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Past articles by Nic:

Can these three Republicans save the Colorado GOP from obscurity?

Republicans must find a way to build a new coalition as they face changing demographics, a Democratic state party that is better organized and an unpopular president of their own party -- or risk becoming a minority party in perpetuity. → Read More

Bernie Sanders won’t endorse John Hickenlooper in Senate race

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders won't weigh in on Colorado’s hotly contested Democratic Senate primary, he told The Denver Post in an interview Friday -- declining to endorse former presidential rival John Hickenlooper, who is now running for a U.S. Senate seat. → Read More

Attempt to force recall election of Colorado Gov. Jared Polis falls short

A coalition of vexed Coloradans has failed to collect enough signatures to force a special election to recall Gov. Jared Polis. → Read More

5 storylines to watch in Colorado politics: TABOR, the 8th Congressional District and more

Here are five Colorado politics stories to follow this fall and beyond. → Read More

Colorado farmers and ranchers have a beef with Gov. Jared Polis

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis has rattled some farmers and ranchers with his suggestion that the state help its agriculture industry get a foothold in the burgeoning plant-based meat alternative market. → Read More

Colorado Latinos really don’t like President Donald Trump but they aren’t excited about the 2020 election yet

Nearly 80% of Colorado Latinos are “motivated” to vote in the 2020 election, but less than half are “excited” to mail in their ballot next fall, according to a new survey of Latinos in 11 key states released Wednesday. → Read More

Hickenlooper endorsement dividing Colorado Democratic Party, internal emails show

The emails offer a window into an intraparty conflict that is sure to spill out in public for weeks and months to come as Democrats choose their eventual nominee. → Read More

John Hickenlooper will run for U.S. Senate, sources say

John Hickenlooper repeatedly brushed aside the suggestion he run for Senate as he attempted to mount a bid for the White House. However, he signaled a new openness to the idea last week when he dropped out of that race. → Read More

Colorado Democrats split among Sanders, Biden and Warren, first state poll says

It's a three-person race in Colorado for the Democratic presidential nomination, according to the first 2020 poll of the state's voters, but four of the five current leading contenders would beat President Donald Trump. → Read More

“A fight on his hands”: Democrats running for Senate unlikely to get out of Hickenlooper’s way

Several Democratic candidates for U.S. Senate say they aren't going to roll over if former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper enters the race → Read More

Four things I learned about the 2020 Democratic presidential primary in Iowa

On the first day of the Iowa State Fair, I found myself packed in the middle of a crowd waiting for former Vice President Joe Biden to speak. The sky was filled with paper-thin clouds that failed to curtail the heat of the sun that hung above us. Collectively the masses smelled worse than my high school locker room. → Read More

John Hickenlooper drops out of 2020 presidential race –

John Hickenlooper ended his presidential campaign Thursday morning the same way he started it: troubled by a divided nation. → Read More

John Hickenlooper drops out of 2020 presidential race, giving Colorado’s U.S. Senate race “serious thought”

John Hickenlooper ended his presidential campaign Thursday the same way he started it: troubled by a divided nation and calling for unity. He also signaled a new openness to running for Senate. → Read More

John Hickenlooper to end his 2020 presidential campaign

John Hickenlooper, the beer entrepreneur turned politician who touted a talent for "bringing people together" to heal a divided country, will end his campaign for the White House on Thursday, The Denver Post has confirmed. → Read More

John Hickenlooper is considering a Senate run amid pressure from national Democrats

Multiple sources close to Hickenlooper speaking on the condition of anonymity confirmed he is -- amid mounting national pressure -- contemplating jumping into the crowded Democratic senate primary. However, a final decision is far from certain and there is no apparent timeline. → Read More

Colorado state lawmakers, activists endorse Kamala Harris in presidential primary

A pair of Colorado state lawmakers and a cadre of influential black and Latino activists are backing Kamala Harris in the Democratic presidential primary, Harris’ campaign announced Monday. → Read More

John Hickenlooper’s presidential campaign is on pundits’ death watch

Political observers and some of his closest allies are wondering when John Hickenlooper’s campaign for the presidency will come to an end. → Read More

Federico Peña supports Joe Biden over Coloradans in presidential primary

Federico Peña tops a new list of 15 Colorado Democrats endorsing former Vice President Joe Biden for president. The Biden campaign also is announcing endorsements Monday morning in Tennessee, Florida, Utah and Maryland. → Read More

Denver Post listening tour: Greeley sees a renaissance, but has its worries, too

On a recent Tuesday afternoon, downtown Greeley was thriving, with restaurants full and a steady stream of foot traffic on the city’s sidewalks. On the outskirts of town, large new homes back up to the expansive farms that have long defined this area. → Read More

The Spot: Can this former leader of the secession movement bring Colorado together?

Sean Conway on the urban-rural divide, it’s all about Seattle in Denver and Colorado Democrats “praise-troll” Ken Buck → Read More