Colorado Republicans warming up to Romney
June 8, 2012
Although he wasn’t the caucus choice in February, Colorado Republicans are now mustering support for Mitt Romney, who hopes to turn what was a blue state in 2008.
Rick Santorum was the Colorado Republicans’ preference in the February precinct caucuses and two months later, with Santorum no longer a contender, conservatives staked their interests in a number of independent candidates and Ron Paul.
Young voter turnout expected to decrease in 2012 election
June 14, 2012
It’s not just reporters and analysts who are predicting a decrease in voter turnout among under-30-year-olds this presidential year; 2008 and 2004 were outliers in what has been a historically declining turnout rate since the 1960s, according to the Census Bureau.
Obama visits theater shooting victims and families, Aurora holds memorial service
July 23, 2012
President Obama visited Aurora, Colo., on Sunday, just two days after the shooting massacre he called a “tragedy that reminds us of all the ways that we are united as one American family.”
The president offered sympathy and comfort to surviving victims and mourning families Sunday afternoon at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Center, one of the facilities where victims were sent after the Friday shooting, which left 12 people dead and dozens injured.
“Such violence, such evil is senseless,” Obama said Friday about the shooting. “There are going to be other days for politics; this, I think, is a day for prayer and reflection.”
The Clintons’ visit was met with loud cheers of resilience in a quasi-pep rally at Columbine. Obama’s last-minute Sunday visit was one of quiet console and healing for the shaken community that looks toward overcoming Friday’s tragedy.
Romney returns to Colorado pre-debate
Oct. 1, 2012
Mitt Romney will be back in the greater Denver area on Monday, two days ahead of the first presidential debate at University of Denver.
In Colorado, Election Day rules enforced
Nov. 6, 2012
Cindi Scott (right), an election support judge in Boulder, Colo., reels out tape to measure the distance from the door of Grace Lutheran Church to where Shana Parker (left) is passing out voter guides and advocating for Obama.
It is illegal in Colorado for electioneering, such as Parker’s, to happen within 100 feet of the entrance to a polling station. Parker was forced to move across the street after it was found that she was about 4 feet too close. She was not upset.
“I’m glad that they’re upholding the law,” Parker said. “That’s what we need to be doing all over the country.”
Obama projected to win Colorado, get-out-the-vote efforts continue
Nov. 9, 2012
A Coloradan and Mitt Romney supporter, Jane Meagher volunteered for the Romney campaign until the last minutes of the 2012 election amidst uncertainty over the state’s outcome.
“I’m really not sure how Colorado will go,” Meagher said at the Longmont Republicans headquarters Tuesday around 6:00 p.m., four hours before AP would project that Colorado’s majority supported Barack Obama.
“All you can do is just hope that it’s going to go our way.”
Meagher attested to being one of the millions that crossed their 2008 party decision and voted for Romney.
“I have to tell you, I voted for Obama last time. I lived in Chicago, there was such a groundswell for Obama in Chicago. I believed in the hope and change.”