DENVER (Reuters) – Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper has won re-election after a tense battle with former Republican U.S. Representative Bob Beauprez, handing Democrats a rare victory after they were pummeled in U.S. midterm elections on Tuesday.
More than 20 hours after polling centers closed, Beauprez told supporters on Wednesday there was no way he could catch the first-term incumbent and that he had called Hickenlooper to congratulate him on a hard-fought race.
DENVER (Reuters) – Colorado’s Democratic Governor John Hickenlooper declared victory on Wednesday in a tight re-election race against his Republican challenger, former U.S. Representative Bob Beauprez, even as ballots from 11 counties remained outstanding.
But Beauprez, who had led narrowly against the former Denver mayor in early results, refused to concede on the grounds that some 120,000 votes still had to be counted, the Denver Post reported.
DENVER (Reuters) – Republican congressman Cory Gardner defeated the Democratic incumbent in Colorado’s U.S. Senate race on Tuesday, handing Republicans a big win in a swing state where the Democratic governor was also trailing his challenger.
Senator Mark Udall’s re-election had looked fairly safe until February, when Gardner, 40, said he was leaving a safe seat in the U.S. House of Representatives to take on the first-term senator.
DENVER (Reuters) – A young Republican congressman, Cory Gardner, defeated a Democratic incumbent in Colorado’s U.S. Senate race on Tuesday, three TV networks projected, handing Republicans a big win in a purple battleground state.
Mark Udall’s re-election had looked fairly safe until February, when Gardner, 40, announced he was leaving a safe seat in the U.S. House of Representatives to take on the first-term senator.
DENVER (Reuters) – Two Colorado elections for U.S. Senate and governor, once seen as fairly safe for their Democratic incumbents, could go down to the wire on Tuesday in closely watched races that could affect the national balance of power.
Things heated up for U.S. Senator Mark Udall in February when a young Republican congressman, Cory Gardner, said he was leaving a safe seat in the U.S. House of Representatives to take on the first-term senator. Last month, Gardner, 40, won the endorsement of the state’s flagship newspaper, The Denver Post.
(Reuters) – Vacation rentals website HomeAway Inc sued San Francisco on Monday seeking an injunction to stop the city from enforcing new rules passed last month that the firm says are discriminatory and hand control of the market to local competitor Airbnb.
San Francisco had previously sued landlords for evicting tenants in order to rent out rooms via increasingly popular websites such as Airbnb and HomeAway, which both promote themselves as offering reasonably priced accommodations in nearly 200 countries while letting hosts earn extra income.
(Reuters) – A feminist U.S. Mormon who was excommunicated after advocating for the ordination of women said on Friday her appeal against the ejection from her faith was denied by a panel of male Church leaders.
Kate Kelly, founder of the website Ordain Women, was excommunicated in June after Church leaders deemed her actions and public statements to have violated the “laws and order” of the Utah-based Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and amounted to apostasy.
(Reuters) – An Arizona school board has voted to remove information about contraception methods from a biology textbook after a conservative majority decided it fell afoul of a state law that says materials should give a preference to childbirth or adoption over abortion.
The members of the Gilbert Public Schools board, which covers at least 38 schools and 39,000 students mostly in Chandler and Mesa, voted 3-2 on Tuesday night to excise two pages from “Campbell Biology: Concepts and Connections.”
DENVER (Reuters) – The two almost identical gummy bears sitting side by side, coated in sugar and tinged with the same red hue, may end up in a trick-or-treat bag, but only one is plain candy. The other is loaded with marijuana.
As children around the country prepare their costumes in anticipation of Halloween goodies on Oct. 31, police in Colorado are warning parents that some treats may not be all they seem.
(Reuters) – A federal appeals court struck down an Arizona law on Wednesday that denied bail to some immigrants who are in the United States illegally and charged with serious felonies, saying it violated constitutional due process protections.
In a review, an 11-member panel of the San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a lower court decision and agreed with a couple who filed a class action complaint in 2008 against defendants including Maricopa County and its controversial sheriff, Joe Arpaio.