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Here’s how much the oil and gas industry spent on the 2018 election in Colorado

Seven of the top 10 corporate and nonprofit donors in Colorado’s 2018 midterm election were oil and gas interests that combined to spend more than $34 million — a total that exceeded the campaigns for both candidates in the governor’s race. The money primarily went to support or defeat two competing ballot initiatives. But oil and […]

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New political groups emerge in Colorado’s election 2018 TV advertising battle, explained in graphics

Just when it seems like you can’t take seeing any more political commercials, new super PACs are emerging to influence voters as ballots arrive in mailboxes. General election TV ad spending is nearing $50 million, according to an analysis by The Colorado Sun, with total political ad spending for the cycle at $64.4 million. A […]

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Fact check: A look at what’s true and what’s false in Colorado’s 2018 governor’s race

The candidates’ misleading claims and negative attacks are making it difficult to tell fact from fiction in the 2018 campaign. It’s particularly tough in Colorado’s governor’s race between Democrat Jared Polis and Republican Walker Stapleton, where competing lines dominate the conversation and big outside money is fueling the falsehoods. To help voters, Colorado media outlets […]

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Walker Stapleton to start TV ads in October and Jason Crow focuses on military record in new campaign spot

Republican candidate for governor Walker Stapleton will hit the TV airwaves next week with more than $400,000 in campaign commercials just as the election enters a crucial period. The campaign ads will begin Oct. 4, a day before the first major gubernatorial debate — hosted by CBS4, Colorado Public Television, KOA NewsRadio and The Colorado […]

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George Soros, Tom Steyer enter Colorado governor’s race to help Democrat Jared Polis

Democrat Jared Polis put another $200,000 into his campaign in the past two weeks, a relatively low sum for the self-funded gubernatorial candidate and multimillionaire. But his campaign is getting a boost from liberal mega-donors George Soros and Tom Steyer. Polis is still setting records with nearly $19 million raised for his gubernatorial contest versus Republican […]

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Jared Polis becomes first candidate to air negative TV ad in 2018 general election

Democratic Jared Polis is fighting back against a barrage of attack ads against him with his own negative spot. His campaign for governor began airing a TV ad Friday that blasts his Republican opponent Walker Stapleton for “false claims” and “negative ads.” It concludes by calling Stapleton “Donald Trump’s Yes Man.” That’s the first negative […]