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Republican Darryl Glenn declares he’s challenging Colorado U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn: ‘Our country is in the balance’

In this April 9, 2016, photo, El Paso County Commissioner Darryl Glenn speaks at the Colorado Republican State Convention in Colorado Springs. On Monday, July 17, 2017, Glenn declared he was running for the 5th Congressional District held by Republican U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)

Declaring that the 5th Congressional District needs someone who will “fight for what he knows is right” and not just vote the right way, Darryl Glenn, the GOP nominee for the U.S. Senate in Colorado last year, announced on Monday that he’s running for the seat held by incumbent U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn, another Colorado […]

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Michael Bennet, Cory Gardner cheer Senate health care bill delay, but for different reasons

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Colorado’s two U.S. senators, Michael Bennet and Cory Gardner, both said Tuesday they were glad Senate Republicans decided to delay a vote on legislation meant to overhaul the health care system, although it was for different reasons. Bennet, a Democrat, said it was chance for a fresh start, while Gardner, a Republican, called it an […]

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Colorado’s U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet urges Senate Republicans to ‘start over’ on health care overhaul

U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet says health care legislation released by Senate Repubicans is "really ... a tax cut for the wealthiest americans masquerading as a health bill" in a video released by his office on Thursday, June 22, 2017. (Photo via Bennet Senate office)

U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet roundly criticized health care legislation released Thursday by Senate Republicans, saying the bill would slash coverage and increase costs for Americans while cutting taxes for the extremely rich. Calling the bill “just as bad, if not worse” than a bill passed by the House at the beginning of May, the Colorado […]

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Bennet discusses legislating in the Trump era and whether words have meaning anymore at Frisco town hall

“None of us picked this time we were going to have to deal with a president who doesn’t believe in separation of powers, doesn’t believe in an independent judiciary, doesn’t believe in freedom of the press," says U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, a Colorado Democrat, at a town hall meeting on Friday, June 9, 2017, at the Summit County Community and Senior Center in Frisco. (Photo by Ernest Luning/Colorado Politics)

Near the end of the town hall in Frisco last Friday, U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, a Democrat in his ninth year in the Senate, invoked the famous answer Benjamin Franklin gave when asked what the framers of the Constitution had created. “He was asked, ‘What kind of government are you forming, a republic or a […]

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