Tag Archives | Colorado Pols

Straight outta #copolitics: Sit-in at the senator’s comes to an end

ALERT: DENVER POLICE MOVING TO ARREST PROTESTERS WITH DISABILITIES IN CORY GARDNER’S OFFICE https://t.co/kRUWvs6C28 #copolitics #cosen — ProgressNowCO (@ProgressNowCO) June 30, 2017 WATCH: Protestors told they need to leave @SenCoryGardner ‘s office #copolitics https://t.co/b0rF3h4paf — Lee Ann Colacioppo (@LAColacioppo) June 30, 2017 This is the wrong move, Cory. #copolitics https://t.co/FH08PmXjqL — Alan Franklin (@alanfranklin) June […]

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Colorado’s swamp drainer Ken Buck bashes big business’ voice in Washington

U.S. Rep. Ken Buck addresses the biennial reorganization meeting of the Colorado Republican Party's central committee on Saturday, April 1, 2017, at Englewood High School. (Photo by Ernest Luning/The Colorado Statesman)

Ken Buck and talk radio go together like peanut butter and jelly. And just about anytime the conservative Republican U.S. rep from Colorado’s 4th Congressional District turns up on the airwaves, it’s also likely to turn up on the radar of left-ish media watchdog and political blogger Jason Salzman. That’s how we learned of a […]

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Colorado Republican Kevin Lundberg says he’s considering a run for treasurer, not Polis’ seat

State Sen. Kevin Lundberg, R-Berthoud, talks with audience members after the premiere of "The Last Bill, a Senator's Story," a documentary featuring Lundberg produced by former state Sen. Linda Newell, D-Littleton, on Saturday, March 18, 2017, at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Littleton. (Photo by Ernest Luning/The Colorado Statesman)

There’s been plenty of buzz about potential candidates of both persuasions for the open seat in the 2nd Congressional District next year now that five-term incumbent Democrat Jared Polis is running for governor. But state Sen. Kevin Lundberg, the Berthoud Republican who ran against Polis in 2012, wants to make it clear he isn’t one […]

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So, which side is shamelessly exploiting the baseball shootings for political gain?

The correct answer is: The other side! Pro-GOP blog Colorado Peak Politics points a finger at “Safe Campus Colorado, founded by Congressional District Two candidate Ken Toltz,” who Peak says posted a tweet “politicizing the terrible shooting” of Republican House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and three others at a congressional baseball practice near Washington, D.C. AR-15 […]

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It has been too long since we’ve checked in with Colorado Pols’ ‘Big Line’

U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter, an Arvada Democrat, raises his hands in the air before announcing he's running for governor of Colorado in the 2018 election on Sunday, April 9, 2017, at the Natural Grocers store in Golden. (Photo by Ernest Luning/The Colorado Statesman)

…And with Colorado’s candidate casting call in full swing already for a host of offices from governor on down, well, shame on us for not returning to the venerable fount of political handicapping sooner. But we’ll make this one a teaser, just listing Pols’ top-rated prospect in each of the most-watched races — though at […]

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Two takes on Jared Polis — poles apart, but both enlightening

U.S. Rep. Jared Polis addresses Colorado Democrats at the state party's biennial reorganization meeting on Saturday, March 11, 2017, at the Marriott City Center in Denver. Polis plans to announce he's running for governor on Monday, June 12, 2017. (Photo by Ernest Luning/The Colorado Statesman)

For his fellow Democrats, 2nd Congressional District U.S. Rep. Jared Polis of Boulder represents a political game-changer with his announcement over the weekend he intends to run for Colorado governor in 2018. He’s super-smart, super-rich and enough of a nonconformist to capture the imagination of voters. For Republicans, Polis is a game-changer, too, but of a […]

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Lamborn’s bid to curb EPA suit against Springs gets push-back from Pueblo — and Tipton

U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn speaks prior to Indiana Gov. Mike Pence during the Trump-Pence rally at the Antlers Hotel in Colorado Springs Aug. 3, 2016. (Photo by Michael McGrady/The Colorado Statesman)

  If they couldn’t fight over water, would longtime rivals Pueblo and Colorado Springs find something else to fight over? Of course! But for now, the ongoing feud over Fountain Creek will do. The contaminated stormwater that perennially pours into the waterway from the Springs metro area and flows downstream to Pueblo and beyond prompted a lawsuit against […]

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Was Colorado’s Ken Buck shooting the messenger or just shooting the breeze?

Without peeking at that folded-up front page of the New York Times that’s working its way down your pile of backlogged must-reads on the corner of your desk, could you say with certainty just what Donald Trump is supposed to have done in his dealings with the Russians that may have broken the law? Perhaps you can but — true confessions — we’d […]

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Forget Chicago Democrats. Colorado Springs Republicans can vote from the grave too.

However much truth there once may have been to the tales of big-city machine politicians summoning whole graveyards, zombie-like, to the polls, the prevailing wisdom is it’s by and large a thing of the past. Certainly, we all hope so, and it is reassuring there is little if any evidence nowadays that a lot of people who shouldn’t be voting, dead or […]

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