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Denver Rustlers anticipate setting records on 33rd outing to Colorado State Fair

It’s that time of year again, when hundreds of business, political and community leaders dust off their straw hats and polish their cowboy boots — not to mention freshening up their iconic, embroidered western shirts — to get ready for the Denver Rustlers’ 33rd annual trip to the Colorado State Fair in Pueblo.

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Colorado Republican Doug Robinson looks ahead in gubernatorial run: ‘We’re not going to drift to a better place’

"Colorado’s doing well, but we’re not really thinking about the future," says Republican gubernatorial candidate Doug Robinson. "We don’t have a business plan — what are the jobs and the opportunities?" Robinson discussed his campaign with Colorado Politics on Aug. 8, 2017, in Denver. (Photo by Ernest Luning/Colorado Politics)
Doug Robinson compares winning the Republican nomination for governor of Colorado to getting hired after a really long job interview, and he believes his background and experience will give him the edge. One of seven declared GOP candidates for next year’s election — with at least three heavyweights waiting in the wings — Robinson speaks […]

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Colorado Moms lobby the governor on climate change with singing kids

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Why can’t more political activism be like this? Wednesday, Gov. John Hickenlooper was heard from quite possibly the state’s shortest lobbyists, more than two dozen kids assembled by the group Colorado Moms Know Best to thank him for supporting clean-air programs. They cited, most recently, his executive order in May to keep Colorado in step […]

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Hickenlooper’s town hall on health care detours into Trump and hate

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The only thing that could overshadow a conversation about health care hosted by Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper: what to do about neo-Nazis and white supremacists. Hickenlooper, aided by Lt. Gov. Donna Lynne and six members of his cabinet, met Wednesday with about 120 people at the Aurora Municipal Center. The event was billed as a […]

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Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper participating in national criminal justice reform effort

Gov. John Hickenlooper will tour a women’s correctional facility in Denver on Wednesday as part of a national criminal justice reform effort. The Democratic governor has joined with seven other governors on a so-called “Face to Face” initiative, described as a “national call to action encouraging policymakers to personally engage with the people who are […]

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Stapleton, Coffman attend Republican Governors Association training, networking meeting

Colorado's Capitol dome gleams in the sunlight in this picture taken on Opening Day of the Legislature, Jan. 13, 2016. (Photo by Ernest Luning/The Colorado Statesman)

Colorado was well represented at a Republican Governors Association event in Nashville at the end of last week, with leading potential and announced candidates for next year’s election in attendance, Colorado Politics has learned. State Treasurer Walker Stapleton and Attorney General Cynthia Coffman joined declared candidates George Brauchler, Doug Robinson and Victor Mitchell for the […]

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Colorado Lt. Gov. Donna Lynne sounds like she’s running for governor

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If Colorado Lt. Gov. Donna Lynne isn’t yet running for governor on the Democratic ticket, it’s sure hard to tell from her fundraising emails and candidate committee. The lieutenant governor and chief operating officer for the state announced earlier this month that she is “actively” exploring a run for governor. It appears now that she […]

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Insights: In Colorado, bipartisanship found a way forward

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With the the grease fire that is Republicans’ too-big-to-fail promise to repeal and replace Obamacare, it’s time to remind D.C. how the Colorado legislature got things done this year, from healthcare to switchblades. The state Constitution forces the legislature to balance its budget each year, that’s a big part of it. Moreover, Republicans and Democrats […]

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Conservative communications maven Jonathan Lockwood shakes up Oregon statehouse with pugnacious approach

Conservative communications specialist Jonathan Lockwood raises his hand during a panel discussion about Colorado's universal health care ballot initiative on Jan. 16, 2016, at Tri-City Baptist Church in Broomfield. (Photo by Ernest Luning/The Colorado Statesman)

After cutting a provocative path though Colorado’s political scene for half a decade, conservative spinmeister Jonathan Lockwood pulled up stakes and decamped for a strange land with strange customs, a place unaccustomed to his rapid-fire, unrelenting attacks on liberals and his take-no-prisoners approach to making a point — a place called Oregon.

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