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Opinion: Joe O’Dea invests in his workers and the community

If there’s a candidate for elected office more honest, ethical, and authentic than Joe O’Dea, we’d be surprised. Indeed, national journalists have called O’Dea one of the best candidates anywhere in the country. O’Dea’s an American success story, who is a rare blend of candor, decency and strength.  The campaign by Senator Michael Bennet’s closest […]

Posted inElection 2022, News, Politics and Government

Colorado congressional candidates who faced tough primaries head into general election low on cash

Colorado congressional candidates who won their primaries last month finished June low on money, giving their general election opponents — many of whom are incumbents — significant cash cushions heading into the Nov. 8 contest. Some successful primary candidates also still owe vendors hefty sums, according to campaign finance reports filed Friday with the Federal […]

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“The most we’ve ever seen”: Colorado primary messaging drives wave of complaints, ethical questions

Mailers, TV ads and other campaign missives are flying in Colorado as the June 28 primary nears, eliciting a wave of campaign finance complaints and raising ethical questions about some of the political maneuvering.  Democrats are behind some of the ads promoting more conservative Republican candidates for U.S. Senate, Colorado governor and the 8th Congressional […]

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Campaign cash is lopsided as congressional candidates self-fund in Colorado’s Republican primary for U.S. Senate

The Republican U.S. Senate primary in Colorado is a David vs. Goliath battle in terms of campaign cash. First-time candidate Joe O’Dea had about 38 times more cash on hand to begin April than his opponent, state Rep. Ron Hanks. The two are vying to take on Democratic U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, but must first […]

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Some Colorado congressional candidates received federal financial help during COVID crisis

Republicans running this year to win back one of Colorado’s U.S. Senate seats often extol their fiscal conservative bona fides and criticize government spending. A Colorado Sun analysis shows several received federal loans or unemployment payments to weather the economic downturn caused by the coronavirus pandemic. One GOP Senate candidate received a Paycheck Protection Program […]

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Littwin: We’re still waiting for climate change to hit Colorado’s ice-cold 2022 governor and Senate races

As the great baseball philosopher, Yogi Berra, once noted, it’s getting late early out there. The midterm elections are next year, and, as you’ve probably heard, the midterms, at least in modern times, nearly always break in favor of the party not in power, in this case meaning Republicans. You could look it up. But […]

Posted inElection 2020, Politics and Government

Two wins in Georgia build on victory in Colorado and hand Democrats control of U.S. Senate

Democrats ousted Colorado Republican U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner in November and put one more seat in their column. On Wednesday, the final pieces of the U.S. Senate majority came together as Democrats claimed both Georgia runoff elections after the final votes were counted. The takeover of the chamber serves as a stunning defeat for President […]