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Ron Hanks, who questions 2020 election results, beats 5 other candidates to make Colorado’s Republican U.S. Senate primary ballot

COLORADO SPRINGS — State Rep. Ron Hanks on Saturday beat out five other candidates to secure the top line on the Republican primary ballot for U.S. Senate as delegates at the Colorado GOP’s state assembly embraced his spread of baseless claims about the 2020 presidential election being stolen.  Hanks secured 38.96% of the delegate vote […]

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Republicans Greg Lopez, Heidi Ganahl qualify for primary ballot in Colorado governor’s race

COLORADO SPRINGS — Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Lopez on Saturday secured the top line on the June 28 primary ballot after firmly aligning himself with the wing of the GOP that baselessly believes the 2020 presidential election was stolen. Lopez, a former mayor of Parker, secured about 34% of the delegate vote at the Republican […]

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Federal judge dismisses Republicans’ effort to block unaffiliated voters from Colorado’s primaries

Unaffiliated voters will be able to participate in Colorado’s June 28 Democratic and Republican primaries after a federal judge on Friday evening dismissed a lawsuit seeking to block them from casting ballots in the upcoming contests. Senior U.S. District Judge John Kane rejected the claims in a lawsuit filed by three current and former Republican […]

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Yadira Caraveo secures Democratic nomination in Colorado’s highly competitive 8th Congressional District

State Rep. Yadira Caraveo secured the Democratic nomination in Colorado’s new 8th Congressional District on Tuesday, avoiding a costly primary and allowing her to build up campaign cash in what is gearing up to be one of the nation’s most competitive congressional races this year. The Thornton lawmaker defeated Adams County Commissioner Chaz Tedesco with 71% […]

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Here’s who has secured a spot on the Democratic primary ballot in the race to unseat Lauren Boebert

Sol Sandoval beat out five other candidates Tuesday night to secure a spot on the 3rd Congressional District Democratic primary ballot and a chance to unseat Republican U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert in November. Sandoval, an activist from Pueblo, will be one of at least three Democrats on the primary ballot on June 28. Sandoval secured […]

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A Republican candidate for Colorado governor was arrested three times, is subject of restraining order

Republican gubernatorial candidate Danielle Neuschwanger, a top contender to take on Democratic Gov. Jared Polis in November, was arrested three times from 2008 to 2011 and also had a permanent restraining order issued against her during that period, according to court documents and police records obtained by The Colorado Sun. Serious charges against Neuschwanger, now […]

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New bill would stiffen Colorado’s penalties for fentanyl dealers, but leave misdemeanor possession law in place

Possessing fentanyl with the intent to distribute the powerful opioid would become a more serious felony crime in Colorado under a bill set to be introduced by Democrats and Republicans in the legislature this week. But having less than 4 grams of the drug for personal use would remain a low-level, misdemeanor offense. The measure, […]

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Colorado state representative fails to make GOP primary ballot after losing to candidate with recent felony conviction

A sitting Colorado state representative narrowly missed making this year’s Republican primary ballot, losing at the GOP assembly on Saturday to an intra party challenger who was convicted in August of felony trespassing and who currently faces misdemeanor charges including allegedly violating a protection order.  The challenger, Republican Karl Dent, in February filed paperwork to […]

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Republican U.S. Senate candidate was “argumentative” with police at 2013 party in Fort Collins

By Nicholas Riccardi, The Associated Press Gino Campana, a developer who is running for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in Colorado, was warned by police that he risked being arrested for obstruction after he became argumentative with them about being cited for a noise violation during his daughter’s high school graduation party in 2013, […]

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Colorado Republicans hoping to unseat Michael Bennet in 2022 are relying on “dumpster fire” ballot-access process

Colorado Republicans’ path to unseating Democratic U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet could hinge on a slate of six upstart GOP candidates whose decision to try to use the unpredictable caucus and assembly process to get on the ballot is heaping volatility onto a race with national consequences. Because the candidates all lack name recognition, even within […]