The Flare

Home/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|

Returns

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|

Irony

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|

Honestly

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|

Jared feels the Bern

Bernie Sanders is coming to Colorado to campaign for Jared Polis. Although Jared can't name a single issue on which he and Sanders don't agree . . . he's going to try to walk the fine line between trying to tell Bernie's supporters he's just like them while telling most moderate Coloradans he's not a Socialist. Good

October 22nd, 2018|The Flare|

En Fuego

Lynn Myers, businesswoman and former Arapahoe County Commissioner is taking on Rep. Jovan Melton and it's getting red hot - The Aurora Sentinel, which is generally terrible at everything - has even endorsed Myers over Melton, and that's saying a lot.  Things got pretty en fuego last night at the 9 News/Coloradoan debate. We're now having big

October 18th, 2018|The Flare|

Spoiler

Spoiler Alert - the funding is coming from your wallet. There's a new complaint filed against Governor Hickenlooper for travel and gift violations. Of the two transportation proposals on the ballot this year, the one that doesn't raise taxes is polling higher. 

October 16th, 2018|The Flare|

BALLOTS

Ballots start to be mailed TODAY and over the weekend Walker Stapleton and Jared Polis went head-to-head again. Still unclear: how any of the policies Polis says he wants to implement will be paid for. Wayne Williams has won more endorsements from Democrat County Clerks than his Democrat challenger. Friday afternoon Lynn Myers, businesswoman and former Arapahoe

October 15th, 2018|The Flare|