While much of the attention the 2014 election season has been focused on Colorado's Senate and gubernatorial races, voters will also be deciding the fates of four statewide ballot questions. One of those questions seeks to expand gambling at racetracks to help fund K-12 education.
If approved, Amendment 68 would allow horse race tracks in Arapahoe, Mesa and Pueblo counties to offer slot machines, roulette, craps, and card games such as blackjack and poker. Arapahoe Park in Aurora is at the center of the campaign.
The U.S. Senate race between incumbent Mark Udall and challenger Cory Gardner is one of the closest nationwide.
Credit Udall / U.S. Senate / Gardner / U.S. House
Whether it’s advertising on television, commercial radio or even YouTube, both sides in Colorado’s U.S. Senate race are ramping up their efforts to get a leg-up in the final weeks before the election. It turns out the candidates are receiving a significant amount of funding from Super PACs outside of the state, underscoring a race that is seen as critical for control of the Senate.
Eddie C. Campbell meets several of my prime criteria for artists to take note of. First, he has played with a Blues who's who including Howlin' Wolf, Jimmie Reed, Koko Taylor, Little Walter, plus Willie Dixon and the Chicago Blues All-Stars, among many others.
Second, he plays and sings a delightful West Side Chicago style that he helped develop, along with people like Luther Allison and Magic Sam. Plus, and this is what really counts, he is a great songwriter, very good vocalist and smokin' guitarist.