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Sandra Fish

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Some Colorado Republicans want to forgo their party’s 2022 primaries. Others think that’s “insane.”

Under the proposal, to be voted on by the Colorado Republican Party’s central committee in September, GOP general election candidates would be picked through the caucus and assembly process

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Despite partisan rhetoric at the Colorado Capitol, just 4.4% of bills this year passed along purely party lines

The analysis, the second such study conducted by The Colorado Sun in three years, once again indicates more bipartisanship in the Colorado General Assembly than might be expected

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Lauren Boebert’s campaign leads the pack as Colorado congressional candidates raised $4.8M last quarter

Boebert, a Garfield County Republican, gathered nearly $1 million in April, May and June. Gov. Jared Polis gave his reelection campaign $250,000.

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Politics brought the All-Star Game to Denver. Here’s how much Colorado’s professional sports leaders donated to campaigns.

Rockies owner Dick Monfort has poured thousands of dollars into politics in recent years, much of it going to Republicans

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Colorado’s redistricting commissions are holding public hearings. Here’s where and how you can get involved.

The meetings are an opportunity for the public to comment on proposed congressional and state Senate and House districts

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Colorado’s county clerks recommend election-system changes to quash conspiracy theories

Calls for audits of the state’s signature verification and voter registration systems come amid demands for 2020 election audits in several counties

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First draft of Colorado’s new state Senate, House district maps could pit 20 incumbents against each other

Redistricting staff released preliminary maps for how state legislative districts should be drawn

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Here’s where a preliminary map places Colorado’s new 8th Congressional District

Nonpartisan staffers unveiled an early map proposal Wednesday to the Independent Congressional Redistricting Commission. It’s based on 2019 population data.

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Colorado limits who can access voting equipment as citizens, conservative group press for 2020 election audits

Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold adopted an emergency rule limiting access to voting equipment to officials who have passed a background check

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Colorado education groups split over proposal to raise marijuana taxes to boost out-of-school learning

Colorado’s top teachers union withdrew its support for Initiative 25. Some say it’s a voucher program, despite broad backing.

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Redistricting will reshape Colorado politics. But only 12 lobbyists have disclosed their work to influence the process.

Though only a few lobbyists have registered, multiple groups are offering their opinions on what Colorado’s congressional and legislative maps should look like

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Colorado’s congressional, legislative redistricting ramps up this summer. Here’s what you need to know to get involved.

Preliminary maps will be completed this month, followed by a statewide listening tour to gather input about the proposals and the process

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Colorado Democrats in the U.S. House want nearly $200 million for earmarked projects

The three Colorado Republicans in the U.S. House oppose designated projects, leaving Colorado Springs and rural areas of the state out of the spending requests for now

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Colorado education interests spend millions on lobbying. Most of it goes toward retaining, gaining funding.

Colleges and universities are among top individual spenders, but K-12 groups spend more overall

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Dark-money group spends record amount lobbying against Colorado Democrats’ effort to shrink health care costs

Partnership for America’s Health Care Future, funded by hospitals, insurers and other business groups, is now the top single-year Colorado lobbying client for any year since 2011 — and possibly ever

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What the Twitter accounts of Colorado’s nine members of Congress can tell us about them

Republican Lauren Boebert has more followers on her personal account than the rest of the state’s congressional delegation combined. She’s used that large following to fundraise.

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Nearly $1.5 million pours into Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District for Lauren Boebert, Kerry Donovan

U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, a Colorado Democrat whose race is crucial to his party’s majority in the Senate, hauled in $1.2 million

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Gun control groups are investing millions in Colorado as gun rights spending has dramatically waned

More than $10 million in spending made a difference in upsetting three congressional incumbents over the past decade. State-level allocations also moved the needle.

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Here are the Colorado legislative districts that stand to change the most during redistricting

As Colorado’s independent legislative redistricting commission begins its work, 2019 population estimates show how some large rural districts will get even larger

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In record year for Colorado campaign finance complaints, Republicans cry foul over enforcement

A nonprofit fined $22,000 says it doesn’t have the money to pay the penalty or appeal the decision

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