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Colorado Lawmaker Leaves Behind Loaded Handgun In State Capitol

Reuters | Posted 04.22.2014 | Politics

By Keith Coffman DENVER, Feb 20 (Reuters) - A Colorado lawmaker said on Thursday he found a loaded handgun that one of his colleagues ...

Shootings, Other Woes Take Political Toll On Colorado Governor

Reuters | Posted 02.19.2014 | Politics

By Keith Coffman DENVER, Dec 20 (Reuters) - Stepping away after consoling families and victims in the latest of a string of violent s...

Dems Faced Intense Profanity, Rape Threats Amid Gun Control Debate

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 09.06.2013 | Politics

Lawmakers are known to get angry messages from unhappy constituents, but the emails that Democratic lawmakers in Colorado received during the 2013 leg...

Hickenlooper's Surprising Stance On Gov't Transparency

Posted 08.08.2013 | Denver

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper (D) raised eyebrows with a somewhat counterintuitive statement to TIME magazine about government transparency making i...

Crime Makes A Comeback As Political Issue

AP | NICHOLAS RICCARDI | Posted 07.06.2013 | Denver

DENVER -- The ad seems like an artifact from an earlier political era – a grainy mug shot of a convicted murderer, flashing police lights, a rec...

Bennet To Chair Key Dem Senatorial Committee

AP | Posted 12.04.2012 | Denver

DENVER -- Colorado's junior senator has a new responsibility – helping Democrats maintain their hold on the U.S. Senate in 2014. Sen. Michael B...

Suspected Serial Rapist Has Ties To High-Profile State Dems

Denver Post | Posted 01.21.2013 | Politics

The suspected serial rapist linked by DNA to three sexual attacks on strangers -- one of whom was a 13-year-old girl -- also has close ties to some of...

John Celock

Colorado Dems Hope To Reverse 2010 Decision

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 11.04.2012 | Politics

As the battle for Colorado goes to the voters Tuesday, both turnout and the presidential race are major factors in both parties' playbooks. Republ...

GOP Keeps Its Edge In Colorado Early Voting

The Colorado Independent | John Tomasic | Posted 10.31.2012 | Denver

From The Colorado Independent's John Tomasic. The latest early-vote tallies (pdf) released this afternoon by the Colorado secretary of state show R...

Boulder-Area CEOs Lean To The Left With Campaign Contributions

The Boulder Daily Camera | Alicia Wallace | Posted 12.29.2012 | Denver

An analysis by NBC News earlier this year showed that Fortune 500 CEOs donated to Mitt Romney's presidential campaign over President Barack Obama by a...

Battle For House District 27 Heats Up

The Colorado Independent | Scot Kersgaard | Posted 10.19.2012 | Denver

From The Colorado Independent's Scot Kersgaard. With Colorado Republicans enjoying a one-seat advantage in the State House, Democrats are eying a d...

Romney Edges Ahead Of Obama In Colorado: New Polls

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 10.11.2012 | Denver

After two polls earlier in the week showed President Barack Obama still ahead in Colorado, Republican challenger Mitt Romney's post-debate bounce appe...

Rural Republicans Don't Know They Agree With Dems On Immigration

The Colorado Independent | John Tomasic | Posted 09.25.2012 | Denver

From The Colorado Independent's John Tomasic. National Rural Assembly Poll results on the presidential race released Monday (pdf) found unsurpris...

All Eyes On House District 29 As Dems Aim At Regaining The House

The Colorado Independent | Scot Kersgaard | Posted 09.05.2012 | Denver

From The Colorado Independent's Scot Kersgaard. In November 2010, political junkies in Colorado anxiously awaited results of the nail-biter race fo...

WATCH: 'Meet The Press' Host Says Colorado Vital To Obama In 2012

Posted 05.03.2012 | Denver

9News anchor Kyle Clark recently interviewed David Gregory, host of "Meet The Press," and asked him, among other things, about Colorado's "swing state...

Colorado Supreme Court Sides With Democrats' Map

Posted 12.05.2011 | Denver

The Colorado Supreme Court heard arguments from Republicans Thursday challenging the November decision by District Court Judge Robert Hyatt who select...

Obama Looks To Bennet For Road Map To Winning Colo.

AP | KEN THOMAS | Posted 12.22.2011 | Denver

DENVER — If you want a sense of how President Barack Obama's team intends to win in the West, look no further than Democrat Michael Bennet's suc...

Colo. Redistricting Begins In Court

Posted 12.11.2011 | Denver

A trial beginning in Denver District Court this morning will decide the boundaries of Colorado's congressional districts. Chief Judge Robert Hyatt...

Dems Want To Forgive Tax Violations To Save Money

Denver Business Journal | Denver Business Journal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Colorado businesses and residents with delinquent taxes can pay them later this year under an amnesty bill introduced Wednesday -- if the state can al...

A Note on Dick Wadhams' Decision: Colorado Political Parties in Transition

Pat Waak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Pat Waak

In Colorado our political parties are more ideological than is prudent to win elections. And the job of the chair is to try and keep them focused on their job: fielding candidates and winning elections.

Colorado Democrats Not Yet Conceding The State House

The Colorado Independent | Scot Kersgaard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The red wave that swept America in last week's election didn't exactly miss Colorado, but it was very selective. It will probably be felt most acut...

Colorado Early Voting Shows Promising Signs For Democrats

The Atlantic | Marc Ambinder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Oct 21 2010, 4:12 PM ET 4 Democrats are happy with early vote totals in general, but the news appears grim in Colorado, where Republicans have reque...

Down But Not Out, Curry Not Done With Politics

David Frey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
David Frey

When state Rep. Kathleen Curry left the Democratic Party to run as an independent write-in candidate, naysayers said she didn't have a chance to regain her seat. Curry lost, but by fewer than 300 votes.

Tim Kaine To Headline Colorado Democratic Unity Event After Primaries

POLITICO | DAVID CATANESE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Democratic National Committee Chairman Tim Kaine will travel to Colorado Thursday to be the featured guest at a unity event for the state Democratic P...

Why Bennet Won't Win in My Hometown

Michael Shandrick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Michael Shandrick

It is little wonder Michael Bennet is behind in two recent polls. He doesn't have a message to sell to his own supporters. He can't even wake up his party to fight.