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Athanasopoulos GOP’s clear choice to unseat Perlmutter

Republican candidate for the 7th Congressional District, George Athanasopoulos, delivers his acceptance speech before delegates at the congressional district's assembly April 7 in Arvada. Athanasopoulos had overwhelming support at the assembly, receiving 85 percent of the vote. (Photo by Adam McCoy/The Colorado Statesman)
Colorado Republicans are banking on a political newcomer this fall to steal a long-held Democratic congressional seat. Landing a decisive victory Thursday night during a district assembly in Arvada, party delegates nominated former Army officer George Athanasopoulos as their candidate to challenge four-term Democratic U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter for Colorado’s 7th Congressional District. Athanasopoulos ran […]

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Sanders backer mounts primary bid against Perlmutter

U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter addresses Democrats at the party's annual dinner on Feb. 28, 2015, in Denver. Perlmutter, a super delegate to the Democratic National Convention supporting presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, is facing a primary challenge from Shawn Carlson, a young veteran who supports Bernie Sanders, the winner of a straw poll conducted at Colorado's precinct caucuses on March 1. (Photo by Ernest Luning/The Colorado Statesman)
Inspired by the presidential campaign of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, retired Army Capt. Shawn Carlson this week started gathering signatures to make the primary ballot to challenge U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter, a Golden Democrat, although the 31-year-old would probably disagree with the way that’s phrased.

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Army veteran challenges Perlmutter, blasts support for Iran deal

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Declaring he’s on a mission “to save the Republic,” retired Army Major George Athanasopoulos filed Monday to run in a GOP primary to challenge five-term U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter, a Golden Democrat. “When I heard we were making a deal with Iran, I was floored,” Athanasopoulos, who served four tours in Iraq, told The Colorado […]

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Letter: Adams County Republicans support legal immigration

This is in response to a Feb. 9 Colorado Statesman article about an Adams County Republican calling on congressional candidate Bruce Baker to resign his Westminster City Council seat over his proposal to end all immigration into the United States. The Adams County Republican Party believes that America is exceptional in many facets of life […]

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The Hot Sheet, February 10, 2016

By TCS Publisher & Editor-in-Chief Jared Wright@_JaredWright_ Wednesday, February 10, 2016 DENVER – Good morning, happy Wednesday, and here’s to a good start to the rest of your week … Your post-N.H. presidential recap and analysis: As the polling from the last several days predicted, Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders walked away from the Granite State last night with respective wins, Trump commanding 35.1% […]

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Top Adams County Republican calls on Baker to resign council seat over immigration proposals

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The Republican vice chair of the 7th Congressional District delivered a blistering response Monday night to recent remarks about immigration policy by the GOP candidate running in the district, saying she felt “cheated and used” when she backed him for a Westminster City Council seat and is now calling for him to step down. During the […]

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