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Nicolais: Colorado’s unaffiliated voters flex their primary muscle to reject extremists

Colorado primaries have come and gone, and the November general election has officially begun. The state GOP avoided its nightmare scenario and Democrats have already pivoted from attempts to manipulate Republican voters into attacks on the victorious candidates. Even as the two major parties begin battering each other, the role of unaffiliated voters still deserves […]

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Lauren Boebert easily beats primary challenger Don Coram in Colorado’s 3rd District, setting her up for second term

U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert on Tuesday took a major step toward securing a second term when she easily defeated her Republican primary challenger, state Sen. Don Coram, in Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District.  The Associated Press called the race for Boebert at 7:36 p.m. Boebert was leading Coram with 64% of the vote compared to his […]

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Nicolais: Want to end mass shootings? Don’t get distracted by other issues.

After another tragic, commonplace massacre of school children in America last week, the monotonous debate on what needs to be done began again. Nearly a quarter century after Columbine, we have yet to implement changes to protect our most vulnerable. The simple truth is that nothing will happen until gun control advocates become single-issue voters […]

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Denver judge rejects effort to end Don Coram’s primary challenge against Lauren Boebert

A Denver judge on Wednesday evening rejected an effort to end state Sen. Don Coram’s GOP primary bid against U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert. Denver District Court Judge Alex C. Myers ruled that the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office did not inappropriately place Coram, a Montrose Republican, on the June 28 primary ballot.  A lawsuit filed […]

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Man suing to block Don Coram from GOP primary ballot spread Lauren Boebert’s attacks against him

One of the 3rd Congressional District voters who filed a mysteriously funded lawsuit this week aimed at denying state Sen. Don Coram a chance to unseat U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert in the June 28 Republican primary previously backed an effort by the congresswoman’s campaign to discredit Coram. David “Dee” Laird, of Montrose, wrote nearly identical […]

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Zornio: If Republican leaders won’t change course after Trump, Republican voters will have to

Last month, former state Rep. Cole Wist announced he was leaving the Republican Party. “It’s been 1 year since Jan. 6, 2021,” he said in a tweet. “All downhill from there. Election lies, vaccine misinformation, making it harder to vote, excusing Jan. 6 thuggery, conspiracy theories galore. I tried. I encouraged reason. I urged a […]

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Nicolais: How state Sen. Don Coram can beat Rep. Lauren Boebert

Republican state Sen. Don Coram announced his primary campaign against U.S. Representative, and Colorado embarrassment, Lauren Boebert last week. Let’s hope that Coram and his allies bring more than his winning smile to the gunfight sure to ensue. Coram is one of the most jovial, well-liked and respected members of the Colorado legislature. He is […]

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Don Coram makes it official. He’ll challenge Lauren Boebert in the GOP primary.

GRAND JUNCTION – Don Coram hasn’t got a clue if he is “super woke.” “I have no idea what that means,” said the Republican state senator from Montrose before he announced his primary challenge for the 3rd Congressional District Friday afternoon. Lauren Boebert, the freshman congresswoman he is hoping to unseat in the Republican primary, […]