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Marianne GoodlandMarianne GoodlandApril 20, 20186min154

If the "blue wave" that some predict is coming crashes ashore in Colorado, Democrats want to make sure their candidates don't miss out on a single legislative race. The state Democratic Party announced Friday it has placed candidates in every state House and Senate race. The party hasn't fielded candidates in every race in at least the last four elections and likely going back plenty of years before that.


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Ernest LuningErnest LuningMarch 13, 20187min1370

The Colorado Republican Party had arranged to hold a fundraising dinner and a slew of district assemblies at the Best Western hotel in Longmont on the eve of the party’s state assembly in Boulder next month. But after party officials got wind that the hotel chain had ended its affiliation with the National Rifle Association in the wake of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, the state GOP decided to move its operations to another hotel on the south side of Denver, nearly 50 miles away. For a while, that was the official story.


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Ernest LuningErnest LuningFebruary 16, 20187min1468

Russians intending to influence the 2016 presidential election targeted Colorado and other swing states as part of a multi-million dollar operation to "sow discord" among Americans while helping Republican Donald Trump defeat Democrat Hillary Clinton, according to an indictment released Friday naming 13 Russians and three Russian organizations.


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Ernest LuningErnest LuningJanuary 17, 20183min431

The Colorado Republican Party made it official Tuesday: Shane Sandridge, a Colorado Springs investment consultant and former police officer, won a vacancy election to fill the term of former state Rep. Dan Nordberg, the Colorado Springs Republican who announced last month he was stepping down to take a job as regional administrator of the Small Business Administration with the Trump administration.


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Ernest LuningErnest LuningJanuary 16, 20187min1080

Call him Schrödinger’s rep. Like the cat made famous by Austrian physicist Erwin Schrödinger’s 1935 thought experiment in quantum mechanics, Colorado Springs Republican Shane Sandridge can be considered both alive and dead — in the political sense — until the Colorado GOP reveals how the party's executive committee ruled last week on a complaint challenging the vacancy election to fill former state Rep. Dan Nordberg's House District 14 seat.