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Denver Democrats stoke enthusiasm, lay groundwork for ‘the resistance’

Carrying "I really like Mike" signs, supporters including Denver Councilman Paul Lopez and state Sen. Angela Williams flank former state Rep. Mike Cerbo, second from left, as he prepares to accept the nomination for chair of the Denver Democrats at the party's reorganization meeting on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017, at South High School in Denver. He won election to the two-year post. (Photo by Ernest Luning/The Colorado Statesman)
Three months after Democrats were stunned by the results of the presidential election — and just three weeks into the Trump administration — the party’s Denver County central committee turned out in record numbers for its biennial reorganization meeting. And if there was a common message, it was that the stakes were immense, and the […]

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Herod, Polis among honorees at Colorado Democrats’ Annual Dinner

State Rep. Leslie Herod, D-Denver, speaks nearly a year before she won election to her legislative seat at a rally on the west steps of the Capitol on Dec. 1, 2015. On March 11, 2017, Colorado Demcorats plan to name Herod the party's 2017 Rising Star at the Democrats' 84th Annual Dinner. (Photo by Ernest Luning/The Colorado Statesman)

The Colorado Democratic Party plans to hand out a slew of awards at the party’s 84th Annual Dinner, including a new award honoring a young volunteer — although this year it’s going to two recipients. Honorees this year include state Rep. Leslie Herod, D-Denver, the party’s Rising Star Award winter; U.S. Rep. Jared Polis, Democrat […]

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State Democratic Party chair candidates make case at Denver meeting

Three of the four candidates for chair of the Colorado Democratic Party sounded the alarm and raised the roof campaigning for the post at Denver County’s reorganization meeting on Saturday. Former Senate President Morgan Carroll, Colorado Democratic Party 2nd vice chair Barbara Jones and Clear Creek County Commissioner Tim Mauck made their pitches to the […]

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Colorado Democrats seek nominations for awards at annual fundraising dinner

Denise Maes of the ACLU-Colorado, state Rep. Leslie Herod and attorney Michael Song talk at the reception preceding the Colorado Democrat's 83rd Annual Dinner at the Sheraton Denver on Feb. 13, 2016. (Photo by Ernest Luning/The Colorado Statesman)

The state Democratic Party’s annual fundraising dinner is fast approaching, and the deadline to nominate party stalwarts for a slew of awards is arriving even sooner. The party is accepting nominations through Friday, Feb. 10, in four award categories, including a new honor that will be handed out for the first time this year, according […]

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Sturm: A solution for the Trump election freak-out

Melanie Sturm

You wouldn’t know it from the stock market’s record-breaking tear since Hillary Clinton snatched defeat from the jaws of victory, but the mood among Trump-averse Americans remains bleak. Blinkered with rage and disbelief because Clinton won more votes than any other presidential candidate in U.S. history (except Barack Obama in 2008), the despondent blame her […]

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Highlight reel: Colorado’s wild and woolly 2016 election season

Audrey Walker and others celebrate Donald Trump's victory at the Colorado GOP and Colorado For Trump election night party at the Double Tree Denver Tech Center, Nov. 8, 2016. (Photo by Steve Sokolik/The Colorado Statesman)
Symbolic of the divisiveness of our politics, many Coloradans will look back at the 2016 election with violent contempt, reflecting on a political year that saw the rise of President-elect Donald Trump, while others will reminisce with sublime glee over a cycle where voters bucked the political establishment. In a year full of tectonic shifts […]

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The Hot Sheet – Hillary or JAIL, trading for ‘Trump-icaide,’ Colorado hits the numbers, AGs take Obama to court (sort of) and … MORE!

DENVER — Somewhere in between the holiday parties and shopping, we hope you’re able to squeeze in a little bit more political speculation, because … ’tis the season. It appears (at least to us) that no political savvy gathering is complete without discussing (a polite word) how the president-elect is doing with his team building […]

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