Ernest Luning: "In conversations with political insiders lately, it's become nearly as common as remarking on the weather to ask if there's news about a Republican running for any number of top-ticket offices, and the answers are usually the same."
The group has proposed a map that would include a district that would group together the areas north and northeast of the Denver metro area, which includes a significant and growing Hispanic population. It would include portions of Adams County, southwest Weld County and Greeley, and northeast portions of Boulder County. It would be 26% Hispanic and in total 32% nonwhite.
A decorated Army combat veteran who only recently registered as a Republican wants to take on U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, the Colorado Democrat seeking a third term in next year's election.
Ernest Luning catches up with Weston Imer, known as "the kid of the Trump campaign" in Colorado, who hopes some of that Trump magic can rub off on the long-shot bid of his mom, Laurel Imer, to unseat eight-term Democratic U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter.
George Stern, 33, was elected clerk and recorder in Jefferson County in 2018, the first Democrat to hold the office since 1998.
Polly Baca told Colorado Politics that Valdez, a fifth-generation Colorado farmer and rancher, "represents the people of the 3rd District far better than any of the other candidates I've seen."
Ernest Luning: "The Colorado Springs Republican, serving his eighth term in Congress, has had more close calls than a long-tailed cat on a porch full of rocking chairs."
Calling Sandoval "an incredible, proven community organizer and leader," Wendy Howell, director of the Working Families Party's Colorado affiliate, said the former social worker is the strongest candidate to take on Boebert in next year's election.
Colorado’s highest court on Monday heard arguments over whether state legislators have the authority to enact a law that would adjust the voter-approved state redistricting process, with several justices skeptical of the legality or prudence of lawmakers’ proposal.
A national campaign finance and election reform group on Thursday endorsed U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet's bid for a third term, noting that the Colorado Democrat is the only senator seeking re-election in 2022 who doesn't raise contributions from corporate PACs or federal lobbyists.
"If we’re more concerned about loyalty to a man instead of loyalty to principles and an ideology, then we’re lost as a party, and, unfortunately, that’s kind of where we are right now," said Wist, who spoke with Colorado Politics ahead of Thursday's release of a letter signed by more than 100 prominent Republicans.
Bennet's endorsers include nearly every living Colorado Democrat who has served as governor, U.S. senator or member of Congress, as well as dozens of current and former state lawmakers, mayors, county commissioners and activists.
Holder, the nation's top lawyer for six years under President Barack Obama, is scheduled to join Griswold for a discussion about "redistricting, voting access and other issues facing our democracy," the Democrat's campaign said in an email.
A group devoted to defeating U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert at the ballot box is auctioning off the logo used by Shooters Grill, the Silt Republican's gun-themed restaurant in Rifle, after a comedian said Boebert's congressional office demanded he take down a parody website filled with unflatterin…
It was the crinkle heard 'round the world — or across the Twitterverse, at least.
Colorado Democrats celebrated the party's wins in the last two elections but warned against resting on laurels ahead of next year's midterm Saturday night at the party's chief annual fundraising event, held virtually for the second year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Colorado Democrats will hear a message from Vice President Kamala Harris on Saturday night at the party's annual fundraising dinner, which will be held online for the second year in a row due to the coronavirus pandemic.
U.S. Rep. Ken Buck declared early Monday morning that he is running for a fifth term in Congress, laying to rest speculation the Colorado Republican sparked over the weekend when he took to social media to tease an impending announcement.
The ad features a one-year plan included in the most recent round of pandemic aid to expand the child tax credit, a measure Bennet has been promoting since 2015.
Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold plans to report raising a record-setting $283,714 for the just-completed first quarter of 2021, her campaign said Tuesday — more than any candidate running to be the state's top election official has ever raised in a quarter.
Raised by a single mother whose only source of income was a disability check, Mabrey, 30, said he wants to bring his experience growing up in the district — dependent on food stamps, his family faced eviction and was homeless for a stretch — to advocate for economic and racial justice at the state Capitol.
Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser reported raising more than $500,000 in the year's first fundraising quarter, smashing the Democrat's own record set four years ago for donations under Colorado's current campaign finance system.
“Our experienced campaign team will tell the story of our work to deliver for all Coloradans," Bennet said in a statement.
It's the latest salvo in a marketing campaign waged by the Democratic National Committee and its allies to make sure voters know who delivered the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan, which also includes money for schools, local governments and extended unemployment benefits.
Readers of The Denver Post's website should be seeing the ads thanking U.S. Sens. Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper everywhere they scroll, a DNC spokesman told Colorado Politics.
Ernest Luning: "In Colorado, where Democrats have been in charge across the board for two years longer, Republicans are licking their chops at the chance to stage a comeback after years of diminishing clout at the ballot box and two straight cycles racking up historic losses."
Colorado Democrats picked Morgan Carroll to chair the state party for a third two-year term Saturday at a virtual meeting of the party's state central committee.
The five Colorado Republicans running for state party chairman agree that the state GOP needs fixing but differ wildly on the remedies.
Laurel Imer, who last year lost a bid to unseat state Rep. Monica Duran, D-Wheat Ridge, is seeking the GOP nomination to run against Perlmutter in next year's election — and her son Weston, now 17, is managing her campaign.
"Democrats are delivering lower health care costs, expanding coverage and addressing racial disparities so people can get the health care they need to defeat this pandemic,” said Brad Woodhouse, executive director of Protect Our Care, in a statement.
Republican Greg Lopez plans to kick off his second run for governor Thursday in Parker, the Douglas County town where he served a term more than two decades ago as the growing suburb's youngest mayor.
As former President Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial began Tuesday, all eyes were on one set of jurors: Republican senators who are up for reelection next year.
Colorado Springs Republican Eli Bremer, an Olympian and former chairman of the El Paso County GOP, told Colorado Politics he asked an acquaintance to reserve a series of internet domain names this week to make sure they're available in case he decides to challenge U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet ne…