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Bennet calls for bipartisanship on healthcare, Gardner says the fight isn’t over yet

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As it became clear Republicans would not be able to replace Obamacare Tuesday, Colorado’s Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet offered another suggestion: work together to fix healthcare. Sen. Cory Gardner said to push ahead, but he didn’t say to where or how. “It’s past time for a bipartisan approach that lowers costs and improves outcomes,” Bennett said. […]

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Hackers beware: Colorado’s clerks will be watching — and auditing — election results

Denverite’s Adrian Garcia reports this week that Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams is touting post-election audits as a new, enhanced safeguard against election manipulation in Colorado: The Colorado Secretary of State’s Office has been traveling to different counties this year to train clerks how to conduct the audit, office spokeswoman Lynn Bartels said Monday. […]

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Former Mexican President Vicente Fox to talk trade at Denver forum next month

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Former Mexican President Vicente Fox will do something next month Donald Trump hasn’t done since becoming U.S. president: visit Colorado. Fox is expected to discuss trade deals and business opportunities between Mexico and Colorado as part of the Global Trade & Investment Forum Aug. 29-31. Tickets to most events are available online. Denver Mayor Michael […]

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Colorado Democrat Jared Polis raises $274,000 for gubernatorial run with help from himself

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)

U.S. Rep. Jared Polis, a Democrat running for governor, raised more than $274,000 in his first fundraising period, largely fueled by his own contributions. In the 18-day reporting period since Polis launched his campaign in June, he reported more than 450 individual contributions, with nearly 85 percent coming from Coloradans. But much of the money […]

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Western Conservative Summit draw stars, but none from the White House

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They’ve all been to the Western Conservative Summit before: White House adviser Kellyanne Conway, Energy Secretary Rick Perry, HUD Secretary Ben Carson, to name a few of the Trump administration in Denver. But this year one of the nation’s largest gathering of conservative advocates and experts, held annually in Denver, has only President Trump’s lawyer […]

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Colorado Democrat Cary Kennedy raises $343,000 in her first gubernatorial fundraising period

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Cary Kennedy, a former state treasurer and former chief financial officer and deputy mayor of Denver, discusses her top priorities for the state on Friday, April 7 2017, at her home in east Denver. (Photo by Ernest Luning/The Colorado Statesman)

Former state Treasurer Cary Kennedy, a Democrat running for governor, reported raising $343,000 in her first fundraising period. The campaign said that 92 percent of contributors reside in Colorado. Kennedy received contributions from 34 of the state’s 64 counties. The campaign received 1,705 donations, more than half of which were under $100. Kennedy announced her […]

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Colorado Republican gubernatorial candidate Victor Mitchell calls on primary rival Doug Robinson to return Utah contributions

Diane and Doug Robinson survey the room after U.S. Rep. Ken Buck talked about his book “Drain the Swamp: How Washington Corruption is Worse Than You Think" at a publication launch event on Monday, April 10, 2017, at Colorado Christian University's Lakewood campus. (Photo by Ernest Luning/The Colorado Statesman)

Colorado Republican gubernatorial candidate Victor Mitchell on Monday called on primary rival Doug Robinson to return campaign contributions he’s received from Utah residents — including Mitt Romney, Robinson’s uncle, and other members of the Romney clan — but Robinson rejected the demand and mocked Mitchell’s fundraising record.

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Republican Darryl Glenn declares he’s challenging Colorado U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn: ‘Our country is in the balance’

In this April 9, 2016, photo, El Paso County Commissioner Darryl Glenn speaks at the Colorado Republican State Convention in Colorado Springs. On Monday, July 17, 2017, Glenn declared he was running for the 5th Congressional District held by Republican U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)

Declaring that the 5th Congressional District needs someone who will “fight for what he knows is right” and not just vote the right way, Darryl Glenn, the GOP nominee for the U.S. Senate in Colorado last year, announced on Monday that he’s running for the seat held by incumbent U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn, another Colorado […]

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Tolling on an existing I-25 lane is one way to stretch Colorado’s transportation dollars

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A new report from the Boulder-based Southwest Energy Efficiency Project asserts tolling could help drive traffic remedies on Interstate 25 through Denver. The idea would be to take an existing lane and put on price on it. People who want to pay could use it, similar to the high-occupancy toll lane on U.S. 36 between […]

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