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PHOTOS: Ytterberg reflects on tenure as Jeffco GOP chair, looks toward future under Trump administration

Outgoing Jefferson County Republican Party Chairman Don Ytterberg talks about his experience leading the county party for the past eight years at the county GOP's reorganizational meeting on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017, at Green Mountain High School in Lakewood. (Photo by Ernest Luning/The Colorado Statesman)
On his last day as chairman of the Jefferson County Republican Party, Don Ytterberg had a few things to say. After welcoming several hundred members of the county GOP’s central committee — along with family, friends and a handful of Republican candidates — to the party’s biennial reorganization meeting on Saturday, Feb. 4, at Green […]

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Incumbent Derrick Wilburn endorses Sherrie Gibson for state GOP vice chair

Incumbent Colorado Republican Party Vice Chairman Derrick Wilburn, right, on Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017, endorsed Colorado Springs organizer Sherrie Gibson, left, the only announced candidate for vice chair in the April 1 leadership elections for the state GOP. Wilburn said in January he wouldn't seek a second term in the position. (Photos by Ernest Luning/The Colorado Statesman)

Incumbent Colorado Republican Party Vice Chairman Derrick Wilburn said Wednesday he’s endorsing Sherrie Gibson for the vice chair position in the upcoming state GOP leadership elections. “I know what it takes to be effective in this role,” Wilburn said in a statement. “Sherrie is more than capable. I whole-heartedly offer an enthusiastic endorsement of Sherrie […]

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Former lawmakers land county party positions at reorganization meetings

Former state Rep. Mike Cerbo, D-Denver, second from right, awaits his turn at the microphone along with supporters Josh Miller, Susan Rogers, state Sen. Angela Williams and Morgan Watters at the Denver County Democratic Party's reorganization meeting on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017, at South High School in Denver. Cerbo was elected chair of the county party, one of several former legislators to win county officer positions this month. (Photo by Ernest Luning/The Colorado Statesman)

Three former legislators won election to county party offices on Saturday as state Democrats and Republicans conduct their biennial reorganization meetings. Denver Democrats elected former state Rep. Mike Cerbo, D-Denver, to a two-year term as the county party’s chairman, Adams County Republicans tapped former state Rep. JoAnn Windholz, R-Commerce City, as vice chair, and El […]

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Steve House: Stop fighting over support for Trump, look to future of state GOP

Colorado Republican Party Chairman Steve House addresses a meeting of the state GOP central committee on Sept. 26, 2016, in Pueblo. (Photo by Ernest Luning/The Colorado Statesman)

Calling the dispute a “useless exercise” and a distraction, Colorado Republican Party Chairman Steve House said Monday he wants the candidates competing for his job to stop arguing about who supported Donald Trump when, and whether they did so with sufficient gusto. Instead of debating what happened last year, House told The Colorado Statesman, the […]

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Co-chair of Colorado Trump campaign ‘disappointed’ with Hays endorsement

Barb Neville, one of two co-chairs of the 2016 Colorado Trump campaign, chats with Patrick Davis, the campaign's state director, at the opening of the Jefferson County field office on Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016, in Wheat Ridge. (Photo by Ernest Luing/The Colorado Statesman)

A statewide co-chair of the 2016 Colorado Trump campaign said Friday she was frustrated and disappointed that the campaign’s other co-chair sent an email earlier in the week to Republicans endorsing Jeff Hays in the race for state GOP chair on behalf of the Trump campaign. “As a co-chair of the Trump team, I have […]

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Colorado Trump team backs Hays in state chair race, but Athanasopoulos fires back

President Donald Trump’s Colorado campaign team threw its weight behind El Paso County Republican Party Chairman Jeff Hays on Wednesday in the race for state GOP chair. But Hays’s opponent, former congressional candidate George Athanasopoulos, was having none of it, calling the endorsement “preposterous” and predicting the move could backfire among the grassroots Republicans supporting […]

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State GOP officer candidates make case at county meetings

Former congressional candidate George Athanasopoulos and El Paso County Republican Party Chairman Jeff Hays, both candidates for state GOP chair, catch up at the Colorado Inaugural Ball presented by the Lincoln Club of Colorado, marking President Donald Trump's inauguration on Friday, Jan. 20, 2016, at the Marriott Denver Tech Center in Denver. (Photo by Ernest Luning/The Colorado Statesman)

The announced candidates for the Colorado Republican Party’s statewide officer elections made the rounds in the metro area on Saturday, pressing the flesh and making their pitches at GOP county reorganizations. All four of the Republicans in the running — chair hopefuls George Athanasopoulos, a former congressional candidate, and Jeff Hays, the outgoing chair of […]

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