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Campaign finance primer: What do “soft,” “hard” and “dark money” actually...

Dark money. Soft money. Hard money. When it comes to campaign cash, it's complicated. So, as the 2018 election cycle heats up, here’s some clarification...

Robert Blaha receives excessive donations

A look at the April campaign filings for U.S. Senate candidate Robert Blaha of Colorado Springs, who is largely self-funding his race to become...

Denver School Board race: Ideological, expensive, not viral

Mike Kiley, candidate for the at-large seat in the Denver Public School Board race, released a cat video. It's cheap and grainy and cheesy and fluffy. But probably not cheap or grainy or cheesy or fluffy enough.

Gardner leads in fundraising, much of it from mining, oil and...

Freshman U.S. Rep. Cory Gardner pulled in more campaign contributions than any other congressional candidate in the second quarter of the year, according to the Greeley Tribune, with more than 10 percent of the funds coming from mining, oil and gas companies. The Republican lawmaker in the mineral-rich 4th Congressional District of northeastern Colorado has been a consistent proponent of more domestic drilling and mining.

Afternoon News Nuggets: 20 July 2009

Dug up fresh, daily. POLITICS AS USUAL: GOP Candidate for governor Josh Penry is not quitting the senate. He's going to fulfill his obligations...

Political payback? Posting of McInnis 527 comment could be conservative GOP...

Former six-term Republican congressman Scott McInnis, who’s all but announced he intends to run for the governor’s office in 2010, may be getting some payback for taking on the conservative base of the state party just before the 2008 election.

Conflict of Interest Spelled

The cries of partisanship following Secretary of State Gigi Dennis' recent decision to issue emergency campaign finance regulations that were requested by Republican operatives...

A PAC Primer

Often it's important to look behind the numbers. That's the case with yesterday's report that Political Action Committees (PACs) are raising more money than...

Not Exactly Desperate Housewives

If you read last week's Denver Post story on fundraising in the 7th Congressional District, you learned that Rick O'Donnell is very popular with...

CD-7: Of Corporate Logos And Campaign Violations

CD-7 Democratic candidate Ed Perlmutter today accused his opponent, Republican Rick O'Donnell, of violating campaign finance laws prohibiting corporate contributions by attending a fundraiser...