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Sen. Bennet: Kavanaugh confirmation the “latest, lowest point” in endless partisan war

As delivered at the U.S. Senate on Oct. 4, 2018 Editor’s note: The Colorado Sun has also invited Sen. Cory Gardner to share his comments on Kavanaugh’s confirmation. Our vote on the nomination of Judge Kavanaugh has left this body and the American people deeply divided. But I think it has also united every American […]

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John Hickenlooper searches for his liberal voice even as he preaches a new brand of politics ahead of 2020

DECATUR, GEORGIA — Exiting a Democratic campaign office in the Atlanta suburbs, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper sheds his suit jacket in the simmering, humid morning and folds his lanky frame into the back seat of a local volunteer’s car. He orders the Colorado state trooper assigned to protect him to ride in another vehicle and […]

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Women who vote: They’ve shown their might, now they want results in the 6th Congressional District

HIGHLANDS RANCH — Nanette Gamily is opening her front door for the next woman to arrive as Diane Faut, standing in Gamily’s kitchen, pours white wine into clear plastic cups. The dozen or so women gathered on a Thursday night know each other from book club, monthly bunco game nights or through their kids’ schools. Almost […]

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Hickenlooper forms leadership PAC — a step closer to possible 2020 presidential bid

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper took a significant step Monday toward a potential presidential run in 2020 by forming a political committee that will allow him to boost his national profile. The term-limited Democrat created a federal leadership PAC called Giddy Up that can collect as much as $5,000 a year from donors — money that […]

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Take a stand for Colorado’s public lands

Several weeks ago, Colorado hosted its first Summer Outdoor Retailer trade show. The event and its companion Winter Outdoor Retailer show, also held in Denver this year, bring an impressive gathering of business owners and outdoor-recreation enthusiasts — the likes of which infused the economy of Salt Lake City, which hosted the shows the previous […]

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Jared Polis demanded Donald Trump release his tax returns, but now he won’t do the same (and neither will Walker Stapleton)

Jared Polis demanded that Donald Trump release his tax returns and helped lead an attempt in Congress to force the Republican candidate to do so. Now, Polis won’t release his own tax returns as the Democratic nominee for governor in Colorado. The refusal from the Boulder congressman comes at a time when his tax history […]

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Republican voters want Walker Stapleton to be Donald Trump, and that could be a problem

THORNTON — Dana Scott came to a Republican Party field office in Adams County — a crucial 2018 battleground — one recent Saturday to get a better feel for gubernatorial nominee Walker Stapleton. But before the two-term state treasurer even spoke, Scott knew what he wanted to hear: Donald Trump 2.0. “I love him,” the […]