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Silverman: Les Shapiro turned from being a TV sports reporter to battling Trumpism

Leslie Mark Shapiro had an excellent life, but there was anguish, too. Les ate properly (excluding Chicago-style pizza), worked out and never smoked. Nonetheless, lung cancer killed Les at the age of 65. A Chicagoland high school pitcher with a lively arm, Les studied mass communications in college. Cleverly, Les turned his sports passion and reportorial […]

Posted inElection 2020, News, Politics and Government

Cory Gardner and John Hickenlooper have dual personalities when it comes to television ads and campaign emails

A television ad for Cory Gardner last month featured the former deputy director for Colorado State Parks saying the U.S. senator is “one of the few Republicans who fights for green energy.” The spot was titled “Both Parties.” But Gardner strikes a far more partisan tone in his campaign emails. In one, he contrasts his […]

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Here’s who funded the last-minute, $1.5 million attacks on Andrew Romanoff in Colorado’s U.S. Senate primary

A dark-money nonprofit affiliated with Democratic leaders in the U.S. Senate is the major funder of a pop-up super PAC that spent nearly $1.5 million to boost former Gov. John Hickenlooper days before Colorado’s U.S. Senate primary, according to new federal reports. A spokesman for Let’s Turn Colorado Blue, the super PAC, said it received […]

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With John Hickenlooper on defensive, mysterious group launches big-money ad attacking Andrew Romanoff

Allies of an under-pressure John Hickenlooper are rushing to the former governor’s aid in Colorado’s Democratic primary for U.S. Senate, launching a major television ad buy that includes a spot slamming Andrew Romanoff’s immigration record.  Let’s Turn Colorado Blue, a mysterious federal political action committee formed this week, has reserved about $750,000 in air time […]

Posted inHealth, News, Politics and Government

Groups tied to hospitals, insurance companies launch pricey ad blitz against Colorado public option

Two affiliated organizations with ties to hospitals and insurance companies have launched a six-figure public relations ad blitz against the creation of a “public” health insurance option in Colorado.  The campaign began earlier this month and comes ahead of the 2020 legislative session, which begins next week and is expected to feature an intense battle […]

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Where to watch your local city council meeting and more in Colorado

Finding a city’s local government or public-access TV channel isn’t easy. Many have moved online to broadcast local government meetings live. RELATED: Federal proposal to curb franchise fees could threaten public access channels. We started keeping track of some of the cities and their public-access and government-meeting channels and thought that readers of The Colorado […]