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One of the 4,500 or so groups organized in response to Trump’s election met this past Sunday in Carbondale.

Colorado is roughly a third of the way through the four-month long legislative session. John Frank, a reporter for The Denver Post, and Peter Marcus with ColoradoPolitics.com sat down with statehouse reporter Bente Birkeland to take stock of the big issues this session.

Debate among Colorado lawmakers got heated on Tuesday during consideration of a symbolic measure to denounce President Trump’s executive order temporarily barring refugees entry into the United States.

The measure, considered in the Democrat-controlled House, ultimately passed by a voice vote. Some Republicans said privately that they felt stung by statements made ahead of the vote by Rep. Joe Salazar, a Democrat from Thornton. Salazar chided Republicans for not backing the measure – House Joint Resolution 1013 – accusing them of supporting civil rights when it is politically expedient. 

Colorado’s new select committee on energy held its first hearing Thursday. As Bente Birkeland reports, Republicans created the committee to help handle the increased workload that could come from changes from the Trump administration.

 

Hundreds of people filled the state capitol Wednesday for opening day ceremonies as lawmakers return to work. 

More Republicans voted in Colorado’s presidential election compared to Democrats or Unaffiliated voters, according to the latest figures.

On the eve of Election Day, Republicans in Colorado have turned in more ballots compared to Democrats and unaffiliated voters. This is a switch from earlier returns.

In this election cycle, Colorado Democrats have outspent their Republican counterparts in the contests for president and congress. It was the opposite in 2014; Garfield County exemplifies this trend.

The gap is narrowing between Republicans and Democrats who have turned in ballots so far in Colorado. 

The presidential race has taken so much attention it can be easy to forget about the local races that will determine which political party controls the Colorado Statehouse.

Next week is the Ken Rudin Political Junkie event from Paepcke Auditorium with Steve House, Chairperson of the Colorado Republican Committee, and Rick Palacio, Chairperson of the Colorado Democratic Committee.  

 This week and next is the Ken Rudin Political Junkie event from Paepcke Auditorium with Steve House, Chairperson of the Colorado Republican Committee, and Rick Palacio, Chairperson of the Colorado Democratic Committee.

The main party candidates in Colorado’s U.S. Senate race will meet Tuesday evening on 9 News for their only televised debate of this election.

Courtesy of the Denver Post

 Presidential hopeful Donald Trump brought his campaign message to Colorado Monday with stops in Pueblo and in Loveland.

Colorado’s Republican Party Chairman said Donald Trump’s views on immigration are evolving, and he thinks the Republican nominee has so far made a strong law and order case on the issue. 

Ken Rudin discusses election with state representatives

Aug 22, 2016
Barbara Platts | Aspen Public Radio

 Veteran political journalist Ken Rudin moderated a discussion last night with Colorado’s Democratic and Republican party leaders.

Following Hillary Clinton's acceptance speech at the final night of the DNC, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump made a stop in Colorado Springs to try and gain momentum in a swing state that has so far provided lukewarm support.

"There is no reason we shouldn't win this state, heavy military and tremendous respect for law and order," Trump said. "We want law and order, we want a great military, we want our vets to be so happy."

Todd Wawrychuck, ABC

The state Republican Party is blasting ABC saying the network forced reality star Ben Higgins to drop out of a Colorado state legislative race.

Now that Donald Trump has wrapped up the Republican presidential nomination, party insiders say he has work to do if he wants to win Colorado and its nine electoral votes. Bente Birkeland has more.

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Colorado's 37 delegates made waves when they walked out of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, in protest of the rules. Most later voted for Texas Sen. Ted Cruz as the nominee, even though he was no longer in the race.

"I was elected as a pledged Cruz delegate so I caste my ballot as promised for Sen. Ted Cruz," said Republican Secretary of State Wayne Williams.

Now that Donald Trump is formally the Republican presidential nominee, the question in Colorado is whether his candidacy can bring the party together before the November election.

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