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Colorado Republican Kevin Lundberg says he’s considering a run for treasurer, not Polis’ seat

State Sen. Kevin Lundberg, R-Berthoud, talks with audience members after the premiere of "The Last Bill, a Senator's Story," a documentary featuring Lundberg produced by former state Sen. Linda Newell, D-Littleton, on Saturday, March 18, 2017, at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Littleton. (Photo by Ernest Luning/The Colorado Statesman)

There’s been plenty of buzz about potential candidates of both persuasions for the open seat in the 2nd Congressional District next year now that five-term incumbent Democrat Jared Polis is running for governor. But state Sen. Kevin Lundberg, the Berthoud Republican who ran against Polis in 2012, wants to make it clear he isn’t one […]

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Take 2 on B.J. Nikkel and whether she wants in on the CD 2 race …

…Courtesy of Colorado Peak Politics. The other day we cited Colorado Pols’ insights on which Republicans might want to vie for one of the longer shots in state politics — representing the GOP in the race to replace U.S. Rep. Jared Polis in the decidedly Democratic 2nd Congressional District. Citing “speculation,” Pols named state Sen. […]

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Routt County Republican, volunteer fire chief Brita Horn launches bid for state treasurer

Routt County Treasurer Brita Horn, a candidate for the Republican nomination for state treasurer, poses in front of the state treasurer's office at the Colorado Capitol in this undated photograph provided by her campaign. (Photo courtesy Horn campaign)

When Routt County Treasurer Brita Horn and some of her neighbors realized they lived in a large, sparsely populated patch of the state that wasn’t covered by fire protection services, they put together their own volunteer fire department. Some 244 square miles between Steamboat Springs and Vail, it turned out, fell between areas covered by […]

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Colorado open primary bill advances over bumpy terrain as negative ad hits airwaves

Screenshot from Let Colorado Vote ad, 8 May 2017.

Debate inside and outside the Legislature around how to best implement the state’s new voter-approved open primary elections has grown hotter by the hour as the legislative session barrels toward closing day. On Monday, the Senate advanced Senate Bill 305 to the House. The bill is meant to guide the secretary of state’s office in […]

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Open primaries in Colorado casts the shadow of party affiliation in last-minute legislation

My pal Charles Ashby of the Grand Junction Daily Sentinel shined a light Friday on a last-minute bill that calls into question how open voters intended primaries to be when they  passed Proposition 107 and Proposition 108 last year. Proposition 107 created a presidential primary for Colorado, and Proposition 108 allows unaffiliated voters to participate […]

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State Senate declares May motorcycle safety month with personal, cautionary two-wheel tales

A tour to La Cumbre on the outskirts of La Paz (Photo: AP)

State Sen. John Kafalas, the diminutive Democrat from Fort Collins, drew a word-picture of himself climbing onto a Harley Davidson. “I know it’s hard t believe, but I’ve ridden Harleys, and as long as they’re low riders, I can touch the ground and hold the bike up,” he said, drawing howls from the chamber. “Back […]

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