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Colorado Politics - Weekend-roundup

Colorado’s one-stop source for balanced, in-depth political news and analysis — at the Capitol, across the state and beyond.


Donald Trump Jr., Cory Gardner fire up Western Conservative Summit in Denver

Donald Trump Jr. brought a ballroom full of conservatives to its feet Friday night in Denver with attacks on the press, social media giants and naysayers he mocked for refusing to acknowledge the achievements of his father's presidency.

Denver's Hancock: 'These deportation raids need to stop'

“What’s happening in this country today is shameful and not in line with the principals of this country that we love and that we call home,” Denver's mayor said ahead of the raids, reportedly slated to begin this weekend.


COPO'S BEST OF THE WEEK | Recall bickering; leadership transition in Denver

Here’s our recap of our best stories of the last seven days from the Colorado Politics staff.

COVER STORY | Cory Gardner: Does he have a path to victory in 2020?

He'll have to thread a narrow needle to win re-election, but supporters see a way.


TRAIL MIX | Campaign finance reports reveal a crowded Senate primary taking shape

The field of Democrats vying to unseat Republican U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner is beginning to sort itself out, though what promises to be a crowded race still appears entirely up for grabs.

INSIGHTS | Albus Brooks turns the page, again

The story of Albus Brooks didn't end on Denver's runoff election night June 4. To think that is to admit you don't know the soon-to-be-ex city councilman.

MARK HARDEN | Neil Westergaard made Colorado's journalism world better

Neil Westergaard came to Colorado as a ski bum. And that's the same approach he took to journalism.

Q&A with Penn Pfiffner | On standing up for freedom, and TABOR

Pfiffner served as a Republican state representative in the 1990s and has become a distinctive advocate for TABOR and limited government.

LYNN BARTELS | How I got hooked on 'Breaking Bad'

I once asked my sister Jeanne, who lives in Albuquerque, what she thought of “Breaking Bad.”