12:08 pm, Oct 27, 2004
Early voting in Colorado ends Friday. Take advantage of it while you can. You will find all the information you need here.
Aside from the time-saving benefits, it's another way to make sure your vote gets counted, regardless of any snafus that pop up at polling precincts on election day. MORE
8:12 am, Oct 27, 2004
With Colorado progressives energized in a way that has not been seen since Bill Clinton won the state in 1992, it would seem that the Denver Post picked the wrong year to track to the right. As Jeralyn has already pointed out, reader backlash has been strong over the paper's endorsement of George W. Bush, and it's not letting up. The Post printed... MORE
6:15 am, Oct 27, 2004
Compared to the local media's breathless stories on voter-registration fraud, this hasn't gotten much attention -- but the Jefferson County Democrats report that absentee voters have been getting calls saying that the deadline to send in absentee ballots has passed, and that if they have not yet turned in their absentee ballots they should destroy... MORE
11:30 pm, Oct 26, 2004
The Denver Post endorsed President Bush for re-election Sunday. Tuesday, the Post's editors reported they received 700 letters about the endorsement, every single one of them critical.
More than 700 readers have given us their thoughts on Sunday's presidential endorsement, and they add up to a passionate dissent. An endorsement is meant to... MORE
2:47 pm, Oct 26, 2004
Breaking news: Are you wavering on Amendment 36, Colorado's proposed ballot measure that would proportionally split its nine electoral votes according to the popular vote? It's time to get up to speed since Colorado's Chief U.S. District Court Judge Lewis T. Babcock today threw out a legal challenge to the Amendment and will leave it to the... MORE
11:55 am, Oct 26, 2004
John Kerry's campaign announced today it has canceled television ads in Colorado for the remainder of the campaign. Why? Is Kerry conceding a likely Bush win? Or, as his campaign suggests, are the ads no longer necessary because the push in Colorado is now about getting out the vote rather than convincing voters whom to vote for? Or, do Kerry'... MORE
11:51 am, Oct 26, 2004
Colorado's political clout continues to impress the national media. In the lead article on NBC's Nightly News website yesterday, NBC's Anchor-to-Be Brian Williams calls us "The Wild West " of politics. Williams focuses on the Senate Race between Pete Coors and Ken Salazar, the most expensive in Colorado history. Williams posits that Colorado'... MORE
7:22 am, Oct 26, 2004
Colorado has nine electoral votes -- more than enough to tip the balance in this year's tight presidential race. So how do you find the latest polling numbers showing who's likely to get those precious votes?
I like the Electoral Vote Predictor 2004. First of all, it's free. Second, it's updated continuously. Third, it has a page devoted to... MORE
6:00 am, Oct 26, 2004
We wrote about Crocs -- those colorful, comfortable rubber shoes made up in Niwot -- in our June/July 2004 issue, and since then just about every teenager in Denver has bought a pair (or three). Well, it seems that a tiny little shoe company in Oregon has noticed the trend and is coming out with its answer to the ultra-popular footwear. MORE
6:17 pm, Oct 25, 2004
John Kerry racked up several key newspaper endorsements over the weekend, including the Washington Post, the Chicago Sun-Times, the Los Angeles Daily News, the Orlando Sentinel, and The Commercial-Appeal in Memphis, as well as a first-ever endorsement from the prestigious New Yorker magazine. In the race to win the favor of the nation's newspapers... MORE
3:26 pm, Oct 25, 2004
President Bush campaigned in Greeley today with former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani at his side. Bush's theme was the war on terror, though no mention was made of the missing explosives in Iraq which has been the big political story of the day.
The event was opened by a chaplain who told the crowd:
"I'm proud to be in a country whose... MORE
7:00 am, Oct 25, 2004
Colorado's own gonzo journalist, Hunter Thompson, is back on the campaign trail and Rolling Stone has his latest, Fear and Loathing, Campaign 2004.
It's vintage Hunter -- brutal and vicious. Don't miss a word. MORE
10:45 pm, Oct 24, 2004
Did you know about the "Millionaire Law?" It's a federal law intended to level the playing field when one candidate funds his campaign with a large amount of his own cash. It's being invoked now, due to Pete Coors' total donation of more than $500,000 into his campaign coffers.
Under the law, Democrat Ken Salazar will be allowed to raise more... MORE
8:26 pm, Oct 24, 2004
Slate joins the chorus of national publications whose crystal balls see Colorado as the Florida of this year's presidential election. In "Colorado - How Kerry could win it and still lose it, or lose it and still win it," writer Bryan Curtis explores how the state's newfound battleground status is made all the more complicated by Amendment 36, the... MORE
6:13 pm, Oct 24, 2004
John Kerry has canceled plans to return to Colorado this week. Reporters speculate he is giving up on us and conceding that President Bush has won the state. I don't buy it.
Last-minute schedule changes reflect the candidates' assessment of their positions from both an offensive and defensive standpoint.
Kerry was in Pueblo yesterday.... MORE