Donald Trump speaks with supporters at a campaign rally at the South Point Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, on February 22, 2016.
—Photo by Gage Skidmore via Flickr / Creative Commons
As the June 28 primary looms for the five remaining Colorado GOP Senate candidates, one thing looms even larger. Hint: He’s loud, unapologetic, and has curious hair.
Whoever wins the right to square off against Democrat Michael Bennet this fall will have to contend with the incumbent and his...
June 8 2016, 9:00 AM
Will any of the GOP candidates be able to take out Democratic Senator Michael Bennet?
—Courtesy of Michael Bennet
The only thing we can assert with certainty about 2016 is that it’s a bad year to be making political predictions. From the presidential race on down, conventional wisdom has flown out the proverbial window, to the point that not even Nostradamus could divine who might be next in line to run this...
May 13 2016, 2:05 PM
The Denver City and County Building
There's a reason Colorado is a general election swing state: More than one-third of voters—around a million total—are unaffiliated with a political party. That makes the Centennial State one of just a handful where independent voters outnumber both Democrats and Republicans. And the numbers...
May 3 2016, 3:45 PM
Colorado House Majority Leader Crisanta Duran
Colorado Representative Crisanta Duran (D-Denver) is already a change-maker in local politics. Now, the House Majority Leader—the first Latina and the youngest woman ever elected to this role in Colorado—is receiving national recognition for her accomplishments.
In late March, EMILY’s List, a...
April 5 2016, 12:00 PM
After vetting candidates for the past several months, Governor John Hickenlooper this week chose Kaiser Permanente executive Donna Lynne to be his second in command.
Lynne, whose nomination must be confirmed by Colorado state legislators, would succeed Lieutenant Governor Joe Garcia, who...
March 25 2016, 9:45 AM
To frack or not to frack? —Courtesy of Shutterstock
After all the angst and accusations about fracking we've witnessed in Colorado over the past several years, we could be right back where we started.
A group called Coloradans for Community Rights is attempting to gather enough signatures to put an initiative on the ballot that would grant more...
March 18 2016, 11:30 AM
A student asks a question at Inspire Colorado's 2016 Youth-Led Candidate Forum. —Courtesy of Inspire Colorado
This week, I had the pleasure of moderating an unusual political forum. What made it out of the ordinary was that the assembled candidates—seven in total from three Colorado state races—refrained from the name-calling, inflammatory rhetoric, and general hostility that's polluted this year's...
March 11 2016, 2:00 PM
Voters wait in line to enter a caucus location in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016. —Joseph Sohm / Shutterstock
Coloradans showed up on Super Tuesday in unprecedented numbers, and our feeble caucus system couldn’t handle the masses.
Last week, caucus-goers voiced their presidential preferences in the yard of Lincoln Middle School in Fort Collins, as volunteers used their phones’ flashlights...
March 10 2016, 11:49 AM