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Author: Colorado Politics - November 4, 2016 - Updated: November 4, 2016

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DENVER — Whelp, we are coming down to the wire and feeling a bit punchy after months … years? … decades? of campaigning. The two best things we can share: 1) It’s Friday (ha! no weekend for most of you!), 2) Election Day is four days away. According to the Colorado Secretary of State, 1,406,573 Coloradans have already have voted, so go find the stragglers … and if you are a straggler, goodness, go do your civic duty already!

Several interesting stories to share with you here … By far our favorite is the effort to draft Peyton Manning as a candidate for president. Sounds like an excellent idea on the last Friday before the election.

Before we get started … Happy 69th birthday to former First Lady Laura Bush!


The First Shot

The guy does deserve a bullet. I mean, these aren’t good people. These are horrible people.

— Eric Trump referencing former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke during an interview with KHOW host Ross Kaminsky


Eric Trump ruffles feathers on Colorado talk radio

Was it a misstep or the kind of frank talk that has propelled Donald Trump to the head of the Republican presidential ticket? Make up your own mind, but needless to say, Eric Trump’s comments have stirred up the left and emboldened some on the right.

So what happened, you ask?


While stumping for his father in Colorado Thursday, son Eric Trump spoke to KHOW host Ross Kaminsky. While discussing the campaign, the younger Trump said on air that former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke deserves “a bullet.”

“Ross, it’s disgusting and by the way, if I said exactly what you said, I’d get killed for it, but I think I’ll say it anyway.

“The guy does deserve a bullet. I mean, these aren’t good people. These are horrible people. In fact, I commend my father. My father’s the first Republican who’s gone out and said, ‘Listen, what’s happened to the African-American community is horrible and I’m going to take care of it.'”

So what do think … Calculated or an Oops moment caught live on the air?




In a year when everyone seems to be voting against someone instead of for, there’s now an effort (sort of) to draft former Broncos star Peyton Manning into the presidential race. No really. The NFL has a video up on its website with a full-throated endorsement for ‘the sheriff.” Check it out!


He should run, according to an opinion piece in The Denver Post. Peyton is not just a proven, quick-thinking leader of undisputed character, but the only person in America who could win up to four states (Colorado, Indiana, Tennessee, Louisiana) as a write-in simply by declaring, “I agree to serve if elected.”




A cup of controversy for Starbucks

Call it “Cup-gate” if you’re so inclined … After several attempts to become socially relevant, Starbucks again has stepped in it with some conservatives. This time, some believe the company is trying to influence voters in this final week before the election.

If you buy the high-priced java, you’ve probably had it served in one of the so-called “unity cups.”


The common gripe has been that Starbucks should stick to making coffee and not try to “start a political conversation.” Others report they simply thought it was the holiday cup and felt duped by the coffee giant. Either way … don’t we all have bigger fish to fry?



Is that toilet paper EVERYWHERE in Littleton?

It’s the strangest looking thing … There appears to be toilet paper strung everywhere along the roads in Littleton. Leftover Halloween prank?   According to The Denver Post, the TP’ing scheme is actually the work of the city itself. Littleton is using bathroom tissue as part of an effort to seal the myriad cracks that plague road surfaces in this city.  No … REALLY.


Littleton is not the first to take this approach to wiping out cracks on its roadways, according to the Post. Lincoln, Nebraska, is one of a number of cities across the United States that have already spun the center roll to address deteriorating asphalt. Wow.



Trump and Clinton are killing the sex drives of Colorado women

The presidential race is hurting the romantic lives of some Colorado couples, according to a new study by Boulder tech company Kindra. If you believe their numbers — 19 percent of Democrat woman and 9% of Republican woman say the divisiveness of the campaign has effected their sex lives in a negative way.


Published in The Denver Business Journal, other poll numbers include: 67 percent of Republican women polled said “having sex was a higher priority than watching the debates.” With 50 percent of Democrat women agreeing.

Forty-five percent of Republican women said “they are most looking forward to having sex, compared to voting, on Election Day” compared with just 25 percent of Democrats.



Bill Clinton makes Colorado argument for his wife

Bill Clinton spending his day at several rallies around battle ground Colorado. The former president beginning his day at Union Depot (132 W. B St.) in Pueblo. At 10 a.m., Mr. Clinton then hits Denver with a 1 p.m. rally at Exdo Event Center (1399 35th St.).


The final Colorado stop for former Clinton will be a 4 p.m. Fort Collins rally at New Belgium Brewery (500 Linden St. More info at Clinton’s website.

But wait … there’s more! Both Sen. Bernie Sanders and Dr. Ben Carson are also making stops in Colorado over the course of the next few days.

Dr. Carson will lead a 1:30 p.m. rally today at The Classical Academy in Colorado Springs. He then heads to rallies at 3:15 p.m. at Plum Creek Golf Course in Castle Rock and at 6 p.m. at the Aurora Center for Active Adults in Aurora.

Sanders will hold rallies for both Hillary Clinton and congressional candidate Morgan Carroll in Colorado Springs and Aurora Saturday. More info at the Clinton and Carroll websites.



So election night is coming and you have nowhere to go (or no life)? …

We’ve got the election night party events for you!


The Colorado for Donald Trump campaign will host an election night party at the Double Tree Denver Tech Center, 7801 E Orchard Rd in Greenwood Village starting at 7 p.m.

The Morgan Carroll campaign will be in Aurora Nov. 8 at the Radisson Hotel, 3155 S Vaughn Way, 7 p.m.

The Colorado Democratic Party will host a “celebration” in downtown Denver at the Denver Westin Hotel, 1672 Lawrence St, 7 p.m. to 12 a.m.

The Jeffco Republicans will converge on Fossil Trace Golf Club, 3050 Illinois St, Golden, CO, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. for their election night party to watch the returns.

The Denver Republican Party will be at Choppers, 80 S Madison St on election night at 6 p.m.

The Colorado Republican Party will be at the Doubletree Denver Tech Center along with the Trump campaign. Party starts at 7 p.m. and is slated to end at 9 p.m.

The Weld County Republican Party will host an election night party at the West Lake Grill in Greeley, beginning at 7 p.m.

The ColoradoCare Yes campaign will be at the Westin Hotel also in the Molly Brown Room from 7-10 p.m.

Your party not on here? Email us right away!




11/4 – Denver GOP First Friday Breakfast

11/4 – LATINO: Get Out The Vote Rally

11/5 – Liberty Toastmasters Denver

11/7 – Summit County GOP Central Committee Meeting


11/14 – Custer County Democrats Monthly Meeting.

11/17 – ACDP Executive Board Regular Meeting.



Just for Laughs…






Today in History

2008 – Barack Obama becomes the first person of biracial or African descent to be elected President of the United States.

1952 – The United States government establishes the National Security Agency, or NSA.



Plugged In

PETITION: “Save Denver’s Historic City Park Golf Course From Destruction.” Their hope is to get 500 signatures … Can you help?

FUNDRAISING: The House Majority Fund is doing a final push ahead of the election. With goal of knocking on 100,000 doors before 11/8, they need financial support.

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