Over the past 10 years of covering politics in Colorado, I've encountered a persistent theme: Every one of our legislators, regardless of party, simply loves living here.
Whenever I've asked local or state pols why Colorado's legislative system seems to work better than its counterpart in...
November 8 2016, 10:55 AM
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The fateful day is (finally) almost here, and whether this is like early Christmas for you or you're ready for the political drama to end, here are some parties where you can watch the election results roll in.
The Colorado Democratic Party Election Night Party
November 4 2016, 11:14 AM
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Donald Trump's war cry of a “rigged” election has become a staple of his presidential campaign, and now it’s trickled down to lower-level races.
These false assertions have infected Colorado politics, most notably of late from incumbent state Senator Laura Woods and in the...
November 2 2016, 11:34 AM
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We're down to the final countdown of one of the strangest election cycles in recent memory. Forget about the presidential race for a moment (if you can). Before the last votes are cast on November 8, here's a roundup of Colorado’s most notable news stories from the election's final weeks. ...
November 1 2016, 2:35 PM
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As you comb through your 2016 Colorado mail-in ballot, one section might seem particularly inscrutable. I’m not referring to the myriad and complicated initiatives, one of which, in a very meta move, would create a constitutional amendment that would make it tougher to—wait for it—amend the...
October 28 2016, 12:10 PM
Morgan Carroll (left) talks to women constituents at a recent event. Photo courtesy of Carroll for Colorado
Hillary Clinton isn't the only candidate trying to break a glass ceiling in 2016. In Colorado's 6th Congressional District, former State Senate Minority Leader Morgan Carroll hopes to unseat GOP incumbent Rep. Mike Coffman to become the district's first congresswoman.
In Colorado, the artificial...
October 25 2016, 2:20 PM
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Colorado wants you to vote. In fact, our state officials want you to exercise this important, constitutional right so badly that they’ve made it easy and convenient.
Really, you have no excuse.
If you’re registered to vote in Colorado—and if you’re not, let us help you with...
October 19 2016, 4:00 PM
Mike Coffman meets with visitors in 2013. Courtesy of Flickr
On Tuesday, U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman (R) told 9News, “I don’t know if I’ll cast a vote for president. I’m not going to vote for Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump. I’m struggling with it like many other Americans.”
But Mike Coffman needs to vote. It doesn't matter whether he casts a...
October 19 2016, 11:20 AM