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Colorado GOP Stands With Candidate Who Accused Opponent of Wanting to 'Join ISIS in Beheading Christians'

Colorado GOP Stands With Candidate Who Accused Opponent of Wanting to 'Join ISIS in Beheading Christians'
The El Paso County Republican Party is standing up for embattled Colorado House candidate Gordon "Dr. Chaps" Klingenschmitt in the wake of his outlandish attack on Rep. Jared Polis last weekend, suggesting that Polis would "join ISIS in beheading Christians" for…actually, it doesn't really matter why he thought that statement was justifiable.
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The Colorado GOP’s Long-Term Dilemma: They Lose by Winning

The Colorado GOP’s Long-Term Dilemma: They Lose by Winning
The Republican base (increasingly to scale).
A great analytical piece from Politico's Todd Purdum this weekend makes points that observers of Colorado politics should keep in mind, and have been borne out by Colorado's recent political history as we'll explain:
It’s the
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House District Candidate in CO: Mandela, Obama Won Elections Based on Race

House District Candidate in CO: Mandela, Obama Won Elections Based on Race
Republicans have found a candidate to run for House District 35, an open seat being vacated by term-limited Democratic Rep. Cherylin Peniston. We don't know much about HD-35 candidate Maria Weese, but what we do know comes from her Facebook page: Racially charged and offensive comparative jokes about President Obama and South African President Nelson Mandela.
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GOP Bill to Ban Abortion in CO Gets a 'Fair Hearing'

GOP Bill to Ban Abortion in CO Gets a 'Fair Hearing'
Debate over HB 14-1133, a bill that explicitly prohibits abortion and makes a violation a class 3 felony, kicks into high gear today at the Colorado Capitol — despite no chance that it passes the legislature's Democratic majority. Colorado Republicans keep complaining that their efforts aren't being fairly heard, but this is one bill they probably wish would go away quietly.
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Colorado's Wonky Recall Fixation Could Target Republicans, Too.

Colorado's Wonky Recall Fixation Could Target Republicans, Too.
Recalls are supposed to be about clear malfeasance — they were never meant to be implemented by an interest group that doesn't like one or two specific votes. It's not just a clever line to say that we already have a recall process every two years. However, behind the strong political push of gun advocates, recall elections are now part of the process in Colorado.
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CO Governor Doesn't Fine Company Responsible for Toxic Waste Spill

CO Governor Doesn't Fine Company Responsible for Toxic Waste Spill
On Wednesday, Gov. Hickenlooper’s department of public health and environment (CDPHE) announced that they won’t levy fines against Williams Cos. for spilling 10,000 barrels of natural gas and toxic waste into Parachute Creek and the surrounding area in western Colorado.
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