Elections http://krcc.org en Republicans Whittle Down GOP Candidates http://krcc.org/post/republicans-whittle-down-gop-candidates <p>Republicans gathered in Boulder for their state assembly on Saturday and narrowed down the list of candidates for Governor. As Bente&nbsp;Birkeland reports, the party also nominated people for other statewide races and for the U.S. Senate.<br />&nbsp;</p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 22:09:37 +0000 Bente Birkeland 17701 at http://krcc.org Republicans Whittle Down GOP Candidates Capitol Conversation: Senate Race Shakeup http://krcc.org/post/capitol-conversation-senate-race-shakeup <p>News last week that Republican Congressman Cory Gardner is entering the U.S. Senate race to try and unseat Democrat Mark Udall sent shock waves through Colorado’s political landscape.&nbsp; The move has caused some Republicans to drop out of the race.&nbsp; As part of our weekly Capitol Conversation series, Bente Birkeland talks to reporters about the change.<br />&nbsp;</p> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 14:33:00 +0000 Bente Birkeland 15769 at http://krcc.org Capitol Conversation: Senate Race Shakeup GOP Candidates Swap Races http://krcc.org/post/gop-candidates-swap-races <p>Wednesday’s surprising race swap between Representative Cory Gardner and Weld County District Attorney Ken Buck may demonstrate a game changer for Colorado’s Republican Party. Colorado State University political science professor Kyle Saunders says the solidly Republican 4th Congressional District is a more natural fit for Ken Buck. He thinks Gardner has a better opportunity to win the Senate race against incumbent Democrat Mark Udall.<br /> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 22:36:47 +0000 Grace Hood & KUNC 15683 at http://krcc.org GOP Candidates Swap Races GOP Gubernatorial Challengers Debate http://krcc.org/post/gop-gubernatorial-challengers-debate <p>Four of the six Republican candidates seeking to replace Governor John&nbsp;Hickenlooper in the fall faced off in their first formal debate last night at the <em>Denver Post</em>. As Bente&nbsp;Birkeland reports, they touched on a host of topics – including the two missing candidates.<br />&nbsp;</p> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 02:21:08 +0000 Bente Birkeland 15336 at http://krcc.org GOP Gubernatorial Challengers Debate Recall Effort Leader to Run for Clerk & Recorder in Pueblo http://krcc.org/post/recall-effort-leader-run-clerk-recorder-pueblo <p>The president of the group that led efforts to recall a state senator in Pueblo is running for clerk and recorder. &nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">KRCC’s</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Eliza </span>Densmore<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> reports.</span></p><div><p></p> Wed, 15 Jan 2014 15:17:58 +0000 Eliza Densmore & AP 13878 at http://krcc.org Recall Effort Leader to Run for Clerk & Recorder in Pueblo Voters To Weigh In On Colorado Marijuana Taxes http://krcc.org/post/voters-weigh-colorado-marijuana-taxes Colorado is preparing for the state’s first recreational marijuana stores to open this January. In the meantime, voters still have the final say on how the new product will be taxed through Proposition AA.<p> Tue, 22 Oct 2013 13:34:18 +0000 Bente Birkeland 10329 at http://krcc.org Voters To Weigh In On Colorado Marijuana Taxes What the Recall Election Means for Next Session http://krcc.org/post/what-recall-election-means-next-session <p></p><p></p><p>Gun rights activists in Colorado are savoring what they call a sweet victory. On Tuesday Democratic Senate president John Morse and Senator Angela Giron&nbsp;were voted out of office for supporting stricter gun laws, in the first legislative recall in state history. As Bente Birkeland reports, the election could change the dynamic under the gold dome.</p><p></p> Thu, 12 Sep 2013 13:06:00 +0000 Bente Birkeland 8485 at http://krcc.org What the Recall Election Means for Next Session Voters Oust Morse, Giron http://krcc.org/post/voters-oust-morse-giron <p></p><p>Voters ousted two Democratic state lawmakers yesterday in the first ever recall elections of state legislators.&nbsp; The recalls come in the wake of new gun legislation passed earlier this year.&nbsp;<br>&nbsp;</p><p>Senate President John Morse of Colorado Springs conceded around 9:30, calling the defeat symbolic. &nbsp;Morse was unapologetic over his stance on the new gun control measures, and says it was worth the political risk.</p> Wed, 11 Sep 2013 10:51:07 +0000 Shanna Lewis & Andrea Chalfin & Liz Ruskin 8434 at http://krcc.org Voters Oust Morse, Giron Voting Centers Open Until 7PM in Recall Elections http://krcc.org/post/voting-centers-open-until-7pm-recall-elections <p></p><p></p><p>It’s election day for parts of El Paso and Pueblo Counties. State senators John Morse and Angela Giron are facing possible recalls. KRCC’s Liz Ruskin caught up with the El Paso County Clerk at Centennial Hall, where at mid-day, voter traffic was moving swiftly.</p><p></p><p>This is one of seven voting centers open today in Colorado Springs and Manitou Springs. Clerk Wayne Williams says turnout today has been lighter at times than last week, but he says there could be an after-work rush.</p> Tue, 10 Sep 2013 22:05:50 +0000 Liz Ruskin & Shanna Lewis 8413 at http://krcc.org Voting Centers Open Until 7PM in Recall Elections Recall Election Today http://krcc.org/post/recall-election-today <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 0, 102); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, Geneva, geneva, arial, helvetica, sans-serif, veranda, Veranda; font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px; ">Two state lawmakers face a recall election today for supporting stricter gun laws. As Bente Birkeland reports, it’s the first time state lawmakers have ever been recalled in Colorado.</span><br>&nbsp;</p> Tue, 10 Sep 2013 13:06:00 +0000 Bente Birkeland 8371 at http://krcc.org Recall Election Today Capitol Conversation: Reporter Roundtable on Recall Elections http://krcc.org/post/capitol-conversation-reporter-roundtable-recall-elections <p></p><p>Two Colorado state lawmakers are facing recall votes over their support for stricter gun laws. The recalls have cast a national spotlight on Colorado and are drawing big out of state donations. Bente Birkeland sat down with reporters who are covering the recall campaigns to discuss what’s at stake.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 06 Sep 2013 13:33:00 +0000 Bente Birkeland 8215 at http://krcc.org Capitol Conversation: Reporter Roundtable on Recall Elections Polling Centers Open in Recall Elections http://krcc.org/post/polling-centers-open-recall-elections <p></p> Thu, 05 Sep 2013 13:06:00 +0000 Andrea Chalfin 8152 at http://krcc.org Polling Centers Open in Recall Elections Recall Elections Bring National Attention http://krcc.org/post/recall-elections-bring-national-attention <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 0, 102); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, Geneva, geneva, arial, helvetica, sans-serif, veranda, Veranda; font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px; ">Both sides of the gun debate in Colorado are pouring a lot of resources into the historic recall elections of two Democratic lawmakers. And as Bente Birkeland reports, next week’s September 10th elections in Pueblo and Colorado Springs are drawing national attention to the fight over gun control.</span><br>&nbsp;</p><p></p> Tue, 03 Sep 2013 13:33:00 +0000 Bente Birkeland 8030 at http://krcc.org Recall Elections Bring National Attention Poll Shows Mediocre Support for Gov. Hickenlooper http://krcc.org/post/poll-shows-mediocre-support-gov-hickenlooper <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 0, 102); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, Geneva, geneva, arial, helvetica, sans-serif, veranda, Veranda; font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px; ">A new poll shows mediocre approval ratings for Democratic Governor John </span>Hickenlooper<span style="color: rgb(51, 0, 102); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, Geneva, geneva, arial, helvetica, sans-serif, veranda, Veranda; font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px; "> as he begins his bid for reelection. Fri, 23 Aug 2013 22:52:45 +0000 Bente Birkeland 7617 at http://krcc.org Poll Shows Mediocre Support for Gov. Hickenlooper Clerks Scramble in Face of Recall Ruling http://krcc.org/post/clerks-scramble-face-recall-ruling <p></p><p>The recall elections of state senators John Morse of Colorado Springs and Angela Giron of Pueblo are still on for Sept. 10, but voters shouldn’t expect their normal mail-in ballot. A judge’s ruling this week has the clerks of both El Paso and Pueblo counties scrambling to figure out how to conduct an election that complies with as many state laws as possible. KRCC’s Liz Ruskin reports.<br>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 15 Aug 2013 13:06:00 +0000 Liz Ruskin 7181 at http://krcc.org Clerks Scramble in Face of Recall Ruling Education Campaign Kicks Off http://krcc.org/post/education-campaign-kicks <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 0, 102); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, Geneva, geneva, arial, helvetica, sans-serif, veranda, Veranda; font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px; ">Supporters of a tax increase for K-12 schools turned in petitions today to try and get the measure on the November ballot. They submitted twice the amount required by law. Bente Birkeland has more from the state capitol.</span></p><p></p> Mon, 05 Aug 2013 21:17:24 +0000 Bente Birkeland 6689 at http://krcc.org Education Campaign Kicks Off Recall Elections Take Shape http://krcc.org/post/recall-elections-take-shape <p></p><p></p><p>It’s a low time of year in Colorado politics. No general election, no Governor’s race. The state capitol is quiet, and the hustle and bustle of the legislative session is long gone. But for senate President John Morse of Colorado Springs, this off election year is shaping up to be the busiest of his life. Bente Birkeland has more from the state capitol.</p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 30 Jul 2013 23:44:00 +0000 Bente Birkeland 6415 at http://krcc.org Recall Elections Take Shape El Paso County Clerk and Recorder Sets Process for Recall Election http://krcc.org/post/el-paso-county-clerk-and-recorder-sets-process-recall-election <p></p> Fri, 19 Jul 2013 23:07:04 +0000 Andrea Chalfin 5921 at http://krcc.org El Paso County Clerk and Recorder Sets Process for Recall Election Morse, Giron Recall Elections Set for September 10th http://krcc.org/post/morse-giron-recall-elections-set-september-10th <p></p><p></p><p>A recall effort is moving forward to oust two Democratic state lawmakers over their support for gun control laws. Bente Birkeland has more from the state capitol.</p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 18 Jul 2013 21:38:31 +0000 Bente Birkeland 5846 at http://krcc.org Morse, Giron Recall Elections Set for September 10th El Paso County GOP Selects Herpin to Run in Morse Recall http://krcc.org/post/el-paso-county-gop-selects-herpin-run-morse-recall <p></p> Wed, 10 Jul 2013 03:01:47 +0000 Andrea Chalfin 5369 at http://krcc.org El Paso County GOP Selects Herpin to Run in Morse Recall