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Democrats frustrated by party’s response — or lack there of — to abortion ruling

By Nicholas Riccardi, The Associated Press COLORADO SPRINGS — As Sen. Michael Bennet sought to encourage a small crowd of fellow Democrats not to give up the fight for abortion rights, Maryah Lauer stepped forward, bullhorn in hand, to exhort him to do more. “Do you support ending the filibuster and expanding the court?” the […]

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Democratic Governors Association is the prime funder of TV ads boosting profile of Republican Greg Lopez

The Democratic Governors Association is financing a group running TV ads boosting the profile of Greg Lopez, one of two Republican candidates for governor in Colorado.  The DGA donated $1.5 million to Strong Colorado for All in recent weeks. That state-level super PAC then donated $600,000 to Colorado Information Network, another state-level super PAC that […]

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WATCH: John Hickenlooper discusses his first year in the U.S. Senate and what comes next

U.S. Sen. John Hickenlooper joins The Colorado Sun on Monday night to discuss his first year in the U.S. Senate and what comes next. The Colorado Democrat was elected to Congress in 2020 after serving two terms as Colorado’s governor. Before serving as governor, Hickenlooper served as Denver’s mayor. The event is moderated by Colorado […]

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Nicolais: Election lessons learned? Don’t count on it

Even as results poured in across Colorado and the country on Tuesday night, pundits tripped over themselves to interpret what lessons should be drawn from the election. On the Democratic side, progressives called for even more liberal policies. Their moderate colleagues advocated a more restrained approach. Republicans claimed their message broke through and illuminated the […]

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Despite partisan rhetoric at the Colorado Capitol, just 4.4% of bills this year passed along purely party lines

A record 504 bills introduced in the Colorado legislature became law this year, and 94% of them had at least one Republican vote. And half of the 39 Republicans in the state House and Senate voted for 58% of those bills, according to a Colorado Sun analysis.  That’s despite a third year of Democratic rule […]

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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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Two big-name Colorado Democrats are already exploring 2022 bids to unseat Lauren Boebert

Two well-known Democratic state lawmakers say they are already exploring whether to launch a bid to unseat U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert next year, just weeks into the fiery Republican’s term.  It’s the latest evidence that Democrats are eager to capitalize on the controversies, which have grabbed international attention, Boebert has been at the center of […]

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Colorado lawmakers’ coronavirus aid plans include distributing $22.5 million in taxpayer money through nonprofits

Colorado lawmakers are planning to channel $22.5 million in coronavirus economic aid through nonprofits, a move that Democrats say will allow the money to reach people faster and target those unable to access government assistance, including immigrants living in the U.S. illegally. The money represents about 10% of the roughly $200 million in relief the […]