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Nicolais: Colorado Sen. Kevin Priola should be a lesson to the Colorado GOP

President Ronald Reagan famously quipped, “I didn’t leave the Democratic Party. The party left me.” More than a half century later, the modern equivalent seems to be, “I didn’t leave the Republican Party. The party went crazy, traded its principles for conspiracies, and began throwing dishware at my head.” At least, that is what it […]

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Some Colorado sheriff candidates have an unlikely campaign promise: not enforcing the law

More than a dozen candidates campaigning to be top law enforcement officials in counties across Colorado are running on a unique platform: Not enforcing the law.  These candidates fit the profile of a loose movement sometimes referred to as “constitutional sheriffs” whose members promise to act as a bulwark against government overreach and laws passed […]

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Nicolais: Colorado’s GOP county assemblies proved the party belongs to the fringe

A few weeks ago I wrote that Republicans attempting to bar unaffiliated voters from participating in their primary elections were not the fringe of the party, but represent a substantial portion — possibly an outright majority — of the current Colorado GOP. As if on cue, county assemblies across the state worked hard to prove […]