Ernest LuningErnest LuningSeptember 14, 20175min1182

Two Lakewood Republicans are considering whether to challenge U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter's bid for a seventh term in the 7th Congressional District, Colorado Politics has learned. Jerry Natividad, who mounted a brief campaign last year for the U.S. Senate seat held by Democrat Michael Bennet, and Mark Barrington, who has run for legislative and city council seats, both said they're thinking about running for the seat — particularly after Perlmutter said in April he was running for governor and wouldn't seek reelection, then dropped from the gubernatorial field in July and then declared in August he was back in the congressional race.

Jared WrightJared WrightApril 11, 20162min377

By TCS Publisher and Editor in Chief Jared Wright @_JaredWright_ DENVER —Here is your ultimate breakdown and analysis to the weekend's GOP State Assembly results and Democratic congressional districts' assembly results. The nominees all those other journalists didn't report on, who may (but probably won't) win ... they're in here ... as always. Why? Because we care about all things politics. And so do you, or you would not be one of our illustrious subscribers. To the over 1,000 newbies who signed up for The Hot Sheet last week, welcome aboard! You will not be disappointed you came.


Jennifer KernsJennifer KernsApril 9, 201612min416

A vacuum of well-known GOP leaders willing to step up and run for U.S. Senate in Colorado has created one of the largest fields of candidates in state history seeking to oust a sitting Democrat U.S. Senator. More than a dozen GOP candidates including state senators, county commissioners, veterans and entrepreneurs are vying to topple Sen. Michael Bennet. During any other election year, it might be a tall order. But in the 2016 presidential election year, toppling one of the state's top Democrats might not be such a struggle.

Jared WrightJared WrightApril 6, 20163min306

DENVER — Good morning, Happy Wednesday ... you're half way there. It's very happy Wednesday for Ted Cruz who will be coming to Colorado this weekend with a big, badger smile and an extra notch on his belt out of Wisconsin. Two takeaways from yesterday: (1) PRESIDENT: While Donald Trump is polling way ahead of Cruz in New York for the candidates' next contest April 19, the likelihood Trump gets the needed 1,237 delegates ahead of the July national convention to secure the nomination is a becoming a bigger and bigger long shot. If he doesn't make the first ballot, it spells a likely return home to New York for the candidate. Trump needs 64 percent of the outstanding pledged delegates, according to the Washington Post, in order to reach the magic 1,237. Similarly, Bernie Sanders needs to win over 56 percent of the remaining delegates — 988 — to come out with the majority. Both men are beginning to flounder a bit in the deep, dark waters of presidential primary math.

Jared WrightJared WrightApril 5, 20163min395

By TCS Publisher and Editor in Chief Jared Wright @_JaredWright_ DENVER — Good morning — another big political Tuesday on the 2016 campaign trail today. A potential Colorado GOP bellwether, the polls are open in Wisconsin for the Democratic and Republican primary elections with Ted Cruz the narrowly favored Republican to win over Donald Trump in The Badger State. Cruz is currently polling with 41.2 percent of the vote to Trump's 38.2 percent and John Kasich's 21.0 percent. Meanwhile, Trump claims he will have a big victory. Bernie Sanders is also polling narrowly ahead of Hillary Clinton in Wisconsin, 49.3 percent to 45.8 percent. Today's primary results will likely set the tone for Colorado's GOP delegate selection this Friday and Saturday, where 28 more delegates will be selected to go to Cleveland in July as a contested GOP convention becomes more and more likely. Also today, some of the GOP U.S. Senate candidates will appear in their first televised debate tonight (more on that below). ''People will pay a price for putting political obstruction over progress in a time that is so critical and urgent." — Tim Kain Now, your substrata feed straight from Colorado's politics pipeline:


Ernest LuningErnest LuningMarch 31, 20165min351
Former state Rep. Jon Keyser, R-Morrison, on Thursday afternoon became the second Republican U.S. Senate candidate to submit petitions to the secretary of state’s office in hopes of winning a spot on the June primary ballot. “Our campaign is dedicated to uniting a new generation of conservative activists with those who have been fighting on […]

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Jared WrightJared WrightMarch 30, 20162min409

By TCS Publisher and Editor in Chief Jared Wright @_JaredWright_ DENVER — Good morning and happy budget caucus Wednesday for those representing the people in the state House today. Good luck to you and to us as you huddle in your parties' chambers to decide the eventual fated use of our tax dollars. With just 42 days left in Colorado's legislative session, it's bound to be a wild ride as contentious bills continue to stack up — been this way as long as I can remember, saving the "good stuff" for last. Meanwhile, Colorado's congressional delegation continues to enjoy their recess, out on the playground to campaign, town hall or otherwise maintain their political careers, a task relegated to the weekends for state legislators. "I was convinced that eventually I would die of heart disease, that we'd run out of time and out of treatment, the technology wouldn't keep ahead of my disease. And now all of the sudden, when you get the new heart, your life opens up before you again." — Dick Cheney Now, your substrata feed straight from the politics pipeline ...


Ernest LuningErnest LuningMarch 28, 20165min325
Republican U.S. Senate candidate Jack Graham submitted nominating petitions for the June primary ballot to the secretary of state’s office Monday morning, beating three other GOP Senate candidates who are also hoping to secure a spot in the primary by petition. “We’re pretty happy to be first and a week before the deadline,” said Graham […]

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