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Democrat Andy Kerr formally announces he’s running for Congressional District 7 seat

State Sen. Andy Kerr, D-Lakewood, declares he's running for the 7th Congressional District seat as his wife, Tammy, and his son Braden, stand by his side on Wednesday, April 12, 2017, at Dunston Middle School in Lakewood. (Photo by Ernest Luning/The Colorado Statesman)

“My name is Andy Kerr, and I am running for Congress,” the Democratic state senator told a crowd of family, friends, colleagues and supporters filling the gymnasium as he began his speech at Dunstan Middle School in Lakewood on Wednesday afternoon. It’s the same way U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter — at that time a former […]

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Lakewood Democrat Andy Kerr plans to announce run for 7th Congressional District seat Wednesday

State Sen. Andy Kerr, D-Lakewood, addresses a rally in support of public education on Monday, Feb. 20, 2017, at Denver's Civic Center Park. (Photo by Ernest Luning/The Colorado Statesman)

With a promise to fight for education, jobs and the Colorado way of life, state Sen. Andy Kerr, a Lakewood Democrat, plans to announce on Wednesday afternoon he’s running for the 7th Congressional District seat represented by Democratic U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter, who declared Sunday he’s running for governor in next year’s election.

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In surprise turn, Senate ‘kill committee’ green lights gay-rights harassment bill

Pamela Thiele, left, and her spouse, Lauren Fortmiller, of Lakewood, Colo., Oct. 8, 2014. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski

A state Senate committee packed with a conservative Republican-majority voted unanimously on Wednesday to advance a bill that would stiffen penalties for those who harass Coloradans for being gay or disabled. Gay rights supporters reacted with a jolt after the vote. They had braced for yet another defeat in the infamously hardline State Affairs “kill” […]

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Dominick Moreno discusses hard budget choices, winning election as a youngster and accidentally finding the panic button

State Sen. Dominick Moreno, D-Commerce City, a member of the powerful Joint Budget Committee, talks with a member of the Democratic 7th Congressional District central committee at its reorganization meeting on Saturday, March 25, 2017, at the Pipefitters Local Union No. 208 hall in Denver. (Photo by Ernest Luning/The Colorado Statesman)

State Sen. Dominick Moreno, Commerce City Democrat, has been in office longer than many of his fellow lawmakers but is still the youngest member of the state Senate, a distinction he explores in this week’s episode of “Behind the Politics,” a podcast produced by the Senate Democrats. The 32-year-old member of the Joint Budget Committee […]

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Perlmutter stops short of announcing run for governor in nostalgia-tinged speech to Democrats

"I am seriously looking at running for governor," U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter says at the 7th Congressional District Democratic reorganization meeting Saturday, March 25, 2017, at the Pipefitters Local Union No. 208 hall in Denver. "But there are a number of hurdles and i’s to be dotted and t’s to be crossed." (Photo by Ernest Luning/The Colorado Statesman)

Even though supporters chanted, “Run, Ed, run!” as he took the stage Saturday at a union hall in north Denver, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter stopped short of stepping into next year’s Colorado gubernatorial race, instead telling the assembled Democrats he’s “seriously looking” at running but has some details to work out before declaring his candidacy.

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Cary Kennedy says she’s ’considering’ run for governor as Dems salute Salazar

Gubernatorial candidate former state Sen. Mike Johnston, D-Denver, and potential gubernatorial candidate former State Treasurer Cary Kennedy (Photos by Ernest Luning/The Colorado Statesman)

Democrat Cary Kennedy said Thursday she’s “seriously considering” a run for governor next year and plans to announce her decision by next month, while the two declared Democratic candidates joined her in heaping praise on former Interior Secretary Ken Salazar after his announcement Wednesday night that he would be sitting out what could be a […]

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Steve Fenberg talks about engaging young voters, his mountain bar and being mistaken for an aide

State Sen. Stephen Fenberg answers questions on “Behind the Politics,” a weekly podcast produced by the Senate Democrats, on Thursday, March 16, 2017, at the state Capitol in Denver. (Photo courtesy Senate Minority Communications Office)

State Sen. Steve Fenberg discusses a range of topics in an episode of “Behind the Politics,” a weekly podcast produced by the Senate Democrats posted online this week, including his work engaging young voters over the course of a decade with New Era Colorado, the Silver Plume bar he opened last summer with a few […]

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