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Colorado lawmakers prepare to address rule that would restrict voter rolls

By | 10.26.11 | 10:54 am | More from The Colorado Independent

DENVER– Depending on whether or not related legal action restarts in US district court here, Colorado lawmakers plan to take up the question of which voters county clerks will be required to mail ballots to in future elections.

“We’re batting around a lot of different ideas,” state Representative Crisanta More…

Public Policy Polling: Colorado loves Gov. Hickenlooper

By | 08.12.11 | 1:40 pm | More from The Colorado Independent

John Hickenlooper is an officeholder and a politician and yet he is well liked among the public. According to a survey conducted by Public Policy Polling last weekend, Colorado’s Democratic governor garners a 54 percent approval rating and only a 24 percent disapproval rating, a remarkable 30 point spread. Democrats More…

Immigrant voter-mobilizing groups look to 2012

By | 11.04.10 | 3:14 pm

As the dust settles from Tuesday’s midterm elections, Latino and immigrant rights groups that worked to register Latinos and newly naturalized citizens to vote this year said they are now looking at how they can influence the elections in 2012. Their central message: Latinos, already the largest and fastest-growing minority More…

Why the election wasn’t a referendum on climate change (and why the press flubbed the story)

By | 11.04.10 | 1:59 pm

Exit polls indicate that jobs and the economy were the top issues on the minds of voters on Tuesday when they trotted off to the polls. While climate change and energy issues played a role in a number of campaigns — with environmentalists running advertisements in key districts criticizing Republican More…

Bennet Ekes Out a Win in Colorado

By | 11.03.10 | 11:53 am

With thousands of votes still to be tallied, Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) has won the first political campaign of his life — and it was a political battle for the history books. He beat back a serious Democratic Party primary challenge and emerged victorious in the general election this morning More…

Midterm Wrapup: What the Election Means for Energy and the Environment

By | 11.03.10 | 9:41 am

Here’s a quick recap of the midterm results from last night that have implications for energy/climate/environmental policy.

It was mostly bad news for House Democrats who voted for the chamber’s cap-and-trade bill. The two most stinging defeats were Rep. Rick Boucher (D-Va.), who worked furiously behind the scenes to More…

Bennet Retakes the Lead in Colorado

By | 11.03.10 | 9:19 am

When most East Coasters could no longer follow the returns from sheer exhaustion, Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) had fallen behind challenger Ken Buck (R) in his Senate race, and the momentum was not leaning his way. By morning, however, he’s regained a narrow lead in the polls: With 87 percent More…

Can Campaign Finance Reformers Work With Ken Buck or Rand Paul?

By | 11.02.10 | 2:43 pm

Most Republican candidates who might nab Senate seats tonight don’t look like such good friends of the campaign finance reform community on the surface, but might a few end up lending a sympathetic ear to the cause once in Washington? At least on the topic of donor disclosure, The Washington More…

Midterm Preview: Races With Climate/Energy/Environmental Implications

By | 11.02.10 | 10:09 am

There are a lot of these sort of lists floating around today, but I couldn’t help chiming in. So, without further ado, here’s my list of the races with the biggest climate/energy/environment implications:


Alaska: Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) is facing off against Republican Joe Miller, a Tea Party favorite, and More…

GOP Can Win Seats, But Can It Claim an Ideological Mandate?

By | 10.28.10 | 12:25 pm

Following midterm elections, what kind of mandate can the Republican Party claim? A new Bloomberg National Poll indicates that while voters are ready to elect Republicans, they’re not especially keen on the GOP itself or a majority of its proposals:

The poll finds Republicans in an unusual position: on