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Republicans initiate recall of Colorado Sen. Kevin Priola two days after he announces he’s becoming a Democrat

A group of Republicans on Wednesday initiated a recall against Colorado state Sen. Kevin Priola, two days after the Henderson lawmaker announced he was leaving the GOP to become a Democrat.  The recall effort, backed by a deep-pocketed conservative nonprofit, kicks off a flurry of legal questions, namely whether the recall will be focused on […]

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Westminster’s elections may be nonpartisan, but partisanship is a big theme in recall contest

Though Westminster’s pro- and anti-recall election groups say they are not motivated by partisanship, an analysis of campaign materials and new financial filings show that liberal and conservative ideology are major themes of campaign messaging. The recall election for city Councilor Jon Voelz happening on Tuesday was initiated last year when the Water Warriors group sought to […]

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Big money flows into recall election targeting Westminster city councilman

Big money is flowing to and from political power players outside Westminster’s border ahead of a recall election for city Councilman Jon Voelz. The “to” and “from” are where the two sides differ. The Colorado Democratic Party and Democratic leaders in the region have come to the aid of the anti-recall group, dropping thousands of […]

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Second effort to recall Gov. Jared Polis in as many years fails after group doesn’t turn in signatures

The long-shot bid to recall Gov. Jared Polis, the second in as many years, has fizzled after organizers didn’t turn in signatures that were due Friday to force a special election to oust the Democrat. Recall Polis 2020 needed to collect 631,266 signatures in 60 days to force a recall election. The Colorado Secretary of […]

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Forgotten ballots. Allegations of errors. Missed deadlines: The recall of Mesa County’s clerk is a political potboiler

GRAND JUNCTION — Charlayne Higginson was waving a recall sign at passing motorists on a windy corner near the Mesa County Clerk and Recorder’s office in Grand Junction a few weeks ago when she noticed something yellow stuck in nearby weeds. It was a completed ballot for the upcoming primary election. Within days, someone else […]

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Idaho Springs voters will decide whether to recall Mayor Michael Hillman after signatures are verified

Idaho Springs voters will decide early next year whether to oust Mayor Michael Hillman from office after signatures gathered by the effort to recall him were verified by the city on Friday. The City Council during its next regular meeting, on Jan. 13, will pick a date for a special recall election. The election must […]

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Colorado’s recall fever arrives in Idaho Springs, where leaders fear damage to their town’s renaissance

IDAHO SPRINGS — Up here the air may be thinner, but the political drama brewing is thicker than the crust of the famously dense pizza sold at Beau Jo’s on Miner Street. Recall fever, sweeping across the state from the governor’s mansion on down, has come to Idaho Springs, one of Colorado’s most economically stalled […]

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Campaign to recall Colorado Senate President Leroy Garcia fails, decides not to turn in all of its signatures

The campaign to recall Colorado Senate President Leroy Garcia failed on Friday afternoon after the group decided to turn in just a fraction of the signatures that they collected. Friday was the recall campaign’s deadline to turn in 13,506 valid signatures from voters in the Pueblo Democrat’s Senate District 3 to force a special election […]