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Former Colorado House Majority Leader Amy Stephens on women in politics...

In Colorado over the past few election cycles, partisan sniping and ideological battles have moved beyond distracting and annoying to become scary. Exaggerated and...

Colorado county clerks baffled by Gessler ‘non-citizen voter registration’ claims

“I really have no idea what he is talking about,” Republican Mesa County Clerk and Recorder Sheila Reiner told the Colorado Independent.

Redistricting is ugly for sure, but a look back at the...

Redistricting happens every 10 years. It's the law. It's never pretty and it is seldom fair, but it always gets done. Last time, it took years and years before the U.S. Supreme Court finally said enough is enough. Will Colorado go down that road again this year? No one knows. Democrats and Republicans will either compromise or they can carry their briefcases from the Capitol to the Court House. It is up to them.

A gag-rule chronicle or notes from the Senate-floor filibuster

At roughly 10:30 p.m., in the waning minutes of the all-day Republican filibuster against Colorado budget reform bill SB 228, Minority Leader Josh Penry, R-Grand Junction, threw an elbow. The Democratic majority wouldn't budge or break. After 10 hours, partisans on either side of the floor had clearly read into the record all the campaign trail fodder that could be transcribed. They were tired and getting sloppy.

Perlmutter barely edging Romanoff in Senate support on Facebook

Rep. Ed Perlmutter is winning the race to fill the Senate vacancy opened by Sen. Ken Salazar's move to secretary of Interior, at least on the social-networking site Facebook. A group supporting Perlmutter — When I say Senator, you say PERLMUTTER! — counts 186 members at noon Monday, slightly ahead of another group backing outgoing House Speaker Andrew Romanoff, ** Andrew Romanoff ** for Senate 08, which had 181 members at the same time.

Want to be Colorado’s next secretary of state? Don’t embarrass Ritter

Did you ever want to be a Secretary of State, overseeing elections and licensing and all the things that Secretary of States do? Well, your lucky day may be Monday, which is the deadline to apply for consideration to become Colorado’s next Secretary of State. And — this part is important — you must also correctly be able to successfully answer this question, which is actually on the application: "Is there anything in your background that might be an embarrassment to the Governor or you if it were to become public?"

In High Stakes Money Race, CD2 Dems Focus on Primary Ground...

Both Congressional District 2 Democratic candidates Joan Fitz-Gerald and Jared Polis got what they wanted over the weekend at the CD2 assembly in Westminster,...

Live Q&A with CD-2 Candidate Joan Fitz-Gerald

Joan Fitz-Gerald, second congressional district candidate and former Colorado Senate President, talked live with Colorado Confidential readers this morning. Read more to see her...

COMING: Live Q&A with CD-2 Candidate Joan Fitz-Gerald

Join Joan Fitz-Gerald, second congressional district candidate and former Colorado Senate President, for a live 30 minute Q&A on Monday, March 31 at 10...

Democratic Hopefuls Unveil Plan to End War

Ten  U.S. House candidates, including CD-2's Jared Polis, offer a sweeping strategy to get out of Iraq, as Mike Lillis from Washington Independent reports.On...