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Nicolais: Money drove many Republican operatives toward Trumpism

With their careers and livelihoods in the balance, it is easy to understand why so many went along with the sea change in the Republican Party

Opinion Columns

Conservative dark-money group battles to keep its donors secret in showdown with Colorado’s secretary of state

The nonprofit Unite for Colorado plans to appeal its $40,000 fine while facing a second complaint for spending on ballot measures

Politics and Government

Lauren Boebert discloses husband’s work for oil and gas firm with heavy presence in her district — but not until after campaign

Jayson Boebert earned about $500,000 in each 2020 and 2019. Ethics and campaign finance laws require candidates to disclose sources of their immediate family's income to let voters evaluate potential conflicts of interest

Politics and Government

Colorado AFL-CIO will withhold donations to Democratic campaign committees through May 2022, saying unions have been “excluded”

“We need the Colorado Democratic Party to treat us like authentic partners,” Colorado AFL-CIO Executive Director Dennis Dougherty wrote in a letter to fellow labor leaders

Politics and Government

Lauren Boebert’s campaign leads the pack as Colorado congressional candidates raised $4.8M last quarter

Boebert, a Garfield County Republican, gathered nearly $1 million in April, May and June. Gov. Jared Polis gave his reelection campaign $250,000.

Politics and Government

Nearly $1.5 million pours into Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District for Lauren Boebert, Kerry Donovan

U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, a Colorado Democrat whose race is crucial to his party’s majority in the Senate, hauled in $1.2 million

Politics and Government

In record year for Colorado campaign finance complaints, Republicans cry foul over enforcement

A nonprofit fined $22,000 says it doesn’t have the money to pay the penalty or appeal the decision

Politics and Government

Nicolais: Does political extremism breed ethical lapses?

When leaders from either end of the political spectrum ignore ethical norms, it filters down to their adherents

Opinion Columns

How Colorado’s congressional delegation helped their friends – and themselves – with leadership PACs in 2020

Cory Gardner and John Hickenlooper raised and spent the bulk of the millions

Politics and Government

Top spenders on Colorado ballot measures all claimed victory in 2020 election, new reports show

Two nonprofits that don't disclose donors emerged as the top individual contributors at the state level this year, highlighting a loophole in state transparency law

Politics and Government

John Hickenlooper spent $41 million to win Colorado’s U.S. Senate race, far surpassing Cory Gardner

In the 3rd Congressional District, Lauren Boebert defeated her Democratic opponent despite being outspent 2 to 1, new records show

Politics and Government

Colorado money tracker: A look at the candidates and campaigns spending to influence the 2020 vote

Who's behind that TV ad or mailer? We scoured the records and found the top spenders behind all those political messages

Election 2020

How to tell who’s behind political messages flooding screens in Colorado ahead of the 2020 election

The political ads appearing on TV and social media and arriving in mailboxes are designed to influence voters, but the sender can be difficult to discern

Election 2020

Hickenlooper demolishes fundraising gap with Gardner in final stretch of Colorado’s U.S. Senate race

Colorado’s former governor raised $22.6 million in a three-month span, giving him the edge entering the final month of the campaign

Politics and Government

Diane Mitsch Bush outraises GOP rival Lauren Boebert in 3rd District as Democrats pour money into the race

The national parties campaign committees are spending big on TV ads in a district once considered safe for Republicans

Politics and Government

Ethics complaints. Big spending. A criminal allegation. This may be the nastiest campaign in Colorado.

Suzanne Staiert’s role in the ethics charges against former Gov. John Hickenlooper puts her legislative campaign in the Democratic crosshairs

Politics and Government

A nonprofit tied to Colorado Gov. Jared Polis shifts focus to advocacy and raises ethics concerns

Boldly Forward Colorado can accept unlimited donations from individuals and corporations to help push Democratic governor’s agenda

Politics and Government

Out-of-state money fuels U.S. Senate race between Cory Gardner and John Hickenlooper

Super PACs and dark money nonprofits have already spent more than $27 million in Colorado's race

Politics and Government

Cory Gardner and John Hickenlooper have dual personalities when it comes to television ads and campaign emails

The candidates are far more partisan in emails, a Colorado News Collaborative analysis found, which they lean on for fundraising

Politics and Government

Big Tech asserts its influence in Colorado, but the U.S. Senate candidates aren’t willing to discuss it

Amid debate in Congress, Cory Gardner and John Hickenlooper have said little about whether more regulation is needed for the technology industry

Politics and Government
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