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GOP rising star Navarro-Ratzlaff knows about voter access and election integrity

At the fundraiser tonight, Gessler and Navarro-Ratzlaff likely fired up the Warwick cocktail crowd by talking about the need to guard against voter fraud. It wouldn't be the first time they worked together to stoke heat around the issue.

Gardner high-roller junket makes national news, plays into Shaffer campaign message

CBS News aired undercover video Friday that captured Colorado Republican U.S. Rep. Cory Gardner and other Tea Party freshman members of Congress hobnobbing with high-rolling donors at a Key Largo yacht club, downing cocktails at a $10,000-a-head happy hour and venturing to sea on a chartered fishing boat named the "Good Life."

Gardner digs in with Big Oil

Colorado Fourth-District Republican US Rep Cory Gardner is filling his campaign coffers for 2012 as he did in 2010 by leaning heavily on oil-and-gas industry donors. He raked in $370,000 in the quarter that just ended. That's the most of any candidate for federal office from Colorado and topped his take in previous quarters by roughly $100,000. One of every ten dollars Gardner brought in last quarter came from oil and gas, and this quarter the percentage is higher, coming in at roughly 12 percent. That notable campaign finance record paired with the high-profile pro-drilling and environmental-regulation-rollback positions he has taken mark out the freshman congressman as an aspiring top-level advocate for oil and gas on the Hill.

Colorado GOP loses Hasan

Muhammad Ali Hasan, a member of the wealthy and influential Colorado Republican Hasan family and a past state House and treasurer candidate, said he is switching parties. Speaking at the University of Colorado-Boulder on his experience growing up Muslim in the American West and later in conversation with the Colorado Independent, Hasan said he is ending his affiliation with the party for the bigotry he believes has shaped Republican politics over the last year. The FOX News regular and founder of Muslims for Bush said he met recently with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the controversial Democratic leader won him over.

Schaffer endorses Tancredo, joins growing list of Republicans

Colorado State Board of Education Chairman and former Congressman Bob Schaffer, who unsuccessfully ran for the U.S. Senate seat won by Mark Udall in...

Schaffer jabs McInnis on Twitter, conjuring ghosts of 2008

One thing the whole Scott McInnis plagiarism scandal has dredged up is a bit of not-so-ancient history revealing internal cat fighting in the Colorado...

Colorado re-enters Race to the Top education-funding program

After failing to make the grade in the first-round federal Race to the Top education funding competition in March, Colorado has pulled back into...

McInnis, once clearly pro-choice, embraces anti-abortion personhood

When Republican gubernatorial candidate Scott McInnis last week declared that he supported Amendment 62 , the sweeping anti-abortion Personhood Amendment that will appear on the ballot in November, it probably came as no great surprise. It's primary season after all and the Tea Party is pushing Republicans to the right.

GOP ‘Young Gun’ Cory Gardner compelled to spin his Democrat past

Fourth District U.S. Congressional candidate Cory Gardner, a state senator from Yuma, is a rising Republican Party star, a flamboyant participant in the...