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Colorado’s new redistricting process faces a time crunch. The state Supreme Court will decide whether to push back deadlines.

With September’s constitutional deadlines looming for the submission of final redistricting maps, Colorado’s independent congressional and legislative redistricting commissions are calling on the Colorado Supreme Court to move deadlines and buy more time.  “This is an extraordinary and highly challenging redistricting year,” the Independent Congressional Redistricting Commission wrote in a request to the court earlier […]

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Colorado AFL-CIO will withhold donations to Democratic campaign committees through May 2022, saying unions have been “excluded”

The Colorado branch of the AFL-CIO, the nation’s largest federation of unions, will not donate to Democratic legislative campaign committees until at least May 2022 in protest of what the organization sees as the party’s exclusion of labor interests from state policy discussions.  “We have … been excluded from caucus discussions about policy creation in […]

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Colorado’s county clerks recommend election-system changes to quash conspiracy theories

Colorado’s county clerks are pushing for a host of changes to the state’s election system in an effort to quash conspiracy theories stemming from the 2020 election, including improvements to ballot-signature verification and making images of ballots available to the public. The Colorado County Clerks Association pitched the recommendations Tuesday to the Bipartisan Election Advisory […]

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Two southern Colorado Democrats are running to unseat Lauren Boebert. But they may no longer live in her district.

Congressional redistricting in Colorado may complicate the political ambitions of two Democrats running to unseat Republican U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert next year.  Under a preliminary map of the new districts released Wednesday, state Rep. Don Valdez, of La Jara, and Pueblo community activist Sol Sandoval would live in the 4th Congressional District, rather than the […]

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Here’s where a preliminary map places Colorado’s new 8th Congressional District

Colorado’s new, eighth congressional district would include the cities of Arvada, Westminster, Broomfield, Thornton, Brighton and Platteville, a preliminary map drawn by nonpartisan redistricting staff and presented to the state’s Independent Congressional Redistricting Commission on Wednesday shows. Staff placed the new district in the north Denver metro area for two reasons, said Jeremiah Barry, a […]

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Jason Crow is moving to Centennial from Aurora, potentially affecting the 2022 election amid redistricting

U.S. Rep. Jason Crow and his family are moving to Centennial from Aurora, a relocation that comes as the state’s congressional districts are being redrawn ahead of the 2022 election and which could have major political consequences. The Democrat, who is in his second two-year term, will still live in his 6th Congressional District. But […]

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It’s official: Colorado will get an eighth congressional seat in 2022

Population gains over the past decade mean Colorado will get an eighth congressional seat for the 2022 election, officially opening a political mosh pit of potential candidates who are looking to run for the job.  The U.S Census Bureau released state population figures on Monday that solidified the new seat, which has been long anticipated.  […]

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Young adults moving to states like Colorado are reshaping political geography

By Nicholas Riccardi and Mike Schneider, The Associated Press Garima Vyas always wanted to live in a big city. She thought about New York, long the destination for 20-something strivers, but was wary of the cost and complicated subway lines. So Vyas picked another metropolis that’s increasingly become young people’s next-best option — Houston. Now […]

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What the Twitter accounts of Colorado’s nine members of Congress can tell us about them

Three months into the 117th Congress, first-year U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert is the most visible and vocal of Colorado’s nine members of Congress, at least when it comes to Twitter. The Garfield County Republican tweeted more often than any of the other members of Colorado’s congressional delegation. Her 775 tweets, most sent from her personal […]

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Nearly $1.5 million pours into Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District for Lauren Boebert, Kerry Donovan

The 2022 battle for Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District seat is off to a hot fundraising start with incumbent Republican U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert raising about 28% of her entire 2020 take in a mere three months. The Garfield County Republican raised more than $846,000 from Jan. 1 through March 31, and had more than $842,000 […]