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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 […]

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Gregg Smith ends his bid to unseat Republican Lauren Boebert

Democrat Gregg Smith is ending his short-lived campaign to unseat Republican U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert on Monday, saying he’s now confident there are other progressive candidates who can win in Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District next year.  “I’m satisfied that Lauren Boebert will not be a congresswoman in January 2023,” Smith told The Colorado Sun in […]

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Colorado isn’t expecting the Census data it needs for redistricting until after the new maps are due

The U.S. Census Bureau is warning states that it may not provide the population data they need to redraw congressional and legislative districts until Sept. 30, more than 180 days late and after a deadline enshrined in the Colorado Constitution by which the new political maps must be drawn.  The announcement on Friday is a […]

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Democrat Kerry Donovan launches campaign to unseat Lauren Boebert

State Sen. Kerry Donovan on Wednesday filed paperwork launching her campaign to unseat Republican U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert next year. Donovan, a Vail Democrat, made her 3rd Congressional District bid official by submitting a statement of candidacy to the Federal Election Commission. She had been exploring a potential 2022 congressional bid for weeks, citing Boebert’s […]

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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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Second effort to recall Gov. Jared Polis in as many years fails after group doesn’t turn in signatures

The long-shot bid to recall Gov. Jared Polis, the second in as many years, has fizzled after organizers didn’t turn in signatures that were due Friday to force a special election to oust the Democrat. Recall Polis 2020 needed to collect 631,266 signatures in 60 days to force a recall election. The Colorado Secretary of […]

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Court rules Trump can’t exclude people living in U.S. illegally as congressional district are redrawn

By Mike Schneider, The Associated Press ORLANDO, Fla. — A panel of three federal judges on Thursday blocked an order from President Donald Trump that tried to exclude people in the country illegally from being counted when congressional districts are redrawn. Colorado was among the states, cities and organizations that sued to block the change. […]

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Colorado governor strikes deal on oil and gas measures, but advocates say it won’t end ballot wars

Gov. Jared Polis declared a truce in the oil and gas wars in Colorado — but once again it appears to be an illusion. The Democrat announced Friday that he struck a far-reaching deal with the industry and environmental organizations to prevent ballot initiatives related to oil and gas in the 2020 or 2022 elections.  […]

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Colorado Democrats hand opponents of vaccine bill opportunity to repeal measure at ballot box

After days of impassioned debate and stall tactics by Republicans, lawmakers in the state House found compromise Tuesday on Democratic legislation aimed at improving Colorado’s poor immunization rates. The fight fizzled out as soon as Rep. Kyle Mullica, a Northglenn Democrat and sponsor of the vaccine bill, offered an amendment that would add a so-called […]

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Gov. Jared Polis made headway on 22% of his campaign pledges so far, Promise Tracker analysis shows

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis finished signing legislation from the 2019 session this week, and now he owes the General Assembly a big thank you. The Democratic-led legislature sent dozens of bills to Polis’ desk that helped him make progress toward his campaign promises. A new tally from The Colorado Sun’s Promise Tracker shows the governor […]