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Zornio: Jared Polis was right on truck driver, wrong on Walker Stapleton and definitely wrong on COVID

Polis’ decisions on the criminal justice front were bold and he deserves credit. But he governor’s appalling economic appointment and handling of the pandemic continue to be a grave disappointment.

Opinion Columns

Where do Colorado Republicans go from here?

No Republican running statewide has won more than 45% of the vote in the past two election cycles. Conservatives think Donald Trump is a big factor, but there's also broad agreement the party has a messaging problem, too.

Politics and Government

Wilson: Stapleton finally says goodbye to a Denver klansman’s legacy

Let Benjamin Stapleton be remembered where he belongs -- in the history books

Opinion Columns

Hickenlooper has likely secured his spot on the U.S. Senate primary ballot. But will the Democratic base embrace him?

John Hickenlooper, in addition to petitioning onto the ballot, is also going through Colorado’s caucus process. That could reveal how the Democratic Party is feeling about his candidacy.

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Colorado hits a new milestone with unaffiliated voters and busts the myth about its even partisan split

40% of Colorado voters are now unaffiliated, but that doesn’t necessarily mean their votes are toss-ups in the 2020 election

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Opinion: Problems with Colorado’s petition process are as common as elections themselves

The legislature must look at removing the profit motive from signature-gathering ahead of the 2020 elections

Opinion Columns

Judge awards Walker Stapleton money he paid signature-gathering firm after wrongdoing allegations threatened his campaign

Stapleton, the 2018 Republican gubernatorial nominee in Colorado, said he felt like Friday’s decision cleared his name after fraud allegations were made

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Lawsuit against signature-gathering firm illustrates problems with Colorado’s process to get on the ballot, lawyer says

Walker Stapleton’s legal action against signature-gathering firm Kennedy Enterprises goes to trial on Monday in Denver and comes as the 2020 primary elections in Colorado near and recall efforts gain steam

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At 100-day mark, Gov. Jared Polis evaluates his campaign promises and toughest moments

Early missteps initially impeded the Democratic governor's ambitious legislative agenda, but now much of it appears poised to pass

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7 Colorado political myths busted in the 2018 election

The big Democratic year defied expectations across the board and put old thinking about Colorado politics to rest, strategists argue

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Here’s how much the oil and gas industry spent on the 2018 election in Colorado

A Democratic group topped the list, but majority of top corporate and nonprofit donors were energy interests

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Super PAC money dominated 2018 election and Democrats controlled the cash race

Outside Republican political groups poured more cash into key Colorado contests but still couldn't land wins in big Democratic year

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Armstrong: How Colorado Republicans can rebuild

Opinion Columns

Colorado’s final election 2018 results are even worse for Republicans

Democrat Jared Polis won the governor's race over Republican Walker Stapleton by about 10 points

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Here’s why Colorado’s unaffiliated voters overwhelmingly picked Democrats in 2018. The story starts with Donald Trump.

Four in 10 unaffiliated voters polled by Magellan Strategies said a vote for Democrat Jared Polis in the governor’s race was a statement against President Donald Trump

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It wasn’t just cash: How texting, cannabis voters and tech outreach lifted Jared Polis to victory

The Democrat employed unique strategies to help drive support and beat his Republican rival in Colorado’s governor’s race

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Mapping the 2018 vote: Blue Colorado gets bluer and the divide remains

Democrats won big in the urban Front Range and Colorado ski country but the GOP held its base counties in the governor's race

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GOP super PACs make big TV buys to influence last-minute voters in Colorado governor’s race

Even after you factor out massive U.S. Senate race spending during the last midterm election, television purchases are $8 million ahead of 2014.

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GOP turnout in Colorado behind 2014; Democrat, unaffiliated ballot returns are surging

"This will be a dogfight until the very end," Republicans say as GOP early voting figures are below 2014 numbers in all but one of the largest counties in Colorado

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Will the next governor be open and transparent to the public? The record is not promising

Democrat Jared Polis and Republican Walker Stapleton made hostile comments toward the news media on the campaign trail and diverge on public accountability

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