While high-profile races for governor and U.S. Senate may have dominated the airwaves and social media this year, the elections in Colorado’s Legislature were equally important – especially following the state’s independent redistricting process.
With a week until Election Day, the Colorado state Senate is looking like the Republican Party’s best chance to gain control of any part of Colorado government, as the Democratic Party is expected to retain the Governor’s office and keep its majority in the House of Representatives. Redistricting after the 2020 census benefitted Republicans in state Senate races, according to members of both parties.
With open enrollment for the thousands of Coloradans on the individual and small-group health insurance markets coming next week, state Rep. Dylan Roberts of Avon is touting years of work, mostly by Democrats, to bring down costs in the state’s underserved rural areas.
Republican state Senate candidate Matt Solomon says lines from his book “Fortunate Accidents” are being taken out of context and used against him by his opponents in the Nov. 8 election, but that’s not stopping his campaign from buying the book to distribute on the campaign trail.
With Republicans focusing on fentanyl and Colorado’s rising crime rate in the 2022 election, a Western Slope state senate candidate’s admission of “selling drugs on the side” in college is raising eyebrows ahead of this weekend’s GOP state assembly.