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Double Tree by Hilton Hotel in Greenwood Village was the site of Walker Stapleton’s “Watch Party” that took over the venue with a VIP reception on the first level before the primary election results in the ballroom. The longest serving statewide Republican and Colorado Treasurer Stapleton defeated Victor Mitchell, Greg Lopez and Doug Robinson. The victory celebration began with a band and a prayer. When the election was called in his favor, Stapleton was introduced by former Colorado Governor Bill Owens (and the last Republican governor to hold that office). The official GOP candidate talked about health care, the economy, taxes, responsible energy, transportation, and has been outspoken about PERA. He stated his three reasons for running were his three children – their future and the future of Colorado. As the campaign now gets further underway – “The next four months are critical,” he said.
The state treasurer talks of offering Colorado a “hopeful vision”
We asked you to identify the rising political stars of the Denver area, and you delivered.
After studying nominations from Denverite readers and sources, we’re thrilled to announce the first-ever class of Who’s Next: Politics, presented by Sewald Hanfling Public Affairs — and you can meet them at an event where we’ll recognize them on June 7 at the ART Hotel. Drinks, mingling and, yes, probably a little talk of politics.
Walker Stapleton is set to break a Colorado fundraising record for his first full quarter in the governor’s race, Colorado Politics has learned.
State Senate Republicans gathered on Monday, Aug. 29 with John Elway for a reception benefiting the Senate Majority Fund.
Five Colorado governors share stories of official residence at fundraiser for building's preservation
Gov. John Hickenlooper welcomed his four predecessors and supporters of a fund to maintain the governor’s residence into the stately Boettcher Mansion on Friday night.
As the Summer of Trump draws to a close, former Florida Gov. Jeb! Bush, the once and future frontrunner for the Republican presidential nomination — according to plenty of pundits, at least — announced his state campaign co-chairs and steering committee.
Former Gov. Bill Owens and State Treasurer Walker Stapleton will be heading the Jeb! campaign, helping promote the candidate’s message of cutting taxes in Florida and bringing opportunity to Colorado, his campaign said.
Veteran finance and political operatives Monica Owens Beauprez and Hillary B. Shoun announced the merger of their two Colorado consulting companies to form WestBrooke Group, a boutique firm serving select Colorado political candidates and non-profit organizations.
Four Seasons Hotel Denver was the venue for a cocktail reception building momentum and sponsorship for the signature fundraiser SaddleUp! and Pack Your Bags to be presented by Tempus Aircraft on Friday evening, August 7th at AeroColorado, Centennial Airport. Founded in 2005 by Shery “Bear” McDonald-Galbreath in Cherry Hills Village, SaddleUp! Foundation is dedicated to empowering individuals with special needs through equine assisted activities and therapies provided at a family-friendly ranch.
Two of Colorado’s rising Republican political-consulting firms — one of which has a founder with a very familiar name — announced a merger Tuesday.
Monica Owens Beauprez and Hillary Shoun will bring together their companies to form WestBrooke Group. Combining their existing clients, it already represents a treasure trove of both GOP office-seekers —
The very Republican Monica Owens Beauprez is teaming up with — Hillary? You’ve got to be kidding.
It turns out I read the subject line a little too fast. Owens Beauprez, the daughter of former Gov. Bill Owens and the daughter-in-law of former Congressman Bob Beauprez, is teaming up with Hillary Shoun.
WASHINGTON; Maverick PAC announces honorees of the 3rd Annual "Maverick PAC Future 40 Award". The Future 40 Award recognizes professionals deemed by their peers from across the country as current and future leaders in business and politics.
"Maverick PAC's goal is to build a network of and highlight the next generation of leaders. The Future 40 is our opportunity to acknowledge individuals on the ascent in their careers..."
“It’s a great way to introduce our organization to a new demographic,” explained Frances Owens, arc Thrift’s director of community relations.
The National Hot Dog and Sausage Council is estimating that fans will consume 18.5 million hot dogs over the course of the 2015 Major League Baseball season.
The count got off to a gourmet start when Gov. John Hickenlooper and one of his predecessors, Bill Owens, hosted their third 'Twas the Week Before Opening Day Reception.
DENVER - It's a match made in heaven, not only for the happy couple but also for the Republican Party.
At the end of February, Monica Owens and John Beauprez will get married.
Monica is the only daughter of former Colorado Governor Bill Owens and Former First Lady Frances Owens.
Republican lawmakers celebrated along with their supporters and Capitol denizens at a pair of fundraising receptions held at the University of Denver the night before the Legislature was set to convene.
“Eighteen — let’s go!” proclaimed incoming Senate President Bill Cadman, who stood on a balcony above several hundred revelers on Tuesday at DU’s Cable Center.
The defeat of Democratic U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu was celebrated across the country as a final nail in the coffin of Democrats this election season. While Landrieu was a dead woman walking for some time, it turns out her opponent, Senator-elect David Cassidy had a little help from some friends. After Colorado’s victory on election day, Colorado loaned campaign workers to Louisiana to finalize the annihilation – 23 to be exact.
Two former First Ladies of Colorado, Frances Owens and Jeannie Ritter, along with their beautiful daughters, Monica Owens and Tally Ritter, were the featured guest speakers at a first of its kind event, sponsored by Dry Creek Sertoma, called “Wine, Women, & Wisdom” to raise money for Easter Seals Colorado. These ladies talked about many exciting, fun, and special memories of life at the mansion. They even had fun telling a few ghost stories!
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush headlined a high-dollar fundraiser for his cousin Colorado Treasurer Walker Stapleton on Thursday night at the Brown Palace in Denver and got some strong encouragement to throw his hat in the ring for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination.
“The optimism, the clarity of message and principle — it fires me up,” said former Denver Broncos safety John Lynch, introducing Bush to the avid crowd of Stapleton donors. “This man can lead.”
It was a generational revival at the Governor’s Mansion on Nov. 1 when four former and current governors, and their families, gathered to celebrate the stately Executive Residence at East Eighth Avenue and Logan Street in Denver. Political history was on display as members of Colorado’s gubernatorial royalty from over the years returned to the mansion for the 2nd Century Celebration, an effort to raise money for the Governor’s Residence Preservation Fund.
The Secretary of State’s office made campaign financereports available online Tuesday. Contributions indicate Democrats will have some catching up to do, though we’re still a long way from Election Day. Betsy Markey, the former congresswoman from Fort Collins, raised just shy of $100,000 in the last quarter. Her primary opponent, Broomfield Mayor Patrick Quinn, reported $33,300, putting in $20,000 of his money.
The photographer who spent eight years taking pictures of George W. Bush during his presidency will be in Denver Tuesday to sign his book on his time in the White House.
Some background here: Photographer Eric Draper at one point worked at The Albuquerque Tribune, where I was a reporter and columnist. If you had said then that a staffer would one day work in the Republican White House most people would have guessed me. I never thought of Eric as a political person, but he was an amazing photographer.
DENVER — Colorado’s Debbie Brown, a savvy former Republican campaign operative, made it her mission in 2012 to disarm the biggest guns in the Democrats’ “war on women” strategy.
Even though President Obama won the state, Mrs. Brown’s efforts made Colorado the only swing state where Republican challenger Mitt Romney reversed the gender gap and won more support from women than men — an effort Mrs. Brown said should be a template for Republicans in future elections.
Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney spoke to his biggest crowd in Colorado yet on Saturday night at Comfort Dental Amphitheatre.
Displaying blue signs that read "Real Change on Day One," Romney addressed a crowd of over 17,000 energetic supporters. The amphitheater has a seating capacity of 18,000.
MORRISON — A confident Mitt Romney, two weeks out from Election Day, spoke about his campaign as a movement sweeping the nation during a moonlit rally at Red Rocks Amphitheatre on Tuesday night.
Repeatedly, Romney referred to President Barack Obama as a president whose time has passed — out of ideas to improve the economy and out of touch with the needs of business owners.
Alumna Hillary Shoun rediscovered her passion for politics during her time at Truman State, and is now working for U.S. Presidential candidate Mitt Romney. Shoun, who graduated with a public communication degree during 2012, currently is working for Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign as an events director in Colorado.
With just over four months to go until the November election, presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney’s campaign finally has an office of its own in Colorado.
“It is an exciting day because today we have the opportunity to kick off the Romney campaign in Colorado officially, with the opening of the statewide headquarters for Romney Victory,” said state Republican Party Chairman Ryan Call, welcoming roughly 200 supporters on Saturday to the campaign’s spacious digs in the Denver West office park in Lakewood.
As the daughter of former Colorado Gov. Bill Owens, Monica Owens has public service in her blood. Before launching her own company, Owens Public Affairs of Denver, at the start of 2012, Owens was with local political consulting firms Phase Line Strategies LLC and Starboard Group.
She also spent time in the political trenches, working as finance assistant to Colorado Republican Pete Coors during his 2004 U.S. Senate run and as scheduler for U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney in Washington, D.C., from 2005-07.
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