A Golden-based political action committee began circulating a petition Tuesday urging Tom Tancredo to run in next year’s GOP primary for governor of Colorado, but the former five-term congressman told Colorado Politics he’s so angry at Republicans that “it won’t take much” to persuade him to run.
Prosecutor George Brauchler, a Republican candidate for governor of Colorado, on Wednesday announced more than a dozen members of his campaign's finance committee. The list includes several prominent GOP donors who have contributed in past cycles to one of Brauchler's likely primary opponents.
Dozens of leaders in Colorado's wildlife conservation and gun-rights communities gathered to launch the Sportsmen and Gun Owners for Brauchler coalition in support of Republican gubernatorial candidate George Brauchler last Saturday in Douglas County.
On his last day as chairman of the Jefferson County Republican Party, Don Ytterberg had a few things to say.
After welcoming several hundred members of the county GOP’s central committee — along with family, friends and a handful of Republican candidates — to the party’s biennial reorganization meeting on Saturday, Feb. 4, at Green Mountain High School in Lakewood, Ytterberg spoke to the crowd about his time at the helm.
At 6-foot-5, Jefferson County Republican Rick Enstrom was trying to get in the back row when supporters for Sentate candidate Jerry Natividad took the stage at the Colorado Republican assembly Saturday.
Enstrom took a step backward to the stage curtain but discovered there was no stage left.
He went straight down 4 feet — missing a pole by a mere inches –and landed on concrete. He broke three ribs in his back.
“I think my ego is as badly broke as my ribs after taking a digger in front of 6,000 people,” Enstrom said. “Jerry felt so bad. He was back there holding my hand and I said, ‘Get out there and talk to people.'”
Arapahoe County Republicans are borrowing a page from Secretary of State Wayne Williams and will participate in a food drive at their county assembly on March 19.
County chairwoman Joy Hoffman said she was inspired by the Super Bowl bet between Williams and North Carolina Secretary of State Elaine Marshall.
The Colorado Statesman Hot Sheet
By TCS Publisher and Editor in Chief Jared Wright _@JaredWright_
Monday, March 7, 2016
DENVER — A big weekend in news ... starters, Peyton Manning has announced his retirement. Sources tell us one reason for the decision (besides Father Time) is the Broncos star will be mounting a campaign as the 14th GOP candidate to enter the U.S. Senate race in hopes of taking on U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet in the general election ...
Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams’ bet that the Denver Broncos will beat the Carolina Panthers in Sunday’s Super Bowl netted in 674 pounds of groceries being dropped off this morning at Food Bank of the Rockies.
And more food is coming.
Today’s food was donated by Enstrom Candies, who got in on the secretary’s bet. In addition to tuna, peanut butter and cans of sweet corn, the company contributed some of its famous toffee — 2,000 individual candy bars to be exact.
“Take that, Carolina Panthers!” Rick Enstrom said, as he and Williams helped unload food from the back of his truck.
Williams and North Carolina Secretary of State Elaine Marshall are helping out the hungry with their Super Bowl bet. Each office will collect food to be donated to their respective food banks, Food Bank of the Rockies and Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina. The donations will be made in the name of the winning team, which Williams predicts will be the Denver Broncos.
In addition to the secretary of state’s office, Denver Clerk Debra Johnson and Arapahoe Clerk Matt Crane and their staffs also are collecting food items and will add them to the Colorado Secretary of State’s haul. The donations will be delivered to Food Bank of the Rockies next week.
A Super Bowl bet to help the hungry already is paying off for Coloradans even before the game between the Denver Broncos and the Carolina Panthers officially kicks off.
Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams and Rick Enstrom of Enstrom Candies are scheduled to deliver a load of groceries Thursday to the Food Bank of the Rockies.
Williams and North Carolina Secretary of State Elaine Marshall wagered an unusual bet on Sunday’s Super Bowl game: Each office would collect food and donate it to their respective food banks.
If the Broncos win, the donations in both states are under their name. If the Panthers win, the donations are under their team name.
When Marshall indicated she wanted to wager on the game, Williams planned on betting buffalo steaks and Enstrom’s famous toffee. After hearing the bet was about food banks, Enstrom said he would load up on groceries.
“We’re delighted the Colorado and Carolina secretaries of state created this challenge and are choosing to help hungry families in honor of the big game,” said Kevin Seggelke, president and CEO of Food Bank of the Rockies.