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Three news stories you need to know today: In a post-election interview, Kyle Clark asked Jared Polis about setbacks coming up in this legislative session in the wake of 112's loss. I like Peak's take on this election "it was a Polis wave, not a blue wave" great points.  Diana DeGette unironically makes the case

November 8th, 2018|The Flare|

Welp, that sucked

The upcoming days and weeks will be filled with people (I’m sure I will be one of those people) trying to analyze and unpack last night’s results - ultimately, we conservatives lost. Bigly. You don’t need me to link to top stories to tell you what you already know: we lost basically every candidate race

November 7th, 2018|The Flare|

Coffee-fueled analysis and prediction

Here’s what I’m watching for today: (These are Kelly's personal thoughts going into election day - like a standard disclaimer - these are all Kelly's 5am coffee-fueled thoughts and are not necessarily representative of anything other than her observations) Governor: We all know this is the banner candidate race today. Ultimately, Jared Polis spent more

November 6th, 2018|The Flare|

Polis doubles down

The Denver Business Journal asked Jared Polis about his idea to jail small businesspeople for employment law violations - and he doubled down. According to the DBJ: "Asked about the video, Polis’ campaign did not shy away from the idea, which has not been a part of his stump speech on the campaign trail and is not mentioned

November 5th, 2018|The Flare|

Lingering Questions

The Gazette addresses lingering questions about the predator Phil Weiser helped to defend in court. Normally a slip of the tongue is just that, but I thought this was funny: on the Dem bus tour this week Jared Polis said he was "honored" to serve in the "historic" Congress . . . in which he didn't serve. LOL.

November 1st, 2018|The Flare|

Home Stretch

We asked how genuine Jared Polis' opposition to 112 really is? Well, a new video from Revealing Politics calls that even further into question. Adams County passed a last-minute moratorium on new oil and gas permit applications in anticipation of the election. If we're now regulating in anticipation of elections we're preempting the voters. Wayne Williams has almost swept the

October 31st, 2018|The Flare|


Question from a reader: "So, what's going on with returns? Who's winning?" Long story short - we don't know. Republicans are barely leading Democrats, but by less of a percentage than we were in 2014. But, will the turnout arc look more like '14 where Republicans led early, or like '16 where Republicans turned in

October 30th, 2018|The Flare|


This is the last full week of campaigning - buckle your seat belts kids: When we called out Bernie Sanders for railing on rich guys buying elections while standing next to Jared Polis (a rich guy trying to buy an election) it was featured as the Denver Post Spot's "tweet of the week" - The

October 29th, 2018|The Flare|


As we get closer to election day there are a lot of moving parts and things of which to be aware. But here are the top points: When Polis sat down with Joe St. George to talk about the 1999 incident with his secretary, the account he gave of her being "arrested," "serving probation" and having

October 26th, 2018|The Flare|

Hick’ll fly away

Bernie Sanders came to stump for Jared Polis yesterday - and after Polis got shouted down by his own base for not supporting 112 - then Bernie railed against billionaires buying elections. Colorado's Independent Ethics Panel has decided to open the investigation into Governor Hickenlooper's travel. Most of my things these days come from Amazon

October 25th, 2018|The Flare|