Ernest Luning

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Six months of Trump doesn’t shake his Colorado believers

Donald Trump’s true believers in Colorado still believe. Since taking up residency in the White House six months ago, the first family has taken on political wounds over their potential involvement with Russian operatives, a shaky health care overhaul and campaign promises that have yet to materialize, including a border wall paid for by Mexico […]

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Unity Party fields two more candidates, declares its primaries will be open to unaffiliated voters

Unity Party founder Bill Hammons (Photo courtesy Hammons via Facebook)

The Unity Party of Colorado decided at its first meeting as an official minor political party that it wants unaffiliated voters to have the chance to vote in its primaries — and the party’s founder welcomes a primary challenger in his run for governor next year. The party also tripled the number of candidates running […]

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DaVita CEO Kent Thiry says he won’t run for governor of Colorado, plans to support ‘centrist’ candidates

DaVita Inc. President and CEO Kent Thiry (Photo courtesy Thiry via Twitter)

After spending millions of dollars last year to make it easy for unaffiliated voters to help decide primary races in Colorado, DaVita Inc. President and CEO Kent Thiry, a Republican, announced Monday he won’t be running for governor next year but said he plans to support candidates and causes in upcoming elections.

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Democrat Gabriel McArthur withdraws from Colorado’s 6th Congressional District primary, endorses Levi Tillemann

Democratic congressional candidate Levi Tillemann, left, is running in a primary in Colorado's 6th Congressional District. Gabriel McArthur withdrew from the primary and endorsed Tillemann on Sunday, July 23, 2017. (Photos by Ernest Luning/Colorado Politics & AP, File)

Gabriel McArthur, a Bernie Sanders delegate to last year’s Democratic National Convention, has withdrawn from Colorado’s 6th Congressional District primary and on Sunday threw his support behind Levi Tillemann, one of three Democrats vying for the chance to take on U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman, the Republican incumbent, in the battleground seat.

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