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Colorado Democrat Joe Neguse launches bid for 2nd Congressional District seat: ‘It’s up to us to fight back’

Joe Neguse, executive director of the state Department of Regulatory Agencies and a former CU regent, addresses Colorado Democrats at the party's biennial reorganization meeting on Saturday, March 11, 2017. On Tuesday, June 13, 2017, he declared he's running for Congress in the 2nd District. (Photo by Ernest Luning/Colorado Politics)

Vowing to fight President Donald Trump’s “disastrous agenda,” Democrat Joe Neguse, the son of Eritrean immigrants and a former CU regent, declared Tuesday he’s running for the 2nd Congressional District seat held by U.S. Rep. Jared Polis, who is seeking the Democratic nomination for governor.

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Strategist: Democrat Joe Neguse ‘near certain’ to run for Jared Polis’ 2nd District congressional seat

Joe Neguse, executive director of the state Department of Regulatory Agencies and a former CU regent, addresses Colorado Democrats at the party's biennial reorganization meeting on Saturday, March 11, 2017. (Photo by Ernest Luning/Colorado Politics)

Democrat Joe Neguse, executive director of the state Department of Regulatory Agencies and a former CU regent, is “near certain” to run for the 2nd Congressional District seat held by fellow Democrat Jared Polis, who announced Sunday morning he’s running for governor, according to a top Democratic strategist close to Neguse.

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As if GOP guns bills weren’t already facing summary execution in the House…

…Gun-control activists will be rallying at the Capitol Wednesday to ensure the condemned legislation — Senate Bills 5, 6 and 7 — meets its anticipated fate. An array of groups comprising the Colorado Coalition Against Gun Violence will hold a press conference at noon in the Capitol Building to drum up opposition to the bills shortly before they […]

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Legislature takes aim at a package of perennial firearms measures

The annual effort to rollback gun control and expand firearms rights will fire off again in the Colorado legislature this afternoon. Three measures are scheduled to go before the Democratic-controlled House State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee this afternoon at 1:30 p.m. in Room 271. The committee is known as a “kill committee” for the controlling […]

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Complete Colorado: NY’s Bloomberg is back in Colorado’s gun debate

Of interest today as the state Senate heats up with floor debate over two GOP gun bills: Complete Colorado reports that billionaire investor and former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s gun-control advocacy organization has hired Colorado lobbyists to oppose one of the pending proposals. Here’s Complete’s Sherrie Peif: From August through December, the Everytown for Gun Safety […]

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Colorado gun law backfires; Wyoming loads up with Magpul deal

Magpul Industries announced a mega-deal to supply ammunition magazines to the Marines last week, a boon for Cheyenne and a loss for Colorado. Magpul, one of the country’s largest producers of ammunition magazines and other accessories, left Colorado in protest of the state’s 2013 gun laws that limited the size of magazines to 15 rounds. […]

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Fagin: Electoral College a check on tyranny of majority rule

Dr. Barry Fagin

Hillary Clinton “won” the popular vote but lost in the Electoral College. That’s why she won’t be president. She joins Al Gore, Grover Cleveland and Samuel Tilden — Democrats all – who tasted similarly bitter defeats. No Republican has ever been in their shoes. “Enough!” the sore losers cry. “The system is rigged! The will […]

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Noonan: Final results show election angst on both sides turns into not much in Colorado

Paula Noonan
In the grand total of many things political, Democrats did well in Colorado in 2016, going against the fly-over state trend. Even so, at the state level, the more things change, the more they stay the same. Statewide, unaffiliated voters broke toward Democrats at about 4.5 percent. With party registrations in November at almost even […]

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? Noonan: The May-Priola Senate race could be the linchpin for both parties

Paula Noonan
As it turns out, the 2016 general election in Colorado will probably follow the recent trends of presidential election cycles, with two exceptions that may help Republicans hold the state Senate. The most important numbers to watch are ballot returns. As of time of publication, Democrats have turned in more ballots than Republicans. That’s especially […]

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? DC gun rights lawsuit reminiscent for Colorado

A lawsuit over gun laws pending in Washington, D.C. is being closely watched by the Denver-based Independence Institute to determine how it could affect the rights of private citizens to carry concealed guns. The Independence Institute is a libertarian public policy group whose advocacy work for personal and economic freedom includes support for laws granting […]

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