Denver came out in force Sunday night, joining cities across the nation in sharing in the pain and sadness of Pittsburgh’s Jewish community. Thousands of people packed into Temple Emanuel for a tearful, uniting vigil. “This is not OK,” Gov. John Hickenlooper proclaimed to a standing-room-only crowd that overflowed into rooms beyond the Denver Jewish congregation’s […]
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Emotional video from Proposition 112 backers features brother of man killed in Firestone explosion. The oil and gas industry says the two are unrelated.
Proposition 112 backers have released a new campaign video featuring the distraught brother of a man killed last year when a home exploded in Firestone. The explosion, blamed on a severed flowline from a nearby natural gas well, in part prompted the measure that would increase the distance between new oil and gas operations and […]
In their final debate, Mike Coffman and Jason Crow touch on everything from campaign tactics and abortion to immigration
Republican U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman and Democratic challenger, Jason Crow, faced off Tuesday night in their final 6th Congressional District race debate before Nov. 6, where the incumbent attempted to get the last word in about why voters should stick with him. It was a relatively docile face-off, especially compared with the candidates’ last two […]
61,000 Adams County voters should receive their ballots Wednesday after the documents went missing
Some 61,000 voters in Adams County should receive their ballots on Wednesday after the documents went missing in a situation that remains under investigation by mail and local elections officials. “All ballots were received yesterday at 4 p.m., intact, sealed and secured,” said David Rupert, a spokesman for the U.S. Postal Service. “They were rolled […]
Walker Stapleton suggests Jared Polis is a socialist ahead of Bernie Sanders’ visit. Here’s how Polis and Sanders compare on the issues.
Bernie Sanders will campaign in Colorado this week for Jared Polis, a political union that is amplifying Republican critics who suggest the Democratic candidate’s policies are too extreme. Polis, a five-term Boulder congressman, agrees with the Vermont senator on major issues, such as the need for a government-run health care system, and he struggled in […]
National Republican Congressional Committee slashes remaining spending for U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman in 6th Congressional District race
The powerful National Republican Congressional Committee, the party arm in charge of ensuring GOP members are elected and re-elected to Congress, will stop spending on U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman’s behalf in the 6th Congressional District. The group confirmed the decision on Friday to The Colorado Sun. The NRCC had spent or reserved more than $2.1 […]
Get to know Brian Watson, the Republican candidate for Colorado treasurer
Brian Watson overcame a crowded field of Republican primary candidates to win his party’s nomination for Colorado treasurer. It’s the 46-year-old businessman’s second real foray into Colorado politics. He lost a bid to become a state lawmaker in 2012. Watson grew up on the Western Slope, in Olathe, and graduated from the University of Colorado […]
Get to know Dave Young, the Democrat candidate for Colorado treasurer
State Rep. Dave Young jumped into the Colorado treasurer’s race after serving eight years in the Colorado General Assembly and being termed out of that office. He is a former junior high school math, science and technology teacher from Greeley, where he boasts of being the only elected Democrat in Weld County. Young lacks the […]
George Brauchler, the Republican candidate for Colorado attorney general, is using the prospect of a “blue wave” — and a Polis victory — as a pitch to voters
The dimming Republican prospects at the top of the ticket in Colorado are prompting a renewed focus on the attorney general’s race as a potential backstop to a Democratic win in the election for governor. Jared Polis, a five-term Boulder congressman, holds a comfortable lead against Republican rival Walker Stapleton in the gubernatorial campaign as […]
6th Congressional District battle gets even more fiery — and personal — as Mike Coffman and Jason Crow kick off final election stretch with tense debate
AURORA — Colorado’s high-stakes 6th Congressional District race took another negative turn Wednesday as Republican U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman and Democrat Jason Crow attacked each other in their first fiery face-off since voters began to receive ballots. And they kept it personal, picking apart campaign contributions, leadership abilities and past experiences. Policy platforms, for much […]