Tag Archives: centrist politics

Dr. Steve Shogan joins Colorado US Senate campaign: Hopes for a competitive independent candidate?

Independent Dr. Steve Shogan unexpectedly joined the Colorado US Senate race yesterday. He needs only 1,000 valid signatures to make the November general which should be no problem for a candidate with some means (like Shogan) to wave a checkbook at and … Continue reading

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No clear winner at 9News Colorado GOP Guv debate

9News just wrapped a midday GOP primary debate among Bob Beauprez, Mike Kopp and Scott Gessler (Tom Tancredo, as he promised he would do for all primary debates, went missing). Nuthin’ like scheduling a live 2 pm – 3 pm Thursday … Continue reading

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USC: Early Evidence Supports Effectiveness of California Election Reform

Out this week, an early analysis from the Schwarzenegger Institute at USC written by Prof. Christian Grose, Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Southern California, on the effectiveness of California’s election fixes including redistricting and top-two primary reforms. … Continue reading

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Hick Support From Indies Drops (luckily for him, they won’t have anyplace to go in November)

Lynn Bartels reports in Post of the new Quinnipiac Poll just out that shows, not unexpectedly, Gov. Hick’s numbers are down with independents. Also, not unexpectedly, conservative blogosphere (including reliably right Colorado Peak Politics) hung their collective hats on that notable … Continue reading

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Encouraging news from the Left Coast as Dan Schnur announced he’s running as an independent for California Secretary of State (@4Schnur). Schnur is a political pro, campaign reformer, well-known professor, former GOP consultant (now unaffiliated), former head of CA Fair … Continue reading

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It Just Doesn’t Matter

Congressional approval ratings at an all-time low; one of the least productive sessions ever; health care rollout fiasco; paralyzing, polarized partisanship run amok… a rational political observer would think the 2014 cycle would be one of potentially historic upheaval and … Continue reading

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No Big Wave For Either Side to Ride in 2014

Chris Cillizza’s Fix column this week in WashPo focused on the Monkey Cage Blog (the WashPo’s kinda-answer for Nate Silver’s retired from NYT/soon to be resurrected “FiveThirtyEight.com” exercise) prediction for a “meh” midterm House battle in 2014 with D’s losing … Continue reading

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