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Dominic Dezzutti’s Blog

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

(credit: CBS)

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

(credit: CBS)

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

Highway 36 (credit: CBS)

A Vacation Epiphany: Colorado Highways Could Be a Campaign Issue

A recent trip across the state border showed me that 2014 candidates are missing an opportunity by not talking about the sad shape of Colorado’s roads.

06/01/2014

The clinic in Fort Collins (credit: CBS)

Will The VA Controversy Swing Voters in Colorado?

As the controversy over the reported issues at the Department of Veterans Affairs continues, it is likely that the national story will play a big role in Colorado’s 2014 election.

05/22/2014

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The Politics Of Commencement Speeches

Can the debate over speakers at commencement ceremonies trigger a greater respect for free speech beyond the college campus?

05/20/2014

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