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Here’s the money being used to push candidates for Colorado governor

The most competitive Colorado governor’s contest in decades and several other contentious primary battles enter the final week with plenty more political TV ads to […]...

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June 18, 2018 All stories, Campaign Finance, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

A federal judge just knocked down major parts of Colorado’s privatized system of enforcing money-in-politics laws

The centerpiece of Colorado’s unique method of outsourcing enforcement of campaign finance laws to private citizens is unconstitutional, a federal judge ruled on Tuesday in […]...

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June 13, 2018 All stories, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix

In Colorado’s primary elections, some TV ad money is disclosed and some is in the dark

Let’s talk about money. Specifically, let’s talk about candidate money, super PAC money and “dark” money. If your TV has been on in recent days […]...

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June 11, 2018 2018 Governor Race, All stories, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

PACs backing Polis jump into the TV air war in CO’s race for governor as campaigns complain about negativity

The super PAC troops are coming to the defense of Boulder Congressman Jared Polis in the Democratic primary for governor this week, just as ballots […]...

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June 7, 2018 All stories, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Big, big money is at play in Colorado’s elections. And it’s only June.

Two things stand out in recent money-in-politics filings, which campaigns were required to report this week. First: Sure, big money is being spent by Democratic […]...

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June 5, 2018 2018 Governor Race, All stories, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix

In Colorado, attack ads hit your mailbox the same week as ballots: Who’s slinging the poo?

With ballots hitting mailboxes this week across Colorado three weeks until the June 26 primary elections, outside groups are targeting voters with advertisements in the […]...

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June 4, 2018 2018 Governor Race, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Top corporations spent millions on politics to save billions in taxes

Five top U.S. corporations racked up millions in profits last year and paid no federal taxes. They spent money instead on political campaigns and it was money well spent. Over the last decade, Bank of America, Boeing, Chevron, ExxonMobil and...

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August 31, 2011 Center Well, Politics

Ugly independent political spending in Colorado tripled in the last election cycle

It will come as no surprise to Coloradans force-fed a fire-hose stream of ugly and untrustworthy campaign election material over the last two years that independent spending-- spending directly tied to no candidate and mostly free of accountability-- more than...

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August 24, 2011 Center Well, Politics
Third-party candidates: Worthy of respect and impossible to elect

Third-party candidates: Worthy of respect and impossible to elect

Tea partiers came roaring out of the gate last spring determined to shake up the political system. In Colorado, tea party groups invited candidates of […]...

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May 18, 2010 Blog, Politics
Colorado campaign spending quadrupled from 2004 to 2008

Colorado campaign spending quadrupled from 2004 to 2008

Political campaign spending, you might say, is trending through the roof, and not just on the federal level. State politicians and political issue committees are raising historic sums, according to a study released today by the National Institute on...

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April 6, 2010 Center Well, Politics

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