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Serving in the statehouse while running for Congress

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23min 50sec
Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite
Sen. Barbara Kirkmeyer prepares to rebut a climate bill on the last day of the legislative session. June 8, 2021.

Seven percent of the state legislature is currently running for Congress -- that's the largest number in recent years and it speaks to the many ways in which this is shaping up to a highly unusual year.

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Purplish is hosted by Bente Birkeland and Andrew Kenney, and edited by Megan Verlee with audio production by Pedro Lumbrano. Our executive producer is Rachel Estabrook. Brad Turner is CPR's head of audio innovations and composed our theme music.