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  1. Mitt Romney and Barack Obama have made their final 2012 campaign appearances in swing state Colorado.

    Romney drew 17,000 to Fiddler’s Green in Englewood, Colo., Saturday evening and Obama hosted 20,000 at Community College of Aurora late Sunday evening.

    In the last weekend of the campaigns, Romney told Coloradans that he can offer “real change,” which Obama continued to dispute.

    "The question of this election comes down to this – do you want more of the same or do you want real change?" Romney said Saturday night. "President Obama promised change but he could not deliver change. Now I promise change and I have a record of achieving real change."

    Obama retorted Sunday night that Romney’s policies are not new. “You’ve got to give him credit, Gov. Romney is a pretty talented salesman, and in this campaign, he’s tried as hard as he can to repackage the same old bad ideas that didn’t work and offer them up as new ideas, he says they’re change,” Obama said.

    "You know what real change looks like. I’ve got the stars to prove it, I’ve got the grey hair to show it," he said. An audience member yelled, "And it looks good, baby!"

    "I appreciate that," Obama said.

    The candidates remain locked in Colorado polls, though Republicans lead in early voting. Paul Ryan will campaign in Johnstown, Colo., near livestock and agriculture-rich Greeley on Monday. It is expected to be the last candidate visit before the Nov. 6 election.

  2. A Denver Post poll has concluded that nearly 70 percent of Coloradans support legal recognition for gay couples. Released Friday, the poll shows that 36 percent support marriage rights for gay couples and 32 percent support civil unions.
A bill that would allow civil unions in Colorado has been approved by the Democrat-controlled Colorado state Senate for two straight years, but has always died in the Republican-controlled House.
The poll has been released as Republicans lead in early presidential voting in the state of Colorado.
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    A Denver Post poll has concluded that nearly 70 percent of Coloradans support legal recognition for gay couples. Released Friday, the poll shows that 36 percent support marriage rights for gay couples and 32 percent support civil unions.

    A bill that would allow civil unions in Colorado has been approved by the Democrat-controlled Colorado state Senate for two straight years, but has always died in the Republican-controlled House.

    The poll has been released as Republicans lead in early presidential voting in the state of Colorado.

    the-adventures-of-captain-falcon:

    Yeaaahhhhh #Colorado #pride #itsabouttime

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  3. Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, as well as the super PACs supporting the two 2012 presidential hopefuls, are pulling negative political advertisements in the state of Colorado following Friday morning’s mass shooting.

    Colorado was devastated by a shooting early Friday morning at Century 16 in Aurora, where 12 were killed and dozens more injured at the midnight showing of The Dark Knight Rises.

    In wake of the tragedy, politicians are reacting with condolences for the affected families of victims.

    New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg was among the first to openly react with calls for examination of the gun industry and laws in America, saying that “soothing words are nice,” but it is time for action against gun violence. Bloomberg, a gun control advocate, called upon Obama and Romney for plans of action on the topic which may become a new focus point this election.

  4. Although the New York Times’ Nate Silver recently suggested that Hispanic voters won’t be a tipping factor for swing states this November, the fact remains that they are a major segment of Colorado’s population. A Kansas City Star article contends that Hispanics will be very influential this fall — “if they turn out.”

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