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Garfield County Commissioner Tresi Houpt, a Democrat, is seeking a third term on the county board. Houpt is running against Republican challenger Tom Jankovsky. Houpt spoke with KDNK's Conrad Wilson.
An unprecedented amount of money from independent groups is flowing into congressional and statewide races this election season. In fact, Colorado's U.S. senate race has attracted the highest amount of money from outside groups compared to any other federal race in the country. KDNK's Bente Birkeland examines how the money is impacting the political process.
Over the next two days, we'll hear from the two candidates for the open spot on the Garfield County Board of County Commissioners -- a seat right now occupied by Democrat Tresi Houpt. Starting off, KDNK's Mathew Katz spoke with Republican challenger, Tom Jankovsky.
This week we'll be looking at the race for the sheriff's office in Garfield County. Starting off, KDNK's Mathew Katz sat down with incumbent Sheriff Lou Vallario to discuss his platform. You can listen to both a shorter interview that was aired during the news, and the complete, unedited interview with the sheriff.
Today we continue our look at the race for the sheriff's office in Garfield County. Tom Dalessandri was sheriff for eight years before being ousted by incumbent sheriff Lou Vallario. Now he wants his old job back. KDNK's Mathew Katz spoke with Dalessandri about why he thinks he'll make a good sheriff. You can listen to both a shorter interview that was aired during the news, and the complete, unedited interview with the sheriff.
Colorado's U.S. senate race will be closely watched race this November. Democratic Senator Michael Bennet is trying to win his first election campaign after being appointed to the position by Governor Ritter. Republican challenger and Weld county prosecutor Ken Buck won the primary with tea party and grass roots support. KDNK's Bente Birkeland examines the race as part of our weekly capitol conversation series that runs between now and election day.
A former Aspen mayoral candidate was drawn into the tight race for Colorado's Secretary of State earlier this week. Former candidate Marilyn Marks' crusade for access to ballot images became a major issue in the race when the Democratic incumbent brought it up in an e-mail. KDNK's Mathew Katz has more.
The tea party movement is gaining momentum nationally, with polls showing that liberal voters are less enthusiastic this election season compared to conservative voters. KDNK's Bente Birkeland discusses the climate here in Colorado and the potential impact on local and statewide races. It's part of our capitol conversation series, that will air each week through the November election.
The two candidates running for Secretary of State are touting their business credentials and pledging to make elections more transparent. Democrat Bernie Buescher was appointed to the position about a year and a half ago. He faces Republican challenger Scott Gessler, who is an election attorney. KDNK's Bente Birkeland has more from the state capitol.
Democratic state treasurer Cary Kennedy is highlighting her efforts to help the state grapple with deep budget cuts in her re-election bid. Kennedy recently debated her Republican challenger Walker Stapleton in Colorado Springs. He's advocating limited government and transparency, and says Colorado has an addiction to spending. Bente Birkeland has more from state capitol