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Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO) (L) watches as Vice President Joe Biden talks to Gardner's grandmother, Betty Pagel of Yuma, Colorado, on the phone after his ceremonial swearing in the Old Senate Chamber at the U.S. Capitol January 6, 2015 in Washington, DC. The 114th Congress convened on Tuesday, restoring control of both the House and Senate to the Republicans for the first time in eight years.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Cory Gardner Sworn In As Colorado’s Junior Senator

Colorado’s newest senator has been sworn in.

01/06/2015

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Immigration Revamp Is ‘Combustible,’ Hickenlooper Says

The political fight over President Barack Obama’s immigration plan is playing out in Colorado, too, where Gov. John Hickenlooper called it “very controversial.”

11/21/2014

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Keystone Vote A Microcosm Of Oil Energy Battle

Tuesday’s vote on the Keystone XL pipeline typified everything that is wrong with how we approach oil energy production in the U.S., and the fight may very quickly be fought much closer to home.

11/18/2014

Cory Gardner delivers his acceptance speech in the U.S. Senate race on Nov. 4, 2014. (credit: CBS)

Cory Gardner Defeats Mark Udall In U.S. Senate Race

Republican Cory Gardner defeated Mark Udall on Tuesday, unseating the incumbent Democratic senator and helping the GOP reach its goal of capturing the U.S. Senate.

11/04/2014

Cory Gardner and Mark Udall out stumping on Monday (credit: CBS)

Colorado Senate Race Could Decide Balance Of Power

Colorado’s close Senate race not only could determine the balance of power in the U.S. Senate, but also whether Republicans can say they have a viable future in similar fast-growing swing states with moderate electorates.

11/04/2014

Cory Gardner and Mark Udall out stumping on Monday (credit: CBS)

Candidates Using Every Last Minute To Get Every Possible Vote

It’s all about “get out the vote” and Republicans were winning on that front the night before Election Day. Historically they vote earlier and heavier in midterm elections, but this year the GOP has a 120,000 vote lead and is ahead in all but one of the swing counties.

11/03/2014

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What Will Be Different On Nov. 5?

What will change in Colorado once the ballots are counted and the victors are named on Tuesday night?

11/02/2014

Bill Clinton at the Mark Udall event in Jefferson County on Tuesday (credit: CBS)

Jefferson County A Swing County That Could Hold Key To U.S. Power Balance

Jefferson County could hold the key to the balance of political power, not only in Colorado, but in the nation’s capital.

10/28/2014

Bill Clinton and Mark Udall on Tuesday (credit: CBS)

Bill Clinton Holds 2nd Rally For Sen. Mark Udall

Former President Bill Clinton on Tuesday reminded Colorado Democrats of the symbolic weight of this year’s elections, saying “everybody looks at you as the state of the future” and urging voters to stick with two embattled Democratic incumbents.

10/28/2014

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Campaigns Scramble With New Colorado Election Laws

Democrats and Republicans battling in close contests for the governor’s office and U.S. Senate in Colorado are wading into new territory with the advent of Election-Day voter registration and ballots being mailed to every registered elector.

10/25/2014

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