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Jared Polis injects another $5.2 million into his campaign as Republicans lag Democrats in all statewide contests

Democratic Gov. Jared Polis, a multimillionaire, poured $5.2 million of his own money into his reelection campaign in the first four months of this year, signaling that he is willing to open his pockets to secure another four years leading Colorado. Polis used that infusion to schedule $3.4 million worth of TV advertising for September […]

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Republicans Greg Lopez, Heidi Ganahl qualify for primary ballot in Colorado governor’s race

COLORADO SPRINGS — Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Lopez on Saturday secured the top line on the June 28 primary ballot after firmly aligning himself with the wing of the GOP that baselessly believes the 2020 presidential election was stolen. Lopez, a former mayor of Parker, secured about 34% of the delegate vote at the Republican […]

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Conservative moms fed up with the past two years started organizing. Now they’re winning — and they don’t plan to stop. 

Loveland grandmother Mickie Nuffer grew more concerned by the day as she watched people on television shouting about “defunding the police” and later, in her own county, when businesses required proof of vaccination to enter.  In Highlands Ranch, mom and former teacher’s aide Donna Jo Tompkins was growing increasingly frustrated with mask mandates, last-minute school […]

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Heidi Ganahl, a GOP candidate for governor, backs out of pledge to limit her campaign’s spending

Heidi Ganahl’s gubernatorial campaign can now spend without limit after the Republican last week backed out of her pledge to cap her campaign spending but accept more money from individual donors. As the Colorado Sun reported earlier, the spending-limit pledge is rarely used, and candidates often agree to it only in error. But Ganahl and […]

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Zornio: If Republican leaders won’t change course after Trump, Republican voters will have to

Last month, former state Rep. Cole Wist announced he was leaving the Republican Party. “It’s been 1 year since Jan. 6, 2021,” he said in a tweet. “All downhill from there. Election lies, vaccine misinformation, making it harder to vote, excusing Jan. 6 thuggery, conspiracy theories galore. I tried. I encouraged reason. I urged a […]

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Colorado’s Democratic statewide officeholders began 2022 with a significant campaign cash advantage

Incumbent Democrats holding the offices of governor, attorney general, secretary of state and treasurer significantly outraised their Republican opponents in the final three months of 2021, according to campaign finance filings submitted Tuesday. But super PACs supporting Republican state Senate candidates in Colorado narrowed the gap with their Democratic counterparts, getting help from a national GOP […]

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Two Republican candidates running for statewide office are opting to limit their campaign spending. That’s unusual.

Two Republican candidates running for statewide office in Colorado next year have agreed to limit their campaign spending, a rare move that allows them to accept up to twice as much money from their donors. Heidi Ganahl, a University of Colorado regent running for governor, and Pam Anderson, a former Jefferson County Clerk running for […]

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Colorado’s new 8th Congressional District likely means a big change to the CU Board of Regents

State lawmakers want to change the makeup of the board overseeing the University of Colorado system to make sure that residents of the newly drawn 8th Congressional District have adequate representation on the panel. To do that, the legislature next year will likely eliminate one of two at-large seats on the nine-member Board of Regents […]

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Colorado voters have soured on Democrats heading into 2022 election season, “warning sign” poll indicates

Colorado voters have a less favorable view of Gov. Jared Polis, U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet and President Joe Biden compared to four months ago, according to a new poll released exactly a year out from the 2022 election.  But while Democrats’ favorability numbers may have decreased, and Biden’s job approval took a hit, Polis’ approval […]