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Brianna Titone, Colorado’s first transgender candidate for state office, declares victory...

Three days after polls closed in Colorado, Democrats have declared victory in what was the state’s closest race. In swingy House District 27, which covers...

Backers of oil and gas drilling setbacks in Colorado lost at...

The defeat of Proposition 112, Colorado’s oil and gas drilling setback measure, followed a national trend. Voters in Arizona and Washington, like those in...

Is the debate about Amendment V a debate about millennials themselves?

Coloradans are set to vote on Amendment V, which proposes that Colorado reduce the minimum age for running for the state Senate and House...

Dems vying for statehouse seats outraise Republicans, but outside groups poised...

In the battle to flip the state Senate from red to blue, Democratic candidates are outraising their Republican rivals by nearly three to one,...

How Jared Polis Gets What He Wants: A Portrait in Four Parts

This is The Colorado Independent's complete four-part series on Jared Polis, Colorado’s Democratic nominee for governor. You can click directly to Part 1 (Polis’s early years and business career), Part 2 (Polis's entry into...

Nonprofits funnel millions of dark-money dollars into Colorado politics

Of the 2018 election cycle’s top 10 political donors, at least three are legally capable of bringing dark money into Colorado elections. Because they are nonprofits, The Sixteen Thirty Fund, Education Reform Now Advocacy and...

Littwin: Stapleton changes debate strategy, trading in faux anger for phony outrage

If you watch the governor’s debates closely — and, because it’s my job, I do — you saw a, uh, radical change in Walker Stapleton’s strategy Wednesday night at Colorado State University. In the previous debate,...

Debate highlights: Polis and Stapleton on Trump, Bernie, Jovan Melton and that ‘99 police...

Republican state Treasurer Walker Stapleton spent parts of Colorado’s second-to-last gubernatorial debate trying to turn a 1999 police incident involving his opponent, Democratic Congressman Jared Polis, into a scandal. Several times during the debate Wednesday...

His last two elections were GOP waves. This year Walker Stapleton could be wading...

This is the final installment of a four-part series about Colorado’s Republican nominee for governor. Read part one, part two and part three. Walker Stapleton is no happy warrior on the campaign trail. Retail politics do not seem...