Late in the night, Boebert’s race with Adam Frisch was too close to call in what was a Colorado Dem tsunami. Nationally, GOP is competitive, but a red wave never materialized.
Zornio: Should political candidates use campaign funds to pay themselves a salary?
Normalizing candidate salaries could help to equalize the political playing field, but not without caveats
Carman: Lessons from a lost civilization — share the wealth, save the trees and vote while you still can
Our very civilization depends on our votes. A look to the past shows that’s not just campaign hyperbole.
Littwin: If 88% of Americans worry about political violence, why isn’t it driving the midterm vote?
What some have missed in the Washington Post/ABC News poll is that 57% of those polled apparently believe Democrats are at least equally responsible.
A movie about politics, lies, corruption and greed still resonates 80 years later
Frank Capra’s “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington” is an election-season reminder that democracy matters
“What’d I Miss?”: Voting matters — it’s just easier in Colorado than many other states
In “What’d I Miss?” Ossie and Myra appreciate Colorado’s election system, which looks even better compared to states that discourage voter turnout.
Littwin: It’s a fool’s game to try to predict the midterms, except in formerly purple Colorado. The question is why.
Since the Trump era began, political predictions have become so much less reliable. The 2022 race for Senate control is just one more case in point.
Nicolais: John Fetterman’s aphasia was all too familiar to me
Watching the U.S. Senate candidate from Pennsylvania struggle reminded me of a time when it was difficult for me to find the right words
Littwin: Joe O’Dea is not just running against Michael Bennet. He’s also made Colorado a 2024 GOP battleground.
Trump tells his MAGA base not to vote for the GOP Senate candidate. DeSantis says the base should back O’Dea. And so it begins.
Littwin: Why am I writing about Lauren Boebert again? It’s not just her latest Christian nationalism take.
If Republicans take the House, as expected, Colorado’s own Lauren Boebert, Paul Gosar, Marjorie Taylor Greene and the rest will suddenly become actual players.