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Ron Hanks, who questions 2020 election results, beats 5 other candidates to make Colorado’s Republican U.S. Senate primary ballot

COLORADO SPRINGS — State Rep. Ron Hanks on Saturday beat out five other candidates to secure the top line on the Republican primary ballot for U.S. Senate as delegates at the Colorado GOP’s state assembly embraced his spread of baseless claims about the 2020 presidential election being stolen.  Hanks secured 38.96% of the delegate vote […]

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Conservative moms fed up with the past two years started organizing. Now they’re winning — and they don’t plan to stop. 

Loveland grandmother Mickie Nuffer grew more concerned by the day as she watched people on television shouting about “defunding the police” and later, in her own county, when businesses required proof of vaccination to enter.  In Highlands Ranch, mom and former teacher’s aide Donna Jo Tompkins was growing increasingly frustrated with mask mandates, last-minute school […]

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Colorado Republicans hoping to unseat Michael Bennet in 2022 are relying on “dumpster fire” ballot-access process

Colorado Republicans’ path to unseating Democratic U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet could hinge on a slate of six upstart GOP candidates whose decision to try to use the unpredictable caucus and assembly process to get on the ballot is heaping volatility onto a race with national consequences. Because the candidates all lack name recognition, even within […]

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Some Colorado congressional candidates received federal financial help during COVID crisis

Republicans running this year to win back one of Colorado’s U.S. Senate seats often extol their fiscal conservative bona fides and criticize government spending. A Colorado Sun analysis shows several received federal loans or unemployment payments to weather the economic downturn caused by the coronavirus pandemic. One GOP Senate candidate received a Paycheck Protection Program […]

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Two wealthy Colorado Republicans running for U.S. Senate each injected more than $500,000 into their campaigns

Two wealthy Republicans aiming to take on Democratic U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet in November each injected more than $500,000 dollars into their campaigns in the last three months of last year. Those loans and personal contributions put Gino Campana, a former Fort Collins city councilman, and Joe O’Dea, a Denver businessman, near or over the […]