Campaign 2022: Primary race for Colorado governor called for Heidi Ganahl
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DENVER (CBS4) – Most Colorado voters chose Heidi Ganahl over Greg Lopez to face Democratic incumbent Gov. Jared Polis in the November general election. Ganahl secured more than 53% of the vote. Ganahl recently sat down with CBS4 Political Specialist Shaun Boyd. She said she plans to reign in spending and – not just lower taxes – but eliminate the state income tax altogether. It comprises 68% of General Fund revenue a third of the budget. LINK: Colorado Primary Results (credit: CBS) Ganahl also plans to cut the gas tax in half, and move transportation dollars from climate projects to roa ..read more
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Campaign 2022: Pam Anderson is projected winner of Colorado Secretary of State primary race
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2y ago
DENVER (CBS4) – A majority of Colorado voters chose Pam Anderson to face incumbent Jena Griswold in the race for Secretary of State in the November general election, the AP says. Anderson beat Tina Peters, the embattled County Clerk from Mesa County. Anderson took 44.7% of the votes; Mike O’Donnell took 28.8%; and Peters secured 26.5%. LINK: Colorado Primary Results Anderson is a former Jefferson County Clerk and served as Executive Director of the Colorado County Clerks Association. In March, Peters surrendered to police after an arrest warrant was issued for her. She was charged with a ..read more
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Campaign 2022: Joe O’Dea wins primary race for senate nomination
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2y ago
DENVER (CBS4) – Colorado’s U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet will face Joe O’Dea in November’s general election. O’Dea beat Ron Hanks with nearly 57% of the vote Tuesday night. O’Dea is a first-time candidate and construction company owner. He is not an election denier. In a recent interview with CBS4 Political Specialist Shaun Boyd, he said election conspiracy theories from his challenger, Ron Hanks, are why Democrats spent millions to make him the nominee. LINK: Colorado Primary Results (credit: CBS) “They want to have him having this debate all summer with Michael Bennet talking about elections th ..read more
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Witness in Tina Peters criminal case breaks his silence
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2y ago
(CBS4) – A key witness in one of the state’s biggest election scandals is speaking out on the eve of the primary election. Jerry Wood says Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters, who is in the running to be the state’s chief election officer, is a thief and a liar who just wants attention. Peters says Wood is an opportunist who is just trying to prevent her from winning the Republican nomination for Secretary of State. In March, Peters was indicted by a Mesa County Grand Jury on felony charges including criminal impersonation and identity theft. Wood was initially a suspect in the case. He an ..read more
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Witness in Tina Peters criminal case breaks his silence
CBS Denver – Politics
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2y ago
(CBS4) – A key witness in one of the state’s biggest election scandals is speaking out on the eve of the primary election. Jerry Wood says Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters, who is in the running to be the state’s chief election officer, is a thief and a liar who just wants attention. Peters says Wood is an opportunist who is just trying to prevent her from winning the Republican nomination for Secretary of State. In March, Peters was indicted by a Mesa County Grand Jury on felony charges including criminal impersonation and identity theft. Wood was initially a suspect in the case. He an ..read more
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It’s Too Late To Mail In That Ballot For Colorado’s Primary, Here’s How To Make Sure Your Vote Counts
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2y ago
DENVER (CBS4)– Tuesday is the Colorado Primary. It’s too late to mail that ballot, but there are 41 drop boxes across Denver where voters can turn in their completed ballot. (credit: CBS) Due to ongoing events downtown, allow yourself extra time if you plan to vote at the Webb Municipal Building today, or go to https://t.co/OhOchu5Mpf to find another convenient location. Cast your vote at one of 42 drop boxes or 11 vote centers around the city by 7 pm tomorrow! — Denver Elections (@DenverElections) June 27, 2022 Colorado is a same-day voter registration state allowing you to register and c ..read more
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What to watch in primaries in Colorado, Illinois, elsewhere
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2y ago
NEW YORK (AP) — Seven states are set to host primary elections Tuesday as the nation comes to terms with last week’s stunning Supreme Court ruling eliminating the constitutional right to an abortion. This week’s nominating contests could offer the first clues as to whether the political landscape has shifted. Abortion is particularly relevant in Colorado, where GOP voters are deciding whether to nominate a rare abortion-rights-supporting Republican for U.S. Senate. (credit: CBS) And in Illinois, a Donald Trump-backed congresswoman ignited a political firestorm over the weekend by celebrating ..read more
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Crowds protest at state Capitol after Supreme Court decision overturning Roe V. Wade
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2y ago
DENVER (CBS4)– Hundreds of people gathered at the state Capitol on Friday evening after the Supreme Court decision that overturned Roe v. Wade. The announcement on the Supreme Court Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization decision was released on Friday morning. (credit CBS) People started gathering at the state Capitol to show both support and opposition to the decision. Copter4 flew over the area which showed some protesters had spilled out onto Lincoln Street. (credit CBS) The Supreme Court ruled on Roe v. Wade in 1973, establishing that women have a right to get an abortion before ..read more
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Colorado’s Abortion Law To Remain Unchanged As Neighboring States React To Roe v. Wade Reversal
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DENVER (CBS4) – As Americans react to the official ruling that the Supreme Court is overruling Roe v. Wade, allowing states to impose further restrictions on access to abortions, Coloradans are being assured that their expectations for abortion access should not be directly impacted by this ruling. While other neighboring states to Colorado could or will see dramatic changes to their abortion laws, Colorado’s current laws will not be impacted by the SCOTUS ruling. “We’ve had a few weeks to mull this leaked decision. This shouldn’t be a surprise that this is coming,” said Robert Preuhs, Politic ..read more
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Denver Pride Organizers Ready For Celebrations Following New Opinion From Justice Clarence Thomas
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2y ago
DENVER (CBS4) – LGBTQ advocates are getting ready to celebrate Pride festivities in Denver, but a cloud of doubt has drifted over the celebrations. On the same day the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, Justice Clarence Thomas issued an opinion on issues he says the court should review. Those issues include contraception, same sex relationships and same sex marriage. Four other conservative justices said today’s ruling only applies to Roe v. Wade. (credit CBS) CBS News reports Justice Samuel Alito noted, “The Court emphasizes that this decision concerns the constitutional right to ab ..read more
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