7:17 pm, Nov 4, 2004
Members of the newly Democrat-dominated Colorado House and Senate met today to name their new leaders. Rep. Andrew Romanoff, D-Denver, will be speaker of the House, and Sen. Joan Fitz-Gerald, D-Golden, will serve as Senate president when the legislature reconvenes in January. Sen. Fitz-Gerald is the first woman to hold the post. MORE
7:53 am, Nov 4, 2004
Colorado as a whole was not kind to John Kerry on Election Day. With 2,928 of 3,086 precincts reporting, President Bush garnered 52.45 percent of Colorado's votes to John Kerry's 46.35 percent.
But, take a look at Boulder, Denver, and Pitkin Counties: In Boulder, John Kerry earned a whopping 70 percent of the vote to George Bush's 29 percent... MORE
6:30 am, Nov 4, 2004
In a close race that was not decided until Wednesday afternoon, Eagle County proseuctor Mark Hurlburt was re-elected as District Attorney for the 5th Judicial District, which includes Eagle, Summit, Clear Creek and Lake Counties. His opponent, relatively unknown Bruce Brown of Evergreen, gave him a good run for his money -- Brown came within 1... MORE
6:00 am, Nov 4, 2004
Right-wing pundit Ann Coulter is not happy with Karl Rove or Colorado voters. In her first post-election piece, referring to Ken Salazar's win over Pete Coors, she charges:
In Colorado, they traded voter registrations for crack cocaine.
Coulter then proceeds to trash George Bush advisor Karl Rove :
Of course, we could have done it a lot... MORE
5:10 pm, Nov 3, 2004
Colorado made history yesterday by electing brothers Ken and John Salazar to the Senate and House. They are the first siblings from Colorado to serve in Congress; they are also Colorado's first Hispanic members of Congress. For both, it was their first run at a national political office.
John's 3rd Congressional District race wasn't settled... MORE
9:15 am, Nov 3, 2004
CNN reports that John Kerry has called President Bush to concede the 2004 presidential election. MORE
7:59 am, Nov 3, 2004
The mood last night at the downtown Marriott was swinging wildly all night as John Kerry sank in the vote count while Ken Salazar, and later John Salazar in the 3rd Congressional District, surged to victory. But the biggest shock of the night was when State Rep. Andrew Romanoff of Denver, who prefers to be called the "Democratic Leader" instead... MORE
11:45 pm, Nov 2, 2004
Overlooked with the focus on national races is the news that Democrats have won majorities in the Colorado Senate and House. This marks the first time both chambers of the Colorado legislature will be in Democratic hands since 1960. MORE
11:38 pm, Nov 2, 2004
Pete Coors has called Ken Salazar to concede the race for the U.S. Sentate. MORE
10:50 pm, Nov 2, 2004
Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper just spoke at the Marriott. His message: the night is far from over.
FasTracks passed by a large measure and voter turnout was at an all-time high.
He's radiant. The crowd is far less so....Kerry losing to Bush and the closeness of the Salazar -Coors race has definitely lowered the temperature.
9News reporter... MORE
10:47 pm, Nov 2, 2004
As predicted earlier in the week, Boulder says it won't finish counting votes until Wednesday afternoon or evening. It won't even start to count provisional ballots until tomorrow afternoon. The reason: Boulder chose to stay with paper ballots. MORE
10:36 pm, Nov 2, 2004
Seventy percent of the vote is in and NBC just called the U.S. Senate race for Ken Salazar. The crowd at the Marriott will go wild when it finds out.
Update 11:01 p.m.: 9News reports that Pete Coors is not conceding. MORE
10:23 pm, Nov 2, 2004
NBC joins CBS in declaring Colorado for Bush. MORE
10:21 pm, Nov 2, 2004
Amendment 36, which would end the winner-take-all system for electoral votes, has been declared a loser by 9 News. FasTraks has won and a lot of politicos are down at Union Station celebrating loudly.
The tobacco tax was an easy winner. 84 cents a pack more starting January 1.
Salazar is gaining a larger lead over Coors. John Salazar is... MORE
9:59 pm, Nov 2, 2004
It must be a tough night for retiring Sen. Ben Nighthorse Campbell, watching Salazar and Coors vying for his seat. He told 7News he may run for governor of Colorado in 2006 when Bill Owens' term expires. Owens is barred from running again by term limits.
Campbell first expressed interest in running for governor in the September issue of 5280. MORE