Candidates in tight races bite their nails, journalists dig into their third cup of coffee, and armchair politicos rabidly refresh Twitter as we all try to figure out the same thing: What exactly happened last night?
Late in the night, Boebert’s race with Adam Frisch was too close to call in what was a Colorado Dem tsunami. Nationally, GOP is competitive, but a red wave never materialized.
Democrats were poised to win all seven competitive state Senate races this year in a drubbing of the GOP
Boebert regained the lead over Democratic challenger Adam Frisch on Thursday. The former Aspen city councilman has defied expectations and remains in the race.
Did Colorado Democrats who signed on to and voted for Amendments Y and Z in 2018 — ordering the formation of independent redistricting commissions — do the right thing in giving up their power to draw their own congressional and legislative lines for the coming decade? The answer is yes, although maybe not an unqualified […]
Top Colorado Republicans will vote next month on whether to abandon their party’s statewide primaries in 2022, a move that some in the GOP warn could alienate unaffiliated voters, who make up 43% of the electorate, and solidify Democratic control. Under the proposal, a fraction of registered Republicans would select general election candidates for U.S. […]
U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet said Monday that he’s confident the one-year expansion of the federal Child Tax Credit will be made permanent. But the Colorado Democrat conceded that he’s not sure when that will happen. “The question is going to be how long will that take and how much fighting will there be,” he said […]
Every legislative session in Colorado has its defining moments, but not every legislative session happens with a global pandemic as the backdrop. And an economic downturn. And a contentious national election. And two mass shootings. And a national reckoning about race. So when a tornado even ripped through Weld County in the final hours of […]
Top Democratic and Republican state lawmakers on Wednesday joined Gov. Jared Polis to unveil the broad strokes of a roughly $700 million state economic stimulus plan, most of which is set to go to “shovel-ready” infrastructure projects, including repairs to the Eisenhower-Johnson Memorial Tunnels and Interstate 70 bridges The shovel-ready projects will total $170 million, […]
As President Joe Biden takes office Wednesday, the new administration and a new party in power will usher in immediate changes, some of which will have a disproportionate impact on Colorado. Democrats in control of both the House and Senate, and Vice President Kamala Harris to serve as a tie-breaker in the upper chamber, give […]