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In new centrist district, Coffman’s hard right views face scrutiny

U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman won 65.7 percent of the vote in his first Colorado Congressional District Six reelection campaign two years ago. It's likely to be quite a bit closer this time.

Swing-state Colorado pols rotate in and out of national spotlight

With two months left in the election cycle and swing-state Colorado still up for grabs, the national spotlight keeps flickering over state politicians, giving them opportunities to raise their profiles.

Say that again: Super PAC mocks Coffman at gag website

"I stand by my statement that I misspoke and I apologize." That sentence, Colorado U.S. Republican Rep. Mike Coffman's instantly iconic defiant videotaped feast of crow, is now, inevitably, an online laugh generator.

Colorado gov’t watchdog scrap gains traction as IRS targets nonprofit finances

On the record, Jessica Peck isn't thinking much about a potential Internal Revenue Service investigation into her Denver-based watchdog Open Government Institute.

In Colorado, congressional challengers are opening their personal wallets

Depending on how things go in Colorado's primaries June 26 and in the general election in November, this will either be the year that congressional challengers were able to buy their way into office or the year in which challengers spent millions of their own money only to say in the end that they gave it their best and lost anyway.

VIDEO: Progressive group petitions Rep. Coffman to ‘stop embarrassing Colorado’

U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman has been in the news a lot lately, and not always in ways that provide links for his campaign website. In fact, to opponent Joe Miklosi, Coffman's nationally reported "birther moment" may be the gift that keeps on giving.

Fed court ruling in DOMA case a victory for states’ rights

A unanimous federal appeals court ruling issued in Boston today found the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) unconstitutional in that it discriminates against same-sex couples. The ruling is a victory for the Obama administration and supporters of both gay rights and states' rights and a blow for the national anti-gay marriage movement and for Colorado Attorney General John Suthers, who filed a controversial and critics say confused amicus brief in the case last year in support of the embattled federal law.

Women to rally for health care rights at Capitol Saturday

Saturday at 9:30 am, a group of Colorado women and family members will gather at Civic Center Park’s Greek Amphitheater for a rally to protect women’s access to health care, and for the right of each woman to make her own health care decisions.

Perry’s Iowa flameout elicits whimper of response from Colorado team

Like a tumbleweed loosed in a storm, Texas Governor Rick Perry drifted out of Iowa after his humiliating fifth-place finish in the state's first-in-the-nation presidential caucuses last night. To the dismay of Tea Party conservatives, Perry returned to the Lone Star state to reflect on whether or not he should continue his bid for the White House. News breaking on Twitter an hour ago, however, is that the campaign will continue, pinning its hopes on South Carolina's January 21 primary. The Chair of the Perry campaign in Colorado, U.S. 6th District Congressman Mike Coffman, has yet to comment on the Perry loss, the plan going forward, or on the meaning for Colorado Republicans of last night's historic Mitt Romney-Rick Santorum caucus-race photo-finish.

DeGette expresses ‘extraordinary frustration’ as GOP House leaders reject payroll tax...

Republican Colorado congressional members joined their House colleagues today in blaming the Senate for failing to pass a long-term extension of unemployment benefits and a payroll tax break, but senior Denver Democrat Diana DeGette scoffed at that notion on Tuesday.