement: “This is an important issue that affects the lives of so many young people who only want the opportunity to live the American dream – and know of no other home than ... Full Story

Republican State House Candidates Caught with Serious

Republican State House Candidates Caught with Serious Criminal Histories

Press Release DENVER – As revealed today in a Denver Post Story by Lynn Bartels and follow up on, numerous Republicans running for the Colorado State House have significant criminal backgrounds. In light of this news, Pat Waak, Chair of the Colorado Democratic Party released the following statement: “With dozens of Republican state legislative candidates with criminal records as serious as wife-beating, drunk-driving, financial mismanagement, and threatening a police ... Full Story

Bennet a No-Show at 92% of Senior Citizen Hearings

Bennet skips Social Security, senior hearings--even when they're in Colorado Press Release by Owen Loftus | Press Secretary Buck for Colorado DENVER—Senator Michael Bennet has trouble with attendance.  Yesterday, it was revealed that he wants to limit debates with Republican Senate candidate Ken Buck. Now Coloradans are learning that Bennet is ditching work. Bennet is a member of the Special Committee on Aging, which tackles issues such as Social Security and other important matters ... Full Story

Ken Buck supports policies to ship Colorado jobs

Ken Buck supports policies to ship Colorado jobs overseas

KEN BUCK SUPPORTS POLICIES TO SHIP COLORADO JOBS OVERSEAS – SO DOES HE BACK TODAY’S SENATE BILL TO CREATE JOBS AND END OFFSHORING? Senate Voting Today To Close Tax Loopholes For Companies That Ship American Jobs Overseas, While Providing Incentives To Keep Jobs In America Buck Should Tell Colorado Voters Where He Stands On The Creating American Jobs And Ending Offshoring Act With the U.S. Senate set to vote today on the Creating American Jobs and Ending Offshoring Act, the Democratic ... Full Story

Veterans Alliance for Security and Democracy Endorses

Cites Bennet’s Record of Standing Up for Veterans, Buck’s Plan to Privatize Veterans’ Health Care WASHINGTON, DC (4 October 2010) -- Today, the Veterans Alliance for Security and Democracy Political Action Committee ( <> ) is proud to announce its endorsement of Michael Bennet for U. S. Senate for his dedication defending the values for which veterans served, fought and died. “In his short time in Washington, Michael has stood on the side of ... Full Story

Udall, Bennet Announce 4 Major Grants for Essential

Eagle County, Roaring Fork Transportation Authority, Avon, Boulder, Fort Collins and Loveland to Receive ‘State of Good Repair Program’ Grants Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Mark Udall and Michael Bennet announced that bus and transit systems in Eagle County, Roaring Fork, Avon, Boulder, Fort Collins and Loveland will receive almost $19 million as part of a new transit initiative announced in May 2010 called the “State of Good Repair Program.” The competitive grant program ... Full Story

Smith Best Qualified for Sheriff

Smith Best Qualified for Sheriff

Dear Citizens of Larimer County: The office of sheriff requires minimum standards to perform the duties successfully, just as any other organizational leader should have. Education, professional experience, personal experience, and the respect of peers are some of those minimum standards. The leader of a sheriff’s office in this century should have years of law enforcement experience, management experience, leadership experience, educational experience, and the respect of peers that ... Full Story

All about 60, 61 and 101

These two amendments and one proposition may be among the most important issues facing Colorado voters this year. Several newspapers have issued editorial opinions on these issues and most government entities, special districts and many organizations have come out opposing the measures. Below we list the links to three editorial opinions and below that are links to a description of each issue on the site Ballotpedia. The Ballotpedia links hold a great deal of information about the issues and ... Full Story

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