Nicholas Riccardi Associated Press Published 2:29 PM EDT Jul 2, 2019 Denver – John Hickenlooper has refused to yield to pressure from his team to scrap his presidential campaign and instead run for a Senate seat in Colorado. The former two-term Colorado governor is struggling to break through a crowded field of Democratic presidential candidates. He’s in the bottom tier of polling, hasn’t generated significant fundraising and is at risk of being eliminated from the fall debates. The discussion about exiting the race was described by a Democrat familiar with the situation who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss internal strategy. Politico first reported the conversations. While Hickenlooper’s presidential campaign is facing steep hurdles, a Senate bid might not be much easier. A dozen Democrats have already announced challenges to Republican Sen. Cory Gardner. Two announced this week that they raised more than $1 million in the past quarter, more … [Read more...] about Hickenlooper urged to swap White House bid for Senate run
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By Casey Tolan | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: March 26, 2019 at 1:48 pm | UPDATED: March 27, 2019 at 4:59 am As Rep. Eric Swalwell nears a decision on running for president, he could set off a scramble among East Bay politicians hoping to move up the political ladder. There’s a lot riding on his choice — one that could provide a rare opportunity to fill an open congressional seat. If Swalwell decides not to run for re-election in his Democratic-leaning congressional district, the race to succeed him could include multiple state legislators, local officials and a Hayward councilwoman who’s already being compared to progressive phenom Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Swalwell, who has become a frequent visitor to Iowa and other early primary states over the last two years, has said he’ll make a decision on running for president by the end of this month — although he would likely wait to announce a bid until early April so he … [Read more...] about As Eric Swalwell gets closer to presidential decision, East Bay politicos eye his congressional seat
The electric buzz of election season has fizzled to mere white noise. But as of Thursday, the hustle and bustle of the holiday season picks up. You might think that some Colorado politicos — especially those of the blue persuasion — have more to be thankful for than others this time of year.Not so.Every mover and shaker Colorado Politics spoke to found something — often many things — to be grateful for this season. No licking of wounds planned from the folks we talked to. Licking of spoons this turkey day? Maybe.Jenna Stapleton hoped to be the first lady of Colorado, but Election Day didn’t go as planned for her husband, Republican gubernatorial nominee Walker Stapleton.“As Walker pointed out at the end of this governor’s race, we are sustained by our family, our faith and our friends,” she said. “That is what we are thankful for. And, we are thankful for all of the blessings that life in Colorado has provided for us: amazing family … [Read more...] about This Thanksgiving, Colorado politicos give thanks
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Liz Goodwin Globe Staff November 15, 2018 WASHINGTON — Joe Neguse, Colorado’s 34-year-old newly elected congressman, ran his pathbreaking bid for Congress on big ideas like offering health care for all, increasing the minimum wage, and ending the influence of special interests in the nation’s capital.But now that he’s won, all anyone wants to ask him about is the swampiest of questions: Should Nancy Pelosi be speaker of the House?“I just got to Washington yesterday,” Neguse said to one reporter this week, deflecting the Pelosi question. “I’m just learning as I go.” Advertisement Neguse, who will become the first black House member from his state when he’s sworn in in January, is part of a diverse and barrier-breaking class of young freshman House Democrats who were swept into office on promises to … [Read more...] about House freshmen tangled up in Democrats’ leadership fight
Rep. Seth Moulton is still pushing for new Democratic congressional leadership, even after the party won back the majority in the House of Representatives. And the Massachusetts congressman thinks he and his allies have the power to force that change. Moulton told reporters Tuesday evening that he is “100 percent” confident that the small group of Democrats opposing Rep. Nancy Pelosi as the party’s leader have enough votes to block her bid to return as House speaker. According to multiple reports, the 40-year-old Salem congressman is helping gather signatures for a letter from new and returning members of Congress committing to not vote for Pelosi when the entire House votes for its speaker in January. The 78-year-old Califonia congresswoman, who’s led House Democrats since 2003, dismissed Moulton’s claim in no uncertain terms of her own Wednesday morning. “I’m a busy person, but I will be the speaker of the House no matter what he … [Read more...] about Seth Moulton and Nancy Pelosi are at it again. But can he actually stop her bid to be House speaker?