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Mike Coffman draws second Democratic challenger as Aurora attorney David Aarestad announces run

Democrat David Aarestad announced on Thursday, April 20, 2017, that he's challenging U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman in Colorado's 6th Congressional District in the 2018 election. Aarestad is the second Democrat to declare he's running for the seat. (Photo courtesy David Aarestad)

Saying he was moved to run when U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman endorsed the GOP replacement to Obamacare, Democrat David Aarestad announced Thursday he’s challenging the five-term Republican in next year’s election. The Aurora attorney is the second Democrat to launch a campaign in the 6th Congressional District, joining Army combat veteran Jason Crow, a Denver […]

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Group backing vets furious with Republicans for ‘demeaning’ Coffman challenger Crow’s military service

Democrat Jason Crow, an Army Ranger combat veteran, is pictured on active duty in this undated photograph provided by Crow's campaign. He announced on Tuesday, April 11, 2017, that he's challenging five-term incumbent U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman, an Aurora Republican and Army and Marine Corps combat veteran, in the 2018 election. (Photo courtesy Jason Crow for Congress campaign)

A bipartisan organization that encourages veterans to run for office demanded an apology Tuesday for comments made by a national Republican campaign group about combat veteran Jason Crow’s announcement that he’s challenging U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman, also a combat veteran, in next year’s election.

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DeGette: Trumpcare would hurt seniors and others in Colorado: Here’s how

U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette

Trumpcare was defeated and the Affordable Care Act saved from repeal last month thanks in large part to the American public. They spoke out passionately on behalf of the ACA in phone calls and emails to their members of Congress. They raised their voices at events like the community forum in Denver where 1,000 of […]

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Conservative group sounds alarm over health care’s rapidly rising share of Colorado state budget

Jack Graham, a former Republican U.S. Senate candidate and former CSU athletic director, addresses supporters on June 28, 2016, at a primary night watch party in southeast Denver. Graham placd second in the U.S. Senate primary, trailing El Paso County Commissioner Darryl Glenn. (Photo by Ernest Luning/The Colorado Statesman)

Colorado’s state budget has jumped by more than 19 percent over the last decade, measured in constant dollars, a free-market think tank says in a report delivered at the Capitol this week as lawmakers weigh next year’s budget. And nearly all of that increased spending has gone to health care,the study by the Common Sense […]

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The $26.8 billion question: How to sell the 2017 budget

Sen Jerry Sonnenberg, R-Sterling, speaks at the Capitol on February 16, Agriculture Day. (Photo by Roxann Elliott/The Colorado Statesman)
Now that the Colorado state budget proposal has appeared and lawmakers are wrangling over the numbers, the political narratives that will be used to sell the budget to voters and to defend against constituent anger in elections to come are taking shape. This year it seems unquestionable that it will be a tougher budget for […]

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Republican Owen Hill set to announce he’s running for congressional seat held by Doug Lamborn

State Sen. Owen Hill, R-Colorado Springs, speaks at a rally in support of Senate Bill 156 on Feb. 27, 2017, on the east steps of the state Capitol in Denver. (Photo by Ernest Luning/The Colorado Statesman)

State Sen. Owen Hill, a Colorado Springs Republican, plans to announce on Monday that he’s running for the 5th Congressional District seat held by six-term U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn, The Colorado Statesman has learned. Long rumored as a potential candidate for state treasurer in next year’s election, Hill confirmed Saturday that he intends to notify […]

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