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Colorado Democrats are heading into the 2022 election cycle in a position of strength, poll shows

Colorado Democrats are in a position of strength as they head into the 2022 election cycle, according to a new poll released Tuesday that also shows voter approval for many of the party’s policy initiatives.  Democratic Gov. Jared Polis and U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet lead a generic Republican candidate, the survey shows, and generic Democratic […]

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How the Cardboard Cory protest in Colorado helped Democrats defeat Gardner in the U.S. Senate race

Days before the election, even as the outcome of the U.S. Senate race in Colorado looked all-but-certain, Katie Farnan refused to believe it. The mother-turned-activist from Boulder worked for the better part of four years for this moment, all in the hopes of defeating Republican incumbent Cory Gardner. She carried a cutout known as Cardboard […]

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Republicans are trailing Democrats across Colorado. They hope to gain ground with their ground game.

AURORA — One Saturday morning this month, a few dozen volunteers gathered in the mostly empty parking lot at Smoky Hill Library to knock on voters’ doors in support of two Republican legislative candidates. Suzanne Staeirt, who is running for a hotly contested state Senate seat, told the group before they headed out that they […]

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Now that Colorado lawmakers have put Gallagher repeal on the ballot, will they actually be able to pass it?

When the General Assembly two years ago agreed to study the state’s dysfunctional property tax code, reform advocates were optimistic that years of warnings would finally lead to action. A bipartisan panel came up with a variety of options to repeal and replace the Gallagher Amendment, the constitutional measure that for decades has squeezed essential […]

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Sen. Pettersen makes history as one of first state lawmakers to give birth during Colorado legislative session

State Sen. Brittany Pettersen made history late Sunday when she gave birth to her son, becoming one of the first state lawmakers in Colorado history to give birth during the course of a legislative session.  Davis James Silverii was born weighing 7 pounds, 6 ounces and measuring 20.75 inches.  “He’s doing amazingly well and so […]

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Opinion: Colorado said “no” to extreme spending by rejecting Proposition CC

On Election Day, Proposition CC went down in flames across Colorado with a double-digit loss. The only counties with a voting majority in favor of the measure were Denver, Boulder, Broomfield, Routt, Summit, Eagle, Pitkin, Gunnison, Ouray, San Juan, San Miguel and La Plata – all liberal strongholds and a mere 12 out of 64 […]

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Campaign leader for Amendment A, seeking to strike slavery language from Colorado constitution, finds burned pamphlets on his porch

One of the leaders in the campaign for Amendment A, which seeks to strike slavery language from the Colorado constitution, found a smoldering pile of pamphlets supporting the ballot question on the front porch of his Denver home Monday. “I was at work, and about 3:30 p.m. my wife called me incredibly upset, terrified,” said […]

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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 […]