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Lawsuit against ‘Raise the Bar’ pits urban voters against rural

From the “politics makes strange bedfellows” department: Several organizations that haven’t exactly been on the same side of issues came out in support this morning...

Republicans lick chops at prospect of state Senate control

With a one-seat Democratic majority in Colorado’s State Senate (18-17) and at least seven races in play, the calculus for dominance in the legislature’s...

Conservative group targets Colorado Dems with new Obamacare ads

The group's latest ads focus on Obamacare in leveling attacks at Democratic incumbent U.S. Senator Mark Udall and three Democrats running for the state Senate.

Guv signs budget; local-control ghost bill makes racket; lots of bills...

This year's "long bill" includes more money for public safety, $144 million for flood and wildlife recovery and $100 million to make higher education in the state more affordable.

GOP sets sights on state Senate

Rocky Mountain Gun Owners is stirring it up in three GOP Senate primaries.

Health exchange bill passes even as debate centers on Affordable Care...

Republicans attacked a bipartisan bill to set up a health benefit exchange in Colorado with a 3rd reading poison-pill amendment Wednesday while calling the bill an extension of the Federal program. Democrats voting to pass it said that the bill was anything but that.

Hasan won’t run again in 2012 for HD56 seat vacated by...

Muhammad Ali Hasan, a Beaver Creek filmmaker and former Republican candidate for state treasurer and state House District 56, says he has no plans to run again in that district in 2012 after the resignation of Democrat Christine Scanlan.

SD16, HD61 still up in the air as vote counting continues

The balance of power isn’t likely to change, but a few Colorado state legislative races are still up in the air nearly a week after last Tuesday’s midterm elections. Votes are still being counted in Senate District 16 and House District 61, where legal maneuvering has been intense.

Schwartz survives scare; Dems hold onto state Senate majority

The Denver Post is reporting that state Sen. Gail Schwartz, a Snowmass Democrat with a big GOP target on her back, won her re-election...

SD 16 candidate Leonard brings far-right baggage to key state Senate...

State Senate District 16 candidate Tim Leonard shocked the mainstream Republican Party and a lot of Democrats when he trounced moderate 5th Judicial District Attorney Mark Hurlbert at the GOP’s SD 16 assembly back in May. Portraying himself as pro-business and anti-big-government, Leonard seemingly rode a tea party wave of disaffection to a 71 to 29 percent victory over Hurlbert, who had the backing of mainstream Republicans like state Sen. Al White and Senate Minority Leader Josh Penry.