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Ernest LuningErnest LuningJune 28, 20175min609

The National Republican Congressional Committee on Wednesday rolled out the red carpet to welcome Democrat Levi Tillemann into an already crowded primary race for the chance to challenge GOP incumbent U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman in Colorado's 6th Congressional District. Sounding positively gleeful, NRCC regional spokesman Jack Pandol used the occasion to invoke tried-and-true GOP bogeyman Nancy Pelosi — five times in 10 sentences — and mock early Democratic frontrunner Jason Crow, even throwing in the still-tender rift between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton supporters for good measure.


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John TomasicJohn TomasicMarch 9, 20176min392

Minority Party Democrats can’t control the agenda in the state Senate, so they’re picking their spots, members told reporters gathered Wednesday for a brief midsession report. They celebrated successes notched so far this session. Sens. Leroy Garcia from Pueblo and Cheri Jahn from Wheat Ridge touted work to address the plague of opioid addiction sweeping the state. They quoted data on rampant and escalating drug use.