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Campaign signs where they don’t belong? Call enforcement

Now you see them, now you don’t. That’s what supporters of Colorado HD 23 incumbent Rep. Max Tyler say, anyway. Sometime late Friday night, dozens...

GOP House candidate Johansson likely moved to Golden just to gun...

When Democrat Max Tyler, Lakewood, was appointed to fill a vacancy created by Gwyn Green’s resignation from the Colorado House of Representatives last May, he knew he would have to run to retain the seat this year. Indeed, Tyler's seat has been pegged by political analysts as one of roughly 20 state swing seats this year. But Tyler couldn’t have predicted that Republican Edgar Johansson would move from Denver to Golden just to run against him.

More vacancy committees slated for off-session legislative hopefuls

Michael Johnston's win in the SD 33 vacancy committee election Monday night is just one of a handful of district party gatherings expected within the next few weeks to choose successors for state lawmakers departing for greener pastures.

The new loophole: Western Skies ushers in a new era for...

It’s as clear as the Western Skies: Nonprofit 501(c)4s are the new 527s of the Colorado political scene, the latest way that shadowy special interest groups are tapping into seemingly unlimited undisclosed special interest cash to attack or support candidates who can further their agendas. Take, for instance, the Western Skies Coalition, a conservative group claiming to be a 501(c)4 nonprofit dedicated to “promoting issues that make our nation great.”


Recent push polls run by Houston-based Promark Research against Democratic Rep. Bernie Buescher are not the company's first foray into Colorado politics.  Back in...

Public Education at Forefront in JeffCo Races

The Rocky Mountain News today reports of the upcoming battle in House District 23 between Dem Rep. Gwen Green and her Republican challenger Ramey...

Republican Primary Primer: HD-23

There are 65 seats for state representatives in Colorado, and all of them are on the ballot every two years. Of course, not all...

Voucher Argument Fails Republicans

School vouchers are still a hot topic in some Republican circles in Colorado, particularly in one Jefferson County race where education issues have always been a top priority.

The vouchers issue probably single-handedly killed the campaign of Republican Ramey Johnson in House District 23 (Lakewood and Golden) in 2004. Johnson was the incumbent state representative at the time, and after a tough challenge from Democrat Gwyn Green, she ended up losing by just a few dozen votes when the final ballots were meticulously counted weeks after the election.

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