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POLITICAL MATH DIDN’T COMPUTE: Bradford drops re-election bid amid tepid support.
REPUBLICANS NEVER FORGAVE BRADFORD for threatening to become a Democrat.
BUSINESS VS. TRIAL LAWYERS. It’s always a good show.
THAT’S ONE WAY TO PUT IT: CBS4 highlighted Bradford’s decision “to retire.”
WHACK-A-REPORTER? There’s something exciting about a reporter-source beat down, but it’s really thrilling when it occurs in real-time over Twitter and involves a sitting speaker of the House. The excitement began when the Grand Junction Sentinel’s Charles Ashby sent this Tweet challenging Scott Tipton’s contention that he voted in 2010 against the senior homestead exemption. @RepMcNulty lobbed back, “Wrong @OldNewsman-look at pg 1835 of 2010 House Journal. Pace-Y | Tipton-N http://ow.ly/1JvbL8#copolitics.” Ashby countered with this Tweet, but @RepMcNulty was having none of it: “Nice try @OldNewsman – wrap yourself in process MT: Go to P.1823-24 #copolitics.” The Post’s Tim Hoover simultaneously defused the situation and shilled for his own work when he Tweeted that both men should read his 2010 story detailing the complicated partisan history of the exemption.
AT LEAST THE BROUHAHA got Ashby to update his personal blog for the first time in 50 days.
SEEMS REMARKABLE THAT A CITY WOULD OPPOSE A SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF, but some in Lakewood hope officials do just that.
NEBRASKA GOVERNOR FONDLY RECALLS that day when he and Hick spent the day watching cranes.
COUNTY CANDIDATE gets PR by opening website to help jobless.
HERE’S YOUR COLORADO BUDGET THUMBSUCKER from the Associated Press.
WISHFUL THINKING: Colorado Dems plot to unseat Gessler.
REALLY WISHFUL THINKING: JBC mulls someone in Colorado winning Mega Millions.
HATS IN: American Constitution Party candidates in HD-14 (now held by Joshi), HD-17 (now held by Mark Barker), HD-18 (now held by Pete Lee) and HD-21 (now held by Bob Gardner).
THE NATIONAL GOVERNORS ASSOCIATION this week said Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper (D) and Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley (R) would co-chair the association’s new prescription drug academy to develop ways states can reduce prescription abuse nationally.
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YESTERDAY’S BILL ROUNDUP FOR STATE BILL SUBSCRIBERS, COURTESY OUR VIRTUAL BILL BOX:
* Introduced bills
* Signed bills
* Bills acted upon
* New fiscal notes
* Bill amendments
* New bill versions
* Day’s archived audio
* Day’s archived video
NO HICKENLOOPER PUBLIC EVENTS TODAY. But here’s what the lieutenant governor is up to:
* 11:45 a.m. – remarks at the Colorado School of Mines’ Ore Cart Pull. Location: West Steps, State Capitol, Denver.
GET OUT OF DENVER BABY GO: Nothing on the social calendar.
TODAY ON THE WEST STEPS:
* 10:00 AM 1:30 PM, CO School of Mines, Ore Cart Pull, West steps – 600 people
* 3:30 PM 7:00 PM, Amnesty International USA, West steps – 500 peopl
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