Battle for the Ballot: Democrats face plenty of choices at Broomfield assembly
Unlike Colorado Republicans, who are meeting the same day a dozen miles up the turnpike in Boulder, the Democrats will have plenty to decide at the biennial meeting, with contested races for every statewide office. But the rough outcome of the marquee election for governor is in little doubt because of the procedure Democrats use to elect delegates to the assembly. Both major parties will designate statewide candidates to the primary ballot at their state assemblies — a speed
Colorado Lawmakers Form Colorado Cannabis Caucus
State lawmakers in Colorado have launched the Colorado Cannabis Caucus – the first of its kind for any state Legislature, according to a report from Westword. The state caucus comes more than a year after federal lawmakers from states with legal cannabis accessformed the Congressional Cannabis Caucus. So far, only Democrats have indicated they would attend the first meeting, including Reps. Dan Pabon, Leslie Herod, Matt Gray, Chris Hansen, Jonathan Singer, and Dylan Roberts.
Republicans, Democrats launch Colorado’s 2018 election at precinct caucuses
Thousands of Republicans and Democrats are gathering at precinct caucuses across Colorado in schools, churches and community centers Tuesday night to conduct nuts-and-bolts politics as the election season officially kicks off. For months, candidates have been urging supporters to turn out at the neighborhood meetings, where voters will begin the process of placing names on the June primary ballot, consider resolutions that might become part of party platforms and take care of
At Denver Democratic caucuses, smaller crowd feels more unity than two years ago
On the night of the event, ordinary people got to make their marks on the primary election. In small groups, they raised their hands and argued briefly for their candidates in a low-key and slightly byzantine affair. “Do you know your precinct?” staffers asked as people filed into the school’s front hall. “I forget every time!” one woman exclaimed. For some, it was an introduction to the party’s process. “I have never been to a caucus,” said Elizabeth Whitehead, who lives not