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TODAY IN CRAIG: Mitt Romney.
TRAVELING TO COLORADO, Romney wants to talk about potato salad. And for a few minutes, anyway, so do the reporters who travel with him. Aboard a charter flight from California to Colorado, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee and the reporters who travel with him are negotiating the delicate and still-evolving art of improvised conversation.
PRESIDENTIAL-RACE UPDATE: Seven states, offering a combined 85 electoral votes, are viewed as too close to give either candidate a meaningful advantage: Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Nevada, New Hampshire, Ohio and Virginia.
THE COLORADO ASSOCIATION OF PROFESSIONAL LOBBYISTS has two educational programs that may be of interest to you or to a member of your team. Registration is now open.
* Wednesday, June 13: Jane Feldman, Colorado Independent Ethics Commission
* Wednesday, June 27: Angela Lawson, Colorado Secretary of State’s Office
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WAS HE BLUFFING? According to The Denver Post, one week before the 2012 Colorado legislative session ended, House Speaker Frank McNulty sent a message to the governor asking whether a civil unions bill could be signed into law in private. “No cameras. No cheering Coloradans. No weepy gay couples already planning ceremonies. Supporters of civil unions interpreted that message to mean that the bill — scheduled to be heard the next day in its first GOP-controlled House committee — was on its way.”
JOE RICE WAS THERE, THOUGH: What if you held a meeting about Littleton’s future and nobody from Littleton showed up? That’s pretty much what happened May 22 in Trailmark, an isolated Littleton subdivision with about 800 homes off Wadsworth Boulevard, northwest of Chatfield Reservoir.
HE’S STILL NOT A BEER: Joe Coors.
SEN. AGUILAR, finishing her second year in office, has quietly built alliances across ideological boundaries.
MARY KAY HENRY, leader of the Service Employees International Union, is not your father’s union boss.
BUT OF COURSE HE WON’T ACCEPT: @nicgarcia sent this Tweet, “Just talked 2 @MarkFerrandino. He said he’ll pay for @RepMcNulty’s entry to Denver’s #Pride Parade if he’ll agree 2 march. #COLeg #LGBT”
THIS ISN’T GOING TO HELP TRAVEL TO PIKES PEAK: Colorado Springs fourth nationwide in political ad saturation.
HERE’S WHAT KUMAR SAID in Denver.
CARROLL AND HULLINGHORST: Colorado needs a PUC commissioner with clean energy goals.
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NOTHING ON HICK’S PUBLIC SCHEDULE TODAY, but tomorrow at 2 p.m., he’ll attend a welcome home ceremony for Colorado Army National Guardsmen returning from Afghanistan. Location: Buckley Air Force Base, Aurora.
ANOTHER SPOT CLAIMED ON 2013 SOCIAL CALENDAR
* Thursday, Jan. 10: The Colorado Mining Association legislative Reception, 5 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., The Brown Palace Hotel, Contact : Annette Seibert 303-575-9199
THURSDAY ON THE WEST STEPS: Special Olympics torch run.
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