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Farber demonstrates second to none mastery of politics

Hillary Clinton’s go to Viking, a man with bona fide political chops A television screen filled with images of protesters and vigils and presidential candidates competes for space on one of Denver attorney Steve Farber’s office walls, chock-a-block between framed newspaper clippings, memorabilia and photographs of Farber with some of the most recognizable faces in […]

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Republicans elect Leing national committeeman, emphasis on man

CENTENNIAL — Colorado Republicans on Saturday elected former congressional candidate George Leing as Republican national committeeman. That’s national committeeman, not woman, an emphasis made clear at a tense and sometimes raucous special meeting of the GOP State Central Committee that saw an unsuccessful attempt by some Republicans to nominate a Denver party officer who happens […]

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Tate takes Balmer’s seat, vacancy attracts crowd

Former Colorado Republican Party Chairman Ryan Call is among at least 10 candidates who could be vying to replace state Rep. Jack Tate after the Centennial lawmaker was appointed to fill a vacancy in the state Senate on Saturday. Tate will take over on Dec. 31 for state Sen. David Balmer, R-Centennial, who is retiring […]

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Rand Paul makes main stage for GOP debate

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul has qualified for the main stage for Tuesday’s Republican presidential debate, media sponsor CNN announced Sunday. The low-polling contender had been in danger of dropping from the main event to the undercard debate but will join eight other GOP candidates at the primetime debate in Las Vegas. The Colorado Statesman is […]

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Keyser poised to jump into Senate race

As security concerns rise, GOP eyes combat veteran Keyser State Rep. Jon Keyser, R-Evergreen, an attorney and decorated Air Force reservist, is preparing to launch a likely-to-be well-funded campaign in a crowded but mostly lackluster primary field of Republicans hoping to challenge U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, bringing star quality and credibility to an election his […]

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Garcia stepping down as lieutenant governor to take higher ed post

Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia announced Tuesday that he will be stepping down next year to take a new job. The Pueblo Democrat said in a statement that he plans to start work as president of the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, a Boulder-based advocacy organization, before July 1. Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia speaks at […]

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Littleton exploring U.S. Senate bid

El Paso County Commissioner Peggy Littleton is weighing a run for the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate seat held by Democrat Michael Bennet, The Colorado Statesman has learned. El Paso County Commissioner Peggy Littleton runs on the Mall in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 30 in this photo she posted to her Facebook page. The […]

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Hickenlooper, Salazar fire up Clinton supporters

Hundreds of supporters of Hillary Clinton packed the north Denver home of former Interior Secretary and former U.S. Sen. Ken Salazar on Monday for an organizing event meant to “catapult” the presidential candidate out of the 2016 caucuses to the Democratic nomination. “We’ve got to make sure the news coming out of Colorado isn’t just […]

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Jabs talks rules for business success, looks to future

“I’ve never been a goal-setter,” says Jake Jabs, leaning back in his office, overlooking the enormous, quarter-mile long headquarters facility of American Furniture Warehouse near Centennial Airport in Arapahoe County. “I don’t have quotas for salesmen, I don’t have goals for managers, I don’t have goals for the company,” he says. While he might not […]

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Scott considers jumping in GOP U.S. Senate primary

State Sen. Ray Scott, R-Grand Junction, confirmed this week that he’s considering running for the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate seat held by Democrat Michael Bennet. If he jumps in — he said he’s in no rush to decide — Scott would join a crowded primary field that grew larger last week when state […]

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