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Personal injury attorney Franklin Azar donates $224,000 to PAC that has district court judge Edward Moss’ retention in its sights

Personal injury attorney Franklin Azar is spending more than $224,000 to try to get 17th Judicial District Court Judge Edward Moss out of office. Azar is the sole donor to Great Judges for a Great Colorado, an independent spending committee that has thus far reported spending nearly $198,000 on television, online and radio ads opposing […]

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Colorado has been called the safest place to vote under Republican Wayne Williams’ watch. But Democrat Jena Griswold says things could be better.

Colorado’s Republican Secretary of State Wayne Williams, a lawyer and El Paso County’s former elected clerk and recorder, is being challenged by Democratic attorney Jena Griswold, a first-time candidate in this year’s elections. They’re chasing a job that includes managing the state’s voter registration, elections and campaign finance reporting, and minding vast amounts of data […]

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Colorado election officials dismiss complaint against Better Jobs Coalition super PAC

Colorado’s Secretary of State on Tuesday dismissed a complaint that an independent spending committee improperly paid for radio ads urging people not to sign initiative petitions. A legal analyst for Republican Secretary Wayne Williams deemed the commercials as informational and said they did not violate state campaign-finance law. “It appears Better Jobs Coalition was simply […]

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Amazon positions itself to shape policy and public perception as its Colorado presence grows

Amazon has hired Hilltop Public Solutions, a political consulting firm, to publicize what the Seattle company is doing in Colorado. From opening three warehouses in the state since 2016 to naming Denver a finalist for its proposed second headquarters, Amazon’s interest in Colorado has grown beyond selling goods to residents. The company, which employs about […]

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The FBI is training political campaigns to fight foreign influence in Colorado elections. And here’s what voters can do.

The FBI hosted a first-in-the-nation training for candidates and campaigns in Colorado to help them guard against cybersecurity attacks ahead of the November election. The closed-to-the-public seminar Monday focused on steps campaigns can take to protect voter data and efforts of foreign governments to influence politicians or the election. Calvin Shivers, the outgoing special agent […]