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8 takeaways from Colorado’s new congressional map

The proposal still needs to be approved by the Colorado Supreme Court, but we took a look at how it would affect the state’s political makeup

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Here is the new congressional map headed to the Colorado Supreme Court for final approval

The proposal was approved by Colorado's Independent Congressional Redistricting Commission by an 11-1 vote just before midnight after seven rounds of voting

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The latest draft of Colorado’s congressional map could become the final version. Here’s where the districts would be.

A supermajority of commissioners must agree on a final map by Sept. 28, or the draft released Thursday will be one step closer to being final

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More big changes in latest Colorado congressional map, which avoids pitting House members against each other

A sweeping, L-shaped district would cover most of the Western Slope and southern Colorado, while ski areas would merge with Boulder and Larimer in the 2nd District

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3 reasons the latest draft of Colorado’s congressional map may spell trouble for Lauren Boebert

The proposed 2nd District would be home to Boebert and Democrat Joe Neguse and include liberal-leaning Boulder, Broomfield and Larimer counties

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The first established politician has jumped into the race for Colorado’s new 8th Congressional District

State Rep. Yadira Caraveo, a Thornton Democrat and pediatrician, announced her bid despite the new district’s boundaries still being unclear

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CBD isn’t regulated by the FDA. Here’s why Colorado companies are pushing for that to (quickly) change.

Colorado is at the center of the nation’s cannabidiol boom, producing much of the nation’s hemp and serving as home to many CBD sellers

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Michael Bennet believes the child tax credit expansion will be made permanent. But he’s not sure how long it will take.

The Colorado Democrat said during a Colorado Sun event that he’s still not sure for how long the expansion would be extended under Democrats’ $3.5 trillion spending bill

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“We’re (expletive) idiots”: Some Democrats regret Colorado’s new redistricting process now that their party is in charge

If Y and Z hadn’t passed, Democrats would now have nearly unfettered power to draw new congressional districts ahead of the 2022 election, and more say over how legislative districts are drawn.

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Colorado’s congressional, legislative redistricting ramps up this summer. Here’s what you need to know to get involved.

Preliminary maps will be completed this month, followed by a statewide listening tour to gather input about the proposals and the process

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Lauren Boebert is known for her far-right Republican views. But Republicans alone didn’t send her to Congress.

Unaffiliated voters on Colorado’s Front Range often vote for Democrats. But in rural parts of the state, like the 3rd Congressional District, where they make up the largest voting bloc, that’s not the case.

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Ken Buck voted against ousting Liz Cheney from Republican leadership; Lauren Boebert supported removing her

Cheney was removed from her post during a closed-door meeting that lasted less than 20 minutes

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Jason Crow is moving to Centennial from Aurora, potentially affecting the 2022 election amid redistricting

The Democrat, who is in his second two-year term, still lives in his 6th Congressional District. But Centennial is part of a fast-growing south Denver metro area that some believe could anchor Colorado’s new 8th Congressional District.

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Colorado Democrats in the U.S. House want nearly $200 million for earmarked projects

The three Colorado Republicans in the U.S. House oppose designated projects, leaving Colorado Springs and rural areas of the state out of the spending requests for now

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What the Twitter accounts of Colorado’s nine members of Congress can tell us about them

Republican Lauren Boebert has more followers on her personal account than the rest of the state’s congressional delegation combined. She’s used that large following to fundraise.

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Nearly $1.5 million pours into Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District for Lauren Boebert, Kerry Donovan

U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, a Colorado Democrat whose race is crucial to his party’s majority in the Senate, hauled in $1.2 million

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Gregg Smith ends his bid to unseat Republican Lauren Boebert

The Democrat’s campaign lasted only about six weeks, but he feels there are qualified progressive candidates who can win in Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District.

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Meet Gregg Smith, the Blackwater-connected Democrat new to Colorado and running to unseat Lauren Boebert

Smith says he was moved to run for Congress by the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol. He faces an uphill battle in a congressional district that values known quantities

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Two big-name Colorado Democrats are already exploring 2022 bids to unseat Lauren Boebert

State Sen. Kerry Donovan of Vail and state Rep. Dylan Roberts of Avon say they are in discussions to launch a campaign to oust the Republican next year

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Lauren Boebert’s spokesman resigns after less than a month, citing U.S. Capitol riot

Ben Goldey confirmed his departure to The Colorado Sun after it was first reported on Saturday by Axios

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