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Colorado measure to ban abortions after 22 weeks of pregnancy fails

A measure that would ban abortions in Colorado after 22 weeks of pregnancy, except in cases where the mother’s life is at risk, failed Tuesday night. Both supporters and opponents of Proposition 115 had predicted a tight battle over what supporters of the ban call “late-term abortion,” but opponents declared victory about an hour after […]

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Abortion-ban measure is one of Colorado’s two most expensive ballot questions and the outcome is too close to call

Opponents of a ballot measure that would ban abortion in Colorado after 22 weeks of pregnancy, except in cases where the mother’s life is at risk, have raised $8.7 million — about 14 times as much as the groups pushing the initiative.  And leading up to Election Day, the limited polling data available suggests Proposition […]

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Hickenlooper demolishes fundraising gap with Gardner in final stretch of Colorado’s U.S. Senate race

Democrat John Hickenlooper’s three-month $22.6 million cash haul was nearly three times the $7.8 million raised by Republican Sen. Cory Gardner, who posted his best fundraising quarter ever. Hickenlooper ended the July-through-September quarter with about $7.2 million in the bank, while Gardner had $6.8 million. It was the first time the former governor held a […]

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Diane Mitsch Bush outraises GOP rival Lauren Boebert in 3rd District as Democrats pour money into the race

Democrat Diane Mitsch Bush outraised her Republican rival for the 3rd Congressional race, new finance reports show, another sign Democrats are looking for an upset. Mitsch Bush, a former state lawmaker, raised $2.6 million from July 1 through the end of September, according to figures filed with the Federal Elections Commission. Republican Lauren Boebert raised […]

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Opinion: How one Colorado anti-abortion ballot initiative could affect pregnant people in over 30 states

With the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the prospect of an even more conservative Supreme Court, abortion rights in many states are in extreme peril. But even before the next big abortion case is argued before the court, dangerous policies are already in motion. Right now, looming in Colorado, there is a deceptive […]

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Gardner says Roe v. Wade is “settled law” in final U.S. Senate debate, as Hickenlooper talks court packing

U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner said he believes the Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade protecting a woman’s right to an abortion and a ruling affirming a same-sex couple’s right to marriage are settled law. “Both cases are settled law … and that precedent should be respected,” Gardner said. The Republican incumbent’s comments in the […]

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Republicans’ U.S. Supreme Court push may box in Cory Gardner

By Nicholas Riccardi, The Associated Press Six years ago, Colorado Democrats failed to convince enough voters to reject Cory Gardner’s bid for the U.S. Senate. Their warnings that the Republican could, someday, be the confirming vote for a Supreme Court justice who could overturn Roe v. Wade proved ineffective. Now Gardner, 46, is poised to […]

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The next four weeks will determine if Cory Gardner keeps his job. Here’s how he plans to shift the tide.

Cory Gardner is touting his legislative accomplishments in the U.S. Senate and his work responding to the coronavirus crisis. He is getting praise from President Donald Trump and big financial help from national Republicans. And the GOP lawmaker from Yuma is relentlessly attacking his Democratic opponent, former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, for violating the state’s […]

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Proposition 115 explained: Colorado’s broad access to abortion would be scaled back under ballot measure

The intensity behind Colorado’s abortion ballot measure escalated to the next level with a vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court and national Republican leaders’ intent to seat an anti-abortion justice.  Colorado is among the states with the most unrestricted abortion access in the nation — one of seven that does not prohibit abortion at any […]