Ernest LuningErnest LuningAugust 20, 201722min623

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 highly of his leading primary opponents but suggests his experience founding and running a financial firm that advised technology companies sets him apart.


John TomasicJohn TomasicJanuary 31, 20178min416

State Sen. Owen Hill, a Colorado Springs Republican and school choice champion, held a telephone press conference Monday on which he lauded multi-millionaire school reform advocate Betsy DeVos as the right person to head the U.S. Department of Education for the Trump administration. The call was meant to put pressure on Colorado U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet to vote for the DeVos confirmation.  ”We know Michael Bennet shares values" with DeVos -- on fostering diversity of options to increase choice for parents and students, Hill said. So it would be clear, he continued, that "Bennet's opposition to her confirmation would be for political reasons." The DeVos nomination has been the target of an intense protest campaign by public school advocates and progressive citizens and political groups who believe DeVos’s reform philosophy centered around school choice would undercut public education. They say she was chosen for the nation’s top education administration position more for her ideology and history of political campaign contributions than for her preparedness for the job.