Veteran campaign manager and political organizer Logan Davis this year helped found the Political Workers Guild of Colorado, the first union of its kind in the country. Although it began with organizing Democratic legislative aides at the state Capitol, Davis says they're ready to welcome more to the fold — even Republicans.
Colorado’s independent redistricting commissioners are in the middle of a statewide tour, listening as members of the public give their opinions on what they want the next decade’s congressional and legislative maps to look like.
U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert, the first-term Republican from Silt with a knack for generating controversy, pulled in more campaign cash than any other congressional candidate in the state for the just-ended second quarter, with her leading challenger posting the next-highest total.
Colorado’s independent redistricting commissioners got an earful Tuesday night in Arvada — from the biggest crowd yet at a public input hearing — about the preliminary draft maps unveiled in June.
As commissioners prepare for a meeting in the Denver metro area, they authorized their attorney to draft a pleading they hope to file Tuesday with the Colorado Supreme Court that will ask whether the final maps can come later than the deadlines put into the state constitution with the passage of amendments Y and Z.
The one-time star of a popular reality show about guns started work this week as the lead fundraiser for Colorado Republican Laurel Imer's bid to unseat U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter, an Arvada Democrat serving his eighth term.
The Democrats’ eagerness to take on Lauren Boebert in Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District next year has already set new records and prompted the state party to launch an unprecedented voter-contact strategy more than a year before voters will pick the party’s nominee.
Describing himself as a "grassroots progressive" candidate, Walia says he was moved by the economic and social fragility exposed by the COVID-19 pandemic to challenge the 13-term incumbent in the overwhelmingly Democratic 1st Congressional District.
Perlmutter is one of 11 Democrats nationwide being hit by the National Republican Congressional Committee in a five-figure buy scheduled to run through early next week.
A Democratic-aligned group devoted to campaign finance and election reform endorsed Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold for a second term on Tuesday, saying the Democrat has kept voting rights and election integrity at the center of her agenda.
"Do not miss the event of the year!" reads an invitation to the Aug. 6 fundraising dinner, sent Tuesday night by El Paso County GOP chairman Vickie Tonkins.
After going virtual during the COVID-19 pandemic last year, like most large public gatherings, the 12th annual confab, scheduled for Friday and Saturday at a downtown Denver hotel, will be a smaller affair than in previous years, when it filled cavernous exhibit halls at the Colorado Convention Center.
Ernest Luning notes that the Republican in the at-large post on the CU board of regents is sounding again like she has her eye on higher office.
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.
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.
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…