The Colorado Supreme Court has ruled that based on state law, the signatures gathered by petition circulators for Congressman Doug Lamborn were not valid -- at least not enough of them were -- for Lamborn to be qualified to be on the Republican primary ballot. The fight isn't over yet, though, because Lamborn's attorneys will appeal to a federal court which could conceivably rule that the particular requirement which Lamborn's contractors violated -- that signature gatherers must be residents of Colorado -- is an impermissible requirement.
Yesterday Governor Hickenlooper quietly signed a bill inspired by the aftermath of the Aurora theater shooting requiring the Department of Corrections to, in most cases, disclose the location of prisoners who are moved out of state. Is it good policy, or just feel-good legislation?
We'll ask George Brauchler at 7:47 AM.
But THIS is definitely the most important story of the day:
Rand Paul did the right thing on Monday, but the Senate Foreign Relations Committee needed the help of Democrat Chris Coons (DE) to pass Pompeo to the full Senate with a positive recommendation. Coons voted "present" because a Republican committee member was at a funeral and unable to cast a vote for Pompeo. Stand-up move by Coons.
I'll be interested to see how many Democrats vote for Pompeo once it becomes clear that their votes are not necessary to confirm him.