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Residency complaint against Republican state senator highlights election-year real estate shuffle in Colorado

A nonprofit run by a Democratic political consultant is raising questions about the residency of a Republican state senator whose bid for reelection in November could decide which party is in charge at the Colorado Capitol. The Colorado Ethics Institute compiled a dossier this summer indicating that state Sen. Dennis Hisey is still spending a […]

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Lauren Boebert lists her husband’s consulting income as “N/A” on financial disclosure after last year’s controversy

U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert didn’t reveal her husband’s consulting income on her annual personal financial disclosure report this year, listing his earnings as “N/A” — as in not applicable — on the document filed Saturday. Boebert faced intense criticism last year after she filed a disclosure statement showing Jayson Boebert, through Boebert Consulting LLC, made […]

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Poll indicates it’s very tight race between Barbara Kirkmeyer, Yadira Caraveo in Colorado’s 8th Congressional District

The race to represent Colorado’s new 8th Congressional District may be as competitive as it was promised to be.  A poll conducted from July 26-Aug. 2 on behalf of Democratic state Rep. Yadira Caraveo’s campaign showed her trailing her Republican opponent, state Sen. Barbara Kirkmeyer, by 2 percentage points. That’s within the survey’s 4.4 percentage […]

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Barbara Kirkmeyer once pushed part of Colorado to pursue breaking off to form a new state. She has no regrets.

Nearly a decade ago, when she was still a Weld County commissioner, Republican state Sen. Barbara Kirkmeyer was an outspoken leader in the attempt by 11 northern Colorado counties to pursue secession and form a 51st state.  The proposal was fueled by rural Colorado’s frustration about how Denver-centric environmental and economic policies were thrust on […]

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The recount results are in: Tina Peters remains a loser in Colorado secretary of state’s race

Indicted Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters remains a loser in the Republican primary for Colorado secretary of state.  The results of a statewide recount of the more than 623,000 votes cast in the contest last month showed Peters still losing by about 90,000 votes or 14 percentage points to former Jefferson County Clerk Pam Anderson. […]

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Misinformation spreads about election recount in El Paso County

By Josh Kelety, The Associated Press CLAIM: Dominion voting machines in El Paso County failed an accuracy test during preparations for a recount following the June 2022 primary election. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS’S ASSESSMENT: False. A test of the county’s equipment, required by law before a recount, found no issues, county officials and Dominion Voting Systems […]

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Failed Republican candidates see fundraising spikes fueled by recounts, cash in other Colorado races tightens

Indicted Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters raised $519,000 for her unsuccessful campaign for secretary of state between June 23 and July 27, enabling the Republican to cover travel expenses to Las Vegas and pay cost of a recount in the primary contest she lost by nearly 90,000 votes. The vast majority of the cash, or […]

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Heidi Ganahl wants to eliminate Colorado’s income tax, which accounts for about a third of the state’s budget

Heidi Ganahl, the Republican gubernatorial nominee, is campaigning on a bold promise to eliminate Colorado’s 4.55% individual income tax, the largest source of revenue for the state’s general fund, during her first four-year term. “I will take us to zero income tax,” she told Republican voters during a candidate forum in April. But Ganahl, a […]