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Jared Polis met with Colorado’s Republican attorney general, Cynthia Coffman, days after winning governor’s race nomination

Days after he won the Democratic nomination for governor, Jared Polis met with former Republican candidate Cynthia Coffman. The conversation didn’t go unnoticed — word trickled back to Republican Walker Stapleton’s campaign — and it raises speculation about whether Coffman would endorse Polis, instead of her party’s nominee. In an interview Tuesday with The Colorado Sun, Polis for the first […]

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Koch brothers political network makes its election 2018 picks in Colorado

Americans for Prosperity, the political arm of the Koch political network, will endorse Walker Stapleton in the governor’s race along with two state Senate candidates, The Colorado Sun has learned. The organization, backed by The Seminar Network, an effort led by conservative billionaire Charles Koch, is preparing to spend significant sums to elect Stapleton and keep the state Senate in Republican […]

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Walker Stapleton calls in the cavalry for fundraising help ahead of Labor Day

Colorado candidates face a fundraising test this week as the Wednesday deadline approaches on the pre-Labor Day report and Republican Walker Stapleton is probably the candidate feeling the heat the most. He ended the gubernatorial primary period with just $302,000 cash in the bank, compared to $1.3 million for Democrat Jared Polis. In a recent interview, Stapleton dismissed […]

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TV ad battle begins in 6th Congressional District race between Mike Coffman, Jason Crow

The Congressional Leadership Fund began running a blistering television ad that calls Democrat Jason Crow “another all-talk, no-action politician,” and attacks him for missing a third of meetings of the state’s Board of Veterans Affairs, of which he was a member for five years. The 30-second spot accuses him of turning “his back on Colorado’s veterans.” Crow and his campaign […]

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Colorado business leaders are behind dark-money political group spending big on state Senate races

A nonprofit with large donors from the oil and gas industry is spending big on cable TV ads to help Republicans in four state Senate contests. The Colorado Economic Leadership Fund is spending $621,370 on ads, according to cable TV contracts filed last week with the Federal Communications Commission. The ads began airing Aug. 22 and are set to […]

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Colorado has one of nation’s strictest consumer data protection laws, as of Sept. 1. Are you ready?

When Colorado’s new consumer data-privacy protection law goes in effect Sept. 1, the rules will be among the strictest in the nation. Any company or public agency storing a Coloradan’s personal details will now need a data-protection policy, a swift notification system and the means to destroy the data when it’s no longer needed. But […]

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Pathbreaking transgender attorney Danyel Joffe’s work led to Colorado law compensating people wrongly convicted of crimes

When Danyel Joffe took her last breath on a Sunday in July, she was sitting on her couch at home with Smudge, her beloved cat, on her lap and her computer open in front of her. She had been studying the cases of some of the defendants she was representing. That was pure Joffe. The […]

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Federal criminal investigation alleged as lawsuit claiming bribery, bid rigging for Denver airport concessions contract is revived

A federal criminal investigation is underway into allegations of bribery and bid rigging involving a former top official at Denver International Airport and a concessions contract worth millions of dollars, according to a lawsuit recently filed by a company that lost out on the bid. The filing revives a case dismissed by a judge earlier this year […]

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Democratic candidate for Colorado attorney general, Phil Weiser, talks about his tracker mea culpa

Phil Weiser, the Democrat running for Colorado attorney general, is apologizing for Twitter posts made by him and his campaign about a tracker hired by Republicans operatives.  The flap began Aug. 15 when Weiser, a first-time candidate, tweeted an image of the tracker and wrote: “The Republican AG Association is desperate to find attack lines and has so […]

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Donald Trump not expected to campaign in Colorado through September

White House officials outlined President Donald Trump’s campaign travel through September, and Colorado did not get mentioned on the initial list. Trump will attend at least 24 campaign events in as many as 15 states in the next six weeks to support U.S. Senate, U.S. House and gubernatorial candidates, the administration sources told The Colorado Sun […]