All about U: journalists Anna Staver and Joe St. George

Journalist Joe St. George and his U.
TV producer Anna Staver and her U.

The Colorado Secretary of State’s office delivered wooden U’s to Colorado newsmakers and news reporters to inform them about its UChooseCO campaign for unaffiliated voters, who can now participate in primary elections with affiliating with one party or the other.

We’re not sure why Joe St. George, a reporter with FOX31 Denver and Channel 2 News, has his initials upside down on his U, but check out that smile. (He said he can’t explain why he came out looking a Trumpish shade of orange in the shot.)

Anna Staver, a producer at KUSA-TV, went with a totally Colorado look: blue skies, mountains and camping, including a tent that looks like the state flag. The wooden U went to 9News political reporter Brandon Rittiman, who is busy planning a governor’s debate and a move to California, so Staver took over decorating duties from him.

“Maybe this ‘U’ will finally motivate to spend our first night in the wild as a family of four … ,” she said in her tweet highlighting the U.

Secretary of State Wayne Williams is handing out the U’s as part of the UChooseCO campaign, which stresses to unaffiliated voters that they will receive both the Democratic and Republican ballots but they have to pick just one ballot. They can’t, for example, vote for a Democratic candidate for governor and a Republican candidate for treasurer.

Those who received U’s were informed they could indicate their values when decorating or  just have fun. Some clerks highlighted their counties.

Check out more decorated U’s on Facebook and Twitter.

Colorado reporter Joe St. George once covered Tim Kaine

Reporter Joe St. George.
Reporter Joe St. George.

Reporter Joe St. George made sure that Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine did an in-studio interview when the Democrat came to Colorado in March to campaign for Hillary Clinton for president because, well, the journalist just knew.

Kaine was on President Obama’s short list in 2008 for vice president, and St. George was sure Kaine would be Clinton’s No. 1 choice, even with the senator’s reputation for being “boring.”

“In Virginia politics, it was expected this would happen,” said St. George.

He moved to Colorado from Virginia last December to cover politics for Fox 31 and Channel 2. He helped moderate a GOP U.S. Senate debate in May where candidate Jon Keyser’s Great Dane became a hot topic.

After Clinton tapped Kaine Friday to run with her on the Democratic ticket, St. George published a tweet about Kaine and Benghazi that made some Republicans laugh because the topic does drive Democrats nuts:

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