After spending millions of dollars last year to make it easy for unaffiliated voters to help decide primary races in Colorado, DaVita Inc. President and CEO Kent Thiry, a Republican, announced Monday he won’t be running for governor next year but said he plans to support candidates and causes in upcoming elections.
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Republican George Brauchler won the Western Conservative Summit’s straw poll for next year’s gubernatorial election in Colorado with nearly twice the vote of his nearest competitor, organizers announced Sunday.
Democrat Phil Weiser, a candidate for attorney general, raked in more contributions than any other state-level candidate in Colorado for the just-completed fundraising quarter — including candidates running in both parties’ primaries for governor — but one of his primary opponents said Tuesday it’s nothing to cheer about.
Republican gubernatorial candidate Victor Mitchell, who launched his candidacy by writing his campaign a check for $3 million in February, plans to report he still has $2.65 million in the bank after raising $13,098 in the most recent fundraising quarter, a campaign aide told Colorado Politics Thursday.
Dozens of leaders in Colorado’s wildlife conservation and gun-rights communities gathered to launch the Sportsmen and Gun Owners for Brauchler coalition in support of Republican gubernatorial candidate George Brauchler last Saturday in Douglas County.
Denver attorney Brad Levin, one of four Democrats running in next year’s Colorado attorney general primary, plans to report raising $116,000 in contributions in the two weeks between launching his campaign and the end of the just-completed fundraising quarter, Colorado Politics has learned.
Prosecutor Michael Dougherty, one of four Democratic candidates for Colorado attorney general in next year’s election, will report raising $51,845 for the just-completed fundraising quarter, his first in the race, according to his campaign.
Republicans who want to take his place after next year’s election pelted Gov. John Hickenlooper with criticism Tuesday when the Democrat declared that Colorado would join the U.S. Climate Alliance, a coalition supporting a global climate agreement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.