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Republican state Rep. Susan Beckman resigns to join Trump administration

Colorado state Rep. Susan Beckman, am Arapahoe County Republican, is resigning to take a position with the Donald Trump administration. Beckman, of Littleton, announced her resignation on Friday. She did not immediately disclose her new position. An administration announcement was pending. A former Arapahoe County commissioner, Beckman was elected to the House in 2016 and […]

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These five bills are designed to make Colorado schools safer. None touches on guns.

Colorado’s School Safety Committee moved forward with five bills on Thursday that seek to prevent any more children from becoming victims of school violence. None, however, addresses a core issue related to many incidents of school violence: firearms and students’ access to them. The only mention of guns came at the tail end of Thursday’s […]

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Colorado GOP looks to rebuild ahead of 2020 election, but first the party must reconcile the past

The Colorado Republican Party will meet Saturday to pick a new leader. But before it can look to the future, it must reconcile the past. More specifically, the party must reckon with its dismal performance in the 2018 election, where Democrats in Colorado made history and took complete control of state government for the first […]

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Why Cory Gardner endorsed Donald Trump — and whether it helps or hurts him

U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner — who didn’t vote for Donald Trump in 2016 — is now endorsing the president’s re-election. The about-face surprised Republicans and Democrats alike in Colorado, but based on a poll released Thursday, it may be a smart political calculation. A new Magellan Strategies survey conducted after the government shutdown shows an […]

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U.S. Rep. Ken Buck, who declared GOP “is dead,” makes bid to lead state party

U.S. Rep. Ken Buck, who once declared “the Republican Party is dead,” is making a run to lead the Colorado state GOP. The Windsor lawmaker’s candidacy — first reported Tuesday in The Unaffiliated, the Colorado Sun’s political newsletter — is notable for what it represents. Buck is considered a fierce conservative and a darling of […]