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Amy Padden joins Democratic primary for Colorado attorney general

Amy Padden

Federal prosecutor Amy Padden said Friday afternoon she’s joining the race for state attorney general next year, becoming the fifth candidate in the Democratic primary, so far. As the executive assistant U.S. attorney, Padden was the third in command for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for Colorado, where she in charge of the Administrative and Asset […]

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Anti-Devos rally makes no secret of rift within Dem ranks over education reform

A mass-email from the Colorado Education Association Wednesday included a play-by-play account of that morning’s protest and rally at the Capitol denouncing Trump Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’s visit to Denver. So, even those who weren’t able to attend still got a feel for the event. And one of the feelings that was easy to pick up was […]

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Democratic attorney general candidate Phil Weiser tops quarterly fundraising haul for state candidates in Colorado

Democratic attorney general candidate Phil Weiser mingles with the crowd at the Mizel Foundation's anual dinner on May 24, 2017, at the Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum in Denver. (Photo by Ernest Luning/Colorado Politics)

Democrat Phil Weiser, a candidate for attorney general, raked in more contributions than any other state-level candidate in Colorado for the just-completed fundraising quarter — including candidates running in both parties’ primaries for governor — but one of his primary opponents said Tuesday it’s nothing to cheer about.

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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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Republican Attorney General Cynthia Coffman hails equality in Colorado at LGBT pride rally

"I have never seen that Capitol lawn look more colorful, more united than it does today, and I love it," says Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman, a Republican, at a rally to celebrate LGBT equality on Sunday, June 18, 2017, on the steps of the state Capitol in Denver. (Photo by Ernest Luning/Colorado Politics)

Colorado has some of the nation’s toughest non-discrimination laws but still has work to do, Republican Attorney General Cynthia Coffman said at a Denver rally for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered equality Sunday. Coffman, the lone Republican on a stage filled with Democratic elected officials and candidates, told the crowd she could also be the only […]

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