Ernest LuningErnest LuningOctober 17, 20176min1324

Colorado gubernatorial candidate George Brauchler raised more money than any of his Republican primary rivals in the just-completed fundraising quarter, but every Democratic candidate pulled in at least twice as much as Brauchler — and Republican Walker Stapleton nearly equalled Brauchler's quarterly fundraising in just a couple of weeks, according to reports filed Monday.

Peter MarcusPeter MarcusJanuary 30, 20175min233
Two top Colorado political strategists — one a Republican, the other a Democrat — agree on at least one thing: that the recent election in which Donald Trump won left them in shock. “It was a very strange campaign. I don’t know that the campaign put us in a place where hope was something that survived,” said […]

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Joey BunchJoey BunchDecember 26, 20163min178
If you’re like Gov. John Hickenlooper, you’re probably not getting an invitation to celebrate Donald Trump’s inauguration in Washington. The Lincoln Club of Colorado has just the fix, Hick. Republicans will have a ball—a Jan. 20 ball at Marriott Denver Tech Center. The cost is $110 person. That’s a bargain when you figure a Donald […]

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Colorado PoliticsColorado PoliticsDecember 8, 201616min418

DENVER — Good morning holiday shoppers … Just two more weekends of manic buying before Christmas Day. Yippee! Of course, it’s also the time of year when we're over-scheduled with office parties, block parties, decorating parties, school parties … every kind of party. AGAIN, yippee. We do want to thank the members of Colorado’s Lincoln Club for a look into their Christmas party this week. (We appreciate the e-mail and pictures, you guys.) How do political insiders celebrate the holidays? Why talking state politics, of course!


Thomas BeaumontThomas BeaumontAugust 2, 20167min254

Less than four years ago, the Republican Party tapped a few respected party officials to help the GOP find its way forward. This week, one of them says she's leaving the party — driven out by Donald Trump. While not a household name, Sally Bradshaw's decision to leave the GOP rocked those who make politics their profession. The longtime aide to former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush was one of the five senior Republican strategists tasked with identifying the party's shortcomings and recommending ways it could win the White House after its losing 2012 presidential campaign.