Former Secretary of State Bernie Buescher threw his support behind Democratic attorney general candidate Phil Weiser Thursday, calling the former University of Colorado law school dean a creative problem-solver with an entrepreneurial spirit.
Will voters care if Democratic congressional candidate Jason Crow represented some unsavory characters early in his career as an attorney? It’s a serious vulnerability, says one of his primary opponents, and a veteran Republican strategist who won two statewide races in Colorado thanks to similar attacks on another Democrat agrees.
Crow’s campaign team, however, says his background and experience will only serve to strengthen his bid to unseat Republican Mike Coffman, a five-term incumbent.
U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman, an Aurora Republican, hauled in roughly $364,000 in the most recent fundraising quarter, his campaign said Thursday, outpacing the $300,000 his Democratic challenger Jason Crow plans to report in contributions in the battleground race for Colorado's 6th Congressional District.
Jason Crow, a Democrat trying to unseat Republican U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman in Colorado's 6th Congressional District, will report raising $300,481 in the most recent fundraising period, Colorado Politics has learned.
U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, a Colorado Democrat, is warning against underestimating Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell’s ability to pass legislation overhauling the nation’s health care system — even if the bill appears to be on the ropes.
Four Democratic county commissioners from Arapahoe and Adams counties have endorsed Jason Crow in his run for the 6th Congressional District seat held by Republican Mike Coffman, Crow’s campaign announced Friday.
The National Republican Congressional Committee on Wednesday rolled out the red carpet to welcome Democrat Levi Tillemann into an already crowded primary race for the chance to challenge GOP incumbent U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman in Colorado's 6th Congressional District.
Sounding positively gleeful, NRCC regional spokesman Jack Pandol used the occasion to invoke tried-and-true GOP bogeyman Nancy Pelosi — five times in 10 sentences — and mock early Democratic frontrunner Jason Crow, even throwing in the still-tender rift between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton supporters for good measure.
After weeks of publicly considering whether to run in Colorado’s 6th Congressional District next year, Democrat Levi Tillemann told Colorado Politics on Tuesday that he plans to announce on July 9 that he’s campaigning for the seat held by Republican U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman.
So, maybe all us Coloradans at last can stop our worrying, OK?
U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner’s office even provided a video clip of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke confirming for Gardner in a committee hearing Tuesday what Gov. John Hickenlooper had concluded earlier this year: that Canyons of the Ancients National Monument in Southwest Colorado isn’t going to lose its designation.
President Trump directed the Interior Department in late April to begin reviewing designations of national monuments created since 1996 that are greater than 100,000 acres. Trump has challenged what he maintains was an “egregious abuse of power” by the Obama administration in designating some of the monuments. Ancients, however, was designated by the Clinton administration in 2000.
Western Republicans like Colorado’s junior U.S. senator from Yuma seem to have been saddled with the responsibility for assuring the public that our treasured natural wonders aren’t in peril in the era of Donald Trump. After all, he is their party’s standard bearer, and his push to revisit a host of environmental and public lands policies of the Obama administration — while generally cheered on by the GOP — has left some Republicans like Gardner in a ticklish position. They have to walk the line between their broad support for the administration’s initiatives and their need to stand up for the likes of parks and monuments, treasured by Coloradans of every political stripe.
A press release from Gardner’s office Tuesday makes that clear:
Gardner has been a strong advocate for protecting Colorado’s public lands, and recently received the Outdoor Industry Association’s 2017 Friend of the Outdoor Industry Award. In May, Gardner and Congressman Scott Tipton (CO-3) sent a letter to Secretary Zinke requesting “any review of Canyons should conclude that no changes to the designation are necessary.”
Democrats have very publicly wrung their hands over the administration’s policy pronouncements on public lands and other environmental issues, knowing it’s ultimately up to the Republicans to dispel fears. Of course, the Dems have been eating it up. (“Hey, don’t blame us. He’s your president!”)
The three Democrats running for attorney general tore into President Donald Trump’s decision Thursday to withdraw the United States from a global climate agreement, but Republican incumbent Cynthia Coffman declined to weigh in, saying there’s no “legal necessity” for her to express an opinion on the matter.