Hillary Clinton embarks on busy three-state swing​
April 7th, 2014
03:44 PM ET
2 weeks ago

Hillary Clinton embarks on busy three-state swing​

Washington (CNN) – Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton heads to the West Coast this week for a string of paid speaking engagements in California, Nevada and Oregon.

CNN was first to report the trip back in January, when it was announced that Clinton – the favorite to win the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016 – would keynote a marketing event in San Francisco, headline a speaking tour in San Jose and talk health care with a group in San Diego.
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Filed under: Colorado • Hillary Clinton • Nevada • Oregon
First on CNN: Hillary Clinton set for Colorado trip in June
March 21st, 2014
05:30 AM ET
1 month ago

First on CNN: Hillary Clinton set for Colorado trip in June

Washington (CNN) – Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will continue her tour on the paid-speaking circuit when she headlines two June events in Colorado.

Since leaving the State Department in early 2013, Clinton has spent the last year collecting paychecks by keynoting events hosted by different interest groups and organizations around North America.

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Filed under: 2016 • Colorado • Hillary Clinton
Late night development in battle for Senate
March 18th, 2014
09:54 AM ET
1 month ago

Late night development in battle for Senate

(CNN) - A late night move has cleared the path for Republican Rep. Cory Gardner of Colorado to challenge Democratic Sen. Mark Udall in this year's midterm election.

State Sen. Owen Hill Monday night announced he was dropping his bid for the GOP nomination in Colorado. In an email to supporters Hill said "Congressman Cory Gardner has the best chance of defeating Mark Udall in November and I pray that he does."
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Filed under: 2014 • Colorado • Senate
Koch Brothers target another Democratic senator
March 17th, 2014
10:14 AM ET
1 month ago

Koch Brothers target another Democratic senator

Washington (CNN) - Americans for Prosperity is adding Sen. Mark Udall of Colorado to their list of Democratic senators facing tough re-elections this year that the conservative group is targeting.

The group, backed by the deep pockets of the billionaire industrialist brothers, David and Charles Koch, says it's going to spend just under $1 million starting Monday to run a TV commercial that criticizes Udall for his support of the health care law.

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Filed under: 2014 • Americans for Prosperity • Colorado • Louisiana • Mark Udall • Mary Landrieu
Republicans get top tier Senate challenger in Colorado
February 26th, 2014
04:38 PM ET
2 months ago

Republicans get top tier Senate challenger in Colorado

Washington (CNN) - Colorado Rep. Cory Gardner, a Republican elected in 2010, has decided to run for Senate, two sources tell CNN.

The 39-year-old Gardner joins a crowded field of Republicans seeking the GOP nomination, and will be considered a serious contender for the nod. Among those in the race are Weld County District Attorney Ken Buck, state Sen. Owen Hill, and state Rep. Amy Stephens.

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Filed under: Colorado • Cory Gardner • Mark Udall
Three Ohio cities, Las Vegas & several others considering 2016 Republican convention
February 10th, 2014
06:25 PM ET
2 months ago

Three Ohio cities, Las Vegas & several others considering 2016 Republican convention

Washington (CNN) – Representatives from eight cities met with GOP officials Monday in the nation’s capital to talk specifics about what it would take to host the Republican National Convention in 2016.

While the meeting was not a required step in the RNC’s selection process, it provides a look at which cities are seriously considering bidding on the convention where Republicans will choose the party’s next presidential nominee.

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Colorado Poll: Pot getting more support, but majority say it's harmful to state's image
February 10th, 2014
10:49 AM ET
2 months ago

Colorado Poll: Pot getting more support, but majority say it's harmful to state's image

(CNN) - Slightly more Colorado voters support the state's new recreational marijuana law now than six months ago, according to a new Quinnipiac University survey.

The new poll also indicates that a slim majority consider the law as harmful to the state's image.
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Filed under: Colorado • Marijuana • Polls
Poll: No Rocky Mountain high for Clinton or Christie
February 6th, 2014
01:17 PM ET
2 months ago

Poll: No Rocky Mountain high for Clinton or Christie

(CNN) – It was a crucial swing state that Barack Obama carried in both of his presidential election victories, but a new poll suggests that if Hillary Clinton's the Democratic nominee in 2016, she may have a challenge winning Colorado.

And a Quinnipiac University survey released Thursday also indicates that the George Washington Bridge controversy has hurt New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's standing with voters in the Centennial State.

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Filed under: 2014 • 2016 • Chris Christie • Colorado • Hillary Clinton • Mark Udall
Demographics loom large for cities vying for Republican 2016 convention
January 23rd, 2014
05:12 PM ET
3 months ago

Demographics loom large for cities vying for Republican 2016 convention

Washington (CNN) - Behind the glitzy photos spreads, the slick highlight reels and the overstuffed swag bags, a few cities vying to hold the Republican National Convention in 2016 are making demographics a subtle but important part of their pitch to Republican Party leaders.

For Western cities like Las Vegas, Denver and Phoenix – all of which are vying to hold the party's presidential nomination convention – their pitches could be boiled down to this: We have both the infrastructure and political symbolism you need.
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Filed under: 2016 • Arizona • Colorado • Missouri • Nevada • Ohio • RNC
CNN Poll: Public not sold yet on Colorado marijuana law
January 8th, 2014
08:00 PM ET
3 months ago

CNN Poll: Public not sold yet on Colorado marijuana law

Washington (CNN) – Americans may support the general concept of legalizing the use of marijuana, but according to a new national poll, they are taking a wait-and-see attitude toward the way Colorado is actually implementing its new law that makes the sale of marijuana to adults legal.

And a CNN/ORC International survey released Wednesday also indicates that a majority seem to hope that the federal government will lay off Colorado when it comes to enforcing federal law, which still outlaws the sale or possession of pot.

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