Tag Archives | 2018 Governor’s race

Noonan: Three strong candidates for CD7 can set a vision for Dems across the nation

Paula Noonan
The 2018 election will scramble the political scene in Colorado. Two Democratic U.S. representatives are vying for governor. Three prominent state Democratic legislators from Jefferson and Adams counties will go after the open 7th Congressional District seat vacated by US Rep. Ed Perlmutter.

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Perlmutter picks up key endorsement in Colorado governor’s race: Pipefitters

Pipefitters don’t procrastinate. Nearly 18 months from Election Day, Local 208 in Denver, a politically prominent trade union, is throwing its support behind Ed Perlmutter for governor. Though endorsements will fall like February snow soon enough — and no way can or will Colorado Politics report on most of them — this nod is significant […]

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Kent Thiry, possible Colorado gubernatorial candidate, gets vicious treatment on HBO comedy show

Hear that laughter? It’s the sound of gubernatorial aspirations in pain. Colorado Politics told you last month that Kent Thiry, the CEO of Denver-based DaVita, is thinking about jumping into next year’s governor’s race. Sunday night the HBO comedy news show “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” spent 24 minutes tearing down Thiry’s business model in the for-profit […]

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Governor’s race picks up a Romney family member, Denver businessman Doug Robinson

Doug Robinson is the latest Republican candidate to enter next year’s governor’s race. Besides his involvement with Colorado’s GOP,  his uncle is former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney. He told Colorado Politics Tuesday morning that Colorado had given him and his family a good life since they moved here from Michigan 20 years ago, and now […]

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Welcome to the party, Mr. Governor! Potential candidate Kent Thiry is a new Colorado Republican

Kent Thiry is mulling over a run for Colorado governor as a Republican, and the people giving him advice are some in the best GOP operative game. His membership in the state party, though, is still brand new. The Colorado Secretary of State’s Office says Thiry changed his affiliation to Republican on March 31. Kate Roberts, a […]

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Davita CEO Kent Thiry is officially undecided on run for Colorado governor

Kent Thiry is one of the most interesting names being floated for Colorado governor. The Republican business titan and public policy do-gooder, however, has lot of open doors into the state’s political arena, but hasn’t yet decided which way he might step, a close political adviser said Wednesday afternoon. Thiry, the 61-year-old chairman and CEO […]

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Walker Stapleton, commercial pitch man, wants term limits on Congress

That’s Colorado State Treasurer Walker Stapleton’s voice coming out of your radio and talking to you on YouTube about a rally at the Capitol on March 9 at 11 a.m. The telegenic public servant is speaking up in a six-figure advertising campaign urging Coloradans to put term limits on members of Congress, paid for U.S. Term […]

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Americans for Prosperity auditions possible candidates for governor

Press conferences convene almost daily in the West Foyer of the state Capitol, but the Americans for Prosperity gathering felt bigger, like a dress rehearsal for 2018. Some of the biggest names in Colorado Republican politics took turns at the microphone talking to political activists, operatives and donors Thursday: State Treasurer Walker Stapleton, Attorney General […]

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