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Tag Archives: Sunlight Foundation

In Colorado, Karl Rove (Gardner) beats Tom Steyer (Udall)

Before Citizens United, there would be no Senate race where two outside groups would account for nearly one out of every five dollars spent....

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November 4, 2014 Just In, The Mix

Report shines light on outrageous Senate race spending

The spending on the U.S. Senate race is even more outrageous than you think. The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee is borrowing cash to get to Election Day. Republicans love the dark money. ...

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October 31, 2014 The Mix

Chris Gates to head national watchdog group

  Chris Gates, former chairman of Colorado’s Democratic Party, has been named president of the Sunlight Foundation. The D.C.-based non-partisan, non-profit advocates for open government […]...

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September 9, 2014 Just In, Uncategorized

Democrat takes fundraising lead in Colorado Springs

  IN the deeply red 5th congressional district, it’s Democratic challenger Irv Halter who has the fundraising edge over Republican incumbent Rep. Doug Lamborn. New FEC […]...

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July 17, 2014 The Mix

Mucho dinero pours into swing-state Colorado for TV ads

  OF the millions of dollars candidates, party committees and outside groups have spent on TV air time in Colorado, not one dime has been […]...

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July 9, 2014 Political Ad Watch, Politics, The Beats

Greenhouse ap: Mouse over politician’s name, get the rundown on their donors

How great if after a vote on legislation is reported or before a vote is cast, you could simply scroll over the names of the people in Congress, hover over one for a second, and find out all you need...

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June 27, 2014 Political Ad Watch, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Denver TV station subject of political ad complaint

Complaints are filed over political ads against 11 TV stations, including Denver's KMGH....

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May 1, 2014 In-Depth, Politics, The Mix
Lamborn Spearheads Coal Industry Push to Mine Near Streams

Lamborn Spearheads Coal Industry Push to Mine Near Streams

Colorado U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn is pressing to lift restrictions that keep coal mining companies from conducting operations within 100 feet of streams. ...

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August 2, 2013 Environment/Energy, Politics, Top Stories
Finance execs rule today’s mad world of political spending

Finance execs rule today’s mad world of political spending

Over the last 30 years, political contributions made by financial industry executives increased by 700 percent, according to new analysis by the watchdog Sunlight Foundation. Roughly 5,500 members of the finance, insurance, real estate sector gave $178.2 million to...

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January 26, 2012 Center Well, Politics

DeGette, Polis ‘fracking’-disclosure camp up against big-money opponents in Congress

Colorado Democratic U.S. Reps Diana DeGette and Jared Polis are leading supporters of a move to force natural-gas drilling companies to disclose the chemicals they use to blast gas out of the ground in an increasingly controversial process called "fracking."...

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January 14, 2011 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics

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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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