Congressional/Senate Races and Ballot Initiatives 2008
Colorado Values Voters check out the Values Voter traps like The "Compaign Ads" Trap especially in your state.
Musgrave scored 100% on 2007 Values Voter issues. See who voted yes and no on issues like tax payer funding of Planned Parenthood, yet no taxes allowed to go to faith based organizations, abstinence education, hate crimes, same sex marriage, marriage amendment and more.
Betsy Markey (D) has no 2007 voting record to show since I believe this is first time running for election.
Musgrave, Again, In Trouble-"north and east of Denver in Colorado's High Plains and includes Fort Collins..Third-term Republican Rep. Marilyn Musgrave is headed for yet another contentious and costly election, a new poll conducted for her Democratic opponent shows....400 likely voters in the Fourth District between 5/13-15, for a margin of error of +/- 4.9%. Musgrave and Betsy Markey, a former top aide to Senator Ken Salazar, were tested among a sample which included 40% self-identified Republican voters, 29% Democratic voters and 31% independents. General Election Matchup: Markey.......43 Musgrave...36...Jason Thielman, Musgrave's campaign manager, told Politics Nation that "Betsy will be vulnerable because she has a story but no record. She's in lock step with the very extreme liberal position of Nancy Pelosi, Hillary Clinton, and Barack Obama.""-03/21/2008
Mark Udall scored 6% on 2007 Values Voter issues. See who voted yes and no on issues like tax payer funding of Planned Parenthood, yet no taxes allowed to go to faith based organizations, abstinence education, hate crimes, same sex marriage, marriage amendment and more.
Bob Schaffer (R) has no 2007 voting record to show for since he was not in office in 2007, however, I did find this page of his previous years voting record on abortion.
The Expected CO Poll-"Schaffer is assumed to be too far right for the increasingly-Democratic Colorado, and his opponent, Democratic Rep. Mark Udall, has a great name and a fat bank account. But in poll after poll, Schaffer has trailed Udall by exceedingly small margins, virtually always within the margin of error. In December, Schaffer trailed by two points. In October, the gap was just one point. Was labeling Udall as a Boulder liberal finding success? Is Colorado still a red state? Or is Schaffer manager Dick Wadhams, a former top aide to Virginia Senator George Allen, the next Karl Rove? A new poll, conducted by a prominent Republican polling firm for the Coalition for a Democratic Workplace, finally provides Democrats with the news they wanted to see, as Udall boasts a big lead. The survey, conducted 3/6-9 by McLaughlin & Associates, surveyed 400 registered voters and tested both Udall and Schaffer. The margin of error is 4.9%. General Election Matchup Udall 44 Schaffer 32."-04/03/2008
Colorado Senate: Democrat Udall’s Lead Widens for Third Straight Month-"The Democrat has steadily pulled ahead over the past three polls, gaining three percentage points in each survey conducted. Prior to those surveys, the two candidates were essentially even. See Video"-06/19/2008
07/22/2008 Rasmussen Poll-Schaffer gains ground but still behind 47% to 43%.
07/31/2008 Zogby Poll-Schaffer and Udall are even at 40%.
08/20/2008 Rasmussen Poll-Schaffer loses some ground Udall up 50% to 42%.
09/23/2008 Rasmussen Poll-Schaffer regains ground but Udall still up 46% to 44%.
Human Life Amendment
Human Life Amendment- "Be it Enacted by the People of the State of Colorado: SECTION 1. Article II of the constitution of the state of Colorado is amended BY THE ADDITION OF A NEW SECTION to read: Section 31. Person defined. As used in sections 3, 6, and 25 of Article II of the state constitution, the terms "person" or "persons" shall include any human being from the moment of fertilization."
Human Life Amendment Signatures Certified – Historic Amendment Officially on November's Ballot-"Denver, Colorado – May 29, 2008 – For the first time in US history, the issue of personhood will be decided in the public forum by a constitutional amendment. Colorado for Equal Rights has been notified by the Colorado Secretary of State's Office that enough valid signatures were submitted to put the Every Human is a Person amendment on the November 2008 ballot. The Secretary of State's Office's random sampling indicated that there were 103,377 valid signatures, surpassing the 76,047 valid signatures that were required. Colorado for Equal Rights has demonstrated an unparalleled grassroots effort thus far, with likely more volunteer circulators than any other ballot initiative in the State's history. The grassroots initiative had over 1,300 volunteer petition circulators. "We at Colorado for Equal Rights are incredibly thankful for our many volunteers who worked so hard for each signature we delivered to the Secretary of State's Office and the churches who stood behind us and supported us," Burton continued. "This victory is the voice of the peopleand all credit goes our Creator".
Commentary on race from a Values Voter perspective
Colorado Pro-Life Group Says State Republican Party Must Oppose Abortion-"Colorado Right To Life (the nation's oldest right to life organization) says the state GOP shut the group out of having a table at the recent state convention. CRTL vice president Leslie Hanks told LifeNews.com that Dick Wadhams, the state Republican Party chairman, banned the pro-life group from having a table at the most recent convention....At the same time the party apparently allowed an organization that supports abortion to have a presence....Wadhams allowed the so-called Republican Majority for Choice to distribute literature opposing the personhood amendment that will appear on the November ballot. The information includes quotes from Wadhams opposing it."..."Colorado Right To Life is warning Dick Wadhams that by shunning their pro-life conservative base they're headed for another election catastrophe in November," Joe Riccobono, CRTL president, told LifeNews.com."-A must read for Coloradan Values Voters...
Media: Pro-lifers Blast Colo GOP Chairman-"Colorado Right To Life is warning Dick Wadhams, the state Republican Party chairman, that by shunning their pro-life conservative base they're headed for another election defeat in November, three election-cycle catastrophes for the Colorado GOP, and two U.S. Senate losses for Wadhams....With Dick Wadhams as his campaign manager, Allen had only given lip service but did not significantly support their state's marriage amendment. Salon magazine reported "a popular sentiment" that defeat came "when Allen failed to make the anti-gay marriage amendment, which passed handily, a centerpiece of his campaign." Just before that election New Jersey's Supreme Court gave homosexual partners the same legal rights as heterosexual couples. So in the last desperate days of the campaign, Wadhams, generally inclined to avoid social issues, hoped to hitch his candidate to the values momentum. According to the New York Times, "In Virginia, the [New Jersey] court decision could not have come at a better time for Senator George Allen, a Republican whose campaign for re-election had been thrown off course... The Virginia ballot includes a proposed constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage. Mr. Allen supports it... 'It's an issue that's going to play a big role in the next 12 days,' Mr. Allen's campaign manager, Dick Wadhams, said in an interview." According to the Roanoke Times, "Less than two weeks away from Election Day, U.S. Sen. George Allen spent Thursday... making sure [voters] knew he supported a proposed amendment to... prohibit gay marriage." A bit late, no? The marriage amendment won by 328,000 votes, and Allen lost by a mere 9,000, squandering countless values votes because Wadhams restrained Allen from giving the amendment more than lip service. In Colorado, Wadhams is begrudging 130,000 petition signers even lip service for Amendment 48, which is virtually identical to Schaffer's formerly claimed pro-life position, that personhood begins at fertilization. Now Schaffer is allowing the party boss to position the candidate's previous pro-life belief as a negative, so Schaffer, more than Wadhams, will be blamed for the Colorado GOP's third election strike out and game over"-Excellent radio report on this issue on this site.-06/19/2008
See Denver Post vs the legacy of William Wilberforce, other christians and the unborn and Great, great grandson of William Wilberforce supports Colorado personhood amendment to define a human as human from conception!!
Unmasking the Myths Behind the Fairness Doctrine-"Political activists and even certain U.S. senators have argued that the federal government should reinstitute the Fairness Doctrine, which would require broadcasters to air both sides of controversial issues. Opponents charge that Fairness Doctrine advocates are trying to reduce the impact of conservative talk radio. Rep. Mike Pence (R-Ind.) has introduced The Broadcaster Freedom Act (HR 2905), which would bar the Federal Communications Commission from reinstating the Fairness Doctrine."-For full 30 page report on this issue
http://www.hypocrisycaucus.com/- Mark Udall has yet to sign on to protect radio from government regulation.- Also, see Is Obama using smear tactics on "the most listened to radio talk show in America"? and Important Obama Web Site Change Update.
SOUTHEAST BUSINESS PARTNERSHIP TO HOST FIRST SENATORIAL DEBATE CONGRESSMAN MARK UDALL (D) AND FORMER CONGRESSMAN BOB SCHAFFER (R)-"Senatorial debate on Monday, July 14, at the Wildlife Experience ( 10035 South Peoria) from 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Channel 9 News Anchor, Adam Schrager, will be the moderator."