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Tom Tancredo says ‘it won’t take much’ to push him into Colorado GOP’s gubernatorial primary

Former U.S. Rep. Tom Tancredo talks about the "cult of multiculturalism" at the inaugural meeting of the Douglas County Tea Party on Feb. 3, 2016, in Castle Rock. (Photo by Ernest Luning/The Colorado Statesman)

A Golden-based political action committee began circulating a petition Tuesday urging Tom Tancredo to run in next year’s GOP primary for governor of Colorado, but the former five-term congressman told Colorado Politics he’s so angry at Republicans that “it won’t take much” to persuade him to run.

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Hickenlooper announces state’s response after review stemming from home explosion in Firestone

After a three-month review following a home explosion that killed two people in Firestone, Gov. John Hickenlooper on Tuesday placed some of the onus on oil and gas operators. The April explosion was caused by natural gas leaking from an old pipeline, an incident that renewed a broader political conversation. Hickenlooper, a Democrat and former […]

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U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter supporters defend congressman’s decision to run for re-election

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

Supporters of U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter are standing by the candidate despite the clear disruption his decision to run for re-election has brought to the Democratic primary. Perlmutter on Monday officially announced that he would run for re-election in the 7th Congressional District, after Colorado Politics reported on Aug. 11 that he was reconsidering the […]

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Colorado leaders slow to react to Trump’s troop increases in Afghanistan

Trump on Afghanistan
Updated: Sen. Michael Bennet released a statement Tuesday afternoon in response to President Trump military expansion in Afghanistan. “President Trump offered only vague details on an Afghanistan strategy and failed to answer critical questions. To commit more resources to our longest war, we deserve to know: What does winning mean and what are the conditions […]

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Republican AG Cynthia Coffman declines to prosecute ‘faithless elector’

Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman. (AP Photo)
Republican Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman on Monday announced that she would not prosecute a Colorado elector who defected in last year’s presidential vote. Coffman’s decision came as a blow to Republican Secretary of State Wayne Williams, who expressed disappointment following the decision. Elector Micheal Baca of Denver, a Bernie Sanders supporter, became one of […]

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Q&A with Wayne Harlos: Colorado’s top Libertarian wants you to think, not fear

Looking for a new political party? Don’t expect a pushy sales pitch from Libertarian Party of Colorado state Chair Wayne Harlos. He’ll welcome your interest, of course, but he might also casually suggest you go to Meetup.com, search for a local Libertarian gathering, drop in and decide for yourself if it’s for you. Not your typical […]

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Colorado Republican Doug Robinson looks ahead in gubernatorial run: ‘We’re not going to drift to a better place’

"Colorado’s doing well, but we’re not really thinking about the future," says Republican gubernatorial candidate Doug Robinson. "We don’t have a business plan — what are the jobs and the opportunities?" Robinson discussed his campaign with Colorado Politics on Aug. 8, 2017, in Denver. (Photo by Ernest Luning/Colorado Politics)
Doug Robinson compares winning the Republican nomination for governor of Colorado to getting hired after a really long job interview, and he believes his background and experience will give him the edge. One of seven declared GOP candidates for next year’s election — with at least three heavyweights waiting in the wings — Robinson speaks […]

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Former Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, state Sen. Irene Aguilar endorse Crow in 6th Congressional District

Salazar picks Crow

Jason Crow, who is seeking to replace Colorado’s Republican U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman in the 6th Congressional District, received impressive endorsements from top Democrats Thursday. Former U.S. senator and Interior Secretary Ken Salazar – one of the state’s highest profile and most respected Colorado Democrats – threw his support behind Crow. State Sen. Irene Aguilar […]

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