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State Rep. Salazar to run for attorney general, aims to be ‘the people’s lawyer’

Reps. Joe Salazar, D-Thornton, and Brittany Pettersen, D-Lakewood at a House Education Committee hearing, January 30, 2017. (Photo by John Tomasic/The Colorado Statesman)

Colorado House firebrand Joe Salazar, a Democratic representative from Thornton, announced Friday he is running for state attorney general, motivated in part by the desire to act as “the people’s lawyer” in a political climate he views as threatening to democracy and to civil rights. “People get excited and upset that I challenge Democratic leaders […]

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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

The Colorado Democratic Party's state chair candidates — Morgan Carroll, a former state Senate president and congressional candidate; Barbara Jones, the state party's incumbent 2nd vice chair; and Tim Mauck, a Clear Creek County commissioner — address Denver Democrats at the county party's reorganization meeting on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017, at South High School. Just days before the reorganization meeting on March 11, 2017, Jones withdrew from the race and endorsed Mauck. (Photos by Ernest Luning/The Colorado Statesman)

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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