Former congressional nominee Erik Aadland has taken a job as vice president of business development at XetaWave, a Louisville-based company that designs and manufactures high-speed wireless communication equipment, the company said Thursday in a release.
As Dave Williams takes the reins of the beleaguered Colorado Republican Party, the former three-term state lawmaker from Colorado Springs says to expect a more confrontational posture from the party but cautions that it could take more than one general election cycle before the GOP regains p…
Q&A with Pat Waak | Former Colorado Democratic chair builds community 'one by one, person by person'
When Pat Waak chaired the Colorado Democratic Party from 2005 to 2011, she oversaw a near reversal of the party's standing in the state.
U.S. Rep. Yadira Caraveo on Monday landed on a list of Democratic incumbents targeted by the House Republicans' campaign arm just days after national Democrats named the first-term lawmaker to a program for candidates defending battleground seats.
Colorado Republicans on Saturday elected Dave Williams, a former state lawmaker from Colorado Springs who insists that former President Donald Trump won the 2020 presidential election, to lead the state party for the next two years.
Twenty years ago, Colorado's political landscape was nearly an exact mirror image of where things stand today.
The ranks of Colorado Republicans vying to chair the state GOP has grown to seven with the addition of Kevin McCarney, a former Mesa County Republican chair who says he's the only candidate with "actual hands-on experience" running a party organization.
Republican state chair candidates vow to learn from losses, firm up Colorado GOP brand | COVER STORY
Six Colorado Republicans are vying for the chance to lead the party back from the sidelines in a state where GOP candidates have suffered drubbings at the hands of voters in three straight general elections, leaving the party with less power than it's held at any time since at least the 1930s.
A national conservative nonprofit aligned with Republican House leadership is targeting U.S. Rep. Yadira Caraveo with a six-figure ad campaign calling on the Thornton Democrat to oppose cuts to Medicare — a position the pediatrician says she's always held.
It's no secret that many of the Colorado Republicans with the most experience in the political realm are sounding the alarm about the state GOP's upcoming leadership elections, with some openly speculating that installing any of the announced candidates for the top party post threatens Repub…
Adam Frisch, the Democrat vying for a 2024 rematch against U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert, raised more than $500,000 within three days of announcing his candidacy last week in Colorado's 3rd Congressional District, his campaign said.
El Paso County Republicans' rift widens in wake of Vickie Tonkins taking full control of local party
After easily winning reelection to a third term chairing the El Paso County Republican Party on Saturday in Colorado Springs, Vickie Tonkins appears to have cemented control of the organization with her allies nearly running the table in races for other local party positions, according to vo…
The Democrat who came within a fraction of a percentage point of unseating U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert in the closest congressional election in the country last year announced on Tuesday that he's launching another run for the seat.
Until the court issues a ruling, both sides in the ongoing battle say they plan to proceed on Saturday with rival meetings set for different locations on opposite sides of Colorado Springs, with each faction scheduled to elect officers to run the local party for the next two years.
Except in Boebert's race, Democrats crush Republicans in Colorado congressional cash dash | TRAIL MIX
Before last year's midterms fully recede in the rearview mirror and next year's presidential election cycle begins to come into focus, there's one last set of numbers to pick over.
El Paso County's embattled Republican chair is forging ahead with plans to hold party leadership elections later this month despite a ruling Tuesday night by the state GOP that put a neutral group of supervisors in charge of the county party's reorganization meeting.
Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold was reelected this week as chair of the Democratic Association of Secretaries of State, after the national political organization ran the table in crucial races in the midterm elections.
JoyAnn Ruscha was sworn in on Jan. 10 as a member of the Regional Transportation District's 15-member board of directors as the newly elected representative of District B, which covers Northeast Denver, including Park Hill, Central Park, Montbello, Green Valley Ranch, Denver International Ai…
U.S. Rep. Brittany Pettersen announced this week that she's joining the Bipartisan Addiction and Mental Health Task Force, a group of House members devoted to legislation to address addiction and mental health problems.
Attorney General Phil Weiser is slated to be named Democrat of the Year by the Colorado Democratic Party at its Obama Gala on April 1, the party announced this week.
A looming battle in Congress over the federal government's ability to borrow money to pay its bills threatens to destabilize the world economy and plunge the country into a recession that could make the 2008 Great Recession look like a mild hiccup.
Colorado Republican Chairwoman Kristi Burton Brown wants state Republicans to decide whether an outside entity should run the El Paso County GOP's upcoming officer elections.
A Senate District 5 vacancy committee on Saturday chose outgoing state Rep. Perry Will, R-New Castle, to replace Sen. Bob Rankin, R-Carbondale, who announced his resignation last month, effective Tuesday, Jan. 10. With Will's selection, the General Assembly will have its full complement of 1…
Bookended by tragedies and buffeted by fiercely partisan battles as the midterm elections approached, 2022 saw Colorado begin to move beyond the COVID-19 pandemic and the shattered lives, economy and customs in its wake.
Colorado Politics identified 10 of the individuals and groups who had the biggest wins and made the most impact on state politics this year.
This year's election left no doubt that Colorado is — for now — a blue state, dominated by Democrats, who swept all the statewide contests and expanded the party's control of the legislature and delegation to Washington, D.C.
Under the Colorado Constitution, the governor must declare the vote within 30 days after it has been certified by the Secretary of State, which took place on Dec. 12. The eight ballot measures take effect upon his declaration.
Democratic candidates dominated Colorado’s November election, creating perhaps the most liberal-leaning legislature in state history. But that doesn’t mean the fight for progressive policies has been won.
Mere weeks after she was reelected to serve her fourth and final term in the Colorado House of Representatives, state Rep. Adrienne Benavidez announced she will be resigning from her position.
Weeks after Republicans suffered widespread defeat during Colorado's midterm election, Kristi Burton Brown announced that she will not run for reelection as chair of the Colorado Republican Party.
With Bennet's election to a 3rd full term, Colorado senator takes aim at longevity record | TRAIL MIX
But, if the Denver Democrat wants to claim the title of the state's senator with the longest tenure, period, he'll have to stick it out for nearly two more full terms after that.
"It was funny because, at the Harvard Kennedy School, one of the the people said, ‘We have a very easy 72-point checklist of everything that you have to get ready before you're sworn in,'" U.S. Rep.elect Yadira Caraveo said with a wary laugh. "I've never seen a 'very easy' 72 point checklist before. So, I think that really sums it up. It's a whirlwind, with lots of decisions to make to set you up to be an effective member and advocate for your district."
Democrat Robert “Bob” Marshall was officially declared the winner in the election for Colorado's House District 43 on Monday, following a recount requested by Republican opponent Rep. Kurt Huffman.
That outcome did not come as a surprise, as Frisch earlier conceded the race and Boebert already declared victory.
The election results for Colorado's House District 43 will be recounted after the Secretary of State’s Office accepted a permissive recount request on Thursday.
On the heels of sweeping wins by Colorado Democrats in the last three election cycles, state party chair Morgan Carroll says she's ready to pass the torch after helming the party for the last six years.
The Colorado Republican who ran four unsuccessful congressional races across three election cycles in the last decade wants to run the state GOP.
Joyce Rankin, a Republican member of the state board of education who has represented Congressional District 3 since August 2015, announced Tuesday she will step down, effective Jan. 10.
The Colorado Republican Party's governing board formally rebuked the El Paso County GOP chair late Monday, asserting in an unprecedented censure resolution that Vickie Tonkins failed in her duty as a party official when she actively opposed numerous Republican nominees just days before the N…
Colorado Republicans are charting a course forward from the shambles of the 2022 election, when Democrats won every statewide office on the ballot, increased the party's share of the state's congressional delegation and grew the party's majorities in both chambers of the General Assembly.
The Colorado Secretary of State’s Office on Tuesday ordered a mandatory recount of the results in the race for Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District between U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert and Democrat Adam Frisch.
"I need to take responsibility for my own actions or lack thereof," Former Mesa County Elections Manager Sandra Brown told a judge.
State Rep. Amy Parks, R-Loveland, will serve the last 43 days of the late Rep. Hugh McKean's term. McKean had died suddenly on Oct. 30.
As Colorado's 2022 general election returns began to post minutes after the polls closed on Nov. 8, none were more surprising than initial results showing Democrat Adam Frisch beating U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert, the Republican incumbent in the largely rural, Republican-leaning 3rd Congressiona…
Democrat Adam Frisch concedes to GOP Rep. Lauren Boebert after razor-thin loss in Colorado House race
Democrat Adam Frisch formally conceded defeat to U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert Friday morning after an unofficial vote count showed the Republican incumbent has a narrow lead in Colorado's 3rd Congressional District.
Although a recount looked to be a certainty — delaying official results until mid-December — recounts in Colorado elections in recent decades have never swung the outcome as far as Frisch would need to prevail in the congressional race, making it equally likely that Boebert has won reelection to a second term.
Election officials paused vote tabulation late last week while they awaited the arrival of thousands of ballots that could swing the vote either way, including "cured" ballots and ballots cast by military and overseas voters.
Campaign concedes defeat of third-party alcohol delivery in Colorado, celebrates victory of wine in groceries
The campaign behind the push to expand the sale and delivery of alcohol in Colorado conceded defeat in one and celebrated victory in the other.
Latino voters in Colorado overwhelmingly backed Democratic candidates this election, contributing to the failure of the so-called “red wave” in the state.