Inside of a northeast Denver building spanning roughly seven football fields, the journey begins for about two-thirds of the more than 3 million ballots that will be mailed to voters ahead of the Nov. 6 election. It’s here that the U.S. Postal Service plays its vital role in Colorado’s all-mail-in elections. The building was roiling […]
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Lisa Calderón, Denver activist and Michael Hancock critic, announces run for mayor
Lisa Calderón, a prominent Denver civil rights activist and frequent critic of Mayor Michael Hancock and his administration, announced Monday morning that she will run in 2019 to become Denver’s mayor. “I believe the time has come to elect a mayor who will set a new direction for Denver by creating a more affordable, accountable […]
Check the mail: Colorado’s Election 2018 ballots are on their way today. Here’s what you need to know.
Colorado’s county clerks will begin mailing more than 3 million ballots to voters on Monday as the state’s roughly three-week-long Election Day officially kicks off. About 2 million of those ballots will pass through the U.S. Postal Service’s processing plant in Denver on Monday afternoon and Tuesday alone. Voters this year have a range of […]
Cory Gardner bill would let employers make up to $10,000 a year in tax-free contributions to ease workers’ student loan debt
U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner has introduced legislation that would allow employers to make up to $10,000 a year in tax-free contributions to their workers’ student debt payments, an effort the Colorado Republican says he hopes will spur more job growth and retirement savings. “I would love to see colleges be able to reduce the cost […]
Jason Dunn, Donald Trump’s pick to be Colorado’s next U.S. attorney, is confirmed by U.S. Senate
The nomination of Jason Dunn, President Donald Trump’s pick to be Colorado’s next U.S. attorney, was confirmed Thursday night by the U.S. Senate. That’s according to U.S. Sen Cory Gardner’s office. The Colorado Republican’s staffers say Dunn was approved by a voice vote. “Jason is going to make an excellent U.S. Attorney for the District […]
Get to know U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman, the Republican running for re-election in Colorado’s 6th Congressional District
Republican U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman is seeking his sixth term in Congress this year and is facing what’s likely to be the most challenging re-election campaign in his decades in politics. The 63-year-old Aurora native had held a wide variety of public offices, from state lawmaker, to Colorado treasurer and secretary of state, and since […]
Get to know Jason Crow, the Democrat running in Colorado’s 6th Congressional District
MORE: 7 questions with Colorado’s Jason Crow on being an impeachment manager Democrat Jason Crow is the Denver lawyer and first-time candidate trying to unseat Republican U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman in Colorado’s closely watched 6th Congressional District. The race could be one of the most consequential this year for Colorado — and the nation — […]
U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner says FBI, Capitol Police are investigating beheading video sent to his wife
U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner said Thursday that the FBI and the U.S. Capitol Police are investigating a beheading video that was sent to his wife amid last weekend’s vote confirming Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. Someone also posted the names and addresses of the Colorado Republican’s family members as Kavanaugh’s nomination was approved. Gardner […]
Get to know Phil Weiser, the Democratic candidate for Colorado attorney general
Democrat Phil Weiser won a hard-fought primary against state Rep. Joe Salazar to secure his party’s nomination for Colorado attorney general, spending roughly $1 million to secure the chance to be on the Nov. 6 ballot. The former University of Colorado Law School dean and first-time candidate is now fending off attacks from his Republican […]
Get to know George Brauchler, the Republican candidate for Colorado attorney general
Republican George Brauchler ran uncontested to become his party’s nominee for Colorado attorney general. But that’s not exactly the whole story. The 18th Judicial District Attorney spent months running as a candidate for Colorado governor before switching to the down-ballot race after current GOP Attorney General Cynthia Coffman opted not to seek another term and […]