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Here’s a look at Colorado’s top 2022 legislative primary contests

Partisan primaries in Colorado’s statewide and congressional elections are soaking up much of the attention this spring. But there will be plenty of fascinating — and important — legislative primaries decided on June 28.  Much of the legislative action is on the Republican side in the House, where there are 14 competitive contests. That compares […]

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Tina Peters visits Mar-a-Lago, where candidates flock seeking Trump’s endorsement

Embattled Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters, a Republican who is running to be Colorado’s next secretary of state, visited former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort this week to attend a screening of a documentary focused on baseless claims of widespread fraud in the 2020 presidential election.  Peters tweeted Thursday night that she was at Trump’s […]

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Colorado lawmakers want to put clear guardrails around how dark money can be spent on ballot measures

A bipartisan effort to clarify how much money political nonprofits can spend supporting or opposing Colorado ballot measures before they have to disclose their donors would likely allow the so-called dark-money groups to keep their finances secret in most cases.  Two political nonprofits that often work against each other on Colorado ballot initiatives — the […]

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More abortion patients, more money, more volunteers in Colorado if Roe v. Wade is struck down

Billboards screaming about abortion pills. More “sidewalk counseling” and protesters outside clinics. More out-of-state money, more volunteers, more patients traveling to Colorado to seek abortions.  This is what the future of the abortion battle will look like in Colorado, predicted advocates on both sides Tuesday after a leaked U.S. Supreme Court draft opinion striking down […]

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Jared Polis injects another $5.2 million into his campaign as Republicans lag Democrats in all statewide contests

Democratic Gov. Jared Polis, a multimillionaire, poured $5.2 million of his own money into his reelection campaign in the first four months of this year, signaling that he is willing to open his pockets to secure another four years leading Colorado. Polis used that infusion to schedule $3.4 million worth of TV advertising for September […]

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Coloradans should prepare for a tsunami of anonymous political text messages as 2022 campaign season kicks into gear

The text messages about Republican candidates for U.S. Senate landed in quick succession at about 1:30 p.m. on April 9, the day of the Colorado GOP’s state assembly. Four blasted conservative radio host Deborah Flora. Two attacked state Rep. Ron Hanks, while another criticized former Olympian Eli Bremer. None of those seven texts — which […]

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Campaign cash is lopsided as congressional candidates self-fund in Colorado’s Republican primary for U.S. Senate

The Republican U.S. Senate primary in Colorado is a David vs. Goliath battle in terms of campaign cash. First-time candidate Joe O’Dea had about 38 times more cash on hand to begin April than his opponent, state Rep. Ron Hanks. The two are vying to take on Democratic U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, but must first […]

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The dominant theme at Colorado Republicans’ state assembly: election conspiracies

COLORADO SPRINGS — It only took about an hour for election conspiracies to rear their heads Saturday at the Colorado GOP’s state assembly, an important biennial gathering where Republican insiders pick their party’s statewide candidates.  Before a single candidate took the stage, state party chairwoman, Kristi Burton Brown, explained the assembly would be voting by […]