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2018 Voter Guide

2018 Voter Guide
2018 Voter Guide

Proposition 112 fails, but big vote total signals oil and gas setbacks will be headed to the Colorado capitol

Industry spent $40 million fighting the measure and is reluctant to face a rematch in 2020

Energy

How Donald Trump, guns and cash spelled an end to Mike Coffman’s decade in Congress

A candidate deemed “virtually bulletproof” two years ago was undone by President Donald Trump, outside spending and a challenger impervious to attacks

Politics and Government

GOP super PACs make big TV buys to influence last-minute voters in Colorado governor’s race

Even after you factor out massive U.S. Senate race spending during the last midterm election, television purchases are $8 million ahead of 2014.

Politics and Government

Personal injury attorney Franklin Azar donates $224,000 to PAC that has district court judge Edward Moss’ retention in its sights

Best known for television ads suggesting big settlements, Azar is the sole donor to Great Judges for a Great Colorado, which has spent six digits on ads against Moss

Politics and Government

Unite America wants to upend the two-party system in Colorado. Their strategy doesn’t look like it will work.

A Colorado Sun analysis shows the effort to elect independents in Colorado is struggling, and even if successful, wouldn’t shift the power dynamic much

Politics and Government

Spending 5 times higher on state Senate races this year than in 2016

With eight days until ballots are counted, the tally of all general election TV advertising buys hits $52.1 million

Politics and Government

Jared Polis vs. Walker Stapleton: Where Colorado’s governor candidates stand on the issues

The two candidates are presenting different visions and staking out contrasting positions on the major issues.

Politics and Government

Get to know U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman, the Republican running for re-election in Colorado’s 6th Congressional District

Mike Coffman has been able to overcome the changing demographics in his district to win five elections to Congress. This year he is facing his biggest challenge yet.

Politics and Government

Get to know Phil Weiser, the Democratic candidate for Colorado attorney general

Phil Weiser, 50, says he was motivated by the election of President Donald Trump to run for Colorado attorney general

Politics and Government

Get to know George Brauchler, the Republican candidate for Colorado attorney general

George Brauchler is the 18th Judicial District Attorney and is a rising star in Colorado's Republican Party.

Politics and Government

Colorado’s school finance system is broken. Is Amendment 73 the answer?

A Colorado Sun analysis of U.S. Census and Colorado school finance data found that today’s system transfers wealth not from the rich to the poor, or from urban areas to rural, but seemingly at random -- and often to the benefit of the state’s wealthiest communities

Education

The 6th Congressional District TV ad battle is one of the nation’s most expensive; spending in Colorado attorney general’s race ramps up

Meanwhile, the race to become Colorado's next governor, Republican Walker Stapleton is getting a helping hand from outside groups

Politics and Government

Mike Coffman vs. Jason Crow: Where the candidates stand on the issues, from Trump to immigration and health care to guns

Where the two candidates stand on the issues in one of the most closely watched congressional races in the United States this year

Politics and Government

George Brauchler vs. Phil Weiser: Where Colorado’s attorney general candidates stand on the issues, from marijuana to the death penalty

A look at where Democrat Phil Weiser and Republican George Brauchler stand on the most pressing issues to Colorado and the U.S.

Politics and Government

A preview of Colorado’s 2018 ballot: Taxes, roads and an existential crisis for oil and gas

Colorado's 2018 ballot questions explained, one by one

Politics and Government

In his toughest political battle yet, U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman is trying to navigate his way to another re-election against growing headwinds

Mike Coffman is trying to keep the White House at arm’s length, while his Democratic opponent, Jason Crow, is attempting to paint the congressman and President Donald Trump as one and the same

Politics and Government

A quick rundown of the top five election 2018 races in Colorado

What you need to know about the biggest races in Colorado this election cycle

Politics and Government