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Tag Archives: Campaign Finance

Democrat takes fundraising lead in Colorado Springs

  IN the deeply red 5th congressional district, it’s Democratic challenger Irv Halter who has the fundraising edge over Republican incumbent Rep. Doug Lamborn. New FEC […]...

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July 17, 2014 Just In

Gardner and Udall have raised and spent millions, but the real money is independent

In what's shaping up to be one of the most influential congressional races in the nation, U.S. Sen. Mark Udall raised $1.74 million during April and May and spent just over $2 million. His Republican challenger, Rep. Cory Gardner, raised...

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July 16, 2014 Elections 2014, In-Depth, Political Ad Watch

Gardner’s awkward scheduling priorities

During the floods and the government shutdown he was hobnobbing with Karl Rove and his money men. During the Deepwater Horizon catastrophe it was lobbyists for British Petroleum. ...

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July 9, 2014 Environment/Energy, Just In, Politics, The Beats

Udall sponsors campaign finance transparency bill ahead of big-money race

U.S. Senator Mark Udall has signed on as sponsor for the DISCLOSE Act, even as he is engaged in a pricey race against Republican upstart Congressman Cory Gardner that could decide the balance of the nation's now-Democrat-controlled upper legislative chamber....

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June 25, 2014 Elections 2014, Politics

Last cash dash reported by GOP primary candidates for governor

Republican candidates for governor of Colorado have yet to out-raise moderate Democratic incumbent John Hickenlooper, or differentiate themselves from each other with a fundraising mega-haul....

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June 17, 2014 Just In

Citizens United must disclose funders of Colorado politics documentary

As the Supreme Court said in the case that bears Citizens United’s name, the public has a right to know who is spending money to influence their vote as an election nears....

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June 6, 2014 Just In, Politics, The Beats

Americans for Prosperity thanks Cory Gardner

Part and parcel with its sunny, smiling optimism, the ad is cleverly structured to accomplish two timely political moves. ...

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May 15, 2014 Just In, Politics, Uncategorized

Gardner raises $1.4M; $1.2M in first month of Senate race

Cory Gardner's $2.1 million in the bank still trails Sen. Mark Udall $5.9 million cash on hand....

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April 9, 2014 Just In, Politics
DU citizen panel wades into campaign-finance swamplands

DU citizen panel wades into campaign-finance swamplands

DENVER– The University of Denver’s “strategic issues panel of accomplished citizens” tasked with examining campaign finance regulations and making recommendations on how to improve those […]...

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November 29, 2012 Center Well, Politics, Top Stories
Colorado GOP donors fly below the radar with maze of 527 committees

Colorado GOP donors fly below the radar with maze of 527 committees

In Colorado, organizing, infrastructure and fundraising within the Democratic Party and progressive organizations are the stuff of legend. The story of how liberal mega-millionaires and single-minded cooperation on the left turned this formerly solid red state to purple and blue...

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April 23, 2012 Center Well, Politics, Top Stories

ELECTIONS 2014

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For Colorado congressman on the defensive, VA reform bill couldn’t come soon enough

  The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill Wednesday to reform the troubled Veterans Affairs department. It’s expected to quickly clear the Senate and […]

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THE BLOGS

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Excessive force in Denver: A mother’s open letter

  [Editor’s note: On Friday, The Colorado Independent posted a video and news story about the Denver Sheriff’s Department and its use of taser guns […]

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EVENTS

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ICYMI: A Night of News Poetry

It was a night of thoughtful discussion, compelling poetry and plenty of the requisite wine and cheese. Moderated by TCI’s very own Tessa Cheek, the […]

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