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September 23, 2013 9:18 AM How Democrats Lost the Colorado Recalls

Much ink has been spilled in the past week concerning the long-term implications of the successful recall of two Democratic State Senators in Colorado, which centered on gun control measures passed by the State Legislature and signed by Governor...

By Stefan Hankin

September 12, 2013 11:02 AM Does Colorado Predict More Recall Elections?

In a state first, two Colorado senators, Democrats John Morse (Colorado Springs) and Angela Giron (Pueblo), were recalled yesterday, largely owing to their votes in support of gun control regulations earlier this year. Here are some lessons I think we...

By Seth Masket

July 25, 2013 10:37 AM The Colorado Governor: How a Moderate Starts Looking Like a Liberal

Lynn Bartels had the lead story in yesterday's Denver Post, noting that Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper's (D) longstanding and tightly-managed image as a moderate is crumbling, just as his reelection campaign is beginning in earnest. The piece has lots of...

By Seth Masket

May 23, 2013 9:59 AM The Quantity of Candidates Isn't Nearly as Important as their Quality

Some candidates are thinking of running against Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper next year. Does that spell danger for him? Republicans seem to think so: At least five candidates are officially challenging Gov. John Hickenlooper in 2014 and another three are...

By Seth Masket

May 10, 2013 11:14 AM Marijuana in Colorado: Bipartisan Agreement, but Partisan Voting

The Colorado state legislature adjourned for the year earlier in the week after passing a series of bills setting regulations for the legal sale of marijuana within the state. It was a pretty amazing moment, really. And even in a...

By Seth Masket