The Local newsletter is your free, daily guide to life in Colorado. For locals, by locals. Sign up today!
Colorado’s top Democratic politicians will gather in Washington, D.C., next week for a fundraiser to back the gubernatorial campaign of Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper, reports Politico. With suggested contributions of $250 to $1,050 a pop, Hickenlooper’s campaign is sure to get a needed jolt.
Hick was coy about his views on the latest hot issue in the state: whether tax exemptions should be eliminated to salvage the state budget. Hickenlooper told yesterday’s 760-AM morning listeners he prefers not to insert himself into other elected lawmakers’ business (listen to the podcast).
Give One Year of 5280 for just $16.
Meanwhile, Scott McInnis, a leading Republican candidate for governor, has taken the advice of Denver’s Patti Shyne, an image coach who has worked with dozens of celebrities, by ditching his mustache and John Denver-style glasses, notes The Denver Post.
McInnis recently met with about 40 members of the metro area Tea Party but made it clear that he is a Republican and not a “Tea Party” candidate, as Neil Cavuto labeled him (via Fox 31).
“We called them after the interview and said, ‘Wait a minute, where did you come up with that?'” McInnis told the group.