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I’ve been spending time analyzing Colorado lobbying data, and one of the inconsistencies is in how lobbying clients are characterized. The state has lobbyists submit the description of the business and the business type. But, again, lots of inconsistencies. So I’ve taken a couple of spins through 1,000-plus clients from 2017 to categorize the information more consistently. In many instances, I’ve used the classifications used by the Center for Responsive Politics if a federal lobbyist is also employed.
Curious about this week’s KUNC story on what lobbyists make? Here’s an explanation of how I analyzed the data.
Ads attacking President Trump’s DACA decision are airing in Colorado – funded by a nonprofit run by Steve Jobs’ widow.
Colorado’s congressional races could be a wild 2018 ride, with two (possibly three) open seats and some challenged incumbents.
Check out the statewide funding for statewide candidates in Colorado through June 30.
Check out this KUNC piece on self-funding candidates and their success, or lack thereof.