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Pro-fluoride group outpaces foes in fundraising

The passionate campaigns around fluoride in city water have sparked big spending. Durango voters are being asked April 4 to decide whether to remove fluoride from the city’s drinking water....

DATE: March 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Surprise Clinton supporter: Charles Koch

Conservative political activist Charles Koch suggested in an interview with ABC News on Sunday that Democrat Hillary Clinton would be a better president than the Republican contenders, although he...

DATE: April 24, 2016 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Hosting Clinton fundraisers, Clooney decries political cash

WASHINGTON – Actor George Clooney would like to get big money out of politics – so he doesn’t have to raise it. Clooney hosted two weekend fundraisers in California on behalf of Democratic...

DATE: April 17, 2016 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Complaint filer scolded at hearing for Durango school board member

DENVER – An administrative law judge on Thursday repeatedly scolded the director of a campaign-finance watchdog group for alleging perjury in a case stemming from Matt Sheldon’s successful bid last...

DATE: Feb. 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Campaign-finance complaint filed against school board member Matthew Sheldon

A hearing is underway in a complaint filed against Matthew Sheldon regarding his failure to file a campaign-finance report in his successful bid for the Durango School District 9-R school board...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Billionaire donors helped Cruz rise in GOP presidential bid

WASHINGTON – Four of America’s wealthiest businessmen laid the foundation for Ted Cruz’s now-surging Republican presidential campaign and have redefined the role of political donors. With just over...

DATE: Jan. 23, 2016 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Sheldon raises more than Stahnke in School District 9-R race

On Friday night, the public got its first look at Matthew Sheldon’s campaign finances as he runs for a Durango School District 9-R director’s seat in the Nov. 3 election. They show him...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Durango school board candidate fails to file finance report

While local school board elections aren’t typically defined by their spending, one candidate’s failure to file timely campaign finance paperwork has exposed him to criticism from his opponent....

DATE: Oct. 16, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Groups call for getting ‘big money’ out of politics

DENVER – As the latest quarterly presidential fundraising numbers were trickling in on Thursday, Colorado students and progressive groups called for campaign-finance reform. At the center of the...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Bennet raises another $2M

DENVER – U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet’s campaign on Monday announced raising more than $2 million in the second quarter of the year. The haul leaves more than $4.3 million in the bank, thanks to...

DATE: July 13, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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McLachlan hit with campaign fines

DENVER – Former state Rep. Mike McLachlan of Durango was fined $2,660 recently for campaign finance violations dating back to last year’s failed re-election bid. The Democrat acknowledged the...

DATE: Feb. 27, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Former Colo. GOP ‘Super PAC’ director enters a guilty plea

DENVER – A Virginia-based political consultant who recently pled guilty to coordinating campaign spending between a congressional campaign and a political action committee served as the director of...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News