U.S. Rep. Jared Polis, a Democrat, is pictured right, walking and talking with businessman Gary Arnold in September. They met after Polis spoke to a local pipefitters union. (John Frank, The Colorado Sun)

Jared Polis nears $20M mark in governor’s race self-funding; oil and gas spending on initiatives tops $34M

Also: Democratic candidates continue to outpace their Republican opponents in key state Senate contests

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El Paso County sheriff can’t hold people for immigration authorities, judge rules

Courts in several states have ruled that sheriffs cannot hold people on behalf of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement without violating the 4th Amendment