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Barbara Kirkmeyer
Barbara Kirkmeyer

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

The poll, conducted on behalf of Democratic state Rep. Yadira Caraveo’s campaign, shows Caraveo down 2 percentage points to Republican state Sen. Barbara Kirkmeyer

Election 2022

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

Now that Kirkmeyer is running to represent Colorado’s new 8th Congressional District, Democrats are using her secession push as a way to label her as too extreme

Election 2022

Barbara Kirkmeyer wins 8th Congressional District Republican primary

Kirkmeyer's victory sets the stage for a face-off between experienced lawmakers who occupy the further-right and further-left wings of their parties.

Election 2022

GOP candidates in Colorado’s 8th Congressional District must balance wooing conservatives now, winning over moderates later

Lori Saine, Barbara Kirkmeyer, Jan Kulmann and Tyler Allcorn are battling over their Republican credentials now. But to win in November they’ll have to woo unaffiliated and Hispanic voters who may be more moderate.

Election 2022

Where the four Republicans running to represent the 8th Congressional District stand on the big issues

We reached out to the campaigns for Barbara Kirkmeyer, Lori Saine, Tyler Allcorn and Jan Kulmann to learn their positions on big issues like gun violence and immigration

Election 2022

Colorado’s June 28 primary will test just how much Republicans embrace 2020 election conspiracies

In virtually every major Republican primary race in Colorado this year voters will have a choice between a candidate or candidates who baselessly believe the outcome of the last presidential election was fraudulent and those who don’t

Politics and Government

Colorado governor’s plan for homeless recovery campus in Watkins gets initial approval after fiery debate

Hours-long, passionate hearing centered on why the state would repurpose the campus for homeless adults instead of youth in mental health crisis.

Social Services

Sen. Kirkmeyer and Sheriff Reams: Make fentanyl distribution and possession a felony, again

It’s too deadly and prevalent to handle with kid gloves

Opinion Columns

Yadira Caraveo secures Democratic nomination in Colorado’s highly competitive 8th Congressional District

At least four Republicans will be on June 28 primary ballot in the race to represent the new congressional district

Politics and Government

Two wealthy Colorado Republicans running for U.S. Senate each injected more than $500,000 into their campaigns

Democratic U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet raised $2.1 million in the fourth quarter of 2021. 8th Congressional District candidates posted similar fundraising numbers.

Politics and Government

Colorado’s teacher shortage highlights need for more school funding, union boss says

The push to boost school funding and teacher pay comes as lawmakers are gearing up to debate just how much state money to give school districts next year

Politics and Government

Republican Barbara Kirkmeyer launches campaign for Colorado’s 8th Congressional District seat

The former Weld County commissioner and current state senator says she plans to unveil a “renew America” plan in the coming months that will be the cornerstone of her bid

Politics and Government

Democrats on Colorado legislative panel kill GOP-backed bill to reduce state employees’ use of nondisclosure agreements

Republican Sen. Barbara Kirkmeyer's bill would have barred state employees from abiding by nondisclosure and so-called non-disparagement agreements — with exceptions for employee privacy, federal or state rules requiring nondisclosure and security reasons

Politics and Government

Incumbents, slate backed by super PAC cash head to victory in run for Colorado statehouse

Weld Republican says it’s “a new chance for the conservative effort in Colorado.”

Politics and Government

“Brutal” and “nasty” only begin to describe the GOP battles in Weld County ahead of the primary

Anonymous attacks, false accusations and big money groups target legislative, county commission races in this deep-red county

Politics and Government

2020 battle for power at the Capitol starts with these big-money Colorado legislative primaries

A guide to the top legislative contests in the June 30 primary, where Republicans are debating who is more conservative and Democrats are aiming for progressive bona fides

Politics and Government

Colorado is quickly becoming a patchwork of oil and gas rules after a major law change

Boulder County wants to enact tougher regulations. Weld County wants to make it easier to drill. And the state is scrambling to keep up.

Energy