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While not a Trump fan, Gardner impressed by Tillerson

Rex Tillerson, Cory Gardner
Following the Senate confirmation hearing last week for Rex Tillerson, Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of state, U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner walked away impressed by the candidate presented to him as the incoming presidential administration and its appointees begin to filter in closer to filling their executive branch positions. Gardner said he came away from […]

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Obama, Pence to Capitol as health care overhaul fight begins

Vice President-elect Mike Pence arrives at Trump Tower in New York, Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Donald Trump warned congressional Republicans on Wednesday against letting Democrats dodge blame for problems with President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul, even as the GOP-led Congress takes initial steps toward dismantling the law. “Massive increases of ObamaCare will take place this year and Dems are to blame for the mess,” the president-elect said in three […]

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Stamp of approval: Secretary of State certifies results of November election

Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams

Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams has certified the results of the 2016 general election after the deadline passed for people to request a recount from the state. The results include nine statewide ballot measures. Gov. John Hickenlooper has 30 days to sign the successful measures into law. The Colorado General Assembly then has to […]

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Sanctuary city? Denver officials pledge to resist Trump’s mass deportation threat

In this Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016, photo, supporters link arms around a group of Hispanic demonstrators at the Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention center in Aurora, Colo., after an 11-mile prayer walk to show solidarity with immigrants. Several hundred people marched from Denver to Aurora on Saturday to urge the new Trump administration and Congress to work together to solve problems with immigration, saying they "want to build bridges, not walls." (AP Photo/Steven K. Paulson)
Denver and other Colorado cities stand in the crosshairs of President-elect Donald Trump’s pledge to cut off federal funding to “sanctuary cities” for illegal immigrants. Sanctuary cities refer to cities that make no more than mediocre efforts to block illegal immigrants from employment or to deport them. Denver city and county officials have sought to […]

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Colorado Democrats criticize Trump adviser appointments

In this Friday, Nov. 11, 2016, file photo, Stephen Bannon, campaign CEO for President-elect Donald Trump, leaves Trump Tower in New York. Trump on Sunday named Republican Party chief Reince Priebus as White House chief of staff and conservative media owner Bannon as his top presidential strategist, two men who represent opposite ends of the unsettled GOP. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
Colorado’s Democratic Party delegation to Congress is joining critics of President-elect Donald Trump’s choices for his top advisers and Cabinet members. “So far, the news and rumors have been disquieting — especially for people across the country who have been engaged in promoting civil rights, a cleaner environment, sustainable energy and better health care,” Rep. […]

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Athanasopoulos to run for Colorado GOP chair

Republican candidate for the 7th Congressional District, George Athanasopoulos, delivers his acceptance speech before delegates at the congressional district's assembly April 7 in Arvada. Athanasopoulos had overwhelming support at the assembly, receiving 85 percent of the vote. (Photo by Adam McCoy/The Colorado Statesman)
George Athanasopoulos, who ran unsuccessfully against U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter of Golden in the 7th Congressional District in the Nov. 8 general election, has announced his candidacy for chairman of the Colorado Republican Party. As reported by ColoradoPols, Athanasopoulos made the announcement on the Tuesday, Nov. 29, early morning show on KNUS-AM radio.

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Glenn forms consulting firm for conservative causes, candidates

Darryl Glenn, Republican candidate for U.S. Senate from Colorado, speaks during the opening day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Monday, July 18, 2016. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Former Republican U.S. Senate candidate Darryl Glenn has announced the formation of a political consulting firm to help promote conservative causes and elect future conservative candidates. Called DLG Esquire Attorney at Law, Glenn said in a news release on Monday, Nov. 28, that his life “will not be defined by a single political campaign.”

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The best and worst political TV ads of 2016

Compelling political television advertisements can play an important role in introducing candidates to the public, expressing their policy positions and effectively persuading voters to fill in that candidate’s circle on the ballot come Election Day. As in all modern presidential elections, Colorado television sets were flooded with political ads in the 2016 election cycle. Some […]

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Beauprez: Shared principles can help GOP ‘right the ship’

Former U.S. Rep. Bob Beauprez surveys the land and a herd of bison at his ranch in Jackson County. The past chairman of the Colorado Republican Party says the GOP has its work cut out to heal rifts in the party after the 2016 election. (Photo courtesy Bob Beauprez)
In the weeks leading up to the November election — before Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump rallied in the polls, throwing what had looked since the debates like an easy win for Democrat Hillary Clinton up in the air — there was nearly as much chatter about the impending civil war in the Republican Party […]

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Democrats celebrate Colorado as ‘pocket of sanity’ amid national election results

Flanked by his family, including his wife, Susan Daggett, and daughters, and supporters, including state Rep.-elect Leslie Herod, D-Denver, U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet declares victory in his bid for a second full term at the Colorado Democratic Party's election night watch party on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016, at the Westin Denver Downtown. (Photo by Ernest Luning/The Colorado Statesman)
Colorado Democrats celebrated sweeping wins across the state on Tuesday night at a hotel in downtown Denver, but the election-night watch party felt more like a wake as the national map on large-screen televisions slowly turned more and more red, depicting Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s win over Democrat Hillary Clinton.

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