Lessons From Coach Phil: An Introduction

Lessons From Coach Phil:  An Introduction

Whenever I began teaching a new class at the University of Colorado Law School, I told my students, “Please call me Phil or Professor Weiser, whatever you’re more comfortable with.”  And I would always add, “If you’re not comfortable with either, please call me Coach.”  Over the years, a significant number of students have taken me up on the third option, calling me “Coach Phil.”…

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We’ve been at this over 200 days

We’ve been at this over 200 days

We kicked off this campaign over 200 days ago. Since day one, I’ve worked hard to earn your support. Some of you were with us before we kicked off and many more have joined me on this journey more recently. As we are still in the early innings of this game, now is a great time to thank you for everything you’ve done and everything…

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Video: What Baseball Teaches About America

Video:  What Baseball Teaches About America

The values of the Houston Astros and Los Angeles Dodgers World Series exhibited the same qualities that Phil Weiser, candidate for Colorado Attorney General, wants to bring to the Colorado Attorney General office: hard work, dedication, a refusal to give up, and real ingenuity. Congratulations to the Houston Astros and looking forward to celebrating the Colorado Rockies’ first World Series victory next year. Watch the…

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Guest Commentary: Phil Weiser is the Right Choice to Make the Attorney General’s Office An Engine For Progress

Guest Commentary: Phil Weiser is the Right Choice to Make the Attorney General’s Office An Engine For Progress

By Jeni James Arndt, Chris Hansen, and Tracy Kraft Tharp In 2018, Coloradans have the opportunity to hire a new lawyer to represent us and work as a partner with the State Legislature.  For us, this is straightforward decision:  Phil Weiser is the right person for the job. Phil’s approach to problem solving and can do attitude promises to provide our State Legislature with a partner and…

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The New Separation of Powers

The New Separation of Powers

The dysfunction in today’s political system would be painful for our Founders.  Under our Constitution, Article I governs the legislative branch, which is charged with passing the laws and ensuring that the executive branch (set up under Article II) follows the rule of law and respects our Constitution. Over the course of our nation’s history, our practice has largely followed the model our Founders had…

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It’s already been 150 days!

It’s already been 150 days!

Our campaign just passed another huge milestone — 150 days since Phil announced his candidacy! It may be corny, but we’re keeping track of some fun stats like how many Iced Teas Phil drinks (478) or number of suitcases lost…and eventually found (1). Here are some of our stats (in graphic and text form): 1,900+ unique donors Wrote 22 blog posts Made 1,643 phone calls…

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Video: What does the Attorney General Do Anyway?

Video: What does the Attorney General Do Anyway?

Watch the video, below: Phil Weiser, candidate for Colorado Attorney General, describes what the Attorney General does, and, why it is important for all Coloradans. Transcription: Hi. My name is Phil Weiser, and I’m running to be Colorado’s next Attorney General. On the campaign trail, the question I get more than any other question is: what does the Attorney General do, anyway? So, let me…

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Bringing Innovation to the Attorney General’s Office

Bringing Innovation to the Attorney General’s Office

I’m inspired by the opportunity to reinvent and revitalize the office of Attorney General in Colorado.  Under its current leadership, the office is often left on auto-pilot, with little direction, guidance, or energy from the top.  In my past leadership roles (in President Obama’s Administration, at the University of Colorado Law School, and in Colorado’s entrepreneurial community), I placed a premium on working collaboratively, and…

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