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Democrats will keep their majority in the Colorado state Senate, blocking GOP foothold at Capitol
Democrats were poised to win all seven competitive state Senate races this year in a drubbing of the GOP
Littwin: Colorado state Sen. Kevin Priola switches from GOP to Dems because the stakes are just that high
The news of Colorado state Sen. Kevin Priola’s decision to abandon the Republican Party and join the Democratic caucus in the state legislature is not quite ground-shaking, but that’s not to say it isn’t a big deal. In fact, it’s a very big deal. Maybe more important than Priola switching parties — remember Sen. Ben […]
Here’s how to caucus in Colorado when Republicans and Democrats start gathering next week
Colorado’s grassroots nomination process for this year’s election gets underway for Democratic and Republican party members next week. Precinct caucuses, which lead to county, congressional district and state nominating assemblies, are one way to make the June 28 primary election ballot. Candidates may also gather petition signatures, which are due to the Secretary of State’s […]
A new Colorado congressional map is before the Supreme Court. Now the legal battles begin.
After months of hearings, debate and tedious district-tweaking, the first Colorado Independent Congressional Redistricting Commission has agreed upon a map to send to the state Supreme Court. Now the legal battles begin. With the submission of a new congressional map to the court Friday, and the state House and Senate maps set to follow in […]
Hickenlooper and Bennet seem like twins, but they are expected to go different directions in Washington
In the U.S. Senate, Colorado is now represented by two politicians whose biographies are so similar they look identical at first glance. U.S. Sen.-elect John Hickenlooper and Democratic incumbent Michael Bennet both graduated from Wesleyan University, a small liberal arts school in Connecticut. Both are East Coast transplants who made millions in business in Colorado […]
Democrats hold their majorities at Colorado Capitol but GOP blunts a second blue wave
Democratic state lawmakers boosted their majority in the state Senate by one seat and maintained their strong numbers in the House after balloting ended Tuesday. But new House leadership, 16 new lawmakers, a continuing pandemic and the budget fallout from a voter-approved tax cut may make for challenging times in the 2021 General Assembly. Senate […]
A new poll in Colorado shows Democrats poised for big wins in the 2020 election. Can you trust the numbers?
A new poll conducted just days before the 2020 election shows Democrats Joe Biden and John Hickenlooper are poised for double-digit victories in Colorado. Biden, a Democrat, leads President Donald Trump 53% to 41% in the presidential race with only a fraction of voters undecided, according to the Keating Research poll of likely voters shared […]
5 numbers that show why 2020 was never going to be an easy year for Cory Gardner in Colorado
Six years ago, Cory Gardner and John Hickenlooper appeared on the same ballot. In the U.S. Senate race, Gardner — then a congressman — upset a Democratic incumbent senator in a strong Republican year. In the governor’s race, Hickenlooper beat back a GOP challenger to win his second term. Plenty of similarities exist between the […]
Donald Trump’s Colorado troubles are evident in his poll numbers, new analysis shows
President Donald Trump’s approval ratings in Colorado fluctuated often since he took office, but an analysis of two dozen polls over four years shows his numbers never greatly improved. The Republican started his term with 45% approval and 44% disapproval in Colorado, one poll found, the first and only time he stood in positive territory. […]