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Some failed Colorado congressional candidates still have lots of money in their campaign accounts. Here’s why.

When U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner, a Republican, lost his 2020 reelection bid, his campaign still had $1.2 million in the bank. Nearly a year later, most of the money was still there.  Gardner’s left over campaign cash isn’t unusual, however.  Two Democrats who dropped out of the same U.S. Senate contest last year still have […]

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Federal prosecutors in Colorado are looking to charge criminal “agitators” at Denver’s George Floyd protests

The FBI and federal prosecutors in Colorado are working to identify and potentially charge so-called “agitators” they believe joined Denver’s protests in the wake of George Floyd’s death and have incited and carried out most of the criminal activity over the past several days. U.S. Attorney Jason Dunn said Monday that he believes getting that […]

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New federal charges against Planned Parenthood gunman don’t necessarily equate to a faster outcome

New federal charges against the man accused of attacking a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs four years ago — brought as state charges are stalled by questions about his mental competency — may not lead to a faster outcome in the case. That’s because if his competency is also questioned in the federal case, […]

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A deeper look at the Colorado money race ahead of 2020: Who raised the most and where it came from

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee put money behind its endorsement of John Hickenlooper with a $49,600 donation to start his campaign. The September contribution to the two-term former governor is part of the $2.1 million he raised in less than six weeks as a candidate in the Democratic primary for U.S. Senate, according to new […]

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Dan Baer becomes third Democrat to exit U.S. Senate race after John Hickenlooper’s entrance

Dan Baer, an Obama-era diplomat, on Thursday became the third Democrat to exit Colorado’s U.S. Senate primary after John Hickenlooper’s entrance into the race. Baer first announced his decision in an interview with 9News. “When you enter a campaign you know that nothing is promised and there comes a point at which you have to […]

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Another Democrat drops out of U.S. Senate race following John Hickenlooper’s entrance

Former U.S. Attorney John Walsh on Wednesday morning became the second Democrat to drop out of Colorado’s U.S. Senate primary race following the entrance of John Hickenlooper. Walsh suspended his campaign, which began April 16, in video posted to his Facebook page and a message sent to supporters. He endorsed Hickenlooper as he left the […]

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Krieger: Fracking legacy dogs Hick among progressives

KC Becker of Boulder, speaker of the Colorado House, “liked” a tweet the other day proclaiming John Hickenlooper’s entry into the race for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Republican Cory Gardner. In the absence of public commentary — and reticence is now fashionable among state Democratic Party officeholders in the suddenly sensitive matter of the […]

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Nicolais: Don’t be shocked by a drawn-out Democratic primary in Colorado Senate race

I’m shocked, shocked to find John Hickenlooper in the Colorado Senate race! I’ve been waiting a few years to employ that famous line from Casablanca in honor of my high school civics teacher. He made watching the film the primary requirement to pass his class. In retrospect, his lesson plan seemed spot on. Hickenlooper didn’t […]

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Democrats in Colorado’s U.S. Senate race split on Medicare for All, as Bennet warns it’s “one sure way” to lose

It’s a question splitting Democrats on the national stage and in Colorado’s hotly contested U.S. Senate race: Do you support government-run “Medicare for All” health insurance? The answer carries significant political stakes. Colorado’s U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, who is running for president and offering an alternative public option proposal, says a Democrat who supports Medicare […]