Politics

BARBWIRE BOB – A commentary/Part one: “Flashback”

I spent a grueling 12 hours Saturday April 9 attending the Republican State Assembly at the Broadmoor World Arena in Colorado Springs. It was a very educational event, sometimes frustrating, sometimes  exhilarating, laced with victory and defeat.   Overall, I witnessed  a strong slate of candidates seeking higher public office at the primary election slated …

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AG candidate John Kellner doesn’t shy away from the truth

Republican candidate for Attorney General (AG)  and current 18th Judicial District Attorney (DA) John Kellner was the featured speaker at the regular meeting of the Arapahoe County Republican Breakfast Club on April 6 at Maggiano’s DTC.  He told listeners about a 20-year-old man his office prosecuted for trying to set the Aurora Municipal Courthouse on …

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Understanding the nomination process for statewide primary candidates in Colorado

Last week, we wrote about seven candidates who were vying for the Republican nomination for United States Senate from Colorado, all hoping to challenge incumbent Democratic Senator Michael Bennet. Today, two candidates remain.  Last week, there were 18 candidates running for the Republican nomination for governor listed on the Arapahoe County GOP website. Today, two …

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Breaking election news

On April 12, the Colorado Secretary of State announced that the following candidates had qualified for their party primary ballots by having submitted sufficient valid petitions: 1) Republican State Sen. Don Coram will run in Congressional District 3, challenging first-term incumbent U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert. 2) Republican Lisa Frizell will run in State House District …

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Update on candidates set for primaries and general election

According to the Secretary of State’s website, on April 4, eight candidates have submitted petitions to run for Colorado’s congressional seats that have been deemed sufficient to get them on their party’s primary ballot. In the case of a race with no primary contest, that candidate will also appear on the general election ballot on …

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Republican Erik Aadland fails to qualify for CD7 primary by petition

When Republican military veteran and oil and natural gas industry project manager Erik Aadland came on the scene last year, he told people he hoped to run for the United States Senate against incumbent Democratic Senator Michael Bennet in November 2022. In December, after U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter announced he would not seek re-election, Aadland, …

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