Sunday, May 13, 2018

What happened in the #Colorado governor’s race this week @CoIndependent

The week that was in the Colorado governor's race: Speed dating, money-raking, and a campaign 'under new management'
This week found the candidates reveling— or not— in their new fundraising numbers, which became public. Meanwhile, one gubernatorial hopeful went through a campaign staff overhaul, and most of them spent a day speed dating (no, really) with unaffiliated voters as TV cameras rolled.
There are 46 days until the June 26 primary and the race hasn't yet captured national attention.
It was four months ago when Frank Bruni of The New York Times dropped in and left Colorado saying our race is "the country's most interesting, bringing together an eclectic cast whose fates will speak volumes about what kind of candidate — young or old, male or female, entrepreneur or technocrat, affluent or not — voters want in the aftermath of Trump's election."
That will likely change in the coming weeks as national reporters train their eyes on our square, swing state to see what kind of Democrat and Republican is catching fire.

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Top stories this week in the @CoIdependent


Former Anadarko brass slam company,
alleging safety risks, callousness & more
Editor Susan Greene broke the story on allegations made by six former Anadarko employees claiming the oil and gas giant ignored safety concerns leading up to last year's fatal home explosion in Firestone.
Data journalist Sandra Fish does the numbers — the campaign finance numbers, that is. And they're eye-popping. It's all there, right now, on our 2018 Governor's Race page. Don't miss it.