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Jared Polis injects another $5.2 million into his campaign as Republicans lag Democrats in all statewide contests

Democratic Gov. Jared Polis, a multimillionaire, poured $5.2 million of his own money into his reelection campaign in the first four months of this year, signaling that he is willing to open his pockets to secure another four years leading Colorado. Polis used that infusion to schedule $3.4 million worth of TV advertising for September […]

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Colorado’s Democratic statewide officeholders began 2022 with a significant campaign cash advantage

Incumbent Democrats holding the offices of governor, attorney general, secretary of state and treasurer significantly outraised their Republican opponents in the final three months of 2021, according to campaign finance filings submitted Tuesday. But super PACs supporting Republican state Senate candidates in Colorado narrowed the gap with their Democratic counterparts, getting help from a national GOP […]

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

Republican U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert and candidates hoping to unseat her in Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District raised more than $1.8 million last quarter. The Garfield County incumbent led the pack, pulling in almost $950,000 from April through the end of June, according to Federal Election Commission reports.  State Sen. Kerry Donovan, a Vail Democrat, raised […]

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Housing, workforce development, infrastructure: How Colorado Democrats plan to spend $3.8B in federal aid

Colorado Democrats on Monday unveiled the broad strokes of how they plan to spend $3.8 billion in federal coronavirus stimulus money being sent to state government, prioritizing affordable housing, workforce development and infrastructure projects. More than half of the money — $2 billion — will be allocated before the 2021 legislative session ends by June […]

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Colorado governor names special prosecutor to investigate death of Elijah McClain

Gov. Jared Polis on Thursday appointed a special prosecutor to investigate the death of Elijah McClain, the unarmed Black man who died in August after a brutal arrest in Aurora. “Now more than ever, we must do everything within our power to foster public trust and confidence in law enforcement and the criminal justice system,” […]