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A Look at the Beef in Colorado's Most Important Election Race

In a welcome Denver Post piece Sunday about the most important election contests in Colorado--the under-the-radar races that will likely determine if Democrats take control of the state senate--State Sen. Laura Woods (R-Arvada/Westminster)...Show More Summary

No Thanks, Democrats

Colorado Republican State Sen. Laura Woods of Arvada has removed a post from her Facebook page, in which she thanked alleged "supporters from the Democrat Party." Woods may worry that promoting Democrats on her site would turn away Trump...Show More Summary

Reliving Abuse

Since the tapes of Donald Trump's comments on women were released, followed by reports from various victims, women have been recalling and reacting to their own experiences of sexual assault. Most of us never reported the improper touching,...Show More Summary

Coffman Opposes Citizenship Path for Immigrants

9News anchor Kyle Clark did an excellent job interviewing U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman Tuesday, and his Democratic challenger Morgan Carroll Monday, pressing them on a range of issues. On immigration, Clark asked Coffman what he'd proposeShow More Summary

Then: I'm for Trump! Now: I Won't Tell You!

While some Republicans who once supported Trump are now backing off, Colorado state senate candidate Nancy Doty, who previously said she'd vote for the GOP presidential nominee, is now refusing to reveal whom she will vote for, saying...Show More Summary

State Senator Woods Forgives Trump

Colorado State Sen. Laura Woods (R-Arvada) has forgiven Trump for his comments about sexually assaulting women, according to an Associated Press story Monday, raising more questions about the impact of Trump's candidacy on Woods' state...Show More Summary

A Big Ballot

Every two years I'm asked my thoughts on the ballot issues. This year we have more proposals than usual, but my insight has not expanded accordingly. So I'm starting with those I most care about, and will get as far as I get. I expect you'll do the same. In the Denver area, please reauthorize the Science and Cultural Facilities District - SCFD. Show More Summary

Regis University to Host Debate-Watch Panels

Public affairs TV host Aaron Harber will moderate two debate-watch panels at Regis University Wed., discussing media coverage of the presidential campaign and the Oct. 19 presidential debate. The panelists are former Denver news anchor...Show More Summary

Ousted Jeffco School Board Member Promotes Trump

If you've been tracking Jeffco school board member Julie Williams since she was ousted last year, you know she's been keeping her hand in politics with occasional salvos on Facebook. One of her Facebook causes has been to promote Republican...Show More Summary

A List: Which Colorado Republicans Will Still Vote for Trump?

I've previously chronicled the various positions of Colorado Republicans on Trump, but this time I ran into problems categorizing their stances.  As you'll see below, there's Never Trump, Broke Up With Trump, Maybe Get Back TogetherShow More Summary

Gardner's Vote for Pence Wouldn't Count

"Unhappy with Trump? Want to Write In Pence? It Doesn't Work That Way." That's the headline of a story by Colorado Public Radio's Ryan Warner, who did a nice job fact checking U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO) Monday, reporting that if Gardner...Show More Summary

Woods' Long Ride on the Trump Train

State Sen. Laura Woods (R-Arvada) first tiptoed onto the Trump train in January, when she called Trump one of her two favorite presidential candidates. Then Woods jumped fully on board in August, when she called Trump the "people's candidate"...Show More Summary

Woods' Plan to De-Fund Planned Parenthood

State Sen. Laura Woods (R-Arvada/Westminster) has, in part, focused her political career on trying to stop women from having access to an abortion, even if they were raped. Or even for a teen who was raped by her father. Woods' goalShow More Summary

Republican Candidate's Facebook Insults Continue

We all know politics is fertile ground for jokes and insults. That's how it goes. It's hard to say what jokes or insults are cross the line, especially now that we've experienced Trump. Voters ultimately decide. But it's clear that Colorado...Show More Summary

What Principles Allow Coffman To Be Who He Is?

Former U.S. Rep. Tom Tancredo's string of attacks against U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman raise questions again about what underlying principles motivate Coffman. Tancredo now says he doesn't know if Coffman, a Republican from Aurora, has "any...Show More Summary

Woods Opposes Background Checks before Gun Purchases

Last month, State Sen. Laura Woods (R-Arvada/Westminster) called Libertarian Party presidential candidate Gary Johnson and his running mate "gun grabbers," prompting Johnson's spokesman to say there was no truth in the comment. Now Woods...Show More Summary

A Newspaper Shouldn't Be a Cheerleader for a Politician

"Good for Mike Coffman." That's the first line of an August Denver Post editorial, and, as it turns out, an excellent summation of the The Post editorial page's singular stance toward Coffman over many years. I just finished reviewing...Show More Summary

"The Most Important Race You're Not Watching"

If you're paying attention to politics in Colorado, you know that few people have any clue about the most important political contest here: the state senate race in Arvada/Westminster, where Republican Laura Woods is battling Democrat...Show More Summary

Backfire: Ousted Jeffco School Board Member Endorses Woods

Last year's recall of Jefferson County school board member Julie Williams is widely considered a huge factor in this year's Arvada/Westminster state senate race that will likely determine whether Republicans retain control of the state...Show More Summary

GOP Leader Should Welcome Transgender Men Who Breastfeed their Children

In a Facebook post last week, Colorado Republican Party Vice Chair Derrick Wilburn inadvertently sums up what Republicans have to do on social issues, if they expect to be a serious political force in Colorado in the future. "You have...Show More Summary

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