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Q&A with Democratic candidate Ethan Feldman

The Colorado Statesman

Ethan Feldman is the Democratic candidate for District Attorney in the 18th Judicial District. He has experience serving as chief deputy district attorney. He has also spent twelve years as a trial lawyer and over 20 years as an Arapahoe County judge.

Broomfield GOP assembly is site of political action

The Colorado Statesman

The two main Republican candidates hoping to unseat U.S. Rep. Jared Polis delivered the same message at Monday’s Broomfield County Assembly: This year, they said, they can win.

Republican underdog hopeful despite long odds

Danny Stroud looking to upset incumbent Rep. DeGette in CD 1
The Colorado Statesman

The redistricting that was finalized last year has re-shaped the way Republican Danny Stroud views his chances of defeating Democratic incumbent Rep. Diana DeGette, D-Denver, even though he plans to run in what is considered the safest congressional district for Democrats in the state.

DeGette rolls out women's health Wednesdays

The Colorado Statesman

It’s known for being the middle of the work week, or “hump day,” but Wednesdays just took on a new meaning for members of Congress.

Janich joins primary race in 2nd Congressional District

The Colorado Statesman

Tom Janich announced this week he is seeking Republican nomination for the 2nd Congressional District race against two-term Democratic incumbent Rep. Jared Polis, D-Boulder, raising the total of GOP candidates in the primary battle to three.

Polis announces for reelection in newly configured CD 2

The Colorado Statesman

Nestled in between a medical marijuana dispensary and an eco-friendly furniture store on trendy Pearl St. in Boulder, about 50 supporters gathered at Congressman Jared Polis’ campaign headquarters Monday night as the two-term Democratic congressman launched his reelection campaign.

It was the second such event in two days, the first having taken place the night before at the Odell Brewing Company in Ft. Collins, a new part of the 2nd Congressional District.

DU initiates countdown to presidential debate on campus

The Colorado Statesman

Classes weren’t canceled for President’s Day, but University of Denver students still had reason to celebrate on Monday.

Students packed into the Sidelines Pub at the Driscoll Student Center as the University prepared to showcase the new “Debate 2012” website, logo, and countdown clock in anticipation of the upcoming presidential debate set to take place at Magness Arena on the DU campus.

Weissmann announces GOP candidacy in CD 2

Republican hopes to give Polis a run for his money
The Colorado Statesman

Republican businessman Eric Weissmann’s candidacy for CD 2 against popular and well-funded Democratic incumbent Rep. Jared Polis is, by many accounts, a longshot. But recent voter registration numbers from the Colorado secretary of state show that the race — at least on paper — may be closer than originally anticipated.

Initially, when borders were finalized after redistricting last year, Democrats enjoyed a 4-point advantage over Republicans among active voters, but that lead has dwindled to just two points, according to registration numbers released in February.

Haney quits congressional race after FEC complaint filed

The Colorado Statesman

Chiropractor Dr. Perry Haney of Lone Tree announced Wednesday he is withdrawing from the race in the 6th Congressional District against incumbent Rep. Mike Coffman, leaving Denver state Rep. Joe Miklosi as the sole remaining Democratic candidate.

Haney announced his decision less than 24 hours after the Colorado Republican Party filed a formal complaint with the Federal Election Commission over a possible campaign finance violation, but Haney wrote in an email blast to supporters that his decision was based on his inability to devote enough time and energy to the race.

Longmont Republicans find community at caucuses

The Colorado Statesman

In the heart of liberal Boulder County, grassroots Republican politics are alive and well.

On Tuesday night in Longmont, more than 200 voters funneled into the auditorium of Heritage Middle School to participate in the Colorado Republican caucuses.