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Tag Archives: Campaign Finance

Fed Judge: No press exemption for Citizens United in Colorado

Citizens United is free to air and advertise its documentary targeting Gov. John Hickenlooper, but the group will have to tell Colorado voters who is paying to advertise the film....

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September 22, 2014 Elections 2014, Political Ad Watch, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Little opposition to Colorado Republican Party Super-PAC suit

Colorado Republicans are looking to have a Party PAC party and Democrats will come if invited ... ...

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August 29, 2014 Elections 2014

Hempy rolls into Gov’s race with timely campaign finance ad

  It’s not just incumbent John Hickenlooper and Republican Bob Beauprez, Harry Hempy is running for governor too. Today he released a little video explaining […]...

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August 28, 2014 Just In: Elections 2014

Dear Governor Hickenlooper: Fractivists make a documentary

At the beginning of this month, “Dear Governor Hickenlooper,” a collection of short anti-fracking documentaries and the product of more than a year’s work by Director Stash Wislocki and Producer David Holbrooke looked like it had been beached....

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August 25, 2014 Elections 2014, Environment/Energy

Ethics group asks FEC for dark money disclosure

  Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) and CREW Executive Director Melanie Sloan filed a suit Wednesday alleging that the Federal Elections Commission […]...

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August 21, 2014 Just In: Elections 2014

Green Party to Hick: We’re on political playground too

If you’re a Green Party candidate and you want to get news of your campaign out there, what do you do? If you’re Harry Hempy […]...

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August 18, 2014 Just In: Elections 2014

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 The Mix

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, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

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

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Climate paradox: More snow, less water?

Juggling Colorado’s already stretched water resources is going to get even tougher in the decades ahead.

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THE BLOGS

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Mike Keefe’s animal magnetism

The Colorado Independent and Beacon Reader have joined forces to help bring Pulitzer Prize-winning political cartoonist Mike Keefe’s work back to Colorado readers on a weekly basis.

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EVENTS

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Watch: Pulitzer-winning Mike Keefe talks cartooning, independent media

Mike Keefe has been a Colorado editorial cartoonist for three decades. He left the downsizing Denver Post in 2011, the year after he won a Pulitzer prize, and now he’s working with the Colorado Independent. Join our virtual event.

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