Flu season collided with campaign season this week, sidelining Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Tancredo for a few days and keeping him from participating Wednesday night in a forum sponsored by the Colorado Hispanic Republicans — after organizers initially said Tancredo couldn't take part but then relented after his supporters raised a hue and cry and enough money to help sponsor the forum.
Attorney General Cynthia Coffman, a Republican candidate for governor of Colorado, said Wednesday she plans to petition her way onto the June primary ballot rather than go through the caucus and assembly process.
Republican Walker Stapleton and Democrat Cary Kennedy, the current and former state treasurers, brought in the most contributions in their respective primary fields for the final quarter of 2017, according to campaign finance reports filed with the Colorado secretary of state.
Bill Rhea, one of three Republicans challenging six-term incumbent U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn in a primary, on Tuesday called on President Donald Trump to resign in the wake of an ongoing furor ignited by Trump's use of the term "shithole" to describe African countries during an Oval Office discussion about U.S. immigration policy.
Amid pressure from his fellow Democratic lawmakers to resign his seat following complaints of sexual misconduct, a defiant state Rep. Steve Lebsock said Tuesday he plans to petition his way on the primary ballot for Colorado's state treasurer.
Democratic secretary of state candidate Jena Griswold plans to report raising $58,381 for the just-completed final quarter of 2017, her campaign said, bringing her total fundraising to $144,685 for the year.
Three of the Republicans running for governor — Walker Stapleton, Victor Mitchell and Doug Robinson — are planning to petition their way onto Colorado's primary ballot, their campaigns tell Colorado Politics, potentially leaving GOP voters with as many as a half dozen candidates to choose from in June.
Colorado Republicans will convene this year's state assembly at the Coors Event Center on the University of Colorado campus in Boulder on Saturday, April 14, returning to the same hall where the GOP assembled four years ago, party officials said Friday.
Republican Tom Tancredo, the former congressman running for governor of Colorado, spent Thursday morning at the state Capitol to hear Gov. John Hickenlooper's final State of the State address and offer his thoughts on where the state is headed.