Embattled Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters is at the center of a months-long controversy surrounding allegations she is responsible was involved in leaking sensitive voting equipment data, including system passwords and copies of software used to manage elections in 62 of Colorado's 64 counties. Federal, state and local authorities have launched criminal investigations into the activity.
Ryan Call, an attorney and former two-term chairman of the Colorado Republican Party, will lose his license to practice law after admitting he lied to members of his former law firm and concealed information about nearly $280,000 he transferred to himself from a political committee formed to support Donald Trump during the three years Call served as the committee's treasurer.
Internal polling released Tuesday by Republican U.S. Senate candidate Eli Bremer's campaign shows President Joe Biden and Democratic U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet underwater with Colorado voters.
Colorado Republicans on Saturday rejected a bid to call off next year's primary election rather than let unaffiliated voters have a say in the party's nominations to the fall ballot.
Colorado Republicans behind a plan to cancel the GOP's primary election next year and instead designate nominees at party assemblies say that allowing unaffiliated voters to help pick their candidates is like letting fans of a rival football team choose the Broncos' starting quarterback.
Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser is kicking off his campaign for re-election Saturday with an appearance in Pueblo, followed by a series of events over the next five days that will take the Democrat up and down the Front Range and into the mountains.
Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will be the draw at a high-dollar fundraiser in Colorado Springs next month for Republican U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn's re-election campaign, according to an invitation obtained by Colorado Politics.
Former state Rep. Joe Salazar, a key Colorado supporter of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders' presidential bids, told Colorado Politics on Thursday that he isn't going to seek the Democratic nomination in the state's new congressional district.
Adams County Democrat Yadira Caraveo, the only Democrat so far running in Colorado's new congressional district, added more endorsements Wednesday from fellow state lawmakers, including one who had considered running for the seat.
"I don't take this endorsement lightly, and I am proud to fully support Eli Bremer for my former seat in the U.S. Senate."
Former U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner faced nearly identical criticism two years ago when he hopped a plane for the nation's capital at about the same time then-Vice President Mike Pence was landing in Colorado for a Gardner fundraiser.
President Joe Biden on Tuesday touted technology emerging from a renewable energy lab in a Denver suburb as a central component of his plan to combat climate change while modernizing infrastructure and creating good-paying jobs.
Republican Heidi Ganahl will kick off her Colorado gubernatorial campaign with a seven-day state tour starting Tuesday in Monument, followed by additional stops through the day in major Front Range cities, her campaign said.
President Joe Biden plans to discuss Colorado's renewable energy economy during an afternoon visit to the state Tuesday, sources familiar with the president's plans tell Colorado Politics.
University of Colorado Regent Heidi Ganahl let the cat out of the bag early by filing paperwork Friday afternoon to run for Colorado governor.
Ernest Luning: "During that brief period before harsh reality brought the flights of electoral fantasy down to earth, the pairing loomed as the kind of starkly defined contest that comes along only once."
As Colorado's only Republican statewide officeholder, Heidi Ganahl is widely speculated to be the consensus GOP candidate to take on incumbent Gov. Jared Polis, who is seeking a second term next year.
This week on Colorado Politicking, legislative reporter Pat Poblete and political correspondent Ernest Luning discuss Reps. Joe Neguse, D-Lafayette, and Lauren Bobert, R-Silt, being drawn into the same legislative district and the latest from the campaign trail. Meanwhile, judicial reporter Michael Karlik previews three cases the state Supreme Court is set to take up when it returns next week.
A decorated Army combat veteran who joined the GOP this spring, Aadland is one of four Republicans running for the nomination to take on Democratic U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, who is seeking a third term in next year's election. It's his first run for office.
John Mikos, the chairman of the El Paso County Democratic Party, said he doesn’t get discouraged helming the underdog team in one of the state’s most reliably Republican counties — in part, because the county’s electorate has been shifting toward his party in the last few cycles.
A recent ruling in Denver District Court could put some practitioners in Colorado's politicized ethics complaint industry on notice that coming up with allegations and throwing them at the wall to see what sticks might not cut it anymore.
A map configured around rural minority voters could help empower Hispanic and Native American Coloradans.
Democrats in Colorado sounded the alarm Wednesday over a Texas law banning most abortions that took effect Wednesday after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to rule on an emergency appeal to put the law on hold.
The executive director of the Colorado Republican Party tells Colorado Politics how the GOP can take back the state.
U.S. Rep. Ken Buck told potential campaign donors he needs their money to stop redistricting, even though there's no way for him to do so.
Democratic Secretary of State Jena Griswold is permanently adopting the emergency rules rolled out earlier this summer to block future efforts at an Arizona-style “forensic audit” conducted by a third-party, her office announced Thursday.
Ernest Luning: "When it comes to attacks based on ethics complaints, the more spectacular the details, the better."
"The LEAP initiative will make Colorado the first state in the country to offer a statewide approach to helping kids recover from current COVID losses, while also creating a long-term plan to prevent opportunity gaps from developing in the future."
The bill, approved on a 219-212 vote, would restore the ability of the U.S. Justice Department to prevent changes to voting rules in places with a history of discrimination and allow minority residents to challenge state laws they consider discriminatory — reversing the effects of two recent Supreme Court decisions.
Accusations of unregistered lobbying and unreported lobbying spending have been leveled against a group of secretly-funded political operatives.
State Rep. Yadira Caraveo, a Thornton Democrat, on Tuesday became the first candidate to announce a run in next year's election for Colorado's eighth U.S. House seat, touting her background as a pediatrician and daughter of immigrants, her Adams County roots and a record passing progressive legislation.
The progressive political action committee Democracy for America has again endorsed U.S. Rep. Joe Neguse, the Lafayette Democrat seeking a third term in Colorado's 2nd Congressional District.
The commissions responsible for drawing the preliminary lines for the state’s eight congressional, 65 state House and 35 state Senate districts are scheduled to hear feedback in Commerce City on Tuesday, Brighton on Wednesday and Colorado Springs on Saturday.
Mary Estill Buchanan, the Boulder Republican who served two terms as secretary of state and came within fewer than 20,000 votes of the U.S. Senate, owns more than a couple of the state’s political firsts.
The former Colorado secretary of state and former Mesa County clerk named this week by competing officials to run the county's upcoming election say they plan to work together while state and local officials sort out who has the legal authority to make the appointment.
The secretary of state earlier in the day named Sheila Reiner, the Republican county treasurer and former two-term clerk and recorder, to the role. But Mesa County's three commissioners say they don't agree she can do that.
Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold on Tuesday appointed Mesa County Treasurer Sheila Reiner, the county's former clerk and recorder, to supervise the county's upcoming November election after determining that Tina Peters, the county's elected clerk, is incapable of overseeing the election.
Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold plans to appoint someone to supervise the upcoming November election in Mesa County after determining that Tina Peters, the county's elected clerk and recorder, is incapable of overseeing the election.
Republican presidential aspirants are already proving to be an irritant for President Joe Biden long before the 2024 Iowa caucuses.
This week on Colorado Politicking, legislative reporter Pat Poblete and political correspondent Ernest Luning discuss Secretary of State Jena Griswold's move to decertify Mesa County voting equipment after a security breach involving Clerk Tina Peters. Chief legislative reporter Marianne Goodland recaps the "Commitment to Colorado" unveiled by Republicans earlier this week.
Ernest Luning: "On the theory that it can help make sense of where you’re going if you have a clear picture of where you’ve been, here are some of the hallmarks of Colorado elections in the modern era — a grab bag of some of the mosts, firsts, and other superlatives, the purely political milestones that have defined the state’s contests for major statewide and congressional offices over the past 50 or so years."
“Having twice worn the uniform of our nation — in the military and in the Olympics — I am concerned that the country I have represented is being sold out by self-interested politicians,” Bremer said in a statement.
The request for an investigation from Friends of the Earth, sent to the Democratic AG in an Aug. 5 letter, centers on $600,000 in political donations from 2018 made by Crestone Peak Resources to the state Senate Republicans’ campaign committee and a pair of right-leaning PACs.
Eric Sondermann: "At the end of Marjorie Taylor Greene week in Colorado, and in my old hometown of Colorado Springs, it is time to take stock of what has befallen the Colorado Republican Party and the depths to which it has sunk."
The staunch ally of former President Donald Trump was stripped of her House committee assignments earlier this year in an overwhelmingly party-line vote over earlier, incendiary comments on social media, including calling for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's execution.
Repeated efforts by state Rep. Ron Hanks, a Cañon City Republican, to demand an independent forensic audit of the 2020 elections has now drawn reaction from within his district.
Tuesday’s four-hour hearing on election rules drew more than 400 written comments and testimony from dozens of people, many who repeated debunked conspiracy theories about the 2020 election and some of the companies involved.
Attorneys who filed a federal lawsuit alleging the 2020 election was fraudulent failed to do their homework, acted in bad faith, did not take notice of well-established legal rules and potentially fueled threats against the lives of election workers with their conspiracy mongering, a federal…
A spokesman for the joint End Citizens United/Let America Vote organization said Wednesday that it's adding Weiser to its "Democracy Defender" program, with plans to spend $7 million to help elect attorney general and secretary of state candidates in nine states, including Colorado.
The LEAP initiative — it stands for Learning Enrichment and Academic Progress — asks voters to OK a tax increase of 5 percentage points on recreational pot sales, as well as pull additional funding for its programs from leases, royalties, rents and timber sales on state property.