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Get to know Phil Weiser, the Democratic candidate for Colorado attorney general

Democrat Phil Weiser won a hard-fought primary against state Rep. Joe Salazar to secure his party’s nomination for Colorado attorney general, spending roughly $1 million to secure the chance to be on the Nov. 6 ballot. The former University of Colorado Law School dean and first-time candidate is now fending off attacks from his Republican […]

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Get to know George Brauchler, the Republican candidate for Colorado attorney general

Republican George Brauchler ran uncontested to become his party’s nominee for Colorado attorney general. But that’s not exactly the whole story. The 18th Judicial District Attorney spent months running as a candidate for Colorado governor before switching to the down-ballot race after current GOP Attorney General Cynthia Coffman opted not to seek another term and […]

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The 6th Congressional District TV ad battle is one of the nation’s most expensive; spending in Colorado attorney general’s race ramps up

Television-advertising spending in Colorado’s 6th Congressional District race continues to set records, with about $16 million booked and totals rising, even as pollsters begin to make their predictions in the fierce battle between incumbent U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman, a Republican, and his Democratic challenger, Jason Crow. The Cook Political Report moved the 6th Congressional District […]

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George Brauchler vs. Phil Weiser: Where Colorado’s attorney general candidates stand on the issues, from marijuana to the death penalty

The November battle for who will become Colorado’s next attorney general has widespread implications for the state, from the future of cities, like Denver, that have so-called “sanctuary policies” toward immigrants in the U.S. illegally, to oil and gas regulations. That’s not to mention how the race could decide the way in which Colorado squares […]

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A quick rundown of the top five election 2018 races in Colorado

Here’s a quick rundown of the top five races in Colorado (excluding ballot questions; we’ll cover those later) in less than 200 words: Governor’s race: Democrat Jared Polis v. Republican Walker Stapleton THE NARRATIVE: The two major candidates easily won their primaries, picked little-known lawmakers as their running mates and then spent the summer shifting their messages […]

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Campaign cash: Jared Polis writes a check, big money in the attorney general’s race and more

The spending pace set by candidates for statewide office hasn’t slowed since the primary, with U.S. Rep. Jared Polis pouring another $1.6 million into his own campaign for Colorado governor, according the first round of general election campaign finance reports. Polis’ campaign technically took in $1,633,486 between June 28 and July 27, but just $33,486 […]