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GOP state treasurer candidate Justin Everett bounces back onto campaign trail after bout of dehydration

State Rep. Justin Everett, R-Littleton, recuperates on Thursday, July 6, 2017, at Sky Ridge Medical Center in Lone Tree. The Colorado state treasurer candidate underwent some tests after suffering a bout of dehydration on the heels of recent heavy campaigning, he wrote in a Facebook post. (Photo courtesy Justin Everett via Facebook)

It wasn’t how state Rep. Justin Everett, a Littleton Republican and candidate for state treasurer, planned on spending his day, but relentless campaigning — covering some 31 counties in three months without a day off, he says — landed the 45-year-old in the hospital for a spell on Thursday after suffering what turned out to […]

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Former Republican state lawmaker says he was only kidding about beheading reporters, ‘seditious leakers’

"Three CNN employees forced to resign over a Trump/Russia fake news story," reads a June 27, 2017, Facebook post by former state Sen. Shawn Mitchell, R-Broomfield, "There are so many. If Karma is waking up, the trundle carts will start filling and rolling, and the guillotines will be kept busy accommodating hack reporters and seditious leakers, by and large fiction-writing, seditious leakers." Mitchell later said he had been joking. (via Facebook)

After news broke this week that three CNN reporters had been fired because of problems with a story about Donald Trump and Russia, former Republican Colorado Sen. Shawn Mitchell entertained the notion in a social media post that “the guillotines will be kept busy” taking care of “hack reporters and seditious leakers” if there’s karmic justice […]

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Hacks and leakers? Off with their heads! (Or, was that just metaphorical?)

Some old politicians neither die nor fade away. They just move to Facebook. Take Shawn Mitchell, the not-so-old conservative Republican former state lawmaker — and ongoing provocateur — from Broomfield. Known for his eloquence at the mic during his years in the state House and Senate, Mitchell also had a penchant for quips that sometimes […]

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Democratic attorney general candidates wrangle over Coffman’s decision to appeal Martinez ruling

The seal of the Colorado attorney general is displayed on a chair in the attorney general's conference room in the Ralph L. Carr Colorado Judicial Center in Denver. (Photo by Ernest Luning/Colorado Politics)

Democratic candidates for Colorado attorney general this week tore into Republican incumbent Cynthia Coffman’s month-old decision to appeal a court ruling critics say could bring a halt to oil and gas production in the state, with two of the Democrats vowing to scrap the appeal if elected and one of them lashing his primary opponents […]

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