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Crisanta Duran, once a rising Democratic star, abandons bid to unseat Diana DeGette

Crisanta Duran on Friday ended her insurgent bid against a 12-term Democratic congresswoman from Denver without explanation. Once considered a rising star in the party, the former state House speaker ran a lackluster campaign in which she failed to galvanize enough support or raise much money to mount a competent challenge to U.S. Rep. Diana […]

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Nicolais: Is Crisanta Duran a Centennial State AOC?

Has any politician been more influential over the past eight months than U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez? Carpal-tunnel-inducing Twitter rants and liberal fan-fiction policy proclamations aside, Ocasio-Cortez seems to have touched off a revolution among progressive Democrats across the country. In Colorado, Crisanta Duran appears to have picked up the banner and begun marching. Her shock […]

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Former Colorado House Speaker Crisanta Duran launches primary challenge to Democrat Diana DeGette

Former Colorado House Speaker Crisanta Duran announced Sunday night that she is launching a primary challenge to U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette, a fellow Democrat, a decision that will have ripple effects in the 2020 race to unseat Republican U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner. “This was not an easy decision to make, but the simple truth is […]