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Nicolais: Colorado Republicans must move from “r-e-c-a-l-l” to “r-e-b-u-i-l-d”

A picture of state Sen. Brittany Pettersen surrounded by volunteers recently popped up in my social media feed. Packed several rows deep and bridging a city street, the volunteers congregated to help Pettersen battle a nascent recall campaign against her. The picture and its context exposed the divergent effects recent recall efforts have had in […]

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9-member Democratic vacancy committee in Weld County picks replacement for former Rep. Rochelle Galindo

A nine-member Democratic vacancy committee in Weld County on Sunday selected Mary Young to replace former Rep. Rochelle Galindo following Galindo’s resignation from her seat last month. Young is a first-time public official who works as a school psychologist and was previously a special education teacher. Her husband is Colorado Treasurer Dave Young, a Democrat […]

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Former state Rep. Rochelle Galindo, campaign manager accused of providing alcohol to minors

Former state Rep. Rochelle Galindo and her campaign manager Fabio Cordeiro on Wednesday were cited for providing alcohol to minors after a Greeley Police Department investigation of claims that Galindo had sexually assaulted a young campaign worker. No charges were filed in the sex assault case. Heavily redacted reports released Thursday by the Greeley Police […]

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Six big takeaways from The Colorado Sun’s forum with Gov. Jared Polis and top state lawmakers

Gov. Jared Polis and four top state lawmakers gathered at a forum hosted by The Colorado Sun on Monday evening to talk about the 2019 legislative session. But they also dove into current events, including last week’s deadly shooting at the STEM School Highlands Ranch and the resignation Sunday of state Rep. Rochelle Galindo. The […]

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Democratic state Rep. Rochelle Galindo resigns citing undisclosed allegations against her

Democratic state Rep. Rochelle Galindo, of Greeley, abruptly announced her resignation on Sunday afternoon citing undisclosed allegations against her. The first-year state lawmaker said the allegations against her were false, but that “they will make our fight against the pending recall effort untenable.” She didn’t provide any information on what the allegations against her are. […]