Friday, February 28, 2014

WATCH: #COpolitics in 5 minutes

Something new for you today from the 9NEWS political team.

In this five-minute discussion, we take a look at the widely-discussed possibility that former Congressman Bob Beauprez (R-Colorado) will jump into the Governor's race amid a crowded field.



Should he run? Can he win?

Also, a look at how the US Senate race is shaping up now that Rep. Cory Gardner (R-Colorado) has decided to take a run at Sen. Mark Udall (D-Colorado.)

#BeOn9: We want YOUR TOPICS & QUESTIONS for future episodes.

Email 9NEWS political reporter Brandon Rittiman or reach out on Twitter.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Will Denver snag the 2016 RNC?

The list was finalized today and Denver is in the running to bring one of the biggest events of the next presidential election to Colorado.

The 2016 Republican National Convention is looking for a host city and the list of 8 contenders came out on Thursday: Cleveland, Cincinnati, Columbus, Denver, Dallas, Kansas City, Las Vegas, and Phoenix.

Now that the list of contenders is out, the question is: “Do we have a shot?"


The graphic above shows the picks from the 9NEWS political team, representing where we think the RNC is most likely to go.

I'll explain my full ranking of the cities below, but bear in mind that the decision is a soupy mix of picking a place where things will go smoothly and where the best political story can be told.