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Super PAC money flooding into Colorado state races

Political super PAC committees already have raised nearly $22 million to pump into the battle over control of the governor’s mansion and state legislature...

Budget battles likely to overshadow education issues as Colorado legislature convenes

Colorado lawmakers started the day Wednesday with pledges of bipartisanship and odes to the Colorado way.  Then Republicans in the state Senate promptly sent a...

Wiretap: Fighting and infighting over ISIS in Syria

The Daily Beast explains why Barack Obama’s we-have-no-strategy line means that there is no strategy yet on what to do about ISIS in Syria. The real fighting going on is within the Obama inner circle.

Romanoff out-raises Coffman, despite eschewing PAC money

The numbers underline support for the Romanoff candidacy but they advertise the feasibility of a fundraising strategy the candidate has adopted that has been criticized as unrealistic.

Bennet joins group to address Super PAC situation

On the heels of a new poll that shows 70 percent of Americans think Super PACs should be outlawed, Colorado Democratic U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet has joined a task force to craft a new legislative response to blunt the impact from the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision allowing corporations and anonymous special interests to spend unlimited sums to influence elections.

Tom Udall and Michael Bennet champion major campaign reform

Last week, New Mexico Senator Tom Udall, Colorado Senator Michael Bennet and five fellow Democratic colleagues, proposed an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that would allow Congress to regulate the campaign finance system. Long an advocate of campaign finance reform, Udall seeks to overturn the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent ruling in the Citizens United decision, in which the high court ruled it unconstitutional to regulate the money spent during elections by corporations and unions. In that decision, the Court essentially based its ruling on an earlier Supreme Court decision of 1976, Buckley v. Valeo, which ruled that spending money in elections is a form of speech.

Ex-SOS Buescher tells Dems campaign finance system ‘completely broken’

Former Colorado Secretary of State Bernie Buescher told a roomful of Garfield County Democrats Monday during their annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Dinner that campaign finance disclosure in America is “completely, irretrievably broken,” according to the Aspen Times.

HB 1370 aims to rein in anonymous campaign spending on ballot...

A bill intended to clarify which groups are backing or opposing ballot measures – as well as provide administrative law judges more enforcement leeway...

House passes ‘critical’ campaign spending disclosure bill

State Sen. Morgan Carroll’s (D-Aurora) election expenditure bill, SB 203 (pdf), which mandates disclosure of corporate and union spending in Colorado elections, passed on third reading in the state House Tuesday, sending it to Gov. Bill Ritter’s desk after it passed on a party-line vote in the Senate Friday.

In fiery blog post, Clear the Bench dismisses ethics complaint as...

Firebrand anti-tax Tea Party speaker and Clear the Bench Director Matt Arnold posted a broadside at the group's website today in which he railed...