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Denver Post: Politics: Local Politics

  1. Millions of dollars pour into Gardner-Udall race for U.S. Senate
    The U.S. Senate showdown between Democrat Mark Udall and Republican Cory Gardner is less than five months old, but already the race is on pace to become one of the most expensive elections in Colorado history.
  2. Denver attorneys offer $3.25 million to jail inmate tortured, beaten
    Denver city attorneys have agreed to pay $3.25 million to a former jail inmate who accused guards of ignoring his screams while being tortured, choking him later when he complained about his pain and then covering up the abuse. City officials called it the largest settlement of its kind.
  3. John Hickenlooper names Colorado business leaders in his corner
    From now to November, candidates for Colorado governor will compare their business credentials to woo voters, and incumbent John Hickenlooper on Tuesday presented 100 names — Democrats, Republicans and the politically unaffiliated — who vouch for him.
  4. Federal judge weighs request to strike down Colorado gay marriage ban
    A federal judge said he would soon decide whether to allow Colorado same-sex couples to wed immediately or stay a case brought by six gay couples until the U.S. Supreme Court decides a Utah lawsuit.
  5. Rally against personhood measure held at Colorado Capitol
    A ballot measure that would change wording in the Colorado Criminal Code and Wrongful Death Act to include unborn human beings drew opponents and supporters to the state Capitol on Tuesday, with both sides vehemently arguing the initiative's eventual endgame.