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Democrat Andrew Romanoff announces run for Cory Gardner’s seat, marking his third bid for Congress

Democrat Andrew Romanoff is making his third bid for Congress, announcing Thursday morning that he will join the slate of candidates trying to unseat Republican U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner in 2020. “My campaign, like my career, is grounded in the people of Colorado,” the former speaker of the Colorado House said in a written statement […]

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In the end, 15 Democrats — including Colorado’s Jason Crow — don’t back Nancy Pelosi for speaker

By Alan Fram, The Associated Press WASHINGTON — What started out as a rebellion with a potentially devastating effect on Nancy Pelosi’s winning drive to reclaim the House speaker’s post officially fell short Thursday as just 15 Democrats — including Colorado’s Jason Crow — refused to back her bid for the job. Though suspense about the […]

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Colorado Republicans, reeling from 2018 losses, wonder: Is it us or is it Trump?

It took only an hour after the first election results posted for Colorado Republicans to start seeing the disaster ahead. The party trailed in every statewide race, five-term U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman lost his job and the state Senate majority was rapidly evaporating. “It’s tough to put lipstick on this pig,” GOP Chairman Jeff Hays […]

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Colorado’s final election 2018 results are even worse for Republicans

The unofficial final election report from the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office shows even worse news for Republicans than initially thought.  Democrat Jared Polis defeated Republican Walker Stapleton in the governor’s race by 10.7 percentage points, well above the 7-point margin touted on election night. The late boost in Democratic votes was expected because the […]

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A look at the long list of historical firsts Colorado reached with its 2018 elections

Colorado voters helped make history in the 2018 midterms. From the governor’s race to legislative contests — and plenty of races in between — voters picked candidates who represented firsts in Colorado politics. The biggest benchmarks came from Democrats who ran the table in major contests as part of the so-called blue wave. Here is […]

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Three graphics that explain the 2018 election and Colorado’s political future

The historic Democratic wins in the 2018 election are no fluke — but rather a sign of Colorado’s political future. A new analysis by The Colorado Sun found that all but one of the state’s seven congressional districts is shifting to favor Democrats, including once rock-solid Republican turf. And a handful of one-time swing counties […]

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How Donald Trump, guns and cash spelled an end to Mike Coffman’s decade in Congress

Days before the election, U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman stood at a busy intersection in the 6th Congressional District waving campaign signs and smiling at passing motorists, searching for any sign that he might keep his job. His 30-year political career hung in the balance, and the five-term incumbent Republican from Aurora acknowledged that he was […]

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Abortion is a key issue in Colorado’s 2018 campaigns — but it sounds different this time

In front of a pink banner emblazoned with Planned Parenthood logos, Jared Polis blasted his Republican opponent for opposing abortion and nominating a lieutenant governor who supports personhood. A moment later, he added an exclamation point about the Republican candidate for governor: “If Walker Stapleton was elected, mortality for women would likely go up under […]

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Spending 5 times higher on state Senate races this year than in 2016

Candidates and committees still are scooping up political TV ad time with only eight days until the election comes to a close, adding nearly $2.5 million in spending last week. That brings total election-year spending to $66.9 million, $52.1 million of that on the general election alone. Many of the ads airing focus on the […]