Lindsey Toomer

Lindsey Toomer

Lindsey Toomer covers politics, social justice and other stories for Newsline. She formerly reported on city government at the Denver Gazette and on Colorado mountain town government, education and environment at the Summit Daily News.

Incumbents reelected to U.S. House in 5 of 8 Colorado districts

By: - November 9, 2022

Five of Colorado’s U.S. Representatives were easily reelected to serve another term in the U.S. House, according to unofficial results.  Democratic Reps. Diana DeGette of the 1st Congressional District, Joe Neguse of the 2nd Congressional District and Jason Crow of the 6th Congressional District held onto their seats. So did Republican Reps. Ken Buck of […]

Democrats on their way to maintain control of Colorado Senate according to Wednesday results

By: - November 8, 2022

Colorado Republicans failed to take back control of the Colorado Senate in the midterm elections, with Democrats holding onto the chamber with a 23-12 majority, according to early unofficial election results Tuesday. The Republican Party saw the Colorado Senate as the most likely chance for the party to have a greater say in the state’s […]

Colorado election 2022

By: , , , and - November 8, 2022

Colorado Newsline journalists are following the latest news and results from the Colorado midterm elections on Nov. 8. On the ballot this year are races for U.S. Senate, governor, U.S. House, state Senate and House, secretary of state, attorney general, treasurer, 11 statewide ballot measures and other races and local issues. Newsline’s Voter Guide covers […]

Voting on Election Day? Here’s what Coloradans should know about casting a ballot.

By: - November 8, 2022

While over a million Coloradans have already submitted their 2022 midterm election ballots by mail, today is the last chance for those who want to have a voice in their government to vote in person or drop off their ballots.  Colorado voters will elect a U.S. senator as well as eight U.S. representatives, while a […]

Abortions in Colorado increase 33% following Dobbs decision

By: - November 2, 2022

A report tracking legal abortions since the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade shows a 33% increase in abortions in Colorado from April through August, the third-most of any state.  #WeCount, a national abortion reporting effort from the nonprofit Society of Family Planning, looks at how abortion access has changed by state since the […]

Congressional Democrats from Colorado ask Forest Service for $10 billion funding plan

By: - November 1, 2022

A group of Democratic U.S. senators and representatives from Colorado asked the U.S. Forest Service to create a plan for the $10 billion in funding the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and Inflation Reduction Act allocated for forest management and health.  In a letter addressed to Forest Service Chief Randy Moore Tuesday, U.S. Sens. Michael Bennet and […]

Colorado-based group that targets trans athletes in women’s sports seeks national influence

By: - October 31, 2022

A federal political action committee that targets the inclusion of transgender women in women’s sports donated the highest allowed monetary amount to three Republican candidates running to represent Colorado in the U.S. House of Representatives.  Nine PAC, formed in Colorado Springs, earned its name from Title IX — the federal law that prohibits sex-based discrimination […]

Sen. Hickenlooper cautions Fed against hiking interest rates again without understanding impacts

By: - October 27, 2022

U.S. Sen. John Hickenlooper of Colorado wrote a letter asking the Federal Reserve Board to pause an increase in interest rates Thursday out of concern for how recent increases will have negative consequences.   The Fed has increased interest rates five times since March in an attempt to control inflation, but Hickenlooper cautioned against raising rates […]

Colorado secretary of state emphasizes election security, voter rights ahead of Election Day

By: - October 26, 2022

Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold reminded Coloradans of their right to safely vote without interference Wednesday now that early voting is underway. “Colorado elections are accessible, secure, and transparent,” Griswold, a Democrat, said in a statement. “Voter intimidation is illegal. Any intimidation or harassment that interferes with voters’ right to make their voices heard […]

Voter Guide 2022: Key Colorado Senate races

By: and - October 19, 2022

Of the Colorado state Senate districts with an election in 2022, seven are viewed as competitive. Democrats have a 21-14 majority in the Senate, and Republicans are looking to those seven races as their best opportunity to claim a majority in one of the state Legislature’s two chambers. The Democrats’ majority in the state House […]

Two experienced Colorado legislators compete for key state Senate seat

By: - October 18, 2022

Colorado Senate District 11, which encompasses southeastern Colorado Springs, is the only competitive race for the state Senate that has two experienced major-party state legislators going head to head.   Whoever wins the District 11 election in November will likely be a deciding factor for which party controls the Senate. The race pits Republican state Sen. […]

Colorado ballots for 2022 general election are mailed out this week

By: - October 17, 2022

It’s time to start checking the mail, because ballots started going out this week across Colorado ahead of the 2022 general election in November.  According to a news release from the secretary of state’s office, county clerks must mail ballots to voters by Friday, Oct. 21.  Eligible voters can still register or make changes to […]