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Colorado congressional candidates who faced tough primaries head into general election low on cash

Colorado congressional candidates who won their primaries last month finished June low on money, giving their general election opponents — many of whom are incumbents — significant cash cushions heading into the Nov. 8 contest. Some successful primary candidates also still owe vendors hefty sums, according to campaign finance reports filed Friday with the Federal […]

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Judge quashes arrest warrant for indicted Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters after her prohibited travel to Nevada

A judge quashed an arrest warrant for indicted Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters on Friday that was issued after she traveled to Nevada without permission in violation of her bond conditions.  Mesa County District Court Judge Matthew David Barrett said he was giving Peters, a Republican, a second chance in part because her criminal defense […]

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Mesa County’s former elections manager charged in election system breach case centered on Tina Peters

Former Mesa County Elections Manager Sandra Brown is the latest person to face criminal charges in the case centered on a security breach last year of the county’s election system that led to the indictment of Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters.  Brown is charged with conspiracy to commit criminal impersonation and attempting to influence a […]

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Man who allegedly made threatening phone call to Colorado’s secretary of state is charged

A man who allegedly made a threatening phone call against Colorado’s top elections official has been charged with retaliating against an elected official, prosecutors said Friday. Kirk Wertz, 52, was arrested Wednesday in suburban Denver over the June 30 phone call to the office of Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold after investigators tracked his […]

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The seven Colorado Senate districts that will determine whether Democrats keep control of the state legislature

The Colorado Senate is likely where Republicans have their best shot this year of taking back some control of state government from Democrats after four years in the minority of the legislative and executive branches.  While the GOP will try to win a majority in the Colorado House and unseat Democratic Gov. Jared Polis, the […]

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Unaffiliated voters this year cast more ballots in Colorado Republican primaries than ever before

Unaffiliated voters in Colorado, who make up 45% of the state’s electorate, have been able to cast ballots in partisan primaries for three election cycles.  But they have never voted in a Republican primary as they did in 2022. More than 231,000 unaffiliated voters cast Republican primary ballots this year, about 100,000 more than chose […]

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Colorado’s congressional delegation is split on whether to support Biden’s federal gas tax pause

Four of the six Democrats in Colorado’s congressional delegation support President Joe Biden’s call for a three-month federal gas tax pause, with a fifth — U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette — saying she’s open, but not committed to the idea. “She’s looking at it now,” said DeGette’s spokesman, Ryan Brown. “She strongly supports taking steps to […]

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Elisabeth Epps beats Katie March in hotly contested Democratic primary for Colorado House seat

Criminal justice activist Elisabeth Epps beat Katie March in the fiercely contested Democratic primary in Colorado House District 6 that was seen as a tug of war over the direction of Democrats in the legislature.  March, a former legislative aide, said she conceded to Epps on Thursday. Epps, a former public defender who leads an […]

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Why the millions of dollars Democrats spent in Colorado’s Republican primaries didn’t work

Democrats have little to show for the millions of dollars they spent over the past month on TV ads, mailers and text messages seeking to influence the outcome of Colorado’s Republican primaries for U.S. Senate, governor and in the hotly contested new 8th Congressional District.  All of the more extreme GOP candidates Democrats wanted to […]

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A major Colorado legislative primary remains undecided, but incumbents fended off challengers from Colorado Springs to Loveland

One of the most closely watched Colorado statehouse primaries this year remained too close to call Wednesday with the two Democratic candidates vying to represent central Denver’s House District 6 separated by fewer than 500 votes. Elisabeth Epps, a criminal justice activist, was leading Katie March, a former legislative aide, on Wednesday evening in a […]