campaign finance Archives - Colorado Politics

Ernest LuningErnest LuningFebruary 16, 20186min17854

Democratic challenger Jason Crow on Thursday called on U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman to return campaign donations the Aurora Republican has received from the National Rifle Association and urged the incumbent to "act now to pass commonsense gun safety reform" the day after a mass shooting at a Florida high school left 17 dead and 14 wounded — but the Coffman campaign dismissed Crow's demands as political posturing.


Ernest LuningErnest LuningJanuary 28, 201810min1017

UPDATE: According to officials with the Colorado secretary of state's office, the candidates who had difficulty filing campaign finance reports earlier this month, including those whose "major contributor" donations initially showed up twice in posted reports, weren't to blame for the mishaps. It turns out, a procedure on the secretary of state's side to convert spreadsheets filed by campaigns' agents wasn't handling the data properly — a glitch officials say they didn't fully grasp was botching the reports until days after the filing deadline. While some campaigns — and veteran compliance agent Marge Klein — took responsibility for what they thought were their own errors, below, the secretary of state's office says they were doing everything properly.


Hal BidlackHal BidlackJanuary 23, 20186min2441

Both major parties have what might be called an embarrassment of riches when it comes to candidates running to replace John Hickenlooper as Colorado’s next governor. Some are rich, some are embarrassments (your own partisanship can decide which is which), but there appears to be quality candidates on both sides.


Marianne GoodlandMarianne GoodlandNovember 6, 201714min464

Unless there’s a final, major GOP rush to the ballot box, both ballot return numbers and fundraising indicate the three incumbents running for the Jefferson County school board are likely to be re-elected next Tuesday. And in the Denver Public Schools, fundraising by the 10 candidates has exceeded $641,000, with spending just shy of a half-million dollars.


Ernest LuningErnest LuningNovember 5, 20176min7880

Former Colorado State Treasurer Cary Kennedy on Saturday called on her fellow Democratic gubernatorial candidates to limit their primary election spending to $3 million, in addition to running positive campaigns and rejecting contributions from corporate interests. While all the leading Democrats in the race say they’re committed to running positive campaigns, none said they were willing to limit their spending in what could be one of Colorado’s most expensive statewide primaries in memory.