Colorado Statehouse Races

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Our region has attracted the attention of the Terminator.

“I’m right now on a campaign to terminate gerrymandering,” said Arnold Schwarzenegger in a video from Budapest, where he’s shooting his latest film.  

Schwarzenegger is raising money for efforts in four states, including two in the Mountain West, to end the political practice.

We hear about gerrymandering a lot these days, but not necessarily an explanation for what it is. It’s complicated, but not impossible to explain.

Three Things To Know About The 2017 Legislative Session

Nov 14, 2016
Bente Birkeland / Capitol Coverage

Colorado’s lawmakers have selected their leaders for the 2017 legislative session, which begins in January. While the presidential race was marked by deep political divisions, Republicans and Democrats in Colorado are optimistic about working together.

Bente Birkeland sat down to talk shop with two other capitol reporters - Ed Sealover of the Denver Business Journal and Peter Marcus of The Durango Herald.


Republicans had hoped to expand their one-seat advantage in the statehouse, but Democrats now have control of both chambers of the Colorado state legislature, putting the GOP in the backseat when it comes to next legislative session.

Brian Watson - Watson Campaign, Daniel Kagan - Jeffrey Beall / Creative Commons

Control of the Colorado Statehouse is up for grabs this November and the balance of power could hinge on just a handful key of races.