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F.Gordon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-04-05 12:34 PM
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Who is this Rutt Bridges?
Udall's announcement emboldens former Denver District Attorney Bill Ritter and venture capitalist Rutt Bridges, both of whom have expressed interest in the job but lack Udall's name recognition and party ties.

http://www.denverpost.com/Stories/0,1413,36~33999~27436...
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El Supremo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-04-05 02:01 PM
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1. Rutt Bridges is...
the head of the Bighorn Institute. A moderate think tank that is famous for passing the No Call List in Colorado before it went national. He and two others spent millions to get some targeted Dems elected last November. None of those candidates like to talk about that now. He also briefly ran for the Senate seat, but when Ken Salazar announced he and Udall pulled out.

Before that he founded Advance Geophysical and then sold it to Landmark Graphics for about 60 million dollars (Landmark was later bought by Halliburton). He and his wife then divorced amicably and she got half. He recently remarried. He owns a loft in the former Denver Dry Tea Room.
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F.Gordon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-04-05 02:21 PM
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2. Wow! Thanks!
He sounds like more of an "outsider" than an "insider". Have you met the guy? I need to take a looksie when I get a chance.

Also shows my ignorance of the local players. Have you heard of any other faves besides the two mentioned by the Post? So far, I'm not thrilled with the "variety" of choices.
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DaveinMD Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-05-05 08:19 PM
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3. Rutt is a great guy
I got a chance to meet him a couple of times. He does really great stuff at Big Horn. Incidentally, Gary Hart works there too.
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CODem Donating Member (56 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-07-05 02:25 PM
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4. Where are the women?
Why is no one mentioning the potential female Democratic candidates, starting with Senate President Joan Fitz-Gerald? And what about U.S. Rep. DeGette, Gail Schoettler (who ran a very strong race for Gov. in 1998), Alice Madden, Jennifer Veiga, Peggy Lamm, Elbra Wedgeworth, etc.?

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