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Diane Mitsch Bush outraises GOP rival Lauren Boebert in 3rd District as Democrats pour money into the race

Democrat Diane Mitsch Bush outraised her Republican rival for the 3rd Congressional race, new finance reports show, another sign Democrats are looking for an upset. Mitsch Bush, a former state lawmaker, raised $2.6 million from July 1 through the end of September, according to figures filed with the Federal Elections Commission. Republican Lauren Boebert raised […]

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National Democrats call Colorado Republican Scott Tipton’s seat a top pickup opportunity. But is it winnable?

National Democrats have vowed to try to dislodge U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton in Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District next year, calling his seat one of the party’s “top pickup opportunities.”  But of the three candidates so far vying to replace the Cortez Republican — including one who announced his bid just earlier this month — the […]

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Colorado’s lawmakers in Washington use leadership PACs to raise extra cash from big-moneyed interests

Democratic Gov. Jared Polis touted in his congressional campaigns and 2018 gubernatorial race that he rejects money from political action committees. But his federal leadership committee took plenty from PACs. Sen. Cory Gardner collected donations to his leadership committee and sent $485,000 from his total to PACs aimed at keeping Republicans in the Senate majority […]

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Democrat Donald Valdez, a state lawmaker, to announce bid to unseat Republican U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton

Democratic state Rep. Donald Valdez on Saturday will announce his bid to unseat Republican U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton in Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District, a move that will force a Democratic primary in a race getting early national attention.  Valdez is hosting a series of town-hall meetings in southern Colorado on that day and in an […]