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Obama Fighting Hard For Colorado

The McCain campaign continues to deny reports that it is ceding Colorado to Barack Obama.

"We see the race tightening both internally and in public polling. We are within striking distance in the key battleground states we need to win," said Jill Hazelbaker, the McCain campaign's national communications director.

Gov. Sarah Palin is on to her next stop, leaving Alaska "First Dude" Todd Palin to campaign alone today in Glenwood Springs and Denver.

The Obama campaign, on the other hand, is in full swing. Not only is Sen. Joe Biden here today and tomorrow, but check out the other political magnets holding rallies the next few days .[More...]

Add that to 9 rallies in 7 Colorado cities this Saturday to get out the Hispanic/Latino vote which will be led by Gov. Bill Richardson and others.

If McCain loses in Colorado, I don't see how anyone can say it's because he was at a financial disadvantage. He's running plenty of ads on TV. It seems like he just doesn't have the support of his own party -- leaders who are willing to get out on the campaign trail and stump for him the way Obama does. At least not in Colorado.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

  • Early Vote Breakfast with Sen. Ken Salazar
    Paradise Café, 303 Elk Ave. Crested Butte, CO
    8:00 AM
  • Early Vote Lunch with Sen. Ken Salazar and Gov. Roy Romer, Mother’s Bistro, 414 E. Main St., Buena Vista, CO, 11:15 AM
  • Early Vote Stop with Sen. Ken Salazar and Gov. Roy Romer, Silver Scoop Creamery, 456 Front St. Fairplay, CO, 1:15 PM
  • Early Vote Office Visit with Sen. Ken Salazar and Gov. Roy Romer, Colorado Campaign for Change Office, 236 N. Main St., Alma, CO, 1:45 PM
  • Early Vote Walk with Sen. Ken Salazar and Gov. Roy Romer, Across from Fatty’s Pizzeria, 106 S. Ridge Rd., Breckenridge, CO, 3:15 PM
  • Early Vote Office Visit with Sen. Ken Salazar and Gov. Roy Romer, Colorado Campaign for Change, 19251 Hwy 24 East, Woodland Park, CO, 6:15 PM

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

  • Event with Joe Biden, Sierra High School, 2250 Jet Wing Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80916, Gates Open: 8:30 AM, Program Begins: 10:00 AM
  • Event with Senator Joe Biden, Union Depotn 132 W. B Street, Pueblo, CO 81003, Gates Open: 12:30 PM, Program Begins: 2:15 PM
  • Early Vote Dinner with Sen. Ken Salazar and Gov. Roy Romer, El Ranchero, 1901 Santa Fe Trail, Trinidad, CO, 5:45 PM

Thursday, October 23, 2008

  • Early Vote Breakfast with Sen. Ken Salazar, Gov. Roy Romer, and Commissioner John Stulp, Barista, 204 Santa Fe Ave., La Junta, CO, 7:45 AM
  • Early Vote Office Visit with Sen. Ken Salazar, Gov. Roy Romer, and Commissioner John Stulp, Colorado Campaign for Change Office, 353 D Ave.,
    Limon, CO, 12:30 PM
  • Early Vote Community Gathering and Phonebank with Sen. Ken Salazar, Sen. Dick Durbin, Gov. Roy Romer, and Commissioner John Stulp, Beau Jo’s Pizza, 1517 Miner St., Idaho Springs, CO, 5:15 PM

Friday, October 24, 2008

  • Breakfast and Early Vote Walk with Sen. Ken Salazar, Sen. Dick Durbin Gov. Roy Romer, and Commissioner John Stulp, 740 Lincoln Ave., Steamboat Springs, CO 7:45 AM
  • Early Vote Community Gathering with Sen. Ken Salazar, Sen. Dick Durbin Gov. Roy Romer, and Commissioner John Stulp, River Rock Café, 460 Main St., Walden, CO 11:15 AM
  • Early Vote Community Gathering with Sen. Ken Salazar, Sen. Dick Durbin Gov. Roy Romer, and Commissioner John Stulp, Long Branch Restaurant, 185 E. Agate St., Granby, CO, 2:45 PM
  • Early Vote Office Visit with Sen. Ken Salazar, Sen. Dick Durbin Gov. Roy Romer, and Commissioner John Stulp, Colorado Campaign for Change Office, 431 A W. Elkhorn Ave., Estes Park, CO, 5:15 PM
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    Salazar (5.00 / 0) (#1)
    by joanneleon on Tue Oct 21, 2008 at 09:08:43 AM EST
    How popular is Sen. Salazar in Colorado?

    He seems like a nice enough guy whenever he speaks, but when he votes in the Senate, it's a different story.  I hope he helps Obama get the votes, but truthfully, I have been hoping that Colorado would find a more reliable Democratic senator as soon as possible.  I can't even count how many times he's voted with the Republicans.  He's nearly as unreliable as Ben Nelson of Nebraska.

    I'm no fan of his voting either (5.00 / 1) (#2)
    by Jeralyn on Tue Oct 21, 2008 at 09:23:50 AM EST
    and especially his "gang of 14". He's a former state attorney general and not good on crime issues. But he's a centrist, and that makes him popular here. He's also better on issues than his Republican counterpart, Wayne Allard. Happily, Allard is retiring and we are likely to get Mark Udall in his place. At least I hope so.

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    He's also... (none / 0) (#3)
    by MileHi Hawkeye on Tue Oct 21, 2008 at 10:23:40 AM EST
    ...100% better than Pete Coors would have been.  I'll take the centrist over the wingnut any old day.  

    I'll also say that it is more than a hope that Udall will win.  Darn near a certainy at this point.  Not even Caribou Barbie can save that trainwreck of a campaign and candidate that is Bob Schaffer.  

    The only race I'm hoping about is that Markey can unseat Musgrave.  

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    Amazing change in many ways. (5.00 / 0) (#4)
    by wurman on Tue Oct 21, 2008 at 10:52:15 AM EST
    A. Democratic presidential campaign scrambling for 9 electoral votes in CO

    B. The GOP conservative candidate slipping very steadily into the tank

    C. Udall is in control to put another Democratic Party senator in congress

    D. The DNCC is putting cash into Markey's coffers in an effort to take down a 3-term GOP member of the House.

    How sweet it is.

    I miss Co. (none / 0) (#5)
    by Lil on Tue Oct 21, 2008 at 11:32:00 AM EST
    It may be a good time to plan a vacation out there. I hope you go blue this year.

    Good Friday wishes (none / 0) (#6)
    by EasterQuotes on Wed Apr 16, 2014 at 03:27:48 AM EST