Editor's note: This is the first of a series that looks into Colorado's biggest general election contests.
The prop figures prominently in the first TV ad released Thursday by the Democrat's reelection campaign, which juxtaposes footage from an ad Weiser ran four years ago to illustrate what Weiser's campaign calls his "follow-through" during his first term on campaign promises.
U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet and Colorado Gov. Jared Polis lead their Republican challengers by double digits in the Democrats' bids for reelection a month before voting begins, a nonpartisan poll released Thursday shows.
The six-figure ad campaign kicked off Tuesday to coincide with the nonpartisan National Voter Registration Day.
With just under 50 days to go until Election Day, the Democrats running for statewide office in Colorado maintain a wide fundraising advantage over their Republican challengers.
The Colorado Restaurant Association on Tuesday threw its support behind a ballot measure seeking to legalize alcohol delivery by third-party companies.
Democratic candidates are winning the money race in nearly all of the most competitive elections for the Colorado House of Representatives.
In the July 7 letter, the governor said it was his "true pleasure" to send the "Colorado Cashback refund check."
Independent expenditure committees, which are expected to spend the biggest dollars in the coming seven weeks in support of candidates running for statewide offices in Colorado, took in $10.6 million between Sept. 1 and Sept. 14.
Republican congressional candidate Erik Aadland won a formal endorsement on Monday from former U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner, who called the Army veteran "exactly who we need to bridge the divides and fight for our values."
Republican Barb Kirkmeyer went up with her first general election TV ad this week in Colorado's 8th Congressional District.
Republican gubernatorial candidate Heidi Ganahl on Thursday unveiled a plan to spend billions on improving and expanding roads across Colorado while rolling back state spending on other forms of transportation.
A new poll looking at Latinos' priorities shows at least half believe their economic situation has gotten worse in the past year, signaling that inflation could be a defining issue for Latino voters in November.
Former Attorney General Cynthia Coffman: "Naturally, we do not see eye-to-eye on every policy issue or legal position, but Phil Weiser has earned my professional respect and personal support."
Expect a lot more mud in coming weeks.
Among the throngs of supporters who cheered the legislation was U.S. Sen. John Hickenlooper, the Colorado Democrat who played a crucial role in pushing the bill across the finish line. Fellow Colorado Democrats U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet and U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter were also on hand.
The Secretary of State certified the ballot for Colorado’s 2022 general election on Monday, including 11 statewide ballot measures.
"It's discouraging. We don't know when 'later' is going to be," said Jordan McDonald. The McDonalds have been pre-approved for a home mortgage, but they were told last year to "try again later" to find a home they can afford.
The lawsuit, which seeks a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction, claims that voters in SD25 should be the ones to determine whether Priola, who announced on Aug. 22 he was switching from Republican to Democrat, should be recalled.
"McConnell is all in on his support for O’Dea," says the narrator in the 30-second spot, citing news reports in July that described the Kentucky senator's enthusiasm for O'Dea after the construction company owner emerged from a tough-fought primary.
Marking Broncos star quarterback Russell Wilson's debut against his former team, Monday night's game is expected to draw an enormous audience in Colorado. The game is set to air locally on ABC, ESPN and the ESPN+ streaming platform.
Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser announced that a slew of current and former Republican and unaffiliated officials are throwing their support behind the Democrat's bid for a second term, including prosecutors, legislators, mayors and county officials.
The last time voters were asked to cut the state income tax, there was little spending by both sides of the ballot question, which Coloradans approved by a wide margin.
The spending announced Friday pushes potential ad reservations in the 8th CD race past $15 million.
Wine in Grocery Store, the campaign behind Initiatives 121 and 122, insists consumers expect the kind of choice the ballot measures, if approved by voters, will deliver.
The Colorado Supreme Court will not hear an appeal from a group of unsuccessful Republican candidates who claim that discretionary primary election recounts conducted by the El Paso County Clerk and Recorder's Office were faulty.
Democrat Yadira Caraveo went on the air Tuesday in the race to represent Colorado's newest congressional district with a biographical TV ad that describes the pediatrician and state lawmaker's priorities.
A judge on Tuesday threw out a lawsuit challenging a primary election recount lost by a Colorado county clerk who alleged "extensive malfeasance" during the June primary, in which she failed to become her party's nominee for the state's top election office.
A Republican candidate for the Colorado House came under fire and accusations of racism after calling Black and Latina Democratic candidates “chimps” in a tweet on Monday.
The sum — it's more than her Republican predecessor, Wayne Williams, raised during his entire 2018 campaign and marks Griswold's best fundraising month — underlines how the once-sleepy, down-ballot office, which oversees state elections, has taken center stage in the aftermath of former President Donald Trump's ongoing attempts to overturn the results of the last presidential election.
Colorado Gov. Jared Polis launched the first TV ad of his reelection campaign Tuesday with a spot touting cost-saving measures the Democrat says are definitely not attributable to his signature pair of blue sneakers.
State Sen. Kevin Priola stirred things up a couple weeks ago when he announced that he had changed his registration from Republican to Democrat, citing the GOP's ongoing embrace of conspiracy theories surrounding the 2022 election and his erstwhile party's refusal to face climate change.
While Democrats are expected to hold onto the Colorado House going into 2023, albeit with a potentially more narrow advantage than they hold now, the state Senate is much closer to being in play in November.
New polling released Wednesday painted contrasting pictures of Colorado's U.S. Senate race, with one poll showing Democratic incumbent Michael Bennet leading Republican challenger Joe O'Dea by double digits and another survey suggesting a much closer contest.
The November election could bring big changes for the Colorado House of Representatives.
Aurora Mayor Mike Coffman on Wednesday endorsed Colorado's Republican U.S. Senate nominee Joe O'Dea, joining more than 20 other current and former top municipal officials, O'Dea's campaign said.
In Colorado, a majority of Hispanic voters are unhappy with the direction the U.S. is heading in, listing primary concerns as inflation, crime and the economy, according to a new poll by UnidosUS.
The measure would also allow growing mushrooms for personal use and consuming them without legal penalty.
Voter registration in the old Senate District 25 favored Democrats by nearly 8,000 over Republicans, and with more than 44,000 unaffiliated voters. Voter registration in the new Senate District 13 is evenly divided between Democrats and Republicans, about 20,000 each, with unaffiliated voters numbering more than 38,000.
After he founded and served as the inaugural chairman of the Cherry Creek High School Republicans last November, James Ruehmann, a 16-year-old junior at Cherry Creek High School in Greenwood Village, went on to co-found the Colorado Federation of Teen Republicans and serves as its president.
Republican U.S. Senate nominee Joe O'Dea hits Colorado airwaves with new TV ads this weekend, including a spot narrated by his wife that describes the construction company owner as a lifelong underdog more concerned about the country than his political party.
November's statewide ballot will have eight questions, asking for voter approval to pay for healthy meals, a reduction in the income tax rate, and whether to allow for magic mushrooms, plus the questions on alcohol.
State Sen. Kevin Priola notched a pair of Colorado political rarities this week when the Henderson lawmaker switched parties and was almost immediately targeted with a campaign to recall him from office.
"Cooperation or not, these crimes are worthy of incarceration," Judge Matthrew Barrett said before assenting to the plea deal.
Sen. Dennis Hisey, R-Colorado Springs, has been accused of voting in a district in which he does not live.
The candidates for attorney general see water and the problems Colorado faces with its signature river in different lights but agree that renegotiating the Colorado River Compact, which dictates Colorado and its Upper Basin neighbors send more water downstream than is available, is not part …
Republicans on Wednesday launched a campaign to recall Colorado state Sen. Kevin Priola from office, two days after the Henderson lawmaker changed his registration from Republican to Democrat.
Gov. Jared Polis and his Republican challenger, Heidi Ganahl, spoke at Tuesday's Colorado Water Congress session, addressing climate change, the state water plan and the crisis on the Colorado River.
Joe O'Dea, the GOP contender for the U.S. Senate, insisted that the Upper Basin states, which include Colorado, shouldn't be "held responsible" for drastic reductions in water use and that California, Nevada and Arizona should "step up," arguing the latter have been overusing their allotment…