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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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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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As the financial crisis hits Colorado, PERA’s new oversight commission is sidelined

Two years ago, when Colorado lawmakers agreed to rescue the state pension plan from the financial brink for the second time in a decade, they insisted on new safeguards. Among them: A special oversight commission with a subcommittee comprised of lawmakers and outside financial experts to monitor the reforms, vet pension-related legislation, and — if […]

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The Tailhook scandal shook the Navy, and the GOP candidate for lieutenant governor found himself in the middle of it

Lang Sias’ military records as a Navy fighter pilot gush with praise. “Combat proven aviator.” “A rising star.” “The top lieutenant.” Now Colorado’s Republican nominee for lieutenant governor, Sias had a Navy career that spanned more than 11 years and included medals for combat operations in Desert Storm and the most prestigious position at the […]