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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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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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Former Colorado Treasurer Cary Kennedy formally announces campaign for governor

The Democratic race for governor grew again on Monday with news that former state Treasurer Cary Kennedy would enter the competition. Colorado Politics sat down with Kennedy last week ahead of her formal Monday announcement. “I grew up with brothers and sisters who didn’t have the same opportunities that I have been given, and I […]

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U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter jumps into race for Colorado governor

Standing with family, friends and supporters at a Natural Grocers in Golden on Sunday, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter announced a campaign to become the next governor of Colorado. “Elections are always about the future, and you and I have the ability to shape that future,” said Perlmutter, standing before a lively crowd of about 400 […]

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Colorado U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter unveils statewide campaign logo; says announcement coming

Unveiling a statewide logo on Thursday that says “Perlmutter for Colorado,” Colorado U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter says he has “an announcement” to make on Sunday. That announcement, as first reported last month by Colorado Politics, is expected to be a run for governor on the Democratic ticket. He is scheduled to speak at 1 p.m. […]

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WATCH: George Brauchler to formally announce run for Colorado governor

Arapahoe County District Attorney George Brauchler will compete for the Republican Party’s nomination for Colorado governor, he plans to announce Wednesday. The energetic district attorney for the state’s largest jurisdiction gained prominence for several high-profile cases, including acting as the lead prosecutor in the case against Aurora theater shooter James Holmes. Brauchler’s strong personality was highlighted during the […]

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‘Run, Ed, run!’ Democrats clamoring for Ed Perlmutter to join guv’s race

“Run, Ed, run.” “We want Ed.” Democrats have been chanting this for weeks now, encouraging U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter of Golden to enter the 2018 gubernatorial race. There seems to be more of a buzz surrounding the Jefferson County Democrat these days, though Perlmutter has been playing things close to the vest. A Facebook page has […]

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Nicolais: North Carolina to skew checks and balances? Does it even matter?

Mario Nicolais
The political drama unfolding in North Carolina recently trumped even the transition of the new president-elect for many political junkies. An acrimonious gubernatorial election between incumbent Republican Patrick McCrory and Democrat Roy Cooper led to a nearly month-long standoff as Cooper won with a razor-thin margin. Now that acrimony has spilled into sweeping new laws […]

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