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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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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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Barbara Kirkmeyer wins 8th Congressional District Republican primary

Barbara Kirkmeyer, a conservative state senator and a fixture in Weld County politics, won the Republican primary in Colorado’s new 8th Congressional District on Tuesday, teeing up what’s expected to be one of the nation’s most competitive U.S. House races. The Associated Press called the race just after 8 p.m. Tuesday. Despite the lack of […]

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Colorado Democrats continue to lead their 2022 Republican rivals in campaign cash

Most Republican candidates in Colorado this year are burning through their campaign cash faster than their Democratic rivals, campaign finance reports filed this week show. U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, a Democrat, raked in nearly $2.1 million from April 1 through June 8, while his two GOP competitors brought in a fraction of that. U.S. Rep. […]

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The GOP primary in Colorado’s highly competitive 8th Congressional District is Democrats’ latest TV ad target

Democrats have added Colorado’s new, highly competitive 8th Congressional District to the list of Republican primary races this year in which they are spending large sums to try to influence the outcome.  The House Majority PAC, which is affiliated with Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and 314 Action Fund, a political action committee that backs […]