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How Colorado’s congressional delegation helped their friends – and themselves – with leadership PACs in 2020

Ten current and former members of Colorado’s congressional delegation raised $3 million via leadership political action committees separate from their campaign accounts during the 2020 election cycle, a Colorado Sun analysis shows. But the leadership PACs operated by Republican former U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner and the Democrat who defeated him, U.S. Sen. John Hickenlooper, accounted […]

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Colorado’s lawmakers in Washington use leadership PACs to raise extra cash from big-moneyed interests

Democratic Gov. Jared Polis touted in his congressional campaigns and 2018 gubernatorial race that he rejects money from political action committees. But his federal leadership committee took plenty from PACs. Sen. Cory Gardner collected donations to his leadership committee and sent $485,000 from his total to PACs aimed at keeping Republicans in the Senate majority […]

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In their final debate, Mike Coffman and Jason Crow touch on everything from campaign tactics and abortion to immigration

Republican U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman and Democratic challenger, Jason Crow, faced off Tuesday night in their final 6th Congressional District race debate before Nov. 6, where the incumbent attempted to get the last word in about why voters should stick with him. It was a relatively docile face-off, especially compared with the candidates’ last two […]

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John Hickenlooper searches for his liberal voice even as he preaches a new brand of politics ahead of 2020

DECATUR, GEORGIA — Exiting a Democratic campaign office in the Atlanta suburbs, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper sheds his suit jacket in the simmering, humid morning and folds his lanky frame into the back seat of a local volunteer’s car. He orders the Colorado state trooper assigned to protect him to ride in another vehicle and […]

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Hickenlooper forms leadership PAC — a step closer to possible 2020 presidential bid

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper took a significant step Monday toward a potential presidential run in 2020 by forming a political committee that will allow him to boost his national profile. The term-limited Democrat created a federal leadership PAC called Giddy Up that can collect as much as $5,000 a year from donors — money that […]