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John TomasicJohn TomasicMay 8, 201715min761

Debate inside and outside the Legislature around how to best implement the state’s new voter-approved open primary elections has grown hotter by the hour as the legislative session barrels toward closing day. On Monday, the Senate advanced <a href="https://leg.colorado.gov/bills/sb17-305" target="_blank">Senate Bill 305</a> to the House. The bill is meant to guide the secretary of state’s office in writing rules this summer for party primary elections that would be held next summer and that would be open for the first time to independent or non-party-affiliated voters — the state’s largest voting bloc. Thirty senators voted in support of the bill and five — all Republicans — voted in opposition.



Joey BunchJoey BunchApril 12, 20175min433
Kent Thiry is one of the most interesting names being floated for Colorado governor. The Republican business titan and public policy do-gooder, however, has lot of open doors into the state’s political arena, but hasn’t yet decided which way he might step, a close political adviser said Wednesday afternoon. Thiry, the 61-year-old chairman and CEO […]

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Ernest LuningErnest LuningApril 3, 20175min650

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mike Johnston plans to report that his first-quarter fundraising topped $625,000, a sum his campaign says sets a modern record. The former state senator from Denver said Monday he raised more campaign cash in a quarter than any other state candidate has in a non-election year since the advent of strict campaign finance limits in 2005 — and he did it without accepting contributions from political action committees.