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A deeper look at the Colorado money race ahead of 2020: Who raised the most and where it came from

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee put money behind its endorsement of John Hickenlooper with a $49,600 donation to start his campaign. The September contribution to the two-term former governor is part of the $2.1 million he raised in less than six weeks as a candidate in the Democratic primary for U.S. Senate, according to new […]

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Dan Baer becomes third Democrat to exit U.S. Senate race after John Hickenlooper’s entrance

Dan Baer, an Obama-era diplomat, on Thursday became the third Democrat to exit Colorado’s U.S. Senate primary after John Hickenlooper’s entrance into the race. Baer first announced his decision in an interview with 9News. “When you enter a campaign you know that nothing is promised and there comes a point at which you have to […]

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Dan Baer: Cory Gardner and the gun industry are blocking efforts to end violence against women

In 1994, Congress passed a landmark law called the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). It took important steps to combat violent behavior and domestic abuse against women by giving law enforcement the resources to track down and apprehend serial abusers, prohibiting those abusers from possessing guns, strengthening penalties against domestic violence and funding community organizations […]

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Nicolais: Don’t be shocked by a drawn-out Democratic primary in Colorado Senate race

I’m shocked, shocked to find John Hickenlooper in the Colorado Senate race! I’ve been waiting a few years to employ that famous line from Casablanca in honor of my high school civics teacher. He made watching the film the primary requirement to pass his class. In retrospect, his lesson plan seemed spot on. Hickenlooper didn’t […]

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Why John Hickenlooper says he is running for U.S. Senate after repeatedly claiming it’s a job he doesn’t want

John Hickenlooper said Thursday that he decided to run for U.S. Senate — a job he repeatedly said he didn’t want and wasn’t suited for — because he has been talking for months about dysfunction in Washington, D.C.  It would be wrong, he reasons, if he didn’t step up and try and fix it now […]

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Democrats in Colorado’s U.S. Senate race split on Medicare for All, as Bennet warns it’s “one sure way” to lose

It’s a question splitting Democrats on the national stage and in Colorado’s hotly contested U.S. Senate race: Do you support government-run “Medicare for All” health insurance? The answer carries significant political stakes. Colorado’s U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, who is running for president and offering an alternative public option proposal, says a Democrat who supports Medicare […]

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A breakdown of the latest campaign cash reports shows big money — and big spending — in Colorado

A year and a half before the 2020 election, the money race continues to define the top-tier political contests in Colorado. The candidates — from president to Congress — are spending significant time raising money to show support and viability in what is expected to be a long and expensive campaign.  Here are five takeaways […]

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The crowded field of Colorado Democrats running for U.S. Senate pitches a message at their first forum: crisis

On Sunday evening in Denver’s sun-baked Barnum Park, the city skyline glimmering in the distance, people fired up grills, set up lawn chairs and settled in to hear nine of the Democrats running for U.S. Senate speak in the race’s first forum. But still the candidates brought gloom and doom. “The reality is, and I […]

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Alice Madden, former Democratic leader at Colorado Capitol, joins crowded primary to unseat Cory Gardner

Alice Madden, a former Democratic leader in the Colorado House and an unsuccessful 2016 candidate for University of Colorado regent, is jumping into the crowded primary race to unseat Republican U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner. Madden is aiming to set herself apart from the rest of the field as the most well-known woman in the race […]

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Cory Gardner, Mike Johnston draw early money from outside Colorado in U.S. Senate race

Outside money is an early force for the Republican incumbent and leading Democratic fundraiser in Colorado’s U.S. Senate race. U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner raised a little more than $2 million from Jan. 1 through March 31 with only 22 percent — $448,000 — from Colorado residents, according to a Colorado Sun analysis of campaign finance […]