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Dominic Dezzutti’s Blog

Protesters calling for immigration reform and a mariachi band crowded Rep. Cory Gardner's office on Thursday (credit: CBS)

Immigration Crisis: Advantage Democrats

The current immigration crisis involving minors from Central America may provide a major advantage for Democrats this fall.

07/15/2014

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Same Sex Marriage Deserves a Better Coming Out Day

An issue as important as Same Sex Marriage deserves clarity in Colorado, not the legal jumble of interpretations and decisions that it is currently mired in.

07/11/2014

President Obama at the Wazee Supper Club on Tuesday (credit: Mark Knoller/Twitter)

Obama’s Visit: President Non-Grata

Will Governor Hickenlooper, Senator Udall and Andrew Romanoff come to regret not doing what it took to appear publicly with President Obama during his Denver visit?

07/08/2014

Enjoy the Sounds of Silence, for They Will be Fleeting

The short span between the primary and general election seasons should be savored this year because that span will be far shorter than any of us would prefer.

06/29/2014

RMGO Hands the Colorado Senate to Dems in Jeffco Wins

While establishment Republicans did well in high profile races on Primary Election Day, two key races in Jefferson County went against the establishment and will likely keep the State Senate in Democratic hands for some time.

06/24/2014

Cory Gardner, left, Mark Udall, right (credit: CBS)

Udall and Gardner Get Pushed by Keystone and Birth Control

The U.S. Senate race in Colorado this week gave us two great examples of how candidates can best react when pushed by outside forces.

06/19/2014

Gov. John Hickenlooper signs gun bills into law in March 2013. (credit: CBS)

Hickenlooper’s Misstep Re-Stokes The 2013 Gun Debate

All of us have screwed up an apology, but Governor Hickenlooper will be spending much more time, effort and money fixing his botched apology to Colorado Sheriffs over the 2013 gun control laws.

06/17/2014

Iraqi tribes men carry their weapons as they gather, volunteering to fight along side the Iraqi security forces against Jihadist militants who have taken over several northern Iraqi cities, on June 15 2014, in the capital Baghdad. Faced with a militant offensive sweeping south toward Baghdad, Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki announced the Iraqi government would arm and equip civilians who volunteer to fight, and thousands have signed up.(credit: AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP/Getty Images)

How Will Iraq Affect The 2014 Election?

With the situation in Iraq devolving by the minute, Republicans may have a foreign affairs trifecta to pin on Democrats throughout the 2014 election.

06/15/2014

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Will Potential Fracking Compromise Really Stop The Fight?

Even though Gov. John Hickenlooper has crafted a fragile compromise to avoid several fracking ballot issues, the effort might be for naught if environmental groups get their way.

06/10/2014

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GOP Gov. Primary’s Odd Twists

We’re two weeks from Primary Election Day and the GOP gubernatorial primary is starting to take some very odd twists and turns.

06/05/2014

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