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Gun-control groups see Colorado’s U.S. Senate race as a big opportunity. But it’s complicated.

Colorado’s Republican U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner has effectively been a top target for Giffords, a national group pushing for more gun-control legislation and candidates willing to champion those measures, since its inception four years ago, said Joanna Belanger, the organization’s political director. In fact, Belanger says, Giffords has been engaged in a “years-long effort to […]

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Out-of-state money fuels U.S. Senate race between Cory Gardner and John Hickenlooper

The TV ads show grim, darkened images of former Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper or Republican Sen. Cory Gardner. The ads sound ominous, with solemn music and deep-voiced narrators. These are the sorts of messages that super PACs and dark money nonprofits have already spent more than $27 million on, targeting Colorado’s two major-party Senate candidates. […]

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How Donald Trump, guns and cash spelled an end to Mike Coffman’s decade in Congress

Days before the election, U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman stood at a busy intersection in the 6th Congressional District waving campaign signs and smiling at passing motorists, searching for any sign that he might keep his job. His 30-year political career hung in the balance, and the five-term incumbent Republican from Aurora acknowledged that he was […]

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After GOP group pulls ads for Mike Coffman, Democratic group cancels some of its spots for Jason Crow

A Democratic super PAC that is working to defeat U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman in the 6th Congressional District will slash its spending on TV commercials, but other outside groups may take up the slack. The move comes after the Congressional Leadership Fund, a group affiliated with U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan, cut its TV time […]

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Gun-control group, Giffords, will amend TV ad attacking Republican Mike Coffman after outcry over link to Platte Canyon High School shooting

Giffords, a political action committee seeking tighter gun controls, says it will amend an ad attacking U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman after outcry Tuesday about its similarities to a real-life event that left a Colorado high school student dead. The 30-second spot, part of a $1.5 million ad buy attacking Coffman, featured a hypothetical text-message exchange […]

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The anti-gun violence Giffords PAC is pouring $1.5 million-plus to unseat Republican Mike Coffman — more than the group has spent in any race thus far

Deep-pocketed Giffords, a political action committee named for the former Arizona congresswoman who survived a 2011 assassination attempt, is a growing force in the 6th Congressional District battle between Republican U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman and Democrat Jason Crow. Giffords, a gun-violence prevention group seeking tighter firearm controls, has already spent $1.5 million on television ads […]