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Dick Wadhams . . .
- "Campaign manager for Sen.-elect John Thune, R-S.D. Wadhams orchestrated Thune's defeat of Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle. Previously he worked for former U.S. Sen. Bill Armstrong R-Colo., and managed campaigns for various candidates in that state, including Bill Owens for governor in 1998 Colorado U.S. Sen. Wayne Allard's campaign for re-election in 2002. Wadhams was born and raised in rural southeastern Colorado. He graduated from the University of Southern Colorado in Pueblo with a degree in political science. He was married for 19 years to Susan Wadhams, who passed away in 2001. He has two stepchildren and four grandchildren." 
- "Dick Wadhams has been called the John Elway of Colorado politics. He has successfully run campaigns for U.S. Senator Wayne Allard in both 2002 and 1996, and for Governor Bill Owens in 1998. He also served as the Governor's press secretary from 1999-2001." February 2003.
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- Marilyn Robinson, "Report draws DA's fire," Denver Post, January 6, [----]. Re JonBenet Ramsey's death/investigation and Wadhams as spokesman for Governor Bill Owens.
- Alan Prendergast, "Road Warriors. Boon or boondoggle, Bill Owens's highway plan has to get past Douglas Bruce before it goes anywhere," Westword (Denver, CO), October 21, 1999. This is page three of the article.
- Tom Vaughn, "Enron's fingers stretch into Four Corners," Cortez Journal, January 21, 2001; See side article "Allard decides to return Enron, Anderson contributions after all": "Last week, Allard’s spokesman Dick Wadhams said the senator had no plans to return the money from Enron, the failed energy company that donated large sums to members of both parties, and Anderson, the accounting firm under fire for its work in its former partnership with Enron. ... But Allard, who faces a strong challenge from Democrat Tom Strickland this year, reversed himself Tuesday."
- Alex Fryer, "Nethercutt-Murray race for U.S. Senate to get nasty?" Seattle Times, December 11, 2003: "Nethercutt is said to be close to hiring veteran political operative Dick Wadhams as his campaign manager, a signal, say Democrats, that the contest will soon turn nasty."
- Les Kinsolving, "Desperate Dems defend 'Osama Mama'," WorldNetDaily, December 20, 2003.
- Steve Turnham, "Thune, take two? This would be Thune's second Senate run in as many years," CNN, January 5, 2004: "'It's our expectation that he gets in,' said a senior GOP source, adding that if Thune does run he will likely choose veteran Republican strategist Dick Wadhams to be his campaign manager. ... If he runs, it will be his second run for the Senate in two years. Karl Rove heavily recruited the lanky former congressman to resist an easy open-seat race for the governor's office in 2002 and instead challenge Democratic Sen. Tim Johnson."
- Jeff Gannon, "Daschle Campaign Admits to Election Law Violation," Talon News, April 28, 2004.
- Lynn Bartels, "Wadhams shows why he's a GOP star," Rocky Mountain News, November 4, 2004.
- Dick Wadhams, Campaigns and Elections, December 2004.
- Peter Hardin, "Allen taps GOP strategist as new chief of staff. Wadhams was manager of campaign in S.D. that unseated Tom Daschle," Richmond Times-Dispatch (VA), December 10, 2004: "'Right now I think he [Wadhams] - apart from Karl Rove and Ken Mehlman - is the strongest Republican manager in the country,' Cook said, putting Wadhams in a league with President Bush's chief political strategist and his re-election campaign manager, respectively."
- "Starting in Thune," The American Spectator, January 7, 2004.
- "Thune's Campaign Reacts to Resignations," Keloland.com, October 12, 2004.
- "Dick Wadhams," The Principled Pragmatic Partisan Republican Newsletter, December 16, 2004.
- Dale Eisman, "New face on Allen’s team seen as sign of ambitions," The Virginian Pilot, January 16, 2005.
- Carlos Watson and Kyra Phillips, Transcript: "Who Will Be The Next Karl Rove?" CNN, May 25, 2005.
- Alexandra Star, "Dick Wadhams. Karl Rove's heir apparent," Slate, June 10, 2005.