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Hal BidlackHal BidlackOctober 12, 20186min2020

A story in Colorado Politics this week caused my mind to wander back to my own quixotic race for the U.S. Congress in 2008. One of the most important decisions a candidate must make is upon what to spend his or her precious campaign donations. In July of 2017 I wrote on the role of money in campaigns, and the challenge of both raising and then spending smartly. There is often debate within a campaign about what to spend a few bucks on, including how much TV and radio you want to purchase, as well as more mundane things like how many lawn signs to buy.


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Floyd CiruliFloyd CiruliMarch 23, 20187min624

The ever controversial Nancy Pelosi now only needs 23 more Democrats to win control of the House after the victory in Pennsylvania’s 18th District. Although it is clear that her time as head of the Democratic caucus is nearing a conclusion, she remains a powerful force. Democratic candidates in swing districts can get political mileage by denouncing her as Conor Lamb did to help him win the Pennsylvania House seat, yet still take money from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), which she helps fund.


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Ernest LuningErnest LuningJanuary 23, 201814min566

Enough Senate Democrats blinked Monday and voted with majority Republicans to fund the federal government for three more weeks — bringing an end to a three-day government shutdown — after receiving a commitment to vote on immigration legislation by early February, leading GOP lawmakers to declare grudging victory as divided Democrats endured stinging criticism from immigrant-rights supporters and other elements of the party's base. 


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Marianne GoodlandMarianne GoodlandJanuary 7, 20184min892
Next Wednesday, ads supporting the federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act will start airing on metro Denver TV, and those ads will encourage viewers to thank U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman for his votes on the law. According to the Washington Post, the ads are coming from American Action Network and will air in 23 congressional […]

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