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John TomasicJohn TomasicMay 8, 201715min2172

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 <a href="https://leg.colorado.gov/bills/sb17-305" target="_blank">Senate Bill 305</a> to the House. The bill is meant to guide the secretary of state’s office in writing rules this summer for party primary elections that would be held next summer and that would be open for the first time to independent or non-party-affiliated voters — the state’s largest voting bloc. Thirty senators voted in support of the bill and five — all Republicans — voted in opposition.


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Ernest LuningErnest LuningApril 12, 20175min3702

Douglas County Republican Victor Mitchell, an entrepreneur and former state lawmaker, plans to report that his gubernatorial campaign banked just over $3 million in the first three months of the year, nearly all of it in the form of a loan from the candidate, The Colorado Statesman has learned. And Mitchell says he's prepared to pour plenty more into his campaign.


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Ernest LuningErnest LuningMarch 28, 201719min865

Even though supporters chanted, “Run, Ed, run!” as he took the stage Saturday at a union hall in north Denver, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter stopped short of stepping into next year’s Colorado gubernatorial race, instead telling the assembled Democrats he’s “seriously looking” at running but has some details to work out before declaring his candidacy.


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Mike McKibbinMike McKibbinAugust 24, 20166min56

Presidential primary elections would return to Colorado, and independent voters could take part in primary elections, under two more measures placed on the state general election ballot Wednesday. Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams announced that backers of the separate ballot measures submitted the signatures of more than the required number of registered voters to place the issues before voters.