Two Democratic Colorado state senators who supported gun restrictions won’t appeal a Denver judge’s ruling Thursday refusing to stop recall elections against them, meaning their political fate lies with voters now.
A Denver judge ruled that recall elections for two Colorado Democratic senators who supported gun restrictions must proceed even though the lawmakers are challenging the validity of the petitions.
Marijuana activists have lost their effort to revive arguments that pot isn’t more harmful than alcohol in an official voters’ guide going to Colorado voters.
The Colorado Supreme Court has upheld a lower court ruling siding with Democrats in a fight over congressional redistricting that could give them a chance of unseating Republican Mike Coffman.
Colorado Republicans said Wednesday they’ll challenge a judge’s ruling on proposed congressional lines that give Democrats a chance to unseat two GOP incumbents, including one in a district always held by the party.
Between the Republican Presidential Primary debates last week and national celebrations commemorating Veterans Day, few noticed the landmark court decision made by Denver District Court Judge Robert Hyatt late last week regarding Colorado’s Congressional districts, CBSDenver.com blogger Dominic Dezzutti writes.
The GOP stronghold held by U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman could be up for grabs after a Denver District judge sided Thursday with Democrats in their proposed redrawing of congressional lines.
New proposed congressional district lines for Colorado will be made public later this month after Latino groups succeeded in an effort to force Democrats and Republicans to show how they want to redraw the state’s seven House districts.
Colorado’s unsettled congressional lines will remain fuzzy until at least October, when Democrats and Republicans head to court to settle new lines the Legislature couldn’t agree on.