Extraction Oil & Gas drilling rig on the Coyote Trails pad is visible behind houses along Tundra Circle in Erie on Thursday, April 4, 2019. (Andy Colwell, Special to the Colorado Sun)

Colorado’s oil and gas battlefield (and campaign cash) is shifting to local elections

The industry already spends millions fighting municipal ballot measures and supporting candidates in areas where they operate

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DA on Colorado’s Eastern Plains indicted on drug, misconduct charges

Brittny Lewton, 40, was charged with three drug felonies, including conspiracy and possession, as well as official misconduct, a misdemeanor, according to online court records

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WATCH: Michael Bennet explains what went wrong with his presidential bid, vows to seek another Senate term

He refused to endorse a candidate in the primary, but said that if Bernie Sanders is the Democratic nominee it will make things harder for the party in swing-states -- like Colorado

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Colorado donors have shelled out millions to presidential candidates. Here’s who they’ve supported most.

Bernie Sanders is in the lead, having raised more than $2.7 million from Coloradans. Denver is the state’s biggest campaign cash cow, providing some $2 million to candidates from over 23,000 donors.