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Coming to a TV near you: $163 million in political ads for the top 2020 Colorado races

The 2020 election arrived six months ago on Colorado’s TV screens and reached $7.2 million in political advertising by the end of the year. But that’s just a drop in the 2020 advertising bucket. One election watcher predicts Colorado will see $163 million worth of TV and digital ads this year just in the presidential […]

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Andrew Romanoff goes apocalyptic on climate change. But will fear drive support for his U.S. Senate bid?

In the first video for his U.S. Senate campaign, Democrat Andrew Romanoff declares a climate apocalypse is near. The bleak, 4-minute miniature movie starts “in the not so distant future” focused on a family in Colorado Springs hiding inside a foil-lined bunker from 127-degree heat and poor air quality outdoors. “Mommy says baby brother will […]

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Does Cory Gardner have a breaking point when it comes to Trump? The political climate suggests he better not.

In 2016, when Donald Trump ran for president, Colorado’s Republican U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner didn’t mince his words about the GOP nominee: “I cannot and will not support someone who brags about degrading and assaulting women.” Gardner was reacting to an “Access Hollywood” recording of the candidate bragging about sexual assault. He said he didn’t […]

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University of Denver professor joins slate of Democrats running for U.S. Senate

A University of Denver professor has joined the field candidates seeking the Democratic nomination to challenge Republican U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner next year. David Goldfischer filed his paperwork on Monday, adding his name to a Democratic field that had been shrinking since former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper joined the race. Goldfischer is an associate professor […]

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Angela Williams exits U.S. Senate race, faces fractious primary challenge in reelection to her statehouse seat

Democrat Angela Williams announced Wednesday that she is abandoning her U.S. Senate bid, opting instead to seek reelection to her state Senate seat in what’s gearing up to be a fractious statehouse primary contest that’s already splitting state lawmakers.  “After a period of soul searching and reflection with family, I have decided to suspend my […]

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John Hickenlooper hesitated when asked if Trump committed impeachable offenses. His U.S. Senate rivals pounced.

John Hickenlooper, the leading Democrat in Colorado’s U.S. Senate race, appeared uncertain when asked Sunday whether President Donald Trump has committed an impeachable offense. The question, captured on video by The Colorado Sun, came at a candidate forum in Montrose sponsored by the Colorado Democratic Party, and the former governor’s apparent indifference drew quick criticism […]

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Colorado’s highly coveted unaffiliated voters overwhelmingly support Trump-impeachment inquiry, new poll shows

A majority of Colorado voters — 54% —  support an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, including 61% of unaffiliateds, who represent the state’s most important voting bloc.  The question provides key insight to how voters might view the candidates in Colorado’s pivotal 2020 U.S. Senate race, where Republican incumbent Cory Gardner is calling the […]

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Cory Gardner refuses to say if it’s appropriate for a president to ask a foreign leader to investigate a political rival

U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner on Thursday repeatedly refused to say whether he thinks it’s appropriate for the president to ask a foreign government to investigate a political rival. In two sometimes-tense scrums with groups of reporters before and after an event with the Colorado Chamber of Commerce, the normally upbeat Colorado Republican rejected questions, accused […]

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John Hickenlooper posts Colorado fundraising record in his first six weeks as U.S. Senate candidate

John Hickenlooper raised more than $2.1 million for his U.S. Senate campaign in less than six weeks, a record haul in Colorado that affirms his Democratic front-runner status in a top-tier race. The cash total positions the former two-term governor as the top fundraiser in his party primary but it falls short of Republican U.S. […]

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Cory Gardner now boasts $6.7 million in the bank for his 2020 reelection bid in Colorado

Cory Gardner continues to amass a huge financial advantage in the Colorado’s U.S. Senate race as the Democratic candidates compete for a chance to challenge him. The Republican incumbent seeking a second term raised $2.45 million from July through September, his best fundraising quarter of the year, the campaign told The Colorado Sun.  He spent […]