July 17, 2024

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Democratic legislative primaries in Colorado are high cost — and high stakes

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The Unaffiliated — All politics, no agenda.

Democratic legislative primaries this year across the Front Range have become an extraordinarily expensive — and at times mean-spirited — battle over the direction of policy at the Colorado Capitol.

The stakes are significant. 

The makeup of the historic Democratic majorities at the statehouse will determine the future of laws on housing, environmental regulations, taxes, and worker and consumer protections — policy areas where bills have lived or died based on the votes of a single Democratic lawmaker on a key committee.

While each of the contested Democratic legislative primaries have unique dynamics, they generally look like this: union-backed candidates promising progressive policies and to be a thorn in the side of Gov. Jared Polis running against…

Brian Eason and Jesse Paul

2024-06-20 03:55:00

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