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Kristi Burton Brown elected as next Colorado GOP chair, vows to bring “a new generation of leadership”

Burton Brown was serving as the vice chair of the state party. She got her start in politics as an anti-abortion advocate.

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4 of the 5 candidates running to lead the Colorado GOP are still casting doubt on the 2020 election results

Unfounded allegations of fraud in last year's presidential election have become a main focus in the battle to replace outgoing Colorado GOP Chair Ken Buck

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In Colorado, whether you want a coronavirus vaccine may depend on your party affiliation, new poll shows

Magellan Strategies found that only 55% percent of registered voters in Colorado who haven’t been inoculated want to receive a vaccine once it becomes available to them, including only 29% of Republicans

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Ken Buck will not seek another term as Colorado GOP chairman

Buck, who lives in Windsor, was elected to the position for a two-year term in 2019

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Where do Colorado Republicans go from here?

No Republican running statewide has won more than 45% of the vote in the past two election cycles. Conservatives think Donald Trump is a big factor, but there's also broad agreement the party has a messaging problem, too.

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Patrick Neville says he won’t seek Republican leadership role in Colorado House

It already appeared the Castle Rock Republican was going to be voted out of his position

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How Lauren Boebert rose from unknown to a candidate for Congress to someone in Donald Trump’s orbit

Neither Lauren Boebert nor her campaign manager would respond to questions about holes and discrepancies in the Republican’s biography, including money troubles, family connections and her childhood

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Colorado’s small, in-person RNC delegation says the event was “spectacular.” But other Republicans feel left behind.

The GOP opted to have a small, in-person element as part of their celebration of President Donald Trump at the Republican National Convention, a move that contrasts with Democrats whose national gathering was held almost entirely over video conference.

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Colorado doesn’t appear to be a presidential swing state in 2020. That could spell big trouble for Cory Gardner.

Republicans say Donald Trump needs to keep the race fairly close in Colorado in order to give Gardner a chance at reelection. But with the president’s polling slipping across the country they are worried the state won’t get enough attention.

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Colorado’s GOP U.S. House candidate Lauren Boebert is latest linked to QAnon conspiracy theory

Analysts say Boebert stands the best chance of any of the GOP candidates who have flirted with QAnon to end up in Congress.

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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.”

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Colorado GOP Chairman Ken Buck forms special panel to review GOP ballot-access issues

Controversies in the party’s nomination process first came to light last week

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Trump to use “big voice” to boost GOP on 4-day Western trip that includes Colorado rally with Cory Gardner

Trump's trip will be packed with big-dollar fundraisers, a trio of campaign rallies meant to energize his base and a sprinkle of official presidential events where he can showcase administration actions

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U.S. Rep. Ken Buck says he will seek reelection, dispelling speculation to the contrary

Buck, a Windsor Republican who is in his third term, also is chairman of the Colorado Republican Party. Potential GOP successors -- like George Brauchler and Jerry Sonnenberg -- started to line up campaigns to replace him.

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Recall effort against state Rep. Tom Sullivan is stopped as GOP focuses on other lawmakers, national popular vote

The nascent effort to oust Sullivan, whose son was killed in the 2012 Aurora theater shooting, energized Democrats

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How do Republicans stay relevant in the Colorado legislature? It depends who you ask.

Democrats control the Colorado Senate, House and governor’s office, meaning the GOP has little power in the statehouse -- but options on how to navigate through being in the minority

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Colorado state senator won’t seek re-election following sexual harassment allegation, cites personal financial obligations

In a Facebook post announcing the move, Sen. Jack Tate, R-Centennial, said he began considering when to leave the legislature months before he was accused of sexual harassment

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Colorado Republicans, reeling from 2018 losses, wonder: Is it us or is it Trump?

Two competing viewpoints about what went wrong in the midterms dominate as Colorado GOP conducts an election autopsy

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