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How high will the blue wave crest in Colorado? Democrats are predicting big wins once again.

In the final days of the 2020 campaign, Lisa Cutter is not taking anything for granted. The state representative is the first Democrat to win her western Jefferson County district, part of a Democratic wave in 2018 that gave the party control of state government and the lawmaking process.  Cutter feels the pressure to win […]

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Diane Mitsch Bush outraises GOP rival Lauren Boebert in 3rd District as Democrats pour money into the race

Democrat Diane Mitsch Bush outraised her Republican rival for the 3rd Congressional race, new finance reports show, another sign Democrats are looking for an upset. Mitsch Bush, a former state lawmaker, raised $2.6 million from July 1 through the end of September, according to figures filed with the Federal Elections Commission. Republican Lauren Boebert raised […]

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Silverman: October will be full of surprises. And not the happy kind.

Let’s start this week with some fantastic news. Ballots are arriving. Joe Biden, the man I‘m voting for, was superb last week. The ex-VP’s speech at Gettysburg was inspiring and magnificently delivered.  Sen. Kamala Harris, an ex-prosecutor with smarts and gumption, won her debate easily. She had the powerful and pleasant demeanor of Samantha Stevens. Did […]

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Lauren Boebert discusses, defends her backstory during Durango visit

By Patrick Armijo, The Durango Herald DURANGO — Lauren Boebert defended herself against the latest attacks that her origin story – growing up collecting welfare in a Democratic household while learning the Republican values of hard work at McDonald’s – is misleading. In a visit Tuesday to Durango, Boebert, the Republican candidate for 3rd Congressional […]

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How Lauren Boebert rose from unknown to a candidate for Congress to someone in Donald Trump’s orbit

Lauren Boebert blasted into Colorado politics at an Aurora rally with an in-your-face microphone moment and a gun. She emerged from the crowd at a rally for then presidential hopeful Beto O’Rourke of Texas and grabbed the mic to shout, “Hell no, you’re not!” in response to O’Rourke’s pledge to take away assault-style weapons. That […]

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Here’s who funded the last-minute, $1.5 million attacks on Andrew Romanoff in Colorado’s U.S. Senate primary

A dark-money nonprofit affiliated with Democratic leaders in the U.S. Senate is the major funder of a pop-up super PAC that spent nearly $1.5 million to boost former Gov. John Hickenlooper days before Colorado’s U.S. Senate primary, according to new federal reports. A spokesman for Let’s Turn Colorado Blue, the super PAC, said it received […]

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Littwin: Because it’s 2020, when anything can and will happen, Lauren Boebert’s stunning win seems like a natural

The easy take — which, strangely, is often the right take — on Lauren Boebert’s stunning upset of Rep. Scott Tipton in the Republican 3rd Congressional District primary is that the Colorado GOP, already on life support, is now trying to commit suicide. It’s an understatement, actually, to call Boebert’s win stunning. According to those […]

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Nicolais: Deep State? Try Dunce State. Republicans should yell “stop.”

Beginning with Donald Trump’s “birther” dalliance, the conservative intellectual movement has spiraled ever faster down the drain, flushed by Republicans increasingly swayed by conspiracy theories. The primary campaign victory of a Colorado congressional candidate sympathetic to the QAnon community represented just another cycle around and down the bowl. The QAnon conspiracy posits that a well-positioned […]

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Colorado’s GOP U.S. House candidate Lauren Boebert is latest linked to QAnon conspiracy theory

By Jim Anderson, Nicholas Riccardi and Alan Fram, The Associated Press When Lauren Boebert was asked in May about QAnon, she didn’t shy away from the far-right conspiracy theory, which advances unproven allegations about a so-called deep state plot against President Donald Trump that involves satanism and child sex trafficking. “Everything that I’ve heard of […]

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Right-wing firebrand Lauren Boebert beats Trump-backed, 5-term incumbent U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton

President Donald Trump’s endorsement wasn’t enough to lift five-term incumbent U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton over right-wing firebrand Lauren Boebert in Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District on Tuesday night.  In a major upset, Boebert defeated Tipton in the Republican primary, leading by 9 percentage points as of 9:10 p.m. Tipton conceded the race. “3rd District Republicans have […]