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Nicolais: Colorado voters have until today to unaffiliate and participate in the primary of their choosing

Coloradans have until polls close on Election Day to register to vote. But, most important, those already registered with a political party have until today, June 6, to switch parties or unaffiliate ahead of the June 28th primary. It takes less than five minutes online through the Colorado Secretary of State’s website. Click the link, […]

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Colorado’s secretary of state’s race tests Republicans’ embrace of election conspiracies

By Nicholas Riccardi, The Associated Press LITTLETON — A handful of curious voters mingled on a suburban Denver brewpub’s patio one recent evening as Pam Anderson told them she could restore professionalism to the office of Colorado secretary of state. Anderson rattled off her resume — former county clerk, head of the state clerks’ association […]

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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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Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters, fresh off arrest, announces bid to become Colorado’s top election official

Embattled Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters, who was briefly jailed last week on charges of obstructing a peace officer and obstructing government operations, said she is running to become Colorado’s top election official. Peters, a Republican, announced her candidacy to become Colorado secretary of state on Monday on a show run and hosted by Steve […]

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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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Two Republican candidates running for statewide office are opting to limit their campaign spending. That’s unusual.

Two Republican candidates running for statewide office in Colorado next year have agreed to limit their campaign spending, a rare move that allows them to accept up to twice as much money from their donors. Heidi Ganahl, a University of Colorado regent running for governor, and Pam Anderson, a former Jefferson County Clerk running for […]

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Republican Pam Anderson, a former county clerk, launches bid to unseat Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold

Republican Pam Anderson, who served two terms as the top elections official in Jefferson County and led an organization representing county clerks across the state, is running to unseat Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold, a Democrat. Anderson, who announced her candidacy Saturday morning during an appearance on a conservative talk radio show, said she […]