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Tag Archives: money in politics

Here’s the money being used to push candidates for Colorado governor

The most competitive Colorado governor’s contest in decades and several other contentious primary battles enter the final week with plenty more political TV ads to […]...

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June 18, 2018 All stories, Campaign Finance, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

A federal judge just knocked down major parts of Colorado’s privatized system of enforcing money-in-politics laws

The centerpiece of Colorado’s unique method of outsourcing enforcement of campaign finance laws to private citizens is unconstitutional, a federal judge ruled on Tuesday in […]...

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June 13, 2018 All stories, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix

In Colorado’s primary elections, some TV ad money is disclosed and some is in the dark

Let’s talk about money. Specifically, let’s talk about candidate money, super PAC money and “dark” money. If your TV has been on in recent days […]...

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June 11, 2018 2018 Governor Race, All stories, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Big, big money is at play in Colorado’s elections. And it’s only June.

Two things stand out in recent money-in-politics filings, which campaigns were required to report this week. First: Sure, big money is being spent by Democratic […]...

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June 5, 2018 2018 Governor Race, All stories, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix

Spending on political TV ads in Colorado tops $12M. Here’s who is paying and why.

Democratic congressional hopefuls and two Republican candidates for treasurer are joining candidates for governor on the TV airwaves. Political TV advertising this campaign season has […]...

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May 29, 2018 2018 Governor Race, All stories, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix

A candidate’s secret spending in the governor’s race highlights Colorado’s unique money-in-politics enforcement laws

Erik Underwood, a Democrat running in the wide race for governor, is drawing attention for his secret spending on the race. The media tech entrepreneur […]...

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March 23, 2018 2018 Governor Race, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix

Jared Polis, Walker Stapleton, and Colorado’s low campaign cash limits

Two recent events that shifted the ground under Colorado’s sprawling candidate field for governor have lent scrutiny to the rules governing how money is raised […]...

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August 3, 2017 2018 Governor Race, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Blogs

A bill to close a dark-money loophole dies in Colorado

Mystery fliers about candidates in elections that don’t say who paid for them will still be allowed in Colorado after a law supporters said would […]...

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April 27, 2017 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix

A dark money lawsuit, a colorful cast of characters, and Colorado’s citizen campaign finance cop

It sounds like the beginning of a joke: A former GOP congressman, a Koch-connected talk radio host, a pastor who once conducted an exorcism of […]...

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April 4, 2017 In-Depth, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix

US Supreme Court to Colorado think tank: Disclose your donors or don’t run these ads

  The nation’s highest court on Monday upheld a lower court’s money-in-politics ruling in a case out of Colorado that requires groups to disclose who […]...

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February 28, 2017 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix

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7/20 Women-only dance party!

Attention womenfolk: Come let off some steam and dance with The Colorado Independent! Wear red and join us for a night of drinks, music, dancing and […]

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Here are potential questions that could be on your November ballot in Colorado

We already know the six big questions that will be on your ballot to answer in the fall, from lowering the required age for state lawmakers to […]

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