Closing Colorado’s Republican primaries has been a major objective of the far right
The top donors gave mostly to Republican candidates and causes
From the Mar-a-Lago “raid” to furries to Colorado’s blue tsunami to Club Q and beyond, Mike Littwin looks back at 2022, a year that put us through the wringer — again.
At least $42 million in dark-money spending went to support or oppose candidates and ballot measures
The Colorado Democratic Party reported spending more at both state and federal levels than its GOP counterpart
Polis spent more than $12 million to win a second term as governor. The next biggest spender was Total Wine & More, which spent slightly less on a ballot measure.
Boebert spent nearly $43 per vote, while Frisch spent $32. That’s more than the $16 per vote Democratic U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet spent successfully defending his seat against Republican Joe O’Dea, who spent $9 per vote.
Caraveo, a state representative and pediatrician, defied the political oddsmakers when she eked out a victory last week over Republican state Sen. Barbara Kirkmeyer in Colorado’s new 8th Congressional District
Neguse is the son of Eritrean immigrants who came to the U.S. in the 1980s. He’s also the first black member of Congress from Colorado.
Candidates are advertising on Spanish-language TV and radio and in Spanish-language print publications. Political parties and outside groups are registering Latino voters and knocking on their doors. And national organizations are polling Latino voters in Colorado on the issues that matter most to them.