Ernest LuningErnest LuningJanuary 4, 20184min1831

Republican state treasurer candidate Brian Watson plans to report raising roughly $215,000 for the quarter just ended, his first in the race — almost precisely the amount reported so far by all the other candidates running in crowded primaries in both parties — and plans to petition his way onto the June primary ballot, Colorado Politics has learned.


Joey BunchJoey BunchDecember 26, 20173min775
State Rep. Polly Lawrence has an effective digital campaign called #FocusOnTheFactsWithPolly, other than it being a 25-character hashtag, as part of her campaign for state treasurer. Last Thursday she  released a video on her Facebook page that hits hard at state employees who might be more focused on their next job than getting the best […]

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Joey BunchJoey BunchNovember 5, 20173min550
Rep. Steve Lebsock of Thornton, a candidate for state treasurer, is criticizing Gov. John Hickenlooper’s plan to boost the state employees’ retirement plan by asking them to pay more. In the request rolled out last week, Hickenlooper asked the legislature to put $94.7 million into next year’s $30.5 billion budget for state employees’ compensation package. […]

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Ernest LuningErnest LuningOctober 20, 20178min2974

Declaring he's the only candidate with the right business and financial experience to serve as Colorado state treasurer  — including bouncing back after losing almost everything when the economy crashed — Republican Brian Watson on Friday jumped into a GOP primary that already includes three state lawmakers, a county treasurer and a prosecutor.