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Lawmakers Vote to Condemn President’s Actions on Immigration

immigration reformColorado’s next Senator wants to repeal President Obama’s recent executive action to allow more than 4 million people in the country illegally to remain here. Republican Continue reading

Birth Control to be Debated at State Level

republican and  democrat 300Colorado Democrats who credit a drop in teen pregnancy to expanding access to long-acting birth control, such as IUDs, will have to convince Republicans next year to use state funds for the contraceptives. Governor John Hickenlooper and his chief medical officer have praised a Continue reading

X-CEL Rate Increase Blamed on HB-1365

Xcel_EnergyX-CEL Energy customers are about to start feeling the effects of House Bill 1365, the so-called “Clean Air, Clean Jobs Act.” Power producers, elected officials, coal miners and others warned state Democrats last year, that the bill would increase energy rates for Continue reading

Democrats Regain Seats Lost in Recalls

Ballot-300Colorado Democrats have won back two seats they lost in last year’s gun control recalls. Republican Senator George Rivera, a former deputy police chief, lost to state Representative Leroy Garcia in Pueblo. In Colorado Springs, former state Representative Michael Merrifield, a gun control advocate, beat Bernie Herpin, a Continue reading

Jill Biden Stumps for Udall

jill bidenJill Biden was in Colorado to try to fire up Democrats over the weekend. The wife of the vice president joined embattled Senator Mark Udall on a four-stop bus tour from Boulder to Greeley Saturday. Udall is counting on women voters to fend off a strong challenge from Republican Representative Cory Gardner. He has Continue reading

Republicans Lead in Early Voting

Ballot-300Republicans have taking a big lead in early voting in Colorado, and the lead has only gotten bigger. A report from the Secretary of State this morning showed that over 112,000 more Republicans than Democrats had cast their ballots as the state conducts its first major mail-in election. Voters can also drop off ballots at polling stations and Continue reading

Democrats Closing Gap on Returning Ballots

Ballot-300Democrats are cutting into the GOP’s edge in Colorado midterm election ballot returns. But Republicans remain about 85,000 ballots ahead of Democrats with less than a week to go. The Colorado Secretary of State announced that as of Wednesday morning, election officials had received 905,500 ballots. Of those, 379,250 Continue reading

Jeb Bush Speaks in Castle Rock

jeb bushJeb Bush is taking a jab at Hillary Clinton in a possible preview of the 2016 presidential race. Bush was in Colorado yesterday campaigning for Republican candidates when he mentioned Clinton’s statement last week that businesses don’t create jobs. Clinton later tried to backtrack, saying that was a slip of the tongue, but Bush didn’t let her off the hook at an evening rally of GOP activists in Castle Rock. Without mentioning Continue reading

Bill Clinton Attends Second Colorado Rally

CLINTONFormer President Bill Clinton is reminding Colorado Democrats of the symbolic weight of this year’s election. Clinton held his second rally in two days for embattled Governor John Hickenlooper and Senator Mark Udall. The former president told a crowd in Lakewood that Colorado symbolizes the future due to its Continue reading

Bill Clinton Stumps for Udall

CLINTONFormer President Bill Clinton says midterm elections in a president’s second term are dominated by appeals to vent frustration at the president by voting out others in his party. Clinton urged Democrats to resist that appeal yesterday at a political rally in suburban Denver. He accused Republicans of trying to get people to Continue reading

More Republicans Turning in Ballots than Democrats

Ballot-300The election is only eight days away. Over 660,000 voters have already cast their ballots in Colorado. The numbers show that Republicans are turning out the voter stronger than Democrats in the state. A total of 282-thousand Republicans have cast ballots, while about 214,000 Democrats have voted. Nearly 157,000 Continue reading

Ballots Trickling in to Elections Clerks

Ballot-300Northwest Colorado ballots are trickling into local county elections clerks. An updated count on the number of ballots turned in by voters across the state show that 700 Routt County residents have turned in their ballots. 325 Moffat County voters and 187 Rio Blanco County voters have done the same. In all three counties, the Continue reading