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State Sen. Angela Williams will not seek reelection to her Denver district

DENVER — Colorado state Sen. Angela Williams on Monday announced she will not seek re-election this year in her northeastern Denver district. Williams, a Democrat, is a statehouse veteran who had advocated for small business and for families struggling to afford the rising costs of health care and housing amid Colorado’s economic boom. MORE: Angela […]

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Angela Williams exits U.S. Senate race, faces fractious primary challenge in reelection to her statehouse seat

Democrat Angela Williams announced Wednesday that she is abandoning her U.S. Senate bid, opting instead to seek reelection to her state Senate seat in what’s gearing up to be a fractious statehouse primary contest that’s already splitting state lawmakers.  “After a period of soul searching and reflection with family, I have decided to suspend my […]

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A deeper look at the Colorado money race ahead of 2020: Who raised the most and where it came from

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee put money behind its endorsement of John Hickenlooper with a $49,600 donation to start his campaign. The September contribution to the two-term former governor is part of the $2.1 million he raised in less than six weeks as a candidate in the Democratic primary for U.S. Senate, according to new […]

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Colorado’s U.S. Senate candidates feel the heat from a growing bloc: climate change voters

Ashleigh Knapp embodies just how much climate change has become a motivating issue in Colorado politics.  Standing under a tree outside the state Capitol during the climate strike march on Friday with her young daughter and mother, the Democrat from Loveland said saving the environment is among her top issues in Colorado’s 2020 U.S. Senate […]

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Krieger: Fracking legacy dogs Hick among progressives

KC Becker of Boulder, speaker of the Colorado House, “liked” a tweet the other day proclaiming John Hickenlooper’s entry into the race for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Republican Cory Gardner. In the absence of public commentary — and reticence is now fashionable among state Democratic Party officeholders in the suddenly sensitive matter of the […]

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Why John Hickenlooper says he is running for U.S. Senate after repeatedly claiming it’s a job he doesn’t want

John Hickenlooper said Thursday that he decided to run for U.S. Senate — a job he repeatedly said he didn’t want and wasn’t suited for — because he has been talking for months about dysfunction in Washington, D.C.  It would be wrong, he reasons, if he didn’t step up and try and fix it now […]

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John Hickenlooper hasn’t announced a U.S. Senate bid yet, but he’s already reshaping the 2020 race

John Hickenlooper’s seemingly imminent entry into the U.S. Senate race in Colorado is prompting a behind-the-scenes chess match among Democrats. His potential rival in the Democratic primary, former state Sen. Mike Johnston, released an internal poll Tuesday showing that Hickenlooper isn’t the only candidate who can beat Republican U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner.  The poll is […]

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“This won’t be a coronation.” If Hickenlooper wants to be a U.S. senator, he needs to clear many hurdles

Fresh from a failed presidential candidacy, John Hickenlooper is eyeing a bid for U.S. Senate in Colorado — an alternative road to Washington with its own challenges that makes a political comeback less than certain. The former two-term governor would enter as the contest’s presumptive front-runner after leaving office earlier this year with favorable poll […]

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Democrats in Colorado’s U.S. Senate race split on Medicare for All, as Bennet warns it’s “one sure way” to lose

It’s a question splitting Democrats on the national stage and in Colorado’s hotly contested U.S. Senate race: Do you support government-run “Medicare for All” health insurance? The answer carries significant political stakes. Colorado’s U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, who is running for president and offering an alternative public option proposal, says a Democrat who supports Medicare […]

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Democratic state Sen. Angela Williams launches bid for U.S. Senate

State Sen. Angela Williams on Monday joined the Democratic primary for U.S. Senate, becoming the first sitting elected official to enter the crowded race. The news first broke midday when Williams filed with the federal government to launch her candidacy. The northeast Denver lawmaker then followed up with a news release to reporters and video […]