All about U — and being bedazzling

The wooden U from BluePrint Strategies.

Wow. That’s a sparkly U!

BluePrint Strategies, a public affairs firm, went all out when it decorated a wooden U as part of the Colorado Secretary of State’s @UChooseCO campaign. Even the box the U came in is decorated.

Cinamon Watson, always bedazzling.

“Who doesn’t love a little bedazzling?” asked Cinamon Watson, one of the three founders of BluePrint.

Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams is handing out the wooden U’s as part of the UChooseCO campaign to help educate unaffiliated voters that they can participate in the June 26 primary election, but they can only vote one ballot.

If they turn in both the Republican and Democratic ballot neither will count. The campaign has a web pageFacebook page, a Twitter account and its own hashtag, #UChooseCO.

County clerks, lawmakers, a university, the airport and a kid who wants to be Colorado’s first kid governor have decorated the U’s. Check them out on this blog, Facebook and Twitter.

Will Colorado swing blue? Ask the media.

Moderator Dick Wadhams asked questions of three journalists — Chuck Plunkett, Shaun Boyd and Joey Bunch — during a discussion on the role of media in politics at a forum in Lakewood last Thursday sponsored by the Foothills Republicans. (Rick Entrom/Foothills Republicans)

Three journalists discussed Colorado’s status as a red/blue/purple state, the condition of their industry and how it impacts political coverage, and the upcoming election during a forum hosted by the Foothills Republicans.

Jefferson County Clerk and Recorder Faye Griffin and her communications director Beth Clippenger at the Foothills Republicans lunch March 8. (SOS photo)

Chuck Plunkett, the editorial page editor of The Denver Post, CBS Denver’s Shaun Boyd and Joey Bunch with the Colorado Springs Gazette’s Colorado Politics fielded questions last Thursday from the audience and the moderator, former GOP chairman Dick Wadhams.

Before the start of the forum, Foothills President Rick Enstrom invited elected officials and candidates to introduce themselves, but it was Wadhams who got the biggest applause, when adding his 2 cents during a question about money in politics.

“Do away with every stupid finance law that exists,” he said. “Allow any amount of money from any entity at any time but with full and immediate disclosure and let the people decide if (the candidates) are bought off or not.”

Bunch got the biggest laughs with his homespun colloquialisms, including. “You know when a fact becomes a fact? When it gets a lobbyist.”

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