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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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Democrat Mike Johnston raises more than $300,000 in second gubernatorial fundraising period

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mike Johnston, a former state senator from Denver, speaks with voters at a campaign event on Saturday, March 4, 2017, at Belmar Library in Lakewood. (Photo by Ernest Luning/The Colorado Statesman)

Former state Sen. Mike Johnston, a Democrat running for governor, is reporting raising more than $300,000 in his second fundraising period. The haul builds off of an impressive first quarter for Johnston, who raised a record $625,000. With the first-quarter report, Johnston’s total fundraising is at just under $1 million, which is more than any […]

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YESTERYEAR: GOP reviles Ritter signed construction defects legislation

Colorado Republican Party Chairman Dick Wadhams and Gov. Bill Ritter share a good-natured, bipartisan laugh at the 25th Mizel Institute Annual Dinner in June 2007. (Statesman archives)
Thirty Years Ago this Week in The Colorado Statesman … Elie Wiesel and Emil Hecht received honorary degrees in Humane Letters from the University of Denver at “A Triumph of Conscience” dinner which was attended by 1,400 distinguished eventgoers. Dr. Dwight Smith, Chancellor of the University of Denver, said the honors were bestowed on “two […]

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Insights: Early attacks in Colorado Democratic gubernatorial race

The Colorado Democratic race for governor could get ugly. Colorado Politics’ inbox is already filled with opposition emails that have revolved around the gubernatorial campaigns for U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter and former state Treasurer Cary Kennedy. It started with a fundraising email. Kennedy’s opponents pointed out that a fundraising event for Kennedy gave the impression […]

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Colorado civic leader Noel Ginsburg formally launches gubernatorial campaign

Three days before Christmas, Denver manufacturing entrepreneur and civic leader Noel Ginsburg announced a run for governor on the Democratic ticket. It was unusual. It seemed bizarre for a candidate to announce in the height of the holiday season, during a black hole for news coverage, and two weeks before the end of a fundraising […]

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Exclusive: Jared Polis explains why he is thinking about running for governor

Leaning over a table in an upscale downtown Denver Mexican restaurant, Jared Polis eats nachos while energetically contemplating a run for governor. “I’m going to be deciding in the next month or two whether or not to launch a statewide race for governor,” Polis, a five-term congressman for the 2nd Congressional District, told Colorado Politics […]

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Hickenlooper has little faith in Republican George Brauchler becoming governor

Gov. John Hickenlooper doesn’t believe high-profile Republican George Brauchler has a good chance of becoming Colorado’s next governor. Colorado Politics asked Hickenlooper, a Democrat who is term-limited, about the gubernatorial race, which is already heating up ahead of next year. The governor was asked whether he would consider clemency for convicted killer Nathan Dunlap before he […]

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