Welcome back to The Spot, where The Denver Post’s politics team captures what’s happening this week — from the Colorado legislature to Denver city hall, with a stop through the halls of Congress in Washington, D.C.
The stream of Colorado political news isn’t showing any signs of slowing, so let’s dive right into what’s happening, what’s coming and what you might have missed last week in the chaos.
Congress passed a $1.3 trillion spending bill which has a boat-load of impacts for Colorado. At the state Capitol, the GOP picked a replacement for an ousted Democrat-turned-Republican lawmaker, tried to repeal tax credits for electric vehicles and scored a major victory when their plan to pay for billions in needed road repairs cleared the state Senate.
We have more on Cambridge Analytica’s activity in Colorado, details on a grand jury investigation into one of the state’s top politicians and somber news that Aurora’s mayor has cancer. There’s even a story below about the Pence family’s bunny book.
Fresh this morning: Cambridge Analytica created psychological profiles for 136,000 Colorado voters. And the data still exists.
We’re five amendments down (all rejected or withdrawn). Only 90 to go. pic.twitter.com/ao5QaTMsyw
— Brian Eason (@brianeason) March 28, 2018
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- Just how large was the role Cambridge Analytica played in Colorado’s elections in 2014? And did it extend into the U.S. Senate race that year? We take a deep dive. (Watch a British television news report on the firm’s activity in Colorado below.)
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Current mood. pic.twitter.com/nBqnrHPBIp
— Jesse Aaron Paul (@JesseAPaul) March 28, 2018
Staff writers John Frank, Jon Murray, Mark K. Matthews and Brian Eason contributed to this newsletter.