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Federal Judge Orders Lamborn to be Placed on Primary Ballot

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A U.S. District Court judge today ordered Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams to put Congressman Doug Lamborn's name on the June 26 primary ballot.

Judge Philip Brimmer said the secretary cannot enforce a state law that requires petition circulators be residents of Colorado. With that law struck, the six-term congressman had enough valid voter signatures to get on the ballot. His candidacy was in question after two separate courts ruled that some of his signatures couldn't be counted because they were collected by nonresidents.

Colorado’s Unaffiliated Voters May Receive Two Ballots for June Primary Election

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Unaffiliated voters across Colorado may soon receive ballots for both the Republican and Democrat parties for the June primary election.

Proposition 108, passed by Colorado voters in 2016, allows voters who have not opted to affiliate with either of the two major political parties to vote in either - but not both - primary elections later this year. In the past, unaffiliated voters were required to join one of the parties in order to vote in the primary, though they had the option to return to unaffiliated status or switch to another party following the election.

45 Candidates Turn in Petitions for June 26 Primary Ballot

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45 candidates -- including six candidates running for governor -- have turned in signature petitions in an attempt to get on the June 26 primary ballot.

Collecting signatures is one way of getting on the ballot; the other is going through the assembly process. In addition to governor hopefuls, candidates who collected signatures from voters are running for U.S. House, Treasurer, Attorney General, state Senate, state House, state Board of Education, and District Attorney.

Colorado’s Senators Call Virginia Violence "Domestic Terrorism"

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In a series of Twitter posts Saturday, Republican Colorado Senator Cory Gardner called ongoing violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, domestic terrorism and called on U.S. President Donald Trump to likewise call the incident terrorism.

Thune and Gardner Question Excessive Consulting Fees

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U.S. Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, and Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) sent a letter to Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler and Chris Henderson, chief executive officer of the Universal Service Administration Company (USAC), which administers the Rural Health Care telecommunications program.

Gardner Supports Bill to Improve Veterans Choice Program

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Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) has announced he is cosponsoring the Veterans Choice Improvement Act, a bill that addresses the systemic issues plaguing the Veteran's Choice Program. This legislation makes the Choice Program permanent, ensures it is funded in advance, and consolidates the litany of existing programs. The legislation also encourages non-VA providers to participate in the program by instituting a new claims processing system to ensure medical providers are properly reimbursed in a timely manner.