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Political veteran Dick Wadhams outlines ‘redprint’ for Republican victory in Colorado elections

“When a Republican wins election in Colorado, it’s a game of inches," former Colorado Republican Party Chairman Dick Wadhams says at the monthly meeting of the Highland Ranch Republicans on Friday, March 31, 2017, at Salsa Brava restaurant in Highlands Ranch. Wadhams said it was crucial that the state GOP nominate a gubernatorial candidate in next year's election who can appeal to unaffiliated voters in the suburbs around Denver. (Photo by Ernest Luning/The Colorado Statesman)
Dick Wadhams, who chaired the state Republican Party for two terms and had a hand in electing the statewide officials who set the tone for the Colorado GOP across three decades, has a message for the party: Republicans have never had it easy in Colorado. “This has always been a competitive state; this has never […]

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Matt Arnold scores win against county GOP amid charges he’s waging proxy state chair battle

Matt Arnold, founder and director of Campaign Integrity Watchdog, greets Republicans at a campaign event in this file photo. (Photo by Ernest Luning/The Colorado Statesman)

Conservative gadfly Matt Arnold, a persistent thorn in the side of lots of Colorado Republicans, dug in a little deeper this week. In response to a complaint filed by Arnold’s Campaign Integrity Watchdog organization, the El Paso County GOP admitted in court Tuesday that it made some mistakes in campaign finance filings last year and […]

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PHOTOS: Ytterberg reflects on tenure as Jeffco GOP chair, looks toward future under Trump administration

Outgoing Jefferson County Republican Party Chairman Don Ytterberg talks about his experience leading the county party for the past eight years at the county GOP's reorganizational meeting on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017, at Green Mountain High School in Lakewood. (Photo by Ernest Luning/The Colorado Statesman)
On his last day as chairman of the Jefferson County Republican Party, Don Ytterberg had a few things to say. After welcoming several hundred members of the county GOP’s central committee — along with family, friends and a handful of Republican candidates — to the party’s biennial reorganization meeting on Saturday, Feb. 4, at Green […]

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Incumbent Derrick Wilburn endorses Sherrie Gibson for state GOP vice chair

Incumbent Colorado Republican Party Vice Chairman Derrick Wilburn, right, on Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017, endorsed Colorado Springs organizer Sherrie Gibson, left, the only announced candidate for vice chair in the April 1 leadership elections for the state GOP. Wilburn said in January he wouldn't seek a second term in the position. (Photos by Ernest Luning/The Colorado Statesman)

Incumbent Colorado Republican Party Vice Chairman Derrick Wilburn said Wednesday he’s endorsing Sherrie Gibson for the vice chair position in the upcoming state GOP leadership elections. “I know what it takes to be effective in this role,” Wilburn said in a statement. “Sherrie is more than capable. I whole-heartedly offer an enthusiastic endorsement of Sherrie […]

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State GOP officer candidates make case at county meetings

Former congressional candidate George Athanasopoulos and El Paso County Republican Party Chairman Jeff Hays, both candidates for state GOP chair, catch up at the Colorado Inaugural Ball presented by the Lincoln Club of Colorado, marking President Donald Trump's inauguration on Friday, Jan. 20, 2016, at the Marriott Denver Tech Center in Denver. (Photo by Ernest Luning/The Colorado Statesman)

The announced candidates for the Colorado Republican Party’s statewide officer elections made the rounds in the metro area on Saturday, pressing the flesh and making their pitches at GOP county reorganizations. All four of the Republicans in the running — chair hopefuls George Athanasopoulos, a former congressional candidate, and Jeff Hays, the outgoing chair of […]

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