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Cory Gardner and John Hickenlooper have dual personalities when it comes to television ads and campaign emails

A television ad for Cory Gardner last month featured the former deputy director for Colorado State Parks saying the U.S. senator is “one of the few Republicans who fights for green energy.” The spot was titled “Both Parties.” But Gardner strikes a far more partisan tone in his campaign emails. In one, he contrasts his […]

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“Jason’s chillin’ playlist,” little sleep and Dumbledore: How Colorado’s congressman handled being an impeachment manager

Adam Schiff didn’t see any unsteadiness in U.S. Rep. Jason Crow as he watched the Aurora Democrat and Army combat veteran maneuver through the most high-profile period of his political life. To Schiff, Crow appeared almost comfortable in his role as an impeachment manager in the Senate trial of President Donald Trump, trying to make […]

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“We’ll see where it goes”: Impeachment has provided rocket fuel to the ascent of Colorado’s Joe Neguse

Two years ago, Democrat Joe Neguse was managing Colorado’s Department of Regulatory Affairs, an important, yet anything-but-sexy job in state government.  He was appointed to the position after the blow of losing a statewide race to become Colorado’s secretary of state. Fast forward to today and the 35-year-old, first-year U.S. representative is a prominent voice […]

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How Colorado’s U.S. Rep. Jason Crow evolved from pumping the brakes on impeachment to supporting an inquiry

U.S. Rep. Jason Crow says he was moved to support an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump in part by the congressional testimony last week of former Special Counsel Robert Mueller.  The Aurora Democrat who hails from the swing 6th Congressional District added he’s been fielding thousands of phone calls and emails from constituents on […]

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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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Pledge to limit tenure as speaker wins over Nancy Pelosi critics, including Colorado’s Ed Perlmutter

By Alan Fram, The Associated Press WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Nancy Pelosi all but ensured that she will become House speaker next month, quelling a revolt by disgruntled younger Democrats by agreeing to limit her tenure to no more than four additional years in the chamber’s top post. Within moments of announcing Wednesday she would restrict […]

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Colorado’s Diana DeGette makes play for U.S. House leadership post

Diana DeGette announced her bid Wednesday for the third highest post in the newly Democratic-controlled U.S. House. The Denver lawmaker’s announcement will create an intra-party battle for the House majority whip position after South Carolina Rep. Jim Clyburn made clear he would seek to keep his current job. “This is an important moment for our […]